Secretary/Treasurer - JM Nichols (24.04 to 06.05), A. Hope (06.05-)
Committee - S. Woolley, RW Wardill, J. Campbell, J. Shiels, A. Hope, Shoosmith (from 06.05), B. Wardill (from 06.05)
Captains: Henry Harrison / S. Woolley

At the start of the season the club's assets were listed as two footballs but no money. JM Nichols was appointed secretary and treasurer in late April but resigned his posts two weeks later and was replaced by A. Hope.

The season represented the low point of the popularity of football. Participation at the Melbourne club was at its lowest point and the original St Kilda club folded.

The first scratch match of the season was played on Saturday 25 April. Further scratch matches were played on Saturday 16 May when St Kilda were unable to fulfil a scheduled match and again when they couldn't play on Saturday 23 May. A number of matches were cancelled throughout the year due to rain.

Matches against University for the Calendonian Cup were not completed until the third attempt after two draws. There were also a number of postponements, and a further scratch match was played on Saturday 15 August.


4 July Royal Park WIN2-0
11 July Emerald Hill DRAW0-0
18 July University WIN2-1
8 August University DRAW 0-0
12 September Geelong LOSS0-2


E. Amsinck, John Baker, F. Armytage, Jerry Bryant, Jack Conway, J. Dowling, Forrester, W. Greaves, Henry Harrison, F. Haynes, E. Jennings, W. Johnston, C. Kenworthy, J. McPherson, George Nichols, A. Norcott, M. Pender, J. Shiels, GJ Shoesmith, RM Smith, George Tait, B. Wardill, Richard Wardill, S. Woolley


Jerry Bryant 1, Jack Conway 1, George Nichols 1, George Tait 1

Some sources list Henry Harrison as the "Champion of the Colony" for 1863, but there is some disputes over whether this award actually existed.

The Argus - 18/04/1863
Bell's Life - 18/04/1863
The Argus - 25/04/1863
The Argus - 07/05/1863
The Argus - 16/05/1863
The Argus - 15/08/1863
"Origins of Australian Football: Volume 1" by Mark Pennings


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