President’s Message

Merry Christmas & Season’s Greetings to all the Coburg Football Club Family!

I hope you and your family are all safe and well. It has certainly been an historic year for all the wrong reasons around the world. Firstly, our thoughts go out to any of the Coburg FC Family who have lost loved ones during this time, the year has been more difficult for you than most and we are sincerely thinking of you.

Yes, the impact has been felt financially and emotionally by us all, though we hope this festive season is the time to come together as Families and put the year behind us and focus on the positive times ahead.

There have been so many positive news stories coming out of Coburg FC this year that have been shared on our various Social Media channels, to recap:

  • Coburg FC have been granted a license to participate in the VFL/East Coast 2021 competition! This will see us take the Coburg brand and those of our sponsors to NSW & Queensland as part of the biggest second tier competition in Australia.
  • Coburg have finally established a Women’s team to play in the South Eastern Women’s Football League in 2021! A huge thanks to the Women’s team led by Liam Cavanagh and the players for their enthusiasm and commitment!
  • Coburg Junior and FIDA teams will return in 2021! Many thanks to Angela and Piero for their time and passion.
  • The new facilities and grandstand at Piranha Park are on schedule and looking amazing! For the latest pics, please head to our website. 2021 will be a whole new spectator experience for all our Members, we cannot wait to host our first Home game in 2021!
  • Player retention and new signings – We cannot thank our Men’s playing group enough for not only staying positive throughout the year, but in also committing to the 2021 season and the incredible journey we are on. To our new recruits, thank you for believing in the vision that our Club has for the future and welcome to the Coburg FC Family. Our Leadership Group have done an amazing job in keeping the team positive and focused!
  • Coaching Group – Coburg FC are so fortunate to have not only great Coaches leading our team, but genuine, sincere, caring individuals who want nothing but the best for our players and Club. Led by Andrew Sturgess, we cannot thank them all enough for recommitting to our Club for 2021!

I also wish to convey my appreciation for the very professional support I have received from the entire Board and from our General Manager Sebastian Spagnuolo. I want to take this opportunity to thank my fellow Directors for their on-going involvement and rising to the challenges that this year brought. All our Board Members have active roles within the Club, and it was a delight to see our Board run in a professional and effective manner throughout the year.

To our valued Sponsors, your support is everything. As businesses, you have all been impacted by the lock down this year. The commitment you have all shown and the support you give to the Club both financially and physically has ensured the viability of Coburg within the new look VFL East Coast competition in 2021. As a Club, we look forward to sharing future success with you!

Our Members & Volunteers are the heart and soul of the football club, to see it firsthand this year in various forms despite playing no games, has been amazing. From the Men’s, Women’s, and Juniors programs, they would not be able to operate without your support. Once again, I wish to take this opportunity to thank you all for your incredible support of the Coburg Football Club. We have some of the most passionate and vocal Members & Volunteers in the VFL, we look forward to welcoming you to our new home in 2021 as part of our 130th Birthday celebrations and playing a brand of football that will give you something to roar about!

A special mention to those at the Moreland City Council, the Victorian State Government and the AFL who have assisted our Club in ensuring its viability and growth moving forward. And to our fellow standalone VFL Clubs who have all worked together collectively to keep our history alive as we move forward in this exciting new look competition!

I wish all the Coburg FC family the very best for the festive season and I hope you will find the time to relax and spend time with your family and friends throughout Christmas and the New Year.

We are a family at Coburg FC, and families grow and stick together, so should you need to reach out at any time please drop me a line to my email president@coburgfc.com.au

Go Burgers!

Matt Price


Coburg Football Club