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Pre-season training for 2018 has already started for more information head to our facebook page ( or email eaglesafc@gmail.commore

Eagles on the Move

Thanks to the CCC Sport and Rec team of Angela Leatherby and Sarah Palmer, CAFL have been gifted the high profile ground of Carlton Corner - North Hagley Park.more

Round 1 & 2 Update

For some action shots of round 1 and 2 check out the photo gallery.more


Training has now started!! 2pm at Ray Blank Park we are normally located between football and quidditch. Come on down and join in the fun!!more

2018 Eagles

In 2018 the Eagles celebrate their 15th year in CAFL and with plenty of irons in the fire already the Eagles plan on making in their biggest season yet.more

We Want You!

Eagles vs Blues
Canterbury AFL (Week 1) - Saturday 26th August 2017
2.35pm, Northwood Parkmore


Training has now started!!

Training this week will again be 3pm Hagley park (near the netball courts).

Then from the 12th we will move training's to Saturday and train near the uni (Ray Blank Park).more

Adhesion Sealing

Sorry a bit late with this one but our third sponsor for 2017 but thanks to Clint the Eagles welcome aboard Adhesion Sealing who are helping us get some warm up t-shirts. There is still room for more sponsors so keep them coming.more

That time of the week again. Time to announce our second sponsor for 2017. So without further ado the Eagles a proud to welcome aboard

Farmote Systems

The first sponsor should excite all you engineers, we have had plenty try and play for us some good some not so good. So without further ado the Eagles a proud to welcome aboard Farmote Systems.more

Sponsorship Naming Thursday

This year the eagles are lucky enough to have 3 awesome sponsors (as well as Air Rescue Trust who kit us out in our guernseys). So over the next 3 Thursdays I will name our amazing sponsors and give you a brief inside into what they are about/do.more

2017 Season Dates

This year the CAFL Season will run between 26th August to the 4th November. With the return of Saturday games.more

2017 Season Update

Lads, 2017 promises to be a big year for the eagles. Myself and Clinton Williams having been working hard to make sure its bigger and better than ever for.more

A tribute to an Eagles Legend

Sadly this week’s final will bring the curtain down on one of the finest players to don the illustrious green and gold. That’s right, Simon Carden will run out on Northwood for the last time this Saturday.more


Its time to dust off the footy boots as the social movement that is the Eagles are back in action.

The first training of the year will take place THIS Sunday the 9th of August at the home of the AFL - Northwood Park AT 12.30!more

Game 3 Report

After last week's lacklustre performance the Eagles brought something close to their A game and were unlucky not to get up over a speedy Bulldogs side.
Things started well with a couple of early goals but the men from the most hated team in the comp were able to get ahead and unfortunately we couldn't peg back in front.more

Game 2 Report

Match Report:

Well, we had a decent first quarter and pulled things together in the fourth but unfortunately we leaked far too many points through the middle of the game.
The Blues were slick through the middle and did a good job of confusing our defence. We also fluffed some great chances to score.
All in all a disappointing result, but it wasn't all bad and we showed some great fight.....more

BREAKING NEWS!!!! We will be training this Thursday 6pm at Ray Blank Park.

BREAKING NEWS!!!! We will be training this Thursday 6pm at Ray Blank Park.more

In West Ashburton born and raised......

Well lads, what a way to start the season!

The day was an action-packed display of prowess and skill. We are probably now the team everyone wants to beat so lets all make sure we get to training to work on the rough stuff and do some more dominating. The seasoned campaigners did the job and all the new players stepped up to the mark (literally in many cases).more

International Correspondence


Howie still Goalless at Intl Cup

The New Zealand Hawks have endured a tough test, and come out victorious, beating the USA Revolution by a margin of 10.11:71 – 2.1:13.
In a match that was far closer than the scoreline would suggest, it was the superior structure and composure of New Zealand that carried the day at the Montrose Recreational Reserve.more

Howie and The Hawks slay the Dragons and Claim the Princess

New Zealand played in another massive mismatch today against the China Dragons winning 28.26 (194) to 0.0 (0). Having also run up a cricket score against the Sweden Elks on Sunday whilst also holding their opposition to no score the Hawks defence has seen little work thus far.

