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Welcome to season 2017, and welcome back to “Crackers Chronicles”.  This week we trace more of the history of the Old Scotch Football Club by recounting the naming of the club’s trophies after prominent members of our club.

 

OSFC Best & Fairest Award named after Leigh McGregor

 

Leigh McGregor played 82 games for the OSCFC from 1961 – 1965, debuting in our Seniors on 22/04/1961.

He was also captain of our Reserves in 1964 & 1965, captaining the team to a premiership in 1964.  He then went on to coach our Reserves from 1969 – 1974, coaching the team to premierships in 1969 & 1973.

Later he was President of our club for ten years from 1975 – 1984, when we won the B Section premiership in1977 and the A Section premiership in 1978.

Leigh was awarded Life Membership of our club in 1979 and a VAFA Certificate of Merit in1985.

 

In 2016, this award was won by Gene van den Broek.

 

OSFC Encouragement Award named after Ian Wilson

 

Ian Wilson played 175 games for the OSCFC from 1961 – 1981, debuting in our Seniors on 22/04/1961, and also playing in all our club’s senior teams.

He was a Reserves Premiership Player in 1961, 1967 & 1970.

He captained the club from 1963 – 1966, winning the B Section premiership in 1965.

He was a VAFA Representative in 1963, and later Club Secretary in 1988 & 1989.

 

In 2016, this award was won by Alex van Ryn.

 

OSFC Most Sacrificial Acts Award named after Manson Russel

 

Manson Russel played 235 games for the OSFC from 1948 – 1962, debuting in our Seniors on 14/08/1948 whilst still at Scotch College.

He was our Club Best & Fairest in1950 and Club Best Team Player in 1953, 1955, 1956 & 1957.

Manson was the VAFA “A” Section Best & Fairest in1950, and a Victorian State Representative 1952, 1953, 1956 & 1959.

He was also our Club’s Leading Goalkicker from1949 – 1954 & 1956 – 1959, kicking over 400 goals.

He was Club Secretary in 1955 & 1956, and Club Coach from 1958 – 1960 & again in 1963.

Manson was awarded Life Membership of our club in1970.

Later in 2000, he was named as deputy vice captain of our OSFC Team of the Century, and made a Patron of the club in 2015.

 

He also acted as OSFC Delegate to the VAFA Delegate from1949 – 1971.

Later on, he was VAFA Chairman from 1971 – 1977, and VAFA President from1978 – 1980.

He was awarded a Life Membership of the VAFA in 1978, and an Australian Football Foundation Merit Award in1979.  He was made a Patron of the VAFA in 1984, and named a VAFA Legend of the Big V in 2008.

 

In 2016, this award was won by Ash Lim.

 

OSFC Team Player of the Year Award named Ewen “Ginner” Davidson

 

Ginner Davidson played 6 seasons for the OSFC in 1927 and from 1932 – 1937, debuting in our Seniors in 1927.  He was an A Section premiership player in 1932, and captained the club in 1936 & 1937.

Ewen was awarded Life Membership of our club in1972.

 

In 2016, this award was won by Julian Beard.

 

OSFC Under 19s Most Promising Player Award named after Andrew “Gus” Taylor

 

Andrew Taylor played 21 Under 19 games for the OSFC from 1953 – 1955.  Later he coached our Under 19s in 1989 & 1990, and to an Under 19s Section 2 Premiership 1990.

 

In 2016, this award was won by Matthew Hucul.

 

OSFC Most Valuable Club Person Award named after Bill Pearson

 

Bill Pearson played 8 seasons for the OSFC from 1931 – 1937 & again after the War in 1946, debuting in our Seniors in 1931.  He was an A Section premiership player in 1931, 1932, 1933 & 1934, our club’s Best & Fairest in 1934, 1935 & 1937, and our club’s leading goalkicker from 1931 – 1937, kicking 1,023 goals.

He was also a Victorian State Representative in 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936 & 1937.

Later in 1939 & 1940, he coached our club.

 

In 2016, this trophy was awarded to Annabel Long.

 

OSFC Award for Distinguished Service named after Bryan Gibbs

 

Bryan Gibbs played 107 games for the OSFC from 1955 – 1973, debuting in our Seniors on 18/05/1957, and also having played in all our club’s teams!  He was the club’s leading goalkicker in 1960.

Also, he was Club Treasurer from 1957 – 1963 & 1983, a Club Committee Member from 1964 – 1966, OSFC Under 19 Coach from 1969 – 197, Club Vice-President in 1972, 1980 - 1981 & 1992, Club Secretary from 1973 – 1979, OSFC Delegate to the VAFA from 1974 – 1977, and Chairman of Selectors from 1978 – 1979 & 2009 – 2015.

Bryan was awarded Life Membership of our club in 1978.

Later, he was Club President from 1987 – 1990.

 

Bryan also served as a VAFA Executive Committee Member from 1980 – 1982, and VAFA Under 18 Team Co-ordinator from 1981 – 1983.  The VAFA awarded him a Certificate of Merit in 1992.

 

In 2016, this trophy was awarded to Anthony Furey.

 

 

Next week, we will trace more of the history of the Old Scotch Football Club by recounting the contributions made by some of our greatest players ...

 

I welcome any feedback to gmccracken@oldscotchfc.com.au

Comments are closed for this post, but if you have spotted an error or have additional info that you think should be in this post, feel free to contact us.

