• PINES FOOTBALL NETBALL CLUB

    Since 1964 | 60 years strong

About the Pines Football Netball Club

Established in 1964, the Pines Football Netball Club has evolved into an important and well respected member of the Mornington Peninsula Netball Football League (MPNFL). As we celebrate 60 years of existence, we are not only proud of our many on field successes, but cherish the many great friendships that have been born at our club, and remain focused on providing a family friendly environment, that our members and supporters cherish.

Leave Your Mark On Our New Facility

The Pines Cricket Club & Pines Football Netball Club are thrilled to be receiving new Eric Bell Facilities in our 60th Year of operation! To commemorate the 60th Year, and also the establishment of new facilities, we are organising a Paver Fundraiser as a joint venture.

The named pavers will be laid around the new building ensuring that Pines’ Family names will forever be connected to the new clubrooms. The money raised will be used to fund the purchasing of new kitchen equipment, bar X 2 equipment & canteen equipment for the new facilities.

This is a fabulous opportunity to show your pride for the Pines and also support raising the funds for the needed equipment. You can purchase a single paver for $150 or a Double paver for $250.

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PINES FOOTBALL NETBALL CLUB 1964 β€οΈπŸ’šπŸ

Perseverance, resilience and willingness to have a go. These are attributes that Pines FNC have demonstrated in spades over and over in its’ 60 year history. This week we want to showcase the attributes through the lens of the Netball group.

Although only fielding teams within the football competition architecture in 2011 many of those understanding the history of Netball in Frankston will recall watching Pines Women's Netball on the various (ashphalt) courts in earlier iterations, under Frankston & Districts competition. To those that took on the Inaugural year in setting up, recruiting, administration, uniforms and competing the club is indebted.

Attached are some meticulous history notes by our revered historian, Paul Williams Senior. These notes are from 2011 to 2015 and tell a story. By the look of the admin it appears that Danielle Saunders & Judy Stephens played huge roles in getting the teams started.
Initial squads covered both A and B games (not at once although I could be mistaken) with only Carla Middleton (is this who I think it is?), Emma Messina, Jacquie Boyland, Shona Ramsdale and Amanda Riley playing A Grade exclusively. Taschelle Archer was the mainstay of goal shooting and a young Ash Boyle featured well. Others to compete in the inaugural year included Kate Eagle, Lauren Keillor, Chris Kusli, Melissa Mailing, Renae Narburgh, and Rebecca Symington. All the stats are in the pictures, where we won only one game in each of A and B grades but pushed many teams in the competition for a great first year up. And a big congratulations to Carla Middleton who won the A grade B&F and the heart of Pines Premiership Captain, Beau Hendry. πŸ™‚

Noting those still involved in the club. Danielle, who is heavily involved in organising for the 60th Anniversary, where we want as many of the early years of netball to come and be celebrated with the current group and broader club. Ash Boyle, now Wilcox and a young mum, is still playing having notched up games life membership - prior to pregnancy. Lauren (Loz) Keillor has taken her experience over to Women's Football and has been a significant asset to starting the Women's team in 2021. (We will come back to this feat). Emma Messina together with Carla Hendry are ensconced in administration and resurrection of the Pines Junior Football Club. Shona Ramsdale, along with Danielle is supporting the Pines Cricket club through administration and game days. This is a demonstration of what emerges from a group dedicated to a cause which has become a core strength of the club. If you want to see proof, head over to the courts from 9am on a Saturday home game and see the numbers. Amazing work which translates to building womens sport/teams and inclusive culture of the club.

In 2012 Sarah Drain and Carla Hendry were added to the list making an immediate impact. Other new recruits to strengthen the depth included Kylie Johnson, Fiona Hale, Jodie Stephens, Kristy Beal while a C grade was added to ensure we encouraged.and supported the growth. Players such as Bree Sutton, Erin McPherson, Chantelle Morrisey and Ashlee Perry were the mainstay of C grade.

These early years started to achieve success. In 2013 all 3 grades made the finals, and followed this up similarly in 2014. Sarah Drain won the A grade league B&F in 2013 as Pines netball achieved 3rd placing on the club championship list. In 2014 Nat Plane took out the C grade league B&F and Pones were voted the most disciplined club. A grade team of the year included Sarah Drain as wing attack and Rania Waller as goal keeper.

