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Founded in 1929, the Old Paradians’ Association Amateur Football Club competed in C Division in its inaugural season, with Allan La Fontaine, later a three-time Melbourne Premiership player, prominent amongst the starting XVIII.

The former Parade College student Lou Arthur, then secretary of the Association, was the driving force of the football club, whose golden era of the 1960s realised the A-Section Premierships of 1962, ’63, ’64, ’66, ’67 and ’68.

More than 50 years on, the Old Paradians continue to field teams on the northern suburb’s sporting jewel, the Garvey Oval, in the shadows of the Lou Arthur Pavilion.

Office Bearers
  • Year
    President
    Secretary
    Coach
    Captain
    Best & Fairest
  • Year: 2017
    President: M Jolley
    Secretary: D Hannam
    Coach: Ryan Smith
    Captain: C Kandilakis
    Bestr & Fairest:
  • Year: 2016
    President: M Jolley
    Secretary: D Hannam
    Coach: D Boundy
    Captain: C Kandilakis
    Bestr & Fairest: Marcus Nolan
  • Year: 2015 (D2)
    President: M Jolley
    Secretary: M Jolley
    Coach: D Boundy
    Captain: C Kandilakis
    Bestr & Fairest: A Tulipano
  • Year: 2014
    President: M Jolley
    Secretary: M Cardinale
    Coach: D Boundy
    Captain: C Kandilakis
    Bestr & Fairest: D Boundy
  • Year: 2013
    President: M Jolley
    Secretary: M Cardinale
    Coach: D Boundy
    Captain: C Kandilakis
    Bestr & Fairest: S Miller
  • Year: 2012
    President: M Jolley
    Secretary: M Cardinale
    Coach: D Boundy
    Captain: D Mahony
    Bestr & Fairest: D Giddings
  • Year: 2011
    President: M Jolley
    Secretary: J De Vond
    Coach: P Gaut
    Captain: D Mahony
    Bestr & Fairest: S Miller
  • Year: 2010
    President: S Simpson
    Secretary: J De Vond
    Coach: P Gaut
    Captain: D Spitty
    Bestr & Fairest: D Boundy
  • Year: 2009
    President: S Simpson
    Secretary: J De Vond
    Coach: P Gaut
    Captain: D Spitty
    Bestr & Fairest: B McAllister
  • Year: 2008
    President: S Simpson
    Secretary: P Pratt
    Coach: M Spinoso
    Captain: D Spitty
    Bestr & Fairest: M Ryan
  • Year: 2007
    President: S Simpson
    Secretary: G Sheehy
    Coach: M Spinoso
    Captain: D Spitty
    Bestr & Fairest: J Young
  • Year: 2006
    President: S Simpson
    Secretary: D Arnel
    Coach: D McCann
    Captain: D Boundy
    Bestr & Fairest: A Curran
  • Year: 2005
    President: P Gilmartin
    Secretary: D Arnel
    Coach: D McCann
    Captain: A Sinclair
    Bestr & Fairest: D Boundy
  • Year: 2004
    President: P Gilmartin
    Secretary: D Arnel
    Coach: S Assetta
    Captain: A Sinclair
    Bestr & Fairest: A Curran
  • Year: 2003
    President: P Gilmartin
    Secretary: K Sharkie
    Coach: P Breen
    Captain: A Heffernan
    Bestr & Fairest: A Sinclair
  • Year: 2002
    President: P Gilmartin
    Secretary: K Sharkie
    Coach: M Ryan
    Captain: A Heffernan
    Bestr & Fairest: N Dallas
  • Year: 2001
    President: P Gilmartin
    Secretary: K Sharkie
    Coach: M Ryan
    Captain: A Heffernan
    Bestr & Fairest: A Sinclair
  • Year: 2000
    President: S Exton
    Secretary: P Reid
    Coach: P Bedford
    Captain: S Vincent
    Bestr & Fairest: J Holland
  • Year: 1999
    President: S Exton
    Secretary: K Sharkie
