Great courage being shown in the face of adversity….

It was another week of bad losses for the senior teams, although the Unders showed great fight, despite multiply injuries losing a tight battle against Caulfield.  We hosted De La (seniors, 2nds and 3rds) and again in the seniors the boys showed glimpses of what we will be like once we find our level and get a settled line up, De la romped out to a 7 goal lead at quarter time and we seemed destined for a flogging.  The boys regrouped at quarter time and came out smoking kicking 6 gaols in succession and seemingly having the game back in control.  Sadly we couldn’t sustain that tempo and allowed De La to regain the ascendancy and run out very comfortable winners.  We received welcome encouragement from the De La faithful, by their own admission they had been in a similar situation early on last season.  Losing a large number of quality players at the end of 2013, De La gave many of their younger boys a taste of senior football in 2014 and hung in the stay in Premier A.  They are benefiting from that now plus the retention of their players and great spirit sees them a genuine Premier A grade contender again, it can turn around very quickly.


I admire the boy’s spirit, being winless and under the pump is a real test of character and despite the huge injury list, currently 24; the boys are showing great courage and spirit.  We are due to get back a string of injured players over the next couple of weeks and combined with the Queen’s Birthday bye weekend I’m sure we will be more competitive in the upcoming games that we currently are.  Praise must go to the coaches and support staff as well, imaging their frustration and hurt having put in huge pre-season hours and expectations.  You have to love this picture of the Thursday night, the boys giving their approval ofthe Pull apart Pork rolls kindly arranged by Michael Tarrant, c/o his brother in law Peter.


Matt Baker reaches his 150………………just

All praise Dave Pocock our great 3rds coach, he rallied the boys to ensure we had a full list available to allow Matt Baker to play his 150th game and be honoured with Life Membership at OC.  Matt did his back early on in the game and only just got to the end, all the same Matt has been a wonderful player and clubman and we are all thrilled he will now be remembered deservedly as a life member of the club.  Here is his famous mark and his last appearance being honoured on to the ground.



Mums/Partners/Girlfriends……….your boys need you!

  • When: Thursday 2nd June, 7.00pm
  • Where: Carey Bulleen, clubrooms
  • Why: Because your boys need you!


The committee would be thrilled to have you attend the club rooms next Thursday evening and assist in serving the boys their post training meal.  We are sponsored by Colombo’s of Balwyn and each Thursday evening we serve up a meal and drink to the players.  No cooking req’d.


Next Thursday (June 2nd) has been named Ladies night so we need your help and support to the boys.  Its lots of fun and we will even put on some free Champers.  So please join us and show your support, we are finished by 8.30pm so it’s not a big commitment, more so an IMPORTANT one!  It will also give you the chance to meet others and make the game day experience all the better.  So please NO EXCUSES!!


1986 Old Carey Premiership Team 30 year reunion

Yes it has been 30 years since that day we prevailed over Monash Whites to win the G Grade 1986 premiership flag by 20 points.  To celebrate the anniversary we plan a day of catching up with old team mates, coaches, trainers, supporters and committee of that time.


  • When: Saturday July 16, from midday, Cookie’s Kitchen, Carey Bulleen


Come down and have lunch, catch up with your team mates and watch the A grade Seniors take on St Bernards.  Dinner only the join us at the Elgin Inn for a meal and drinks to reminisce that glorious day in 1986.  Our coach Mick Glenn is making the trip over from WA and is looking forward to the catch up.  We hope you can make all of the above or even attend some of the day/night.


Below is a list of the 22 that played that day…..please try and make contact with as many as possible plus those that were involved with that successful year and let them know about the upcoming event.


C Bryan, V Bourke, W Brown, S Bolton, I Chisholm, A Chiodo, M Evans, M Glenn  (coach), P Hogan, R Hearn, R Keppell, P Keys, S LeGear, G Mitchell, S Macrae, R Macaulay, C McHarg, A McMahon, M Petty, M Sheedy, T Styles, S Wheeler and Eric Dick (President).


For any queries please contact Scott Bolton 0425 877 072


This Week’s Games

Seniors, 2nds and Unders all away, whilst the 3rds are at home.  If you come to Collegians please be mindful of the parking, the grey ghosts are dynamite!

  • Seniors v Collegians: 2.00pm, Harry Trott, Albert Park
  • 2nds v Collegians: 11.40am, Harry Trott, Albert Park
  • 3rds v Beaumaris: 11.40am, Carey Bulleen Gramlick
  • Unders v Old Trinity: 2.00pm, Marles Playing Fields, Bulleen Rd


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.


Bears Burger

This week’s recipient of the Grill’d weekly redeemable voucher is Dave Pocock (3rds super coach).




This week’s Pink Panther

Congrats to Michael Mazzocato, this week’s very worthy winner, recognising courage, commitment and spirit.




Cookie’s kitchen Sat June 4th: Panthers v Uni Blacks



We are back in business next home game, Saturday June 4th and host Uni Blacks, look out for Cookie’s customary invite early next week.  Or book in now: or 0428394198.



Membership……………yes please




That's all for now, see you at the footy.




Paul Newton

President, Old Carey GFC


Go Panthers!!







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