OCGFC Xmas Breakup - Barefoot Bowls
11 December 13
A chance to wind down before xmas and enjoy some social barefoot bowls...
WHEN: Wednesday 11th December - 6:30pm
WHERE: Camberwell bowls club (just behind Camberwell Sports ground) 1 Bowen St, Camberwell
COST: Free! Club funded - includes bowls, BBQ and a drink on arrival
WHO: Everyone is invited! Especially parents of new and existing players.
Competitions and raffles will be held.
RSVP to Ben Hart, Blake Hillier or Coach Robbo by Sunday 8th December as we need to book in numbers
Get down and enjoy the festivities.
Changes to Pre-season sessions
02 December 13
** Apologies for the late notice **
Pre-season has kicked off with a great turnout last Wednesday on a warm day.
This phase is more about getting the group together and if the rumours are right, an opportunity for some to show off their new lean physiques.
The dates for pre-Christmas have changed
The official sessions are now:
· Wednesday 27th November 6:15 @ GBO
· Wednesday 4th December 6:15 @ GBO
· Wednesday 11th December – Barefoot Bowls (see website for details)
As you can see we’ve deleted the two Monday sessions (December 2nd and 9th) and the last session on the 18th December
In place of these sessions we will be providing a fitness program for you to complete individually or as a small group (using your own initiative)
It would be great to have as many as possible attend the dates above and then organise yourselves into groups to start and build your fitness base.
FYI – at this stage pre-season is scheduled to begin on Wednesday 22nd January 2014
Further information regarding training dates, camps, practice matches and social activities throughout the pre-season, will be distributed during the pre-Christmas period.
I look forward to seeing you all next week and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.
0458 338 636
2013 OCGFC Xmas Running Program.pdf
Wellsmen Xmas Luncheon
29 November 13
Our platinum sponsor, the Wellsmen, are holding their annual xmas luncheon on Friday 29th November
We encourage as many supporters as possible to spread the word and bring along their friends. It is a great opportunity to take a break from work amidst the rush before the holiday season
Date: Friday 29 November 2013
Venue: The Boulevard, 121 Studley Park Rd, Kew
Time: 12 noon for a 12.30pm start
Cost: $60 cash or credit payable on the day
Pre-season starts soon
27 November 13
Preseason Training - Wed 27th Nov
Our first preseason training session is not far away. Please spread the word amongst the players from 2013 and bring down anyone you think might be interested in having a kick. We are also inviting those players leaving Greythorn and Camberwell Grammar. These players are a valuable addition to the club and ensures we have a strong U19 side that flows into strong Senior/Reserve sides. It is important we have good attendance and we make them feel welcome.
Remember - they have many options to continue their football careers; we want them to make Old Camberwell their football club of choice. Be sure to get over to them and say gday. Without this influx of new talent each year, the club would struggle to maintain success on the field.
You won't regret doing a preseason. Be committed.
Any queries regarding preseason can be directed to Senior Coach Ben Robertson firstname.lastname@example.org 0458 338 636
WANTED: Football Operations Manager
18 November 13
With Anson Brownless stepping off the committee to take up a Senior Assistant coaching role, we have as yet been unable to find someone to take his place. We did have a candidate lined up but he withdrew at the last minute and left us in the lurch. If you are interested in the role or have any questions about it, please contact Steve Derry on 0422 573 400 or email@example.com to discuss the role further.
Football Operations Manager is an important role for the club as this person acts as the liaison between coaches, support staff and committee ensuring that the players and coaches have what they need to get the best result out on the field. It is paid role and the position description is below. The applicant will need to be organised and comfortable communicating with the coaches, committee and addressing the players at time. The time commitment would be Thursday evenings to ensure the teams are set for the weekend, attendance at the majority of Saturday games and adhoc emails / calls during the week as required. Anson
2013 AGM Minutes
12 November 13
New CommitteeThe AGM was held on Monday 11th November and a new committee has been sworn in for 2014. The club has had a challenging year on the field due to injuries and unavailability, however off the field we are as strong as ever. Social functions were well attended and it is great to see the Unders getting more involved. The minutes of the meeting are below and include the President's Report on the year. I would like announce the new committee:
President - Steve Derry
Vice President - Blake Hillier
Treasurer - James Clyne
Secretary - Pam Brown
Notice of AGM
11 November 13
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
OLD CAMBERWELL GRAMMARIANS F.C. INC.
