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Joined VAFA: 1964

Section: Premier B

Current years in section: 1

Nickname: Hoes/Hoers

Ground: Chelsworth Park, Irvine Road, Ivanhoe. 9497 2581.

Under 19/Thirds: As above.

Colours: Brown with white V/ brown – white number; shorts – brown; socks – brown & white capping.

Secretary: Lawrence Tutton E: [email protected] M: 0407 332 464

President: Chris Branigan E: [email protected] M: 0499 775 556

Old Ivanhoe Grammarians were admitted to the VAFA’s newly formed F Section in 1964 and managed to finish sixth of the eight teams that year. The following two seasons were more successful as the Hoes finished runner up both years to mak their way to D Section but the competition was more of a challenge. A further runner up finish and relegation occurred before the Hoes broke through for a first senior flag at E Section in 1973 – the reserves also won the flag this year. A further 14 years passed before the next senior triumph at Division 1 in 1987, however it was the mid 1990’s where the Hoes made their move. Back to Back premeirships at D Section (1994) and C Section (1995) had Old Ivanhoe in B Section for the first time. A one point loss in the closest ever B Section Grand Final to Marcellin was bittersweet as Old Ivanhoe were in A Grade for the first time. Their first season in the top flight was impressive, as they finished fifth. Relegation a year later was tempered by the club’s first B Section premiership in 2001. Another B Section flag in 2005, saw the Hoes spend four years in A Section, before the club slipped to Premier C where they managed to win the 2013 premiership upsetting favourites Mazenod.


Seniors Reserves Thirds U19s Club XVIII
7 2 4 1
B Section: 2001, 2005
C Section: 1995, 2013 U19 (3): 2017
D Section: 1987, 1994
E Section: 1973

Competition Best and Fairest Winners

A Section / Premier – JN Woodrow Medal – 1

C Section / Premier C – Zachariah Medal – 1

D Section / Division 1 – LS Pepper – 1

E Section / Division 2 – J Fullerton – 1

F Section / Division 3 – P Hutchinson – 1

Year Name Medal Votes
2015 Carl Groth Premier C 19
2007 Hayden Heta A Section 16
1987 M.R. Dyson* D Section
1969 R.C. Stephens E Section
1965 Bruce S. Jeeves F Section

*Tied with G.J. Norton from Old Mentonians

Competition Best and Fairest Winners – Juniors

Section 2 – GW McTaggart – 1

Year Name Medal Votes
2018 Jack Welham Section 2 22

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