2020 Club Profiles


Matt Elliott

JUMPER NO.: 23

POSITION: slow midfield/forward

FAVOURITE FOOD: Nutella

FAVOURITE DRINK: Bundy

FAVOURITE PLAYER: Guy Kearnes/Josh Gale

FAVOURITE AFL CLUB: Bombers

TOUGHEST OPPONENT: a young Shannon Bakes

AMBITION FOR THE SEASON: Finals and then a flag

BIGGEST THRILL IN FOOTBALL: Making my senior debut at Smithton

BEST ADVICE BEEN GIVEN: a handball is still a stat!


Tim King

JUMPER NO.: 29

POSITION: Bench

FAVOURITE FOOD: all (except tomatoes)

FAVOURITE DRINK: coffee

FAVOURITE PLAYER: Matthew Kinch

FAVOURITE AFL CLUB: Collingwood

TOUGHEST OPPONENT: Johnathon Smart

AMBITION FOR THE SEASON: Penguin seniors winning a flag, continue to grow our club

BIGGEST THRILL IN FOOTBALL: winning premierships with mates

BEST ADVICE BEEN GIVEN: don’t panic


Tully O’Neil

JUMPER NO.: 64

POSITION: midfield and wing

FAVOURITE FOOD: sushi

FAVOURITE DRINK: coconut water

FAVOURITE PLAYER: Chris Judd and Patrick Cripps

FAVOURITE AFL CLUB: Carlton

TOUGHEST OPPONENT: Michael Edwards-Grey

AMBITION FOR THE SEASON: To play and train at the highest level I can and enjoy my footy

BIGGEST THRILL IN FOOTBALL: Winning an under 16 flag in 2017

BEST ADVICE BEEN GIVEN: You can do anything you set your mind to


Jay Van Essen

JUMPER NO.: 8

POSITION: wing

FAVOURITE FOOD: Chicken wings

FAVOURITE DRINK: choccy milk

FAVOURITE PLAYER: Robbie Gray

FAVOURITE AFL CLUB: Port Adelaide

TOUGHEST OPPONENT: Josh Kaine

AMBITION FOR THE SEASON: to make finals

BIGGEST THRILL IN FOOTBALL: winning the under 18 premiership in 2017

BEST ADVICE BEEN GIVEN: hard work beats talent


Liam Viney

JUMPER NO.: 15

POSITION: Midfield/half back

FAVOURITE FOOD: Steak, chips and salad

FAVOURITE DRINK: Highway Halt chocolate thick shake

FAVOURITE PLAYER: Steele Sidebottom/Jamie Elliott

FAVOURITE AFL CLUB: Collingwood

TOUGHEST OPPONENT: Luke Russell

AMBITION FOR THE SEASON: To play how we have been training and go deep into finals

BIGGEST THRILL IN FOOTBALL: Kick after the siren to win it or winning a pre lim/grand final

BEST ADVICE BEEN GIVEN: Train hard and listen to Joshua Kaine (PFC icon!)


Jarrod Watling

JUMPER NO.: 24

POSITION: Forward

FAVOURITE FOOD: Pizza on the webber

FAVOURITE DRINK: white hot choc

FAVOURITE PLAYER: Patty Cripps

FAVOURITE AFL CLUB: Carlton

TOUGHEST OPPONENT: Ryan Grey

AMBITION FOR THE SEASON: Injury free

BIGGEST THRILL IN FOOTBALL: The mates I’ve made over the years

BEST ADVICE BEEN GIVEN: if you want something, go and get it!!


Ambassador  – Simone Turner

I’m 29 and work as a registered nurse.

I was kindly welcomed into the Penguin Football Club in 2018 as a member of the Senior Women’s Team and will go on to play my 3rd season with the women this year.

As a player I am highly committed to the PFC. I love the community, members, volunteers and supporters that all make it an amazing club to be a part of. Our facilities make it feel like a privilege to play at and the welcoming, family friendly atmosphere at the club has made the PFC feel like a part of my family.

I am undertaking the role of PFC Ambassador for 2020 to not only try and give something back to the club that I love, but also the players, members and wider community. I want to strive for a successful year at the Penguin Football Club both on and off the field this season!