Vale Peter Quinn

Peter passed away on the 2nd of November after a short illness. He was a fine man, father to 8 children and grandfather to well 27 grandchildren and a leading light in a number of footy premierships – at least three. Peter played at Oakleigh YCW and Oakleigh Sacred Heart finishing in 1976 for a total of 480 games.
Peter’s Funeral will be at 12.30 on Thursday 8th November at Holy Family Church, Mount Waverley. There will be a Rosary at 7.30pm at Holy Family, on the Wednesday evening before.

Pre Christmas Training

2018 Pre Christmas Training
Seniors and Under 19’s

Dec 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21.
at 6.00 pm sharp

South Oakleigh Primary School
Riley St South Oakleigh

2019 Pre Season Training
Seniors and Under 19’s

Jan 14, 16, 18.
and every Monday Wednesday Friday
at 6.00 pm sharp

South Oakleigh Primary School
Riley St South Oakleigh

Contact Chris Moore 0415 206 651


Annual General Meeting

Notice of the Oakleigh Amateurs F.C. AGM

7.00 pm Friday 12th October 2018 at the Scammell Reserve pavilion.

Save the date and make an effort to get down and support the Krushers

Your club, your responsibility.

Bar will be open

OAFC 2017 Best & Fairest


Pat Ioannidis

1st Best & Fairest Pat Ioannidis
2nd Best & Fairest Gary Bennett & Tim Scott
3rd Best & Fairest Aaron Cloke
Most Consistent Liam Gillard
Goalkicking Aaron Cloke
Most Influential Tim Scott
Most Courageous Trevor Bromley
Most Determined Tim Michael
Most Improved Tom Nolan
Best First Year Player Jett Murphy
Key Performance Indicators Luke Pappon
Best Finals Player Jim Hunt




Mark Bennett

1st Best & Fairest Mark Bennett
2nd Best & Fairest Josh Abela
3rd Best & Fairest Brodie Weymouth
Most Consistent Rodney Gonzalez
Goalkicking Josh Abela
Best Team Player Andrew Weymouth
Most Courageous Scott Murray
Most Determined Matt Pearson
Most Improved Rhys Hildebrand-Wise




Casey Morris

1st Best & Fairest Casey Morris
2nd Best & Fairest Stephanie Wood
3rd Best & Fairest Shannen Bethune
Most Dedicated Michelle Farrelly
Goalkicking Casey Morris & Stephanie Wood
Coach’s Adrienne Ringin & Crystal Van
Players Player Madeline Bregazzi
Most Courageous Jasmine Ballstrine
Most Determined Jade Farrugia
Special Acheivement Cassie Bethune & Jordyn Bethune




Under 19’s

Harry Boontjes

1st Best & Fairest Harry Boontjes
2nd Best & Fairest Tom Gillard
3rd Best & Fairest Dylan Goodwill
Most Consistent Justin McCarthy
Goalkicking Dylan Goodwill
Coach’s Chris Galanos
Best Team Player Lachlan Park
Most Courageous Callum Gillard & Thomas Gillard
Most Determined Jake Pearce
Most Improved Mina Farid




Krusher Khronicle Casey Morris & Luke Pappon
VAFA Rep Stephanie Wood
Club Person Mark Coppock & Bruce Garner
Presidents Ciaverella Family
Life Membership James Chapple, Peter Ciaverella, Mick Holden

Oakleigh AFC AGM

The AGM is to be held on 7.30pm Friday 27th October 2017 at WA Scammell Reserve Clubrooms, Guest Road, Oakleigh South.

Please find attached a committee nomination form.

Krushers Committee Nomination form 2107


Oakleigh Amateurs went into last weekend with two teams, the seniors and the U/19s, playing in the finals and had high hopes of at least one of them making it through to next week. The U/19s, after finishing third, took on Hampton Rovers at Scammell Reserve on Saturday and started well enough going into quarter time with a 7 point lead. From there, things did not go to plan as the Rovers took control and dominated proceedings as they piled on 5 goals to 1 in the second to turn the deficit into a 19 point lead at the long break.

The second half held little joy for the Krushers as Hampton continued their march and ran over the hapless Oaks who had no answers and were swept aside by 46 points in a disappointing finish to a season that promised much. Dylan Goodwill kicked 2 goals for Oakleigh with Justin McCarthy, Harry Boontjies and Sam Carney among the best.

