Established in 1888, the Macedon Football Club has a long history and tradition within the towns of Macedon, Mount Macedon and throughout the entire Macedon Ranges community. Nicknamed the ’Cats’ and based at the picturesque Tony Clarke Reserve, Macedon Football Club was an original member of the Riddell District Football League (RDFL), where it remains an integral member today.

The club has spent the majority of its history playing in the navy blue and white horizontal ‘hoops’ (Geelong jumper), while for a period of time in the 1980’s and 1990’s it wore the royal blue and red vertical stripes (Port Melbourne jumper). Tasting Senior Football premiership success has been few and far between for the club with premierships in 1907, 1919, 1976 and most recently in 2017. Other team success has come via the Under 18’s who tasted premiership glory in 2004, 2008 and 2010 and the Reserves who famously won their first ever premiership in 2010 before going back-to-back in 2011.  Individual success dates back to Ray Taylor who was our first Bowen Medallist and played 86 games for North Melbourne between 1967/72.  In more recent times, Senior League Best and Fairest winners Aaron Blade in 2009, Darren Goodwin in 2013 and Jason Cooke in 2017 all taking home the Bowen Medal. 

Perhaps the proudest moments in the club’s history of over 125 years though has been the drafting of 3 players in the space of 2 years to AFL Clubs.


Alistair Meldrum

Senior Coach

This is Al’s second stint of Senior Coaching at Macedon FNC having been Senior Playing Coach from 2011-2013.

Al has a long association with the club, first playing with the Juniors way back in 1989! In addition to coaching he has also held executive committee positions over the years giving him well rounded experience in Club Operations and priorities pertaining to Community Sport.

He is passionate about coaching and the development of players, not just on the field, but also providing support off it. Building relationships, developing mutual trust and respect, leadership and culture are all fundamental elements in Al’s overall philosophy.

Al enjoyed a long and fulfilling local football playing career which included 4 Senior Best & Fairest’s, and a RDFNL Bowen Medal. His highlight so far, being a Senior Playing Premiership Coach at Heathcote in Season 2009.

Now he is looking forward to coaching from the sidelines and providing young kids and adults with the opportunity to be part of a sustainable, community focused club at Macedon.

Supporting Staff

Wayne Sanders

Assistant Coach

After a successful first stint at the helm this year, only just missing the finals with our Reserves side, we are excited to see the continued development that he provides to our group.
Welcome back Wayne!!

Macedon Cats Player

Chad Walker

Reserves Coach

Chad is a former Vice Captain of the club and was part of the 2017 Senior Premiership team.
The club and Chad agree it is the right time for him to move aside from playing seniors and to concentrate on the developing our Reserve footy team and players.
Jump on board the Reserves for 2023!

Jason Cooke

Under 19.5 Coach

Macedon FNC is proud to announce Jason Cooke as our Under 19.5 Head Coach for Season 2023. Cookey’s on-field skill and ability is well-known, but it is his commitment to lead & develop young players that excites the Club most about this important appointment. The Cat’s youth stocks are loaded with home-grown local talent and Jason will be connecting with and supporting this group as they navigate their way through an important phase of the football and life journey.