PFC Newsletter 10, 2023

Newsletter 10 - June 9, 2023

WITH the 2023 season almost at the half-way mark, last Saturday’s trouncing at the hands of Old Peninsula was hardly the ideal way to head into this weekend’s bye.
The road trip to Old Peninsula has tripped up many a team and the Two Blues were the latest, conceding the first seven goals of the match.
After eight rounds, the Two Blues are fifth on the ladder with four wins - one game behind fourth placed UHS-VU.
By contrast, the Reserves continue to gain momentum winning again under playing coach Jack Matherson to rise to fifth on the ladder also with four wins.
No games this weekend as it is the King’s Birthday holiday.
Back at Lucas Reserve on Saturday week for just the third time this season to take on ladder leader Glen Eira.

Photos from PFC v Old Peninsula on Saturday, June 3 by Trevor Evans. 

Reserves: Marcus Grogan in full flight.

Reserves: Reserves players switched on for three quarter-time address.

OSBORNE ROOFTOP AND BAR AWARD ($50 Voucher) - Ben Galbraith
HAGENS ORGANICS ($50 Voucher) - Rory Brodie
STATE BANK PAST PLAYERS ($30 Coles/Myer Voucher) - James Musster

TRICKY WICKET - Tom Beddison

JOHN Toleman, a name synonymous with the athletics and football worlds, and a long time Prahran member and supporter, sadly passed away on Wednesday morning after a battle with cancer.
Toleman, 86, pictured above with Jack Morgans at one of many luncheons he attended at Prahran, had a wide circle of friends through his deeds as an athlete, coach and promoter.
He attended every Stawell Gift from 1954 up to last year and provided much needed lustre to the famous foot race by sponsoring such high profile winners as Madagascar’s flying Jean- Louis Ravelomanantsoa (1975), American Warren Edmonson (1977) and his great Scottish friend, George McNeill (1981).
He was the founder and promoter of the Sydney to Melbourne footrace in 1983, famously won by Colac potato farmer Cliff Young.
Toleman was a star on the track himself - a world two mile record holder and achieved the astonishing feat of winning the Federation Mile and Backmarkers Mile at Stawell 17 years apart in 1967 and then in 1984 at the age of 47.
The Sydney Swans this week paid tribute to a loyal clubman. Between 1976 and 1981, at the invitation of coach Ian Stewart, John occupied at various times the position of Chairman of Selectors, runner and head of fitness, an extraordinary portfolio of roles.

In the offseason, generally at Caulfield racetrack, he trained a number of the Swans greatest players of the era including Rick Quade, Graham Teasdale, John Murphy, Barry Round, Peter Bedford, Robert Dean and Len Thompson. In recent years John, known to his mates as Joey, was a regular at Jack Morgans Luncheons, usually with his great mate Des Tuddenham.
Condolences to Anne and family.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday June 14, 2.30 pm at St Mary’s Catholic Church, 208 Dandenong Road, St Kilda East with a wake to follow at the Mt Erica Hotel.

The requiem mass service will be webcast live via Tobin Brothers website.



PRAHRAN Boys and Girls both recorded wins last Sunday.
The boys continued their domination of the previous week with a 60 point win over Mordialloc-Braeside.
The first quarter was a battle of contested ball with Prahran kicking two quick goals from a dangerous looking Jack Handbury to open a nice buffer leading into the first break.

With a focus on winning the ground ball and hard running, the Two Blues managed to break away with four goals to one in the second term.
Our backs, led by Harry Williams, were too good all day and provided the run to set up most scoring opportunities via an imposing Manny Juricic who took some great marks across four quarters.
In a supreme team effort, many players had break out games and are improving each week as their confidence grows.
PRAHRAN 2-4 6-8 7-10 10-15 (75)
MORDIALLOC-BRAESIDE 0-0 1-1 1-2 2-3 (15)

Goals. Handbury 3, Juricic 2, Rourke, Stewart, Bottomely, Middendorp, Murray.
Best. Williams, Handbury, Juricic, Dixon, Middendorp, Beresford.


UNDER 18 Girls won a low scoring, top of the ladder battle to remain undefeated this season.
Although the game was ended pre-maturely, due to an unfortunate injury on the opposition, the PJFC Division 1 Girls should be commended on their positive attitude and team spirit as well as excellent football played throughout the match. 

Team Captains, Pia and Mietta led the charge and kept the pressure high on their previously undefeated competition as they endured muddy conditions at Como. 

PRAHRAN 1-2 1-3 1-4 1-4 (10)
BEAUMARIS 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 (1)

Prahran Junior Football Club

ST KILDA Village Accident Repair Centre is one of the Club’s longest term partners.

Located at 216 High Street, Windsor, managing owner Scott Adamson is a 2011 Prahran Assumption Premiership Player.

Addo has sponsored the Senior and Junior Clubs for more than a decade and we thank him and St Kilda Village Accident Repair Centre for their continuous support of our Clubs.

If you want the best results on panel repairs, then St Kilda Village has the right people for you. St Kilda Village covers areas St Kilda, South Yarra, Toorak, Malvern, Prahran, Windsor, Melbourne CBD and beyond.

EVENT: State Bank/Southbank Past Players Day Luncheon
DATE: Saturday, July 8
LOCATION: DW Lucas Reserve

EVENT: Club Ball
DATE: Saturday, July 22
LOCATION: Young Hearts, High Street Prahran

EVENT: Reverse Raffle
DATE: Sunday, August 20
LOCATION: The Osborne

EVENT: Jack Morgans Luncheon
DATE: Friday, September 8
LOCATION: The Osborne


Club relies heavily on our Memberships and Sponsorships - we will greatly appreciate whatever support you can provide - simply click on the following link and select how you would like to support.
  • Club Member - $60.00
  • SkyBlue Member - $100.00
  • Jack Morgans/Prahrantonians Member - $200.00
  • Player Sponsor - $400.00
  • Sponsors - Bronze, Silver and Gold all available. 
A sincere thanks to all our members and sponsors who have already renewed for 2023 - your support is greatly appreciated. 

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