DICKO to play his 300th game on Saturday !!!

  • By Mal Peter
  • 26 May, 2017
Club Stalwart Josh "DICKO" Dickerson plays his 300th game for the Club against Old Carey this Saturday and we sat down with him this week for a one on one  interview with the great man !!!
Year joined OBGFC?
1998 for one year of under 19s. Played seniors the following year.
Where did you come from, and who got you to OBGFC?
I was playing school football for Wesley and local footy for East Sandringham. Roger Brown got me to come down to Old Brighton because he knew me through Matty Smith and Luke Holt
Best player you’ve played with?
Simon Lennox, Matt Jackson, Leigh Hendra, Jarred Bradley
Worst to room with end of season trip?
Simon Gadsden because he wants to wrestle the whole time. Darren Tymms because he never stopes talking.
Best performer at End of Season trip?
A tie. Brendan Blatt and Jon Perrett
What’s been your career highlight?
Playing for the VAFA Big V team in the Bush Fire appeal game, and the 2013 Premiership. Also very proud of the year we came off losing the B grade grand final and then played back-to-back A grade grand finals.
You’ve played under seven senior coaches. Who got the most out of you?
Dale Tapping and Simon Williams challenged me the most, but my best football was played under Greg McLoughlin.
What’s changes have you seen at OBGFC since joining?
When I first came to OBGFC there was a big separation between those that were in the senior team and those that were not. The young blokes werent given the opportunities. Today the club is youth driven, and I think anyone who comes to the club would feel that they will be given a chance to play seniors. There is a lot of faith put in the younger players which has created a better culture.
Big blokes are notorious for breaking down. How have you managed to be so resilient?
Well, I did have a knee reconstruction in 2005 and ankle surgery in 2006, but since then Ive relied on stretching and yoga and core strengthening exercises a lot more. Its become habitual and really improved my body and recovery.
In the last three years, there’s been a massive exodus of senior players to now be replaced by a very youthful team. What excites you about this current list?
There is a really strong Love of the club that I havent seen as passionately before. They current group are really driven to make OBGFC the best club it can possibly be.
Who are the standouts in the current team ?
Nick Coroneous is a freak. Harry Hill and Tom Fisher. Dylan Verney is a great player as well as a great leader. Michael Karrayannis is a gun.
Who do you think could play 300 games?
Do you think you’ll push on for a few more seasons?
I think so. As long as I'm loving my footy Ill keep playing and take it year by year.
By Mal Peter 17 Sep, 2017

Reserves through to the Grand Final after comprehensive win over Old Carey in Saturdays preliminary final!!

'Roscoes Ressies' will join the Seniors on Grand Final Day next Saturday after keeping Old Carey goalless in the first half and continuing the demolition in the 2nd half, winning by 51 points..

Both teams will play Old Scotch in a replay of the first week of finals in what shapes up as a huge day for the OBGFC.

By Mal Peter 13 Sep, 2017

Our champion co-skipper, Harry Hill, has blitzed the field in the Premier B, G.T. Moore Medal count, winning with 25 votes . Harry won by nine votes from Old Scotch skipper, Jack Bull. Our boys polled 90 of the 108 votes allocated to our matches. Harry produced a withering burst of form in the second half of the season, polling seven Best on Grounds in the last eight matches. One can only wonder what his tally would have been if he had not missed five games with a broken thumb! The radio commentators who spoke to Harry on air after the count, were gobsmacked when Harry clarified that “missing a couple”, actually meant five games!

Picking up a few in the first couple of matches, Harry wasn’t in the betting at the half-way mark, with team-mates Ben Jarick (11), Michael Karayannis (10), Andy Dewar (9) and Alex Mastromanno (9), all ahead of him. But those who had seen the Tonners’ matches were just waiting and rubbing our hands together in anticipation. Then came the rush! “Old Brighton … 3 votes … H. Hill”. It was like listening to a stuck record! Well done Harry. After claiming second place last year, you deserve this honour and we salute you. Harry might have stiffer opposition in our own vote count, but before then, there’s one more thing that needs to be done!

