The Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA) was formed in 1892 and comprised ten clubs. Today, Collegians is the only surviving original founding club. Old Scotch first joined the VAFA in 1894 as “Scotch Collegians” together with three other clubs, none of whom are still competing today. The club disbanded at the conclusion of the 1895 season.
Old Scotch rejoined the VAFA in 1921 as the “Old Scotch Collegians Football Club”, and with the exception of the five years of the Second World War, has competed continuously in the VAFA since that year.
Old Scotch has competed in ‘Premier A’ section for 72 years out of a possible 88 years, the most of any club and boasts the longest continuous playing record of any club in that division.
Old Scotch has won nine ‘A’ Grade Premierships and three ‘B’ Grade Premierships.
The Club’s last Premiership was back in 1978 … a long time ago!
The club changed its name from ‘Old Scotch Collegians Football Club’ to ‘Old Scotch Football Club’ in 2003, and introduced its first women’s team in 2019 – the Old Scotch Stars. The Club celebrated its centenary in 2021.
Past Club Champions have included Hec Ingram – long-term club President; Laurie Muir – Club Captain; Ian Law – former Hawthorn star, Brownlow Medal runner-up and former Old Scotch Coach; Euan Campbell – former Melbourne VFL player; Ian Wilson – club Captain, VAFA representative, All Australian Amateur Representative; Rob Fuller – All Australian Captain for five years; Nick Hooper – club games record holder – 316 games; Manson Russel – All Australian representative and VAFA President; Bryan Steele – Old Scotch Coach; John Wilson – VAFA representative; Peter Brown – former Fitzroy VFL player and VAFA representative; John Morgan – former Melbourne VFL player and VAFA representative; Wayne Harmes – former Carlton player and Old Scotch Coach; Russell Greene – former Hawthorn/St Kilda player and Old Scotch Coach; Barry Price – former Collingwood player and Old Scotch Coach; Peter Banfield – former Essendon/Brisbane player and Old Scotch Coach; Dean Anderson- former Hawthorn/St Kilda player and Old Scotch Coach; Stuart Powell – current Director of Scotch College Sport and former Old Scotch Coach; and Mimi Hill – current Carlton FC AFLW player.
Past player Mark Gnatt is the current Old Scotch Men’s 1st XVIII Coach and former OSFC Men’s senior coach Dean Anderson is the coach of the Old Scotch Stars, the club’s Women’s 1st XVIII team.
The Club is affiliated with the Victorian Amateur Football Association and the Old Scotch Collegians’ Association. The Club also has a very close relationship with Scotch College, and we also welcome players from a variety of backgrounds that seek to challenge themselves to play Premier Grade football and be part of a great TEAM.
SOME PAST CLUB CHAMPIONS:
Hec Ingram – Long-term Club President and Victorian Amateur Representative
Laurie Muir – Club Captain
Don Morone – All Australian Amateur Representative
Manson Russel – VAFA Representative and VAFA President
Marten Bedford – All Australian Amateur Representative
Jim Lillie – All Australian Amateur Representative
Ian Law – All Australian Amateur Representative, former Hawthorn star, Brownlow runner-up, and former Old Scotch Coach
Peter “Pole” Harkness – All Australian Amateur Representative
Euan Campbell – Former Melbourne VFL player
David Hughes – All Australian Amateur Representative
Ian Addison – All Australian Amateur Representative
John Anderson – All Australian Amateur Representative
Bruce Kefford – All Australian Amateur Representative
Peter Brown – Former Fitzroy VFL player and All Australian Amateur Representative
Peter Sherwen – All Australian Amateur Representative
Rob Fuller – All Australian Amateur Representative and Victorian Captain for five years
Andrew Smith – VAFA Representative and previous Club games record holder – 299 games
John Moir – All Australian Amateur Representative
Nick Hooper – Club games record holder – 316 games
John Wilson – VAFA Representative
Bryan Steele – Former Old Scotch Coach
John Morgan – Former Melbourne VFL player and VAFA Representative
Luke Hawkins – All Australian Amateur Representative
Rohan Price – All Australian Amateur Representative
Russell Greene – Former Hawthorn & St Kilda player and Old Scotch Coach
Wayne Harmes – Former Carlton player and Old Scotch Coach
Barry Price – Former Collingwood player and Old Scotch Coach
Peter Banfield – Former Essendon and Brisbane Bears player, later Casey Scorpions VFL coach and past Old Scotch Coach
Dean Anderson – Former Hawthorn premiership player and VAFA senior representative coach
MCQUEEN GROUP SPORTSGROUND
All OSFC Club teams play their home games at McQueen Group Sportsground, 420 Camberwell Road, Camberwell.
Please note that there is NO parking available to visitors within the grounds of McQueen Group Sportsground.
However, team managers of visiting teams may park in the car park off Camberwell Road reserved for the club’s major sponsors and match committee.
Sung to the tune of Jingle Bells
Old Scotch, Old Scotch winners all the way
We always play good football, on any sort of day…hey!
Be it fine, be it wet, mud is everywhere
Whenever there’s a game to win
the Scotchies will be there!
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