The Old Scotch Football Club joined the Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA) in 1921 and, with the exception of the five years of the Second World War, has completed continuously in the VAFA since that year. In 1992, the Club moved from Yarra Park (now the site of the Tennis Centre) to its present home at the Camberwell Sports Ground where it has become one of the premier sporting organisations within the City of Boroondara. While maintaining a strong relationship with Scotch College, the Club has also now forged strong links with Camberwell High School and the Camberwell Sharks (a member club of the Yarra Junior Football League) and, in 2018, the Club is fielding 7 teams – 3 senior teams, 3 U19 teams and, for the first time in its history, a women’s team (The Old Scotch Stars in conjunction with MLC) – and has in excess of 250 registered players.
Our vision is “to create an inspirational environment for the development of young people” and make Old Scotch a “destination club” for young people – men and women – from within the local community who wish to play Australian Rules Football. While on-field success is our key objective, the Club has also taken the decision to provide our players with access, should it be required, to welfare and support programs to deal with personal issues in a confidential and discrete manner. The Club has committed to meeting some of the up-front costs of these support programs.
As the Club moves towards its centenary year in 2021, the need for additional funding and resourcing has now become critical as we seek to expand our presence within the local community. The Club is now seeking your financial support to enable us to:
We are absolutely committed to providing players and staff with the resources required to enjoy on-field success. Equally, however, we want to become a Club that young people want to be a part of and also be an active participant in the local community in both growing Australian Rules Football and encouraging and supporting healthy lifestyles.
The OSFC Foundation was set up as the fundraising arm of the club and has partnered with the Australian Sports Foundation to enable donations of $2 or more to be tax deductible. All funds raised by the Foundation will be used to help the club in the identified priority areas.
Your support would be much appreciated and will greatly assist us in achieving our vision for the future.