Club History

THERRY PENOLA OLD BOYS LIONS

Glenroy Amateur Football Club was formed in 1974, and commenced the same year in F Section of the VAFA. At the end of the 1977 season it aligned itself with Therry College, and adopted the name of Therry Corpus Christ Old Boys.

Therry reached the F Grade finals for the first time in 1978, ultimately finishing 3rd. This was followed by 4th place in 1979, a temporary decline in 1980 when the finals were missed, and a first ever grand final appearance in 1981 against Banyule, another relatively new club which was on a similar upward spiral. Banyule achieved victory on this occasion, but both clubs gained promotion to E Section, where their continued fine form culminated in a second successive grand final encounter. This time it was Therry's turn to emerge triumphant, winning 16.16 (112) to 14.10 (94).

The two clubs coincidental ascent came to a halt in 1983 as Banyule won the premiership of D Grade while Therry had to be satisfied with 3rd place. Ultimately it was Therry who enjoy the more prodigious rise, however, commencing in 1984 with a 19.19 (133) to 11.10 (76) D Section grand final trouncing of Thomastown. The following season brought a second consecutive grand final appearance, this time in C Grade against Fawkner, and although it was lost, the inevitable pain associated with defeat was tempered by an awareness that promotion to B Section had been achieved.

It took the Therry players a season to find their feet at the new level, but once they did it became clear that they were not going to be satisfied for long with B Grade football. In securing consecutive 3rd place finishes in 1987 and 1988 the side gained numerous admirers, but within the club there was only a sense of frustration over opportunities missed and potential unfulfilled. In 1989, under the determined coaching of Tony Crotty, Therry put things right in emphatic fashion by marching all the way to the B Section grand final against fellow Catholic College Old Boys, De La Salle. One step away from glory, however, Therry faltered, putting in arguably its worst display of the year to go down by the somewhat embarrassing margin of 79 points. Nevertheless, promotion to A Grade had been achieved, something that few followers of the amateur game would have believed possible when the club was scratching its way around the VAFA's nether sections less than two decades earlier.

Over the years, quite a few clubs have made accelerated passage through the VAFA's grades, but Therry's ascent ranks with the very best of them, and affords a shining example of what the VAFA system allows the most dedicated and hard working of its member clubs to achieve.

In 1994 Therry College ceased to exist in its own right, amalgamating with Sancta Sophia and Geoghegan Colleges to form Penola Catholic College. Two years later, in acknowledgement of this development, Therry Corpus Christi College Old Boys altered its name to Therry Penola Old Boys. At the same time, strong links were established with the new college, meaning that the change of name was much more than merely cosmetic.

Since 1996 the club has added one senior premiership to its tally, that of C Grade in 2000, which was won by virtue of a 12.13 (85) to 9.10 (64) grand final defeat of Beaumaris. Fortunes have declined slightly since then, however, and in 2007 Therry, coached by Garry Datson, finished bottom of D1 Section after managing just 1 win all year.

In 2008 Dan Madden took over the reigns as Senior coach of the club. Dan would manage to keep the club in Division 2 in his first year and make Preliminary finals in his 2nd and 4th seasons. The loss by under 2 goals in the 2011 Preliminary Final would hurt the team for more than a summer. 2012 was Dan Maddens last as senior coach, Dan is the equal longest serving coach at Therry with Brenie Dunn.

Dennis Castaldi (former captain and Club Champion of our Club) has been appointed as the 2013 Senior Coach. Since retiring Dennis has held coaching roles at Old Collegians AFC and this year being a scout for Collingwood FC (not his fault!). We look forward to working with Dennis over the coming years.

THERRY YEAR BY YEAR GRADE LEVEL IN VAFA

GRADE YEAR
PREMIER A 1990-1992, 1994
PREMIER B 1986-1989, 1993, 1995-1998, 2001
PREMIER C 1985, 1999-2000, 2002-2006
DIVISION 1 1983-1984, 2007, Current
DIVISION 2 2008-2013
E GRADE 1982
F GRADE 1974-1981

TIME LINE FOR OUR CLUB SINCE FORMED

YEAR EVENT
1974 GLENROY AMATEURS JOIN THE VAFA IN “F” GRADE
1978 CLUB IS RE-NAMED TO THERRY CORPUS CHRISTI OBFC ROUND 1 1978 SENIORS THERRY 15.13.103 v FOOTSCRAY 13.10.88 RESERVES THERRY 17.11.113 v FOOTSCRAY 4.4.28

