The VAFA has been informed by Simon Vincent, President of Old Paradians Football Club, that his committee met last week and resolved to move their Club into the Northern Football Netball League (NFNL) for season 2024 and beyond.
The Club has scheduled a meeting to present to the NFNL on Tuesday 12th September.
As a Club with a strong and successful 94 year history in the Amateurs, and with the opportunity to capitalise on their existing player pathways through Parade Secondary College (winners of the past two Herald Sun Shields) and their junior Club (Parade St Damians in the Yarra Junior Football League), the VAFA is extremely disappointed to see the Old Paradians choose to depart our competition.
VAFA representatives, lead by President George Voyage, Vice President Frank Dunell, Director Anthony Amad, CEO Jason Reddick and Club Support Manager Sean Walker, with the backing of several VAFA Clubs, made a strong submission to members of the committee, outlining numerous levels of support to help the Old Paradians Football Club through its current challenges, but that offer was ultimately rejected.
The VAFA Board has yet to convene a meeting to assess this latest decision.