The Melbourne Football Club has many great names; many who are remembered for feats of endurance and commitment. One of those who formed part of the fabric of the 1950s and early 1960s was Ian Thorogood. A Melbourne High School recruit, his solidity and determination saw him labelled from his early days as ‘a halfback flanker of considerable ability.’ On … Read More


IN THE MAIL NOW – YOUR SOCIAL CALENDAR FOR 2019 One for the fridge door – we’re helping you to keep track of what’s going on with Association activities in 2019. Click on Upcoming Events for the most up to date information, and don’t forget: Always book in early, and use the link/booking information contained in direct emails. If you’re … Read More


In just a few weeks, it starts again: the AFL is back in action. You can join us in Round One, when we take on Port Adelaide at the MCG. (See your email for the recent flyer as per below, and don’t forget to book in!)   ROUND ONE – FAMILY & FRIENDS MATCH DAY FUNCTION MELBOURNE VS PORT ADELAIDE … Read More


It was with great sadness and many memories that all at the Melbourne Football Club heard of the recent death of Alan Gardner. A dedicated servant of the Club, and well known to all in his long term role as property steward, Gardner was made an MFC Life Member in 2002, alongside David Neitz and recruiting guru Don Baron. We offer our most … Read More


The 2018 MFC AGM was rounded off on a brilliant red and blue note, with Life Membership of the Melbourne Football Club being awarded to three very special characters in the MFC story. We recognise and congratulate: John Stanaway – long time trainer, MFC P&PP&OA Committee Member, stalwart servant of the MFC community Neville Jetta – now standing as second longest serving … Read More

Rod Grinter’s Annual Catch Up (ACU)

Rod Grinter’s Annual Catch Up (ACU) has become a regular feature of the past player calendar. With 40 in attendance, a wonderful evening was enjoyed by all.  THE ACU The 16th Balls Grinter’s ACU (Annual Catch Up), held at Middle Park Bowls club on Friday 7 December, was enjoyed by the regular 20 to 25 past players on a very … Read More


First, to our sponsors for 2018 – the Melbourne Football Club, MFC Coterie, Dan Rogers (Rogers & Co Foods) – thank you all for your contribution to our Association during 2018. On a very sad note, l would like to pass on my condolences to the Sylvia family on the tragic passing of Colin Sylvia. Colin, who was a Life … Read More


The entire MFC P&PP&OA community was saddened to hear of the recent passing of Colin Sylvia. A red and blue favourite throughout his 157 games wearing No. 12 between 2004 and 2013, followed by a further season at Fremantle in 2014, Sylvia excelled in the game from a young age. He made his senior debut with Merbein when aged just … Read More

From the Chairman

We are delighted to be able to share our new, updated website with you. Communication with our members is vital, and this is one of our main platforms to keep in touch with you. Through this, we can share news and event information, as well as provide updates regarding welfare and our work with external parties. You can keep in … Read More