In 2016, a mere 5 years on. D grade was added as a development team. The netball has been a lesson in start up, and managing growth. While not achieving premierships as the more decorated players at Edi/Asp and others have been able, the perseverance and ability to turn up is the envy of many, but for us, it’s all about pride and love for the club and what it represents.

This could not have been more exampled than in 2022 when upon the eve of the season A grade players left in an unscrupulous coup, by a former coach. This made it impossible to field an A grade team. Believe it or not some club Presidents, were suggesting that Pines should lose football game points for each game it doesn’t field an A Grade Netball team. These events had a benefit in that we won the admiration of Shelley Haynes, a Victorian State netball playing and administrative representative. Shelley agreed to coach the club and was a strong advocate at Presidents meetings where ironically, suddenly some Presidents were suddenly interested in Netball - having been an absent agenda on Presidents meetings. That Shelley and the group dug in and ensured A grade were able to field a team in the second half of the year was a highlight for the club in resilience. Since that time the Netball has not looked back adding a 17s & Under team in 2023.

In rounding off the Netball story to it’s current status, this is an integral part of who we are and how we present as a club. Netball, Women's Football & Junior Football are interconnected in this club in a way that is as it should be. The pathways created, and the inclusive culture, positions the club as a destination club for families and players to belong to a community that has their back.

There’s a similar story with the Women’s Football Team, who have found a winning formula after forming in 2021 - but that’s for next week.

Please get your tickets to the Pines 60th Anniversary on Sunday the 9th of June at the Frankston Arts Centre. It is looking to be huge. The club has positioned photographers and story recorders so we can get around and pick up stories that may have never before been told, or we once knew but have forgotten. This is more than just another event. Please come along and be part of history. And while on the subject of history - if there are any errors or omissions in the above please let us know via the comments so we are able to correct for now and future generations.

Go Pines

Jeff Svigos
(Past PFNC Player, President & current Club Historian) πŸπŸ’šβ™₯️
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PINES FOOTBALL NETBALL CLUB  1964 β€οΈπŸ’šπŸ

Perseverance, resilience and willingness to have a go. These are attributes that Pines FNC have demonstrated in spades over and over in its’ 60 year history. This week we want to showcase the attributes through the lens of the Netball group.

Although only fielding teams within the football competition architecture in 2011 many of those understanding the history of Netball in Frankston will recall watching Pines Womens Netball on the various (ashphalt) courts in earlier iterations, under Frankston & Districts competition. To those that took on the Inaugural year in setting up, recruiting, administration, uniforms and competing the club is indebted.

Attached are some meticulous history notes by our revered historian, Paul Williams Senior. These notes are from 2011 to 2015 and tell a story. By the look of the admin it appears that Danielle Saunders & Judy Stephens played huge roles in getting the teams started. 
Initial squads covered both A and B games (not at once although I could be mistaken) with only Carla Middleton (is this who I think it is?), Emma Messina, Jacquie Boyland, Shona Ramsdale and Amanda Riley playing A Grade exclusively. Taschelle Archer was the mainstay of goal shooting and a young Ash Boyle featured well. Others to compete in the inaugural year included Kate Eagle, Lauren Keillor, Chris Kusli, Melissa Mailing, Renae Narburgh, and Rebecca Symington. All the stats are in the pictures, where we won only one game in each of A and B grades but pushed many teams in the competition for a great first year up. And a big congratulations to Carla Middleton who won the A grade B&F and the heart of Pines Premiership Captain, Beau Hendry. πŸ™‚

Noting those still involved in the club. Danielle, who is heavily involved in organising for the 60th Anniversary, where we want as many of the early years of netball to come and be celebrated with the current group and broader club. Ash Boyle, now Wilcox and a young mum, is still playing having notched up games life membership - prior to pregnancy. Lauren (Loz) Keillor has taken her experience over to Womens Football and has been a significant asset to starting the Womens team in 2021. (We will come back to this feat). Emma Messina together with Carla Hendry are ensconced in administration and resurrection of the Pines Junior Football Club. Shona Ramsdale, along with Danielle is supporting the Pines Cricket club through administration and game days. This is a demonstration of what emerges from a group dedicated to a cause which has become a core strength of the club. If you want to see proof, head over to the courts from 9am on a Saturday home game and see the numbers. Amazing work which translates to building womens sport/teams and inclusive culture of the club.

