Clubs Left in the Dark

Up to 10 local sporting clubs have been hit by a spate of copper wire thefts across Melton and Brimbank.

Wire valued at an estimated $130,000 was stolen during seven thefts at a number of sporting grounds across Brimbank between August 2017 and April 2018.

Cairnlea Soccer Club is the latest to be hit, with 120 metres of wire stolen overnight on May 23, forcing the cancellation of training for juniors and seniors and the possible relocation of weekend games.

Cairnlea SC secretary Yagiz Adal said the theft went beyond a simple loss of power.

“It has a huge impact on us as a club, from the perishable food in the fridges, to lights for training, and our ability to run a canteen on the weekends,” Mr Adal said.

“It will probably cost us about $3000, which might as well be $30,000 for a club our size. Even a week without power has a huge impact.

“It’s a massive problem when you hear it happening at other clubs nearby. It affects hundreds of people.”

About $50,000 of wiring was stolen from Dempster Park in Sunshine North.

Wire thefts have also been reported inthe Melton area at Arnolds Creek, MacPherson Park, Bridge Road Sports Precinct and Diggers Rest Recreation Reserve.

Copper wire was also stolen from the train line between Melton and Rockbank, causing long delays and cancellation of V/Line services on May 23.

It is believed each of the thefts occurred overnight and the heavy wire would require specific tools (portable grinders and
drills, and a large vehicle) and expertise to move.

Detective Senior Sergeant James Sullivan of Brimbank CIU said there were now up  to 10 clubs affected by the thefts and police were investigating if the incidents were connected.

“It is sad when children turn up on Friday night to play football and there are no lights,” Detective Senior Sergeant Sullivan said.

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Cairnlea FC is excited to announce its new charity partnership with The Reagan Milstein Foundation.

Since its launch in November 2010, Reagan Milstein Foundation has commenced and assisted a number of initiatives and programs to help less fortunate children in Australia, South Africa, South East Asia and many other countries. These initiatives include sponsoring talented youngsters, providing football equipment to various less fortunate football associations, and recycling donated boots and uniforms for redistribution to children that cannot afford to play football.

Today, RMF raises funds to assist youngsters who may not have an opportunity to play football, whether it be through lack of resources or lack of funds.

Cairnlea FC is honoured to partner with the charity and as part of our long term commitment, the club will be collecting any unwanted football boots, clothing, equipment and anything else that can be donated to support underprivileged kids through RMF.

The Club will have a new red bin with The Reagan Milstein Foundation label on display in the clubroom. We encourage all members, family and friends to kindly place their unwanted items into the bin throughout the year. The Club will also be collecting gold coin donations with all proceedings going directly to the foundation.

We sincerely thank Kevin Milstein and the team for the opportunity to support RMF and we look forward to doing our part to see its continued success.

For more information, or to see the generosity of the foundation, please go to the Reagan Milstein Foundation page or visit their website at

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Cairnlea FC is pleased to welcome leading labour law firm Zaparas Lawyers as a recommitted corporate partner.

Specialising in WorkCover & TAC, Zaparas Lawyers has fast become one of Victoria’s most respected law firms with offices spanning from St Albans, Oakleigh, Werribee, Preston and throughout Melbourne.

If you’re ever injured at work or have been part of a road accident, as part of our partnership Zaparas Lawyers you’re welcome to an offer of FREE consultation along with a No Win No Fee service upon taking on your matter.

Remember, if you’re injured don't hesitate in contacting us in order to activate these generous services.



Cairnlea FC is excited to announce the re-commitment from long time club supporters TF Pro Security.

TF Pro feature on our senior men’s and reserves match day shorts and it was lovely to host Company director Joe Nihat at this year’s season launch.

TF PRO Security are one of the state’s most highly regarded security providers. With many years of quality experience in Security and Crowd Control, TF PRO offer a range of services for corporate events, small or large functions, access control, mobile security patrols and the list goes on.

For your next function or to provide a quality service at your place of business, do not hesitate to contact TF PRO via phone 0430645095 or email on !

Visit their website @ for more information.

Thanks again to TF PRO for supporting us at Cairnlea FC. 👏

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Cairnlea FC is delighted to announce our new Major Partnership with Create Real Estate.

“The exclusive partnership with Create Real Estate is exciting and we are very honoured to have them on board as a Major Partner. Create Real Estate’s vision to be the ‘Best in the West’ is in line with our vision to be the leading football club in Melbourne. It is important that we connect with our community, and we thank Create Real Estate for the opportunity to move forward together” explains Club President Janev Aziz.

The deal will enable Cairnlea FC to continue improving our football department and facilities to provide the best for our kids moving forward.

“We are pleased to partner with Cairnlea FC, a club that values and supports its diverse community, like we do at Create Real Estate, and we look forward to working with you for all your real estate needs” states Director Steve Tabban.

The newly branded Create Real Estate are no strangers to Cairnlea FC with highly respected co-Director Yuksel Kemal being a long term supporter of the Cairnlea Army and the community as a whole. Mr. Kemal’s continuous advocacy for the community, has paved the way for strong partnerships with various community clubs across Melbourne’s western suburbs.

For more information about our new partner please visit their website below and give them a LIKE 👍 on Facebook - Create Vic Real Estate.



Cairnlea FC calling on LOCAL 4 to 6 year olds to get involved in the new ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off weekly program.

ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off is a games-based football program that provides boys and girls aged 4 to 6 with a fun introduction to the world game. It is designed for kids, focused on having fun, learning new skills and making friends.

No skills required, we have fully accredited coaches including a former National Soccer League footballer heading the program.

Weekly 45 minute session that build skills through games and simple drills delivered in an engaging and inclusive environment.

Have fun. 
Be active. 
Make new friends.

Registration and more info for the program - or email