Round 4 Preview

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Another full day awaits us at PP this Saturday with all teams being at home. The bar will be open at 12 noon and the infamous half time luncheon will be happening again ensuring the masses don’t go thirsty or hungry. We look forward to seeing you all there for another great day of Haileybury Football.

The U/19s kick things off with a 9.20 start when they host visitors Fitzroy. The lads should be refreshed after a bye last weekend and with the addition of a few Year 12 boys, they should go in with confidence.

At 10am the Hearts will take on Beaumaris and will be looking to carry on their good form from last weekend. The girls are getting a reputation for playing hard but fair and that will take them a long way in a game which, on paper anyway, looks like a great battle.

The Ressies and Seniors are up against top of the table Old Scotch. Both teams can cause an upset with an approach that is focused on playing four quarters of consistent football. Our best is up there with anyone in the competition but we need to ensure we bring it every week and for the four quarters.

On the 18th of May, we will be having a big day of reunions. The 1969 First XVIII, the 1989 Seniors and Reserves and the 1978 U/19s teams will all be celebrating their glorious victories in Grand Finals. Come along and hear just how good these teams were.

Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday at some stage.


DanielHughesDaniel Hughes has been appointed Senior Coach for Season 2015. This comes after Matt Brewer’s change in work arrangements which led to him having to step down.

As a means of background, Daniel played his senior football in Ballarat and then Cheltenham (where he is a Life Member). In the latter years he was Reserves Coach (playing) and Assistant Senior Coach. He then coached junior football until he took on the role as Assistant Coach at Old Melburnians in 2012.

Daniel is passionate about his football and will inject plenty of energy into the group. Daniel joins Nicholas Salvatore (Reserves) and Pat O’Leary (U/19s) as our coaches in 2015.

Daniel is married with two children.


GrandFinalBreakFast2014The 38th OHAFC


September 27th 8.30am for 9am

Grand Hyatt Melbourne

Your Compere on the Morning is the

Legendary Steve “SOS” Marshall.

This year we have assembled an exceptional lineup of THREE world class comedians.

Jeff GreenAward-winning British comedian Jeff Green has become a well-known face on Australian TV & radio since his first Melbourne Comedy Festival appearance in 1996. Numerous shows both here & in Britain (including a sell-out West End season and three full length UK TV comedy specials)

Fiona O’LoughlinWhen this Alice Springs mother of five started doing stand-up later in life than most comics, her hilarious stories of housewifery & motherhood were an immediate hit. Twice-nominated for the Best Show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Fiona has performed all around the world, including Edinburgh & Montreal Comedy Festivals, and countless TV appearances.

Stephen Alisonback at the Brekky after having made us laugh in 2012 and 2007. Stephen comes from a family of comedians and has been entertaining crowds across Australia for many years. We know what we are going to get – plenty of laughs from a great comedian.

Tickets are $145ph or $1,350 for a table of 10. This includes a plated and full buffet breakfast along with premium wine and beer.

For any enquiries, contact Andrew Hicks

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The final round of the season saw the Bloods take on Old Ivanhoe at our home ground of Princes Park. Although we had already been relegated to Premier C for 2015, the Bloods were looking to finish the season on a high versus an opposition whom we beat earlier in the year. Old Ivanhoe were playing for their survival in B grade needing a victory plus relying on Uni Blues to defeat Old Caulfield in order to avoid relegation.

Conditions were good and the Bloods kicked with a slight breeze in the first quarter. Our cause was not helped with first ruckman and young gun Matt Taylor being injured in the first 5 minutes of the game. However it was OHAFC who took control early with Jimmy Paul and Rhys Johnson starting well and captain Weekes providing some headaches for the Ivanhoe defence.

The first quarter produced some of the best footy we played all year and we led by 31 points at quarter time. Ivanhoe came at the Bloods hard in the 2nd quarter and at one stage kicked 5 goals in the space of 10 minutes. The Hoers gained the lead late in the 2nd qtr and maintained a 4 point margin at half time. The Bloods started the 3rd quarter similar to the first with Dawson continuing his recent good form and well assisted by Barter providing strong drive out of defence.

In a dominant display we piled on 8 goals in the quarter to lead by 39 points at 3 qtr time. Although Ivanhoe came at us hard in the last quarter, the Bloods defence held up well and we were able to kick 3 goals into the breeze to salute by 21 points. James Paul was dominant, Weekes capped off a fine month, McLauchlan was everywhere once again and Barter, Dawson and Johnson all beat their opponents on the day.

The reserves were competitive however went down by 31 points. Congratulations to club legend Sam Langford-Jones on playing his 200th game for the club and gaining life membership. The Under 19’s went down to Beaumaris by 26 points.

After the match Loewey gave an inspirational speech whereby he praised each player individually for their efforts during the season plus others who had assisted throughout the year. The club would like to take the opportunity to thank all sponsors, members and supporters for your efforts and support during the year. The preparation for 2015 has already begun and we remain fully committed to ensuring success on and off the field for next year and beyond.


