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Notice of Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that an Annual General Meeting of the Killarney Vale Australian Football Club Inc. Central Coast Bombers, will be held on Saturday 9th December 2023, in the KVAFC Clubrooms at Adelaide Street Oval, Tumbi Umbi, commencing at 11:00am.


1.  Attendance - Confirmation
2.  Minutes of Previous AGM - Confirmation
3.  Committee Reports - Presentation & Acceptance
4.  Office-bearers - Election
5.  Financial Statements - Presentation & Acceptance
6.  Closure

Nominations in writing are now called for to fill the following Committee positions and are to reach the Secretary seven (7) days before the scheduled AGM, namely:

• President
• Vice-President
• Secretary
• Treasurer
• Ordinary Member (4 positions)

Nominations are to be submitted via email, which may be done so separately by the Nominator, Seconder and the Nominee and should be addressed to:

Authorised by the Executive Committee of the KVAFC

FOLLOWING the AGM there will be opportunity for informal discussion and appointments to ex officio positions within the Club.

Junior Football Operations Positions Confirmed

Killarney Vale AFC have confirmed the appointments of the Junior Football Operations positions for the 2024 season.
Claire Kelderman has been appointed to the newly created Junior Football Managers Position.
She will be assisted by Adam Demir who is the Junior Football Coordinator for the U15's & U17's whilst Rod McRobie will be the Junior Football Coordinator for U11's & U13's.
The Auskick Coordinator position is still vacant and if you are interested in this role please contact the club on .
We will Claire, Adam & Rod all the best in their new roles.

Junior Registration is now open for the 2024 season We will be fielding

teams in all age groups in both boys and girls! For kids turning 8 - 17

years old in 2024 please register for Junior Football via this link:

For kids turning 5 - 7 years old in 2024 please register for Auskick via

this link

If you have any questions, or you're unsure about registration, or

whether your child will be in auskick or Junior football, please contact

our Junior Football Manager at

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Senior Women's Training Starts Tonight

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Senior Coaches Confirmed

The Killarney vale AFC are pleased to confirm the reappointed of Jimmy Newburn as Men's Plate Coach and also the appointments of Brad Edwards and Courtney Barnett as Women's Cup and Plate Coaches respectively.

They would also like to thank outgoing coaches, Michael Smith, Sean Mitchell and Cassie White for their dedication and commitment in their time as coaches. They have left an excellent platform on which to build on.

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Junior Award Winners

Killarney Vale ended a very successful 2023 junior season with a well attended presentation day at Adelaide St Oval.

A highlight of the day was Adrian 'AJ' Nigro being named Junior Clubperson of the Year. AJ is the first person to say yes when something is asked to be done. He is always asking if there's anything we need him to do. He is the first one at the ground every Sunday morning and the last to leave. He gives up time watching his daughters play on the weekend to ensure our BBQ is always cooking, that the ground for the u11s is set up or standing in as ERC. He helps out at Auskick training on Thursday arvos as well! Thanks AJ.

Other major award winners were Brady Mackay and Lucy Watson being named Junior Male & Female Players of the Year respectively whilst the Male & Female Rsing Star Awards were presented to Marley Brown and Olivia Parker. The U17's boys team was named Team of the Year

Full list of Award Winners


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Shackleton Signs on as Coach for 2024

Killarney Vale have confirmed the Corey Shackleton has signed on as Men's Black Diamond Coach  for the 2024 season.

In a further boost Shackleton will also take on the newly appointed role of Club Coaching Coordinator which will see him oversee all senior and junior coaches.

The 2024 season will be Corey's 6th season as the Head Coach of the the Bombers, a tenure that has seen the Bombers play finals each year and of course reach the pinnacle in 2022 when they defeated Terrigal Avoca to claim the premiership.

Shackleton is excited to continue in the role,

"to coach the Bombers is a great honour and one that I cherish. Having won the Premiership in 2022 was one of the highlights of my football career and one I am keen to repeat" Shackleton said

"Last year was a great learning curve for both myself and the playing group and to be honest we probably didn't handle the premiership defence as well as we should have. I have had the opportunity to have a decent break since the end of the season and I am now keen to get back to work and help the playing group grow and improve" he added.

Shackleton is also excited about the new Coaching Cordinators role

" We have some very enthusiastic and knowledgable coaches throughout both the seniors and juniors and to be able to work with them help them not only grow and improve their skillset but have all the coaches throughout the club pulling in the same direction can only be a positive" he said.

