Author Archives: Leslie Steeves

Old Xaverians Plays Amateur Football Combinations on Saturday

On a Saturday the Clapham Old Xaverians plays Amateur Football, which is one of Europe’s biggest adult football leagues. Currently, the club has five teams that are active with its first XI placed in the 2nd division of the Seniors. The teams play in and around the area of London, while the higher leagues travel […]

Senior Coach, James McDonald Leaves Old Xaverians

Established in 1923, the Old Xaverians Football Club remains the most successful in the VAFA and have won no less than 14 Victorian Amateur Football Association competitions. From 1923 to 1924, it was Dr Alan Keane that led the team through the difficult early years. Keane was the first ever to receive life membership, followed […]

Old Xaverians Club FC History Booklet Now Available

On Thursday the 7th of June, Old Xaverians FC announced that it still had a few of its booklets available created especially for the Club’s centenary season. The booklets offer readers a detailed summary of the history between 1892 to 1992 of the Old Xaverians Football Club. This is the period in which the club […]

Xavier College Turns 140

The story of Xavier College started after Bishop Goold invited Irish Jesuits to Melbourne so that they could run the St Patrick’s College, diocesan school of St Patrick’s College. When they arrived, it was found that the location for the school was not ideal for boarding of students. The foundation of the school was laid […]

Remembering the Past

It’s no joke that when you’re having fun – time can easily fly past you. It’s not shocking that it’s been a decade already since one of the Old Xavs most iconic victories during the semi-finals. Those who have been fans of the club for years now probably remember this match clearly. As the 2018 […]

Old Xaverians Collects Their Second Most Intensive Win

The iconic red and black striped team – the Old Xaverians came together to form a winning coalition to defeat the Collegians, a previously undefeated team this season, at the match at Toorak Park, Victoria, Australia. Like their famous football playing skills since R18 last season, where the Old Xavs defeated the same Lions, the […]

Old Xavs Women Team Takes an Upsetting Lost

Today, both of the Old Xaverians women teams travelled to Parkville, Victoria for an afternoon game to fair against the Melbourne University teams. Despite the Old Xavs week-long training regime and practices of their plays – neither team was able to take home a win for this week. One of the teams that played were […]

Old Xaverians retain McClure Shield

The Old Xaverians have managed to retain the guardianship of the McClure Shield after a long-fought battle at the Xavier College First XVIII at Waverley’s VFL Park. The match saw windy but warm playing conditions and perfect pitch conditions with both today’s stars and the future stars joining in on the action. The match got […]

Old Xaverians Football Club

Not to be confused with the similar sounding Australian Rules Football team, the Old Xaverians are one of the oldest amateur football clubs in the United Kingdom. Based out of Liverpool, and currently playing in the Premier Division of the Liverpool Premier League, the Old Xaverians are actually little-known outside of the classical football scholar […]