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At Eastland, we understand the power of a strong community, which is why we are a proud fundraiser and supporter of the Alannah and Madeline Foundation and the Eastern Football League.
Published 01 May

The Alannah & Madeline Foundation

At Eastland, we understand the power of a strong community, which is why we are a proud fundraiser and supporter of the Alannah & Madeline Foundation.

This remarkable national charity is committed to ensuring the protection and wellbeing of children by offering care and support for those who have witnessed or experienced serious violence, and to reducing the incidence of childhood bullying.

Our partnership with the Alannah & Madeline Foundation highlights the importance of family and children to the Eastland community. It echoes our wish to ensure that violence and bullying towards children have no place in our local community, nor anywhere else.

As such, we are dedicated to raising awareness of the honourable work of the Alannah & Madeline Foundation wherever we can. Since 2017 we have committed to donating all proceeds from a variety of centre events in support of the foundation’s prevention and care programs.

With your help, we can continue to support and protect our children from violence across a range of platforms including the digital world of cyber bullying and physical violence in homes and schools.

Follow the Alannah & Madeline Foundation on Facebook and Instagram

Donate today



Buddy Run - 20 October

Alannah and Madeline will host their second Buddy Run event on Sunday 20 October at Yarra Park in Melbourne.

This 1km anti-bullying fun run is a great way for families to get together and say no to bullying.  
The Event Village returns this year as well, with entertainment and activities for everyone, from toddlers to grandparents there is something for the whole family to enjoy.

Last year saw approximately 1,000 people take part in the inaugural Buddy Run, and this year they are hoping to double the attendance.  
You can walk or run the 1km, making it perfect for all ages and fitness levels.

So, gather your family and friends and join us on Sunday 20 October 2019 to promote inclusion and respect, and help make a difference in the lives of children.

Key Event Details

Sunday 20 October, 2019

10am - 2pm
Event Village opens from 10am
Buddy Run starts from 11am

Yarra Park (Between Jolimont Station and the MCG)

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View the Buddy Run website 
View additional Buddy Run Resources



Eastern Football League

At Eastland we strive to bring community members together through rewarding activities that the whole family can enjoy in a welcoming environment, which is why we are honoured to be the exclusive naming rights partner of the Eastern Football League (EFL).

Grassroots sports clubs play a vital role in their local community. Not only do they help people stay fit and healthy and develop the sporting talents of individuals, they also give young people and their parents the opportunity to meet new friends from different backgrounds.

These clubs can also provide adults with the opportunity to share their talents and learn new skills, whether it be helping with coaching, administration, transport or sourcing sponsorship or funding. In other words, sports clubs like those in the EFL offer so much more than just the sporting activity they are involved with. 

The EFL is the largest Australian Rules Football competition in the country, with an estimated 694,400 game attendees each year. Participating clubs provide a source of local pride, meaning and relevance, and Eastland is delighted to support them in enhancing the wellbeing of people across our region.  


Follow EFL on Facebook and Instagram

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Melbourne East Netball Association

We have extended our support of the local sporting community through the new partnership with the Melbourne East Netball Association (MENA) supporting umpires, players and the entire netball community.

MENA was established in 1952-3 and has been providing netball competitions in the Outer Eastern Suburbs for over 50 years. Since 1977 the Association has been based at the leafy H.E. Parker Reserve in Heathmont, Melbourne. The Association consists of fourteen (14) Affiliate Clubs and about twelve (12) independent teams located throughout the eastern suburbs, centered on the Ringwood area. Clubs from as far as Park Orchards (North), Bayswater (East), Vermont (South) and Blackburn Lake (West) play in the Association.


Ladies Social Competition – Wednesday Nights

Competition commenced Wednesday, 17th July and runs through to finals in December.

Information, including registration details is available here.


Mixed Social Competition – Monday Nights

Competition commences Monday, 29th July and runs through to finals in December. 

Information, including registration details is available here.

Academy Term 3
Sessions commenced Friday, 19th July and include 10 sessions.
Information, including registration details is available here.

Walking Netball

Walking Netball is a slower version of the game; it is netball, but at a walking pace. The game has been designed so anyone can play, regardless of age, ability or fitness level.

Information including registration details is available here.

Eastern All Abilities Mixed Netball
Fun For All! Eastern All-Abilities Netball is a program for girls and boys with a mild to medium intellectual disability. The netball program provides skills development, teamwork, friendship and fun! A great way to further develop skills and friendships.
Eastern All Abilities Mixed Netball teams play each Friday Night 5.15pm to 6.15pm at Maroondah Nets.
For more information contact Programs@menanetball.com.au

Coming Soon
Keep your eye out for information on a Boys under 15 competition, a Daytime Ladies Social Competition and an Evening Walking Netball Competition. 
Anyone who might be interested in receiving information about these and any future programs can register for updates via the MENA website
 or on www.facebook.com/menanetball.

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