1970s Henley High Old Scholars
Henley Districts & Old Scholars Football Club
The Henley High Old Scholars Association was formed in 1970 within the Henley High School, and by 1974 were organizing competitive district teams in the amateur football league (SAAFL) as well as facilitating cricket, netball, basketball and volleyball teams.
The football club’s first coach was Ralph Hillman who taught at the school for 10 years and coached West Adelaide juniors.
The team nicknamed as the Vikings were based at Henley High School and played as a separate club to the Henley Football club at the time.
It submitted its first football team to the South Australian Amateur Football League in 1974 and played in the A5 division. With a premiership and a grand final appearance in successive seasons, the Old Scholars were playing in A3 by 1976. In its 2 seasons within A3, it finished 3rd in both seasons just missing out on promotion to the A2 division.
Premierships won in the Henley High Old Scholars existence were the A5 and A5 reserves in 1974, the A4 reserves in 1975 and the A8s C-Grade in 1976.
One of Henley High Old Scholars champion players was Graham McNeill who won the A5 league medal in 1974 and the A3 medal in 1976.
The Club amalgamated with the A1’s Henley Eagles to form the Henley District & Old Scholars Football Club in 1978.
Many of the Vikings players are still involved at the Henley Sharks Football Club today supporting our teams through coaching and general club duties.
Henley High AFL Draftees
Henley High SANFL Footballers
Best & Fairest
South Australian Amateur Football League
Henley High Old Scholar - Premierships
1976 A8 C-Grade Premiership Team
1977 Preliminary Final Team - A Grade vs Kilburn