CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS
Old Ivanhoe Grammarians Football Club (OIGFC)
The Old Ivanhoe Grammarians Football Club consists of four Australian Rules football teams comprising Seniors/Reserves/Thirds and U19’s which all belong to the Victorian Amateur Football Association.
The Club was founded in 1964 by alumni of Ivanhoe Grammar School and has since progressed from the cellar of the VAFA to the heights of A grade over the past years. OIGFC are now well renowned as a well-respected club among its VAFA rivals.
The playing list of the Club is made up of mostly Ivanhoe Grammar School alumni but it continues to have a strong contingent of players from all parts of Australia and the world.
The OIGFC are also extremely proud to be one of the inaugural VAFA women’s sides that debuted in 2017. It is hoped that they will field a Women’s team again in 2022.
The Club usually trains on a Tuesday and Thursday throughout the year at Chelsworth Park which is located off Irvine Road in East Ivanhoe.
The OIGFC has a hospitable culture and there is a big community buzz that surrounds the club. All new members, players, supporters and sponsors are warmly welcome.
Old Ivanhoe Grammarians Cricket Club (OIGCC)
Old Ivanhoe Grammarians Cricket Club (OIGCC) was founded in 1989. In its inaugural 1989/90 season the club fielded one side in 5th grade, expanding to two sides for the 1991/92 season. Over the following years the club consolidated its position in the Heidelberg District Cricket Association (HDCA), and built a reputation as one of the most exciting and spirited clubs in the district.
After winning the 2nd grade flag in 03/04, the club was promoted to 1st grade for the 04/05 season. The club enjoyed success over the following years and were premiers in the final season of the HDCA. Following the disbandment of the HDCA, Old Ivanhoe joined the North Metro Cricket Association (NMCA) from the 2012/13 season. Season 2018/19 was one to savour for the OIGCC. With all three teams playing off in the Grand Final for the first time in the clubs history and the 1st XI winning the Kelly Shield premiership in emphatic fashion after dominating the regular season.
Maintaining close links with Ivanhoe Grammar School (IGS), the Old Ivanhoe Grammarians’ Association (OIGA), and other Old Ivanhoe sporting bodies, OIGCC teams are made up of a dynamic mix of Ivanhoe Grammar old boys, along with players from all parts of the world. Junior training programs and clinics are also run by the club throughout the season.
OIGCC currently fields two senior sides & two junior sides and warmly welcomes new players, sponsors and supporters down to the Old Ivanhoe Cricket clubrooms at Chelsworth Park.
OId Ivanhoe Soccer Club (OISC)
Old Ivanhoe Soccer Club was Established in 2018. United by the merger of Ivanhoe City Soccer Club & Old Ivanhoe Grammarians Soccer Club. Old Ivanhoe Soccer Club provides an even stronger community-based soccer club for not only Ivanhoe, but for the surrounding suburbs. The Club has teams across all age levels, both seniors and juniors, with experienced coaches and with a renewed and re energised focus on being a club with a family-friendly and supportive culture. Uniting Old Ivanhoe Grammarians SC & Ivanhoe City SC. #togetherStronger #WeAreIvanhoe #OISC
Old Ivanhoe Grammarians Netball Club (OIGNC)
The OIGNC seeks to promote and foster: physical well-being & an ongoing connection to the School, as well as provide a social outlet for players to catch-up, network and support one another. The OIGNC was founded in 2012, and currently fields three ladies teams. It is comprised of Old Ivanhoe Grammarians, ladies from the Ivanhoe community and beyond. We are always eager to have new players down!
Old Ivanhoe Grammarians Water Polo Club (OIGWPC)
The OIG Water Polo Club is the youngest OIG club established in 2016. However, the OIGWPC have been quite successful in their short time, boasting back to back finals appearances in 2016 & 2017 for both male and female teams, including the 2017 Men’s team premiership. The Club is always eager to have new players down! For more information you can connect with the club via our Facebook page and keep up to date with all the latest news.
For anyone interesting in joining the team or even coming to watch and see what the fuss is all about, please contact: Troy Rosenlis – 0407 751 551
Old Ivanhoe Law Society (OILS)
OILS is a society dedicated to the welfare of its members. Membership of OILS is open to anyone entitled to be a Life Member of the OIGA who has a law degree or is studying law.
OILS was formed to meet the career needs of alumni law students. The Society’s interests now include IGS students who are contemplating a career in the law, under-graduates applying for seasonal clerkships and alumni lawyers during their early years of practice. OILS is based on the premise that advice freely given by experienced, well-intentioned professionals who have no agenda is both rare and valuable.
OILS has recorded a large number of podcasts that can only be accessed by members. In them, alumni share their experiences, observations and insights of the law. The recordings cover all ages and circumstances, from Partners of major law firms to law students applying to become seasonal clerks. The topics of conversation are equally diverse. The target markets for these recordings are IGS secondary students and alumni law students. These podcasts are an enduring gift from one generation of alumni to the next.
Please note that only members of the Ivanhoe Grammar family or OIGA alumni are entitled to listen to these podcasts.
Ivanhoe Harriers Athletic Club
Ivanhoe Harriers Athletic Club was established by the Rev. Sydney Buckley in 1914, initially as a cross-country running club.
During its early years training was held at Ivanhoe Grammar School, as were meetings of Committee. Head Master and founder of the School, the Rev Sydney Buckley, was the first President and subsequently held the position of Vice President until 1941.
The close relationship between Club and School has continued to this day.
The Club enjoyed wonderful success during 1930’s, 1970’s and 1980’s having won many Victorian Team Premierships. Olympic Games representatives include Alf Watson, 1928 and 1936, Ian Campbell, 1980 and Gary Honey, 1980, 1984, and 1988.
During 2019/20 the Club joined with the Old Ivanhoe Grammarians’ Association sporting clubs in order to formalize our relationship with current and past students of Ivanhoe Grammar School.
The Club competes in summer and winter competitions for males and females conducted by Athletics Victoria. Age groups from 14 years and above are provided a pathway to senior athletics competition after finishing Little Athletics and/or School Athletics.
Summer competition, comprises track and field events and winter competition, the ever popular cross-country season. Cross-country is conducted over a wide range of distances, concluding with the half-marathon at seasons end.
The Club provides coaching and training for Ivanhoe Grammar School students at Chelsworth Park. A very high percentage of our members are either students or past students of Ivanhoe Grammar School.
The Club is fortunate to have an experienced group of coaches catering to a wide range of events. Middle distance training is mainly held at Chelsworth Park.
Training for specialized track and field events is held, primarily at the Collingwood track.