PRE SEASON TRAINING DETAILS
Pre Season training will be held each Monday and Wednesday at 600pm at the Garvey Oval, Parade College Bundoora.
Sessions maybe held at other venues in place of, or in addition to these times, and updates can be found on our Instagram page @oldparadiansfc
** UNDER 19s **
Please follow the link [HERE] for details about our 2023 team
** RMIT WOMEN **
Training will be held each Tuesday and Thursday evening at 630pm, on the RMIT Oval, Plenty Road, Bundoora Campus.
** CONTACTS **
Senior Coach - Justin Whitcher - 0425 819 659
Under 19s Coach - Kevin Jenkins - 0409 707 848
NOLESY MAKES IT FOUR
A superb night was had by all at the St Andrews Conservatory as we saw Marcus Nolan take out his fourth Frank Mount Memorial Trophy, as Senior Best & Fairest. All the details can be found [HERE]
OPs LEGENDS GOLF DAY
Time to dust off the plus fours and pull on your favourite purple polo shirt, because it's time for the OPs Golf Day.
We will be teeing off at Growling Frog on the 31st of March from 1100am and we'd like to see as many current and past players as possible.
Included in the $100 cost is your round, a cart, and a BBQ and drinks back at the Garvey afterwards (walking is available too if you prefer the exercise, for $70).
Tickets can be purchased [HERE]. For those not wanting a cart, please use the discount code WALKING on checkout.
As a special offer, any Legends Club Member who re-signs for 2023, or any new Legends Club member who comes on board, will receive their round, cart and after function for "free". What a deal. To take advantage of this offer, please follow the link [HERE]
AND THAT'S A WRAP FOR 2022
Whilst a Premiership is the ultimate prize in footy, success can be measured in many other forms, and season 2022 can be classed as just that.
We started the season without a coach, and promptly brought in Justin Whitcher who had an immediate impact, albeit with a tiny group of players at the start of pre-season. There were doubts we'd even get a Senior team together at one stage, but by round 1, we'd put together three teams !
It took a while for group to get humming, and in the first few rounds we swayed between hopes of finals, to hopes of just staying in D2. A season is 18 rounds for a reason though and once we got going, we stayed going. A run of 8 successive victories, including wins over high-flying Brunswick and Melbourne High (coming from behind in both games) ignited a spark around the footy club that stayed lit right until the end. Whilst the Seniors and Reserves were doing their thing, the Thirds were quietly making their mark too.
By the time the final siren sounded last Saturday, we'd made the Preliminary Final in both the Seniors and Reserves, and added to the trophy cabinet by winning a flag in the Thirds. We'd blooded a crop of impressive young kids, and 'Whitch' had signed on the dotted line for 2023 to see if we can go a couple of notches further and grab that cup.
Off the field, an enthusiastic new Committee led by Simon Vincent ran a steady ship. Thursday nights always boasted a healthy crowd for Clarky's famous meals, and famous wheel, and the Ladies Day and Life Members Day were bursting at the seams.
There's much to like about where the club is going, so jump on board and stay on board for the ride.