Training for Season 19 has been going for a few weeks and numbers have been excellent. There is a real excitement around the group with training being conducted with a sense of urgency. The weather and brilliant surroundings certainly help.

 While we enjoy these warm summer months, football will be upon us very soon and everyone associated with Haileybury Football can look forward to another action packed season. The club has enjoyed the taste of premierships over the last few years and we look forward to that continuing.
The coaches have been appointed for the upcoming season and it really is a great line-up. Daniel Ward will continue his fine work with the senior team, looking to extract more from this youthful, enthusiastic group. Club legends Stewart Loewe and Darren Seccull will be his assistants, forming an impressive coaching line up. Danny Frawley will be looking to lead the girls to back to back premierships and this year will be assisted by Frances Land. Mark Seccull will take over the reins for the Reserves, no doubt sharing his 2,000 games of experience.
In an exciting development, Adam Budge has been appointed coach of the U/19s. This is an important signing as we re-establish the pathway from school to senior football. Adam is a school alumni (2010) and played for the OHAFC at U/19, Reserve and Senior levels. Adam’s playing days at the club were cut short because of injury, but we are very pleased that he remains involved in the club.
So there is a wealth of AFL and VAFA football experience in the coaching ranks which is a great platform for club development and success. There wouldn’t be too many suburban clubs with this amount of depth in their coaching ranks. It is a huge positive for the club.
There have been changes off the field as well. Mick Constable takes over the Presidency from Mark Seccull, while money man, Phil Witherow has handed over the calculator to Sal Algeri. Mark and Phil made significant contributions in their respective roles and we thank them enormously. Of course they will still be around the club and we look forward to catching up with them during the year.
As many of you will recall, Mick Constable was one of the club’s leading players during the late 80s and 90s. He played 167 games, predominantly in the backline, hence his meagre tally of goals kicked – 19. Mick is a dual premiership player and followed his brother John in wearing the infamous No 18. His fierce determination and drive will help propel the club in the right direction.
Of course Mick and the committee are going to need support. If you can help out in any way – game day or in any other capacity, I am sure Mick and the team would love to hear from you. The club’s success is reliant on the support it receives from all the Haileybury football community. Mick can be contacted on 0419 504 003 if you would like to help out.
Both the boys and girls teams have been able to train at the school’s Brighton campus during the preseason. The club is very grateful for the schools’ support once again. Training for the boys will commence again on the 29th of January in preparation for an exciting 2019. The first game for the boys will be on the 6th of April with a draft fixture having been released. The draws for the girls and U/19s will come out soon.

Off the field, the appointments keep coming. Pat O’Leary is back in the coaching trenches, assisting Mark Seccull with the Reserves. Mark Thompson has been appointed “Director of Fun” meaning he will be co-ordinating the various social activities – a key role in any club. Hyxy will assume the role of General Manager Football, directing the traffic around football matters. Watch this space for further announcements as more appointments are made.

Av Kumar is once again heading up the medical team who are such an integral part of the club. The club is fortunate to have someone with Av’s experience involved at the club. He holds a Doctor of Physiotherapy from the University of Melbourne and Bachelor of Human Movement/Management from the University of Ballarat. Av is entering his 3rd season at Old Haileybury as the Head Physiotherapist.  
Av has wide experience working across several sport codes including, Cycling Victoria National and State Championships since 2014, Cricket Victoria National Championships since 2016 and Melbourne United from 2016. 
He is also involved with the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) in a leadership role on Emergency Department Victorian Committee since 2015, primarily helping with professional development for emergency related physiotherapy.

Av has a research role with Latrobe University, helping the Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre in their quest to understand anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) rehabilitation.
As he enters his 3rd year with Old Haileybury he is planning to improve the Allied Health team with a few key developments:

  • Improved concussion management across all teams, with the introduction of a screen program and concussion prevention strategies
  • Improved injury prevention programs to include injury screening and injury prevention exercises incorporated into training and matches
  • Greater professional development for all trainers, physiotherapists and students involved at the club
  • Club wide implementation of an athlete monitoring system which tracks soreness, fatigue, exertion and other key indicators
  • Further use of player GPS for all teams to improve training and strength and conditioning functions at the club

Av is passionate about improving and growing our services that we offer each player at Old Haileybury. The players are in good hands.

