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  • History

    Ellenbrook Senior Football Club – “The EELS” was inaugurated in 2002 on the back of initial interest from Troy Newick, Ben Franks and Vaughan Roberts and participated in the Mercantile Football Association. The club song was written by Justine Roberts. The Home games at this point were played out of Baskerville Reserve.

    The club had a successful first season with 43 players venturing out onto the field. The club finished second at the end of the home and away season, made the grand final but unfortunately were defeated by 31 points by Yanchep. Troy Newick was named the Association champion.

    In 2003 the club joined the Hills Football Association and commenced home games out of Coolamon Oval. The club finished fourth on the table, victorious in the elimination final and was defeated in the 1st semi final. Shane Henderson was joint winner of the Presidents Medal (Association medal).

    Ellenbrook finished top of the table in 2004 and subsequently made the grand final. This match ended in a thrilling draw after being in front at three quarter time. The resulting replay resulted in a 26 point defeat at the hands of Swan Valley.

    Year 2005 the club finished 4th and lost the elimination by 1 pt and by years end the club made a decision to next year join the Saturday Amateur competition (WAFA). With the population of Ellenbrook set to increase to 50000 by 2012, a move towards to two senior teams was in progress. In the 13 team competition the Eels failed to make the finals but blooded 15 players under the age of 21 in a much higher standard of competition.

    Year 2007 the club fielded two teams in the West Australian Amateur Football League (WAAFL) D-grade competition. Whilst not making the finals in either the League or Reserves the foundations for the future were beginning to be laid.

    In a successful 2008 year the League side finished 6th and participated in the finals, however, were beaten in the first elimination final by Kingsway. The reserves side failed to make the finals.

    2009 was a big step forward for the Eels with the reserves making the finals for the first time and the league finishing on top to claim the minor premiership. Unfortunately the ressies lost the elimination final and the league side fell at the final hurdle, going down to Manning in the grand final.

    2010 proved to be a tough year for the Eels with both league and reserves failing to make the finals. Some highlighs included Duncan Rodger making the state WAAFL under 19′s side and Allen Robertson claims the association f & B in the reserves.

    2011 was a MASSIVE step up for the club with the introduction of the colts side and the masters. The colts unfortunately failed to make the finals but showed a lot of heart and desire. The reserves finished the home and away season undefeated to claim the minor premiership. They suffered a minor hiccup, losing in the second semi final, but went on to claim the clubs first flag by 7 points. Allen Robertson won the medal for B.O.G. The league side finished 2nd during the season and unfortunately went down by 8 points in the grand final. However, by making the grand final, the league side ensured the promotion to C3 grade in 2012.

    2012 saw the league & reserves make finals again, this time in the C3 competition. Unfortunately the league side just missed out on again progressing the club up a grade, narrowly going down in the preliminary final. The reserves face SNESA in the grand final and backed up the 2011 win with a thrilling 1 point victory. The club named it’s inaugural team of the decade in celebration of the 10 years of the Ellenbrook SFC.

    2013 saw the introduction of a thirds side, allowing more players to get a kick in the Eels jumoer than ever before. Unfortunatelt they and the colts didn’t play finals but the depth of the club is now strengthening. The league (minor premiers) and reserves (3rd) both played finals but bowed out in the preliminary finals. Shea Jenkins claimed the league association b & f.