** OIGFC Newsletter #4
** Round 1 – Match Review
Old Ivanhoe’s seniors sent a statement to the VAFA’s Premier C men’s grade with a rousing 17-point win over Parkdale on Saturday.
The Hoes were made to earn it after coughing up 20-point lead and trailing at the final change but ran over the top of the Vultures with rain pouring down at Gerry Green Reserve, 9.11 (65) to 12.10 (82).
A strong wind heading almost directly into the teeth of goals at the southern end made the first quarter tough going for the visitors after co-captain Nick Reeves-Smyth lost the toss.
Parkdale hit the scoreboard first and looked as if they might hold the early ascendancy, but the Hoes dug their heels in and stopped the bleeding before it had a chance to start, taking a two-point quarter time lead against the wind.
Boom recruits Patrick Naish and Billy Murphy showed their class through the midfield and in the forward 50 to lead a dominant four goals to one second quarter and, if it weren’t for them, along with fellow superstar recruit Nick Riddle in the back half, a third quarter lapse in concentration would have been more costly.
The Hoes were held scoreless in the third and conceded 3.3 the other way, trailing by a single point at three quarter time, but were still warm favourites with the wind behind their backs heading into the last.
Rain fell consistently, but not heavily, during a tough and gritty second half, but it wasn’t enough to stop Old Ivanhoe from storming home to a perfect season-opening win away from home on the back of five goals to two in the last quarter.
Parkdale had no answers for Murphy, who was best afield with 25 disposals and four goals, while Naish (26 disposals), Riddle (22), Jacob Agrotis (25) and Jackson Powell (22) were also influential.
In just his second senior game for the club, 18-year-old big man Luke Watson, rucking against arguably the competition’s premier ruck, was also among the visitors’ best, as was Reeves-Smyth in his first game of competitive footy in almost a year, having battled a season-ending Achilles injury in 2022.
Old Ivanhoe host Old Camberwell in their first home game of the season next week.
** Become an OIGFC Member in 2023!
A few weeks ago we launched our new Membership Packages for season 2023.
If you have not already hit the link below and joined please do so before the season begins to take advantage of what is some amazing value and what is sure to be a great year!
Be in the V in 23′!
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OIGFC Membership 2023 – Old Ivanhoe Grammarians Football Club (https://www.oigfc.com.au/oigfc-membership-2023/)
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** Round 2 Matches
* Seniors/Reserves vs Old Camberwell FC @ Chelsworth Park 11:40AM/2:00PM
* U19s vs Therry Penola @ John Pascoe Fawkner Reserve 9:00AM
Seniors/Reserves Fixture Here (https://www.oigfc.com.au/seniors/)
U19s Fixture Here (https://www.oigfc.com.au/u19s/)
** Chelsworth Club Lunches
Secure your tickets early for our upcoming home game lunches on the 22/4 and 6/5.
Our ladies lunch guest speaker is Erin Deering, and we will be raising money for the BCNA under the ‘pink round’!
Lunch commences at 12:00pm.
All players and supporters are welcome.
Cost is $40 per person – includes main meal.
Please RSVP for the 1973 50 Year Premiership Reunion Lunch by Wednesday 19/4
Book your tickets using the below link or email Lawrence Tutton to RSVP if you have a membership via email@example.com (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Chelsworth%20Club%20Lunch)
Book your tickets now! (https://www.oigfc.com.au/product-category/events/)
** Gala Night 2023!
It’s that time of year again! The biggest and best night on the OIGFC calendar is just around the corner.
Make sure you snap up your tickets nice and early!
* Formal dress
* Adults $185 per head
* Players $160 per head
* Ticket includes dinner & drinks
Buy Now! (https://www.oigfc.com.au/shop/gala-2023/)
** Penfolds X Cinder Lunch | Through The Ages
Our amazing sponsor Cinder (Terminus Hotel) is hosting an exceptional dining experience hosted by Penfolds and Culinary Director Jake Furst at Cinder.
This exquisite long lunch on April 21st will feature a carefully curated menu that will take your taste buds on an adventurous journey, exploring the flavours and textures of some of Australia’s best steak & fish suppliers, perfectly paired with a selection of Penfolds vintages.
The menu will boast various cuts of meat, each prepared using different techniques and aged for different durations that bring out their complex flavours. Celebrate the tenderness and flavour of dry-aged meats, followed by gracefully aged wines that showcase a depth of flavour that only time can provide. Guided by Culinary Director Jake Furst, and guest Penfolds Sommelier, explore the unique characteristics of each dish and the wines that complement them as you savour each bite and sip.
Prepare to be awed by the innovative and sumptuous menu created by Jake Furst, taking your taste buds on a gastronomical adventure like no other. Indulge in the excellence of Penfolds’ vintages while enjoying a menu that celebrates time, leaving you with a newfound appreciation for the art of pairing meat and wine, the best of the best.
Use PENFOLDS50 for 50% off tickets via the booking link below!
Book Now! (https://www.sevenrooms.com/experiences/cinderterminus/best-of-the-best-through-the-ages-penfolds-cinder–8912490331)
* Registration: Please ensure if you are wanting to play in 2023 you have registered as a player with the VAFA. If you are having any issues please make it known at training and assistance will be provided
* Subs: A reminder to all players to please pay your subs in 2023. Subs have been held at 2022 rates and a free training top has been included this year!
Pay Subs Here (https://www.oigfc.com.au/shop/player-subs-2023/)
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