We are also pleased to announce that we shall be able to use more of the facilities at Princes Park when we return in March. We shall have greater use of the gym area off the home game rooms allowing us to create our own vibrant environment. This will be of great benefit to the players in particular, but indeed everyone will welcome the additional space.
Next week, we shall let you know details of the practice games.

On the jobs front Premiership Player Dave Mason is looking for a landscaper/labourer to work for his burgeoning business.

The club is also looking for another physio. This role would be well suited to a new graduate looking to gain experience, mentoring and sports involvement.

Let me know if interested in either of these roles.












It comes around quickly enough but preseason training is about to commence for all of the clubs’ teams. The girls get in earlier, starting on the 20th of November while the Seniors and U/19s will start a week later on the 27th of November.  Both will be training at Haileybury Brighton at 6.30pm

There will be a break over Christmas, but then the fun will start again in late January.

2019 will be an important and exciting year for the club – defending premierships and aiming for more finals action. Every club looks forward to the new season with anticipation and we are no different.




Danny Frawley’s Hearts created history in trying conditions (30 knot winds) on Sunday at Trevor Barker Oval defeating the competition standout team for 2018 of Old Scotch by 13 points in the VAFA B White Grand final match. 

Haileybury girls had not defeated any of the 3 teams (Old Brighton, Beaumaris and Old Scotch) that finished above them during the home and away season but when the business end of the season arrived all our girls came to play.

The euphoric scenes after the match and later that evening really showed how much this momentous victory meant to the group after scraping into the finals in the last home and away game (we had to defeat old Mentonians to just make the finals) and winning the 3 finals 1st Semi, Prelim and Grand Final by a total of 22 points over the 3 matches was incredible and a testament to this committed group.

Before the game, coach Danny Frawley brought Old Haileybury’s secret weapon to the rooms in our club mascot Winston (the Frawley family border collie) and gave Alistair Clarkson’s 2008 “shark analogy” a run for its money with the message that all Winston wanted today was to have fun and enjoy the experience. The 2nd part of the analogy was that once Winston got hold of his bone, no one would ever get it off him – if our girls played with that free spirit and intensity of fighting every inch of the way we were not going to lose the game despite being rank underdogs for the day.

Danny pre-match address placed our girls in a settled frame of mind and when the ball was bounced to start the game, our girls set the game alight kicking all our 4 goals of the match in the first quarter in a terrific quarter of football (our best for the season).  

Danielle Frawley started the game with a goal “out of nothing” from a stoppage and this was followed by Sarah Casey and Jordan Shanks snapping truly around the corner under pressure.  Pulli Gardiyawasam (runner up in the League Best and Fairest during the week) was electric in the first quarter with her speed and created chaos for Old Scotch defenders as she zipped in and out of congested traffic.
Romy Teubler set the tone of the match with a dominant first quarter from the half forward line with a mark 30 metres out and kicking truly from a set shot to place the Hearts in a commanding position at quarter time kicking with a strong breeze towards the Hampton end. 

Scotch responded with a late goal just before the ¼ time siren to see the Hearts lead by 19 points at the first break. 

The Hearts defence in the final series has been outstanding and again in the Grand Final they kept Scotch goalless in the 2nd and 4th quarters whilst kicking with a dominant breeze. Lauren Oliver, Charlotte Russo, Maggie Dunn, Eliza Solly (before being injured), Mim Waterman, Hannah Pastore and Ellen Russell were impassable for the clear majority of the game and were a key part of the victory. 

Coach Frawley used Sarah, Frances, Jordan and Pulli in defence at various stages as the pressure built with Scotch driving the ball forward on a more than regular basis but our girls continued to repel the attacks to the defensive side of the Trevor Barker oval which helped reduce the Scotch running style of footy that got them to the last game of the year.

