2018 Campaign Commences

Campaign 2018 goes up another level this week with the boys returning to training on Tuesday at Keysborough. A return to B Grade follows the Premiership win last year and Wardy’s warriors will be looking to replicate last year’s efforts but it won’t be easy in the higher grade. But we have spent plenty of time there over the last few years so we know what to expect.
April 7th is the first round of the year and we will be keeping you posted about practice matches and lead up events. There will be plenty to look forward to both on and off the field in what is shaping up as an exciting year. There will be plenty of opportunities to call out CARNA BLOODS and HEARTS!

THE GEORGE ON COLLINS ANNOUNCED AS NEW SPONSOR

The OHAFC is pleased to announce that The George on Collins has come on board as a marquee sponsor. 

Situated in the Georges Building at 162-168 Collins Street, The George on Collins has been recently refurbished to bring you an impressive New York style basement bar in the heart of the city. 

It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, offering corporate express lunches, amazing cocktails and share plates into the night. There is plenty of room for your own private function or  The George can be your new place to eat and drink. 

Monday – Thursday 7:30am until midnight

Friday 7:30am until 3:00am 

Saturday 4:00pm until 3:00am 

Take a look at their delicious menu here 

Book a table online 

*NEW YEAR EVE SPECIAL*

Join in the party at their New York themed NYE Party featuring an incredible line-up of DJs, live music and performances throughout the evening. This promises to be Melbourne’s best NYE Party, packages start from $130pp including a four beverage package, American inspired canapes and a ‘big apple’ cocktail at midnight! Further details can be found on their Facebook page here 

Members of the OHAFC network can take advantage of an exclusive offer

Purchase 6 tickets or more and receive them at a discounted price of  $110 pp. Be sure to book your tickets by

contacting one of their friendly events staff on info@thegeorgeoncollins.com.au or call 03 96637226

*CHRISTMAS COCKTAILS SPECIAL*

The George On Collins is also offering members a special offer entitling recipients to 4 of their sensational Christmas cocktails for only $40 Monday to Thursday . Bring it on!

So we welcome Greg and the team at The George On Collins as valuable sponsors of the club. Check everything out at their website and on Instagram and support them on Facebook.

See you at The George.

2017 AGM and Pre-season Training Dates

 
The 2017 Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday the 27th of November at the Brighton Hotel. Formalities will commence at 7 pm. This is an important occasion for the club so all supporters and players are encouraged to attend.

Please RSVP to hpbureau@iinet.net.au
 

The first night of pre-season training (for the boys) isn’t far away – indeed it is next week! Yes the 21st of November will see the guys take the first steps for 2018 glory – down at Keysborough. For some they may be tentative steps, for others more buoyant depending on their Spring carnivals. No doubt they will all be in fine fettle once the ball is bounced next year. 

 
 

All the News from Presentation Night

The 2017 Presentation Night was held on Friday night and produced plenty of winners. As well as the playing awards, all the volunteers who are so important to the club, were recognized. It was a brilliant night, closing what has been a successful year for the club.

There were dual winners in the Seniors with Aaron Toy and Peter Shakallis sharing the TEK Fisher Trophy with 88 votes. Aaron had a great year, being one of the leaders in the backline and taking on key opponents every week. Shak was a consistent presence through the midfield all year and this award caps off a fine year.

There was also a dead heat in the first ever Best and Fairest for the Hearts. Mim Waterman and Mietta McDonald tied in first place with Sarah Casey coming in third. All three can be very proud of their efforts in what has been a hugely successful first year of women’s football.

In the Reserves, Jamie Cain was a clear winner with Keelan Hartnett Runners Up. Jamie  had a real impact in his first year of senior football, proving to be a dominant backman.

In the U/19s Joel Constable was a narrow winner from Oli Sharpe. Another backman taking out the award, Joel was also a real leader on and off the field.