On the playing front Corey said that the club expected to lose a couple of players but he is also in deep discussion with a number of players about joining the club and he hopes to have some exciting announcements in the near future.

Last years Women's Coaches, Michael Smith and Sean Mitchell (Black Diamond Cup) and Cassi White (Black Diamond Plate) have indicated that they are steppoing down from their roles and as such these roles will be advertised shortly.

Photo: President, Paul Forster (left) and Corey Shackleton

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Hand Named Senior Player of the Year

Talented midfielder, Eliza Hand capped off a magnificent first season with the Bombers by being named the Mingara Senior Player of the Year at the clubs Presentation Night held at Mingara last Saturday night.

Hand who joined the club this year from the Tamworth Swans also took out the AFL Hunter Central Coast Women's Black Diamond Cup Best & Fairest Award as well as representing the league in their recent win over AFL South Coast.

In other on-field awards Ryan Arthur took out the Men's Black Diamond Cup Best & Fairest award with Josh Mifsude runner-up whilst Kristen Kessler took out the Women's award. Jayden Banfield and Kelly Dougles took out the Men's & Women's Black Diamond Plate Best & Fairest awards respectively.

Cassi White and Glenn White were named Club Persons of the Year for their tireless work off the field whilst Ryan Stanton was awarded the Presidents Award.

Bombers Gallant in Defeat

Newcastle City continued their dominance of the AFL Hunter Central Coast Women's Black Diamond Cup competition with a 7.6.48 to 2.5.17 win over Killarney Vale at Newcastle No 1 Sportsground yesterday.

The win was the Blues seventh premiership in the eight years the competition has been in existence, whilst for the Bombers it is the third consecutive year they have been runners up.

in hot conditions, Killarney Vale got off to the perfect start with Dixie Butler kicking the first goal of the game. Best & Fairest winner, Eliza Hand was also able to kick a major in the first term to enable the Bombers to lead by 7 points at the first change.

The second quarter was an arm wrestle with Newcastle City kicking the only goal of the term with the scores all locked up at half time.

Newcastle City were able to dominate the second half kicking five goals to nil  to run out 31 point winners and duly claim the premiership title.

For the Bombers, they would be disappointed not to take home the premiership after going through the Home & Away season undefeated however they should be extremely proud of their season.


Newcastle City    1.0.6;   2.2.14;   5.5.35;   7.6 (48)

Killarney Vale     2.1.13;  2.2.14;   2.2.14;   2.5.(17)


D. Butler 1, E. Hand 1

Best Players:

K. Kessler, E. Hand, S. Bailey, B. Wood, D. Butler, E, Squires

Match Highlights - Click Here

Full Replay  - Click Here

Full Grand Final Results
Men's Black Diamond Cup
Newcastle City 12.10.82 def Terrigal Avoca 10.13.73

Women's Black Diamond Cup

Newcastle City 7.6.48 def Killarney Vale 2.5.17

Men's Black Diamond Plate
Newcastle City 9.13.67 def Terrigal Avoca 4.8.32

Women's Black Diamond Plate

Cardiff 3.8.26 def Maitland 3.0.18

Men's Black Diamond Shield

The Entrance Bateau Bay 10.11.71 def Newcastle City 7.9.51


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The Path to The Grand Final

Let's check the path our Women's Black Diamond Cup side took to the Grand Final.

Rd 1 - Killarney Vale 10.7.67 def Cardiff 0.0.0 @ Adelaide St Oval

Goals: R. Davis 3, C. Barnett 2, E.Johnson 1, E. Weber 1, M. Jenkins 1, M. Wilson 1, K. Kessler 1

Best: E. Hand, E. Crookes, H. Gibbons, R. Davis, K. Kessler, B. Wood
Rd 2 - Killarney Vale 6.5.41 def Newcastle City 4.8.32 @ Newcastle No 1 Sportsground

Goals: E.Johnson 1, K. Kessler 1, B. Turner 1, M. Wilson 1, C. Barnett, M. Jenkins

Best: J. Rivers, E. Crookes, A. Page, S. Edwards, S. Bailey, B. Turner
Rd 3 - Killarney Vale 22.19.151 def Lake Macquarie 1.0.6 @ Adelaide St Oval

Goals: M. Wilson 7, C. Barnett 5, E. Johnson 4, B. Turner 2, E. Hand 1, K. Kessler 1, T. White 1, E. Weber 1