G.T.Moore Votes

Old Brighton Grammarians polled 90 of a possible 108 votes in the Premier B vote count for 2017.

Harry Hill                           25

Ben Jarick                         13

Michael Karayannis       10

Andrew Dewar                 9

Alex Mastromanno         9

Ben Jakobi                         4

Ollie Cavallaro                 4

Anthony Zimmerman     3

Nick Coroneos                 3

Dylan Verney                   2

Pat Liston                           2

Jimmy Davis                     2

Tom Fisher                         1

Tom King                           1

Matt Gadsden                 1

Brock Rawlinson             1


The Count provided the following fantastic result.

R1 v Peninsula:                 3- N.Coroneos                 2- H. Hill,             1 – M. Gadsden

R2 v Mazenod:                   3- A. Dewar                       2- B. Jarick         1 – H. Hill

R3 v Fitzroy:                       3 – A. Mastromano         2 – O. Cavallaro               1 – R. Angiolella (Fitzroy)

R4 v Monash Blues:         3- M. Karayannis             2- B. Jarick         1. D. Verney

R5 v Parkdale:                   3- B. Jarick                         2. A. Mastromanno         1. M. Karayannis

R6 v St. Bernards:             3. A. Dewar                       2. P. Liston         1. T. King

R7 v Old Carey:                 3. B. Jakobi                       2. M. Karayannis               1. L. Crozier (Old Carey)

R8 v Old Scotch:               3. A. Mastromanno         2. J.Bull (Old Scotch)       1. D. Verney

R9 v AJAX:                         3. N. Lewis (AJAX)             2. A. Dewar         1. M. Karayannis

R10 v Monash Blues:       3. K. Mason (Monash)     2. E.East (Monash)           1. T. Fisher

R11 v Fitzroy:                      3. H. Hill                             2. O. Cavallaro                 1. R. Angiolella (Fitzroy)

R12 v Parkdale:                 3. H. Hill                             2. M. Karayannis               1. A. Mastromanno

R13 v Peninsula:               3. H. Hill                             2. J. Davis                           1. M. Karayannis

R14 v Old Scotch:             3. H. Hill                             2. B. Jarick                         1. A. Dewar

R15 v St. Bernards:         3. C. Hughes (St.B)           2. T. Caven (St. B)             1. H. Hill

R16 v AJAX:                       3. H. Hill                             2. B. Jarick                         1. B. Rawlinson

R17 v Old Carey:               3. H. Hill                             2. B. Jarick                         1. A. Zimmerman

R18 v Mazenod:               3. H. Hill                             2. A. Zimmerman             1. B. Jakobi

By Mal Peter 10 Sep, 2017

OBGFC will return to the Premier Division for the first time since 2014 following their 23-point win over Old Scotch at Box Hill City Oval. The Tonners were in control from the outset as they kicked four unanswered goals in the first term, before keeping the Cardinals to just two despite having the bulk of the play in the second. Leading by 17 points after a heated first half, the minor premiers sent home another six goals to five in the second half to run out the game comfortable victors. Daniel Anthony and Anthony Zimmerman kicked two goals each and were named best for the Tonners

By Mal Peter 05 Sep, 2017

Thanks to all who attended and donated to the 6oth anniversary event. We raised more than $40,000 for the club via Auctions and Silent Auctions.

 A big thanks to The Factory Showroom, APN Outdoor Media, QMS Outdoor Media, Michaels of Brighton, Travel Leaders, Lovina Bali resort, Fox Footy, Sugar Baby, Pure Products, Lizie Clifton,Bond Night Club,RIVA, Yarramanua, Drummonds Golf, Camden Signage, Aptos Seafoods, Emerald Hotel, Steakout Meatworks Brighton.

