Details of the OHAFC Lotto. There will be a draw each week for 25 weeks starting on the 4th of July. Weekly prize of $300 and the final one a massive $1,500. Share, invite and get amongst it. Only 100 entries so get in quick especially if you want to secure a particular number. View details here or contact hyxy on 0407220952 to secure this opportunity

Where Are They Now? – Garry Phillips

Garry Phillips was a slightly built former champion of the club who came straight from Haileybury College’s First XVIII in 1986. Between 1986 and 1998 Garry played 160 games shared between the Under 19’s and Senior side. Phillips’ school side was a successful group having finished runners up to Xavier in the 1985 APS season. This inevitably led to the large group of boys sticking together and coming down to the Old Haileybury Football Club. One of which was Garry’s good mate and former OHAFC ruckman Mark Warton, who he credits as being his favourite teammate to play alongside.

Individually, Garry was a very handy player having won two senior best and fairest awards in 1987 and 1997 as well a being a runner up in 1995. In addition, he also was a VAFA Representative on six occasions and an Old Haileybury Life Member. However, Garry’s on field brilliance was not limited to the VAFA. Between 1989 and 1992 Garry played for the Geelong Football Club under Malcolm Blight in a successful period for the club. Playing alongside AFL greats such as Gary Ablett Senior, Billy Brownless and Garry Hocking. Phillips’ has fond memories of rooming with Ablett Snr in Toronto on a football trip and playing in the curtain raiser for 1989 Grand Final which is often dubbed the best of all-time.

Some of his best football memories were had down at the Old Haileybury Football Club. During his time, the club spent a bit of its time “yo-yoing” in between the A and B grade competition. Having been relegated from A-Grade at the conclusion of 1994 season despite winning a healthy amount of games, an opportunity arose for his talented team. In 1995 Garry was a member of the B-Grade Premiership side. Off-Field, he remembers his younger years being full of fun alongside some great mates; a cocktail party hosted by David Southgate in Garry’s early years is one of those events that is still looked back on fondly. Phillips contribution to the club was not limited to his on-field exploits having also contributed extensively in roles as the Vice-President and a committee member also.

Currently, Garry lives in Warragul after returning from Sydney where he lived for 8 years for work. Upon his return to Victoria, the Gippsland town seemed fitting as it was close enough to the city to allow for an easy commute if needed, in close proximity to a good school for his kids in St Paul Anglican Grammar School and was home to many of his wife’s friends. Garry has a son and daughter who both are successful footballers. His daughter plays her football down at Warragul and his son Fraser recently got drafted by Carlton making him a third generation AFL footballer. Phillips currently works for the publicly listed energy provider AGL where he is mostly based down at the Loy Yang power station. Although most of his weekends are filled with his kids sports when given the chance Garry is also a single-figure golfer and keen surfer.

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William Buck

Chartered Accountants and Advisors, William Buck, are long time partners of the club. They are leading the way with their COVID 19 advice. Their clients are kept up to date with all the developments with government initiatives being fully analysed. As a result businesses and individuals can make informed decisions ensuring they get the right outcomes. To find out more about their COVID 19 resources and their services contact either Adam Kirkwood Scott or Tony Mitchem on 9824 8555 or visit their website https://www.williambuck.com/covid-19-and-your-business/

Group One Communications

Group One Communications provides telephony and internet solutions for businesses and the home. The team there have seen an increase in enquiry level as people are finding their current set up not suitable in the current environment – whether that be around phone portability, internet connectivity or even the hardware.  Group One can provide a free appraisal of your current arrangements. So if interested, call Andrew Hicks on 0407 220952 and he will arrange for one a member of the Customer Service team to contact you.

The George on Collins

Major sponsor The George on Collins has joined forces with Casper’s Pies and Pastries to provide chef inspired meals, as well as a full range of alcohol and wines available for delivery. Please visit their new website: www.caspers.com.au to view all the heat and eat meals that are available for home delivery twice a week! They have the best food in the business all made fresh daily.

