As young men come to an AFL club, and cement their careers, they often become part of the club’s ‘family’, intertwined with its identity and story. So it was for Brad Green, a young Tasmanian who burst onto the scene in 2000, part of the excitement of a wonderful time. He grew into one of the great characters wearing red … Read More

Where Are They Now?

Since hanging up his boots in the AFL at the end of last season, Cameron Pedersen has been keeping himself occupied – to say the least. Still a member of the MFC P&PP&OA committee, Pedersen has left the suburbs with his wife Sarah and three daughters, and has headed to Phillip Island, where every day is full of activity. Not … Read More

Round One, 2019

Round One in the Harrison Room was a huge success for the MFC P&PP&OA, complete with past players and officials, family groups and friends, all set for a great day at the game. It was a fantastic atmosphere, with nearly 150 in the room, and much anticipation for the season ahead. As P&PP&OA Chairman Rod Grinter said in his pre-game … Read More


On Friday, 29 March 2019, a memorial service was held at the MCG (Members Dining Room, 2 pm) to pay tribute to the life of our past player and friend, Ian Thorogood. Glen Bartlett and Jackie Emmerton represented the Melbourne Football Club, while Rod Grinter, John Ahern and Lynda Carroll represented the MFC P&PP&OA. Past teammates of Ian’s were also … Read More


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