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Old Haileyburians Association


Congratulations to the Old Haileybury Amateur Football Club Men’s team who defeated University Blacks to win the VAFA Premier B Grand Final at Elsternwick Park recently.

The match was played in challenging conditions, akin to football in the 1970s. Heavy rain just prior to the match made for a wet, slippery affair that suited neither team’s fast paced style of play.

The game was a slog throughout with neither side able to gain ascendency. In the end, it was Old Haileybury who had the score on the board winning by five points in a ridiculously low scoring match: 2.10.22 to 2.5.17.

It was a fine effort by Old Haileybury that now earns them a promotion to the Premier section of the VAFA in 2023.

We congratulate Captain, James Paul (OH 2010), Coach, Daniel Ward, and the committee and supporters of the club. It was extremely pleasing to note that 17 of the 22 players were Old Haileyburians.


Russell Davidson

Director of Development and Alumni Relations