Carly Dillon, Taylor Vines-Chapple and Pia Hatt continued to drive the ball forward and their outside run played a pivotal part in the victory. Carly’s 2nd half was terrific using the ball extremely well and setting up the play with Danielle Frawley getting better as the game went.

The Hearts were severely challenged in the first half of the 3rd quarter by Scotch where they dominated the first 10 minutes of the quarter (against the breeze) peppering the goals and narrowing the deficit to 10 points at one stage and we had a game on our hands with Scotch coming home with the breeze.  

At this time of the game we had lost Eliza Scolly with a serious knee injury, Charlotte Russo dislocating her shoulder and used her Doctor skills to pop the shoulder back into place, our number one mid-fielder for the season Frances Land was immobilised with a hip injury and Chelsea Frawley in the absence of Sam Stewart carried tremendously a far heavier workload on the day and was cramping in the 3rd.    At this stage of the game Scotch had all the momentum. 

Charlotte bravely strapped herself up and got out there as she knew the team needed her as our numbers were dwindling.

Sarah Casey (Best on Ground) played an outstanding game whether that was back, mid or forward despite receiving close attention on the day.  Sarah did it all and wholeheartedly deserved the medal for best player on the field. Her outstanding finals series was a major reason for the Hearts achieving its first ever women’s premiership.

Romy Teubler played her best game for the year and created fantastic drive in the forward line for the Hearts over the 4 quarters.  

Chelsea Frawley also played her best game of the year shouldering most of the ruck duties for the day with great support from stand-in ruck person Georgie Jannsen.

Jordan Shanks continued her terrific year with a great final series including  a stand out game on Grand Final day and was like Sarah Casey in that the coach used her at both ends of the ground during the game to stabilize proceedings.  

Mim Waterson played on one of the stand out forwards of the competition and kept her goalless.  Mim was brilliant and tough at the contest during the game taking a handful of strong competitive marks in the heat of battle and was a pivotal factor in the outcome.

Danny Frawley coached out of his skin in the final series to get this team across the line. His commitment to this team has been nothing short of incredible during the entire season.  This team may not have been the most talented in the competition but by gee the girls evolved as a super team who followed instructions to the letter and played to Danny’s direction and we came home with the first ever Old Haileybury female premiership creating history that will stand for ever and a day.

Spare a thought for the amazing team player in Sam Stewart who played all 16 games during the season including the 2 early finals but was unavailable for the last game.  Sam was a huge part in getting us to the last day of the year and we thank you Sam and I know she is fired up for 2019!  Also, Amy Fletcher and Maddy Leyden were unavailable for the last part of the season due to being overseas who helped get our team to the final stages of the season.

THANKS TO THE 36 GIRLS LISTED BELOW WHO PULLED ON THE HEARTS JUMPER DURING THE YEAR TO CREATE HISTORY – 17 games played during the year to achieve the ultimate prize.   

Jordan Shanks, Frances Land, Pulomaja Gardiyawasam, Sarah Casey, Jessica Wright, Pia Hatt, Amy Fletcher, Romy Teubler, Danielle Frawley, Taylah Vines-Chapple, Carly Dillon, Claire Stark, Daniella San Jose, Foley Kate, Georgina Janssen, Mim Waterman, Samantha Stewart, Alana Hall, Candice Sheldon-Collins, Charlotte Russo, Chelsea Frawley, Courtney Coulter, Courtney Marsden, Elaine Donnelly, Eliza Solly, Ellen Russell, Erin Learmonth, Hannah Pastore, Jessica Ravaillion, Kathryn Quinn, Lauren Oliver, Madeleine Leyden, Magdalen Dunn, Maya Bennett, Philippa Harrison, Stephanie Fels

Old Scotch               1.3-9     1.3-9       2.5-17     2.7-19
Old Haileybury    4.4-28    4.4-28    4.8-32    4.8-32

Goal Kickers: D. Frawley, R. Teubler, J. Shanks, S. Casey
Best Players: S. Casey, R. Teubler, C. Frawley, J. Shanks, M. Waterman, D. Frawley




The boys took on 2nd place Old Carey at Princess Park on the weekend. Our form over the last couple of months had been very good but we were still yet to take a scalp of one of the leading sides in B Grade. This turned out to be the case again as we went down by 33 points in a game where we had some missed opportunities and were made to pay by a quality outfit. Was a great lesson for our side that a few little things can add up to costing you games against sides who are good enough to make you pay for your mistakes.