Best: S. Edwards, A. Page, M. Wilson, J. Rivers, E. Crookes, C. Barnett
Rd 4 - Bye

Rd 5 - Killarney Vale 6.13.49 def Singleton 1.3.9 @ Rose Point Park

Goals: H. Gibbons 2, M. Wilson 2, K. Kessler 1, L. Watson 1,

Best: C. Judge, L. Watson, H. Gibbons, A. Page, K. Kessler, D. Butler

Rd 6 - Killarney Vale 10.11.71 def Terrigal Avoca 2.1.13 @ Adelaide St Oval

Goals: M. Wilson 4, E. Johnson 2, B. Wood 1, H. Gibbons 1, K. Kessler 1, B. Turner 1

Best: J. Rivers, E. Crookes, A. Page, E. Hand, D. Butler, S. Bailey

Rd 7 - Killarney Vale 11.12.78 def Warners Bay 0.0.0 @ Feighan Oval

Goals: M. Wilson 2, S. Edwards 2, S. Bailey 2, E. Johnson 1, B. Wood 1, H. Gibbons 1, K. Kessler 1, J. Bender 1

Best: K. Kessler, B. Wood, S. Edwards, M. Wilson, S. Bailey, E. Squires

Rd 8 - Killarney Vale 5.8.38 def Cardiff 1.6.12 @ Pasterfield Sports Complex

Goals: M. Wilson 1, E. Johnson 1, M. Jenkins 1, K. Kessler 1, B. Turner 1

Best: E. Johnson, A. Page, E. Crookes, K. Kessler, S. Edwards, K. Douglas

Rd 9 - Bye

Rd 10 - Killarney Vale def Warners Bay - Forfeit 
Rd 11 - Killarney Vale 6.5.41 def Newcastle City 4.3.27 @ Adelaide St Oval

Goals: M. Wilson 2, M. Jenkins 1, H. Page 1, E. Johnson1, S. Woolford 1

Best: K. Kessler, E. Crookes, B. Wood, D. Butler, M. Wilson, B. Turner

Rd 12 - Killarney Vale 15.16.106 def Lake Macquarie 0.0.0 @ Tulkaba Oval

Goals: M. Wilson 5, E. Johnson 2, M. Jenkins 2, D. Butler 1, E. Hand 1, S. Bailey 1, A. Page 1, C. Barnett 1, I. Austen-Bailey

Best: A. Page, K. Douglas, K. Kessler, E. Hand, I. Austen-Barratt, J. Bender
Rd 13 - Bye

Rd 14 - Killarney Vale 4.7.31 def Cardiff 3.7.25 @ Pasterfield Sports Complex

Goals: M. Wilson 1, E. Johnson 1, R. Davis 1, B. Turner 1

Best: E. Hand, C. Barnett, B. Wood, T. White, E. Crookes, L. Watson

Rd 15 - Killarney Vale 4.11.35 def Singleton 2.2.14 @ Adelaide St Oval

Goals: M. Wilson 3, M. Jenkins 1

Best: B. Wood, C. Barnett, S. Bailey, E. Crookes, M. Jenkins, M. Wilson

Rd 16 - Killarney Vale 8.9.57 def Terrigal Avoca 1.6.12 @ Hylton Moore Oval

Goals: B. Turner 2, E. Johnson 2, M. Wilson 1, M. Jenkins 1, B. Wood 1, K. Kessler 1, 

Best: K. Kessler, B. Wood, L. Watson, A. Page, E. Hand, M. Jenkins

Rd 17 - Killarney Vale 7.3.45 def Newcastle City 2.4.16 @ Adelaide St Oval

Goals: B. Turner 3, M. Wilson 2, J. Bender 1, S. Woolford 1

Best: E. hand, B. Turner, K. Kessler, H. Page, C. Judge, A. Page

Rd 18 - Killarney Vale 20.19.139 def Warners Bay 0.0.0 @ Adelaide St Oval

Goals: M. Wilson 5, M. Jenkins 3, E. Johnson 2, H. Page 2, S,. Bailey 2, B. Turner 2, A. Page1, K. Kessler 1, E. Crookes 1, H. Bryson 1

Best: M. Jenkins, M. Wilson, J. Bender, H. Page, A. Page, B. Turner

2nd Semi Final - Killarney Vale 1.1.7 def by Newcastle City 4.2.26 @ Adelaide St Oval

Goals: B. Turner 1

Best: K. Kessler, E. Crookes, E. Hand, B. Turner, H. Gibbons, L. Watson

Preliminary Final - Killarney Vale 5.13.43 def Cardiff 2.3.15 @ Newcastle No 1 Sportsground

Goals: H. Gibbons 2, M. Jenkins 1, D. Butler 1, K. Kessler 1

Best: H. Gibbons, B. Turner, A. Page, E. Hand, B. Wood, C. Judge

Grand Final - Killarney Vale vs Newcastle City Newcastle No 1 Sportsground

Hand Claims League Best & Fairest Award

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Killarney Vale follower Eliza Hand has been awarded the AFL Hunter Central Coast Women's Black Diamond Cup Best & Fairest award at the leagues Presentation Night last night.