On Sunday, the action moved to Sportscover Arena at Elsternwick Park where the seniors took part in their first final since 2009. Playing PEGS, the Oaks were underdogs and not given much chance, especially with no recognised ruckmen due to injury. However, the Krushers were always going to give it their best shot and pushed the Bombers early before a couple of late goals gave PEGS a 5 point lead at the first change. The Oaks continued to attack but PEGS always seemed to have an answer and went to long break with a 19 point advantage.

The Krushers managed to cut that to 12 points at the last change but the effort took its toll with captain Gary Bennett limping off and not taking any further part and ruckman Josh Abela nursing a damaged shoulder and some others simply had nothing left in the tank and the Bombers took full advantage of this and piled on 12 goals in the last quarter to blow the Krushers away by 73 points. Aaron Cloke and Tim Scott were the Oaks leading goalkickers with 3 each and Jim Hunt, Chris Pearson and Liam Gillard were in the best players.

Final Scores:

Seniors: Oakleigh 10-10-70 lt PEGS 22-11-143.
Goals: A.Cloke, T.Scott 3, C.Grant, J.Murphy, C.Pearson, J.Rutter 1.
Best: J.Hunt, C.Pearson, A.Cloke, L.Gillard, T.Scott, J.Revere.

U/19s: Oakleigh 3-7-25 lt Hampton Rovers 10-11-71.
Goals: D.Goodwill 2, C.Moore 1.
Best: J.McCarthy, H.Boontjies, S.Carney, D.Goodwill, W.Harris, J.Pearce.


Oakleigh Amateurs claimed fourth spot on the ladder and a shot at the finals in the VAFAs Division 1 final round on Saturday at Scammell Reserve. Hosting the always dangerous Ivanhoe in a must win match, the Oaks were a little slow out of the blocks as the visitors claimed the first 2 goals of the game, any concerns held by the Krusher faithful were quickly put at ease as the Oaks, although inaccurate, kicked the next 5 goals of the quarter to take a 21 point advantage into the first change. The second term saw Ivanhoe get a case of inaccuracy in a fairly even quarter as the lead was increased by a slender 4 points to give Oakleigh a 25 point lead at the long break.

The third term belonged to the Krushers as they piled on 6 goals to the ‘Hoers 2 and went to the final change with a 52 point lead and one hand on fourth spot. An Ivanhoe fightback in the last quarter spurred the Oaks on with 12 goals booted for the quarter, 7 to Oakleigh and 5 to Ivanhoe with the Krushers finishing 61 points up and finals bound. Aaron Cloke was particularly pumped booting 8 goals for Oakleigh with Tim Scott adding 3 and Gary Bennett, Chris Grant and Josh Revere chipping in with 2 each. Jon Rutter, James Hunt and Pat Ioannidis were in the Oaks best.

The early game was a bit less dramatic than the previous week as a polished Ivanhoe proved too good a makeshift Oakleigh outfit copping the end result of injuries. The ‘Hoers got away well with a 5 goal to 1 opening term but the Oaks hit back in the second with 4 goals to trail by 25 points at the main change. Sadly, a scoreless third term by the Oaks did little to help their chances of a good finish to the season as the visitors took their advantage to 64 points at the last change and effectively wrapped up proceedings. The Krushers battled hard in the last quarter but ultimately fell by 77 points. Josh Abela was the Oaks main goalkicker with 5. Brodie Weymouth, Matt Pearson and Haiden Boyes were among the best.

The U/19s travelled to Ramsden St. Oval for a date with Fitzroy and came with the win to finish the season in third spot and the finals. In a low scoring first quarter, the Oaks managed to hold sway by 9 points at the break. A somewhat inaccurate second term by Oakleigh saw them post a 4-10 return to the ‘Roys 2-1 and go to the long break with a 30 point lead. A more accurate third quarter had the Oaks increas their advantage to 42 points at the last change and, after a pretty even last term, they emerged with a 43 point win. Izaiah Elisaia, Dylan Goodwill and Aaron Planksken each kicked 2 goals for Oakleigh with Corey Moore, Justin McCarthy and Griffin McPhee among the best.