ABN 31 400 615 100
Notice is hereby given that the 53rd Annual General Meeting of the Members of the club will be held at:
Football Pavilion, Gordon Barnard Reserve, Balwyn
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Monday, 11th November 2013 at 7.30pm
The AGM is fast approaching. As part of the meeting, the members of the committee for 2014 will be determined.We need some more ex-players / parents to come onto the committee. To run the club requires many hands so that all the work is not left to the few. There are a couple of official positions that need filling such as
14 September 13
On Saturday 14th September, the annual Presentation Night was held at the Elgin Inn, Hawthorn. It is a significant event on the club's calendar where we recognise the outstanding performances both on and off the field. The winners of the awards for 2013 are:
Best & Fairest Ben Hart
Runner's up B&F Damian McGuigan
Most Improved Rob Deev
Most Consistent Simon Bennett
Most Determined Phil Bennett
Coaches Award Tom Kanz
Goal Kicking Award Tom Allwright (24)
Best & Fairest Sam Killworth / Tom Stayner
Runner's up B&F Dom La Fontaine / Corey McLaughlin
Most Improved Josh Kennedy
Most Consistent Corey McLaughlin
Most Determined Trent Langdon
Coaches Award Stefan Anjou
Best & Fairest Zac Kelly
Runner's up B&F David Gough / Chris Webster
Round 18 Review
27 August 13
Jordan & Roh
It was fantastic to see such a huge crowd at GBO to support Jordan Heffernan (300 games) and Roh Kapoor (150 games) run onto the ground for their milestone games. Thank you also to all those who attended the Sponsor's Lunch beforehand. It was great to see so many faces from the past and present come down and not only support the club financially but also to support the players out on the field. Jordan and Roh were humbled by the support. Before the Seniors ran out, club legends Alan Mitchell and Nigel Credlin said a few words to the players about what these guys have done for the club over many years, and how it is an honour for the other players to be running out with them today. It was pretty emotional stuff. Statistically speaking, there are only 18 players to have played 300 for the VAFA out of a total of 130,000 players. So there is one Jordan Heffernan for every 7000+ players. A huge achievement.
“Playing my 300th game for Old Camberwell was a huge honour, and something I am very proud of. I was totally overwhelmed by the support of the Club, Committee, past and current players, and supporter base. It was a very humbling and emotional experience for me. A huge thank you to everyone who made the day so special. It is something I will remember for the rest of my life.” - Jordan Heffernan
Still in C Grade for 2014
26 August 13
After running out behind Jordan Heffernan through the banner in front a huge home crowd, the Seniors were fired up and started off strong against a very physical outfit from Oakleigh. At quarter time, the Wellers had a 13 point lead. Oakleigh fought back in the 2nd quarter to be 10 points up at the major change. The third was another great quarter from the Wellers as the limited Oakleigh to just one scoring shot and heading into the final term we were 6 points up. Unfortunately, with some key players hobbling around due to injuries, Oakleigh piled on 6 goals to our 1 and ran away victors by 26 points.
As it turns out, Banyule suffered a heavy defeat so we stay in C Grade by 7%.
The Ressies had a strong win and consolidated a final 4 spot. This Sunday they will take on Old Ivanhoe in the 1st Semi Final to be held at Casey Fields
The Unders had a terrific win against arch rivals Old Xavs to finish out their season. >
Milestones - Jordan Heffernan's 300th
24 August 13
Jordan Heffernan - 300 games
Old Camberwell's favourite son Jordan Heffernan plays his 300th game for the club today (298 Senior/U19 games). Jordo first played for the Wellers in 1996 whilst still at school. He played his first Senior game in 1997 and in 1998, won the U19 B&F. He won the Seniors B&F in 1999, runners up in 2000 and is a dual premiership player (2001 + 2007). In 2012 he broke the club record for most amount of games (280). He has been a member of the committee for years and a valuable member of the on-field leadership group. A highly respected member of the club and a stalwart on the field. Congratulation Jordo!