The final luncheon of the year was held last Saturday to celebrate the 1989 C and C Reserve Premiership team reunions. It was a wonderful event with very entertaining stories told by past coaches and players. A big thanks to Simon Meehan, Roger Gerny and Peter Bowring who were all instrumental in organising the day.


This year’s presentation night will be held on Friday 12th September at the wonderful Arco Restaurant in Moorabin. The format will be $50 per head for a 2 course meal and then drinks at bar prices. At the conclusion of the night we will be heading to Hotel Brighton to support our newest sponsor. Full style details to follow however please mark your diaries and make yourself available for what will be a very enjoyable evening.


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Round 17 saw the Bloods take on Old Carey at the Carey Sports complex in Bulleen. Both sides had plenty to play for with Carey sitting in second position on the Premier B ladder and looking to secure the double chance whilst the Bloods needed a victory to be any hope of remaining in B grade in 2015.

Conditions were good and it was Carey who dominated for the first 10 minutes of the opening quarter with a number of forward moves. The opposition’s midfield were getting on top and booted the first 3 goals of the game before Gleadhill charged thru the midfield and kicked a long ball to Captain Weekes who marked strongly and goaled from 40 metres out. Soon after Nashy made his presence felt to boot the Bloods second major however game ending injuries to key players Meehan and Pinot made the challenge significantly harder. The first quarter belonged to Carey who led by 23 points at quarter time. The Bloods started well in the 2nd qtr with Weekes kicking his second goal from a set shot and Dawson and Witherow getting on top of their opponents. However Carey’s hard running off half back was difficult to contain and we allowed the opposition to kick another 7 goals for the quarter. Carey led by 46 points at the half time break and it was going to take a herculean effort by the Bloods to claw back the margin with only 2 fit players on the bench. Carey stretched the lead to 66 points at 3 qtr time however the boys fought hard in the last quarter to outscore the opposition. The final margin was a 45 point victory for Carey relegating OHAFC to C grade in 2015. Best for the Bloods was Dawson, Gooda, Gleadhill, Alkemade, Paul and Witherow who all battled hard along with Nicolopoulos who chimed in with 4 goals.

The reserves and Under 19’s were both soundly beaten.

Our last game for the season is this Saturday versus Old Ivanhoe at home. We encourage all supporters to make a special effort to attend our last game and a reminder that there are still a few spots available for the luncheon (details below).


MickMeehanMarkThis report is brought to you by Hotel Brighton – now open for business as a sponsor of Haileybury Football (dont forget your tag). We finally taste some success at senior and reserve level after some long breaks between drinks.  Both the seniors and the reserves played well and deserved their wins at home.  The U19’s were against a strong top team but performed well in windy conditions.

Round 16 saw the Bloods take on traditional rivals Mazenod at Princes Park. Both sides had plenty to play for with Haileybury sitting in ninth position on the ladder on 14 points whilst Mazenod were in fifth position with 32 points and challenging for a finals berth. Mazenod were coming off victories against Ajax and Caulfield whilst the Bloods went down to Old Melbournians last weekend however outscored the opposition in the final term to go into the clash with Mazenod with increased confidence. The coaching panel made a number of changes this week including 2 highly rated year 11 boys from the school, Corey Rich and Corey Connelly.

In testing conditions the Bloods kicked against a slight breeze in the first quarter. The opening 10 minutes was tense with neither side gaining a clear advantage and Mazenod leading by a goal half way thru the term. Soon after Old Haileybury ‘flicked the switch’ booting 3 goals in the space of 5 minutes. Gleadhill goaled on the run and then Pinot spun out of a pack and kicked truly on the left boot. The quarter time margin was 9 points to Old Haileybury with the Bloods to kick with the breeze in the 2nd qtr.

Our momentum continued in the 2nd term with Meehan goaling after being switched from centre half back to the forward line in what was a masterful move by the coach. Our midfield was getting on top with McLauchlan setting up a number of forward trusts, Pinot getting busy and Gleadhill laying a number of heavy tackles on unsuspecting Nodders. Halfway thru the quarter Rafferty copped a heavy knock and courageously got up to take the free and then kicked truly to stretch the margin to 3 goals. Nicolopoulos landed a huge bomb from outside the 40 metre line and then Alkemade marked and goaled 3 minutes before half time to give the Bloods a lead of 29 points at the main break.

Mazenod kicked with a strengthening breeze in the 3rd term and threw everything at the Bloods with hard running off half back and thru the midfield. Pinot almost kicked goal of the year with a banana from the boundary line and then Mick Meehan called for an oxygen mask when taking mark of the year right in front of the social club (see below). Corey Connelly bobbed up to kick another goal and despite a few highlights the quarter belonged to Mazenod who led by 1 point at 3 qtr time.

