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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 Seniors teams.


The club was established in 1921 and is the sixth oldest continuous member club of the Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA).   The club first played in 1921 and in the 96 years from 1921 to 2017 has appeared in 21 Seniors Grand Finals, winning 12 and losing 9:


1923 Captained and coached by Clive “Cocky” Heatley Jnr.  Best & Fairest Cocky Heatley

Old Scotch 17.11.113 defeated University B 12.7.79 – A Section Premiers


1924 Captained and coached by Clive “Cocky” Heatley Jnr.  Best & Fairest Charles Chapman

Old Scotch 11.6.72 defeated Hampton Amateur 7.13.35 A Section Premiers


1925 Captained and coached by Clive “Cocky” Heatley Jnr.  Best & Fairest Allan Staley

Elsternwick A 6.15.51 defeated Old scotch 3.12.30 – A Section Runners Up


1926 Captained and coached by Clive Fergie.  Best & Fairest Clive Fergie

Old Scotch 9.16.70 defeated Elsternwick A 7.16.58 – A Section Premiers


1927 Captained and coached by Clive Fergie.  Best & Fairest Ben Barnett

Old Scotch 19.10.124 defeated University B 13.12.90 – A Section Premiers


1931 Captained by Gavin Paterson and coached by Jack Petchell.  Best & Fairest Alec Sloan

Old Scotch 10.11.71 defeated Elsternwick 7.13.55 – A Section Premiers


1932 Captained by Gavin Paterson and coached by Lou Bols.  Best & Fairest Gordon Law

Old Scotch 13.18.96 defeated State Savings Bank 10.8.68 A Section Premiers


1933 Captained by Gavin Paterson and coached by Gus Dobrigh.  Best & Fairest Alex Guild

Old Scotch 15.16.106 defeated University Blacks 10.14.74 A Section Premiers


1934 Captained by Gavin Paterson and coached by Vic Belcher.  Best & Fairest Bill Pearson

Old Scotch 16.10.106 defeated University Blacks 13.11.89 A Section Premiers


1935 Captained by Gordon Law and coached by Gus Dobrigh.  Best & Fairest Bill Pearson

University Blacks 16.12.108 defeated Old Scotch 12.20.92 – A Section Runners Up


1946 Captained by Mac Wilson and coached by Alan Hopkins.  Best & Fairest Dave Hardie

University Blacks 23.19.157 defeated Old Scotch 13.16.94 – A Section Runners Up


1955 Captained by Allen Morris and coached by Peter Joseland.  Best & Fairest Peter Craw

Coburg 10.12.72 defeated Old Scotch 8.2.50 – B Section Runners Up


1958 Captained and coached by Manson Russel.  Best & Fairest Doug Parry

Collegians 9.6.60 defeated Old Scotch 8.6.54 – A Section Runners Up


1959 Captained and coached by Manson Russel.  Best & Fairest Ian Law

Collegians 14.12.96 defeated Old Scotch 11.8.74 – A Section Runners Up


1965 Captained by Ian Wilson and coached by Don Howell.  Best & Fairest David Birch

Old Scotch 18.10.118 defeated Caulfield Grammarians 4.11.35 – B Section Premiers


1970 Captained by David Hughes and coached by David Kidd.  Best & Fairest John Anderson

Old Scotch 14.22.106 defeated St Bernards 7.9.51 – B Section Premiers


1977 Captained by John Anderson and coached by Laurie Aghan.  Best & Fairest John Anderson

Old Scotch 13.22.100 defeated Ivanhoe 7.16.58 – B Section Premiers


1978 Captained by John Anderson and coached by Laurie Aghan.  Best & Fairest Michael Bates

Old Scotch 16.16.112 defeated North Old Boys 16.11.107 A Section Premiers


1980 Captained by Simon Tallent and coached by Laurie Aghan.  Best & Fairest Tom Mason

Old Xaverians 12.12.84 defeated Old Scotch 12.10.82 – B Section Runners Up


1997 Captained by Stuart Steele and coached by Wayne Harmes.  Best & Fairest Tom Wilson

Old Xaverians 10.13.73 defeated Old Scotch 9.13.67 – A Section Runners Up


1998 Captained by Stuart Steele and coached by Wayne Harmes.  Best & Fairest Rohan Price

Old Xaverians 21.13.139 defeated Old Scotch 11.12.78 – A Section Runners Up


Well folks, that about covers our past Seniors grand final appearances.  Good luck to our boys in this year’s Seniors Grand Final.


