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Oakleigh (VFA)

Photos by Competition and Team



Introduction

1950 Argus Badge
1950 Argus Badge


Before the Second World War, Oakleigh was an independent city around 14km south east of Melbourne's CBD. Oakleigh's independent identity ended when the urban sprawl of Melbourne extended first to the city and then kept going.

Oakleigh football club was founded in 1891 and according toaustralinfootball.com, the team played in a number of competitions before joining the VFA in 1929.

1904-7 Commonwealth Football Association 1904-7
1908-11 Metropolitan Junior Football Association
1912-28 Melbourne Districts Football Association/Sub Districts Football League

Oakleigh achieved immediate success in the VFA with premierships in 1930 and 1931. After this initial success the team's fortunes changed dramatically and the 1931 premiers received the 1932 wooden spoon and spent most of the remainder of the 1930's at the bottom end of the ladder.

The early 1950's again saw Oakleigh on top of the ladder and the team achieved two more premierships in 1950 and 1952. The up and down nature of the clubs fortunes continued with premierships in 1960 and 1972, but relegation to the second division and second division premierships in 1967 and 1988.

Team Name and Jumpers

?-1929 Melbourne Districts Association
1929-1994 Victorian Football Association

Nicknames: Purple and Golds, The Devils


Team Photos

Photos by Charles Boyles

Category: Oakleigh & Team


Photos by Unknown/Other Photographers

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Oakleigh Team Photos


Player Photos



Lists

List_ Oakleigh Coaches
List_ Oakleigh Captains


1933 Giant League and Association Colours
1933 Giant League and Association Colours


Photos by Other Photographers


Grand Finalists 1950
The Argus 30-September-1950 p.10 Photographer Unknown
The Argus 30-September-1950 p.10 Photographer Unknown


They meet for the big game. (1950, September 30). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), p. 10. Retrieved October 6, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article22896877

Home Grounds

Oakleigh Football Ground (Oakleigh)

Results during Charles Boyles Work Period 1925-63

For more extensive results (and source data for this table), see
http://www.thegapchessclub.org.au/vfa/
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Memorabilia


Oakleigh Annual Report 1950

Oakleigh Annual Report 1950 cover - Source: Private Collection
Oakleigh Annual Report 1950 cover - Source: Private Collection
Oakleigh Annual Report 1950 Players 1950 - Source: Private Collection
Oakleigh Annual Report 1950 Players 1950 - Source: Private Collection


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oakleigh_Football_Club

Club Annual Meeting 1927
FOOTBALL. (1927, February 21). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), p. 21. Retrieved January 30, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3839191

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