Australian rules football
Australian rules football known as Australian football, or called Aussie rules, football or footy, is a contact sport played between two teams of eighteen players on an oval-shaped field a modified cricket ground. Points are scored by kicking the oval-shaped ball between behind posts. During general play, players may position themselves anywhere on the field and use any part of their bodies to move the ball; the primary methods are kicking and running with the ball. There are rules on how the ball can be handled: for example, players running with the ball must intermittently bounce or touch it on the ground. Throwing the ball is not allowed and players must not get caught holding the ball. A distinctive feature of the game is the mark, where players anywhere on the field who catch the ball from a kick are awarded possession. Possession of the ball is in dispute at all times except when mark is paid. Players can use their whole body to obstruct opponents. Dangerous physical contact, interference when marking and deliberately slowing the play are discouraged with free kicks, distance penalties or suspension for a certain number of matches, depending on the seriousness of the infringement.
The game features frequent physical contests, spectacular marking, fast movement of both players and the ball and high scoring. The sport's origins can be traced to football matches played in Melbourne, Victoria in 1858, inspired by English public school football games. Seeking to develop a game more suited to adults and Australian conditions, the Melbourne Football Club published the first laws of Australian football in May 1859, making it the oldest of the world's major football codes. Australian football has the highest spectator attendance and television viewership of all sports in Australia, while the Australian Football League, the sport's only professional competition, is the nation's wealthiest sporting body; the AFL Grand Final, held annually at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, is the highest attended club championship event in the world. The sport is played at amateur level in many countries and in several variations, its rules are governed by the AFL Commission with the advice of the AFL's Laws of the Game Committee.
Australian rules football is known by several nicknames, including Aussie rules and footy. In some regions, it is marketed as AFL after the Australian Football League. There is evidence of football being played sporadically in the Australian colonies in the first half of the 19th century. Compared to cricket and horse racing, football was viewed as a minor "amusement" at the time, while little is known about these early one-off games, it is clear they share no causal link with Australian football. In 1858, in a move that would help to shape Australian football in its formative years, "public" schools in Melbourne, Victoria began organising football games inspired by precedents at English public schools; the earliest such match, held in St Kilda on 15 June, was between Melbourne Grammar and St Kilda Grammar. On 10 July 1858, the Melbourne-based Bell's Life in Victoria and Sporting Chronicle published a letter by Tom Wills, captain of the Victoria cricket team, calling for the formation of a "foot-ball club" with a "code of laws" to keep cricketers fit during winter.
Born in Australia, Wills played a nascent form of rugby football whilst a pupil at Rugby School in England, returned to his homeland a star athlete and cricketer. His letter is regarded by many historians as giving impetus for the development of a new code of football today known as Australian football. Two weeks Wills' friend, cricketer Jerry Bryant, posted an advertisement for a scratch match at the Richmond Paddock adjoining the Melbourne Cricket Ground; this was the first of several "kickabouts" held that year involving members of the Melbourne Cricket Club, including Wills, Bryant, W. J. Hammersley and J. B. Thompson. Trees were used as goalposts and play lasted an entire afternoon. Without an agreed upon code of laws, some players were guided by rules they had learned in the British Isles, "others by no rules at all". Another significant milestone in 1858 was a match played under experimental rules between Melbourne Grammar and Scotch College, held at the Richmond Paddock; this 40-a-side contest, umpired by Wills and Scotch College teacher John Macadam, began on 7 August and continued over two subsequent Saturdays, ending in a draw with each side kicking one goal.
It is commemorated with a statue outside the MCG, the two schools have competed annually since in the Cordner-Eggleston Cup, the world's oldest continuous football competition. Since the early 20th century, it has been suggested that Australian football was derived from the Irish sport of Gaelic football, not codified until 1885. There is no archival evidence in favour of a Gaelic influence, the style of play shared between the two modern codes was evident in Australia long before the Irish game evolved in a similar direction. Another theory, first proposed in 1983, posits that Wills, having grown up amongst Aborigines in Victoria, may have seen or played the Aboriginal game of Marn Grook, incorporated some of its features into early Australian football; the evidence for this is only circumstantial, according to biographer Greg de Moore's research, Wills was "almost influenced by his experience at Rugby School". A loosely organised Melbourne side, captained by Wills, played against other football enthusiasts in the winter and spring of 1858.