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 Seniors teams.


The club was established in 1921 and is the sixth oldest continuous member club of the Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA).   The club first played in 1921 and in the 96 years from 1921 to 2017 has appeared in 21 Seniors Grand Finals, winning 12 and losing 9:


1923 Captained and coached by Clive “Cocky” Heatley Jnr.  Best & Fairest Cocky Heatley

Old Scotch 17.11.113 defeated University B 12.7.79 – A Section Premiers


1924 Captained and coached by Clive “Cocky” Heatley Jnr.  Best & Fairest Charles Chapman

Old Scotch 11.6.72 defeated Hampton Amateur 7.13.35 A Section Premiers


1925 Captained and coached by Clive “Cocky” Heatley Jnr.  Best & Fairest Allan Staley

Elsternwick A 6.15.51 defeated Old scotch 3.12.30 – A Section Runners Up


1926 Captained and coached by Clive Fergie.  Best & Fairest Clive Fergie

Old Scotch 9.16.70 defeated Elsternwick A 7.16.58 – A Section Premiers


1927 Captained and coached by Clive Fergie.  Best & Fairest Ben Barnett

Old Scotch 19.10.124 defeated University B 13.12.90 – A Section Premiers


1931 Captained by Gavin Paterson and coached by Jack Petchell.  Best & Fairest Alec Sloan

Old Scotch 10.11.71 defeated Elsternwick 7.13.55 – A Section Premiers


1932 Captained by Gavin Paterson and coached by Lou Bols.  Best & Fairest Gordon Law

Old Scotch 13.18.96 defeated State Savings Bank 10.8.68 A Section Premiers


1933 Captained by Gavin Paterson and coached by Gus Dobrigh.  Best & Fairest Alex Guild

Old Scotch 15.16.106 defeated University Blacks 10.14.74 A Section Premiers


1934 Captained by Gavin Paterson and coached by Vic Belcher.  Best & Fairest Bill Pearson

Old Scotch 16.10.106 defeated University Blacks 13.11.89 A Section Premiers


1935 Captained by Gordon Law and coached by Gus Dobrigh.  Best & Fairest Bill Pearson

University Blacks 16.12.108 defeated Old Scotch 12.20.92 – A Section Runners Up


1946 Captained by Mac Wilson and coached by Alan Hopkins.  Best & Fairest Dave Hardie

University Blacks 23.19.157 defeated Old Scotch 13.16.94 – A Section Runners Up


1955 Captained by Allen Morris and coached by Peter Joseland.  Best & Fairest Peter Craw

Coburg 10.12.72 defeated Old Scotch 8.2.50 – B Section Runners Up


1958 Captained and coached by Manson Russel.  Best & Fairest Doug Parry

Collegians 9.6.60 defeated Old Scotch 8.6.54 – A Section Runners Up


1959 Captained and coached by Manson Russel.  Best & Fairest Ian Law

Collegians 14.12.96 defeated Old Scotch 11.8.74 – A Section Runners Up


1965 Captained by Ian Wilson and coached by Don Howell.  Best & Fairest David Birch

Old Scotch 18.10.118 defeated Caulfield Grammarians 4.11.35 – B Section Premiers


1970 Captained by David Hughes and coached by David Kidd.  Best & Fairest John Anderson

Old Scotch 14.22.106 defeated St Bernards 7.9.51 – B Section Premiers


1977 Captained by John Anderson and coached by Laurie Aghan.  Best & Fairest John Anderson

Old Scotch 13.22.100 defeated Ivanhoe 7.16.58 – B Section Premiers


1978 Captained by John Anderson and coached by Laurie Aghan.  Best & Fairest Michael Bates

Old Scotch 16.16.112 defeated North Old Boys 16.11.107 A Section Premiers


1980 Captained by Simon Tallent and coached by Laurie Aghan.  Best & Fairest Tom Mason

Old Xaverians 12.12.84 defeated Old Scotch 12.10.82 – B Section Runners Up


1997 Captained by Stuart Steele and coached by Wayne Harmes.  Best & Fairest Tom Wilson

Old Xaverians 10.13.73 defeated Old Scotch 9.13.67 – A Section Runners Up


1998 Captained by Stuart Steele and coached by Wayne Harmes.  Best & Fairest Rohan Price

Old Xaverians 21.13.139 defeated Old Scotch 11.12.78 – A Section Runners Up


Well folks, that about covers our past Seniors grand final appearances.  Good luck to our boys in this year’s Seniors Grand Final.


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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