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Joined VAFA: 1923

Section: Premier

Years in Section: 30

Nickname: Xavs

Ground: Toorak Park, Orrong Road, Armadale. 9509 8899.

Women’s: Xavier College, Kew

Under 19/Thirds/Club XVIII: Stradbroke Park, Kew

Colours: Black with red horizontal stripes/ – white number; shorts – black; socks – black & red.

Secretary: James Woods M: 0423 839 734 E: [email protected]

President: Matt Cosgrave M: 0409 511 684 E: matt.cosgrave@colliers.com

Old Xaverians Football Club is one of the most successful clubs in the history of the VAFA, although it hasn’t always been that way. The club has won the most premierships of all clubs, however in the 1970s Old Xaverians found themselves at their lowest ebb, spending a couple of seasons in D Section. However, by the end of the decade the club was on the way up. They won four senior premierships in a six-year period, D (1976), C (1978), B (1980) and their first ever A Section (1981) premiership. Whilst this explosion of success stagnated for another 14 years, the introduction of the Club XVIII competition and the now famous Crocodiles meant Xavs seemingly always had something to celebrate. The winning culture of the club has to be admired by every other VAFA club. This is highlighted by the club claiming an unprecedented 12 of the last 23 Premier Section (A Section) premierships, the glory period was the six A Section flags they won in a row from 1995-2000. On top of this the club has dominated the Club XVIII and Thirds competitions since their inception and have also won their fair share of reserves and U19 pennants too. In 2017, they formed part of the eight-team Premier Section in the first-ever VAFA women’s competition.


Seniors Women’s Reserves Thirds U19 Club XVIII
 20 15 10 12 20
A Section/Premier: 1981,1995-2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009-10, 2013, 2016 Premier: 2017, 2019 Premier: 2016, 2019 Premier: 2017, 2018
B Section: 1948, 1962, 1980 U23s: 2019 Premier Reserve: 2018
C Section: 1938, 1978
D Section: 1976


Competition Best and Fairest Winners

A Section / Premier – JN Woodrow Medal – 4

B Section / Premier B – GT Moore Medal – 3

C Section / Premier C – LS Zachariah Medal – 2

Year Name Medal Votes
1997 Michael L. Blood A Section
1989 Mark H. McClelland A Section
1981 Stephen T. Pirrie A Section 17
1972 Mitchell C. McKenzie C Section
1970 Mitchell C. McKenzie B Section
1968 Mitchell C. McKenzie B Section 18
1966 Michael J. Mulcahy A Section 19
1939 F. Higginbotham B Section
1937 F. Higginbotham C Section

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