Welcome to season 2017, and welcome back to “Crackers Chronicles”.  This week we trace more of the history of the Old Scotch Football Club by recounting the naming of the club’s trophies after prominent members of our club.

 

OSFC Best & Fairest Award named after Leigh McGregor

 

Leigh McGregor played 82 games for the OSCFC from 1961 – 1965, debuting in our Seniors on 22/04/1961.

He was also captain of our Reserves in 1964 & 1965, captaining the team to a premiership in 1964.  He then went on to coach our Reserves from 1969 – 1974, coaching the team to premierships in 1969 & 1973.

Later he was President of our club for ten years from 1975 – 1984, when we won the B Section premiership in1977 and the A Section premiership in 1978.

Leigh was awarded Life Membership of our club in 1979 and a VAFA Certificate of Merit in1985.

 

In 2016, this award was won by Gene van den Broek.

 

OSFC Encouragement Award named after Ian Wilson

 

Ian Wilson played 175 games for the OSCFC from 1961 – 1981, debuting in our Seniors on 22/04/1961, and also playing in all our club’s senior teams.

He was a Reserves Premiership Player in 1961, 1967 & 1970.

He captained the club from 1963 – 1966, winning the B Section premiership in 1965.

He was a VAFA Representative in 1963, and later Club Secretary in 1988 & 1989.

 

In 2016, this award was won by Alex van Ryn.

 

OSFC Most Sacrificial Acts Award named after Manson Russel

 

Manson Russel played 235 games for the OSFC from 1948 – 1962, debuting in our Seniors on 14/08/1948 whilst still at Scotch College.

He was our Club Best & Fairest in1950 and Club Best Team Player in 1953, 1955, 1956 & 1957.

Manson was the VAFA “A” Section Best & Fairest in1950, and a Victorian State Representative 1952, 1953, 1956 & 1959.

He was also our Club’s Leading Goalkicker from1949 – 1954 & 1956 – 1959, kicking over 400 goals.

He was Club Secretary in 1955 & 1956, and Club Coach from 1958 – 1960 & again in 1963.

Manson was awarded Life Membership of our club in1970.

Later in 2000, he was named as deputy vice captain of our OSFC Team of the Century, and made a Patron of the club in 2015.

 

He also acted as OSFC Delegate to the VAFA Delegate from1949 – 1971.

Later on, he was VAFA Chairman from 1971 – 1977, and VAFA President from1978 – 1980.

He was awarded a Life Membership of the VAFA in 1978, and an Australian Football Foundation Merit Award in1979.  He was made a Patron of the VAFA in 1984, and named a VAFA Legend of the Big V in 2008.

 

In 2016, this award was won by Ash Lim.

 

OSFC Team Player of the Year Award named Ewen “Ginner” Davidson

 

Ginner Davidson played 6 seasons for the OSFC in 1927 and from 1932 – 1937, debuting in our Seniors in 1927.  He was an A Section premiership player in 1932, and captained the club in 1936 & 1937.

Ewen was awarded Life Membership of our club in1972.

 

In 2016, this award was won by Julian Beard.

 

OSFC Under 19s Most Promising Player Award named after Andrew “Gus” Taylor

 

Andrew Taylor played 21 Under 19 games for the OSFC from 1953 – 1955.  Later he coached our Under 19s in 1989 & 1990, and to an Under 19s Section 2 Premiership 1990.

 

In 2016, this award was won by Matthew Hucul.

 

OSFC Most Valuable Club Person Award named after Bill Pearson

 

Bill Pearson played 8 seasons for the OSFC from 1931 – 1937 & again after the War in 1946, debuting in our Seniors in 1931.  He was an A Section premiership player in 1931, 1932, 1933 & 1934, our club’s Best & Fairest in 1934, 1935 & 1937, and our club’s leading goalkicker from 1931 – 1937, kicking 1,023 goals.

He was also a Victorian State Representative in 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936 & 1937.

Later in 1939 & 1940, he coached our club.

 

In 2016, this trophy was awarded to Annabel Long.

 

OSFC Award for Distinguished Service named after Bryan Gibbs

 

Bryan Gibbs played 107 games for the OSFC from 1955 – 1973, debuting in our Seniors on 18/05/1957, and also having played in all our club’s teams!  He was the club’s leading goalkicker in 1960.

Also, he was Club Treasurer from 1957 – 1963 & 1983, a Club Committee Member from 1964 – 1966, OSFC Under 19 Coach from 1969 – 197, Club Vice-President in 1972, 1980 - 1981 & 1992, Club Secretary from 1973 – 1979, OSFC Delegate to the VAFA from 1974 – 1977, and Chairman of Selectors from 1978 – 1979 & 2009 – 2015.

Bryan was awarded Life Membership of our club in 1978.

Later, he was Club President from 1987 – 1990.

 

Bryan also served as a VAFA Executive Committee Member from 1980 – 1982, and VAFA Under 18 Team Co-ordinator from 1981 – 1983.  The VAFA awarded him a Certificate of Merit in 1992.

 

In 2016, this trophy was awarded to Anthony Furey.

 

 

Next week, we will trace more of the history of the Old Scotch Football Club by recounting the contributions made by some of our greatest players ...

 

I welcome any feedback to gmccracken@oldscotchfc.com.au

Comments are closed for this post, but if you have spotted an error or have additional info that you think should be in this post, feel free to contact us.

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