FOOTBALL: 1858 Football Club
The 1858 Football Club was formed in 1997 to support the development of football at Scotch College. The club was named to commemorate the first recorded game of Australian Rules football, which was played between Scotch College and Melbourne Grammar, at what is now the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
- Coordinating parental support on match days (goal and boundary umpiring and scoreboard attendant)
- Funding of specialist coaching, football equipment and facilities
- Support of the School’s biennial development squad tours to Darwin and the Tiwi Islands
- Support of the annual Year 9 Tour to the Port Power Football Club
- Funding of the Year 7 number presentation and the end of season awards night
- Coordinate personalised football bags for players and the 1858 Club jackets
The Cordner-Eggleston Cup is awarded to the winner of the 1st XVIII Scotch-Melbourne Grammar football game each year. The 1858 Football Club organises a function each year to commemorate this event which embraces parents, Old Boys and the business community. In 2013 this function will be held on Thursday
20th June. Please keep this date free in your diary. Other major events are organised on an annual basis.
OVERVIEW OF THE ACTIVITIES OF THE 1858 FOOTBALL CLUB
There are a number of development activities supported by the 1858 Football Club. In July a group of Year 7 footballers play a match against the Victorian Primary Schools’ Football Team. Each year a group of Year 9 footballers is selected to travel to Adelaide to play, and to spend time with the Port Power Football Club.
Every second year footballers from Year 10 and 11 are selected to go on a football tour to Darwin and the Tiwi Islands. On this tour, they experience indigenous culture and play matches against Tiwi Island and Norther Territory representative teams.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
There are many opportunities for involvement in Scotch Football from being a spectator to umpiring, scoreboard attendant or running the boundary. Team Managers are required for all Year Levels.
Further information regarding the 1858 Club and the school’s football programme can be found in each edition of Torch Newsletter also contains news about football and 1858 Club Events.