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Saturday, September 29, 2007

Come to the greatest AGM of all time!

The Eagles Annual General Meeting is now a dinner meeting instead of lunch. It will still be at Pete Taylor's place on Saturday October 27, but now starting at 5pm. Please contact Colin Hilton on 604-996-2101 or at hilton67@telus.net if you have any questions. All are very welcome, especially anyone new.

Thursday, September 27, 2007


Just a reminder to confirm your seats on the express Downtown to Burnaby Lake Sports Club as soon as possible -

please email stu_grills@hotmail.com with your request.

If we need to get another bus we will need to arrange this as soon as possible.

So - to refresh - the bus leaves down town at

6.45pm from Doolins (654 Nelson Cnr of Granville) -

then returns to Downtown after the Grand Final at 1:45am

It is only $10 return! CHEAP and safer than Drinking and drviing!!!

Thanks. Burnaby Eagles committee

Monday, September 24, 2007


Well the countdown to one of the biggest grand finals of all time has begun! If you need transportation from downtown Vancouver to Burnaby Lakes, there will be a 48 seater bus leaving early friday evening.

Where: Doolins Irish Pub (Corner of Granville and Nelson)
When: 6:45pm
Cost: $10 (returning approx 1:00AM)
Seats: 48

Please email stu_grills@hotmail.com to confirm your seat.

Friday, September 21, 2007


The AFL Grand Final will be shown live on the big screen at the Burnaby Lakes Rugby Club: Friday, September 28.
Doors will open at 7pm and it is advised for all interested parties to be early.

General admission will be $5
The first 100 punters can chose to pay $8 which will cover the cost of your first beer

The "other" local footy club, the Vancouver Cougars will be organising group transport from Downtown to Burnaby - returning to downtown at around 1:30am Saturday! (for those that want to carry on the festivities!).

There will be door prizes, raffles and classic Australian Meat Pies for sale.

For more information contact
Eagles Club President Colin Hilton: hilton67@telus.net or The helmeted Geelong supporter Stuart Grills (Cougars): stu_grills@hotmail.com or

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Eagles Wings Clipped

NWPAFL Grand Final: UBC, Vancouver

The Burnaby Eagles team arrived at the UBC with big expectations. The Eagles had won the local series 5 to 2 against their cross town rivals the Vancouver Cougars and also took out the prestigious Kelowna and BC Footy Cups. The Eagles were keen to add one more piece of hardware to the newly built Colin "Handyman" Hilton trophy cabinet. Unfortunately the Eagles were not able to cap of a great season with a premiership. The Burnaby Eagles players and committee would like to congratulate the Vancouver Cougars on their premiership victory.

The Eagles would like to farewell the following team members who will be moving on later this year and will not be able to wear the Eagles yellow and blue in 2008.

2006 Best and Fairest - Charles Buchanan
2007 Leading Goal Kicker - Ryan Pedrotti
Tough nut - Mark Fraser
Sturdy Backman - Mick Pedler
The Saskatchewan Rider - The Wiz
Facebook guru - Ben Lomas

Game #1 Final Score
Vancouver Cougars 3.6.24 defeated Burnaby Eagles 3.3.21

Game #2 Final Score
Seattle 9.6.60 defeated Burnaby Eagles 5.5.35

Game #3
The game between Vancouver and Seattle was not needed
as both teams were already assured of a Grand Final spot.

2007 Grand Final - Final Score

Vancouver Cougars - 11.10-76
Seattle Grizzlies - 8.9-57

Monday, September 17, 2007

AFL Grand Final live at Burnaby Lakes

The AFL Grand Final will be shown live on the big screen at the Burnaby Lakes Rugby Club on Friday night, September 28. There will be more info to follow soon about this great night.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


This Saturday is the NWPAFL Grand Final day at UBC.

The schedule for the day is as follows:

1. 12.00 Eagles v Cougars
2. 1.00 Eagles v Seattle
3. 2.00 Cougars v Seattle

These games will be all 2 x 20 minute half’s. Then the top two finish teams will pay in the Grand final. There will be a 20 -30 break between the last game and the Grand Final.

4. 3.30 Grand Final 4x 15 minute quarters

It is hoped that as many spectators and players can make it on the day and help the Eagles finish the year off with a big win!

All players should be at the ground NO later than 11:15am.

It is also hoped that all players can attend training on Thursday night starting at 6:15pm. at the Burnaby Lake Rugby Club soccer fields, this will be our last chance to sharpen up our skills before the big day.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Tonights Training

Tonights training starts at 6.15pm at the Burnaby lakes rugby fields (the grass fields!). These last 2 taining sessions are the most important for the year, so make sure you are there! Freemo must get a call if you can not make it. There will be a BBQ and highlights of last weeks AFL games after training.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Eagles AGM

The Eagles Annual General Meeting date has been set for Saturday October 27 starting at 12pm. The day will be held at Pete Taylor's place with plenty of food and drink to enjoy. We invite as many new people as possible to join the committee for next season. This year has been another great step forward with many more exciting plans ahead for the club next year. We especially would like as many Canadians as possible on the committee for next year. So if you want to have a voice in what happens next year and how the club should be run, please lock this date away in your diary NOW! Please note the committee is not exclusive to just players and or males, so if you would like to attend please contact the President Colin Hilton on 604-996-2101 or at hilton67@telus.net . Partners and kids are welcome.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Eagles win series 5 - 2

EAGLES 10. 12. 72 def. COUGARS 2. 2. 14

After another slick training session by the Eagles on Thursday night the jokes about president Hilton leaving Starbucks early on Friday to get to the game on time were bandied around. However it was made apparent that the joke was on the rest of the team come 6pm Friday evening when coach Freeman put Hilton on speaker phone before the match. "Yeaaah, look here Chris. If ya gunna start bein smart arses then ya can paint ya own numbers on ya back, cause the coffee is sure tast'n good!".
So without jumpers it was (for 1st quarter anyway) for the Eagles boys. The presidents joke seemed to work like a charm as everyone at the ground were not happy about Hilton's antics apart from Che Pritchard.
The early disruption however did little to distract the Eagles focus as they ran and tackled hard in the 1st quarter. As the yellow and blue guernsey's were donned at quarter time the Eagles continued their workrate and team-work to increase their lead throughout the match to finally run out winners 10 goals 12 behinds 72, to 2 goals 2 behinds 14. The win was a total team effort as there was no truer comment made after the match than 'all played well'.
Young Robin lead hard and kicked accurately to finish with 4 goals. Steve Harper kicked the best goal of his career, Plugger worked hard up forward and on the wing as did Ben Lomas and Gary Cooper. Goal scoring machine Ray made the tackle of the day saving a certain goal which inspired his team-mates with Jim & Tom following suit with some great tackles of their own. Freemo presented well up forward as did Rich when swapped with Ryan from CHB to CHF. Rich finished with a classy goal as Ryan showed his class down back. Justin, Dusty, Dave & Frase ran hard all day with Frase finishing with a goal of his own. Pete Taylor put his hand up in the last quarter to be a pinch hitter up forward in the finals, kicking a goal that never looked like missing. Hitlon contiued his great form this season as did Adam who continually ran off his man from defence. Chuck & Che were unstoppable runners all day as was the general in the middle Mick Peddler. The whole club would like to thank Mick for efforts on and off the ground these past two months and wish him all the best.

All players must get to training over the next 2 weeks to give them a chance to start in the Grand Final on the 15th.