• By Mal Peter
  • 30 May, 2017

This Saturday 17th June, Old Brighton Grammarians Women’s Football team will be pinking up to help raise money and awareness towards breast cancer research. All money raised will ensure Australians with breast cancer, and their families receive the help, information, treatment and care suitable to their needs.

We would love for you to spread the word and head down to Brighton Beach oval on Saturday to support the girls and help support an amazing cause. If you would like to help out on the day or for more information, please contact Emma Lomas on 0439 575 679

For more information on Breast Cancer please go to https://www.bcna.org.au/

By Mal Peter 10 Oct, 2017

The President and committee invites the Old Brighton community to attend its traditional Sport & Comedy fund raising event hosted by our great sponsors at Riva and featuring the ‘long late-lunch’ format with a focus on Sport & Comedy. Don’t miss AFL and media personalities that always attend as guests of Drewe Bellmaine. COST $120 per head of $1000 for a Table of 10.

Special Guests include, Sam Newman, Max Gawn and Shane Crawford




The Club encourages “The Faithful” devotees to assist in the putting together a table of ten, however, individual bookings or reservations for any number are welcome.

For bookings and enquiries please contact one of the following:

MICHAEL WOOD   0418 592 790

RICHIE GEE   0499 992 872

JOHN RAWLINSON   0404 885 661

DAVID PATERSON   0412 444 325

By Mal Peter 25 Sep, 2017
Old Brighton Grammarians confirmed its status as the top Premier B team this season by defeating Old Scotch in the Grand Final on Saturday by 36 points. It was the fourth time the two clubs have clashed this year and this was the best of them. Played in fine conditions at the Trevor Barker Oval, Old Brighton won a tough, desperately fought encounter before an enthusiastic crowd who was unsure of the result until well into the final term. Although leading all day and looking the winners, the Tonners needed a spectacular Pat Liston goal to answer the Cardinals’ late thrust, and an astonishing effort from Moore Medallist, Harry Hill, to seal the match with a few minutes to go. When Harry jumped on a superb piece of ruckwork by Tom King and charged out of the centre, he set sail for the distant goalmouth and launched the ball which was picked up by the breeze, and lifted through for the Tonners’ ninth goal. Minutes later, the dynamic Tonners’ skipper burst from a pack and dashed in to seal the Tonners’ fifth Senior premiership and the first since 2013.

For the full match report go to the "Match Reports" section of the OBGFC website.
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.

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