A Century of the Red & Black


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With Jock McHale unable to continue his coaching association with the club, the Old Xavs looked around for a replacement that could commit to attending games as well as hitting the track on practice nights.

Bert Laxton, who had played at Collingwood and had guided the Xavier XVIII was anointed to lead the Xavs’ campaign in C Section.  Under his guidance, the team won 11 of 18 games, finished in 3rd position after the home and home season and was drawn to play 2nd placed Brighton Technical School Old Boys in the knockout semi-final.

Despite failing to win the premiership, Secretary Simpson reported that the objects of the club, “to promote a closer intercourse between the old boys” had been carried out.

That success was due in no small part to the most successful dance held at The Palms at Henley Lawns and the two pie nights held in the pavilion at Xavier after practice.

J Madden won the trophy for “general excellence”, S J Casey was “most consistent”, T Ahern was dubbed “most improved” and T Howard won the goalkicking award.