Individually Tom Rogerson was clearly BOG winning many one on one contests on the last line in defence. Aaron hung in well all day on a bigger opponent as did Will Paul who delivered a selfless role for his team. Up forward Sam Loewe continued his great form over the last few weeks.

Overall the effort was great and has shown how far we have come but we still not where we want to be in winning some of these games against the better teams.
We will be looking to end Season 2018 on a great note by knocking off Beaumaris on their own deck and taking that scalp we are after.

Old Haileyburians    3.5-23    3.8-26    5.10-40      11.11-77
Old Carey                    2.2-14    6.6-42    11.13-79    16.14-110

Goal Kickers: N. Gooda 2, W. Paul 2, J. Constable 2, D. Seccull 2, S. Loewe 2, C. Connelly
Best Players: T. Rogerson, W. Paul, L. Treverton, A. Toy, J. Paul, S. Loewe


For the first time all season we had the luxury of too many players, with the return of Torsten, Declan, Ari, HK, Whitey and Mark Irwin as four players missed out and several unavailable. Three of the school boys in the form of Fynn Williams, Harry Traum and Will Barry also fronted up to take on one of the top teams, Old Carey.

Things looked good on paper with a solid backline, mids and forward set up. Early on Ed “Fish” Curtis started off well in the ruck winning tap outs only to do his groin 20 mins into the match along with Whitey whose wrist was in bad shape. Apart from losing the toss and kicking into the wind these were two crucial injuries from a centre clearance point of view and allowed Carey to kick away with four goals early on. The backline stemmed the tide and was ably assisted by Oakesy who gave us some drive as a floating backman halfway through the quarter.

Unfortunately it was a classic four seasons in one day for us as the wind also swung from north to south at the end of the 1st quarter to have us kicking into the wind yet again but some good signs were that  schoolboy Fynn at 6 3′ gave us a real target up at full forward as Ari, and HK fought hard to provide options and we kicked two goals to three to be five down at half time.

Like all the top teams this year with numbers Carey were disciplined and organised in moving the ball out of the backline as their bigger bodies pushed aside our smaller younger players in the midfield.

Nick Carey playing his 50th for the club again did a good job in the backline as usual, Oli and Irwin battled hard as did the ever reliable Jamie Cain.

What was particularly pleasing was the performance of the school boys and the fact that the boys tried hard all day. There were some very good passages of play and flow which were only marred by some poor foot delivery to targets often kicking straight back to the opposition, something that can only be improved by ongoing practice at training.

It was pleasing to see how we fought this out reducing the first round loss by half this time and good to see an improvement and return of many absent players. We look forward to finishing off well against Beaumaris next week. 

Old Haileyburians    0.3-3    2.4-16    3.6-24    5.8-38
Old Carey    4.2-26    7.6-48    12.8-80    15.9-99



The 2018 APS Football Season ended last week with Haileybury managing to win its 10th APS Football Flag following its 9th the previous year.

Haileybury Football has become a force to deal with under the steady guidance of Old Haileybury legend and past coach David Lappage.

These flags don’t come easily and it is a credit to everyone involved – not just now but in the earlier years at school where the basic skill are ingrained.

Boys and girl school leavers are most welcome to continue playing in the Magenta and Black.



Finals came early this year for the Haileybury Hearts who went into the game 2 points clear of Old Mentone who were sitting just below us at 5th on the Ladder. The winner of the game would progress to finals so 11 months of training game down to this game. 