THE OTHER AWARD WINNERS

SENIORS:
BEST FIRST YEAR PLAYER – JACK MUNRO
MOST IMPROVED – BRODIE STEELE
LEADING GOALKICKER – NATHAN WAITE (3RD IN B&F)
MOST INSPIRATIONAL – JAMES PAUL (5TH IN B&F)
MOST CONSISTENT – TIM WITHEROW (4TH IN B&F)

WOMENS:
MOST IMPROVED – CLAIRE STARK
LEADING GOALKICKER – MIETTA MCDONALD
BEST CLUBWOMAN – CHELSEA FRAWLEY

RESERVES:
MOST IMPROVED – MARK IRWIN
TOP GOALSCORER – BEN OAKES

U/19s:
EQUAL THIRD IN B&F – WILL PAUL
LEADING GOALKICKER – DURRAS SECCULL (Eq 3RD IN B&F)
GAME CHANGER AWARD – SPENCER WARD
MOST INSPIRATIONAL – RAYNER SECCULL

SERVICE AWARDS:
BARRY BERGGY/KEN ALLISON MEMORIAL TROPHY FOR SERVICE – MICK CONSTABLE

HILLY HOUGHTON/FELICITY WIGG LADIES AWARD –
ALISON LEYDEN
 
 

Jobs for the Boys and Girls

The Haileybury network reaches far and wide and it is pleasing to be able to demonstrate that with some job offers that have become available.  Both provide a great chance to enter the workforce and gain experience. We thank those that have provided these opportunities.

 

The first is for a Sales Rep role with a leading floor specialist. It is Melbourne based and would be a great start for someone with the right attitude. The remuneration package includes a car.

The second is at Haileybury who are looking for a Casual Facilities Officer. You will need a drivers licence and be familiar with event and function set-ups, including extensive chair and table set-ups and movemenet. A knowledge of IT and AV equipment is also required. 

Responsibilities include:-

Portering – Carry-out significant portering activities as directed, including repetitive moving of furniture, extensive exam set ups, assembly set ups and function set ups.

General Venue Maintenance activities – Carry out general venue maintenance activities as directed

Building Maintenance Duties – Assist the Buildings and Grounds Supervisor with any maintenance requests

Cleaning and Catering – Carry out incidental cleaning and catering as required

Back-up for Buildings and Grounds Facilities staff across all Campuses – Back-up for Buildings and Grounds Facilities staff when away on any type of leave as required.

Contact Andrew Hicks (hyxy) for further details.

Work for Young Bloods and Hearts

 
Young Bloods and Hearts are looking for work and you may be able to help.

 

2017 was an outstanding year for Haileybury Football with the Seniors winning C grade flag, Under 19s getting into the GF for the second year in a row, the women’s team making finals in their first year of playing, the Reserves team having their most successful season in many years and the School Firsts Football team winning the APS premiership after an undefeated season
 
This success is due in part to having high-quality individuals with great values who represent the club and who work hard. They have been brought up and educated well and are prepared to work together in a team environment to achieve common outcomes.
 
These same qualities make for great employees but they need your help.
 
Many of the younger players will be finishing either VCE or University exams in November and will be looking for summer vacation work in the holidays until Uni returns in March.  Many others are after ongoing part time work while they finish off Uni courses whilst of course, our players who are graduates or are already in the workforce would love the chance to be included in your business recruiting pool for relevant full time jobs. 
 
Reliable, smart and well-mannered staff are vital to all businesses regardless of whether you need them on a part or full time basis and Old Haileybury Football Club is brimming with young men and women keen to fill your employment needs. 
 
We can include any job advertisements you have on the players facebook page and the club can act as a cheap and easy source of finding quality employees.  Just contact us with any employment opportunity you need filled and chances are, we will have a quality person available for you to consider
Please direct any queries or opportunities to Michael Constable at  M.Constable@toxfree.com.au
 

2017 Presentation Night/Cocktail Party

The 2017 Presentation Night/Cocktail Party will be taking place on the 27th of October.

The awards will cover all teams and recognise the volunteers who do such a brilliant job throughout the year. A DJ will help us bop the night away after the presentations.

The venue is the Brighton International in Bay Street Brighton and festivities will commence at 7.30pm. The cost is only $130ph which covers all refreshments and a 3 course meal.

To RSVP, please contact Corey Connelly on 0402 097018.

