Round 5 - Teams & latest news

Fri 19th of May at 9:51 am Image

After a week off we head to Whittlesea tomorrow for what shapes as a real test against the in-form Eagles.


There are two changes to the senior side which won against Greensborough a fortnight ago. Experienced duo Hamish Paynter and Nick Lynch return replacing Reid Brandt (injured) and Brett Wilding.

Fans are welcome to jump aboard the bus to Whittlesea tomorrow morning leaving De Winton Park at 10am sharp (be there at 9.45am). After the game the bus will leave Whittlesea Showgrounds at 5.45pm to head to the Hobbs’ residence for beers & BBQ/hot dogs & party pies around the open fires (AFL footy will be on). We leave at 8.15pm and head back to De Winton Park for footy and the bar will be open.

Cost is $20 per head for bus up and back & BBQ (one way home $15 with BBQ/$10 trip up only). The cost for beers at Hobbs will be collected on the night; BYO spirits and wine. We can pick up and drop off en route such as Greensborough Rd/Plenty Rd.

RSVP Steve Doherty 0419 354 369 or email

This is close to a sellout … only a few places left (Friday, June 23). Cost is $80 and includes 2-course lunch, and pre-lunch drinks package (pots, wine, champagne, and soft drink). Guests must be seated by 12.30pm. Thereafter drinks at bar prices.
Contact Michael Lovett 0418 380979 or
Pay to BSB 633 000
AC 104020441
Put your name and “Swanny” on transaction.

Tonight Macleod 1 plays West Preston-Lakeside at RMIT at 8.10pm while Macleod 2 takes on West Ivanhoe, also at RMIT, at 9pm.

The club is seeking the services of a bar person to run the bar on match days, Thursday night training and functions as required. Ideally this position would suit someone who is retired, semi-retired or is available on the days as outlined. It is a paid position and you will receive assistance from club volunteers. Please call president Mark Lynch on 0418 557 362 if you are interested or know someone who would be suited to the job.

There are two coterie groups providing invaluable support for the club. The Golden Kangaroos will be run by Bryan Bottomley 0418 353 685 while the Kangas are under the stewardship of Bruce McDonald 0419 887 667.

We thank all our sponsors for their commitment in 2017. If you are interested in becoming an MFC sponsor at any level, see Damian Hurley.

See Richard Crockford for your supporter membership.

We have a big range of new club apparel. See Glenys Schubert.

SENIORS v Whittlesea, 2.10pm
B: O’Brien, Leggett, Schubert
HB: Bianchin, McKeown, Henkel
C: S. Doherty, Paynter, Jack Langford
HF: A. Doherty, Clark, J. White
F: Martin, Lynch, Corr
R: Long, Hobbs, L. Brandt
IC: Totino, Geary, Dowdle, H. Manuel

RESERVES v Whittlesea, 11.55am
B: Matt Milner, J. Wilding, Scott
HB: Lumsden, Joe Langford, Wanders
C: Pearce, Veszpremi, Woodhams
HF: Gaylor, Swainger, D. Doherty
F: Brannelly, B. Wilding, Michael Milner
R: Chiminello, T. White, Driscoll
IC: Hoare, J. Smith, Hesline, Parker, Brazzale, Wright
Emerg: Ryan, Gentz

UNDER-19 v Whittlesea, 9.40am
B: McGregor, Weir, Kantzidis
HB: Gordon, Smythe, T. Newbold
C: Cameron, K. Manuel, Grioli
HF: J. White, Pierce, Joyce
F: Ramsay, D. Brandt, Morgan
R: Plant, Condello, Latina
IC: Hall, M. Newbold, Harrington, Long, Wood, Aston