FUTURE PLAYER INFORMATION
The Old Xaverians Soccer Club welcomes down all ex-Xavier College students to continue their love of the World Game and join us for another exciting season. The club now in its 15th year of existence now boasts over 115 players across 5 teams, with opportunities available to cater to different requirements.
Whilst providing a great social atmosphere for all players, the club is committed to success and has amassed 5 titles and 6 runner-up finishes over the last 14 years. Nestled in the heart of Kew, players are provided with dedicated and passionate coaches, great training facilities and a wonderful home base at Hays Paddock. Special attention is given to well resourced pre-season with a number of warm up fixtures, annual interstate travel to the Jesuit Old Boys Cup and participation in the FFA Cup.
We recognise our important links to Xavier College and assist in every way to help the success of the Xavier College Football program. OXSC players are encouraged to coach XC soccer teams, participate in the annual OXSC vs XC fixture and we sponsor the XC Coaches award.The success of the XC football program directly links to successful players joining the OXSC and help continue our success.
We view success in a number of ways, both in on-field success and off-field development of our players. We are here to help students transition from life at XC to entering full time study and employment. One of our major sources of pride is the level of retention of players each year. In a recent game in 2016, our Veterans team fielded 11 players who played in our inaugural season in 2002. Year after year we have a great level of interest from recent XC graduates who want to join up with former team-mates to enjoy their football in a great environment.
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INFORMATION ABOUT THE CLUB
The club has its foundations in Kew and is supported by Boorondara council for our training and match day venues. We aim to play a single annual showcase fixture at Xavier College each year, usually against a fellow Old Boys Club. In recent years, we have hosted games against Old Camberwell, Old Scotch, St. Kevin’s Old Boys and Old Trinity.
The OXSC is run by the players and for the players. Most of the 13 strong committee are still current players which provides a great connectivity between the running of the club to player needs. Many young players love the opportunity to serve in various committee positions to build their experience in Corporate life. Committee positions include specialisations in:
- Finance and Accounting
- Football Department
- Community Relationships
- Apparel and Equipment
- Social Functions
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR TEAMS
The OXSC currently fields 5 separate teams and is looking to expand in the future. With continual strong demand and improving facilities we are looking at providing even more opportunities for players to join the club. Each team is designed to meet the needs of different segments of our playing group and community.
Whilst the Senior Mens team sees many recent graduates looking for a competitive setup, the Men’s Thirds are a more social team, training once a week and playing on Sundays. Our Veterans team was established four years ago to meet the needs of many of the founding players at the club and is a good example of how the club evolves for the players needs.
Our strategy to include a Ladies team has been met with great success with both great on field success and attracting a number of players. With many players sourced from the relatives and friends of many OXSC players, many players are sourced from the adjacent Girls schools.
OXSC Team Structure
|TEAM||TRAINING SESSION||GAME DAY||LEAGUE|
|Seniors Mens||Trains twice a week (Tue and Thu)||Saturdays||State 4 East|
|Reserves Mens||Trains twice a week (Tue and Thu)||Saturdays||State 4 East|
|Senior Ladies||Trains twice a week (Mon and Wed)||Sundays||State 2 South East|
|Mens Thirds||Trains once a week (Wed)||Sundays||Mens Metro 5 SE|
|Mens Veterans||Trains once a week (Wed)||Sundays||Mens Metro 4 NW|
Preseason commences in the last week of January each year to get ready for the season which commences at the end of March. The preseason will involve a number of preseason fixtures to get all players ready for Round 1. Preason usually held at Willsmere Park in Kew East.
REGULAR SEASON TRAINING
The mens teams train at Willsmere Park on a Tuesday and Thursday. Willsmere Park has recently been upgraded with two full size pitches wonderfully lit by 6 new light towers. The ample room and good surface allows players to receive expert training in proper simulated match conditions. Training involves fitness work, technique and skills improvement, technical training and tends to finish in intra-club practice matches for bragging rights.
Coaches will conduct special sessions including pool sessions, specialist coaches and motivational speakers.
The club is self-funded and has to work hard to raise sufficient funds to get teams onto the park. With substantial costs for training grounds and federation fees, the club works hard on fundraising and player subscriptions to keep the club running.
We carefully take into account player circumstances and costs to run the club to strike a balance in our fees. Many costs are imposed by Federation membership which we need to pass onto players, the balance is to obtain equipment, pay coaches, obtain physiotherapy services and provide excellent training resources.
Membership fees are announced at the beginning of each season and are in the order of $400.
Players are required to purchase and be responsible for their own kit to bring on game day.