New Senior Coach Appointed - Anson Brownless
16 September 14
The committee are very happy to announce the appointment of Anson Brownless as Senior Coach for 2015.
Anson is an ex-Assumption boy and played footy for the Sydney Swans Reserves for 2 years, then played with Clarence in Tassie, before coming back to the mainland to play for Mt Eliza. In 1998 Anson was recruited by former Mt Eliza team-mate Matt 'Bomber' Hanson to come down to Old Camberwell. He played in the 2001 premiership (having flown in from Europe the day before) and in 2008 was named in the Team Of the Century. He was a prolific goal scorer (76 goals in 2000) and didn't mind taking a hanger down at full forward. Anson retired from playing in 2002 but assumed a coaching role with the Under 19's from 2003-2005 and was instrumental in the development of young players into Senior footballers.
He returned to the club in 2013 as Football Operations Manager, and then took up a Senior Assistant Coaching role in 2014.
Through contacts at the club Anson secured a job at Reece where he has worked his way through the company and now manages the Bridge Rd Richmond store. He has twin 9 year old girls and 4 year old girl.
We are thrilled to have Anson at the helm and his past experience as a Unders coach will prove a bonus for the club and the development of our young list. Congratulations to Anson on the appointment.
Finals Journey Ends for Ressies
06 September 14
Ressies unable to overcome PEGS @ Casey Fields
On the weekend the Ressies took on PEGS in the Premier C Reserves Preliminary Final. The Ressies had not beaten PEGS during the season, but knew they could be the better team on the day. At quarter time, the boys were 3 points in front and looking good. A late fade in the 2nd quarter saw the Wellers 3 goals down at half time and in the end that proved to be the difference. The Wellers battled hard for the 2nd half and kept even with the goal scoring, but it wasn't enough and PEGS ran out winners by 3 goals.
In other VAFA news, the Premier C Section is now finalised for 2015. The teams are as follows:
P E G S
Old Haileybury (Coming down)
Old Ivanhoe (Coming down)
Williamstown CYMS (Coming up)
Therry Penola (Coming up)
Reserves win @ Trevor Barker!
31 August 14
On the weekend the Ressies took on Monash Blues at Trevor Barker Oval in Sandringham in the Premier C Reserves Semi Final. The Ressies had not beaten Monash during the season, and the bonus for the boys this weekend was that the Monash Seniors were also playing so they were not in a position to drop players back. The boys did not disappoint and ran out strong winners and will take on PEGS next week.
Preliminary Final vs PEGS
Saturday 6th September 11:45am
@ Casey Fields, 160 Berwick - Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne East
Entry for non-players and officials is $12. Please don't abuse the gate people!
Round 18 Review
23 August 14
Reserves march into finals, club stalwart retires, is that a scoreboard I see before me?
The Seniors were unable to overcome the 2nd placed Hampton Rovers on the weekend. The Ressies, however had a great win and secured their spot in the finals. The Unders faced an uphill battle over top placed Ivanhoe. Full match reports here
Roh Kapoor Retires >
After a 167 games, club stalwart Roh Kapoor laced up the boots for his final game for Old Camberwell on the weekend. Rohan first player for the club in 1999 and captained his side to a U19 premiership, whilst also winning the VAFA Section B&F. In 2000 he started playing Seniors. Rohan moved to Perth in 2006 but returned to the club in 2010, winning the Senior's B&F in 2012 and runners up in 2011.
A fierce competitor on the field, Roh is an integral member of the Senior's backline but has been known to sneak a few goals up forward from time to time. Off the field, he was a finalist in the Men’s Health man of the year competition and made the cover of August 2010.
Ladies Pink Lunch - 2nd August
02 August 14
This year we are trying a new initiative to get more ladies involved at the club and to raise some money for a special cause. We are inviting all wives, girlfriends, mums etc to come down at get involved.
We have a special guest speaker in Susan Alberti AO (Vice President of Western Bulldogs Football Club, philanthropist and Officer of the Order of Australia through her work with Susan Alberti Medical Research Foundation) and will be raising money for the McGrath Foundation. The players will also be showing their support by wearing pink socks for the day. Please spread the word and try to get a group together.
We have setup a donations page
Wellers’ Fundraising Raffle
01 August 14
$10 per ticket
To be drawn 23rd August 2014
Winners notified by phone
Tickets available via players (everyone has a book to sell) or the bar @ GBO.
If you wish to purchase a ticket online, please transfer the amount to the club's bank account, put your name as reference, and email firstname.lastname@example.org
with your address and the tickets will be mailed out to you.
Account Name: OCGAFC
1. Luxury Port Douglas Holiday House (7 nights 8 people)
Soak up the sun during your 7 night stay in this exclusive residence in an even more exclusive area, 100m from the beach, 500m walk to main street restaurants and bars. This luxurious 3 bedroom house with private pool sleeps up to 8 people (2 main bedrooms both with ensuite & 3rd bedroom x 4 bunks). Available 1 Nov – 19 Dec & 5 Jan – 30 Apr. Excludes Easter & school holidays. Accommodation only, travel not included. Click for photos on website.
