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Monday, April 30, 2007

Match report. Game #1 Eagles v Cougars April 28th/07

The first game for the NWPAFL Senior season turned out to be an exciting encounter. With a beautiful blue sky the players and supporters were eager to get out and baste their white winter coats with some UV rays.
On arrival the players were greeted with a ground surface reminiscent of a spring SCG – A little wet and boggy with a lovely green surface.
The cougars looked intimidating in their warm up session with their dominant size obvious over the much smaller Eagles that were wondering what they had gotten themselves into. The inclusion into the cougars lineup of many experienced Irish footballers gave a huge boost in numbers, size and football expertise compared to a line-up that had undergone drastic changes since last year. However their larger opponents did not daunt the Eagles who had been preparing themselves for many cold months.

Moments prior to the bounce a Bald Eagle circled the ground in what can only be seen as a sign from the football Gods that this was going to be the Eagles day. A strong and hardly fought first 5 minute struggle opened with a Goal to Eagles goal sneak Dale Wakefield strongly assisted by a pack busting Dale Hanley who worked tirelessly all day in the ruck. The centre line of Hanley, Freeman, Sully and new recruit Will suppressed the vocal cougars crowd with their repeated efforts to win the ball and push it forward at all costs.
Half forwards Ryan, Colin, Dale, Mike, Chay, Wiz and Coops provided endless targets for the skillful Eagles midfielders.
The Eagles defense was outstanding against their taller opponents and dominated the play once the ball hit the ground. The hard running and constant support of each other could not be questioned.
The surprise of the day to the Eagles coaching panel was first gamer Benny Lomas. Recruited this year from Perth and on a 1 year contract, Lomas wasted no time showing why the Eagles had targeted him. Coach Freeman was asked what he thought of Lomas’s first game – “He’s obviously not the most conventional footballer and he doesn’t look as graceful as I do in full flight, but gee that Benny Lomas knows how to play footy”. Ben Lomas was last seen drinking beer from the “Magic Mug” – Congratulations Benny.
Across halfback Young Gun Adam Cole showed why he is an Eagle – spreading his wings on more than one occasion and flying over packs of cougars. Cole proved he also possess great ground skills recovering from altitude sickness to gather the ball and dispose of it with direct ease.
Defensive coach Belly had the backline working as a well drilled unit as they did not give an inch to their opponents all day. A testament to the great defensive efforts was last years NWPAFL leading goal scorer D. Vargo who was held goalless for the entire game but is certainly still happy his name was mentioned in this report.
All in all it was a great team win for the Eagles made possible by a fantastic strategic running game.

The Cougars were contacted for their opinion of the match but refused to make a statement instead saying that they were to busy working on their website that apparently contains streaming media, photo galleries, and archives.

Fly high Eagles, fly high.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Burnaby Eagles Club Song

Oh we’re from Burnaby, A flying fury We’re from Burnaby,
In any weather you’ll see us with a grin, Risking head and shin,
If we’re behind then never mind We’ll fight and fight and win Oh we’re from Burnaby, We’ll never weaken till the final siren’s gone,
Like the Eagles of old We’re strong and we’re bold Oh we’re from Burna (yellow and blue) Oh we’re from BURNABYEEEE....

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Game 1 EAGLES VS COUGARS (this saturday)

Not thinking about this weekends Grand Final rivaly clash between the Burnaby Eagles vs Vancouver Cougars yet?
Then click on this link to get the blood pumping.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007


A reminder to all players that the Eagles pie & jumper presentation night will be this Thursday, April 26 after training.

Please note all players need to be at training (artificial turf at Burnaby Lakes West #1 field) at 6.15pm sharp for the final training session before the season’s opener this Saturday.

Our first game this Saturday, April 28 (Eagles v Cougars) is at the UBC Soccer Fields corner of Wesbrook Mall & W 16th Ave. Enter off Wesbrook Mall. All Eagles players are expected to be at the ground no later than 12.30pm for a 1.30pm start.

To be eligible to play in the first game you will need to complete a membership form and pay your dues. The price is - $100 for year which includes a training singlet. A $10 game day fee will be charged for all others! Payment can be made this Thursday at training.

Friday, April 20, 2007


An ANZAC day memorial service will be held on Wednesday April 25. Click on the Image to see all the details

Tuesday, April 17, 2007


This week we see the introduction of the WING MAN. A reporter who vows to give the supporters answers to the questions they would love to ask. He sticks his beak into players faces and finds the truth behind the lies or simply whats up with the latest gossip. First up to get in the way of WING MANS beak is no other than the Clubs Canadian veteran, Randy Dickin.

