Ashy Redbacks are part of the Yarra Junior Football League.

We are a friendly and inclusive club with teams ranging from Under 8 to Under 17 Colts in boys and Under 13, Under 15, Under 16 and Youth Girls (Under 18) in girls.

Vale Marty Browne

It is with great sadness that we informing our members of the passing of one of our great clubmen, Martin John (Marty) Browne this past weekend after a long battle with cancer. Marty is survived by his wife Lisa, daughter Karly and son Aidan.

Marty was known to many across our club and the broader local community through his involvement as a Team Manager for 4 years between 2012 – 2015, sharing a premiership with the Under 10s in 2013. 

Always one with a quick-witted comment (“You’re giving me doughnuts”) and great sense of humour, players and parents that were fortunate to be in his team would recall him as being the ever calm, rational and organised team manager. Those that knew him more broadly from being around the club would fondly remember him as being passionate about footy, whether that be from his days as an umpire, as a Sydney Swans supporter, or standing on the side lines barracking for Karly, Aidan or the Ashy team that just happened to be playing at the time. 

Marty’s smile would light up the room and he carried such a positive attitude that inspired many.

Lisa, Karly, and Aidan are all very dear to our hearts and we ask you all to show them your support and respect during their time of loss. 

A service to celebrate Marty’s life will be held at 10:00am Wednesday 21st June at
Leonda by the Yarra, 2 Wallen Road, Hawthorn. A private cremation will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to GI Cancer Institute with details available at the Service.

To a great clubman and mentor for our players, we will miss you Marty. You will remain a part of our Ashy club forever.

Rest in peace.

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Key Dates & Events

Friday 16 June - Club Night 

Come and join us for Milestone Game Awards and we enjoy Pete Nikitas, Club Captain, interview our Colt players that have reached special milestone games of 100 and 150 games.  

Saturday 22 July - Ashy's Got Talent

Sunday 23 July - Club Night 

Friday 28 July - Females in Focus (All Girls)

Friday 4 August - Club Night

Sunday 13 August - Club Night (Semi Finals)

Sunday 20 August - Club Night (Preliminary Finals)

Sunday 27 August - Club Night (Grand Final)

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Glen Iris Road, Glen Iris, 3146

Burwood Reserve 1 & 2
282A Warrigal Road, Burwood, 3125


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To find out anything about Ashy Redbacks, please reach out:

Club Secretary
PO Box 211
Ashburton VIC 3147


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