UNDER 19’S THERRY 15.22.112 v MHSOB 15.15.105

1981 1ST SENIOR GRAND FINAL APPEARANCE & FIRST PROMOTION WITH THE CLUB MOVING UP TO “E” GRADE
1982 THERRY’S FIRST PREMIERSHIP & 2ND STRAIGHT GRAND FINAL & SECOND STRAIGHT PROMOTION MOVING UP TO “D” GRADE
1984 2ND PREMIERSHIP & 3RD PROMOTION IN 4 SEASON MOVES THE CLUB UP TO “C” GRADE
1985 4TH GRAND FINAL APPEARANCE IN 5 SEASON MOVES THERRY TO “B” GRADE
1986 THERRY CORPUS CHRISTI OBFC INC IS FORMED
1989 5TH GRAND FINAL APPEARANCE SEE’S THERRY MOVE ON UP TO “A” GRADE FOR THE FIRST TIME
1992 RELIGATED TO “B” GRADE
1993 6TH GRAND FINAL APPEARANCE GET’S THERRY BACK INTO

“A” GRADE

1994 RELIGATED TO “B” GRADE
1997 CLUB IS RE-NAMED THERRY PENOLA OBFC
1998 RELIGATED TO “C” GRADE
2000 WINS THE CLUBS 3RD PREMIERSHIP AND HEADS BACK UP TO

“B” GRADE

2002 RELIGATED TO “C” GRADE
2007 RELIGATED TO “D1” GRADE
2008 RELIGATED TO “D2” GRADE
2009 THERRY ENTERS A TEAM IN THE VAFA’S NEW UNDER 18 COMP
PREMIERSHIPS
YEAR TEAM GRADE SCORE
1980 RESERVES “F” THERRY 13.12.90 v

UNIVERSITY REDS 9.14.68

1982 SENIORS “E” THERRY 16.16.112 v

BANYULE 14.10.94

1983 RESERVES “D” THERRY 13.8.86 v

NTH BRUNSWICK 3.13.31

1984 SENIORS “D” THERRY 19.19.133 v

THOMASTOWN 11.10.76

1984 RESERVES “D” THERRY 12.15.87 v

OLD TRINITY 11.8.74

1985 RESERVES “C” THERRY 17.10.112 v

FAWKNER 12.9.81

1987 UNDER 19’s SECTION 2 THERRY 12.11.83 v

OLD HAILEYBURY 9.16.70

1994 UNDER 19’s CENTRAL THERRY 14.18.102 v

AJAX 11.11.77

1999 RESERVES “C” THERRY 13.7.85 v

WHITEFRIARS 2.11.23

2000 SENIORS “C” THERRY 12.13.85 v

BEAUMARIS 9.10.64

2000 RESERVES “C” THERRY 12.12.84 v

BEAUMARIS 12.11.83

2011 RESERVES “D2” THERRY 11.11.77 v

GLEN EIRA 2.13.25

2013 SENIORS “D2” THERRY 13.7.85 v

YARRA VALLEY 6.11.47

2013 RESERVES “D2” THERRY 9.7.61 v

ELTHAM 4.9.33

VAFA ACHIEVEMENTS
YEAR NAME AWARD
1984 COL GIBSON CERTIFICATE OF MERIT
1998 COL GIBSON PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
1998 R.TAYLOR CERTIFICATE OF MERIT
1991 J.BIDDLESTONE CERTIFICATE OF MERIT
1993 P.EGAN CERTIFICATE OF MERIT
2000 Br BILL HOUSTON CERTIFICATE OF MERIT
2001 KEVEN RATCLIFFE

