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.

Preseason Starts Soon

Preseason training for both the men and women starts on Tuesday 26th of November. Once again we are fortunate to have the use of the Brighton Campus and we thank the school hierarchy. Training will start at 6.30 with players asked to bring their runners.

Presentation of Awards

The presenting of Season ‘19 awards will take on a different format this year. The event will take place on the 20th of October at Sandys By the Bay. It will take the form of a “Pleasant Sunday Arvo” with things to kick off at 2pm. There will be the presentation of the individual awards and the occasion will provide an opportunity to reflect on an eventful year. There will be a cover charge of $10 for finger food, while refreshments will be at bar prices. If you are planning on attending please contact Corey Connelly on 0402 097018.

Recruiting has well and truly begun for the 2020 Season so if you have any leads, please email hyxy at hpbureau@iinet.net.au Similarly if you can assist at all, maybe with employment opportunities, the club would love to hear from you. To improve in 2020 we need to keep attracting players to the club and so every opportunity will be explored

Vale Danny Frawley

Everyone involved with The Old Haileyburians’ Amateur Football club is saddened by the passing of Danny Frawley. Danny through his enthusiastic and engaging personality left an indelible mark on the club. Forever positive, caring and prepared to look on the lighter side, he impacted so many lives. The women coached by him were taught so much about football and life generally, ensuring he will never be forgotten.

Danny was the first coach of the Hearts and continued in the role for the next two years. The highlight during this tenure was the 2018 Premiership. The girls made the finals in all three years and just as importantly showed continual improvement in skills and fitness. Ably supported by Terry Dillon and John Wright, they formed a solid unit that participated with enthusiasm and dedication. Danny loved being around the club and everyone spending time with him was the better for it. Thursday nights, with the banter and jocularity a particular highlight.

Everyone is shocked and shaken by this sad news. As a club it is important we talk, listen and support each other. As such, you are invited to reflect on a great life with others from the club at Hotel Brighton on Thursday from 6.30pm.

If you would like to talk further, please contact, Mick Constable (0419 504003), Andrew Hicks (0407 220952) or Terry Dillon (0429 162288). Alternatively you can reach out to the School’s counselling services. garry.byrne@haileybury.vic.edu.au

GRAND FINAL BREAKFAST

The lineup for the Crabtree Real Estate Grand Final Breakfast has been finalised with old favourite Steve Alison joining Troy Kinne and Titus O’Reily – making up an all star cast. Steve last made our jaws hurt from laughter five years ago so it is great to have him on board again. This is going to be another ripper!

And it is pleasing to report that with the assistance of Breakfast Sponsor, Crabtree Real Estate, we have been able to keep prices at the same level as 2018. Tickets are only $165ph or $1550 for a table of 10. Where else would you pay such a small amount to be entertained by these first class acts? And all in the magnificent Mayfair Room at the Grand Hyatt. Thank You Crabtree.

Bookings can be made here – https://clubdata.com.au/MyClub2.aspx?ClubID=72&ProductTypeID=x

or by contacting hyxy at hpbureau@iinet.net.au

Reunion Luncheon

MEET CURRENT AFL STARS

Our last luncheon for the year will be held on the 31st of August and it is really shaping up as a BIG and fitting finale to the season. We are calling it “Reunion Round” and we will be bringing together AFL/VFL legends including Liam Stocker, Charlie Constable, Andrew Brayshaw, Cam Polson with more to RSVP.

We encourage you to get a table together with some footy, school mates or old buddies and sit back and enjoy fine fare and refreshments. 


It will cost only $20 and bookings can be made here –

https://clubdata.com.au/ProductDetails2.aspx?ProductID=21526
 
or by contacting Thommo on 0407 040715 or mark.thompson15@bigpond.com

Round 16 Review

Beaumaris Prove Too Good
Young Bloods go Back to Back
Details of Next Luncheon
Presentation Night Coming Up

Ocean 12 Club at Crown
Going forward we would like to promote “success” around our club – whether from players, partners or individuals as there is a lot of positive things happening out there. Let me know if there is something you would like to share.

We are going to start off with the good work from one of our key partners, fit-out company ONE68. They have received some good press regarding a couple of recently completed construction projects – Ocean 12 Club at Crown Casino (35 karaoke bars!) and the landmark new Country Road store at Chadstone. Both are excellent examples of their workmanship and are worthy of recognition.