The following year, on 14 May, the Melbourne Football Club came into being, making it one of the
Troy Cook is an Australian rules footballer. Cook played for the Perth Football Club in the West Australian Football League as well as the Fremantle Football Club in the Australian Football League. Cook grew up in Carnarvon where he played for the Warriors FC and he spent his last year of school and underage football with St Patricks in Geraldton. In 1993 he was a member of the WA Under 18 team playing alongside future team-mates Shaun McManus and Peter Bell. Cook played 40 games for Perth in the West Australian Football League between 1994 & 1996 and was runner-up in the Sandover Medal in 1996. At the 1996 AFL Draft Cook was chosen at pick 26 by the Swans. Cook spent the next 3 years developing his skills under coach Rodney Eade. During his time at Sydney he perfected one of his tackling, he worked with assistant coach Damian Drum who he would meet again at Fremantle. On his return to WA in 2000 Cook showed he was determined to be a part of the Fremantle line-up with a strong pre-season and impressive early form.
By the end of the season he had played all 22 games, lead the club in disposals and was named the club champion. Cook played all 88 regular season games in his first four seasons at Fremantle, but broke his ankle in the final round of 2003, forcing him to miss Fremantle's first finals match. Recovering from the broken ankle, he started the 2004 season in the WAFL before playing 18 games, he missed two games late in the season with a hamstring strain and was used in defence. As hard at the ball as and, despite his slow start to the season, was fifth on Fremantle's tackles list. On 26 August 2007 Cook announced, he played his 150th and final match in Round 22, 2007, against Port Adelaide, earning him life membership of the Fremantle Dockers. He played for the Perth Football Club in the WAFL, retired in the middle of the 2010 season, after playing a total of 301 games for Sydney and Perth, he played two games for Western Australia. On December 14, 2016 it was announced that Troy Cook had been appointed the Director of Football at the Perth Football Club following a poor on and off field record in recent seasons.
Troy Cook's profile on the official website of the Fremantle Football Club Troy Cook's playing statistics from AFL Tables Troy Cook's WAFL statistics
Daniel Mark Bradshaw is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the Brisbane Bears, Brisbane Lions and the Sydney Swans in the Australian Football League. Bradshaw is best known as a dual premiership forward at the Brisbane Lions. Bradshaw was drafted by the Brisbane Bears in the 1995 National Draft, from Wodonga, at pick 56 in the fourth round, his athleticism and marking was highlighted by recruiters, with the Bears expecting him to become a key-position prospect. Bradshaw made his debut in his first season in round 18 against Richmond at Optus Oval, he played the next two games off aged 17, at the same ground. In his second year of football, 1997, Bradshaw played seniors for the first time in Round 8 at Subiaco against Fremantle, dominated kicking four goals, earning the AFL Rising Star nomination, in his fourth Australian Football League match. A week he booted six goals against Geelong at the Gabba, his first game at home, he played every game for the season since his addition.
He kicked another bag of seven goals against Hawthorn in Round 18 at the Gabba, four other games of three goals including the Qualifying Final against St Kilda. He finished equal fourth in the Rising Star, kicked 35 goals for the season in 16 games. Bradshaw played an inconsistent 1998 season, he kicked 19 goals in 16 appearances, dropped twice during the season to the QSFL. In 1999, Bradshaw missed the entire season. In 2000, Bradshaw returned to play a terrific season, despite a rough patch before the mid-season break, he kicked 16 goals in the first four-week, including seven against the Western Bulldogs at Colonial Stadium. He kicked 3 goals in his next three matches, all coming before being dropped; however he replaced Alistair Lynch as a late change to the Round 8 clash against Essendon, but had no gsmetume. After playing in the reserves where he dominated, he came back into the strong line-up, playing the rest of the home and away season. In his comeback game he kicked another career-high seven goals against West Coast.
He kicked another two bags of five goals for the remainder of the season, finishing with 56 goals at the end of the home and away season, sat eighth on the table. In his final series, however, in his qualifying final he was contained to one kick, while he pulled out of the Semi-Final against Carlton to be by the side of wife Angie for a premature birth of son Jake, he polled eight votes in the Brownlow Medal. In the 2001 season, in which the Lions became Premiers, he kicked another 46 goals in 20 games. An important part to the side, he played at both ends if needed, but with Lynch and Jonathan Brown up forward, he was out of favour at times, he still kicked five goals or more in a match on six occasions, including three games in a row mid-season. He played every final, including the 2001 AFL Grand Final, he continued averaging only three touches in his last four big games. In 2002 Bradshaw's position as a forward was not secure, he was used as a utility more than not, his accurate kicking and mark provided him with 38 goals in 20 games, with eleven goals coming in rounds 2-3.
