Football: OSFC takes on season 2015
ABOVE: OLD SCOTCH FOOTBALLERS IN A HUDDLE AT A RECENT GAME.
After another top four finish in 2014, Old Scotch Football Club hit the track running this season, with strong intentions to challenge for the premiership. With a coaching change in the off-season, former full-forward Mark Passador took the reins.
Pre-season commenced with excellent numbers. Throughout the summer, OSFC had more than 150 boys hitting the track, including many new faces from around Australia. After losing some key players to work, other clubs and overseas, the Cardinals fielded a very young senior side for all three practice matches.
Mark Passador has been very strong on implementing some new match-day structures, and tweaking a game plan that has been the foundation of much success over the past few seasons.
The practice matches were an opportunity to test new ideas and round one saw them come to fruition with a stunning win against last year’s premiers, University Blacks. In round two, a strong fourth quarter comeback – after Old Scotch had been 25 points down with 10 minutes remaining – enabled the Cardinals to take the four points against De La Salle.
Optimism is the word around the club. It’s been a long time since OSFC has had so much youth. Under the leadership of captain Scott Sherwen (‘06) and young coach Mark Passador, the club is playing some exciting football, winning its first three games of the season, and we encourage supporters to come down and watch the Cardinals over the coming months.
WILL STRANGE (‘07)