The stage was set for a thrilling last quarter and a Bloods victory was there for the taking. Mazenod once again threw everything at us and were getting on top around the stoppages early in the term. Gleadhill had been brilliant all day and won the ball right in front coaching staff when outnumbered by the opposition. Gooda kicked a brilliant long range goal to put the Bloods in front however Mazenod responded immediately to regain the lead. Meehan was again switched forward and had an immediate impact goaling to put the Bloods 2 points up half way thru the qtr. Gooda was well on top of his opponent and was well supported by James Paul with two dashing runs thru the centre with one forward movement setting up a goal to Dawson. McLauchlan was brilliant all day and showed enormous courage to get straight back up after a heavy collision. Mazenod continued to fight however a gutsy James Paul mark deep in defence prevented a certain Mazenod goal and sealed the game for the Bloods.

The final result was a victory to Haileybury by 20 points. Our best players were Gleadhill, McLauchlan, Dawson, Gooda, Meehan, J. Paul with a special mention to the young boys Rich and Connelly who made a brilliant debuts to their senior careers.

The reserves set the tone for the day with a 17 point win over Mazenod and showed great poise and fight in the last quarter to seal victory. Nash, Smith, Collins and Backway were our best players.

The Under 19’s were beaten by Ormond however Mantell, Tabe, Toy and McIntyre all played very well.


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Round 15 saw the Bloods take on our old foes Old Melbournians at Princes Park. It was a big game for both sides with Haileybury sitting in ninth position on the ladder on 14 points and OM’s fighting for a position in the top 4. Old Melbournians were coming off a heavy loss to top of the table Uni Blues whilst the Bloods went down to Caulfield in round 14 and are fighting for our survival in Premier B grade. Old Haileyburian adventurer and mountaineer Paul Hameister gave the seniors an inspiring speech pre game and the lads were pumped up and ready to play.

The Bloods kicked to the city end in the opening term and were competitive in the opening 15 minutes. Meehan and Nicolopoulous both converted however we allowed the opposition to kick 6 goals for the quarter. Following some errant kicking for goal the margin could have been a lot closer at the first break. We were again outscored in the 2nd quarter with OM’s half backline starting to get on top, repelling the ball forward and placing huge pressure on our backline. It was more of the same during the 3rd quarter with the OM’s midfield getting becoming dominant allowing them to kick 5 goals for the term. The last quarter was the Bloods best and we outscored the opposition by 21 points to 18. Our backline of MacLauchlan, Weekes and Alkemade toiled hard all day and were well supported by Gleadhill, Johnson, Taylor and Toy.

This Saturday we take on Mazenod at our home ground of Princes Park. A win is a must to keep our hopes alive of remaining in Premier B grade and we encourage all supporters to make the effort to get to the game.

The reserves and Under 19’s were both soundly beaten.


buxtonThe game against Caulfield Grammarians was going to be the make or break of both teams as they fought for the chance to avoid relegation. Haileybury was coming off a pretty good effort against Uni Blues and Caulfield were coming off a big loss to Old Carey. A win to Haileybury and a loss to Caulfield would have put them within ½ a game of each other and the momentum with Haileybury.

At Caulfields home ground there was a large crowd from both teams reflecting the importance of the game. Caulfield were kicking with a slight breeze and the intensity was on from the start. By ¼ time the scores were even at 2 goals 4 a piece.

The first half of the second quarter was all Haileybury. The intensity was high, tackling was ferocious and it looked like Caulfield were going to buckle under the pressure. At the 15 minute mark Haileybury lead 6 goals to 2 and the supporters were thinking positive thoughts. Then Caulfield kicked one followed by another and the bloods intensity started to wain. By half time the 4 goal lead had been whittled down to 4 points.

The third quarter started in great fashion from both sides as the coaches’ messages sunk in but it was Caulfield who scored first and suddenly they were running on top of the ground. The Haileybury pressure wilted and it became a one way street – the wrong way. By the end of the quarter Caulfield had kicked 7 goals 3 to 1 solitary point for the quarter.

At three quarter time there was anger and bewilderment as the gravity of the situation sunk in. Try as we did in the last quarter the best we could do was contain them which meant that Caulfield ran out 8 goal winners.

As a result of this relegation looks a distinct possibility unless there is a massive turn around for the rest of the season and Caulfield don’t win any more games.

It was difficult to find any highlights in such a poor result.

The reality is what faces us and we urge everyone to get round the players, coaches and support rather than blame – there are still 4 matches to go and the fighting Haileybury spirit needs to show through.

The reserves and Under 19’s were both soundly beaten.


We’ve had some great speakers already at our Luncheons, including a Shadow Attorney-General, an Oscar winner and an AFL Premiership player.

But all would be in awe of our guest speaker for Saturday week’s Luncheon.  Old Haileyburian adventurer and mountaineer Paul Hameister has climbed Mount Everest as well as the highest mountain in all the other continents of the world bar one – and he’s about to complete the set!

We think Paul might prove to be the most interesting speaker we’ll hear yet, so make sure you book your place before the end of this weekend.  RSVP to Peter Bowing on 0418 340 639 or at  Or you can book online at