In 2017, the first Old Haileybury Women’s Football team was founded. Danny "Spud" Frawley and his two daughters Chelsea and Danielle took it upon themselves to approach the club and field the first ever OHA women’s team. Using only social media and word of mouth, information sessions were offered over a four-week period and the team was quickly founded. Spud Frawley took the women’s team to the finals series in their first year, losing out to Beaumaris in the first final. In only their second season, the women’s team came from behind in an extraordinary performance to win the 2018 Premiership Flag. In 2019, the team went from strength to strength, fine tuning skills, developing style and becoming a destination club for women wanting to play footy in the Bayside region.
Women's 2018 Premiers
Women's 2017 Team
Women's 2018 Semi Final
Women's 2018 Div 1 Winners
Whether you were a premiership player for the women’s team or a trainer at the club, Spud had time for you.
Spud Frawley was a fearless leader on the field during his playing days, but off the field during his later life he became a fierce advocate for Women’s Sport. Although Danny’s legacy transends Old Haileybury, the impact he had on it in three short years was immense. He helped educate our players on the importance of mateship, loyalty, respect and competitiveness which not only shaped who we are on the field, but off the field too. Because of his leadership, the club was a place where everyone felt safe, supported and loved. This has shaped who we are as a team. We are a group of sisters who look out for each other, on and off the field and we thank him for being the common thread that binds us all.
We voted, and as a team, our number one objective for football is to have fun!
Our secondary objective is to develop our skills. As such, the 2021 Hearts Football Program includes the following development opportunities, at no extra cost to players
At OHAFC, we believe that integrating Women’s football into the club needs to be structured and deliberate. As we embark on our fourth playing year at the Hearts, we are creating a three year plan which ensures true equality for Women in Football in areas where we can control. Some initiatives we are undertaking to ensure this are: