Old Collegians’ Amateur Football Club
Founded by Old Collegians who wanted to play under the banner of their old school in 1955, the De La Salle Old Collegians Amateur Football Club (DLSOCAFC) has become a mainstay of the Victorian Amateur Football Association.
The DLSOCAFC provides College alumni the opportunity to stay connected with fellow Old Collegians, maintain existing friendships and also develop new friendships across the community and being part of a highly regarded and well-respected football club.
The club enjoys a strong connection with the College with past pupils, current pupils and many staff having been involved as players, members and coaches over the years. The club provides an opportunity for players and past students to stay involved through their range of teams with three Under 19 teams, a dedicated Under 23 team, senior teams as well as a Masters/Over 35’s team and the recently added and emerging women’s team. All the teams have enjoyed success on-field and create a vibrant club that celebrates and embraces it’s past, present and looks to build a successful and sustainable future.
The club’s numerous teams play at Waverley Oval in East Malvern each Saturday across the winter months. There is ample parking and public transport. We welcome all supporters to come along and enjoy watching your team play in the largest community football competition in Australia.
On-field the club boasts an impressive six A section premierships in its history along with multiple other senior and Under 19 premierships along with continued success in the Over 35’s men’s team. DLSOCAFC is highly regarded as a leading club within the VAFA having been the first club to field two Under 19 teams, the first club to field three Under 19 teams, the first club to have its second Under 19 team win a premiership. We are also the first and only club to have joint A section competition Best and Fairest winners in 2009.
To quote former Hawthorn premiership coach and Old Collegian, John Kennedy, “outsiders may be surprised at the loyalty, the pride in achievement, the mutual esteem amongst those united within the club … I believe that we are better people for having enjoyed some experience of commitment to a group whose goals stand outside our own personal advancement.”
Currently, DLSOCAFC is led by Old Collegian, Matt O’Callaghan, who’s commitment to the club stretches back to his own father being a member of the very first team that represented De La Salle Old Collegians in 1955 and who’s two sons and two brothers have all played for the club.
New members are always welcome. To find out more about the club, visit the website at https://delasalleocfc.com.au/ where there is information covering matches, all teams and membership options.