The East Burwood Football Club is a community-based club fostering the game of Australian Rules football. The Clubs home ground is the East Burwood Reserve, which is located between Blackburn & Springvale Roads on Burwood Highway, East Burwood. Melways Reference 62 B7.
The Club was formed in 1910 and in 1911 began playing in the Box Hill Reporter District Football Association. In those days East Burwood was an extremely rural area of mainly fruit and flower growers who also produced an abundance of footballers. As all clubs do, our club has seen so many families names like Fankhauser, Tainton, Mullens, help build the family tradition on which the club is still founded today. Indeed the senior Best & Fairest recipient is now awarded the Colin Tainton Medal. You will find a road named after this family across the road from the ground.
The family values and succession on which EBFC was founded have helped make our club one of the most respected metropolitan clubs in Australia. East Burwood has been a highly successful club winning premierships in almost every decade since its inception. The first premiership came in 1929 and was followed by triumphs in 1930 in the Scoresby District Football Association, 1932 and 1933 in the Federal League. During the war years 1939-1945, only a limited season was played and no individual awards or premierships were given.
EBFC who has also taken on the name of the RAMS, has now won 18 senior premierships with 12 being in the EDFL or now known as the EFL. In the last half of last century, our club has won a premiership in every decade. This is an outstanding record and one of which we can all be duly proud.
The club has also made an impact at AFL level with many of our players over the years being selected to play in the U’18 TAC Competition with the Eastern Rangers and Oakleigh Chargers.
During this time the club has come up with some fantastic ideas and innovative plans to ensure the strength of the club continues long in to the future.
One of the main areas the club was looking to improve on was the way in which it was currently communicating with its players, members, supporters and sponsors.
With a forward thinking and a dynamic board the club was actively pursuing different methods which would enable them to improve on their existing communication channels.
After conducting a review of all the options available to them the club is pleased to announce the release of their first ever native mobile phone app for the iPhone.
The app will be branded in the famous black and white of the East Burwood Football Club and the content available to users in the app will contain information about the club.
No longer will you have to worry about missing out on news or information about the East Burwood Football Club as the app will serve as your number one source of information about the club!
The type of information available to you when you download this app are as follows:
- Latest News
- Team news
- Training and much much more
To make sure you stay in touch with absolutely everything to do with the club, download the app now!