    Coach: P Bedford
    Captain: S Vincent
    Bestr & Fairest: S Vincent
  • Year: 1998
    President: S Exton
    Secretary: K Sharkie
    Coach: P Fahey
    Captain: P Brabender
    Bestr & Fairest: B Pannam
  • Year: 1997
    President: S Exton
    Secretary: P Henry
    Coach: D McCann
    Captain: P Brabender
    Bestr & Fairest: A Heffernan
  • Year: 1996
    President: S Exton
    Secretary: E Jenkins
    Coach: D McCann
    Captain: P Brabender
    Bestr & Fairest: S Vincent
  • Year: 1995
    President: R Digney
    Secretary: E Jenkins
    Coach: D McCann
    Captain: P Brabender
    Bestr & Fairest: S Vincent
  • Year: 1994
    President: R Digney
    Secretary: E Jenkins
    Coach: D McCann
    Captain: P Brabender
    Bestr & Fairest: P Brabender
  • Year: 1993
    President: R Mills
    Secretary: E Jenkins
    Coach: M Mulvahill
    Captain: P Brabender
    Bestr & Fairest: T Canavan
  • Year: 1992
    President: R Mills
    Secretary: M McAleer
    Coach: M Mulvahill
    Captain: M Considine
    Bestr & Fairest: P Brabender
  • Year: 1991
    President: R Mills
    Secretary: M McAleer
    Coach: M Mulvahill
    Captain: M Considine
    Bestr & Fairest: J Geary
  • Year: 1990
    President: M J Considine
    Secretary: G J Rodrigues
    Coach: S Bond
    Captain: F Gleeson
    Bestr & Fairest: F Gleeson
  • Year: 1989
    President: M J Considine
    Secretary: G J Rodrigues
    Coach: S D'Angelo
    Captain: F Gleeson
    Bestr & Fairest: P Wood
  • Year: 1988
    President: M J Considine
    Secretary: G J Rodrigues
    Coach: J O'Connell
    Captain: F Gleeson
    Bestr & Fairest: P Considine
  • Year: 1987
    President: M J Considine
    Secretary: G J Rodrigues
    Coach: G Sholly
    Captain: S Exton
    Bestr & Fairest: F Gleeson
  • Year: 1986 (A)
    President: M J Considine
    Secretary: G J Rodrigues
    Coach: G Sholly
    Captain: S Exton
    Bestr & Fairest: D Spillane
  • Year: 1985
    President: M J Considine
    Secretary: G J Rodrigues
    Coach: G Sholly
    Captain: S Exton
    Bestr & Fairest: D Spillane
  • Year: 1984
    President: K W Sharkie
    Secretary: G J Rodrigues
    Coach: D Gilmore
    Captain: D Spillane
    Bestr & Fairest: F Gleeson
  • Year: 1983
    President: L R Foster
    Secretary: J Boland
    Coach: D Gilmore
    Captain: A Roe
    Bestr & Fairest: F Gleeson
  • Year: 1982
    President: B D McCusker
    Secretary: G Brophy
    Coach: C Hart
    Captain: T Considine
    Bestr & Fairest: D Spillane
  • Year: 1981
    President: B D McCusker
    Secretary: J M Tudor
    Coach: C Hart
    Captain: S Assetta
    Bestr & Fairest: M McCarthy
  • Year: 1980
    President: B D McCusker
    Secretary: J M Tudor
    Coach: B Danaher
    Captain: S Assetta
    Bestr & Fairest: C Hughes
  • Year: 1979
    President: B Weyman
    Secretary: N W Nugent
    Coach: B Danaher
    Captain: A Johnson
    Bestr & Fairest: S Assetta
  • Year: 1978
    President: B Weyman
    Secretary: N W Nugent
    Coach: B Danaher
    Captain: A Johnson
    Bestr & Fairest: C Hughes
  • Year: 1977
    President: B Weyman
    Secretary: N W Nugent
    Coach: B Danaher
    Captain: G Carroll
    Bestr & Fairest: S Kohut
  • Year: 1976
    President: B Weyman
    Secretary: J Mount
    Coach: G Mansfield
    Captain: G Carroll
    Bestr & Fairest: A Johnson
