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OSFC HISTORY

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.

AFFILIATIONS:

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

HOME GROUND

MCQUEEN GROUP SPORTSGROUND

All OSFC Club teams play their home games at McQueen Group Sportsground, 420 Camberwell Road, Camberwell.

VISITING TEAMS

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.

CLUB SONG

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!

COMMITTEE

TIM SHEARER
PRESIDENT
tim.shearer@scotch.vic.edu.au
0418 107 541

JEFF HALSALL
VICE PRESIDENT – FOOTBALL
jeff.halsall@outlook.com.au
0418 219 058

GUS MCQUEEN
VICE-PRESIDENT ADMIN / FOUNDATION
amcqueen@mcqueengroup.com.au
0419 999 649

ANDREW QUAIL
VICE PRESIDENT / BUSINESS NETWORKS
andrew.c.quail@gmail.com
0409 403 838

PETER SIMPSON
GENERAL MANAGER / SECRETARY
peter.simpson@scotch.vic.edu.au
0418 382 025

GRAEME LAVELLE
TREASURER
graeme@lavelle.com.au
0418 355 282

KATE TASS
REGISTRATIONS
kate@oldscotchfc.com.au
0412 514 531

ROB MILLAR
CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS/BUSINESS DIRECTORY
rob@robmillar.com.au
0414 330 179

ED FUREY
PLAYER REPRESENTATIVE / STRATEGIC PLANNING
eddfurey@gmail.com
0430 571 159

SANDRA DICK
CENTENARY EVENTS MANAGEMENT
sandra.dick@scotch.vic.edu.au
0418 323 904

IAN HILL
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL CO-ORDINATOR
ian.hill@citysoft.net.au
0411 759 278

TONY HOCKING
UNDERAGE FOOTBALL CO-ORDINATOR
tony.s.hocking@nab.com.au
0410 441 928

STEVE BLENHEIM
COMMUNICATIONS
steve@blenheimbrand.com
0416 058 336

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THANKS TO OUR MAJOR CORPORATE PARTNERS