CHRIS BYE

CERTIFICATE OF MERIT

CERTIFICATE OF MERIT

2002 PAUL MATTON CERTIFICATE OF MERIT
VAFA COMPETITION AWARDS
YEAR NAME GRADE AWARD
1975 B.O’SULLIVAN “F” BEST & FAIREST
1981 A.WHITE “F” BEST & FAIREST
1983 A.WHITE “D” BEST & FAIREST
1985 DAVID WRIGGLESWORTH “C” LEADING GOAL KICKER (63)
1992 PAUL MATTON “A” BEST & FAIREST
1995 J.THRUSH UNDER 19 PREMIER LEADING GOAL KICKER (77)
1996 JASON REDDICK “B” BEST & FAIREST
1997 S.STELLA CLUB XVIII SEC (2) LEADING GOAL KICKER (53)
2000 M.GOODWIN “C” BOG IN GRAND FINAL
2000 J.ZANETTI CLUB XVIII SEC (2) BEST & FAITEST
2000 J.ZANETTI CLUB XVIII SEC (2) LEADING GOAL KICKER (33)
2002 G.PINNER CLUB XVIII NORTH BEST & FAIREST
2003 JOHN CHAPMAN CLUB XVIII NORTH BEST AND FAIREST
2008 COREY BANNISTER “D2” LEADING GOAL KICKER (72)
2009 AMAREH ELMI CLUB XVIII NORTH BEST & FAIREST
2009 COREY BANNISTER “D2” LEADING GOAL KICKER (105)
2011 JARROD EGGLESTONE “D2” BEST & FAIREST
2011 TIM GOODWIN “D2 RESERVE” LEADING GOAL KICKER (85)
COL GIBSON’S BEST TEAM 1978 – 1998(ALL STATS ARE UP TO END 1998 SEASON)
BACKS TERRY QUINN 131 Games

1985 B&F

MAURICE WHYLEY72 Games

1978 B&F

TONY WHITE 181 Games 1980,81,83 B&F1985,87 VAFA B&F

1981 VAFA REP

HALF BACKS ANTHONY RATCLIFFE160 Games

1984 B&F

STEPHEN GIBSON

115 Games

GERARD BIDDLESTONE 218 Games 1986 B&F

1985,87 VAFA REP

CENTRE WAYNE EGGLESTONE36 Games

1979 B&F

GREG NYMAN 41 Games

1988 B&F

PAUL CROTTY 90 Games 1987 B&F

1985,87 VAFA REP

HALF FORWARDS MICK GOODWIN 140 Games 1993,96,97 B&F

1998 VAFA REP

SIMON EASTMURE100 Games

1992 B&F

JASON REDDICK 131 Games 1990,95 B&F

1996 VAFA B&F

FORWARDS BERNIE CARTER 141 Games

1994 B&F

DAVID WRIGGLESWORTH212 Games

1985 VAFA REP

TIM TAYLOR

80 Games

FOLLOWERS MICK PETREVSKI

89 Games

SCOTT RAMSAY 160 Games

1985 VAFA REP

PAUL MATTON 159 Games 1989 B&F 1992 VAFA B&F 1987,88,91,92 VAFA REP

1988 ALL AUSTRALIAN

I/C JOHN POLA

24 Games

STEPHEN REIDY 51 Games

1985 VAFA REP

DAVID WEIR 61 Games

1982 B&F

I/C STEPHEN BOYLE 92 Games

1998 B&F

DENNIS CASTALDI

191 Games

SHANE KUREY

22 Games

COACH: BERNIE DUNN (1984-19881984PREMIERSHIP COACH) CAPTAIN: TONY WHITE

CLUB CAPTAINS

THERRY CORPUS CHRISTI OLD BOYS

1978 - Lindsay Clay

1979 - Tony White

1980 - Tony White

1981 - Tony White

1982 - Tony White

1983 - Tony White

1984 - Gerard Biddlestone

1985 - Gerard Biddlestone

1986 - Terry Quinn

1987 - Terry Quinn

1988 - Terry Quinn

1989 - Scott Ramsay

1990 - Terry Quinn

1991 - Paul Matton

1992 - Paul Matton

1993 - Paul Matton

1994 - Simon Eastmure

1995 - Simon Eastmure

1996 - Dennis Castaldi

THERRY PENOLA OLD BOYS

1997 - Dennis Castaldi

1998 - Dennis Castaldi

1999 - Mark Finnigan

2000 - Mark Finnigan

2001 - Stephen Boyle

2002 - Stephen Boyle

2003 - Dennis Castaldi

2004 - Mark Nancarrow

2005 - Mark Nancarrow

2006 - Corey Bannister/Mark Faroldi

2007 - Corey Bannister/Mark Faroldi

2008 Leadership Group - Mark Faroldi , Corey Bannister , Justin Crotty , Jaryd Hanlon , Matt Reynolds , Matt McWhinney

2009 - Matt McWhinney

2010 - Matt McWhinney

2011 - Jarrod Egglestone

2012 - Jarrod Egglestone

2013 - Jarrod Egglestone

2014 - Jarrod Egglestone