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Joined VAFA: 1957

Section: Premier

Current years in section: 3

Nickname: The Tonners

Ground: Brighton Beach Oval, South Road, Brighton. (*76 D3). 0411 633 638

Women’s/Under 19/Thirds: As above.

Colours: Navy with red V yoke/ – white number; shorts – navy; socks – red.

Secretary: Douglas Dick M: 0439 633 090 E: [email protected]

President: Shane Young M: 0418 381 986 E: [email protected] 

Old Brighton Football Club have had a couple of incarnations. They first entered a team as Old Brightonians in the VAFA in 1921-22, before missing the 1923 season. The club was back for 1924-26, before another hiatus until the period of 1932-39. Old Brighton Grammarians as we know them today had their house in order again in 1957 and the club commenced in what was then F Section (Division 2). Whilst the club managed to climb out of F Section by virtue of a runners-up finish, a first senior flag took 20 years, the club eventually saluting for the 1977 D Section premiership. A majority of this team were around to be a part of the 1980 C Section flag. The following two senior triumphs have also been a long time in coming; a 17-year wait for their first B Section premiership before a 16-year gap before they won the Premier B title in 2013. Following a three-year stint back in Premier B, the Tonners claimed the seniors and reserves flag under Premier Coach of the Year Greg Hutchison in 2017, the same year they entered a team in Development Division 1 of the VAFA Women’s competition. They impressed in 2018 with a fourth-placed finish under Hutchison and young star, Anthony Zimmerman, was named their second Grill’d in three years after Harry Hill in 2016. Old Brighton’s highest-ever finish in the VAFA was their runner-up performance in 2007 in A Section.

Premierships

Seniors Women’s Reserves Thirds U19s Club XVIII
5 10 6 4
Premier B / B Section: 1997, 2013, 2017 Premier B: 2017 U19 (2): 2012
Premier C / C Section: 1980 U19 (3): 2018
Division 1 / D Section: 1977

 

Competition Best and Fairest Winners – Senior Men’s

B Section / Premier B – GT Moore Medal – 3

D Section / Division 1 – LS Pepper Medal – 2

E Section / Division 2 – J Fullerton Medal – 2

Year Name Medal Votes
2017 Harry Hill Premier B 25
1995 Andrew A. Pryor B Section 27
1972 Richard H. Thomas D Section
1958 R. McLellan E Section 43.5
1932 D.W. Paroissien D Section

Competition Best and Fairest Winners – Senior Women’s

Division 1 – 1

Premier B (White) – 1

Year Name Medal Votes
2019 Sienna Visentini* Division 1 17
2018 Ava Hales Premier B White 16

Competition Best and Fairest Winners – Junior

Division 1 – 1

Year Name Medal Votes
2019 Mitchell Hughes Division 1 19

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