Community is what we are all about and there’s no better way to get involved than to throw our support behind the young talent in the district and highlight the essential service that sporting clubs bring to the area.
As a local business, we have seen the area grow and change over recent years, however, the local people remain at the core of what drives us to be the best!
Founded in 1872, Essendon Cricket Club remains at the heart of the local community. Competing in the Victorian Premier Cricket competitions, many of the Essendon Cricket Club players have gone on to stellar international careers as well participating in the domestic Big Bash League.
As we head into our fourth year of supporting the junior teams, it is a delight to see the progress of the young players. We are particularly proud to have been able to support the club in the 2017 / 2018 season as the under 12’s won the first Junior Premiership flag for the club.
The coming 2019/2020 season promises to be another great one!
Maribyrnong Football Club was founded in 1980 and to this day remains a strong presence in the local EDFL League. With strong ties to local families, it is not surprising to see generation after generation of the same family-run out on to the oval to represent the club.
Coming off the back of two premiership flags in 2017 season; Under 19.5’s and Under 13’s (Div 1),
Maribyrnong Football Club is a force to be reckoned with and McDonald Upton Real Estate is proud to be able to support the team as they climb the ladder to more premiership flags.
Player Sponsorship : Shona Brooks
Craigieburn Basketball Association (CBA) is a leader in offering basketball opportunities to the community of Craigieburn and surrounding areas, promoting growth and continuous improvement of our Club to support our members and associates in achieving their aspirations and goals. We pride ourselves on being an all-inclusive, family orientated Club.
CBA are looking to build on a successful season and continue to develop a long term plan for all our programs, including Big V, VJBL, senior/junior domestic and other initiatives under the Learn to Fly banner.
2018 was a great year for the ladies team and under the captaincy of Kellie Bailey-Lynn (l), Shona Brooks (r) and the team brought home the flag for the Craigieburn Eagles!
The Bowls Club was founded in 1956 as the Ormond Park Bowls Club but was later changed to Moonee Valley Bowls Club to reflect the City of Moonee Valley in which the club resides. It is a community venture; with members, sponsors, and local government support who have contributed to the development and maintenance of the club greens and facilities.
The Club is affiliated with the Moonee Valley Sporting Club, which in addition to Bowls and Bridge incorporates the Moonee Valley Cricket and Moonee Valley Football Clubs.
Pets enrich the lives of so many people, so much so they are a part of the lives of most of our team! Keen to include all members of the community, including the furry, four-legged members, we are also fundraising for The Lost Dogs Home. As well as rehoming lost or abandoned pets and providing veterinary assistance, public education is a key focus within the organisation. Responsible pet ownership is important in any community and the programs offered by The Lost Dogs home ensure that the next generation of animal lovers understand the commitment involved in keeping pets and the importance of pet health and wellbeing.
Essendon Historical Society is a non-profit organisation committed to documenting, preserving and promoting the history of the City of Moonee Valley which consists of Airport West, Ascot Vale, Avondale Heights, Essendon, Essendon North, Keilor East, Kensington, Moonee Ponds, Niddrie, Strathmore, Strathmore Heights as well as parts of Keilor and Flemington.
The Society was formed in 1970 by a group of residents who recognised the importance of preserving all aspects of local history for the benefit of present and future generations.
The City of Moonee Valley is fortunate to have a number of the grand homes of yesteryear still very much a part of the local landscape. As part of our services to clients, we have often called upon Essendon Historical Society to help us delve into the history of iconic mansions and streetscapes, to further understand the significance of the residences and the part they have played in shaping The City of Moonee Valley as we know it today.