Hand won the award by three votes from Newcastle City's, Sarah Halverson with fellow Newcastle City player Caitlin Holcombe a futher three votes away. Hand had a very consistent year which was demonstrated by the fact that she polled votes in nine matches including four best on ground on her way to 21 votes.

In the Men's Black Diamond Cup competition star midfielder, Damien Hector fell just one vote short from making in back-to-back Elliott Davey Medals for Killarney Vale. Hector only polled in four matches however they were all Best on Ground performances to leave him on 12 votes. The winner was Newcastle City captain Mitch Crawford who won the award with 13 votes.

In another fine performance Kelly Douglas finished third in the Women's Black Diamond Plate Best & Fairest Award.

Club favourite, Micheal Smith was a popular winner of the James J Arnold Award as Club Person of the Year, a result he in his own words said "about time".

Bethany Wood was named Captian of the Women's Black Diamond Cup Team of the Year (the remainder of the team will be announced via social media), Mia Wilson won the Leading Goalkicker Award for the Women's Black Diamond Cup competition whilst the club also won the Club Administration Award.

Men's Black Diamond Cup Votegetters
12 - Damien Hector (R/up)
  8 - Jye Boby, Nathan Smith

  6 - Ryan Arthurs

  5 - Josh Mifsud
  3 -  Logan Mahalm, Rick White, Tom Mumford, Tristan Barnett

  2 - Brendan Lewis, James Rigas

  1 - Alex Remy, Tim Hanly, Tom Castelnuovo

Women's Black Diamond Cup Votegetters
21 - Eliza Hand (Winner)

  6 - Bethany Wood, Jasmin Rivers, Mia Wilson

  5 - Emily Crookes

  4 - Ash Page

  3 - Brooke Turner, Hannah Page, Holly Gibbons, Kristen Kessler, Megan Jenkins, Sasha Edwards

  2 - Eliza Johnson

  1 - Courtney Barnett

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It was a Black & Red Day at Hylton Moore Oval with Killarney Vale taking home four premierships through U11 Red Boys, U11 Youth Girls, U13 Boys and U17 Youth Girls all taking home the Premiership Trophy.


The U11 Boys Balck side finished runner up to their fellow red side in what was a high quality, high scoring match.


The U15 Boys joint venture side between Killarney Vale & Wyong were involved in a titanic battle all day before eventually going down to The Entrance Bateau Bay by 6 points.


Congratulations to all teams who participated in not only the Grand Finals but all competitions and also to Terrigal Avoca who did a fantastic job hosting the day.

The matches are being livestreamed and you can watch a replay by clicking on the below link:

Under 11's Boys

U11 Youth Girls

U13 Boys

U15 Boys

U17 Youth Girls

Under 11's Boys Black - 

Zander Boake, Asha David. Dane Horne. Charlton Fewings, Hayden Gray, Levi McRobbie. Peter Harvey, Caleb Archer, Marley Brown, Sonbi Gordine, Levi Fisher, Emerson Tutaki, Max Renda, Michael Noone, Oscar Tebbs, Nate Lewis, Deacon Pettit, Kruze French, Justin Bush, Rodney McRobbie (Coach)

Under 11 Boys Red
Thomas Diaz, Oliver Scroogie, William Sugui, Taj Parker, Aiden Jichi, Kade Davidson, Levi Collins, Patrick Thornton, Braxton Pencheff, Liam Jichi, Hugh Alexander, Deacon McNally, Cooper Daley, Parker Davies, Isaac Collis, Rafael Lamond Chafe, Charlie Pidgeon, Sebastian Mansour, Juston Daley (Coach)

U11 Youth Girls

Polly Dingle, Olivia Stanton, Adelaide Kelly, Stella Goodway, Zahli Davies, Milla Stewart, Georgine Trampnau, Jedda Webb, Rosie Jones, Faith Booth, Summer Robertson, Aurora Nigro, Charlotte Baker, Laila Webb, Ben Tram[nau (Coach), Luke Kelly (Asst Coach)
U13 Boys

