PFC Newsletter 22

Newsletter 22, September 15, 2023



ANOTHER highly successful afternoon at the Osborne Rooftop & Bar last Friday as Prahran past players, officials and supporters enjoyed a convivial occasion on the ninth Jack Morgans Luncheon.

Our MC, Sam Kekovich, was as entertaining as ever interviewing some of the club’s premiership greats including Bryan Kenneally and Dick Culpin on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the 1973 VFA premiership.
Special Thanks for the Major Auction Award Donations
Again, we offer a very special and sincere thanks to The Lancemore Group and Volvo Cars Melbourne (Rob Barber) for providing the Major Auction Item at the Jack Morgans’ Lunch.

We also congratulate and sincerely thank former Prahran player, long time supporter and sponsor Peter Warburton (B.E. Products - specialising in steam produced Distilled Water since 1920 - for his generous purchase of the following "Experience" which he can look forward to enjoying:  

  • A gift certificate for one night Accommodation and Breakfast at our beautiful Lancemore Lindenderry Red Hill
  • The use of the all new Volvo XC90 Hybrid for the weekend that the Lancemore is booked, and
  • A bottle of French Champagne, Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut

MC Sam Kekovich and Osborne's Simon Lennox addressing patrons.



INVITES applicants for the positions of Senior, Reserves and Thirds coaches for the 2024 season.

Prahran Football Club (PFC) fields teams in Division 1 of the Victorian Amateur Football Association and was a finalist in season 2023 with 13 wins in the home and away season.

PFC is temporarily located at the excellent D.W Lucas Reserve, East Malvern for season 2024 but will return to the newly renovated Toorak Park facility in Armadale for the 2025 season.

We seek the services of enthusiastic individuals with a professional attitude, excellent leadership/development skills and a strong understanding of the modern game.

The successful applicants will require excellent communication skills and be prepared to commit plenty of time and energy to the role. 

Please provide your application outlining your football coaching credentials and your ideas for developing PFC to Kevin Matherson.
0418 338467





PREMIERS and champions is the much deserved accolade for Prahran Under 18s in Division 3 South Metro Junior Football League after their comprehensive grand final win last Sunday at Hurlingham Park.

The Two Blues were fielding an Under 18 team for the first time since the Juniors reformed in 1999 and went through the season undefeated so this was a momentous occasion.

It was a tough opening from the first bounce with East Sandringham throwing everything at the Prahran boys and opening a seven point lead at quarter time.
A few key changes that included Otto Langtry-Kierce into the midfield helped get to the boys back in the game allowing Prahran to get their running game going.

Despite inaccurate kicking for goal the Two Blues held a 15 point lead at half-time. The boys came out and continued to put their stamp on the game allowing the hard work done in pre-season shine through. In the end the young Two Blues were simply too fit and strong and secured a 79 point victory.
Marcus Middendorp was judged best afield.

It was a significant day for the club as coach Ed Macdonald first played as a junior in 1999 winning the Under 12s Best and Fairest. Ed has a unique record in latter day club history as he was a member of the Juniors first premiership team after being reformed, as being a member of the Under 15s flag winners in the South Yarra Junior Football League in 2002.

He went on to play 114 senior games, was a premiership player in 2011 and awarded life membership in 2017.

PRAHRAN 0-5 5-11 10-14 16-17 (107)
EAST SANDRINGHAM 2-0 4-2 4-3 4-4 (28)

Happy Winners Celebrating.

Coach, Ed Macdonald and Captain, Jake McPhee with the Premiership Cup.


THE moment was set: a stunning Sunday morning in Hampton and no fewer than 28 excited Prahran girls hoping to add an U18 Div 1 premiership to their achievement. 

The prematch music was blaring on the boom box, blues ribbons in hair and faces painted. Laughing, high fiving and excitement. This is the beauty of girls footy - a game that is less than ten years old.

The coaches spoke about moments. Heath Shaw in 2010, Tom Boyd 2016, Dom Sheed 2018, Daisy Pearce 2022. We needed to own our moments.

The two blues started strong: kicking the first two goals of that match. Beauy replied with two of their own before the break. At halftime, Prahran had edged ahead by a goal and were hoping to come out strong in the third and cement the game. Alas, Beauy had a dominant third and Prahran went into the final change needing 3 goals to win it.

The 4th quarter was an epic. The ball entered Beauys half only once during the term - so it was up to Prahran to score through the congestion to “ice” the game. Two goals and two out on the fulls left 4 minutes on the clock, 5 points on the scoreboard and therefore one last goal required for the premiership flag. The ball bounced around in the far pocket, the flank, the square and back out again. Prahran peppered the goals as Beaumaris managed the clock.

The unforgiving siren blew and the Two Blues hadn’t done quite enough to get it done.

As the teams marshalled to announce Beaumaris premiers, the Prahran girls stood arm in arm, celebrating their season. Whilst there wouldn’t be silverware this year, they had created a group of lifeline friends and the blueprint for 2024 success.

Goals: Hoban (3), McKay (2)
Best and Fairest: Kogler
Runner Up: P.Juricic
2nd Runner Up: Williams
Coaches Award: Seymour

Prahran Junior Football Club