Play Harder



Released in March 2011, “Play Harder” is the story of the OHAFC’s first 50 years.  It is already widely acknowledged as the best history ever written about an amateur club, and would sit comfortably alongside many AFL productions.  In the words of the VAFA’s web scribe Max McGraw, “In the pantheon of VAFA history books, this one is clearly number one.  Beautifully presented and rich in stories about this enigmatic club and its players, it belongs on your bookshelf (if indeed, your bookshelf is large enough)!”

“Play Harder” has been printed in a limited, numbered edition of 500 copies, runs to over 450 pages in full colour, weighs about 2.4 kg and includes the career records of all 1,422 players to have pulled on the Magenta and Black.  Over 190 prominent players and club personalities are profiled.  It is a magnificent addition to any library, but especially more so for those who have played for and supported the Bloods.

To order a copy there are several alternatives

Purchase from the merchandise store on this site

  • playerharderinsideContact David Southgate at (phone 9598 2270) with your credit card details, or payment can be made by direct deposit to the club’s bank account (BSB 124-001, Account 20621798).

Click here to read a sample of the book (Andrew Jenke player profile).