Final Scores:
1sts: OAFC 21.19.145 v Ivanhoe 11.18.84
Goals: Aaron Cloke 8, Tim Scott 3, Gary Bennett 2, Chris Grant 2, Josh Revere 2, Trevor Bromley, James Hunt, Pat Ioannidis, Nick Seel
Best: Tim Scott, Jon Rutter, Aaron Cloke, James Hunt, Pat Ioannidis, Tom Nolan

2nds: OAFC 8.5.53 v Ivanhoe 17.18.120
Goals: Josh Abela 5, Haiden Boyes, Rod Gonzalez, Gonzo Valenzuela
Best: Josh Abela, Brodie Weymouth, Matt Pearson, Haiden Boyes, Rod Gonzalez, Ash Kitts

U19s: OAFC 11.19.85 v Fitzroy 6.5.41
Goals: Izaiah Elisaia 2, Dylan Goodwill 2, Aaron Planksken 2, Chris Galanos, Pat Kennedy, Corey Moore, Ed Standish, Calvin Toohim
Best: Aaron Planksken, Corey Moore, Justin McCarthy, Griffin McPhee, Dylan Goodwill, Chris Galanos

Vale Steve Miller

Oakleigh AFC has lost past player Steve Miller last Friday after a long illness. Steve played his football with Oakleigh Sacred Heart for 117 games from 1980 to 1988 and played in the premiership team in 1984 and came 3rd in the B&F of that year. He also coached the 1981 under 15 team at Oakleigh SH. In recent years, Steve played bowls at the South Oakleigh Bowling Club. He will be missed by many from both clubs and mates from over the years. The funeral will be at the Boyd Chapel at Springvale Cemetery on Friday August 25th @ 11am and afterwards South Oakleigh Bowls Club.


In confronting scenes at Whitefriars College on Saturday an Oakleigh reserves player suffered a heart attack and had to be revived twice before he could be taken to hospital. Moments after the quarter time siren Oakleigh’s Andrew Crothers collapsed. He was immediately pounced on by the Whitefriars and Oakleigh trainers who, along with a player and a member of the support staff, performed CPR until the ambulance arrived. After being revived a second time, Mr Crothers was stabilised and regained consciousness before being rushed to Box Hill Hospital. The good news is Mr Crothers recovered and spent the night in hospital for observation. The reserves match was abandoned as a result and the senior players were given the option of playing or calling their game off as well but both sides chose to play and the match went ahead.

Given that the Oakleigh players had just witnessed one of their own fighting for his life, they, along with the Whitefriars team, could be forgiven for just going through the motions but, to their credit, both sides had a real go. Whitefriars were first to open their account and looked fired up to win their third match of the season but the Oaks were not about to let that happen particularly when there’s a spot in the finals on the line. The Oaks hit back but the Friars enthusiasm saw them go to the first change with a 7 point lead. The Krushers lifted their game in the second booting 3 goals to 1 and, due to some wayward kicking, probably should have been further in front than 10 points at the main break.

The third term was a fairly even affair with the hosts shaving the margin to 9 points at the last change. Oakleigh again threatened to blow the game open in the last term jumping out to a 26 point lead midway through the quarter but a combination of a spirited rally by the Friars, some fumbling and poor delivery by the Oaks along with some bewildering decisions by the umpires saw the difference cut to 13 points at the final bell. Aaron Cloke was the Krushers leading goal kicker with 5, Trevor Bromley added 3 and Leroy Moeller along with Chris Grant chipped in for 2 each. Tim Michael, Adam Mathiesson and Jim Hunt were among the Oaks best.

The U/19s played host to Hampton Rovers at Scammell reserve and, after two straight losses, bounced back onto the winners list after proving too good for the Rovers. The Oaks got off to a great start booting 5 goals to 2 in the opening term to take a 22 point lead into quarter time. Another 3 goals to 1 in the second term gave the Krushers a 37 point lead at the main change. In a low scoring third quarter, the Rovers fought back to cut the deficit to 27 points but the Oaks held control in the last and cruised to a 32 point victory. Dylan Goodwill kicked 4 for Oakleigh with Harry Boontjes adding 2, Corey Moore, Hayden Everitt and Mina Farid were among The Krushers best players.

Oakleigh Amateurs Football Club would like to extend their sincerest thanks to Whitefriars Football Club, particularly their trainers, for their help averting a tragedy on Saturday. Your efforts were magnificent and won’t be forgotten. From all at Oakleigh, Thank you.

Final Scores:
1sts: OAFC 13.11.89 v Whitefriars 11.10.76
Goals: Aaron Cloke 5, Trevor Bromley 3, Chris Grant 2, Leroy Moeller 2, Tim Scott.
Best: Tim Michael, Aaron Cloke, Jim Hunt, Adam Matthiesson, Chris Mercuri, Kevin Holden.
2nds: Match Abandoned.
U19s: OAFC 12.8.80 v Hampton Rovers 7.6.48
Goals: Dylan Goodwill 4, Harry Boontjes 2, Hayden Everett, Mina Farid, Griffin McPhee, Corey Moore, Jett Murphy, Ryan Powell.
Best: Corey Moore, Hayden Everett, Mina Farid, Dylan Goodwill, Calvin Toohim, Ryan Powell.