The Wrap Up: Round 3

MHS bounced back into form finishing 3-1 over the weekend. Great numbers on the track once again, followed by another terrific Thursday dinner (courtesy Peter and Leeanne Smith) held the high in good shape going into some competitive fixtures.

Under 19s

The Unders put in a solid showing claiming their first victory of the season. The High lead the Crushers at every break to get off the mark in 2017. The 16 point margin flattering Oakleigh, as some inaccuracy in front of goal gave them a sniff but were held off by the Junicorns. Durham McNamara continued his prowess in front of goal booting three and was joined by Chirs Tetaz who claimed four of his own. MHS will look to build on this momentum hosting De La Salle 2pm this Saturday.

Oakleigh 2.2-14 5.9-39 6.11-47 9.16-70
Melbourne High School Old Boys 3.6-24 7.8-50 10.16-76 11.20-86


Finally something to do in Elsternwick on a Friday night. The Clubbies faced off in a rare Friday night game under lights at the Sportscover arena. Great service out of the middle gave the forwards every opportunity to mark and goal.  Strong defending prevented any Chadstone chance in the last quarter and made sure the weekend was off to a great start. Two Chris’ Birch and Miller proved a class above and did enough to see the high-school home. Prahran Assumption will throw down the gauntlet this week 11:40am down the road at Como Park.

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Melbourne High School Old Boys 2.2-14 5.5-35 6.9-45 9.11-65
Chadstone AFC 3.2-20 4.2-26 7.3-45 8.3-51


Having taken their foot off the gas at times the previous week, the two’s made sure they were full throttle this week. Inaccuracy gave Emmaus St Leo’s some false hope at the quarter time break before the smooth ball movement and picked holes in the defence. Matthew “The Bull” Duran was instrumental off the half back line,  well supported by Brendan Cook who got first hands to everything out of the centre. Some supreme mitts down forward made it a great day out for the big men of MHS. The performance just what the team was looking for heading into the Grand Final replay against West Brunswick this week.

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Mhsob 3.8-26 7.15-57 16.18-114 22.25-157
Emmaus St Leos 2.1-13 4.2-26 6.3-39 7.4-46


A late comeback was not enough to get the points as MHS let one slip to Emmaus St Leos. A tight encounter all day saw both teams produce some hard in and under football in patches. MHS were punished for mistakes and in the end lost by the smallest of possible margins. Tim Campelj and Tom Hickey did their best to get the midfield going however the result leaves MHS needing to make up ground fast at 1-2. Expect a big lift from the Senior team on the track as they set the tone right for this weeks crucial West Brunswick game.

Mhsob 3.4-22 3.7-25 7.10-52 10.15-75
Emmaus St Leos 3.4-22 5.6-36 9.9-63 11.10-76
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The Wrap Up: Round 2

A disappointing day weekend for Melbourne High going 1-3. Back in action following the Easter break, most of the MHS teams were unable to build on their momentum from Round 1.

Under 19s

After a bumper week on the track the unders were unlucky to find themselves on the losing end ofa tough fought contest against Old Camberwell. Pressure kept the scoreboard in check for the highschool who were unable to mount a comeback in the last. McNamara stood solid booting 3 for the Junicorns, whilst the Wood boys toiled hard all day.

There is no rest for the U19s who put in an extra session ANZAC day eve. The results will certainly begin to show for all the hard work they are putting in.

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Melbourne High School Old Boys 1.1-7 2.2-14 7.6-48 7.7-49
Old Camberwell Grammarians 2.5-17 4.6-30 5.11-41 9.17-71


A tough day out for the most consistent team in VAFA football over the last four years. The scoreboard certainly didn’t reflect the effort and intensity MHS put into their Saturday afternoon. Media mogul Liam Duffy put in his best performance for the club, backing up his efforts on the track. Messages of good will went out to Will Coleman who ended up in hospital following his body on the line performance.

The Clubbies will be bouncing back in prime time 7:30pm this Friday on a ground they know well; having played in two grand finals at Sportscover Arena.

Melbourne High School Old Boys 1.1-7 2.3-15 2.3-15 4.4-28
Old Xaverians 2.6-18 6.8-44 14.10-94 20.16-136

The Ressies

The end result may not have been surprising but the twos were certainly on the back foot to the intensity and pressure that Yarra Valley were prepared to bring. It took the high schoolers three quarters to settle into the game plan and their fitness showed, finally breaking the shackles and sealing the victory. If the sight of Will Penhalluriack and Rex Gavan taking the field for the first time in 2017 didn’t excite fans of contested football then nothing will.

