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XAVS ADD ANOTHER TEAM

Paul Connors to lead second U23 squad

XAVS ADD ANOTHER TEAM

Paul Connors to lead second U23 squad

May 26, 2021

Beginning this week, Old Xaverians will field eleven teams in the VAFA competition, with the admission of a second Red 'n' Blacks team to the U23 competition.

President Matt Cosgrave said that the decision to add the team was made from necessity.

"We have a lot of players who have been rotated in and out of the U23 team due to our huge numbers. This will ease that problem. Our second U23 team is a fitting reward to so many of our young men who don't just want to play footy, but are desperate to play Old Xavs footy," said Cosgrave.

Chuck Connors

"We are delighted that Paul Connors has agreed to coach this team. Paul has for a number of seasons been working behind the scenes on ways we can enhance players' progression through our ranks. We view the U23 comp as vital in the development of players graduating from the U19s who aren't quite ready for senior football and we are delighted to expand opportunities for our players in this fashion."

The second U23 team will play all of its games on the road, with a clash against St Bernard's first on the agenda.

It will not meet Tim Delany's OX U23 team unless it reaches the finals.

Old Xaverians, with nine men's teams, is now the VAFA's largest men's club. Xavs and St Kevin's -with eight men's teams and three women's - are the largest overall.

The proposed schedule for the remainder of the U23 minor round is as follows:

Round 8 - Saturday 29 May

Old Scotch vs. Old Xaverians 1 Camberwell 9:20am

St Bernards vs. Old Xaverians 2 Walter Street Reserve 12:00pm

Round 9 - Saturday 05 June

Old Xaverians 1 vs. Old Trinity Stradbroke Park   11:40am

St Kevins vs. Old Xaverians 2 Righetti Oval 2:00pm

Round 10 - Saturday 19 June

Old Xaverians 2 Bye

Old Geelong vs. Old Xaverians 1 Como Park   9:20am

Round 11 - Saturday 26 June

Old Xaverians 1 vs. Old Scotch Stradbroke Park   11:40am

University Blues vs. Old Xaverians 2 Crawford Oval   11:40am

Round 12 - Saturday 03 July

Old Scotch vs. Old Xaverians 2 Camberwell   9:20am

Old Xaverians 1 vs. St Kevins Stradbroke Park   11:40am

Round 13 - Saturday 17 July

Old Xaverians 1 vs. Old Geelong Stradbroke Park   11:40am

St Kevins vs. Old Xaverians 2 T H King Oval 2:00pm

Round 14 - Saturday 24 July

Old Xaverians 1 Bye

St Bernards vs. Old Xaverians 2 St Bernards College   11:40am

Round 15 - Saturday 31 July

Collegians vs. Old Xaverians 2 Harry Trott Oval   9:20am

St Kevins vs. Old Xaverians 1 Righetti Oval 2:00pm

Round 16 - Saturday 07 August

Old Xaverians 1 vs. Old Geelong Stradbroke Park   11:40am

University Blues vs. Old Xaverians 2 Crawford Oval   11:40am

Round 17 - Saturday 14 August

Old Trinity vs. Old Xaverians 2 Daley Oval 11:40am

Old Xaverians 1 Bye

Round 18 - Saturday 21 August

Old Geelong vs. Old Xaverians 2 Como Park   11:40am

St Kevins vs. Old Xaverians 1 Righetti Oval 2:00pm

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