In 2012 Sarah Drain and Carla Hendry were added to the list making an immediate impact. Other new recruits to strengthen the depth included Kylie Johnson, Fiona Hale, Jodie Stephens, Kristy Beal while a C grade was added to ensure we encouraged.and supported the growth. Players such as Bree Sutton, Erin McPherson, Chantelle Morrisey and Ashlee Perry were the mainstay of C grade.

These early years started to achieve success. In 2013 all 3 grades made the finals, and followed this up similarly in 2014. Sarah Drain won the A grade league B&F in 2013 as Pines netball achieved 3rd placing on the club championship list. In 2014 Nat Plane took out the C grade league B&F and Pones were voted the most disciplined club. A grade team of the year included Sarah Drain as wing attack and Rania Waller as goal keeper.

In 2016, a mere 5 years on. D grade was added as a development team. The netball has been a lesson in start up, and managing growth. While not achieving premierships as the more decorated players at Edi/Asp and others have been able, the perseverance and ability to turn up is the envy of many, but for us, it’s all about pride and love for the club and what it represents.

This could not have been more exampled than in 2022 when upon the eve of the season A grade players left in an unscrupulous coup, by a former coach. This made it impossible to field an A grade team. Believe it or not some club Presidents, were suggesting that Pines should lose football game points for each game it doesn’t field an A Grade Netball team. These events had a benefit in that we won the admiration of Shelley Haynes, a Victorian State netball playing and administrative representative. Shelley agreed to coach the club and was a strong advocate at Presidents meetings where ironically, suddenly some Presidents were suddenly interested in Netball - having been an absent agenda on Presidents meetings. That Shelley and the group dug in and ensured A grade were able to field a team in the second half of the year was a highlight for the club in resilience. Since that time the Netball has not looked back adding a 17s & Under team in 2023.

In rounding off the Netball story to it’s current status, this is an integral part of who we are and how we present as a club. Netball, Womens Football & Junior Football are interconnected in this club in a way that is as it should be. The pathways created, and the inclusive culture, positions the club as a destination club for families and players to belong to a community that has their back.

There’s a similar story with the Women’s Football Team, who have found a winning formula after forming in 2021 - but that’s for next week.

Please get your tickets to the Pines 60th Anniversary on Sunday the 9th of June at the Frankston Arts Centre. It is looking to be huge. The club has positioned photographers and story recorders so we can get around and pick up stories that may have never before been told, or we once knew but have forgotten. This is more than just another event. Please come along and be part of history. And while on the subject of history - if there are any errors or omissions in the above please let us know via the comments so we are able to correct for now and future generations.

Go Pines 

Jeff Svigos 
(Past PFNC Player, President & current Club Historian) πŸπŸ’šβ™₯️Image attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

ROUND 8️⃣ UPDATE! β€οΈπŸ’š

Pines Football Netball Club V Sorrento Football Netball Club

β˜€οΈ What a lovely day for a trip down the Peninsula! The sun was shining and there was a plethora of sport to play & watch!

πŸš—πŸš™ We travelled as a team and, because our women's team played at the same ground last night, it felt like we were almost all there together up on the Sorrento hill.

πŸ‰ Our Women kicked things off with a morale boosting win. As we noted last night, Sorrento are only in their first season of football but our girls played the whole match at full speed- never letting the pressure weaken. It was a complete team performance. So proud!

🏐 Our Netballers had a very positive day with the 17 & Unders, D Grade & C Grade all coming away with fabulous wins! Our B and A Graders were also very competitive and the improvement from last year to now is very impressive. Hats off to Sorrento, who have a very proud and highly skilled A Grade side! We have so much to be proud of.

πŸ‰ Our 19s lost the game in the first quarter, they went into 1/4 time with a 5 goal deficit. After this point it was anyone's game but losing crucial moments in the last quarter stopped us from getting over the line.

