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OUR STORY

Oakleigh Amateur Football Club came together on November 21st 1991 as an amalgamation of the Oakleigh Sacred Heart and Emmanuel Football Clubs. Born in difficult times, the newly formed Krushers had a mixed start in life. Hard decisions had to be made by both clubs about how best to navigate the turmoil in the early 1990’s surrounding the breakup of the Eastern Suburban Churches Football Association (ESCFA) and its joint venture with the Southern Football League. 
In 1992, the last ESCFA season, the Krushers developed a Under 19s in competing in the VAFA for the one season and the Seniors joined in 1993 in F2 section and instantly became a competitive team, winning the premiership that year. The reserves won the premiership the following season, with the seniors being grand finalists. The following seasons were static whilst the senior side rebuilt through the late 90's - eventually earning premiership honours in 1999.
Season 2000 saw a depletion of players - catapulting the ever-experienced senior coach Chris Moore, and long-time President Barry Alexander, to resurrect the Under 19’s in 2001. The 19’s were competitive throughout the 2000’s, however it was the emergence of talented players from the side into the senior team which allowed them to take victory in seasons 2004, 2006, and 2007. The club was promptly promoted through the grades - competing in the Premier B League through 2010 to 2012.
After seasons 2013 to 2015 were spent in Premier C, the Seniors were relegated to Section D, in which they remained competitive. Meanwhile, the Under 19’s remained strong - taking out the 2010 and 2013 premierships. The Under 18’s also winning the premiership in 2009 and 2012. Between 2007 and 2012, as to accomodate for the abundance of players, a Thirds/Club XVIII team was formed to safeguard the future of the club.
At the close of 2016, the committee decided that, in order to maintain the existence of the club, they would need to submit an application for a women's team in the newly-formed VAFA Women's League.
Alongside the Seniors, the Women’s team remained competitive in the latter years of the 2010’s. And, with the introduction of an undefeated Men's Veterans team compiled of club legends in 2021, there's no doubt that the Krushers will remain a threat in the years to come.