Courtesy of Alan & Justine Mitchell
2. Helicopter Flight over Melbourne for 4 people
Courtesy of Phil Cramer
3. 2 x Tickets to The Footy Show
Courtesy of Anson Brownless
4. Signed Collingwood Jumper (your player of choice)
Courtesy of Ryan Whitehead
5. Dozen bottles of premium wine
Courtesy of James & Nyree Clyne
6. Cento Nove Kew restaurant voucher $150
Courtesy of Ryan Whitehead
7. Endota Day Spa voucher
Courtesy of Big Dez
8. 1 x night in an Art Series Hotel room (Olsen, Blackman, Cullen)
Courtesy of Ben Robertson
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF LOCAL COMMUNITY FOOTBALL!
Wellers Fundraiser - 26th July
26 July 14
This years event is at the home of Old Camberwell - the GBO Pavilion. We have secured guest speaker Rachael Robertson who will talk about her experiences in a year long expedition in Antarctica. As the function will be held in a smaller venue that usual, tickets are limited to 100. We also also be holding a raffle of some major auction items so look out for tickets beforehand.
PLEASE BOOK NOW!
Bookings and Donations - Pam Brown 0400 012 530 email@example.com
Round 12 Review
08 July 14
TRIFECTA AGAIN the weekend saw all three teams victorious for the second time this year. Due to a lot of players on holiday, theRessies in particular had to scratch around for some players and were rewarded with a list of veterans who donned the boots for what was an unfortunately very one-sided game against a club that is struggling this year. Great to see Beranger, Gough, Berry, Ho, Langdon, Storey & Byrnes in the double blue once again. You blokes have not lost it!
The Unders kicked off the the day with a nail biting win over St Mary's with their 9:20am start. The nails got some respite during the Ressiesvs Banyule demolition, but they were back out again for the Seniorsthat played some very inconsistent footy. With only minutes to go the Wellers clawed back to be even and it looked like we were header to another draw. However we managed to slot one in the dying seconds and avoid an upset. Much needed wins for the Unders and Seniors.
Full reports here.
Trivia Night - 14th June
14 June 14
The trivia night is back on this Saturday night. All are welcome!
Date: Saturday 14th June
Cost: $20 per head
Drinks @ bar prices
BYO Food. Pizzas maybe ordered if you want in on that.
Please don't BYO Alcohol.
Any queries, please contact Tom Schipper on 0431 939 611
Round 8 Luncheon
31 May 14
Our first Luncheon for the season is coming up next week. We have secured Josh Frydenberg as our special guest speaker. All supporters are most welcome to attend.
RSVP to Pam Brown 0400 012 530 firstname.lastname@example.org
Luncheon - Full Details
Round 5 Review
13 May 14
The Seniors and Ressies score big wins over Ormond in very muddy conditions, whilst the Unders struggle against an inform Marcellin on the upper deck.
Congratulations to Steve Warr who played his 100th game for the Wellers on the weekend.
Round 3 Review
29 April 14
The Seniors fail to perform against Oakleigh whilst the Ressies post their first win for the season and the Unders have a convincing win over Northern Blues.
Maccas Milestone 250th
12 April 14
Alex MacKenzie - 250th Game
Alex "Macca" MacKenzie plays his 250th game for the club on Round 2 - April 12th @ Gordon Barnard. Alex joined the Wellers in 1999 with the U19 premiership side. He started playing Seniors in 2000 and was part of the 2001 Reserves premiership side. He was made a life member in 2009 after playing 200 games. He has been Captain of the Ressies in (2002, 2007-2009) and runner up in the B&F in 2010. He is a stalwart of the club, and it would be great to see a crowd there to support him. >
Player Sponsorship & Subs
01 April 14
Every player needs to be paid up. This can be via paying your subs yourself, or finding a player sponsor to cover your subs and promote their business to the club community.
It costs the club around $1100 per player to run the club. We ask that you find $400 of that, and the committee will raise the rest via social functions, sponsorship and other fundraising activities.
Your subs/sponsorship cover a range of things. It costs $30k just to belong to the VAFA. We spend $25k a year on trainers that look after you. We spend $6k just on tape. Another $3k on footballs for training. All this stuff costs money, and we need all players to do their bit.
Deadline is Round 4 for everyone. Seniors are expected to be paid up in full by Round 1.
Forms are available here:
Start looking for a sponsor now!
April Update - Round 1 this week!
01 April 14
Our first game is this weekend when the Wellers take on Monash away, and the Unders take on Therry Penola with an early start of 9:20am in Oak Park. Spectators most welcome to come along. You could do all three!
U19 9:20am - John Pascoe Fawkner Reserve, Francis St, Oak Park
Ressies 11:40am - Frearson Oval - Monash University, Wellington Street, Clayton
Jumper presentation on Thursday night from 8pm @ GBO. All welcome!
Football Operations Manager Appointed
It is with great pleasure the committee announce the appointment of Paul Gregor to the position of Football Operations Manager. Paul has over 22 years of football experience in coaching and committee roles, and brings a wealth of experience along with him in both Amateur and other local footy clubs. Please make him feel welcome when you see him.
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