Today's game was played at the Linen House Oval in Seaford, the training base for the St Kilda Saints.more

International Cup

For all your International Cup info and scores check out.

Howie and the Hawks Go ELK Hunting

A cold, at times wet day in the parklands of Melbourne, some crisp clean footy but also some cobwebs, some awkward players that look new to the game but still ploughing into danger, slightly barren fields at the end of winter, football field markings painted over the lines of other sports, a modest but passionate crowd, displays of skill that leave passers-by surprised and exclaiming they didn't kmore


MCAFL AGM 28th July 2013, 7:10pm, Avonhead Tavern, Withells Rd, Avonhead, Christchurch

• Present: Ricky van Olphen, George Whitehead, Jacob Whitehead, Pete Rich, Adrian Young, Mike Burr, John Wright and AhiTeneti

• Apologies: James Whitehead, Kris Hickey, Josh Robles, Simon Carden and Chris Risbridger
Accepted Moved Ricky van Olphen 2nd Mike Burr Carried

• Previous Minutes:
Accepted movemore


Greetings to all past, present and future Eagles.
With the days getting slowly longer your thoughts, like mine, must be drifting towards thoughts of kicking a footy around with the best bunch of guys to grace the slightly wonky ovals of the Canterbury Australian Football League.more

Captain Fantastic

Congratulations to Andy 'Howie' Howison for being named captain of the NZ team for the upcoming International Cup in Melbourne. Also well done to Josh Robles who made the squadmore

Eagles Update

In the middle of a typically dreary Christchurch autumn my mind typically turns to thoughts of spring and more importantly getting to hang out with the best bunch of blokes ever to grace the slightly wonky ovals of CAFL.

That's right, its almost less than five months until the Eagles march to glory begins again.more

Cobwebs blown away - Game 8 Report

With the rain torrential, the temperature dipping well below 10 Celcius and the wind approaching hurricane strength it was amazing that more than 18 Eagles showed up for Saturday's game. Twenty-two players showed up with their boots, all set to go, and as things went this was rather fortunate. With some Eagles having made the most of their end of lectures shin-dig, there were a few fairly pale faces around the place, with honourable mention needing to be made for Rob "Bluey" Williamson. "Powerhouse" Morel had over-exerted himself in the moshpit at the Stein and provided streling service as a completely impartial and exceedingly damp goal umpire at the windward end of the field.
The Blues would surely have been rueing the draw we offered them just before kickoff as our superior skill, athleticism and being one man up on the opposition saw us through for our third victory over them this season.
Good luck to those among us travelling up to Auckland at the weekend to play for Canterbury in the NPC. Go hard boys, and show the rest of them what the Eagles are all about. Late breaking news is that El Presidente (Sweaty) has made the squad as well. Training is still happening on Wendesday though.more

Breaking News: Eagles consider life of crime after successful daylight robbery - Game 2 Report

Eagles Commit Daylight Robbery - Match 2 Report

So, we dodged a bullet there for sure!
Things were looking hopeful with a full team there well before kickoff time, but shit went downhill real quick once the warmup started. Balls went to ground, kicks went haywire and we looked a lot like a rabble. It took a bloody long time to get the yips out of our system and it could have been a lot different were it not for some poor kicking from the Blues and outstanding defence in the second half.more

The Dawn Of A New Era

A Rant from Captain Fantasticmore

Eagles have Heart Baby

The Eagles blitzed the Bulldogs in a pwerful third quarter display that saw them break open the Grand Final at Northwood Park.