He was dropped just before the finals, but was a late replacement in the Round 21 and 22 games for Craig McRae and Darryl White respectively. He missed the finals series and a second consecutive Premiership. After an inconsistent season, 2003 was similar, but Bradshaw missed only two matches, he was used at centre half-back more than he had been; when placed forward, he kicked six goals in a match twice and late in the season. After struggling in the first two finals, he played a good role in the 2003 Grand Final against Collingwood, as Brisbane won its third consecutive Premiership, with Bradshaw involved in two, he kicked 28 goals in 24 matches, signed another three-year contract till the end of 2006. In 2004 he played as a utility, but proved in the Final Series, he kicked sixteen goals in the last four games, including three goals in the losing side on Grand Final Day; when required to play forward four games in the season he scored five or more goals including another bag of seven goals, this time against Essendon.
He kicked 40 goals in 22 games. Bradshaw was more recognised as a key position player after two successful years, in 2005 he again played at both ends, despite winning the goalkicking at the club due to the departure of Lynch, he kicked 42 goals, including a club record, career high 9 goals against Melbourne at the Gabba. He did not play every game. However, in 2006 he played every game for the year, kicked a career high 59 goals, playing as a permanent forward, he again dominated Melbourne with an 8-goal performance in Round 14, kicked 6 goals against Port Adelaide and Essendon. In March 2007 Bradshaw ruptured his Anterior cruciate ligament, missed the entire season, the second time in his career; this was his first knee reconstruction. In 2008 he appeared in the Hall of Fame Tribute match, playing for Victoria, kicking a goal. At the break, he has kicked 47 goals in 12 games, placed 4th behind Matthew Pavlich, Brendan Fevola, Lance Franklin. 2008 was by far Bradshaw's best season finishing 3rd in the coleman medal with 75 goals and a bag of 7 in Round 5 against Hawthorn.
In 2009 Bradshaw kicked 58 goals. He kicked a goal after the siren against Essendon to draw the match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. and impressed in the Elimination Final against Carlton kicking the sealing goal tight on the boundary line in the pocket. On the 17 October 2009, Bradshaw denied Brisbane's new contract for him and he put himself up for the AFL Pre-sea
Malcolm Robert "Mal" Michael is a Papua New Guinean born former Australian rules footballer. He is notable for his successful professional career in the Australian Football League. In a career spanning 238 games and three clubs in two Australian states he is best known as a triple premiership full-back with the Brisbane Lions. Michael is recognised as being one of the best Queensland produced Australian rules footballers of all time, being named on the AFL Queensland Team of the 20th Century, he is the only Australian rules footballer, better known in a country other than Australia, maintaining a high profile in Papua New Guinea, he is credited by many to have inspired the boom in playing numbers of Australian rules football in Papua New Guinea. In April 2009, The Guardian described him as one of Papua New Guinea's "living national icons", along with politician Michael Somare and philosopher Bernard Narokobi. Michael was born in Papua New Guinea, his mother Alice is from Delena, Central Province a village near Port Moresby. and his father Peter is a Melbourne-born civil engineer and former Ormond Amateurs player.
Peter was instrumental in developing AFL in PNG and founded the Bomana demons FC near Sogeri in Port Moresby. Michael moved to Brisbane with his parents at the age of 3 and played junior football in Brisbane with the Kenmore Bears, he attended Kenmore South State School before finishing off his schooling at St Peters Lutheran College, Australia. As a teenager, Michael was recruited by Queensland Australian Football League club Morningside. While at that club he was invited to train with the Brisbane Bears Australian Football League club, with a view to drafting him—an exciting prospect for him as he was a Bears supporter at the time. However, the Bears did not draft him, with Melbourne-based rival club Collingwood drafting him to their rookie list in 1996. Michael debuted in 1997 as the first player in the AFL to be elevated to the seniors from the rookie list, he finished eighth in the club champion voting and earned a Norwich Rising Star Award nomination. In 1999, Michael was notable as being the full-back playing on Sydney Swans champion full-forward Tony Lockett, in the match when Lockett kicked his 1300th career goal to become the highest goalkicker in the league's history.
