FORMER IVIES STAR FEDE FREW TO PLAY IN AFLW

By Phil Skeggs

Ivanhoe Amateurs congratulates Ivies player Fede Frew on being selected to play for Essendon’s inaugural AFLW team next season. Fede is still a listed Ivanhoe player but due to VFLW commitments, doesn’t get to pull on the black and white these days.

The star onballer played 13 games for the Ivies, earning the coaches award in 2018.

She made it onto Essendon’s VFLW list in early 2019, becoming the first Ivies player to graduate to a major league team.

She is currently leading the goalkicking in the VFLW on 27 goals. With three rounds to go, Essendon’s VFLW team remain undefeated.

Good luck Fede in the finals and the next stage of your footy career.

To see what Essendon say about our star Fede (though they forgot to mention us!), click here!

Fede Frew in action for the Ivies in 2018. Photo – Alistair Knox

FAB 4 REACH 50

By Phil Skeggs

Ivanhoe Amateurs congratulates four of our finest on playing their 50th games for the club.

Gerrard Williams and Adam Pipakis played their 50th games in Round 4, while Fonda Kyriakos and Aaron Marks recorded their milestone games in Round 5.

Former Ivanhoe Junior Gerrard and Fonda played in Ivanhoe’s Under 19s together in 2018 – Fonda winning the Under’s 19s B&F.  

They have been regular seniors teammates since 2019. ‘Gezza’ Williams has developed into a solid  and mobile ruckman with a great leap who gives onballers like Fonda a consistent advantage at the stoppages.

It’s been a longer journey for Aaron, who began with the club in 2017 and has had injury setbacks, and ‘Pippa’, who was playing in 2015 when the Hoers reserves won the D2 premiership.

Both have found consistency after settling into their roles as senior D2 players last year.

Well done, and keep it going you fab four Hoers!

50 GAMES FOR IVIES LUCKY NUMBER 13

Ivanhoe Amateurs congratulates Ivies original Georgia Aanensen on playing her 50th game for the club in Round 4 (April 30).

Georgia has been a loyal and committed Ivies player since the opening season in 2017.

A versatile player, Georgia has lined up in most positions. She can play tall and take a good grab up forward and her athleticism ensures she gets to many contests and wins ball at ground level as well.

As a key defender last season when the Ivies made the Premier C finals, Georgia was a pillar of strength and a role model to younger teammates who enjoyed her calm and friendly demeanour.

Long may our lucky number 13 continue her commitment to the club – on and off the field.

THE REUNION – THANK YOU

A quick post to thank EVERYONE that attended The Reunion at Ivanhoe Park on Saturday night.  It was wonderful to see so many past players, coaches, volunteers and supporters enjoy each other’s company and reconnect again in our social rooms. With over 120+ past Ivanhoe AFC people in attendance, plus another 100 from our current Men’s and Women’s teams, the rooms were certainly pumping after a good win by the men’s senior team under lights.

A special mention to John Matthew who supported us in getting the word out in year 1 – thanks Matto!  We hope to make this an annual event and build the numbers of people who can attend year on year (I promise not to put it on a long weekend again next year 😊). #rookiepresident

As mentioned on the night we will have a few more events/opportunities later in the year that we would like to open up to all past Ivanhoe people:

* IAFC BIG DRAW – Saturday Night – 16th July – 7.30pm- 12.00am – Ivanhoe Park Social Rooms

* Life Member Dinner – Induction of new life members / Hall of Fame – Ivanhoe Park Social Rooms – Date TBA

And finally, a special thanks also to those people who joined the Black & Whites membership group and we hope to have many more jump on board in the coming weeks. Your financial support has never been more important to the future of our club in a post-covid environment and to our plans moving forward. For details on the various membership options for season 2022 please contact Rob Pearce on lrprint@i.net.au  or 0438 378 348

Full details of all Events, Memberships and Sponsorship opportunities to be posted here and on our Website in coming weeks.

Thanks again Pete Rawley and the IAFC committee.

#GoHoers #IAFC2022 #AlwaysIvanhoe

50 GAMES FOR IVIES GREAT FIONA TANSLEY

Ivanhoe Amateurs congratulates Fiona Tansley on becoming our first women’s player to clock up 50 games in Round 2 (April 9).

Fiona is a foundation member of the Ivies, joining the club in 2017.

She won the coaches award in her first season when she played in the ruck and as a forward.

