PFC Newsletter 7, 2024

Newsletter 7, 2024 - 17/05/2024


SATURDAY's Prahran v University High School-Victoria University (UHS-VU) clash can be billed as the first heavyweight contest of the VAFA Division 1 season.

It's second-placed Prahran v ladder leader, undefeated UHS-VU, and a clash of the two best defences in the competition.

Prahran has conceded 218 points in five games, an average of 7.2 goals, marginally superior to UHS-VU on 237 points conceded.

So, based on those stats, this match has all the hallmarks of being a close, low-scoring contest. The last time these teams met was on the first semi-final day last year when the Two Blues were overrun after holding a handy half-time lead.

With UHS-VU on their home deck, this promises to be a supreme test for a Two Blues team eager to atone for last year's fadeout.

Last Saturday, Prahran produced a stunning first quarter of 9-2 and held Preston Bullants scoreless before coasting home to a 70-point win.

Our players wore pink socks last Saturday to promote awareness for Breast Cancer Network Australia's Pink Sports Day. Thank you to those who donated.

Shaun Chapman poised to deliver. 

Jon Simonetta gets his kick away under pressure.

Matt Clifford marks. 


Dom Hughes-Churchett kicks forward. 

Michael Woods in action.

Singing the song. 

Photos by Trevor Evans.


JAYDEN Williams’ transformation from a slightly built, speedy wingman to the premier full-back in VAFA
Division 1 has been truly remarkable, and we congratulate him on achieving his 100th senior game milestone against UHS-VU this Saturday.

Jayden, 28, began his career with the Two Blues in 2014 as a 17-year-old fresh out of Assumption College. In fact, he’s the last of the Assumption players from the 2011 partnership still at the Club.

In those days, he was a dashing wingman, mainly playing in the Reserves and notching a premiership in that first season. He was also a member of the 2017 Reserves premiership team.

Gradually, Jayden’s game began to evolve as he matured physically, and right now, he is the cornerstone of statistically the most miserly defence in Division 1.

While Williams has the basic defensive skills, it is his attacking flair and prodigious kicking that sets him apart and starts many a Two Blues forward move.

Osborne Rooftop and Bar Award: Max Milward
Hagan's Meats: Joel Hume
State Bank/Southbank Past Players: Luke Kerr

Tricky Wicket Malvern: Niall O'Sullivan
Toscano's: Dom Hughes-Churchett
Grill'd Windsor: Declan Marrows


 Toorak Park Redevelopment continues to progress at pace, with the upstairs slab having been recently laid - see below for some photos taken during a site tour on Wednesday 8 May 2024.

View of the south west external stairwell to upper level function room and grandstand seating. 

View from the boardroom back towards the upstairs function room. 

View of the north external stairwell to upper level function room and grandstand seating. 

External view of lower level (change rooms, canteen, public toilets) with view of upper level timekeepers/scorers room. 

View of upper level function room looking north east.

View from upper level function room.

We will continue to provide you with updates. For more information and images of the Toorak Park/Victory Square Masterplan, click here. 


THANK you to all those who have already donated to our BCNA Pink Sports Day Fundraiser. Donations are still open and you can donate online by clicking the link below. 

VAFA have registered a league fundraising event to help support the 20,000 Australians that will be diagnosed with breast cancer, this year alone.

We know that we can all show amazing support to the families in our community affected by breast cancer, whilst continuing to create awareness and hit this target together. 

Please join our fundraising efforts by donating what you can on our Prahran Football Club "BCNA Pink Sports Day" online donation page.

Click Here to Donate


Freshly promoted to Division One, the Prahran Under-18 boys came ready for a battle and that’s exactly what we got. 

Coming up against Bentleigh, who knocked off the reigning premiers the week prior, the pressure was hot early, and it was clear that our boys were up for the fight. 

The engine room in the mid-field was on top early, but our connection inside our forward 50 was marginally off, as Bentleigh were able to slingshot from one end of the ground to the other and took an eight-point lead into the first break. 

The back six (lead by Vice-Captain Xavier Winnett) were rock solid in defence and brilliant on the counter attack all day. The arm wrestle continued, and the lead kept changing with the margin never exceeding 10 points either way. 

The three-quarter time deficit of eight points was a challenge that the Two Blues looked at and said, “Bring it on”. 

An early goal put the Two Blues in front but unfortunately, the larger bench and Division One experience of Bentleigh allowed them to rally for one last push and get over the line by 11 points.  

Xavier Winnett, Zac Wood, and Nick Phimister were the award winners, with special mention to Gus Vile, Josh Brown, and Alfie Kidman but this was a true team effort. 

Whilst we didn’t get the four points; we are clear on one thing. The Two Blues belong in Division One. 

This week on Sunday Prahran play St Bede’s Mentone at 3.05 pm at Como Park. 

PRAHRAN: 1-2 2-6 4-6 5-11 (41) 
BENTLEIGH: 2-4 3-4 5-8 7-10 (52) 

Goals: Otto Langtry-Kierce 2, Xavier Winnett, Digby Shevlin, Fergus Vile 1. 
Best: Xavier Winnett, Zac Wood, Nick Phimister.


Making eight changes to our side this week due to rep team girls unavailability as well as a couple of injuries, we knew it was going to be a tough day ahead. 

Back home (Como Park) we were greeted with another sunny excellent day.  

Getting off to another fast start with a lot of pressure around the ball, Prahran kicked four goals to two in the first quarter and set up a 12 point lead going into the break. The second quarter was much of the same to start with until we kicked the last three goals of the half and kept St Kilda City scoreless. 

The second half was again a tough fought battle between the two teams but with excellent performances from most of our team we held St Kilda City scoreless after quarter time and played most of the game in our Forward 50.  

I was very proud of the performance the girls gave throughout the game and it’s a credit to how they have played over the first five rounds to be 5-0. 

On Sunday we play last year’s premiers Beaumaris at 2:30pm at Banksia Reserve. 

PRAHRAN 4-0 7-5 7-7 9-9 (63) 
St Kilda City 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 (12) 

Goals: Ignjic 2, Newtown-Brown 2, Bosci , Coventry , Emery , Hoban , Williams 1. 
Best: Lily Wallace, Harriet Kogler, Chloe Williams, Skye Emery, Violet Newton-Brown, Hannah Dowling.



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