Wellsmen Christmas Lunch – 27th Nov

The Wellsmen are holding their annual xmas lunch and it is really starting to fill up with less than 1 month to go and dare I say it … will be another “sellout!”

Don’t let the grass grow under your feet guys! “Get on board! You know you’d love it!” As The Prez says “It’s going to be a Rip Snorter of Epic Proportions!”

WHAT:           Annual Wellsmen Christmas Lunch
WHEN:           from 12 noon on Friday 25 November
WHERE:         Kingston Hotel, Richmond

In keeping with our tradition of high quality speakers, we have secured the services of Dr Turf with our regular MC being the ever reliable Don McLardy!



New Committee for 2017

The AGM was held on the 9th November at Colombos and the following committee has been sworn in for 2017:

President – Andrew Tsindos
Secretary – Steve Derry
Treasurer – Jimmy Way
Adam Kyriacou
Alex Vickery
Tom Schipper
Greg Tolson
John Lagzdins

Welcome to John and Greg as new committee members. Thank you to all who are resuming their role for the new season.

New Coach Appointed for U19s – Gavin Powell

The Wellers are thrilled to announce the appointment of Gavin Powell as coach of the U19s for 2017. Gavin is an experienced junior coach having spent a number of years at Ashburton United Junior Football Club.

During that time he coached teams ranging from Under 11’s through to Colts (Under 17’s).  Gavin was also assistant coach to Peter Schwab for two years.

In his final year at Ashburton in 2015 Gavin coached the Colts team to a preliminary final in the Yarra Junior Football League Gold Division.

Congratulations to Gavin!

Presentation Night – The Winners

The presentation night was held on the 30th September at the GBO clubrooms. It was fantastic to see so many players and partners dress up and have a great night whilst we recognised the achievements of people both on and off the field.

Congratulations to all our winners!

Committee Awards

Presidents Trophy Alex McKenzie
Ron Wooton Trophy Alex Vickery
Church Family Award Sue Mullett & Richard Clarke
Rising Star Award Chris Allen


Best & Fairest – Ken Wood Medal Ben Hart
Runner Up B&F Phil Bennett
Goal Kicking Tom Kanz
Most Consistent Rob Deev
Coaches Award Fraser Wells & Damien Proska



Best & Fairest Award Matthew Bromell
Runner Up B&F Louis Campbell
Most Consistent Ben Mann
Reserves Clubman Award Tom Stayner
Coaches Award Tom Eastick



Best & Fairest Award Steve Cunningham
Runner Up B&F Tom Coleman
Most Consistent Calidore Cramb
Most Determined Ben Warburton
Coaches Award Harry Urwin



It is with a heavy heart we announce the passing of Michael Sigalas after a long battle with illness for him and his family.

To Lil, Troy, Todd, Trent & Mitchell our support and thoughts are with you all.

Michael’s passing will leave a void on our community and many other sporting groups he was involved with. From his years of coaching prowess at OCGFC with the Under 19’s and Seniors, it was his relationship with the under 19 players, the influence and presence he provided to these boys that will always be remembered, with a smile, fondness and pride.

He enjoyed his moments coaching and mentoring young men with their football and life. If it was on the football field or his office in Canterbury, it was always entertaining and successful.

An old boy of Camberwell Grammar his love of his old school saw him sending his 4 boys there, Troy, Todd, Trent & Mitchell.  He coached junior football, then lead the Wellers’ Under 19’s to four consecutive premierships (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002) and the memories those teams have is endless. Ziggy then went on to coach the Seniors (2003, 2004) and was an assistant in the 2007 premiership year. Throughout these years Michael’s influence to the boys was marvellous.

Recently the club recognised and honoured Michael (2015) in naming the Best & Fairest Under 19 award as a medal “The Michael Sigalis Medal”. I know this was a very proud moment for him and his family.

Always to be remembered in our community and hearts.

Vale Ziggy

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Vale Peter Hutchinson

It is with a heavy heart the football club pays tribute to a great man of this fine club.

Recently Peter Hutchinson (Hutchy) passed away following a long illness.

All in our community remembers this big gentle man, watching the players on a Saturday playing at GBO, sun, rain or hail.

His interest in the club and its players was always welcomed. Hutchie was a great player himself having played at Power House football club for many years.

Served the VAFA for many years, representing the Association in many roles.

Teaching at  Camberwell Grammar for a life time (32 years) and a successful coach at our club in the late 70’s.

A Premiership coach of 1978 vs SKOBs at Harry Trott Oval which we all have fondly heard Peter speak of and his pride of the players on that day.

To his family we pass on our support and thoughts through this period.

Vale Peter.

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Female Footballers – Info Night – 12th Oct


Thank you for your interest in the Female Football Team for 2017. Our Facebook post generated plenty of chatter and gathered 10k+ shares which is fantastic – it shows the word is spreading and plenty of people are interested.

Old Camberwell are inviting all those interesting to an Information Night on 12th October to be held at our home ground. We welcome players of all abilities and anyone interested in a role on or off the field.

Where: Pavilion, Gordon Barnard Reserve, 230 Balwyn Road, North Balwyn
(entry is via the Balwyn Pool carpark on Belmore Road, drive through out the back to the pavilion car park)

We look forward to seeing you there! If you have any questions in the meantime please don’t hesitate to call me.

Andrew Tsindos
mobile: 0409 013 931

AGM 2016 – 9th November @ Colombos

Old Camberwell Grammarians Football Club
ABN 31 400 615 100

Notice is hereby given that this year’s AGM will be held:

Date: Wednesday 9th November 2016
Venue: Colombos Family Restaurant, 250 Whitehorse Rd, Balwyn VIC 3103

All are welcome to attend.

IF YOU WISH TO JOIN THE COMMITTEE – you need to advise the Secretary beforehand. We welcome all interested parties to get involved. The club relies heavily on volunteers, and many hands might light work.


1. Welcome & Apologies

2. Confirm minutes of the Annual General Meeting held in November 2015.

3. Presidents Report

4. Treasurers Report & Annual Accounts.  Receive and consider the Annual Financial Statements for the financial year ended 30 September 2016.

5. Election of Office Bearers and Committee for 2017 Season.

6. Any special business of which notice has been given in accordance with the Club’s Rules
Any questions or nominations should be made to secretary@ocgfc.com.au

– By Order of the Committee


Steve Derry
Secretary OCGFC
0422 573 400

Award Night – Fri 30th Sept @ GBO

Come celebrate the end the season with the final event on the social calendar, the awards night. This is a special event where we recognise those that have made substantial contribution of not just our talented and hard working players, but also those off the field that help the club function – without these people we would not have a club.

The evening shall be held at the GBO clubrooms on Friday 30th September, which is Grand Final Eve. All are welcome! Friends, supporters, parents, siblings, randoms!

Kick off at 7pm.

$85 Singles
$150 Couples
All inclusive food & drink

If possible, please pay beforehand via EFT (put your name as reference):

Bendigo Bank
BSB: 633000
ACC: 130083926

RSVP by 26th September

Steve Derry
0422 573 400