Fiona developed a reputation as a fearless and courageous leader as captain in 2018 – the year the Ivies reached the Division 1 grand final.

She also took on the job as club secretary that year – a massive undertaking.

Fiona is one of several Ivies originals still playing for the club and we all appreciate her ongoing commitment despite injuries over the journey.

Congrats to our great number 8!

250 GAMES FOR ‘IRON FIST’ MAZZOCCA

Ivanhoe Amateurs salutes evergreen reserves utility Joe Mazzocca on his 250th game for the club in Round 1.

A ruckman in his school days, Joe played in the 1988 Herald Shield Collingwood zone final.

Joe joined ex-schoolmates at Ivanhoe Park in 1998 and has now become only the seventh player in the club’s history to reach the 250-game milestone.

He earned the nickname Iron Fist as a hard-working and disciplined defender who could be counted on to spoil in a one-on-one contest.

In recent years, this dedicated clubman and life member has regularly volunteered to help out on match days, whether it be running boundary, water, the scoreboard, or goal umpiring.

And whenever the ressies were struggling for numbers, Joe could be counted on to dust off his #69 jumper and run out the game.

Last season, he was the toast of the club after kicking only his second-ever goal for the Hoers.

And in Round 1 this season, Joe turned back the clock with a vintage performance, which included an early mark and nearly snagging his third-ever goal, earning him best-on ground.

Congratulations Joe. A great achievement for a fantastic Ivanhoe person.

– Phil Skeggs & Ross Toogood

VALE EUAN LOGAN – 1965 B&F, PREMIERSHIP PLAYER, and ALL-ROUND LEGEND

Ivanhoe’s 1965 best and fairest winner Euan Logan has died, aged 80.

‘Logie’ was a key member of Ivanhoe’s 1969 B grade premiership, playing at centre half back.

He also played in the club’s 1966 B grade grand final and was in the VAFA state team that beat Tasmania, South Australia, and Western Australia at the AAFC Carnival in Adelaide in 1964.

Logie was a club life member and regularly attended past player functions with former teammates.

He passed away on March 19. A funeral will be held at Le Pine, 741 High St, East Kew, on Friday April 1, at 2.30pm.

Club legend Don Blackwood has penned a moving tribute (below) to his teammate Logie Bear, whose exploits “will live forever in the annals of the IAFC”.

THE LOGIE BEAR

by Don Blackwood

We hear of Shane Warne and Rodney Marsh – almost mystical creatures in their sporting worlds.

We hear of other figures walking the international stage larger than life, but sometimes making a mess of things. We now are all trying to reconnect after a harrowing couple of years.

But what must not be forgotten is other people closer to home and closer to our hearts and souls. At the local community level, we have these grandiose figures; ones who can make you laugh and cry; interested in other people and prepared to self deprecate at the expense of themselves in favour of others.

Euan Logan was one of those characters.

We’ll miss him terribly at Hoe Park, but his legendary exploits will live forever in the annals of the IAFC.

I can still see him and his other antics: they will be etched into my memory for as long as I shall live. Others will join me.

1 “Why So” winning at Mornington

2 One arm fiddler rendition at the Kew receptions centre

3 Grand Final Relaxa tabs to calm you down. No.

And there was the footy. Logie was a tall, bustling CHB who had a giant leap and was a prodigious kick. No rest for the opposition CHF. He was a key figure in the club’s ’69 flag.

Logie represented Victoria in the amateurs.

But beyond this, was his generosity to all of us. Not just the handouts of caps, books and other marketeers’ worldly possessions, but his gifts to us as a person. No bullshit stuff, talking around corners or being someone you are not.

No, you got the real Euan McCoy Logan.

And people – other opposition players – still talk about Logie’s climb on their back or the talk out of the side of the mouth to back “No 4, Race 2 – a red hot certainty”. “Put your house on it,” Logie would say. And we did. We’re here to still talk about it: sadly Logie is not.

One of the IAFC’s favourite sons is lost forever, but his name remains squarely on the B&F and life members’ board.

To Betty, Fi, Tino and other family members, please remember always the fine Logie days.

The IAFC is mighty proud of one of their favourite sons – a key figure in their glory days of the late 60s.

Logie was one of our best. One of our fairest in all ways. And his life will always be remembered by all of us – together.

He was a team player and we’ll miss him.