W M. G’day Randy, how they hangin’ mate? Alright

R. D. How’s what hanging?

W M. Relax mate, it’s just a figure of speech. Firstly welcome and thanks for being the first Eagle player to have a bit of a chin wag with the Wing man.

R. D. No problem eh!

W M. eh! What

R. D. What!

W M. eh! What’s with the EH! Is that a Canadian thing?

R. D. you lost me, eh!

W M. Are you like this on the footy field, lost I mean?

R. D. Why don’t you go and get lost, I have you know that my name sits proudly on a trophy, marked best Canadian. You don’t win that from being lost on the field.

W M. Sure, I give ya credit for that. That is a great achievement. Rumor around the club though is that you have become the Canadian Veteran. Is 2007 going to be your send off year?

R. D. Look here Wing man, I may be no spring chicken, but even at my age I think I got a lot of spring still in me. A couple of years, at least.

W M. That’s good, spring! Chicken, a little bit of Canadian wit. I like it, let’s move on shall we. I’m sure coach Freeman would like to hear that you’ll be an Eagle for few more seasons. Speaking of Coach Freeman, he told me that you had mentioned that you will be the best Canadian on the field for season 2007.

R. D. Alright, look! Chris Raudoy had a great season last year and deserved to win ‘best Canadian’ but his 15 minutes of fame are over. It’s going to be mine.

W M. Huge statement Randy considering all the Canadians on list this year. I’m sure the guy you ride with would have something to say about that.

R. D. Matt Nueafeld is a great player but he will have to take back seat to me this year. The thing with Matt is he has just come from the Cougars football club and they put their game into quarters yet I put 4 quarters into my game. Once Matt learns the way things work around here at the Eagles and gets rid of any bad habits he picked up at Cougar land, it is only then that I will start to be a little nervous.

W M. For a second there, I thought you would make a good politician. Anyway, with all that confidence are you willing to tell the Wing man how many goals your going to kick this year.

R. D. Well, last year I kicked 18, so I don’t imagine kicking any less. Maybe, 25. It depends on how well the ball is delivered to me.

W M. Speaking of kicking goals. It’s no secret that you are a single man these day’s. The football world is curios to know how well you faired during those cold, chilling winter months during the footy off season.

R. D. Yes, it was a rather cold winter. I had to wear my tuque a lot eh!

W M. Hmm! Is that you answer? Randy, was their any cuddling involved?

R. D. What’s wrong with a little cuddle?

W M. So, if there was a trophy for cuddling, your name would be on that too ?

R. D. This interview is over, I do have more important things to do, than stand here and be ridiculed by you.

W M. Come on mate, settle down! I’m just asking the questions the supporters want to know. Quite frankly, I think that interview went rather well EH!

Monday, April 16, 2007


When- Thursday April 26

Where- Burnaby Lake Rugby Club

Time - 8.30pm (After football training)

With the first game fast approaching the Burnaby Eagles would like to see all players attend this event to kick off the 2007 footy season. After a good session on the training track all players are encouraged to meet upstairs at the Burnaby Lake Rugby Club for beers and pies as the club will present footy jumpers to each player. The team for the first clash against the Vancouver Cougars will also be announced.

All players are encouraged to pay their $100 membership. All paid members receive a free Burnaby Eagles training singlet. If you are only in town for part of the season the game day fee is $10 per game.


Friday, April 13, 2007

Get your tickets to the biggest night of the year!


It’s a night for everyone. Girls, the boys will look after you all night by serving you food, drinks and even giving you a massage. Boys, the girls are sure to look stunning on this formal night of all nights.

Tickets must be purchased prior to the event and are only $10. Please click on the post below for more information.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

In The Nest This Week

Training will be on Thursday, April 12 at the Burnaby Lakes Sports Complex (Artificial Turf) East from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. After training we will be heading over to the Burnaby Lake Rugby Club for refreshments. With the start of the season only a few weeks away Coach Chris Freeman and his assistants Matt Bell and Dale Wakefield hope to see all old and new Eagles Players there. If you require more details, Coach Freeman can be contacted at 604 988 8734 or via email at freemo76@hotmail.com

Eagles Ladies Night

Burnaby Eagles female fans and friends are encouraged to come to this great social event. Click on the image above to view all details.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Hilton Delivers Once Again

Club President, Colin "Handyman" Hilton and First Lady, Kim are pleased to announce the safe arrival of young Jackson Richard Hilton at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday April 8, 2007. The young fella weighed in at a solid 9 pounds and a full head of hair similar to former Carlton champ Vin Cattagio. Get out your diary and mark down the date of April 8, 2021 when young "Action Jackson" Hilton will make his debut for the Eagles.

All club members would like to congratulate the Hiltons on their latest addition.