The Eastern Ranges is a NAB League football team, comprised of the most promising junior footballers from across the greater eastern area of Melbourne. The club runs selective programs to prepare players to take the next step into senior and professional football.
Established in 1992, the Eastern Ranges has competed in the NAB League (formally TAC Cup) for over 25 years. The club has a strong history of developing players with over 100 drafted onto AFL and AFLW lists, including recent number one draft pick Tom Boyd & 2018 NAB AFL Rising Star Jaidyn Stephenson. Other notable draftees include Sam Mitchell, Rory Sloane, Christian Petracca, Kade Simpson, Jonathon Patton and Mikala Cann.
Led by Talent Operations Lead, Zak Kennedy, the Eastern Ranges have a staff base of more than 60 people. The vast majority of these are dedicated volunteers of all ages and specialties from high performance to property management.