A massive Saturday coming up as we host Officer/ROC for the first time.
Why the complicated visitors' name ?
The football cub is known as "Officer" but the netball club still uses the old merged name of Rythdale-Officer-Cardinia.
The U/19s open the action at 8.50 while the U/17 netball starts at 10.30.
Our women footballers will play Pakenham at 10.30 as well.
The latest OFC weekly or monthly news appears in the Bloodlines newsletter which you'll find at the bottom of this page ( in PDF form).
The newsletters are also archived in "Past News" which you can select from the drop down menu.
Check the 2022 Fixture- click on Game Day
OFC can confirm that 1958 junior Premiership player Ron Dodd has passed away.
Ron was the uncle of Life Member and former President Chris Hill.
We extend our condolences to the Dodd family, one of the orginal Dandenong Ranges pioneering families.
VALE GEORGE HIGGS
Our thoughts are with the family of George Higgs who passed away in Queensland recently at the age of 96.
George played with the Mighty Bloods between 1949 and 1960 after moving to the township when and wife Jean purchased the General Store.
The store passed through the Hill and Robinson families before becoming the well known Ranges Cafe.
George was regarded as a colourful character during a time when there was great community spirit. Local dances and town fairs were a regular fixture in Olinda because transport was less readily available than it is these days.
George also served on the Committee for a number of years.
After George retired, at the age of 39, he and Jean moved to Reservoir before later retiring to Queensland.
However he never forgot his time with The Bloods and remained in contact through the decades.
We used our "Isolation Time" to update our website and continue to work on two areas-
To check our work click on Club History and then follow the drop down boxes.
In particular we have traced our Timeline back to 1902 ( the One Tree Hill Football Club).
There are PDFs at the bottom of most pages which contain further information and, in some cases, original newspaper articles.
We still have to complete some work on a couple of football premierships and many of the netball flags.
If you have any pics or information related to any of the above topics we would appreciate an opportunity to add it to this week site.
Please contact Rick on email@example.com.
Bell Olinda have a great community initiative underway with free trailer hire to club members.
Speak to Elliot Bell about borrowing the trailer- and PLEASE speak to Elliot if you- or someone you know- is selling a house or just needs an appraisal- 0427 099 880.
And don't forget the Dandenong Ranges Community Bank ( Bendigo Bank at Upwey) are continuing to provide us with financial incentives when an OFCFNC member does business there.
We recently earned $500 thanks to an anonymous member !