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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.

KRUSHERS WELCOME USA LIBERTY.

Oakleigh Amateurs had the pleasure of hosting the USA Liberty womens team at the Krusherdome at Scammell Reserve on Wednesday night. USA Liberty were in town for the AFL International Cup and came with a squad of one mens team and two womens teams, quite a contingent for a trip down under, and, from all reports, have a had a fantastic time enjoying the local hospitality. The Krushers were more than happy to be a part of that and welcomed our new friends from the US with open arms. Hearing the Star Spangled Banner ring out across Scammell Reserve is not something that happens often.

The match itself was essentially a friendly practice match, on paper at least, but the Liberty are a competitive bunch and had come to play. The Oaks were, sadly, a little under-manned with 10 players missing from their regular line-up and hadn’t played for three weeks since their season finished. But they went out and had a go and although outgunned on the night still gave it their best. Both sides put on a pretty good display of footy although, at times, it was a bit hard to see what was happening due to the lighting at the ground being inadequate. Still, the players didn’t let that get in the way of a contest and went at it like it was a grand final. The umpires did a wonderful job as did the support crews for both teams and the volunteers who helped out on the night.

The BBQ was kept sizzling most of the night, the bar enjoyed a steady stream of customers and, after the game, Krushers merchandise flew off the shelves as the Americans grabbed souvenirs of their visit to Oakleigh. In the end a fun night was had by all concerned and the Liberty have promised to return during the next International Cup…And they’ll be warmly received when they do return.

Oakleigh 0-2-2 v USA Liberty 4-9-33

Krushers Women first win

The Oakleigh AFC Women’s had their first win even though it was a practice match. After a lack lustre first quarter, the Krushers redeemed their confidence and when onto win the match 4-9-33 to Ormond AFC 3-3-21. 26 out of 30 players participated for most of the game in front of a few dozen spectators.

Womens Football at Oakleigh

 

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Krusher girls with Ann Barker and mascot Lily Chapple

Just some of the women who are eager to adorn the Krusher Guernsey met with Vice President Ann Barker to discuss the next steps on playing for season 2017. There were 18 that are interested with many  more expressing interest. Further details of summer training will be announced in the near future.

Committee for Season 2017

The club would like to announce the 2017 committee with Barry Alexander as President for his 33rd season, ex Oakleigh MP and parliamentarian Ann Barker as Vice President, Head Trainer John Bromley as Secretary, current player Nick Seel as Treasurer and Dan Hogan continuing with the Football Operations.

The club is looking forward to 2017 with a women’s team playing in VAFA and Jamie Mollo coaching the Seniors in VAFA Division 1 as well and Chris White coaching the Under 19’s.

Presentation 2016

 

The Krushers B&F was held at Merrimu Receptions on 29th September 2016. The winners announced with the Senior Captain Dermot Cleary and wingman Pat Ioannidis tying for 1st with Tim Doherty claiming third. The Reserves  finished with Chris Grant for 1st and close second is Andrew Murray followed by Josh Abela. The young Under 19’s winner is Corey Moore closely followed by Dylan Goodwill and Kevin Baras for third. The club awards went to Peter Ciavarella for Club Person, the Krusher Khronicle medals were handed to Kevin Holden and Josh Revere. Barry Alexander awarded the Presidents Trophy to Mark Chapple & Family and a shocked Lyn Chapple received Life Membership.

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Pat Ioannidis

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Dermot Cleary

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Chris Grant

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Corey Moore