Bernie Pretty will be accepting nothing short of a ruthless display next weekend, in Emmaus St Leo’s introduction to unicorn footy 2017.

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Yarra Old Grammarians 2.1-13 4.4-28 6.5-41 8.7-55
Mhsob 5.4-34 7.8-50 8.12-60 12.15-87


The ones will be left ruing missed opportunities in-front of goal in a tight encounter bookmarked early as a battle for top spots in the division. The recruits of Melbourne High school proved to throw everything they had at the ball with Tom Hickey, David Sorgiovanni and Matty Bouwmeester best afield. The Seniors now sit 1-1 finding their footing in 2017 .

Thoughts go out to Michael Hughes and Julian Darrer who were unable to finish the match with injuries. MHS will have to prove they have what it takes to learn from mistakes and take that into next weeks clash with Emmaus St Leos.

Yarra Old Grammarians 1.2-8 2.4-16 5.4-34 7.7-49
Mhsob 1.3-9 2.10-22 2.13-25 4.16-40


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Launching into Round One

Coterie Dinner.

With the unicorns back in action for round one this week it is fitting that we celebrate the playing careers of two great Melbourne High players.

Having combined for over 420 games, Luke Campbell and Matthew White have left a legacy at the club and we join them to show thanks for their service. Their commitment and dedication towards the club will serve as a timely reminder for all those to follow in their footsteps.

The pair will be celebrated in style at the unicorn club this coming Wednesday the 5th of April.


Preseason Wraps up.

Senior coach Matthew Nicholas has lead a fantastic preseason program that saw more players down than ever before. With the preseason work behind them the high has enjoyed three competitive hit-outs in the build up to round one.

With a fresh crop of talent rising to the surface and improvement across the board the club is in a good space ahead of their round one clash; a triple header against Old Paradians.

Once again this season will feature four teams take the field in MHSOBFC colours with a buzz of excitement around the club. Bernard Pretty remains at the helm of a intensely competitive twos side looking to support the senior team.

Michael Mitchell leads the U19s once again after an immensely successful season 2016. The U19 team has had strong numbers down to every preseason session and competition for places will be high.

Rob Coxon and an array of helpers will ensure the clubbies continue to taste success.  Once again the clubbies are expected to deliver a hard hitting season and be intensely competitive. The Club XVIII will visit South Mornington as they look to collect the first points of the season.


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MHSOBFC Reserves win the D2 Reserves Premiership for 2016!

The Ressies have capped off an unbelievable season with a thrilling come from behind victory in the D2 Reserves Grand Final against West Brunswick on Saturday September 12th.

Down by 9 points at 3 quarter time in a dour low scoring affair, the Reserves absolutely turned it on and piled on a 4 Goals to 1 Goal final term to run out deserved victors.

This is their first premiership since 1994 and the boys celebrated accordingly!


For those wanting to watch a replay – check the link below.

Well done to coach Bernard Pretty, Captain Andrew Lim and all other players. A big thank you to all volunteers and parents for making the year possible.

On to 2017!

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MHSOBFC into Division 2 Reserve Grand Final: Saturday

MHSOBFC have qualified for the Division 2 Reserves Grand Final this Saturday after beating West Brunswick in their 1st Final.

They will play West Brunswick again in what promises to be a great match-up.

Make sure you come down to support the reserves on their quest for a premiership this Saturday.

Details below

Game Time: 11.30am Date: Saturday 10th September
Venue: Casey Fields, Cranbourne
Tickets are $15 – Adult, $8 – Concession.
Get there to support the mighty reserves as they look to bring home a FLAG!

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MHSOBFC 2016 Ball & Presentation Night

The Ball format is back for Season 2016 and promises to be a fantastic and classy way to end a successful season!

As per usual,the night will feature the remaining vote count from Round 13 onwards for each of the U/19, Club XVIII, Reserves and Senior teams. Following the completion of the vote counts, the Best & Fairest Awards will be presented to players, along with other Awards such as the Reg Fairchild Award (Player’s Player Award), Sam Silberberg Award (Best Clubperson) and the Albon-Betheras Award (Best Young Player in the Seniors).
Date: 15th October

Venue: Brighton Savoy

Time: 7pm

Be sure to contact Kylie Da Fonte for any ticket enquiries!

