News From the Nest

Women Recommitted in 2021

Some exciting recommitments for 2021!


Leadership group

Leadership Group is Back, Captain Hayley Osborne Vice Captains Jasmyn Lang and Jamie McCarthy All committed and will return In 2021 to Lead the team again in the Rebooted Inaugural Season.



Young guns

Tiana (TJ) Markey, Ruby Bartzis, Kasey Hodge, Tahlia Brander

The young are Back Products of the Junior Girls Programme will all make the step up to Women’s Football all Committing again for 2021.There are Multiple Top 3 BnFs between these 4 ensuring great success for the Whittlesea women’s team for years to come.



Stacey Norbury

Stacey Norbury Committed to 2021 after experiencing her 1st ever preseason and 1st ever Game in 2020, Stacey will be back and ready to go for 2021 after completing 2 Full Preseasons before her 1st ever full season.



Maddie Flavelle-Smith

Recruited from Mernda in 2020 the Aggressive CHF with a booming kick will return in 2021



Jacinta Waring-may

Recruited from South Morang in 2020 Jacinta will be returning in 2021 She can play anywhere on the
ground and will be a great asset to the team



Amanda (Softy) Laidlaw

Amanda (Softy) Signed has recommitted to the eagles in 2021 as Playing assistant coach She brings a
wealth of experience with her making her a valuable asset to the eagles in 2021.

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Vale Les Russell

Life Member and Local icon Les Russell's Funeral was held on Thursday 28th of January with upwards of 550 in attendence.

Les's achievments for the club are well known and include coaching five Premierships, one as Player/Coach and the other four coming in succession.

What those in attendance also heard was Les's involvement in almost every facit of the Whittlesea Community, most whilst still operating his butcher shop in the main street. Les was also involved in the local Kindergarden, formation of the Fire Brigade, Tennis Club, Pony Club, Yan Yean Cemetary, Schools, Cricket Club and the Bowling Club.

Les's efforts both within the club and in the general community is inspiring and its men like Les that we take for granted.

Les will be missed by all in Whittlesea and will be forever remembered as a treasured piece of the town fabric.

Jamie, Les, Jay & Luke Russell enjoying time together moments after the 2019 Premiership at Preston City Oval.

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2023 Coach Advertisement


Whittlesea Football Netball Club are seeking Expressions of Interest for the following coaching and club roles for the 2023 season.

• Senior Football Coach • Reserves Football Coach

• Under-19s Football Coach

• Women’s Football Coach

• Super’s Football Coach

• Head Netball Coach

• Football Operations Manager (Male & Female)

• Recruitment Manager (Male & Female)

Remuneration is available and negotiable upon knowledge, skills and experience.

Suitable interested candidates are encouraged to enquire in confidence, setting out appropriate qualifications and experience. Please contact Adrian Stewart on 0439 574 598 or email applications to

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