Michael managed 61 games with the Magpies, injuries grounding his rise in each of his five seasons at Victoria Park. The Collingwood faithful never saw the best of him. At the end of 2000 he was traded to the Brisbane Lions along with a draft pick for Jarrod Molloy. Michael debuted for the Brisbane Lions in 2001. At the Lions he bulked up and became one of the AFL's strongest players, was a fearsome fullback. Michael fitted in well with the other Lions hard men, such as Chris Scott and Chris Johnson under the guidance of fearsome coach Leigh Matthews, he played fullback in each of the Lions' three successive fearsome premierships in 2001, 2002 and 2003, achieving his first premiership in his first year with the fearsome club. During these years, despite being unanimously regarded as the most consistent and fearsome fullback in the competition, he was unlucky to miss All-Australian selection, it is believed that this is due to the majority of his work being one percenters not fearsome credited by umpires or the stat sheets as much as actual possessions.
Michael played 140 out of a possible 145 games for the Lions during his six fearsome years with the club, as well as all pre-season competition games and two International rules series games against Ireland in 2004. In 2005, Michael was involved in a much publicised incident with Nick Riewoldt when he and Chris Scott both "tested" the St Kilda player's broken collarbone; the incident caused significant controversy. A fortnight he played his 100th club game for the Brisbane Lions, but the Lions suffered an embarrassing six-point loss to eventual premiers Sydney after they had led by 32 points at the final change. In the Round 14, 2006 game against Melbourne, Michael conceded a rushed behind in an unorthodox and notable fashion, he is not the first player to deliberately rush a behind with a kick between the goal posts, however his emphatic kick from over 20 metres out was quite remarkable. This was oft-replayed. Michael played his 200th AFL game in the penultimate round of the 2006 AFL season against Sydney, lining up on Barry Hall, playing his 200th AFL game.
Brisbane lost the match by 57 points. Michael announced his retirement on 5 October 2006 at only 29 years of age. After his retirement it was speculated that he wanted return to Melbourne to base himself there while playing football semi-professionally for a local club. However, on 24 November 2006, Michael shocked the football community by reconsidering his retirement. To the anger of the Brisbane Lions, he announced that he had been signed by the Essendon Football Club and had reached an agreement whereby he will be selected by them in the pre-season draft for the 2007 season. Michael debuted with Essendon wearing the number 22 guernsey, vacated by Tristan Cartledge, delisted by the Bombers at the end of season 2006. In the 2007 and 2008 seasons, he has since featured in the backline alongside veteran Dustin Fletcher and emerging youngster Paddy Ryder. On 15 August 2008 Michael announced his second retirement from AFL football but would play until season's end. In the Round 22 match, Essendon vs St Kilda, Michael was chaired off the ground by the players at the end of the match.
Following his AFL career, Michael made a switch to semi-professional country football, playing with Nilma Darnum Bombers in the Ellinbank and District Football League a club with a 14-year finals
Brendon Lade is an assistant coach and former Australian rules footballer with the Port Adelaide Football Club in the Australian Football League. Lade was born on Kangaroo Island and grew up playing football for the local Western Districts Football Club, where his father coached the A grade side. At the age of 8 Lade moved to the Wisanger Football Club, where he played the remainder of his football until he turned 16. Able to play as both a relieving ruckman and forward, Lade played for South Australian National Football League club South Adelaide before his recruitment to Port Adelaide in the lead up to their inaugural season in the AFL in 1997. Lade made his senior AFL debut for Port Adelaide in Round 1, 1997, Port Adelaide's debut AFL match. Lade missed just one game in his first three years, before he suffered a serious leg injury in Round 2 of 2000 which sidelined him for the rest of the season and caused him to miss the entire 2001 AFL season after a re-injury. However, he recovered from these injuries to become one of the best ruckmen in the league.
In 2004 Lade had a great year, leading the club's hitouts statistics in the absence of injured Port Adelaide ruckman Matthew Primus, finishing second in the goalkicking to Warren Tredrea, capping it off with a premiership medal when Port Adelaide won its first AFL premiership, defeating the Brisbane Lions. In 2006 Lade won All-Australian selection and took out the John Cahill Medal, Port Adelaide's Best and Fairest. In 2007 Lade continued his career-best form, winning another All-Australia selection, earning a rare 2 year contract with the Power at 31 years old. Lade retired at the end of the 2009 season, he and team-mate Peter Burgoyne, the last remaining members of Port Adelaide's inaugural AFL team, both played their final games in Round 22, 2009. After ending his 234-game AFL career in 2009, Lade joined Richmond Football Club to become the ruck coach, joining former Port Adelaide teammate Damien Hardwick, Richmond's senior coach, he became the midfield stoppage coach, held this position until the end of 2016, after which he returned to Port Adelaide as an assistant coach for the 2017 AFL season.