The girls started strong, led by Sarah Casey snapping two goals and setting up a great goal by co-captain Jordan Shanks. Momentum was with us, with each and everyone of the girls lifting to the occasion. Once again, our kicking for goal was a little inaccurate as by the second quarter we had posted 5 majors and 8 minors. But that didn’t stop the girls attacking the ball. 

The third quarter saw a slump in momentum- and the girls were on the back foot the entire quarter- Mentone snagged two goals to put them 12 points behind us. Spud gave one of his infamous sprays- and the girls lifted in the last quarter. Special mention to Danielle Frawley, Claire Stark and Pia Hatt who all set the tone for the winning game. 

Old Haileybury    2.5-17    5.8-38    5.11-41    7.15-57
Old Mentonians    0.1-1    2.1-13    4.1-25    5.3-33

Goal Kickers: S. Casey 3, P. Hatt 2, G. Janssen, J. Wright
Best Players: C. Stark, S. Casey, D. Frawley, J. Shanks, C. Frawley, P. Hatt

The Bloods went down in a nailbiter against third placed Uni Blacks. The boys led for most of the day but couldn’t hold off the fast-finishing visitors. We got off to a good start with a handy 4 goal lead at the first change but the game was back to even at half time.
Sam Loewe chipped in with 4 majors – his best return for the year, while Cameron Searle was terrific all day across half back.

Old Haileyburians    3.7-25    5.9-39    10.11-71    11.12-78
University Blacks     0.1-1    5.7-37    8.9-57    13.13-91

Goal Kickers: S. Loewe 4, C. Connelly 2, D. Seccull 2, N. Gooda, J. Munro, J. Donnelly
Best Players: C. Searle, A. Toy, J. Paul, B. Steele, L. Treverton, P. Gleadhill

In an unseasonably warm Saturday of 19c a very competitive team was assembled with the return of Rayner Seccull, Hamish Bignell Ben White from the firsts as well as Ed Limon and Shane Valenti for their first games since the seniors 2017 premiership last year.

Unfortunately, Uni Blacks jumped us with early goals in the first ten minutes despite us having a large majority of the play and looking quite strong. The boys followed the directions of holding and controlling the ball into the wind and we were moving it well with Limo providing us with a real target up front and kicking our first goal near the end of the term.

The second term was characterised by some competitive contests by individuals but our losse manning up combined with their superior height and defensive structures set ups left us chasing the footy and opponents all quarter as they piled on five goals to one.

The match was effectively over at half time with an eight goal deficit as we ran out of legs and a bench again with injuries. Stellar efforts by the experienced players Limo, Valents, Whitey showed why they are champions of the club. The defence tried hard all day with another couple of excellent performances by Nick Carey and Jordy Hurly once again at full back. It is only now he tells me he played all his junior footy in the backline which shows it always pays to dig a bit deeper. Special mention goes to Scotty Ellis who toiled all day in the ruck changing with a flu-stricken Oli when needed.

With a bye this week I have asked the boys for a special effort over the coming weeks as the best opportunity for our first win for the season comes up in the form of Mazenod. Special mention and congratulations go to the Hearts for making the finals for a second year in a row. Go Hearts! Go Bloods!

Old Haileyburians    1.1-7    2.1-13    3.3-21    3.6-24
University Blacks    4.3-27    9.7-61    13.15-93    18.18-126

Goal Kickers: E. Limon 2, S. Ellis
Best Players: E. Limon, S. Ellis, J. Hurley, S. Valenti, B. White, N. Carey

The School First XVIII recorded a come-from-behind victory to remain undefeated and with the one game to go it would be great to go through consecutive seasons not losing a game. 

