The inscription on the Cordner-Eggleston Cup reads:
The Cordner-Eggleston Cup for football is awarded annually for perpetual competition between Melbourne Grammar School and Scotch College who first played Australian Rules Football on 7th August, 1858.
The two respective former school personalities honoured in the Cordner-Eggleston Cup Trophy are Dr Don Cordner and the late Mr Michael Eggleston.
Dr Don Cordner
Dr Don Cordner was an outstanding schoolboy footballer and all-round sportsman at Melbourne Grammar School. He went on to play 166 games with the Melbourne Football Club between 1941 and 1950. He was one of the great ruckmen of that period, winning the Brownlow Medal in 1946, and was Captain of Melbourne during their 1948 Premiership year. He has given outstanding service as a member of Melbourne Grammar School Council from 1974 until his retirement in early 1989. During the last four years he acted in he capacity of Chairman.
Mr Michael Eggleston
The late Mr Michael Eggleston was also an outstanding schoolboy athlete, cricketer and footballer, playing in the centre with the 1st XVIII which won the APS Premiership in 1947. At Melbourne University he gained Blues for Cricket and Football. He also played District Cricket for Collingwood. He was an outstanding footballer for the Old Scotch Football Club, and in January 1958 joined the staff at Scotch College where he served the school with great distinction until his retirement in 1987. He coached the 1st XVIII for fourteen years from 1965 to 1978. Seven APS premierships were won by teams under his coaching and enough Scotch boys of that era went on to join VFL clubs, to form a team of their own.