πŸ‰ Our Reserves started strongly and, to Sorrento's credit, matched our score by 1/2 time. It was a tussle from this point on and we luckily finished on the right side at the end of the match....a very close 1 point win!

πŸ‰ Our Senior Men went into today's game knowing that they needed to play at their best to beat a highly fancied side in Sorrento. Come out and play they most certainly did- leading for most of the match and drilling quite a few goals in the last to solidify the win!

β™‘ Overall it was a great day of community sport and, like always, our matches against Sorrento are always competitive, hard fought and entertaining to play and watch!

πŸ‘ We thank Sorrento for their hospitality......it is always a pleasure to head down your way!

We also thank the Umpires for adjudicating the matches all day!
Southern Umpires Association Netball Umpires
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ROUND 8️⃣ UPDATE! β€οΈπŸ’š

 Pines Football Netball Club V Sorrento Football Netball Club 

β˜€οΈ What a lovely day for a trip down the Peninsula! The sun was shining and there was a plethora of sport to play & watch!

πŸš—πŸš™ We travelled as a team and, because our womens team played at the same ground last night, it felt like we were almost all there together up on the Sorrento hill. 

πŸ‰ Our Women kicked things off with a morale boosting win. As we noted last night, Sorrento are only in their first season of football but our girls played the whole match at full speed- never letting the pressure weaken. It was a complete team performance. So proud!

🏐 Our Netballers had a very positive day with the 17 & Unders, D Grade & C Grade all coming away with fabulous wins! Our B and A Graders were also very competitive and the improvement from last year to now is very impressive. Hats off to Sorrento, who have a very proud and highly skilled A Grade side! We have so much to be proud of.

πŸ‰ Our 19s lost the game in the first quarter, they went into 1/4 time with a 5 goal deficit. After this point it was anyones game but losing crucial moments in the last quarter stopped us from getting over the line.

πŸ‰ Our Reserves started strongly and, to Sorrentos credit, matched our score by 1/2 time. It was a tussle from this point on and we luckily finished on the right side at the end of the match....a very close 1 point win!

πŸ‰ Our Senior Men went into todays game knowing that they needed to play at their best to beat a highly fancied side in Sorrento. Come out and play they most certainly did- leading for most of the match and drilling quite a few goals in the last to solidify the win!

β™‘ Overall it was a great day of community sport and, like always, our matches against Sorrento are always competitive, hard fought and entertaining to play and watch!

πŸ‘ We thank Sorrento for their hospitality......it is always a pleasure to head down your way!

We also thank the Umpires for adjudicating the matches all day!
Southern Umpires Association Netball UmpiresImage attachment

🐍 Pines Football Netball Club V Sorrento Sharks 🦈

What a great way to start the weekend of sport for the club! πŸ‘πŸ‘

Our Women travelled down the Peninsula tonight to take on Sorrento FNC in the SHARKS first season of Women's football.
🦈

Our girls have been in this heavy defeat position many times, so this is not a negative vibe towards Sorrento, but what a fabulous win for our girls. β€οΈπŸ’š

This is what happens when you build on a foundation of years of hard work and start to develop from that! 🚧

We are so proud of you all and, come on to the rest of us, let's take this momentum into tomorrow's Netball & Football matches, also against the SHARKS! βœ…
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🐍 Pines Football Netball Club V Sorrento Sharks 🦈

What a great way to start the weekend of sport for the club! πŸ‘πŸ‘

Our Women travelled down the Peninsula tonight to take on Sorrento FNC in the SHARKS first season of Womens football.
🦈

Our girls have been in this heavy defeat position many times, so this is not a negative vibe towards Sorrento, but what a fabulous win for our girls. β€οΈπŸ’š

This is what happens when you build on a foundation of years of hard work and start to develop from that! 🚧

We are so proud of you all and, come on to the rest of us, lets take this momentum into tomorrows Netball & Football matches, also against the SHARKS! βœ…

β™‘ VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION WEEK POST β™‘
A huge shout out to all of our amazing volunteers!

𝑻𝑯𝑨𝑡𝑲 𝒀𝑢𝑼!! β€οΈπŸ’šβœ…

We have a fabulous formal committee of Doc, Ash, Jackie, Brenda, Brad, Linda, Kelly & Loz and we have so many people who do their piece of the work on top of that!