Eagles storm into final


Fly Like An Eagle

Mid Canterbury Eagles 10.5.65 defeated Christchurch Bulldogs 6.12.48


Eagles Update

Howdy Eagles,

This week saw the Eagles biggest victory in at least four years by dead set violently sodomising the Blues. It felt pretty good to be on the other end of a thrashing for a change. But this week we've got a massive challenge ahead, facing the defending champs, the Bulldogs. Personally, I believe the Bulldogs are possibly the most homosexual sporting team on the planet (even more so than Blyth Tait and Reddy Teddy), I also know that a couple of our newest Eagles that saw the light this year have some pretty strong feelings against the Bulldogs so this should be a battle for the ages.

Match Report - Blues:
After the blues scored the first goal, which was a pretty poor effort, the Eagles launched into their work. With killer like instinct up front and the fortress of defence at the back the Bulldogs didn't fire a shot again until the final quarter when the Eagles opted to blood some hot new talent.

Score: Shit tonnes to ~20


  • Promising new talent being let loose on the paddock. Particularly Payno in the ruck is already threatening Georges drunken hold on the position
  • Adrian battling with the basics of the English language, "Eagles on three, 3...2...1..." Second effort, "Righto Eagles...Eaglgargh" response.
  • Bringing up the hundy
  • Decent conversion rate that I cant quite remember but know was good


  • Adrians battle with the basics of the English language
  • Letting the Blues get one last goal in, in the final quarter

Dick of the Day:
Although wasn't made official it was clearly Adrian

Social Report of the Week:
Hickey had a German chick in the palm of his hand..."she wanted to leave with me..." but managed to spoil it, sounds like the self sabotage bug has been passed on to me. Rumour has it she wanted to shove a tea towel up his arse and rip it out...which as we all know makes you shit the bed. I hear the Gerrys are into that. You really dropped the ball on that one hickey

This Week:
As already noted, we've got the Bulldogs. I hate the Bulldogs. Thats why I love to play them and generally abuse them for 80 minutes, so this should be a mint game.

Where: Northwood Park, Belfast
Kick off: 2:30pm
Meeting time: 1:30pm
Attitude: Homicidal

Returning players (don't need shorts): $50.00
New player:

Sweaty emailed out the account so you can do online banking, just remember to put your name as the reference, otherwise shit hits the fan.

Doyle out


Funding Approved!!!

Mid Canterbury Eagles would like to thank 'Air Rescue and Community Services Trust' for supporting our purchase of new playing tops.


Eagles AGM 28th June 2011!!!

Join us for our annual meeting on the 28th of June at 7.30pm at the Robbies upper Riccarton


Eagles Make NZ Squad!!!!

Congrats to the 4 Eagles that made the NZ SQUAD! Howie, Chungy, Carden and Moral! Well done boys!more

Eagles Initiated

Last night we saw the new Eagles initiated into our proud clubmore

2010 AFL Grand Final telecast at Christchurch Park

The CAFL cordially invites all members of The Eagles and partners to the AFL Grand Final telecast. Interested members of the public must book through CAFL to attend.more

Eagles Defeat Blues in Thriller

Start of the 2010 CAFL Season for the Eagles was a very brave outing against the Queerstern Blues.more

A Word From Captain Simon

We have now come to the beginning of another CAFL season and I can not wait, bring on Summer and bring on the Blues.more

Eagles to take on Lightning!! (Metaphorically)

With this weekend's "Lightening Round" of short AFL warm up games soon to be upon us, the team here at Eagles AFC thought that now would be a good time to catch up with Eagles president Rick van Olphen (sweaty) to get his thoughts on the upcoming season.more

Eagles Captain For 2010 Announced !

Simon Carden has been announced as the Eagles captain for 2010.more

European Eagles Report

A report from the depths of an Oxford Summer...more

The expert's opinion

Eagles land appropriately high flying sponsor!!!

Through strong early season form the Eagles have secured a new sponsor.more
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2018 CAFL Season