Breakfast Update and Premiership Photos

The OHAFC AFL Grand Final Breakfast has been sold out which is a great response as you would expect with such a line up. But those people looking for a bargain or a game of golf should read on and find out what is available amongst the silent auction items. Also note that photos from the Grand Final victory are also available.

Photos from the Grand Final can be found here – https://www.flickr.com/photos/142261885@N07/37296260986/in/album-72157687163335274/

The silent auction items are as follows. You don’t have to be there to make a bid. Call hyxy (0407 220952) if you want to have a crack.

 

SILENT AUCTION ITEMS

  • Round of Golf with Ryan Ruffels: Res $500
  • $1,500 of Carparking at Wilson Car Parks: Res $600
  • Brighton Beach Box: Res $600
  • $2,000 of Legal Fees from Dangerfield Exley: Res $500
  • Copenhagen 2 Seater Fabric Modular Lounge: Res $600
  • Fishing for 2 with Danny Frawley: Res $500
  • TRIPLE MMM Studio Visit with Eddie, Luke + Mick: Res $300
  • Clay shooting Lesson with Laetisha Scanlan: Res $250
  • 6 Medallion Club Reserved Seats (your choice of game): Res $400
  • Terrace Restaurant – Table for Four at Flemington: Res $300
  • 2016 Signed St Kilda Jumper: Res $200
  • Jack Riewolt signed Jumper: Res $250
  • 2017 Melbourne Jumper signed by Leadership: Res $200
  • 2*$500 Sportsbet Bonus Bets: Res $250
  • Golf for 3 at Sandhurst* with Pro Zac Morwood: Res $200
  • Harrows Complete Dart Set: Res $200
  • $500 Din San Nursery Voucher: Res $200
  • SQD ATHLETICA Clothing Package: Res $200
  • Round of Golf for 4 @ Woodlands: Res $200
  • Days Sailing at Sorrento for 2 on coutta boats: Res $200
  • Tiger Woods and Jordan Speith signed posters: Res $175
  • Forty Winks Doona
  • SY Group Accounting Package: Res $175
  • 2* Golf Lessons at Victoria Golf Club

BLOODS BRING HOME THE PREMIERSHIP CUP

Capping off a great year for the club, the mighty Bloods reigned supreme in the 2017 Grand Final at Casey Fields. The boys were in front pretty much from the start and prevailed by 48 points. Peter Shakallis was named best on ground for the victors. For a full rundown and details of the game

Windy and mild conditions greeted the Bloods at Casey Fields for the 2017 Premier C Grand Final. It was a tense opening with the first 7 or 8 minutes dominated by stoppages as both sides were content to arm wrestle. The wind made things tricky although it probably favoured the end to which we were kicking. Caulfield scored the first two majors. Whitey, who had been burrowing in everywhere, answered and great roving from Corey Connelly levelled things up. The game was a good physical contest with no easy kicks. Unfortunately, Shane Valenti went down to a knee injury and so we were one down half way through the first quarter. Waitey was presenting well but delivery was difficult in the conditions. The “iceman” Johnny Nicolopoulos scored a goal from a free kick to give us a handy 9 point lead at quarter time.

The second quarter was going to be decisive. Caulfield had the gale and it was going to be difficult keeping them at bay. But that is exactly what the boys did. Led by Aaron Toy and Tim Witherow the defence held up well to restrict them to just the one goal. Lachie Treverton took some telling grabs, thwarting a number of dangerous Caulfield forays. The first ten minutes were goalless and it took the “Coreys” to break the deadlock. Corey Rich converted after Corey Connelly fought hard at ground level. We were proving more effective in front of goal and some Nick Gooda desperation resulted in him scoring two very important majors – one an excellent goal on the run. We were starting to get on top led by Jacko in the ruck. Jimmy Paul and the other midfielders either won the clearances or determined that Caulfield didn’t get any easy possessions. Jordy Donnelly was creative on his wing while Jack Munro and Brodie Steele were providing plenty of run off the backline. Nicho was also getting plenty of the ball across half-back and provided a couple of decisive runs. So we went into the break with a handy 20 point lead but the emphasis was certainly on the next two quarters of the match. The bell came a little early for Jordy Donnelly who was streaming through the middle, eyes alight, with the goals the clear focus. It wasn’t to be but almost summed up the half with the Bloods appearing to have the momentum. 