Flynn Shackleton, Axie Lennon, Hunter Preston, Bronson Webb, Cooper Bandy, Oliver Cutugno, Beau Weeks, Angus Lennon, Javier Cama, Jett Nichols, Corbin Lennon, Zane Lennon, Ace McAlister, Beau Hobbs, Eli Laing, Jacob Hey, Jackson McConaghy, Talen Dacey, Jamews Thornton, Kruz Dickinson, Slater McLeish, Owen Wiggins, Kaden Rowe, Corey Shackleton (Coach), Jay Bandy (Asst Coach)

U15 Boys - Joint Venture Killarney Vale & Wyong

Isaac Lear, Mason Carter, Harvey Demir, Ethan West, Nash Clark, Cooper Lott, Declan Newport, Jona Demir, Max Pidgeon, Kylan Flood, Brady MacKay, Phoenix Jones, Callum Sneddon, Joseph Hey, Thomas Collins, Brayden Evans, Killian Byrne, Khidyn Tutaki, Nate McLaren, Hayden Raveneau, Wil McTaggart, Ryan Collie, Vegas Tahuparae, Lincoln Higgins, Clay Partelle, John Pidgeon (Coach), Jamie Lott (Asst Coach)

U17 Youth Girls

Lucinda Watson, Harper Eriksson, Kiarra Hofbauer, Emmerson Squires, Samantha Milton, Holly Bryson, Kiara West, Charlotte Spindler, Sophie Tonks, Eva Murphy, Zoe Naylor, Arjah Long, Ellie Weber, Leah Murphy, Kayal Adam-Heron, Evie Gordine, Sarah Woolford, Brooke Turner, Taya White, Nyrah Willemse, Chloe Howlett-Fretwell, Hayley Innes, Imogen Gray, Isabelle Lalor, Elilie Flack, Gracie Durick, Sam Woolford (Coach), Cassie White (Asst Coach), Scott Gray (asst Coach)

Disappointing Day for Bombers Seniors

It was a disappointing day for the Bombers senior teams in AFL Hunter Central Coast Semi Finals last Saturday with all three teams suffering defeats.

The Men's Black Diamond Cup side missing Rick White and Josh Mifsud were no match for a slick Cardiff side at Newcastle No 1 Sportsground going down by 67 points and as such the defence of their premiership is over.

The Women's Black Diamond  Cup side entered their 2nd Semi Final clash with defending premiers Newcastle City on the back of a 15/0 win/loss ratio however they were never able to claw back an early two goal advantage Newcastle City established, eventually losing by 19 points. The girls will now have to regroup and rise to the challenge of Cardiff in this weeks Preliminary Final at Newcastle No 1 Sportsground.

Having only just scraped into the finals courtesy of a last round win, the Men's Black Diamond Plate side were expected to be no match for arch rivals Wyong at Adelaide St Oval. The side however put in arguably their best performance all season pushing the Magpies all the way and were still in the match deep into the final quarter before a couple of late goals blew the final margin out to 41 points.

Lloyd Calls Time on AFL Career

Killarney Vale's favourite son, Daniel Lloyd has announced has retirement from AFL football at the end of the season.

After being rookie listed prior to the 2016 season, Lloydy has played 97 games for the Giants and kicked 72 goals over his 8 year career. With a bit of luck the Giants can make it through to the second week of the finals he can reach the 100 game milestone which is a fantastic achievement.

Killarney President, Paul Forster echoed the clubs thoughts:

Everyone at Bomberland would like to congratulate Daniel on his wonderful AFL career and the Killarney Vale AFC family are extremely proud of you, Lloydy. From KV Bombers Junior to GWS Giant. You have been a wonderful role model for our Juniors and someone they all look up to. To the Echoes of ""Lloydyyy" one of our Bombers best. #4eva38

Click here to watch Lloydy's highlights

Click here to listen to his retirement speech

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Bombers Continue to Lead the Way in Junior Growth

Killarney Vale has once again cemented itself as the number 1 club for Junior participation on the Central Coast.

Not without its challenges our club is extremely proud of the Culture we continue to build within our Junior program and would like to thank all our Junior Volunteers, families, and most importantly our kids for making us the Number 1 Aussie Rules Club on the Central Coast.

Culture Breeds Success. 

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