Prahran Football Club

Prahran Football Club (Prahran Footy Club, PFC, PAFC and PFSC) is an Australian rules football club based at Toorak Park in Orrong Road between High Street & Malvern Road, Armadale, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. In 2007, the club competes in D1 Section of the Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA). The team name is the Prahran Two Blues, and the team uniform has been royal blue and sky blue since the club formed in 1886.

Teams

Prahran fields Senior, Reserves, Club XVIII and junior teams. The senior team was coached in 2006 by Leigh Stafford, who resigned from the coaching role at the end of the season.In 2007 the new coach is Paul Greenham, who has played for Richmond, Port Melbourne & St Kevins.

Its sister team is the [http://eteamz.active.com/deakindevilsprahran/index.cfm Deakin Devils] - a Division 1 Victorian Women's Football League (VWFL) team.

Famous players

*Jim Stynes - won a Brownlow Medal and went on to set an Australian Football League record for most consecutive games (244) for Melbourne Football Club
*Graeme Yeats - went on to play 182 games for Melbourne Football Club
*Wayne Johnston - went on to play in four Premierships for Carlton Football Club
*Ross Thornton - played for Fitzroy Football Club
*Harold Bray - finished in the top three in the Brownlow Medal three times
*Andre Pitts played his 350th game for the club in 2007
*Tony Free - player-coach in 2001 and 2002 after retiring from an illustrious career with the Richmond Football Club including being Captain of the Tigers.
*Kevin Sheedy - former coach of Essendon Football Club and former Richmond player, began his football career with Prahran.
*Sam Kekovich - North Melbourne Premiership player and well known football identity.

History

The club played in the Victorian Football Association (now known as the Victorian Football League)in 1886-7 and from 1899 until 1994, when it withdrew from the competition and temporarily went into recess. The club merged with Southbank Amateur Football Club in 1999 and joined the VAFA under the stewardship of Herald Sun racing writer Tim Habel, with profits derived from the Prahran Tabaret - a gambling bar it owns and operates in Chapel Street, Prahran. Also in 1999 the club re-established its junior arm. Commencing with just two junior teams, the club now has eight junior teams and has formed a joint Under 19 team with Caulfield Football Club.

External links

* [http://www.prahranfootball.org.au www.prahranfootball.org.au]


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