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Committee Members of TEDFNC


Welcome to TEDFNC - the Football & Netball Club for everyone! Our passionate team is committed to providing a fun, safe and entertaining experience for everyone. Join us, and experience the camaraderie and excitement of being part of a united team!



Lucy McRae

Lucy has been with TEDFNC since 2017 and has played both footy and netball for the club. This is her second year as President and provides a sound level of leadership for the committee. Fun fact about Lucy – she has walked the entire length of New Zealand on the te Araroa trail (3000km).

President Lucy McRae


Matt Herridge

Matthew played for Thornton Eildon UN14,15,17, RESERVES and SENIORS. Captained UN15, 17’S and RESERVES. Matthew coached seniors in 2018. Matthew gained experience throughout his years of playing for Box Hill Hawks, Blackburn, Black Rock, and player coach for Alexandra reserves in 2016. Matthew lives in Wheelers Hill, but distance does not stop Matthew from having a large presence at the TEDFNC. 

Matthew has excellent interpersonal skills which are well displayed on the football field and within his committee roles. 

Matt Herridge

Vice  President

Kelly Fitzpatrick

She has been a passionate supporter of Football (especially her beloved Kangaroos), enjoys attending games and watching her three sons train at their many chosen sports. In 2018 the Thornton Eildon District Football Netball Club established their women's team and she began taking interest from afar. It was so great to see a bunch of women being supported by our community and offering a safe and welcoming space for women of all ages. It didn't take much convincing her to join the girls and don a royal blue and white Guernsey, with her established nickname 'Roo' carrying on.

The past 4 years have been amazing for Kelly. Gaining a second family and enjoying every moment. This has been a highlight of her life. She enjoys playing cricket and footy with these awesome women, volunteering as Vice President and assisting the club both on and off the field. Kelly says “We have built something really special here at Thornton I and am excited for the future of this footy club”.

Kelly Fitzpatrick


Jess Slapp

Jess has been with the club since 2016, as a netballer, general committee and now secretary. She has passion for connecting people across the community, increasing social participation and having fun. Jess works in the local area and is a Mum to Ryker (1yr old). Photo: Jess with husband Jared and son, Ryker.

Jess Slapp
Team Leaders of Thornton Eildon Football and Netball Club

(From left to right)

Captain – Rose Kealy, Vice-Captain – Izzy Weston, Coach – Tash Hay, Deputy Vice-Captain – Tara Pedersen

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