Rohan Kapoor - 150 games
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. Congratulations Roh!
Round 17 Review
20 August 13
That winning feeling returns.
The Seniors broke a long drought on the weekend in a strong, percentage boosting win over NOBS.
The Ressies also had a strong win and consolidated a final 4 spot barring a disaster this weekend against Oakleigh.
The Thirds finished off their season with a great match against a very young St Kevins side and held the lead at half time only to go down by a couple of goals at the final siren. The Thirds finished their season 2nd bottom on the ladder just beating Old Ivanhoe by 3 percent. It was a tough year getting players on the field and many thanks to those that stuck by week by week.
The Unders started badly against Whitefriars and were unable to recover. They are now out of the final's race.
This weekend will see the Seniors battle to stay in C Grade. We need to win to ensure we avoid D grade. Banyule are our threat but thankfully they play Old Ivanhoe who need to win by a large margin to take 2nd place on the ladder and get the double chance. We play Oakleigh who, after winning last week, have nothing to play for. So the odds are in our favour but nothing is for certain in the game of football. We need the support of as many parents, past players and supporters as we can get.
Round 16 Review
12 August 13
Last weekend's loss to Monash has put the Wellers' to 2nd last place on the ladder and in the relegation hot seat. However all is not lost. This week they play the bottom side NOBS and must win by as many points as possible to boost percentage. Banyule are the target to get relegated instead of us. They play Peninsula away and Ivanhoe at home final round. We need them to lose both games, and we win both games to be safe. Supporters most welcome to help keep the Wellers in C Grade.
The Ressies hung on for a 2 point win out at Clayton and see themselves a game clear in 4th spot.
The Thirds had a bye this week. Their next match is the last for the season.
The Unders had a fantastic win over AJAX at home and sit only 1 game out of the 4. Finals are still a possibility.
Read the full report here.
Round 15 Review
06 August 13
The Seniors fought a great fight against premiership favorites Marcellin on the weeekend and at half time were in the lead. A broken collarbone to young Damien Proska left us a man down and in the windy, miserable conditions, Marcellin were able to run away with the win. It was always going to be an uphill battle but we really needed that win. Banyule won on the weekend by 2 points which puts Old Camberwell in a perilous position. WE MUST WIN OUR LAST 3 GAMES (Monash, NOBS, Oakleigh) to be safe. We need as many supporters as possible to help get the Wellers over the line. It will be much harder to get back into C if we are in D grade next year. Let's not let that happen.
The Ressies were also much better than when we played Marcellin away earlier in the season but were unable to hang on, going down by 4 points.
The Unders faced premiership favourites Northern Blues. Our boys went in up at quarter time, but the Bullants proved too strong in the 2nd and 3rd quarters and ran away with the win. That leaves the Unders with a mathematical chance of making finals but counting on other teams to lose.
The Thirds make the trek out to the 3rd runway at PEGS for a windy battle that was marred by a serious accident to young Eamon O'Donnell who broke his leg during a tackle in the last quarter. Eamon has had surgery on his leg on Sunday but the news is good for a full recovery. Rest up Eamon - hope to see you back on your feet soon.
02 August 13
Many thanks to all of those who attended the Wellers' Fundraiser on Friday and many thanks to those of you who bought anything from a raffle ticket to a Port Douglas getaway. Your support is vital for the future of the club. It was a great success for the night and the club raised $15k which should see us through for this year. Guest speaker John Silvester was the highlight of the evening and a very entertaining man, sharing with us many tales from the underworld.
It was a new format with the separation of the players and supporters and a new venue. We are always keen to get feedback on how to run the night better, whether it be changing the door charge, the venue or the format of the night. Ultimately we want to provide for an entertaining night for all our supporters and to raise some funds necessary to keep the club alive. We will be sending out a short survey in the near future with some questions to help us plan future events. You participation is much appreciated and will be totally anonymous. In the meantime, we welcome any feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org