Senior Football

Caulfield Bears Senior Football League

We field 2 ‘open-age’ football teams which are affiliated with the Southern Football Netball League (Div 2) and play our matches at Koornang Park Munro Ave Carnegie.

Whilst premiership success has evaded our football teams for some years, the 1st XVIII team played in finals’ campaigns in Division 2 for 5 consecutive years (2014-2018) and played in the Grand Final in 2016.  The 2nd XVIII team also made its way to the Preliminary Final in 2017 which was the first finals’ appearance of our 2nd XVIII team since 2007.

We have a young & energetic playing list complimented by experienced coaching staff which we believe is the recipe for success. We are very welcoming to all players.

Coaching Team

Our coaching panel for Season 2022 is confirmed and will again be headed by Chris O’Keefe.  Chris has an illustrious playing and coaching career having been a VFL player, a premiership player and coach and multiple Grand Final appearances.

He will be supported by a contingent of assistant coaches who have strong knowledge of the football and are equally passionate about community sport.


Pre-season training commenced on Monday, 15 November.  It is held every Monday and Wednesday evening from 6.00pm.   Contact Chris O’Keefe for any further information – 0431 528 729.

Scott Hunter

Team Trainer

David Folley


Chris O'Keefe

Senior Football Coach

Alex Markham

Reserves Co-Coach/ General Committee

Travis Cooper

Senior Assistant Coach

Tom Heagney

Seniors Assistant Coach

Tim Stevenson

Seniors Assistant Coach

Peter Rhys-Jones

Reserves Co-Coach