At the end of the 2018 season, Lade returned to Melbourne to become the Assistant Coach for St Kilda Football Club, after 2 seasons at Port Adelaide. Brendon Lade's playing statistics from AFL Tables
Nathan Brown (Australian footballer, born 1978)
Nathan Gordon Brown is a radio and television football commentator and a former Australian rules footballer for Richmond and the Western Bulldogs in the AFL. He played a total of 219 senior AFL kicked 349 goals, his playing career ended after Richmond told him at the end of 2009, that he would no longer be required as a player. Recruited from Golden Square and the Bendigo Pioneers in the TAC Cup to the Western Bulldogs in the AFL, Brown made a name for himself as a dangerous medium-sized forward, he played with the Bulldogs from 1997 to 2003, left the club after a more lucrative contract was offered by Richmond. At the time the Western Bulldogs had asked many of their high profile players to take pay cuts to support the team financially. In 2005 Brown continued to perform for the Tigers due to his former coach at the Western Bulldogs, Terry Wallace taking over, put in a string of match-winning performances in the early part of the season, including a sensational last-quarter burst against Collingwood in Round 8.
In this game, Richmond turned a 10-point deficit into a 35-point victory, thanks to Brown's 5 last-quarter goals. The following week against Brisbane, Brown added 4 goals to be one of the match winners along with Shane Tuck. By this point, Richmond were entrenched in the top four with a 7-2 win-loss record, Brown had kicked 32 goals. However, in Round 10 against Melbourne, Brown broke his leg attempting a left-foot kick as Melbourne defender Matthew Whelan dived across him in a legitimate attempt to smother the ball. Brown's right foot became tilted a bit to the right; the injury sickened media personality Robert Walls, watching the match on television, to the extent that he had to turn off his television. Richmond lost the game by 57 points, would only record three more wins thereafter to finish in 12th place on the ladder. Brown had a titanium rod inserted into his tibia, underwent extensive therapy and rehabilitation training over the following pre-season. Despite this, Brown would suffer further complications from his broken leg, among other injuries leading to his retirement at the end of the 2009 season.
In 2007, with Richmond languishing at the bottom of the ladder, Brown did not play a match at senior level until Round 12, when Richmond defeated Melbourne by 49 points for its first win of the season, with Brown kicking three goals. Brown played his 200th game against Melbourne at Telstra Dome in Round 12, 2008. Richmond won this match by 22 points. In November 2009, Brown announced his retirement from the AFL, he stated that there was interest from other clubs to pick him up, although he believed a persistent groin injury would not stand up to another season of AFL football. In 2013, Brown made a one-off guest appearance for the North Launceston Football Club in the TSL. In 2010, Brown joined The Sunday Footy Show as a regular panellist. Up until 2014, Brown worked for Triple M as an expert commentator for Saturday night matches alongside Barry Denner, Mark Howard and Ash Chua. In 2014, Brown joined rival radio station 3AW as a ball-by-ball commentator for Saturday night and Sunday twilight matches.
In October 2014, Brown was appointed sport presenter on Weekend Today replacing Tim Gilbert. Brown is married to Kristine Fabiyanic and they have three daughters and a son. Morrish Medal winner 1996 All-Australian 2001, 2002 International Rules Series 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004 100 Tiger Treasures "Goal of the Century" Nominee Nathan Brown profile on the Official AFL Website of the Richmond Football Club Nathan Brown's playing statistics from AFL Tables Greenberg, Tony. "Top 20 Tiger trade pick-ups: No. 11". Richmond Football Club. Retrieved 21 October 2012
Mount Eliza, Victoria
Mount Eliza is a seaside town on the Mornington Peninsula, Australia. It is in the local government area of the Shire of Mornington Peninsula. Mount Eliza was named in 1836 by Captain William Hobson after either Eliza Elliott, his wife, or Elizabeth Callaghan, the wife of John Batman. Prior to large scale subdivision, Mount Eliza was a location for holiday homes, Mount Eliza Post Office opening on 15 November 1920; this began to change in the early half of the 20th century. One such subdivision was Ranelagh Estate, designed by Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin in 1924 in tandem with the surveyors Tuxen and Miller. Daveys Bay was named after James Davey who constructed a jetty in the 1840s to ship his produce to Melbourne. In 1909 the Daveys Bay Yacht Club was established, winds its way to a walking track overlooking Mt Eliza Beach on the shores of Canadian Bay, named after three Canadians who owned a sawmill in the area in the 1950s. In 1928, the independent girls school Toorak College was built and is one of the oldest independent girls schools in Victoria.
