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Old Xaverians Football Club

The Old Xaverians Football Club is an Australian rules football club based in Kew, an inner suburb of Melbourne.

Old Xaverians
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Names
Full nameOld Xaverians Football Club
Nickname(s)Old Xavs
Club song"We are the boys from the Old Xavs"
Club details
Founded1923; 96 years ago (1923)
Colours         
CompetitionVAFA
PresidentMatt Cosgrave
CoachJames McDonald
Captain(s)Matthew Lowe
Premierships(14): 1981, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2016
Ground(s)Toorak Park
Uniforms
Home
Other information
Official websiteoldxavs.com.au

The club was established in 1923 by alumni of Jesuit school Xavier College in Kew. The club is one of the most successful in the Victorian Amateur Football Association, having won 14 VAFA Premier Section flags, with its first in 1981. It won an unprecedented six premierships in six years between 1995-2000.

The OXFC currently fields nine teams in the VAFA competition (seven men's, two women's). It plays senior home games at Toorak Park, Armadale, while the other men's teams are based at Stradbroke Park, Kew. The women's team, established in 2017 and a foundation member of the VAFA's Premier Women Section, plays home games at Xavier College, Kew.

HistoryEdit

The club was established in 1923 by four alumni of Xavier College of Kew. The team entered to the Metropolitan Amateur Football Association where it started to compete. After a first difficult season, the club realised it would need to recruit new players.[1]

PremiershipsEdit

SeniorEdit

  • Premier A (14): 1981, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2016
  • Premier B (3): 1948, 1962, 1980
  • Premier C (2): 1938, 1978
  • Division 1 (1): 1976

ReservesEdit

  • Reserve Division (13): 1964, 1966, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019

ThirdsEdit

  • OXFC Blacks (Les Ménages) (5): 2005, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2019
  • OXFC Reds (U23) (4): 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019

U19Edit

  • U19 Premier Section (11): 1987, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2011, 2015, 2017, 2018
  • U19 Reserves Premierships (2): 2011, 2018

Club XVIIIEdit

  • OXFC Crocodiles (21): 1983, 1988, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The early days" on Old Xavs website

External linksEdit