Jackson is always there to do his bit, Lyll manages the canteen, Barb manages the BBQ, Darcy & her team manage Socials and Coggo & the team of Jeff, Rick, Stevie and Woolla manage the Past Players group. There are many others who work on the BBQ, in the canteen & behind the scenes!

We also have plenty of volunteers ensuring our 5 Netball Teams & 4 Football Teams take the field every week! Whether that be running water, training, running out messages to players, assisting the coaches, holding the board, taking stats, being court supervisor, running the boundary, waving the flags, scoring, team managing....the list goes on......we really value every one of you and appreciate all that you do.

People know their roles and stay in their lanes....and gee this makes the running of the club so seamless and stress free! Our volunteers are honest, open minded & ACE!!

β™‘ VOLUNTEER ANNOUNCEMENT β™‘
We are very lucky to announce that former President and all round nice guy, Terry Bashford, has jumped back into the world of volunteering by putting his hand up to be the new clubrooms facilities manager! He will oversee the Eric Bell Pavilion and assist the club to keep it at its peak condition all year round! He has his little band of mates to assist and, we have no doubt, the rooms are in very safe hands with this crew!! 🚧

Terry has already made his presence felt during induction this week by asking the most questions, taking the most notes and making the comment of the day 'IF SOMETHING GOES WRONG.....DON'T TOUCH ANYTHING!!!!' Yes sir!!

There will lots of opportunities to support the club moving forward- even in small ways- so please get in touch if you are interested!

For today however......we say THANKS!!!!
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β™‘ VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION WEEK POST β™‘
A huge shout out to all of our amazing volunteers!

𝑻𝑯𝑨𝑡𝑲 𝒀𝑢𝑼!! β€οΈπŸ’šβœ…

We have a fabulous formal committee of Doc, Ash, Jackie, Brenda, Brad, Linda, Kelly & Loz and we have so many people who do their piece of the work on top of that! 

Jackson is always there to do his bit, Lyll manages the canteen, Barb manages the BBQ, Darcy & her team manage Socials and Coggo & the team of Jeff, Rick, Stevie and Woolla manage the Past Players group. There are many others who work on the BBQ, in the canteen & behind the scenes!

We also have plenty of volunteers ensuring our 5 Netball Teams & 4 Football Teams take the field every week! Whether that be running water, training, running out messages to players, assisting the coaches, holding the board, taking stats, being court supervisor, running the boundary, waving the flags, scoring, team managing....the list goes on......we really value every one of you and appreciate all that you do.

People know their roles and stay in their lanes....and gee this makes the running of the club so seamless and stress free! Our volunteers are honest, open minded & ACE!!

β™‘ VOLUNTEER ANNOUNCEMENT β™‘
We are very lucky to announce that former President and all round  nice guy, Terry Bashford, has jumped back into the world of volunteering by putting his hand up to be the new clubrooms facilities manager! He will oversee the Eric Bell Pavilion and assist the club to keep it at its peak condition all year round! He has his little band of mates to assist and, we have no doubt, the rooms are in very safe hands with this crew!! 🚧

Terry has already made his presence felt during induction this week by asking the most questions, taking the most notes and making the comment of the day IF SOMETHING GOES WRONG.....DONT TOUCH ANYTHING!!!! Yes sir!!

There will lots of opportunities to support the club moving forward- even in small ways- so please get in touch if you are interested!

For today however......we say THANKS!!!!Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

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Round 8 ❀️🐍

GO GATTY β™₯οΈπŸ’šπŸ‘
Having a great season- Gatty brings such a high level of skill and commitment to our club! Quiet, unassuming & loyal….keep chasing your best footy self Jarrod Gatt! We are so proud of your development! πŸ‘β™₯οΈπŸ’š
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GO GATTY β™₯οΈπŸ’šπŸ‘
Having a great season- Gatty brings such a high level of skill and commitment to our club! Quiet, unassuming & loyal….keep chasing your best footy self Jarrod Gatt! We are so proud of your development! πŸ‘β™₯οΈπŸ’šImage attachmentImage attachment+6Image attachment
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