The first goal of the second half is always important and Ed Limon duly produced the goods after four minutes. It was a good kick in the conditions from about 50 metres out. Caulfield answered but that was enough from them. Corey Connelly stepped in again for another major, while Alfie scored a scrambling goal amidst a swarm of Caulfield opponents. Once again the defence held up well and we were dangerous whenever we ventured forward. Plymo was starting to exert himself on the contest. Our intensity had not waned and as a result, Caulfield struggled to get any momentum.  

Much to the crowd’s delight the breeze had swung and appeared to favour the end to which we were kicking in the last quarter. Caulfield, while frustrated, tried to mount a challenge but were finding it extremely difficult. It was early in the last quarter but a Scotty Ellis major after four minutes looked like the sealer as we moved to 42 point lead. Jack Munro ran off his half back flank to be on the end of a series of handballs and convert on the run. This was certainly the sealer. Waitey and Corey Rich put the icing on the cake and a very tired group of proud boys were ecstatic when the final siren sounded. Because of the warm conditions and intense nature of the contest, the team were out on their feet. During the third quarter, Ed Limon had damaged his shoulder again, so it was courageous effort to record the victory with depleted forces. Cramp was common, but Caulfield were in no better shape, having been hounded and pounded all day by a desperate and deliberate Haileybury outfit.

It had been a tremendous team effort with everybody contributing throughout the contest. Peter Shakallis had been brilliant and was a very worthy winner of the Michael Ritterman medal for best on the ground. He led from the front all day and this was a fitting reward in his first ever grand final. Shak’s attack on the ball set the example for the rest of the team. There had been a good spread of goalkickers and the tackle count was consistently high demonstrating our intent. It had been a great day and continued our great run in finals. Indeed, the Seniors have won 9 of their last 10 finals appearances. A Grand Final victory is for the players and this particular group deserve the title of Premiership Team for 2017.

 

Old Haileyburians 3.4-22 6.6-42 10.8-68 14.10-94
Caulfield Grammarians 2.1-13 3.4-22 4.8-32 6.10-46

OLD HAILEYBURIANS

Goal Kickers: C. Rich 3, N. Gooda 2, C. Connelly 2, A. Woltering, B. White, N. Waite, S. Ellis, J. Nicolopoulos, E. Limon, J. Munro
Best Players: P. Shakallis, J. Paul, A. Toy, N. Gooda, J. Arthur, L. Treverton

GRAND FINAL PREVIEW

The Bloods take on Caulfield Grammarians in the VAFA Premier C Grand Final this Saturday. The game starts at 2.20pm and will be played at Casey Fields. This day has been the target from when pre-season training started back in November. Now the boys aim to take the ultimate prize. It will be a great game.

A total of 36 individual players have donned the Magenta and Black in the seniors this year – all contributing so the club gets to play in another Grand Final. Indeed all players throughout the club have played their part as have the loyal band of volunteers off the field.

Caulfield finished on top of the ladder at the end of the normal season but we more than matched them, scoring two emphatic wins, including the memorable first semi-final victory. Like in 2015, we have shown that a determined, committed attitude will take you a long way in the finals. The boys have that in spades. In a football sense, there is plenty of dash through the midfield and off half back, while the forward line is potent and difficult to contain. The onballers have been magnificent all year and there is a good blend of youthful exuberance and experience across every line.

The return to B Grade is for the club, while a Grand Final victory would very much be for the players. So let’s get around them and make some noise there on Saturday. Festivities after the game will be at Princes Park to which all supporters are welcome to attend. 

Supporters are also encouraged to come along and watch the last training session for the year and partake in a few refreshments. Training normally starts around 6.30. See you there and on Saturday.


There has been a terrific response to the clubs’ Grand Final Breakfast at the Grand Hyatt.  Dave Hughes and Denise Scott are the headliners and are bound to entertain. There are also plenty of silent auction items up for grabs, including lounge furniture, fishing trips, horse racing events along with the traditional footy jumpers – including a Richmond one. You can bid even if not attending. It is not too late to book a seat at this traditionally brilliant morning so call hyxy on 0407 220952.