Season Fixture

The 2024 Fixture for DEFC games is here!

Annual General Meeting

DEFC's Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday the 25th of October at 7:30pm at Zerbes Reserve

 Season Fixture

The 2023 Fixture for DEFC games is here!

DEFC V Blackburn Footy Photos

DEFC V Blackburn Footy Photos from all three games on Saturday 28th May at Zerbes including our first game under lights!

2022 Season Fixtures

The 2022 Fixture for DEFC games is here!

Annual General Meeting 2021

DEFC AGM 2021 will be held on Wednesday October 20th 2021at 7.30pm via Zoom

2021 DEFC Best & Fairest Awards Presentation Update

The DEFC Committee wish to advise that we remain hopeful that the 2021 DEFC Best & Fairest Award will be held as a gathered function. We will obviously be guided by Victorian Government Health Restrictions on the likelihood of this being possible at some point over the coming months

Ryan James appointed DEFC Head Coach

It is with great pleasure the DEFC Commitee wish to introduce our new Head Coach Ryan James.

Development coaching role 2022 - Expressions of interest

We are looking for a development coach for 2022.

Letter From DEFC President - Steve Buckle Senior Coach

A notice from our president about senior coach Steve Buckle

Newsletter Round 6

Unfortunately I’m almost sounding like a broken record, Seniors were in the game up until the last 10min, probably needed to take more of our opportunities in the 3rd. Over the coming weeks we should be getting back to pretty much full strength, so let hope we can just make a few slight adjustments & start winning games of footy, we are not far away.

Newsletter Round 5

It was a bitter pill to swallow last Saturday, looking like we had the game under control in the last quarter, but absolute credit to North Ringwood who never game up & ended up winning by 3 points.

Newsletter - Round 3

After 50 long years we have a win in Premier Division!!

Newsletter - Round 2

Check out the newsletter for Round 2 - 2021

Player Sponsorships Now Available

DEFC are now offering player sponsorship to our local community businesses etc/

Podcast - Episode 4

Pride of the East podcast Episode 4 is here!

Podcast - Episode 3

"Pride of the East” Podcast episode 3 is here!!! Featuring club captain, dual premiership and B&F winner Simon White.

Message from the President - June 2020

To all our loyal supporters, sponsors, playing group and coaching department.

Firstly, I would like to extend my personal gratitude and appreciation to each and everyone of you for your unwavering support over the last few months.

A message from the President

The last few days has seen increasing uncertainty and a turn of events unlike anything we’ve seen. We are being guided by the league and ultimately the AFL as a governing body.

Introducing Mav Weller

Doncaster East Football Club's new recruit Maverick Weller shares his thoughts on his time so far at the Lion's Den.


We are pleased to announce the reappointment of our Premiership Coach Steve Buckle for our journey into Premier Division! Bucks will be joined by Simon White who will be Senior Playing Assistant Coach! 

2019 AGM

Don't forget the 2019 Annual General Meeting is being held at Zerbes Reserve Sunday 20th October at 2.30pm.

Any enquiries to

Appreciation to Bruce Ward

Certificate of Appreciation was awarded to Bruce Ward for 10 ears of volunteering with DEFC.

Thanks to David Sowersby

At DEFC we are fortunate to have the support of many good people, some go above and beyond, none more so than David Sowersby owner Walshe & Whitelock Real Estate.

Daniel Mead Superstar

This week at the EFL 2018 Best & Fairest Dinner Presentation Night our very own superstar, Daniel Mead took out the EFL Div 2 Reserves Best & Fairest. Congratulations Daniel

Donny East Players Named Team of the Year for 2018

Named as part of the Div 2 squad at the EFL Chandler Medal Presentation are Michael Steven, Brock McLean, Simon White, Jake Summers, Nick Batsanis and Jack Martin and Coach Steve Buckle.

Pre Grand Final Interview with Coach Steve Buckle

Watch the pre grand final video interview with Coach Steve Buckle on our facebook page.

Kew Chiropractic Centre Finals Fever Promotion, 50% Off Next Treatment

Finals fever promotion from Kew Chiropractic Centre. 50% off next treatment!

Anne Stevenson

In what has already been a difficult and sad day for the DEFC family we have learnt this afternoon of the passing of one of our favorite daughters Anne Stevenson. 

Committee Member - Melissa Lee

The extended DEFC family are saddened by the passing of Melissa Lee in the early hours of today. 

Doncaster East Football Club's new recruit Maverick Weller shares his thoughts on his time so far at the Lion's Den.