New Town Cricket Ground
Old Scholars Football Association (OSFA) since 1987
Blue, green and gold
Public School Old Boys Football Association (PSOBFA) - 1933 (1 total); Southern Tasmanian Amateur Football Association (STAFA) - 1947 (1 total); Tasmanian Amateur Football League Southern Division (TAFLSD) - 1950-1-2, 1954 (4 total); TAFL State Championship (Conder Shield) - 1951 (1 total); OSFA - 1996, 1998, 2001 (3 total)
404 by Ben Jones and Kevin Patmore
Originally known as Old Virgilians, the club was formed in 1927, and first took part in organised competition the following year. Between 1928 and 1931 the club competed in the West Hobart Football Association. It then became a founder member of the Public School Old Boys Football Association, reaching the grand final in its debut season, but losing to Hutchins by 41 points. The following year it won its first ever premiership with a 13.14 (92) to 13.13 (91) grand final defeat of Friends.\n\nThe first decade after world war two was a highly successful period for Old Virgilians which, in the nine seasons between 1946 and 1954, contested seven grand finals for five wins. In 1951 the club also won its only state title after downing northern premier Old Launcestonians by 10 points in a high scoring game.\n\nAfter overcoming Friends in the 1954 grand final Saint Virgil’s would have to wait more than four decades to again experience premiership success. By that time the entire football landscape had altered dramatically, and the amateur game in Tasmania had all but died. Saint Virgil’s reached a grand final - the club’s first at senior level for twenty-nine years - in 1994, but lost by 10 points to DOSA. Two years later the side claimed that long overdue flag with a 16.19 (115) to 7.5 (47) grand final trouncing of Old Hobartians.\n\nSince 1996 Saint Virgil’s has won two more senior grade premierships, at the expense of DOSA in 1998, and Hutchins two years later.
John Devaney - Full Points Publications