Haileybury First XVIII Match Report – Saturday 28th July

Haileybury                        12.10.82
Scotch                               10.10.70

Best:     B.King, Scott, Mackay, Briggs, Ralphsmith, Toner
Goals:   B.King 7, Weightman 2, Briggs, Gentile, Laity

With the Premiership already sewn up, the Haileybury 1st XVIII have been counting down the quarters – ticking them off with every win.  Setting themselves the target to the last 12 quarters and having one 4 from 4 last week, the boys didn’t quite achieve this against Scotch on the weekend, winning 3 of the 4 quarters.  Scotch certainly came to play with some very strong top-end talent and plenty of depth across the ground.  With 3 future AFL father-sons (Rioli, Kelly and Maginess) the Haileybury boys were challenged from the start.
Playing at Scotch, possibly one of the best grounds and settings in the country, it was a hard fought contest.  Scotch were dropping numbers behind the ball endeavoring to stop every Haileybury forward thrust, and they made the most of every forward entry that they had kicking 8 goals 2 behinds in the first half.  Meanwhile, the battle that AFL recruiters game to see was being played in Haileybury’s forward line, Ben King again dominating the air kicking 7 goals playing on Will Kelly (son of Craig) who is a potential first round draftee.
In a game similar to last year, the Bloods had to come from behind at ¾ time with Scotch playing with plenty of confidence.  The midfield dominance of Mackay, Briggs and Toner, managed to get their hands on the ball with Liam Scott (aka “the Mummy”) went into the ruck and started bullocking his way through packs and paving the way for his mates.  The backs held tight and repelled every Scotch attack, keeping them goalless in the final quarter as the Bloods proved why they are the 2018 and back-to-back Premiers.
The final game of the year will be played at home on the Rendall starting at 1pm.  Playing Carey, the team that only lost one game last year, it certainly stands to be a great exhibition of school-boy football.  Come along and see the 2018 Premiers in action for one last time and see exactly why they have become the powerhouse of the APS competition.

Vale Kristina Bowring

Past President and Life Member Peter Bowring’s wife Kristina passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning after a long illness.  On behalf of the entire Haileybury Football Community our thoughts go out to our close friend Peter and daughter Jess.


We had a big day at home on Saturday with 3 of the 4 teams tasting victory along with a successful lunch and u 19s Flag unfurling. The womens team enjoyed their first home ground win.

The seniors produced one of the performances of the round when they dismantled Caulfield Grammarians to the tune of 83 points at Princes Park Caulfield. Leading by 21 points after a solid opening half, the Bloods went up a gear with 14 goals to four across the final two terms with Nathan Waite starring in front of goal with eight. John Nicolopoulos chipped in with four majors for the top-of-the-table Bloods. Accurate kicking was a feature of the day.

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Old Haileybury 7.3-45 8.6-54 16.11-107 22.13-145
AJAX AFC 3.3-21 5.3-33 7.5-47 9.8-62
Old Haileybury
Goal Kickers: N. Waite 8, J. Nicopoulos 4, J. Donnelly 3, L. Treverton 2, C Connelly 2, A. Woltering, J Munroe, N Gooda
Best Players: N. Waite, A. Budge, C. Connelly, J. Paul, J. Plymin, N.


A good showing but the boys fell short of a strong Caulfield team.

The U 19s started the day off well to record an early victory.


There is a big home game lunch celebrating our first home games for the 2017 season. All welcome to come down and see the action.
This week we have all 4 teams playing at Princes Park and a home game lunch to boot. The day starts at 0920 when the Under 19s unfurl the flag and take on local identities Ormond. The reserves hit the track at 1120 and will need to be on their game against Caulfield who won by a mile last week. At 1.30 the Woman are up against Mazenoid for their first ever home game. Finally the seniors are up against early ladder leaders Caulfield.


Old Haileybury 1st Ever womans team.

The Seniors and reserves had to travel across town to Altona where they faced the fancied Williamstown. The reserves could not get across the line but the seniors made the trip home more enjoyable. Closer to home earlier in the day the Womens team were up against a strong Caulfield team but the Under 19s traveled down Hampton way to face up to Brighton and came away with a well deserved win in a higher division.

