The Wellsmen Charter Keck Cramer Mitchell Partners
Ladies Pink Lunch - 2nd August

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.

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Wellers’ Fundraising Raffle

$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 secretary@ocgfc.com.au with your address and the tickets will be mailed out to you.

Account Name: OCGAFC
BSB: 633000
ACC: 130083926

PRIZES


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!
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Wellers Fundraiser - 26th July

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 orsecretary@ocgfc.com.au
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Round 12 Review

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.


 
 
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Trivia Night - 14th June

The trivia night is back on this Saturday night. All are welcome!

Date: Saturday 14th June
Time: 7pm
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

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Round 8 Luncheon

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 secretary@ocgfc.com.au

Luncheon - Full Details

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Round 5 Review

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.

Full review available here.

   

  

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Round 3 Review

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.


     
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Maccas Milestone 250th

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.

 
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Player Sponsorship & Subs

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!

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April Update - Round 1 this week!

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
Seniors 2pm

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.
 

 Full newsletter available here.
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Practise Matches - 29th March

The final round of practise matches are on this Saturday 29th March at Gordon Barnard Reserve, Balwyn. Game times are below. Arrive an hour before your team starts.

10am Unders
12pm Reserves
2pm Seniors

We are playing all games on the top oval.

If you require Shorts and Socks, you can buy them from Steve Derry at 11am in the pavilion. Shorts are $30 each and socks are $10 a pair. Bring cash as EFTPOS machine is broken.

From Coach:

If you didn't train last night or your name didn't appear on a team for Saturday and you want to play,  please contact Robbo - 0478 800 820 (this is my new number) 

Note - if you just turn up tomorrow expecting a game without notifying Stuart or myself, you may be disappointed - we now have to run 34 players through the reserves 28 for seniors and there are a dozen players unavailable. 

The club decided to withdraw the THIRDS two weeks ago due to lack of numbers and save ourselves the headache of chasing numbers every week - so a lack of commitment and communication may result in many players missing out on a match for round 1 - those who have trained will get priority. Competition for spots is now on.

I'm sure you understand and appreciate the position we now find ourselves in. We will mangage best we can tomorrow but there are no guarantees for anyone - that they will get a full game especially in the reserves. 1 or 2 quarters may be the best we can offer 
RELENTLESS UNITED DISCIPLINED - Over to you
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Wellsmen Golf Day - 31st March

The Wellsmen annual Golf Day is coming up and we encourage any keen golfers out there to get involved. The Wellsmen are the major sponsor of the club, and events like these allow them to continue to support the Wellers.

Please be advised of updated times for the structure of the day as follows:
 
12.00pm               Registration and lunch
12.45pm               Briefing
1.00pm                 Shot gun tee off
 
We have 10 groups and sponsors committed for the day so far. Thanks to those that have pledged your support!! There are a number that have indicated they would like to play but yet to commit so for those of you interested please let me know ASAP so we can sort the field. We would ideally love to have another 5 groups involved. All proceeds for the day assist us with continuing our major sponsorship of OCGFC so your involvement is greatly appreciated.
 
Please contact Peter Lenton 0409 899 309 or Alex Dance 0413 632 781 to get involved. It is a great day out!
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U19 Coach Appointed

In a short space of time we went from having no candidates to two very worthy applicants. It was a tough decision, and the committee are very happy to announce the new coach for the U19's this year - Michael Ericson. 


Michael has played for the club a while back in the Unders when Anson Brownless was coaching. Since then Michael has coached U19s at Old Carey, been involved with Greythorn junior football club, and is currently involved extensively with the Northern Knights elite juniors. Michael brings with him a passion for coaching and development of junior footballers.  

Congratulations to Michael and please make him feel welcome. His details are below. If you are interested in playing Unders, as we could do with a couple more numbers.


michael_a_ericson@hotmail.com 
0432 763 656
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February Schedule - Preseason

Attached is the pre-season schedule for February. Most session to be held at GBO but we have a few changes in there to mix it up.

February Planner (updated 17/2)
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Round 17
Seniors 12 9 81
PEGS 11 13 79
Reserves 9 11 65
PEGS 14 6 90
U19 15 14 104
St Mary's Salesian 11 10 76

 
Seniors Vs
Hampton Rovers (H)
 
 
Saturday 23 August 2014
2:00PM
Gordon Barnard Reserve
Balwyn Rd, North Balwyn (46 E4)
 
   
 
Reserves Vs
Hampton Rovers (H)
 
 
Saturday 23 August 2014
11:40AM
Gordon Barnard Reserve
Balwyn Rd, North Balwyn (46 E4)
 
   
 
U19 Vs
Old Ivanhoe (H)
 
 
Saturday 23 August 2014
2:00PM
Gordon Barnard Reserve
Balwyn Rd, North Balwyn (46 E4)
 
   
Season Fixture
Player Subs
Player subscriptions are due by Round 4. Payment plans are available if its too much in one go. Please fill out the form below and give it to Steve Derry.
 Subs Form
Online Payments
 
Player Sponsorships
Player Sponsorships are an important part of fundraising for the club and promoting your business. More info here.
 Player Sponsorship Form
Online Payments
The results of our Team Of The Century dinner at Etihad Stadium to mark the 50th year of our football club.
 Team of the 60's
 Team of the 70's
 Team of the 80's
 Team of the 90's
 Team of the 2000's
 Team of the Century
Old Camberwell is an AFL Quality Club


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