  • Year: 1975
    President: P L Booth J
    Secretary: J Mount
    Coach: D Dalton
    Captain: G Carroll
    Bestr & Fairest: G Carroll
  • Year: 1974
    President: B F LeBrocq
    Secretary: R W Seymour
    Coach: D Dalton
    Captain: R Duke
    Bestr & Fairest: S Kohut
  • Year: 1973
    President: B F LeBrocq
    Secretary: B D McCusker
    Coach: D Dalton
    Captain: R Duke
    Bestr & Fairest: R Duke
  • Year: 1972
    President: B F LeBrocq
    Secretary: B D McCusker
    Coach: J W Booth
    Captain: G Mansfield
    Bestr & Fairest: G Carroll
  • Year: 1971
    President: J V Mackey
    Secretary: B D McCusker
    Coach: J W Booth
    Captain: M Quinlan
    Bestr & Fairest: R Duke
  • Year: 1970
    President: J V Mackey
    Secretary: W Booth
    Coach: J W Booth
    Captain: B M O'Brien
    Bestr & Fairest: M Quinlan
  • Year: 1969 (A)
    President: F P Mount
    Secretary: J C Griffiths
    Coach: J W Booth
    Captain: S Williams
    Bestr & Fairest: M Quinlan
  • Year: 1968 (A)
    President: F P Mount
    Secretary: J C Griffiths
    Coach: J W Booth
    Captain: B Weyman
    Bestr & Fairest: M Quinlan
  • Year: 1967 (A)
    President: F P Mount
    Secretary: J C Griffiths
    Coach: J W Booth
    Captain: B Danaher
    Bestr & Fairest: B Weyman
  • Year: 1966 (A)
    President: L Arthur
    Secretary: J C Griffiths
    Coach: J W Booth
    Captain: P L Booth
    Bestr & Fairest: B Danaher
  • Year: 1965
    President: L Arthur
    Secretary: J C Griffiths
    Coach: M J Considine
    Captain: P O'Dwyer
    Bestr & Fairest: B Weyman
  • Year: 1964 (A)
    President: L Arthur
    Secretary: D P Wheelahan
    Coach: M J Considine
    Captain: P O'Dwyer
    Bestr & Fairest: F Proctor
  • Year: 1963 (A)
    President: L Arthur
    Secretary: D P Wheelahan
    Coach: M J Considine
    Captain: J W Booth
    Bestr & Fairest: D Dalton
  • Year: 1962 (A)
    President: L Arthur
    Secretary: D P Wheelahan
    Coach: M J Considine
    Captain: J W Booth
    Bestr & Fairest: J W Booth
  • Year: 1961
    President: L Arthur
    Secretary: D P Wheelahan
    Coach: M J Considine
    Captain: J W Booth
    Bestr & Fairest: R Lewis
  • Year: 1960
    President: L Arthur
    Secretary: D P Wheelahan
    Coach: M J Considine
    Captain: J W Booth
    Bestr & Fairest: F T Hurley
  • Year: 1959
    President: L Arthur
    Secretary: B J Ryan
    Coach: M J Considine
    Captain: P McLaughlin
    Bestr & Fairest: J W Booth
  • Year: 1958 (B)
    President: L Arthur
    Secretary: B J Ryan
    Coach: M J Considine
    Captain: P McLaughlin
    Bestr & Fairest: K Rickard
  • Year: 1957
    President: L Arthur
    Secretary: B J Ryan
    Coach: J B Gaffney
    Captain: B Hill
    Bestr & Fairest: J Martin
  • Year: 1956
    President: L Arthur
    Secretary: B J Ryan
    Coach: J B Gaffney
    Captain: P McLaughlin
    Bestr & Fairest: B Hill
  • Year: 1955
    President: L Arthur
    Secretary: B J Ryan
    Coach: J Burns
    Captain: P McLaughlin
    Bestr & Fairest: L Smith
  • Year: 1954
    President: L Arthur
    Secretary: B J Ryan
    Coach: P Mclaughlin
    Captain: P McLaughlin
    Bestr & Fairest: J Harrison
  • Year: 1953
    President: L Arthur
    Secretary: P Donohue
    Coach: P Mclaughlin
    Captain: P McLaughlin
    Bestr & Fairest: L Smith
