Bleak weather, bleak football but Unders stand tall…………………………….

Bet you have been wondering what happened to the weekly update, no web news or Schillers lately.  Well blame me; I have spent the last 5 weeks in Italy, on a recruiting drive.......sought of, it was perfect weather to get around Italy and see what talent it has to offer!!  Sorry, back now so no more excuses.  Although maybe I should have gone earlier as the senior’s win over SKOB’s was, from all reports a beauty, well deserved and reward for perseverance and commitment.  The holiday may have cost me a truck load but maybe staying here would have cost more as I believe John Hands credit card copped a battering over the bar at the Harp after the SKOB’s win.


Back to reality, cold weather and a tough back end of the season.  Speaking with the coaches we have played 42 players in the seniors so far and given 16 boys their first experience at 1sts football.  I know the results don’t reflect progress but in reality we are coaching and preparing for season 2017 and beyond, that is preparing boys to make the transition to seniors and allow us to find our level and be competitive.  That’s the right strategy but it means pain for now, especially for our 2nds who have endured a very difficult season.  The club feels for this group and knows 2016 can’t finish quick enough.  Regardless, with Jarrod at the helm the 2nds will continue to show spirit and see the season out.  The Unders have suffered from the travel bug and a couple of long term injuries.  And despite being promoted to a higher grade this season they remain competitive and got the win over Old Trinity last weekend.


The committee is active, we meet next week to set in place our early 2017 plans, the recruiting subcommittee met this week and will report back.  Yes we are in pain and it is a terrible season on field, but players, coaches, support staff and committee remain united and upbeat.  We just need to see out 2016.


Seniors this week: it’s Panthers v Blacks





  • Seniors v Uni Blacks : 2.00pm, Main Oval, Melbourne Uni
  • 2nds v Uni Blacks: 11.40am, Main Oval, Melbourne Uni
  • 3rds no game  
  • U19’s v Caulfield GFC: 2.00pm, Glenhuntly Oval, cnr Nerham & Booran Rds


Bears Burger


This week’s recipients of the Grill’d weekly voucher are our fantastic coaching staff, Taz, Jarrod and Nick, sorry Ockie no show no voucher!



This week’s Pink Panther


Congrats to big Fothers, Lewis is this week’s very worthy winner, recognising courage, commitment and spirit.





Cookie’s kitchen to reopen: Round 17 August 20th v Collegians



This will be our last home lunch and should be a great event to close out our home lunches for 2016, so please get in now and book: or 0428394198    


Match Reports

Stay in touch with the games, following this link to our website, win, lose or draw we will publish the results and the coaches reports.


Remaining games

Round 16       

Saturday, Aug 13

Old Carey  V  Old Xaverians        


Round 17       

Saturday, Aug 20

Old Carey  V  Collegians        


Round 18       

Saturday, Aug 27

De La Salle  V  Old Carey        



Membership……………yes please



See you at Melbourne Uni.




Paul Newton

President, Old Carey GFC


Go Panthers!!







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