Caulfield Grammarians Football Club, commonly known as Old Caulfield Grammarians, is a Victoria-based Australian rules football and netball club. Caulfield Grammar School graduates make up the club, which is the (equal) second oldest consistently competing team in the Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA), after Old Melburnians (the oldest being Collegians).
The squad first competed in 1920 and hasn’t stopped since (the competition was suspended from 1940 to 1945 during World War II). All six teams played in their respective A Grades in 2020, the club’s centennial year. The Glenhuntly Oval, on the crossroads of Neerim Road and Booran Road, is their home ground.
The Caulfield Grammarians Football Club has a long and illustrious past. In the early 1920s, the Caulfield Grammarians Football Club was formed. Walter Murray Buntine, the headmaster of Caulfield Grammar School, was elected as the organization’s first president. Buntine provided the squad with access to all of the school’s sporting facilities for training and permission to use the oval as their home field.
The then Metropolitan Amateur Football Association voted on March 22, 1920, to resume the inter-club competition that had been discontinued at the end of the 1915 season due to World War I. The MAFA announced that the reformed competition would feature four “pre-war” clubs, Collegians Football Club, South Yarra Amateur Football Club, Elsternwick Football Club, and Melbourne University Football Club (later University Blacks), as well as four “new clubs,” Old Melburnians, Old Caulfield Grammarians, Melbourne Swimming Club Football Club, and Teachers’ College Football Club.
Old Caulfield Grammarians were defeated by Collegians 7.11 (53) to 6.16 (50) in their debut competition match on May 15, 1920.
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