St John’s Old Boys’ Football Club was formed in 1980 and competed in the VAFA (Victorian Amateur Football Association) with the St John’s College oval as the home ground. The very first game was against Peninsula Grammar and the team competed in the College colours of brown and gold with the eagle worn on the chest.
When the College oval required significant upgrade works in 1982, the team shifted its home base to Power Road Doveton and the club changed its name to Doveton Amateurs St John’s Old Collegians.
In 1988 the club had some success with a reserves premiership and the senior side runners-up. At the conclusion of the 1990 season St John’s Old Collegians Football Club and Doveton formed separate teams, with the Old Collegians remaining in the VAFA.
The new St John’s Old Collegians Football Club was formed in 1991 and has since that time competed in the VAFA (Victorian Amateur Football Association) at Thomas Carroll Reserve.
For more information on the St John’s Old Collegian’s go to www.stjohnsocfc.com.au.