RIP Logie: you deserve it.

DUO BRING X-FACTOR TO DEVELOPMENT SQUAD

By Phil Skeggs

Ivanhoe Amateurs is pleased to announce the appointment of Karl Kaldawi and Jacob Healy as co-coaches of the reserves this season. The duo bring a wealth of experience to the men’s development squad.

Kaldawi joined the club from Old Xaverians in 2015 and was a key member of our D2 reserves premiership team that year. He has played four seasons for the Hoers, mainly in the seniors as a key forward with safe hands and a reliable conversion rate. Kaldawi’s biggest haul was 10 goals in the ressies against Whitefriars in Round 17, 2016. He earned the John Miles award for best clubman at season’s end after helping to organise a highly successful club ball and was second in the reserves B&F last year.  While his career as a video journalist and content creator has taken priority in recent years, Kaldawi still enjoyed a memorable day out on his birthday in Round 5 last year, topscoring with six goals in a tight win over Manningham Cobras ressies.

Jacob Healy was among a cohort of close mates who were there to cheer them home. Healy, also an ex-Xaverian, came to Ivanhoe Park to play with his mates in 2017-18. He quickly established himself in the reserves forward line and played alongside Kaldawi in the 2017 D1 semi-final.

Club president Peter Rawley, who coached the reserves in 2017, said the committee was “absolutely thrilled” to have the quality pair overseeing our development squad.

“We have every confidence that our players are in great hands to improve their footy and enjoy season 2022,” he said.

Healy, an admin manager at financial services company IOOF, said he had missed local footy during the pandemic and was “pumped” to be back at Ivanhoe alongside Kaldawi.

“I am really excited to be back involved with Ivanhoe. The club is heading in the right direction and it will be great to coach alongside Karl, who is one of my great mates,” he said.

Kaldawi echoed those sentiments, saying his goal was to help develop new and current players and play in another premiership before he hangs up the boots.

“If there is one thing we want the boys to know, it is that we are playing for a premiership and we have that mentality going into every game,” he said. “There is nothing but positive energy towards this season.”

* Pre-season training continues on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7pm until further notice.

VIV EARNS A ROOKIE SPOT AT COLLINGWOOD

By Phil Skeggs

Ivanhoe Amateurs young gun Vivian Blackmore-Moore has made it onto Collingwood’s VFL list as a development player. Ivanhoe’s 2019 best and fairest winner was given the good news by senior coach Ash Close at training last night (Feb.16). Blackmore-Moore, 22, a skilled and elusive midfielder with pace to burn, was invited to train with the Magpies last November.

Close, a development coach at Collingwood, said Blackmore-Moore had earned the chance to play at elite level.

“Viv has really extended himself and got out of his comfort zone. It’s great to see him get some recognition for the hard work and I look forward to seeing what he does with this great opportunity,” said Close.

Blackmore-Moore said Collingwood training was 10 times more intense compared to Ivanhoe so far.

“But being exposed to it is really good. I will be raring to go in Round 1,” he said.

The Magpies have opted to use him in a forward pocket while he works on his strength and conditioning. He said the knowledge being imparted by development coaches Close and Neville Jetta and VFL head coach Craig Black was invaluable. And he has the added bonus of playing alongside Collingwood’s midfield coach Scott Selwood at Ivanhoe this season. “No matter where I play I will be looked after,” he said.

“If a spot comes up (at Collingwood VFL) in a position I haven’t played in before I am more than willing to give it a crack.”

Ivanhoe president Peter Rawley said the club was “super proud” of Blackmore-Moore, who has been  a rising star at Ivanhoe since his junior days.

He played representative football for the Yarra Junior League in Colts. He was co-captain of the under 19s in 2018 when he made his senior debut against Ormond in 2018. He was also one of the youngest-ever winners of the club’s men’s best-and-fairest award in his first full season of seniors in 2019, when he was also named on the wing in the VAFA’s D2 Team of the Year.

LLOYD WILLIAMS

Collingwood Forever archivist Michael Roberts has penned a very good read about Lloyd Williams, who starred at CHB in our 1956 A grade premiership.

It is one of many updated player bios on their website. Other Ivanhoe legends who played for the Magpies and have updated bios include the Collier brothers, Jack Hamilton and Andrew Ireland.

Well worth a look. Here is the weblink:

https://forever.collingwoodfc.com.au/players/lloyd-williams/