  • Year: 1952
    President: L Arthur
    Secretary: P Donohue
    Coach: F P Mount
    Captain: P McLaughlin
    Bestr & Fairest: K Shepherd
  • Year: 1951 (B)
    President: L Arthur
    Secretary: P Donohue
    Coach: P Scanlan
    Captain: P J Scanlan Jnr
    Bestr & Fairest: P McLaughlin
  • Year: 1950
    President: L Arthur
    Secretary: P Donohue
    Coach: J Lang
    Captain: D McDonald
    Bestr & Fairest: P McLaughlin
  • Year: 1949
    President: L Arthur
    Secretary: P Donohue
    Coach: J Lang
    Captain: K Power
    Bestr & Fairest: J Ryan
  • Year: 1948
    President: L Arthur
    Secretary: P Donohue
    Coach: D Wheelahan
    Captain: E Fitzpatrick
    Bestr & Fairest: J Ryan
  • Year: 1947
    President: F P Mount
    Secretary: F Graham
    Coach: H Lang
    Captain: J Lang
    Bestr & Fairest: K Power
  • Year: 1946
    President: F P Mount
    Secretary: F Graham
    Coach: H Lang
    Captain: J Lang
    Bestr & Fairest: J Lang
  • Year: 1945
    President:
    Secretary:
    Coach:
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  • Year: 1944
    President:
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    Coach:
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  • Year: 1943
    President:
    Secretary:
    Coach:
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  • Year: 1942
    President:
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    Bestr & Fairest:
  • Year: 1941
    President:
    Secretary:
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    Bestr & Fairest:
  • Year: 1940
    President: F P Mount
    Secretary: T D Flynn
    Coach: J Roberts
    Captain: L J Kelly
    Bestr & Fairest:
  • Year: 1939
    President: F P Mount
    Secretary: T D Flynn
    Coach: J Roberts
    Captain: L J Kelly
    Bestr & Fairest: K Power
  • Year: 1938
    President: F P Mount
    Secretary: T D Flynn
    Coach: B M Arthur
    Captain: K Barker
    Bestr & Fairest: J Rush
  • Year: 1937
    President: L Arthur
    Secretary: T D Flynn
    Coach: J Goonan
    Captain: K Barker
    Bestr & Fairest: K Neylan
  • Year: 1936
    President: L Arthur
    Secretary: T D Flynn
    Coach: F P Mount
    Captain: P Kearney
    Bestr & Fairest: L Smith
  • Year: 1935
    President: L Arthur
    Secretary: T D Flynn
    Coach: F P Mount
    Captain: F Barrett
    Bestr & Fairest: F Barrett
  • Year: 1934
    President: P A Matthews
    Secretary: C Donovan
    Coach: F P Mount
    Captain: R McNamara
    Bestr & Fairest: D Davis
  • Year: 1933
    President: P A Matthews
    Secretary: L Arthur
    Coach: F P Mount
    Captain: B M Arthur
    Bestr & Fairest: M Mc Donough
  • Year: 1932
    President: P A Matthews
    Secretary: L Arthur
    Coach: F P Mount
    Captain: G L Belleville
    Bestr & Fairest: F Barrett
  • Year: 1931
    President: P A Matthews
    Secretary: L Arthur
    Coach: F P Mount
    Captain: G L Belleville
    Bestr & Fairest:
  • Year: 1930
    President: P A Matthews
    Secretary: L Arthur
    Coach: R Carew
    Captain: W Mortimer
    Bestr & Fairest:
  • Year: 1929
    President: P A Matthews
    Secretary: L Arthur
    Coach: R Carew
    Captain: B Cosgrave
    Bestr & Fairest:
Life Members
  • 2016
    Steve REHLICKI
  • 2014
    Mauruce WHYLEY
  • 2014
    Terry HOLDEN
  • 2014
    Graeme CLARK
  • 2013
