Our History



Old Collegians Football Club had its beginnings from an Under 21 competition side known as YCW. 

In March 1951 Y.C.W. were admitted to the Warrnambool & District Football League becoming the sixth side in a competition that grew to 12 sides. 

The information collated has mainly been found in the Warrnambool Standard Newspaper. In the 50’s – 60’s not much information was to be found about the WDFL. The teams listed are as they appeared in the paper, and are not necessarily how they lined up. In the years that OCFC were not in the finals, teams were picked at random during the season.

At the end of the 1952 season it was decided to change the name from YCW to Old Collegians Football Club thus maintaining the close tie that existed between YCW and the Christian Brothers College. In the early days the main requisite to play with OCFC was the player had to be catholic. The first player not to be a catholic was Mick Patten in 1953, and was further reinforced when Alf Seare joined the Club and went on to play 168 games and became a Life Member.

Collegians have had a varied history over the years from the heady days of the 60’s to the dark days of the 70’s when it appeared that the Club would disband in 1977. A group of people set about the task of lifting Collegians from oblivion, winning a Premiership after a 14 year drought the Seniors never missed the final for a further 12 years.

In 1991 Collegians entered the Netball competition and this has proved very successful for the Club having won multiple Premierships from all grades.

In 2017 Old Collegians entered its first female Football side into Western Victorian Female Football League.