A Century of the Red & Black

The Old Xaverians Football Club is one of Australia's most successful sporting clubs

Founded in 1923 by alumni of Melbourne's Xavier College, and affiliated with the Victorian Amateur Football Association since inception, the Old Xavs are today a progressive, professional organisation and one of Australia's largest and most successful clubs.

We maintain a close relationship with Xavier College, which remains our major source of recruits. Old Xaverians waited fifteen years for our first premiership, the C Section flag in 1938. The 1990s were a golden era for the Old Xavs, winning a VAFA record of six A Section titles in six years, as well as securing numerous flags in the Reserves, Thirds, Club XVIII and Under 19 Sections.  

That winning tradition continues through the present day, due to the efforts of our committee, players and coaches, generous corporate partners and members. Today, on the brink of the 2020 season, our club has won a total of 79 flags in 91 seasons. In 2017, Old Xaverians introduced its first Women's Team.

In 2018, we added a second, and in 2020, a third, enabling many young ladies with a Xaverian family connection to wear the famous Red and Black.

We are extremely proud of the opportunities we have presented to so many young men and women to achieve success wearing the famous red and black jumper.