    Phillip PRATT
  • 2013
    Martin JOYCE
  • 2013
    Tim LIVY
  • 2013
    Brett DINTINOSANTE
  • 2012
    Sean SIMPSON
  • 2011
    Matthew GODFREY
  • 2010
    Kevin JENKINS
  • 2008
    Peter O'LOUGHLIN
  • 2007
    Peter WALSH
  • 2007
    Brenda GILMARTIN
  • 2007
    Noel VINCENT
  • 2005
    Simon VINCENT
  • 2005
    Paul LUBY
  • 2004
    Nicholas KERR
  • 2004
    Michael BROPHY
  • 2003
    Paul WALSH
  • 2003
    Dale McCANN
  • 2003
    Paul HEALY
  • 2003
    Brendan FLYNN
  • 2003
    Peter COSGRIFF
  • 2003
    Peter BRABENDER
  • 2003
    Mary BRABENDER
  • 2001
    Stephen PHILP
  • 2001
    Norman NUGENT
  • 2001
    Brendan McCLEMENTS
  • 2001
    Paul JOYCE
  • 2001
    Anthony CANAVAN
  • 2000
    Bob DIGNEY *
  • 2000
    Steve EXTON Jr
  • 1999
    Des FLYNN *
  • 1998
    Keith SHARKIE
  • 1998
    Bill DUNNE *
  • 1998
    Fr Gerry BRIGLIA *
  • 1997
    Spence WILLIAMS
  • 1997
    Stephen EXTON Snr
  • 1996
    Ray MONEY *
  • 1994
    Chris RAY
  • 1994
    Russell KHAN
  • 1992
    Frank GLEESON
  • 1992
    Peter PEYTON
  • 1991
    Phillip HAMMOND
  • 1991
    Terry LIVY
  • 1991
    Ross DUKE
  • 1991
    Phil LUCHETTA
  • 1991
    Mick MURRAY
  • 1991
    Brendon CONSIDINE
  • 1990
    Damian BIBBY
  • 1990
    Dominic SPILLANE
  • 1990
    Peter WOOD
  • 1990
    Brian GRILLS
  • 1989
    Ivan HAMMOND *
  • 1989
    Martin LUBY
  • 1989
    Jim MADDEN
  • 1989
    Mick BUSCH
  • 1989
    Jean FLYNN *
  • 1989
    Wayne LYONS
  • 1989
    Gerry CARROLL
  • 1988
    Gary SPOKES
  • 1988
    Robin MILLS
  • 1988
    Mick DOHERTY
  • 1988
    Michael McALEER
  • 1988
    Denis TONER
  • 1987
    John COLLARD
  • 1987
    Leo COLLINS
  • 1987
    Guy RODRIGUES *
  • 1987
    Vin CONSIDINE
  • 1987
    Richard SAMBELL
  • 1986
    Greg NEYLAN
  • 1986
    Chris HUGHES
  • 1986
    Terry CONSIDINE *
  • 1986
    Mark TELLEFSON
  • 1986
    Arthur ROE
  • 1986
    David McCORMACK
  • 1986
    Jeff McLOUGHLIN
  • 1986
    Tony JOHNSON
  • 1986
    Peter GILMARTIN
  • 1986
    Dr Michael Mc KINLEY
  • 1986
    Hugh FORD
  • 1986
    Michael QUINLAN
  • 1986
    Graham MANSFIELD
  • 1986
    William BOOTH Jnr
  • 1986
    Brendan DANAHER
  • 1986
    John MOUNT
  • 1986
    Bernie O'BRIEN
  • 1986
    Vin ARTHUR
  • 1986
    Dan WHEELAHAN *
  • 1986
    Gordon De NAVI
  • 1986
    Barry SILVESTER
  • 1986
    John GRIFFITHS
  • 1986
    Mark O'SHEA
  • 1986
    Neil PIVETTA
  • 1986
    Ron BUNN
  • 1986
    Lou ARTHUR Jnr *
  • 1986
    Leo NEYLAN
  • 1986
    Paul DONOHUE *
  • 1986
    James LANG *
  • 1986
    Tom FLYNN *
  • 1986
    Keith KNOX *
  • 1986
    William BOOTH Snr *
  • 1986
    Thomas WILLIAMS *
  • 1986
    Bernie ARTHUR *
  • 1986
    Keith BARKER *
  • 1985
    Frank COGHLAN
  • 1985
    Marie HAMMOND *
  • 1984
    Bill SULLIVAN *
  • 1982
    Brendan Mc CUSKER
  • 1980
    Cliff HART *
  • 1980
    Brian WEYMAN *
  • 1978
    Peter BOOTH *
  • 1976
    Stan KENNY *
  • 1976
    Brian LE BROCQ
  • 1976
    John MACKEY
  • 1976
    Denis WHEELAHAN
  • 1974
    John TUDOR
  • 1973
    John BOOTH
  • 1968
    Maurie CONSIDINE
  • 1965
    Jack RYAN *
  • 1959
    Phil McLAUGHLIN *
  • 1959
    Jack McANUFF *
  • 1954
    Frank MOUNT *
  • 1953
    Ossie MEEHAN *
  • 1952
    Lou ARTHUR *
  • 1952
    Percy MATTHEWS *

* deceased