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Windsor Community Branch Sponsorship + Cook-Up

Recently, MHSOBFC signed a sponsorship with the Bendigo Bank Windsor Community Branch, which continues the great partnership between Bendigo Bank and MHSOBFC over the last few years.

Out of the goodness of their own heart, employees from the Windsor Branch and from Bendigo Bank Head Office came down to the Woodfull-Miller and cooked up an absolute storm for the players and handed over their $10,000 sponsorship cheque.

Check out the photos below!



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Next Luncheon – Saturday 25th June – 1991 Seniors & Reserves Premiership teams 25yr Reunion Lunch

Next Luncheon – Saturday 25th June – 1991 Seniors & Reserves Premiership teams 25yr Reunion Lunch
MHSOBFC’s next luncheon (this Saturday) is a BIG one, commemorating the 25 year reunion of the 1991 Premiership team. Tickets will be $35 and include a Roast Carvery Lunch and Desert.
Please RSVP to lunch by: 20/6/16 to Kylie Da Fonte
(  or 0403 069 622)
Luke Campbell – 200 games
Kris Mcdonald – 150 Games
Don’t miss out on the luncheon and watching a few champions in their milestone games!
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Tom Rendell – 150 Games – MHSOBFC

MHSOBFC would like to congratulate Tom Rendell on 150 games. A graduate of the high school and the under 19′s, Tom ‘porridge’ Rendell has established himself as one of the most consistent players at the club. His desire to improve and contribute has seen him get the best out of himself time and time again. As unfashionable on field as he is off field, Tom is the teammate everyone wants to have. His commitment and drive to his club and teammates is something to be aspired to, and was richly rewarded in 2016 with Tom becoming a part of the senior leadership group. A wonderful player and clubman, well done Tom.


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MHSOBFC Round 6 Results, Upcoming Games, Toyota Raffle & Casino Royale Cocktail Night

Round 6 Results


A great win for the Seniors as they held on by 3 points to beat a fast finishing Preston who had a shot after the siren to win the game. On a very windy day, the Unicorns jumped out early


The Reserves continue their unbeaten start to the year with a fantastic come from behind win against the Bullants, finishing with a 5 goal final term while keeping the opposition scoreless.

Under 19s


Upcoming Games


Round 7: Sat 21st May – MHSOB v Bulleen Templestowe AFC – 1140/2pm at HOME

Round 8: Sat 28th May – MHSOB v Yarra Valley – 1140/2pm at HOME

Round 9: Sat 4th June – BYE

Sat 11th June – VAFA BYE

The Senior team hope to see as much support as possible as they make a push to go into the BYES with a 6-2 record so get down to Melbourne High School and support the boys!

Under 19s

Round 7: Sat 21st May – Aquinas OC v MHSOB – 9:20am at Aquinas College

Round 8: Sat 28th May- Parkside Football Club v MHSOB – 920am at Pitcher Park

Round 9: Sat 4th June – MHSOB v St Bedes/Mentone at HOME


Round 7: Sat 21st May – South Mornington v MHSOB – 11:40am at Citation Oval

Round 8: Sat 28th May – St Francis Xavier OC v MHSOB  – 1140am at St Francis Xavier College

Round 9: Sat 4th June – MHSOB v Prahran Assumption AFC – 1140am at HOME

Toyota Good for Footy Raffle

MHSOB has signed up for the Toyota Good for Footy Raffle for 2016.  Each player will be allocated 5 tickets to sell each.
The club gets to keep all proceeds of tickets sold AND each ticket sold will be entered into the raffle to win some big prizes for the club.
Ticket sales close 6th July 2016!

Casino Royale Cocktail Night – Saturday May 28th

MHSOBFC’s main social event of the year is less than 2 weeks away. Going into 2 weeks without football (For Seniors and Reserves) – this promises to be a big night of blowing off steam!

There will be official Black Jack, Texas Holdem and Roulette Tables along with a professional photographer and a variety of drinks. The theme is “Cocktail with a hint of 007”
Tickets are $40 if playing casino games (with 2 free drinks) or $20 if simply ‘viewing.’
Make sure to get down on Saturday May 28th for the biggest night of the MHSOBFC Social Calendar!

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