By the 1950s the shopping precinct began to develop and by the 1960s was a well established shopping village. Hollywood glamour came to Mt Eliza in 1959 when movie stars Fred Astaire, Gregory Peck and Ava Gardner arrived to shoot the Stanley Kramer film, On The Beach, based on the novel of the same name by British novelist Nevil Shute who had lived at nearby Langwarrin. Adjacent to Sunnyside beach sits a historical property Morning Star Estate. Morning Star Estate is a distinctive example of a Victorian era mansion built as a rural or holiday retreat on the Mornington Peninsula, it incorporates a number of architectural styles – including Tudor and Gothic Revival. Sunnyside estate was purchased by Londoner Francis Alfred Gillett in 1865 a short time after he arrived in the colony in 1853. Gillett designed the Sunnyside mansion sometime around 1867–1870. In 1932 the property was purchased, with funds from a bequest, by the Catholic Church and became known as Morning Star Boys' Home; the boys’ home was developed into a country-training centre for delinquent boys, giving them exposure to the benefits of rural life.
The boys became involved in an extensive building program, which led to further developments of the property. Despite this, the mansion remained the dominant architectural feature of the property. Renovations and extensions were undertaken by the Franciscans in 1944–1946; some effort to follow the lead of the mansion was made in the external Tudor/Gothic detailing of the large chapel. A number of courtyards were formed by the new buildings, including a large courtyard, used for sports and was enclosed; the remains of a football field lie to the south of the building complex, a tall angular concrete pillar near the Nepean Highway carried a statue of the Virgin Mary sculpted by one of the brothers. Morning Star Estate has been in a number of films due to its location and historical buildings, including a three-month location shoot around the mansion for the movie Partisan, starring French actor Vincent Cassel, during 2013 and 2014; the mansion was the location for the Kath & Kim movie spin-off Kath & Kimderella.
Morning Star estate is home to the largest rose garden in Victoria, the gardens surrounding the main mansion are home to more than 700 varieties of ornamental roses. The town is bordered by Kackeraboite Creek, Humphries Road, Moorooduc Highway, Wooralla Drive, the Mornington railway line, Oakbank Road, Manyung Creek and Port Phillip. There are several beaches and bays located in Mount Eliza, which include Canadian Bay, Daveys Bay, Half Moon Bay, Moondah Beach, Ranelagh Beach and Sunnyside North Beach. In addition Mount Eliza is home to the Moorooduc Quarry Flora and Fauna Reserve and several creeks including Ballar Creek, Earimil Creek, Gunyong Creek, Kackeraboite Creek, Manmangur Creek and Manyung Creek The town's main shopping area is known as Mount Eliza Village, it is situated at the intersection of Mount Eliza Way. The village is a bustling centre of activity and is well served by many businesses, including all four major banks. Two major supermarkets, Ritchies Stores Supa IGA and Woolworths can be found along with many specialty shops.
Melbourne Business School Monash University Peninsula Campus is nearby Peninsula Grammar Toorak College Mount Eliza Secondary College Kunyung Primary School Mount Eliza Primary School Mount Eliza North Primary School St. Thomas More Catholic Primary School Toorak College Preschool Peninsula Grammar Early Childhood Centre Guardian Early Learning Centre Mt Eliza Mt Eliza Preschool Kunyung Preschool Woodlands Early Learning Centre Walkers Road Preschool Mt Eliza House Childcare & Early Learning Centre Little Grasshoppers Early Learning Centre CoolstoresThere is another child care centre being built on 1412 Nepean Highway, Mount Eliza VIC 3930 designed by Rauhous There are many sporting clubs in Mount Eliza, but most notable is the Mount Eliza Football Club competing in the Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League which has produced many AFL players. Mt Eliza Cricket Club, one of the most successful Cricket Clubs on the Mornington Peninsula with ten First Eleven premierships and a total of more than 55, including the Juniors.
During the 1980s the club was heralded as the largest cricket club in Australia with nine senior teams and eight junior teams. However, they are still held at bay by their rivals up the hill the mighty POBCC who make runs, take wickets and win flags for fun something the boys in green haven't done in years! Mount Eliza Soccer Club was formed