The seniors started the match in sunny conditions but with a strong cross wind from the West. Williamstown started better than we did but found scoring difficult in the strong cross breeze. They finished with only 1 goal from 7 scoring shots but some of that was from our harassing.
The second quarter was where we settled down and got our running game going. We kicked away with 6 goals 4 for the quarter but allowed them to counter attack at times to kick 5 straight.
The third quarter started with a big bank of dark clouds forming to the west with a big blue rain patch on the radar. Wind was still blowing hard and mid way through the quarter the rain started and the game changed to a wet weather game. The bloods kicked 2 goals 4 and kept them to 1 goal 2.
By the last quarter the game was truely a slog as it was so dark they turned on the lights. The wind had eased only slightly but it reminded all supporter that it was a winter game. We did most of the scoring in the last quarter to walk away with a 23 point win.

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Williamstown CYMS 1.6-12 5.6-36 6.8-44 7.8-50
Old Haileybury 1.1-7 7.5-47 9.9-63 10.13-73

Old Haileybury
Goal Kickers: C. Rich 4, P. Shakallis 2, J. Toy, J. Nicolopoulos, N. Gooda, J. Arthur
Best Players: J. Arthur, P. Shakallis, J. Plymin, J. Paul, L. Nash, J. Alkemade

The reserves traveled out to Altona earlier in the day and performed pretty well in the windy conditions. They started very slowly and did not score in the first quarter. They were behind by some 26 points at quarter time. The matched it with the opposition for the rest of the day to finish 31 points in arrears.

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Williamstown CYMS 3.8-26 6.9-45 8.13-61 10.14-74
Old Haileybury 0.0 2.2-14 4.3-27 6.7-43

Old Haileybury
Goal Kickers: J. Klein 2, T. Nicol 2, B. Oakes, K. Hartnett
Best Players: J. Cain, M. McIntyre, S. Mulholland, N. Sturrock, K. Hartnett, N. Hunter

The Under 19s were premiers in 2016 and consequently found themselves going up a division. Their first task was to travel locally to local rivals Old Brighton. Both teams were full of last years APS players so the rivalry continued. Although kicking poorly the boys eaked out a pretty good win against pretty good competition.
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Old Brighton 3.1-19 5.7-37 7.9-51 9.13-67
Old Haileybury 3.3-21 7.12-54 8.15-63 11.20-86

Old Haileybury
Goal Kickers: J. Hurley 3, D. Seccull 2, R. Thompson, S. Loewe, O. Sharpe, S. Ward, S. Algeri, J. Johnston
Best Players: J. Johnston, J. McHale, J. Hurley, W. Paul, O. Sharpe

The womans team have entered the VAFA womans competition along with around 36 other clubs. They will be going through a grading process for the first weeks so that the games are closer and therefore better competition and more fun for the players and supporters. This week they travelled away even though it was local to take on Caulfield who were pretty impressive.
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Caulfield 4.4-28 6.5-41 7.9-51 8.9-57
Old Haileybury 0.2-2 1.4-10 1.7-13 2.7-19

Old Haileybury
Goal Kickers: A. Hall, S. Casey
Best Players: S. Casey, T. Vines-Chapple, P. Gardiyawasam, M. McDonald, K. Scott, C. Frawley

Next games in the week after Easter where all 4 teams play at Princes Park. A lunch has been organised for this occasion – first womans team at home, U 19s flag and some stiff opposition for the seniors and reserves.


Its been a long summer for many either celebrating the U19s flag, licking the wounds from relegation and creating the first ever womens team.  Thats all behind us now as we prepare for our first matches for points in an “away” fixture.

It is fantastic to see the formation of the womens team representing the magenta and black.  They have an early start on Saturday morning at Glenhuntly Oval against Caulfield.  We all look forward to the history they create over time but the main objective in the short term is to have fun and enjoy the competition.

The under 19s are reasonably close as the battle against Old Brighton.

The Seniors and Reserves have to travel out to Altona to take on Williamstown.  A good time to get that trip out of the way and its a good trip home with a win.

Good luck to everyone this week.