 Also to the subcommittee-Pauline Anthony, Ted Jarick, Frank Cavallero,Rosie Jakobi, Jack Geddes and Marshall Hill - What a team!!!!!

By Mal Peter 03 Sep, 2017

We are excited to announce that Indi Tait and Morgan Mc Gregor have been selected to play in a "Young Guns" team which is a showcase game being conducted by AFL Victoria for up and coming talent in Women's football.

AFL Victoria surveyed AFLW clubs recruiting departments for nominations for players to participate in the game. A list of 140 was compiled from all competitions in Victoria and a short list of 44 was selected to participate in the game. Only 16 players from the VAFA made the final list.

The game will be held on Saturday 16th September at Coburg City Oval at 12:00 noon as a curtain raiser to the VFLW Preliminary final.
Congratulations to Indi and Morgs!!

By Mal Peter 08 Aug, 2017
The OBGFC Best & Fairest presentation night is being held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre on Friday 6th October from 7.00pm.

The President and Committee cordially invite all players, Coaches, Sponsors, Supporters and Friends to the 2017 OBGFC Best & Fairest Presentation Dinner. It will be an enjoyable occasion as usual, with music, food and drinks available.

Entry is $95.00 per head which includes a 2 course meal, beer , wine and soft drinks. The Dress is Jacket and Ties and the RSVP cut off is Monday 2nd October.
By Mal Peter 08 Aug, 2017

India Tait has been named as one of five finalists in the Anytime Fitness Rising Star awards. After a thorough deliberation process, the five nominees shortlisted to win the 2017 Anytime Fitness Rising Star Award are in.

Those shortlisted and in the running to take out the coveted award at next Monday’s Women’s Presentation Night are Charlotte Pooley (Collegians), India Tait (Old Brighton), Meg Hermann (Old Carey), Natalie MacDonald (Marcellin) and Sarah Cameron (SKOB Saints).

Although in its first year for the women, the Rising Star Award has long been an accurate prelude of future football success, with previous men’s winners including two-time Woodrow Medallist Brendan Iezzi (2007), VFL listed players James Fletcher (2015), Anthony Scott (2014), Lachie Ferguson (2012) and Nick Wynne (2009) and AFL player Dan Nicholson (2010).

India Tait played just seven games for the Tonners this season, but was named in the best on six occasions. She was named the Anytime Fitness Rising Star nominee for Round 7 after leading the way with two goals in her side’s Development Division 1 victory over Ormond.

What the club said: “India is a very courageous midfielder who always puts the team first. She is a multi-talented sportswoman who also is an excellent soccer player for Bayside United. Her all ’round ball skills make her a formidable opponent.”

You can tell us who you think will win the 2017 Anytime Fitness Rising Star Award by voting on the poll on the VAFA home page.

By Mal Peter 19 Jul, 2017

Gala Ball- time is running out to get your tickets for the Gala Ball. Contact Louise Graham or Jack Geddes to book your seat now so you don't miss out on the best celebration for the year!

This will be the night of the year for the OBGFC with live music by Bobby Valentine, some amazing auction items including advertising packages worth $100,000, Diamond rings, a Bali Holiday and so much more.

By Mal Peter 27 Jun, 2017

All players, families, members and friends are invited to come to the club after the Fitzroy game to watch our women team take on St Marys Salesian at 5.30pm at South Road oval. The bar will be open at 5pm onwards and pizzas will be provided

By Mal Peter 19 Jun, 2017

What a day for OBGFC!! On a very special 'Ladies Day' with over 100 luncheon guests. The raffle raised $1500 for Leukodystrophy Awareness and the funds will go towards the care of a little bayside boy who has a rare form of ALD. Congratulations to all involved and all who came .

The day also saw all four OBGFC teams  score big wins at Brighton Beach Oval with a combined winning margin of 112 points, meaning it was great day for the club all round. Well Done !!!

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