Ormond Amateur Football Club
The Ormond Amateur Football Club formed in 1931 and is the 2nd oldest suburban football club surpassed only by Elsternwick. It is 12th oldest club participating in the Amateurs today.
1985 saw the trial of a formal alliance between the Ormond Junior Football Club and the Ormond Amateur Football Club. Each club saw a relationship with the other as vital to its long term viability. It was agreed to trial a closer working relationship for season 1985 and to review the success of this at the end of the year.
At the time it was agreed that the junior club would manage all teams from Under 15’s down while the senior club would take control of Under 16’s and up. The affiliation between our two great clubs also meant that we as a junior club had a new home in E.E. Gunn Reserve.
The Annual Report for 1985 records that the pie nights were bigger and better than ever in the new clubrooms, the jumper presentations were professional and classy affairs actually attracted the interest of parents. By the end of season 1985 it was agreed by both clubs that the trial affiliation had been a very positive development and that both parties should commit to a long term relationship with one another.
With the benefits of a supportive senior club, the junior club was thereafter able to invest in its younger age groups. 1986 was the year, for instance when we first introduced an Under 10 side playing under modified rules such as we are accustomed to today.
Today the junior club manages Auskick through to Under 17s preparing our boys for the transition to the senior level competition. Both clubs share the same colours, theme song, home, and values. So come to E.E. Gunn Reserve on a Saturday or a Sunday and enjoy the Ormond football experience created by the alliance of our two great clubs.
The OAFC Trademarks are proudly displayed in the home rooms for the benefit of all our players.