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Welcome back to “Crackers Chronicles”.  This week we will trace some of the history of the Old Scotch Football Club by recounting the contributions made by some of our greatest players.


Back on 5 August 2000, at a dinner to celebrate our club’s 80th anniversary, the club announced its “Team of the Century”.  However, that was seventeen years ago and unfortunately a number of more recent players missed out on selection.  Hec Ingram’s Best Team, previously reported, covered our best players before World War II, while Manson Russel’s Best Team covered the 1950s – 1990s, so I thought I may try to select another post-war best team that I have named the “Old Scotch Reserve Team of the Century” to include players up to 2000 ...






FB:

Tom Wilson

Don Morone

Tim Holt (DVC)

HB:

Ian Addison

John McKenzie

Michael Polkinghorne

C:

Jim Marx

Tom Keipert

Ric Beaurepaire

HF:

Bryan Steele (DVC)

Tom Mason

Luke Hawkins

FF:

Andrew Crow

Graeme McLean

Ian Wilson (VC)





Foll:

Bruce Kefford

Allen Morris (Capt)

Brian Hodge

IC:

Rod Olsson

Stephen Collins

Rick Senior





COACH:

David Kidd




This week we focus on the interchange bench and coach ...


R. S. Rod Olsson


In 1961, Rodney Olsson was recruited from Scotch College and played 19 games for the Old Scotch Collegians Football Club in our Seniors.  He debuted in our Seniors on 22 April 1961.  Then in 1962, Rod was recruited by the Hawthorn FC and went on to play 116 games for Hawthorn until 1969.  Later he coached the Geelong FC from 1976 – 1979.  He was a sterling, hard-working ruck rover and great club man.

Manson Russel described Rod as a very solid mark and all-rounder who could look after himself.


S. D. Stephen Collins


In 1997, Steve Collins joined the Old Scotch Collegians Football Club from Old Carey Under 19s and played 154 games from 1997 – 2005, debuting in our Seniors on 12 April 1997.  He played in our 1997 & 1998 A Section Grand Final teams.  He was our club’s Best & Fairest in 2004.  He was also a Victorian State Representative in 1998, 1999, & 2000.


R. C. Rick Senior


In 1982, Rick Senior, an old boy of Scotch College was recruited from Richmond FC Reserves and played 82 games for the Old Scotch Collegians Football Club from 1982 – 1987, debuting in our Seniors on 17 April 1982.  He was our club’s Best & Fairest in 1983 & 1987.  He was also a Victorian State Representative in 1983 & 1984.


D. J. David Kidd


David Kidd was an Old Scotch Boy recruited from Ararat FC in 1957.  He played 86 games for the Old Scotch Collegians Football Club from 1957 – 1960 & 1962 – 1963.

After retiring from playing, David coached our Juniors for four years from 1964 – 1967.  He then coached our Reserves in 1968, before going on to coach our Seniors for four years from 1969 – 1972.  During that time, he coached our “B” section premiership team in 1970.

He was awarded a Life Member of the Club in 1973.  David died in 1992.




Well folks, that about covers our greatest OSFC players for this season.  Check in again next season when we will focus on our 34 club captains.


I hope you found this, and all my columns this season, interesting ...  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 back to “Crackers Chronicles”.  This week we will trace some of the history of the Old Scotch Football Club by recounting the contributions made by some of our greatest players.


Back on 5 August 2000, at a dinner to celebrate our club’s 80th anniversary, the club announced its “Team of the Century”.  However, that was seventeen years ago and unfortunately a number of more recent players missed out on selection.  Hec Ingram’s Best Team, previously reported, covered our best players before World War II, while Manson Russel’s Best Team covered the 1950s – 1990s, so I thought I may try to select another post-war best team that I have named the “Old Scotch Reserve Team of the Century” to include players up to 2000 ...






FB:

Tom Wilson

Don Morone

Tim Holt (DVC)

HB:

Ian Addison

John McKenzie

Michael Polkinghorne

C:

Jim Marx

Tom Keipert

Ric Beaurepaire

HF:

Bryan Steele (DVC)

Tom Mason

Luke Hawkins

FF:

Andrew Crow

Graeme McLean

Ian Wilson (VC)





Foll:

Bruce Kefford

Allen Morris (Capt)

Brian Hodge

IC:

Rod Olsson

Stephen Collins

Rick Senior





COACH:

David Kidd




This week we focus on the interchange bench and coach ...


R. S. Rod Olsson


In 1961, Rodney Olsson was recruited from Scotch College and played 19 games for the Old Scotch Collegians Football Club in our Seniors.  He debuted in our Seniors on 22 April 1961.  Then in 1962, Rod was recruited by the Hawthorn FC and went on to play 116 games for Hawthorn until 1969.  Later he coached the Geelong FC from 1976 – 1979.  He was a sterling, hard-working ruck rover and great club man.

Manson Russel described Rod as a very solid mark and all-rounder who could look after himself.


S. D. Stephen Collins


In 1997, Steve Collins joined the Old Scotch Collegians Football Club from Old Carey Under 19s and played 154 games from 1997 – 2005, debuting in our Seniors on 12 April 1997.  He played in our 1997 & 1998 A Section Grand Final teams.  He was our club’s Best & Fairest in 2004.  He was also a Victorian State Representative in 1998, 1999, & 2000.


R. C. Rick Senior


In 1982, Rick Senior, an old boy of Scotch College was recruited from Richmond FC Reserves and played 82 games for the Old Scotch Collegians Football Club from 1982 – 1987, debuting in our Seniors on 17 April 1982.  He was our club’s Best & Fairest in 1983 & 1987.  He was also a Victorian State Representative in 1983 & 1984.


D. J. David Kidd


David Kidd was an Old Scotch Boy recruited from Ararat FC in 1957.  He played 86 games for the Old Scotch Collegians Football Club from 1957 – 1960 & 1962 – 1963.

After retiring from playing, David coached our Juniors for four years from 1964 – 1967.  He then coached our Reserves in 1968, before going on to coach our Seniors for four years from 1969 – 1972.  During that time, he coached our “B” section premiership team in 1970.

He was awarded a Life Member of the Club in 1973.  David died in 1992.




Well folks, that about covers our greatest OSFC players for this season.  Check in again next season when we will focus on our 34 club captains.


I hope you found this, and all my columns this season, interesting ...  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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