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This weekend is an exciting time for the club, our seniors take on traditional rivals Heathmont for the Parker Family Cup in a night game on Friday as they look to start the season 3-0. While our under 19s and reserves take on Heathmont on Saturday. The division one senior women’s season will start this weekend, but our women’s team have a bye to start the year. After a dominant 2021 that resulted in the premiership, our women’s team now move up to division one as they again seek a successful year. Their first home game will be against Rowville at home on Saturday 30 April.  Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers who helped out at our first home game, the support of our volunteers is incredible. That being said, we need more support so that the same people aren’t being stretched each week. If you are able to lend a hand on game day, please contact myself or head to the bar or tent on a Saturday. Whether you are able to help for the whole day or for an hour, any help goes a long way to make the day easier on everyone. So if you have free time on game, please let us know and give a hand. We will have a merchandise and membership stall set up in the social rooms for our next home game on 30 April, so if you need any club gear for the season, make sure you head upstairs. Thanks to Rick George for organising the band for after our first home game, it was great to have the rooms busy after the game. Our rooms will be open for awards after our home games so please hang around. The bar will remain open after the game. Our juniors kicked off their season last weekend with our under 13s going down by less than a goal after being promoted to B division and our under 12s started the season with an 88 point win. A fantastic start for our competitive teams! We also had other junior teams play on the day but there is no scoring for the lower age groups. Auskick will also begin next Friday night. The growth of the junior club continues each year and we are expecting another big year with our auskick program and junior teams. Growing the juniors remains a key focus for the club.Thank you to long time supporter and sponsor Terry ‘Duck’ Ducatt who has been named our number one ticket holder in 2022. Duck has sponsored the club for over 25 years and has been a key supporter of our netball teams.Our seniors will be wearing a special ANZAC jersey for the game against Heathmont on Friday. This jersey has been developed in conjunction with the Ringwood RSL and we thank them for their support. The RSL will be holding a dawn service at the Ringwood clocktower at 6am on Monday 25 April. Please head down in your club gear and support the RSL. ANZAC badges can be purchased from the club bar with all proceeds going to the RSLs legacy appeal. Friday - H.E. Parker ReserveSeniors - 7.00pmSaturday - H.E. Parker ReserveReserves  - 12.30pmUnder 19's - 2.20pmGo Redbacks!!Jake KeoghRingwood FNC President 



Senior Men

Our first home game for the year in front of our new club rooms. The first qtr was a scrappy affair as both teams tried to gain the ascendancy in the contest. When we were able to win the contest and get some flow in our ball movement we were able to give our forwards are good look at put Mulgrave’s defence under pressure. We went to the first break 9 pts up. In the second quarter Mulgrave really lifted their work rate around the ground  and their pressure at the contest. This resulted in us having to lift our work rate and pressure which we weren’t able to do. Which was disappointing. We went to half time 2 points up. The third quarter was another scrappy affair as both defences held firm and made scoring hard to come by. Once again Mulgrave’s pressure around the contest was telling as they continued to win in tight. Two points separated us at three quarter time. In the last quarter. We were able to put Mulgrave’s defence under pressure as we continued to work hard to lock it in our forward half. We just couldn’t put the scoreboard pressure on and this allowed Mulgrave to stay in the game. The end result was a tight 10point win. This game was not one of our better ones, but to walk away with the four points while not at our best is always pleasing.Go Redbacks!!Brett RoweSenior Coach

Senior Women

One week to go!!!The women's competition kicks off this week but our girls have a bye so will have to wait another week before getting out there with the Redback's jumper on for the 2022 season!I can assure you we're ready and the girls cannot wait!!Go Redbacks!! Darren AshcroftWomen’s Senior Coach


Leading into the Mulgrave game we knew we were going to have a tough game on our hands with only being able to name 16 players on Thursday night, however come Saturday we had a full team and we asked the team to “expect the unexpected” And sure enough, with a great start from all the fellas we were right in the game at the first two breaks, coming out after half time with some belief and some great individual efforts, the boys put it all on the field. Sadly come the last quarter it became obvious we had run out of legs and unfortunately as we had no bench to rotate anymore,  Mulgrave kicked away to have a 6 goal win over us in the end.  All in all it was a great effort from our fellas and again with some more training and some returning numbers after Easter, the future will be much better and something to look forward to.Go Redbacks!! 

AkkaReserve’s coach

Under 19's

Round 1It was finally good to back after another interrupted season in 2021. After another good off season, we recruited well and added 8 new players. Welcome to the club!

Tom Murfett, Lachie Stewart, Noah Adkins, Jacob and Jeremy Broad all from North Ringwood. Jesse McCarthy from Doncaster and Willis Stamation and Jack Sargeant from East Ringwood.

Our first-round game against The Basin was our first real hit out together as a group, although we didn’t get the start we were looking for we took a lot of positives out of the game.Best Players: J McCarthy, E Rorke, J Pritchard, J Sanders, J Stone

Round 2

Our second game saw us back at home against Mulgrave. We started well kicking into a slight breeze and our ball movement was excellent which gave us good looks going forward, kicking the first two of the game and into quarter time with a 5-point lead. 

The second quarter Mulgrave had most of the play and with the use of the wind our back six worked well only allowing three goals for the quarter. We had plenty of opportunities into the wind but just couldn’t quite put it on the scoreboard and went into half time down by 9 points. Third quarter was the difference and although we had the wind we didn’t make the most of our opportunities whilst in the final quarter Mulgrave did, eventually running out 29 point winners.

Best Players : T Murfett, L Stewart, Jacob Broad, J Sanders, C George.

Go Redbacks!! Adam WaughUnder 19s coach


Our netball ladies have had a great start to the season! Both White and Black are currently 2-0 and sitting within the top 4 on the ladder. 

Round 3 this week:

White vs Coldstream at 7.45pm H.E. Parker court 2

Black vs Nunawading at 8.35pm Oxley court 1Thanks AbbeyGo Redbacks!!

Thursday nights at JubileeCome down for a bite to eat and hear the awards from the previous week and also the teams for Saturday's games.On the menu this week: Spaghetti Carbonara, Garlic Bread & Desert


The Ringwood RSL are again our junior clubs principal partner in 2022. The RSL is a genuine community club that focuses on developing a strong and connected community.We will be partnering with them this year for our ANZAC jerseys to be worn against Heathmont this weekend. We are also supporting them to sell ANZAC badges to raise money for the legacy appeal. The RSL supports the community through their discounted meals, fundraising efforts and support of other community organisations such as our club. So make sure you head down to the RSL for a meal to support them. The RSL will also be holding a dawn service at the Ringwood clocktower on Monday April 25 at 6am. After the service the RSL will be open for a BBQ breakfast. Please make sure you head to the service and support the RSL on that day and all others.



Keep an eye out for upcoming social events and functions at the club.The first player function will be at the end of May.The Footy Ball will be hosted at our sponsor The Bungalow in their rooftop event space - Hyde. we're super excited about this years event so keep an eye of for ticket information.  Full events calendar will be released in the coming weeks, but to be sure you don’t miss out get these dates in your diary!


Saturday 14th May - Redbacks DiscoSaturday 9th July - Redbacks Footy Ball

We thank our 2022 partners for their continued support!
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