In memoriam: two legends…

It is with great sadness that we are to acknowledge the recent passing of two of our Life Members: Ron Weatherhead & Bill Tait, both legends of Eastbourne Football Club. We wish to pass on our condolences to both of their families.

Bill Pllu has advised me that Ron Weatherhead, one of our Life Members and founding members of our Club has passed away (at the ripe old age of 92). Ron died a couple of last week. Ron was one of the three founding members who the ‘WWW’ cup was named after.  

Ron Weatherhead at 50th Anniversary cutting the cake
Ron Weatherhead cutting the club’s 50th Anniversary cake

Ron lived with his wife, Ena, in Days Bay. I remember Ron and Ena pitching up to our 50th Anniversary a couple of years ago and Ron cutting the 50th anniversary cake. Ron’s daughter, Liz Pllu, and his son, Nick Weatherhead (who also played for the club and were exceptional players) were also at the 50th Anniversary in 2018.

Ena & Ron Weatherhead
Ena & Ron Weatherhead

It is the aim of the club to erect a small trophy cabinet in the ESSC club rooms to treasure and display our WWW Cup and recently awarded cups to show our appreciation for the achievements of our players both old and new.

Mike Andrews
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Junior Tournaments & BBQ

Pak'n'Save Petone, BBQ Sponsor
Thanks to PAK’n’SAVE Petone for sponsoring our BBQ sausage sizzle.

The first of two days of tournaments was a tremendous success last Sunday 31st March. The second Sunday will be the 7th April.

We enjoyed pitch perfect conditions with glorious weather for the first EFC Junior Tournament of 2019. Thanks to all the coaches, players and parents who turned out for a fantastic and fun football fiesta.

Some of our Junior teams were finding their feet for the first time and as the day drew on they developed team chemistry and confidence.

Split across both Bishop’s Park and William’s Park, the tournament players and parents enjoyed extra energy from the brilliant BBQs at both locations.

Many thanks to all the volunteers who helped the sausages to sizzle. Also a HUGE THANK YOU to PAK’nSAVE PETONE for providing the kai.

A second thrilling day of football fever will excite Eastbourne this Sunday the 7th April as the players battle it out. Come on down to William’s & Bishop’s Parks and snaffle a sausage sizzle or a BBQ burger.

EFC Junior Tournament Sunday 7th April.

Don’t forget, Saturday 6th April is the first day of the 2019 season (except First Kicks). Don’t Miss Out. Set your alarms for Saturday morning!

Go the Mariners!

This season we have joined with Stop Out and Petone to create a 14th grade team that plays in the highly competitive JPL. A new crest and kit have been designed for this new team to represent the three parent clubs and we wish them all the best for a successful season.