Of course Peter Gleadhill and Aaron Toy need to be acknowledged for reaching their important milestones on the weekend. They broke through the banner on Saturday with Gledders playing game 150 and Az number 100. Both have made significant contributions to the club and we look forward to them being around for many years to come. Well done boys.


The Young Bloods once again provided the weekend’s highlight with an impressive win over St Bedes-Mentone while both senior teams found Beaumaris too strong.

The Bloods got off to a slow start and were never able to recover. The visitors dominated the first 15 minutes with the ball barely making it into the Haileybury forward line. A Durras Seccull goal gave the scoreboard a little bit of respectability but the damage had already been done.

While the boys were more competitive in the second quarter, the theme was the same. We struggled to get clean possession and a clear avenue to goal. Once again we only scored the one major, while Beaumaris were able to assert their authority.

Our competitiveness continued in the second half and indeed outscored Beaumaris in the last quarter and with a lot more scoring shots. But it was always going to be a bridge too far. Gledders and Aaron Toy were amongst the better players in their milestone games, while Riley Thompson continued his recent good form.

Next week we venture to Brunswick St Oval to take on Fitzroy in a vital game.

Old Haileyburians 1.0-6 2.1-13 3.5-23 5.13-43
Beaumaris 5.5-35 11.5-71 14.9-93 15.12-102

OLD HAILEYBURIANS
Goal Kickers: D. Seccull 3, L. Treverton, N. Gooda
Best Players: P. Gleadhill, R. Thompson, C. Connelly, E. Bitters, W. Paul, A. Toy

RESERVES

The Ressies also got off to a slow start and were never able to recover. Depth, after a couple of early injuries was a problem as we found Beaumaris just had a few more seasoned players. Mark Irwin and Jackson Price were our better players, while Schnides bagged two of the majors.

Old Haileyburians 0.2-2 2.2-14 3.7-25 4.11-35
Beaumaris 6.3-39 10.4-64 14.11-95 19.15-129

OLD HAILEYBURIANS
Goal Kickers: J. Schneider 2, M. Sturgess, M. Quiambao
Best Players: M. Irwin, J. Price, M. Seccull, H. Price, J. Schneider, J. Mulholland

YOUNG BLOODS

The U/19s went back to back, recording another solid win. This moved them a notch on the ladder and they will be looking to finish their season on Saturday with a big performance against top side OLd Brighton.

Old Haileybury 0.3-3 3.5-23 7.6-48 9.14-68
St Bedes / Mentone Tigers 1.1-7 2.3-15 3.3-21 5.4-34

OLD HAILEYBURY
Goal Kickers: S. Hall-Kahan 4, L. Cleary 2, B. Taverniti 2, L. Venturi
Best Players: B. Taverniti, M. Sievers, S. Hall-Kahan, S. Washington, J. Grenda, L. Venturi


REUNION LUNCH – Book Now.

Our last luncheon for the year will be held on the 31st of August and it is really shaping up as a BIG and fitting finale to the season. We are calling it “Reunion Round” and we will be bringing together AFL/VFL legends including Liam Stocker, Charlie Constable, Andrew Brayshaw, Cam Polson with more to RSVP.

We encourage you to get a table together with some footy, school mates or old buddies and sit back and enjoy fine fare and refreshments.

It will cost only $20 and bookings can be made here –

https://clubdata.com.au/ProductDetails2.aspx?ProductID=21526

or by contacting Thommo on 0407 040715 or mark.thompson15@bigpond.com


AFL GRAND FINAL BREAKFAST

The lineup for the Crabtree Real Estate Grand Final Breakfast has been finalised with old favourite Steve Alison is joining Troy Kinne and Titus O’Reily – making up an all star cast. Steve last made our jaws hurt from laughter five years ago so it is great to have him on board again. This is going to be another ripper!

And it is pleasing to report that with the assistance of Breakfast Sponsor, Crabtree Real Estate, we have been able to keep prices at the same level as 2018. Tickets are only $165ph or $1550 for a table of 10. Where else would you pay such a small amount to be entertained by these first class acts? And all in the magnificent Mayfair Room at the Grand Hyatt. Thank You Crabtree.

Bookings can be made here – https://clubdata.com.au/MyClub2.aspx?ClubID=72&ProductTypeID=x

or by contacting hyxy at hpbureau@iinet.net.au