Where Are They Now? – Mick Constable

The Old Haileybury Football Club President Mick Constable was equally good on the field as he is off. Between 1985 and 1999 Mick played 167 games for the club having come up through the Under 19’s. Mick was a courageous backman who unfailingly committed himself to every contest. “Cunners” unfortunately missed out on the 1989 C Grade Premiership after he ruptured his spleen due to his courageous playing style. However, he more than made up for this in the following year’s final series where he was a member of the 1990 1st Premiership Team and then again in 1995. Mick was an outstanding one-one-one player with strong hands overhead and reliably held up the back six across many years. His talents were recognised around the league when he was granted the opportunity to represent the “Big V” in 1988. In the following years “Cunners” was elected deputy vice-captain of the senior team fin 1989 and 1990.

Upon his retirement in 1999 Mick continued to assist around the club where needed from boundary umpire to and anything else needed along the way, as he still does today. His first official role was in 1992 when he joined the club committee. An all round good bloke that puts considerable amount of time in behind the scenes to ensure the club runs faultlessly.

As mentioned Mick is currently the President of the Old Haileybury Football Club. Mick has two sons, his eldest Joel currently plays at the club and Charlie plays for Geelong in the AFL. Mick’s wife Nicky has been a helpful hand on game-day ensuring our club puts up VAFA’s best after-game spread and coordinating many luncheons. Today, Mick is the CFO of Millennium Services Group (ASX: MIL) which is a cleaning, security and integrated service specialist in the retail shopping centre, commercial property and Commonwealth and State Government sectors.

RIP Karl “Bear” Krechman

The OHAFC mourns the passing of Karl Krechman. Affectionately known as “Bear”, Karl joined the club in 2008 volunteering his services, following a few of our new recruits that year. He soon became part of the furniture and was the Team Manager for the Senior Teams for five years. Just as importantly, he worked hard to ensure all teams were well nourished. Karl was in the catering business and was renowned for his soups on a Tuesday night, enormous meals on a Thursday and all types of delights after games. In his time at the club, Karl rarely missed a night’s training or a game as he just loved watching his football and Haileybury football in particular. He would lend his support wherever it was required. When not team manager, he was still heavily involved, travelling to all games to give his support. Karl was a recipient of the Barrie Bergy Award for services to the club in 2011. His enormous generosity to the club was heartfelt and very much appreciated by those around him. He will be sorely missed. R.I.P Bear.

VAFA Announcement – Season 2020

The VAFA, along with other suburban football leagues, have delayed the start of the 2020 Football Season until May 2nd. They will be reviewing this decision on the 14th of April. While disappointed, it is certainly understandable in the current environment. The Committee and Leadership will be supporting players, support staff, the broader OHAFC community and each other during these unprecedented times. The VAFA statement can be found here –https://www.vafa.com.au/vafa-makes-decision-on-2020-season/

We will do our best to keep you all informed of events.

Division 1 Women’s Fixture

The Heart’s 2020 fixture is now out!

Round 1: Hearts vs Therry Penola at Home 11:00am

Round 2: Hearts vs Beaumaris at Home 3:00pm

Round 3: Hearts vs Old Mentonians Away at 11:40am

Round 4: Hearts vs Westbourne Grammarians Away at 9:20am

Round 5: Hearts vs Ivanhoe at Home 3:00pm

Round 6: Hearts vs Williamstown CYMS at Home 11:00am

Round 7: Hearts vs Old Melburnians Away at 11:40am

Round 8: Hearts vs Westbourne Grammarians at Home 11:00am

Round 9: Hearts vs Therry Penola Away at 2:00pm

Round 10: Hearts vs Old Mentonians at Home 3:00pm

Round 11: Hearts vs Ivanhoe Away at 9:20am

Round 12: Hearts vs Old Melburnians at Home 11:00am

Round 13: Hearts vs Williamstown CYMS Away at 9:20am

Round 14: Hearts vs Beaumaris Away at 11:40am

Under 19’s Coach 2020

The club is extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Harry Traum as U/19s coach for 2020. Scott Grenda will be his assistant. Possibly the youngest coach we have had but it is a new and exciting direction for the club. Harry played First XVIII Football at school for the last 2 years and last year was school captain. He is hoping to eventually go to the US and be a punter in the NFL. Scott has had coaching experience at East Brighton Juniors and is a keen student of modern methods.

The club would like to thank Adam Budge who did an excellent job last year, but due to work commitments was unavailable in 2020. But he has had a taste and will no doubt be back in some capacity.