The seniors 2017 campaign can be described as an up & down year with our boys not being able to find consistent play week to week. However with a lot of the younger boys getting a run throughout the year, we saw many of our future stars develop confidence throughout our hard season. Hopefully a tough 2017 will work dividends for future years to come.
The Reserves saw the return of club legend Brad Thompson return to coach. However, Thommo soon found himself coaching on field, as multiple injuries throughout the season forced Thommo to come out of retirement and kit up with the boys on field. The reserves battled hard each week but with a bad run of injuries made it hard for our boys to find form throughout the year.
Without a doubt the highlight of OIGFC year was the U19 boys Premiership. The boys had an absolute clinical year as they finished top of the table only dropping 4 games. They continued their fine form onto the final series with a 8 point semi final win over 2nd placed Haileybury. The Boys then squared off against Haileybury again as the two best sides met in the grand final, with our boys showing their class with a 54 point win.
The Old Ivanhoe Grammarians Cricket Club (OIGCC) season is in full swing with 2 games remaining before finals. Both teams have delivered some mixed results over the summer however the 2nd XI are on track to compete in the Kelly Shield Final Series from 17th March 2018 with the 1st XI also making a late charge up the ladder. There have been some impressive individual performances none more so than Max McLean’s 7/19 with the ball. OIGCC captain Ryan Pearce ’01 and OIGCC games record holder Peter Stavropoulos have led the way with the bat. Special mention to current IGS juniors Chris & Ben Ross on their debut in the OIGCC 1st XI this season. OIGCC thanks our sponsors Miles Real Estate, Cropley Commercial, The OIGA and Barr’d Wine & Tapas for their ongoing support. We warmly welcome the OIGA community down to Chelsworth clubrooms to support the teams, enjoy a refreshing beverage on the deck and join in our social functions. And if any OIGA ex-cricketers are considering pulling back on the whites next season please contact the club as we would love to have you back wearing the baggy brown! Ego YA.
2017 was a challenging year for both our senior and reserves squads with them finishing 9th and 10th respectively. However, the boys are proud of their efforts as they showed a never die attitude and know they are capable of producing some beautiful soccer.
One of the highlights of the year was midfield dynamo and club stalwart Luke Pace ’05 being recognised for scoring one of the top five goals of the Preliminary Rounds of the Westfield FFA Cup.
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2017 was a fantastic year for both of the Old Ivanhoe Netball Club teams. The summer season saw ‘OIG lightning’ put forward a serious fight with ‘Megz Team’ in the grand final, with the scores drawn at the final siren. Unfortunately, after a long and hard fight the girls went down in over time. Whilst the whole team put in 110% performance, Rachael Horsford (‘14) shone as Player of the Match. The Winter season closed with another thrilling performance from OIGNC with ‘Storm’ showing excellent skill and determination against Grand Final regulars, ‘Girlz’. The nail biting game ended with Storm going down by 3 points. Congratulations to all players for a stellar performance and Emily Coen (’10) who was awarded Player of the Match. Congratulations and thank you to all the girls on both teams for your determination and support for OIGNC in 2017. A large thank you to Coach Lauren Burge (’09) for all the dedication she put into leading the OIGNC throughout the year. A special mention also to Charlottle Kerr (’10) who despite being on maternity leave, had the club completely organised.
2017 was another successful year the Old Ivanhoe Water polo Club with both the girls and boys teams making it to the grand final.
The girls team finished second on the ladder to DVE Aquatic who were the dominant team of the competition, scoring 50 more goals than any other team during the year. A fierce rivalry was starting to build between the two teams and saw them facing off in the first semi final. Unfortunately our girls lost that game but would have their chance at redemption in the grand final.
The grand final was played at MSAC outdoor pool on a Saturday December 2nd. As predicted the first quarter was a heated exchange with DVE slightly ahead at the first break. The second quarter showed why DVE finished clearly on top of the ladder, as they started to assert themselves on the game. DVE showed great swimming ability and poise in front of goal. In the end winning the game 9-3. This year marks the second year of Old Ivanhoe Water Polo and the girls continue to improve each game. Unfortunately they couldn’t over the line in the grand final but showed some real fight until the final siren.
The boys competition was a tale of two sub-competitions, with Old Ivanhoe, Melbourne Collegians and Melbourne Surge all battling it out at the top of the ladder. Despite losing 2 of the first 3 games of the year, Old Ivanhoe went the rest of the year undefeated and finished the season on top.
Old Ivanhoe lost to Melbourne Collegians 9-8 in a tight encounter in the first semi final, however made the most of a second chance again Melbourne Surge to book their spot in the granny against the Collegians.
From the first swim off it was clear that Ivanhoe was in control of the game. The extra preliminary final game may have provided some needed practice and by half time Ivanhoe was ahead 5-3. Ivanhoe put the game beyond any doubt with a 6 goal to 2 third quarter, thanks to the swimming prowess of Nick Cordner and a brace of goals from Chad Rosenlis.
Ivanhoe ended up winning the game 12-7 and made it back to back grand final wins across 2 leagues.
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
Lauren Chan – 0408 581 678