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Joined VAFA: 1986

Section: Division 2

Current years in section: 10

Nickname: Turtles

Ground: Eltham College, Main Road, Research. (*22 K1) MAP. 0410 446 614

Under 19/Club XVIII: Same as above

Colours: Green with gold V/ green – gold number; shorts – green; socks – green & gold.

Secretary: Jarrod Mizzi M: 0407 318 697 E: [email protected]

President: Jamie Hyndam M: 0409 973 915 E: [email protected]

Old Eltham Collegians debuted in the VAFA’s newly formed G Section in 1986. Nicknamed the Turtles, the next season saw the club becoming a founder member, and inaugural premier, of H Section, winning the grand final  from Bulleen Templestowe. A second H Grade grand final appearance came three years later, losing to Boronia Park.

Unable to field both seniors and reserves, the Turtles served a long stint in the VAFA’s Club XVIII competition, winning premierships at that level in 1993 and 1999.

In early 2000, the club elevated to D division and the seniors reached the 2007 Division 4 grand final, losing to UHSOB-VU, thereby earning promotion to D3 Grade. After qualifying for the 2008 D3 finals in fourth place the side reached a second straight grand final which also ended in defeat at the hands of Williamstown CYMS. As a result the club was elevated to Division 2.  During the same period the clubs reserves won two premierships out of three grand final appearances.

The club has remained competitive in Division 2 having played finals in four out of the last seven years, with two preliminary finals berths.

2016 marked 30 years since its admission to the VAFA and 2018 marks the club’s 10th consecutive year in Division 2.


Seniors Reserves U19s Club XVIII
3 2

Competition Best and Fairest Winners – Senior

Division 2 – LS Pepper Medal – 1

Year Name Section Votes
2014 Aaron Lendaro Division 2 26