Newsletter 9, June 2, 2023

Newsletter 9 - June 2, 2023

ROAD trips are rare in VAFA Division 1 but the journey down the highway to take on Old Peninsula is the challenge facing Prahran this Saturday.
It usually comes down to the right mental approach to topple the Pirates on their own patch in invariably wet conditions.
Last year was a dour battle before the Two Blues prevailed by 17 points in testing conditions.
The Pirates are also last start winners, so despite a forecast for somewhat kinder weather than last year, given our growing injury list another tight contest can be expected.
Last Saturday’s two point triumph over Kew signalled the Two Blues as a legitimate finals contender yet they still sit just outside the four on percentage so the wins need to keep coming.
By a quirk of this season’s draw, Prahran plays six of its first eight games away which means a more friendly fixture in the back half of the season which starts after the King’s Birthday holiday VAFA bye next week.

Photos from PFC v Kew on Saturday, May 29 by Trevor Evans. 

Seniors: The joy of winning - in the rooms post match.

Seniors: Co-Captain Rory Brodie was tireless and dominant in the ruck.

Seniors: Mackenzie Mayne marks strongly.

Seniors: Co-Captain, James Musster, gets a hand pass away. 

Reserves: John Panagiataros kicks forward.

Reserves: Jack Noonan lays a strong tackle. 

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

TOSCANOS HAWKSBURN - John Panagiotaros
GRILL'D WINDSOR - Hayden Taylor

BELATED though it may have been but Beau Adams was finally presented with his Life Membership medallion post match by President Fab Maya after the UHS-VU game.
Beau, who has played 154 games for the Two Blues, all at senior level, was awarded Life Membership at last November’s Annual General Meeting but for a variety of reasons was not presented with his medallion until then.

WELCOME  to Ella, Lizzie and Cam (left to right, pictured above), Kinesiology Students from James Madison University, in Virginia.
Our head trainer, Rachael Wiseman reports the trio are here for two months with the International Students Abroad (ISA) internship program. This is our second year having ISA interns at the club.
We are very excited to have them here, please make them feel welcome.

Photo by Trevor Evans



 behalf of the PJFC community, we would like to say a massive thank you to the PJFC Fundraising Gala Committee; Susannah Van der Venne, Carrie Gourlay, Deb Lawson, Mary Jesudason, Jo Harris and Charlotte Harrison for all the work they put into our wonderful gala dinner last Thursday.

It was a great night, enjoyed by all in attendance. We raised well over $30,000 and still counting!


PRAHRAN  bounced back from a forfeit the previous week to record a thumping 114 point win over St Paul’s in their first home game of the season at Como on Sunday.
The undermanned St Paul’s were kept goalless against a Two Blues team, regraded down to Division 3, and boosted by the return of a host of players from injuries and unavailability.
Two 100 game milestoners - Liam Cornish and Tom Dixon - added extra significance to the game and the boys responded with six goals in the first quarter. The boys were relentless, which paved the way for the convincing win but more importantly steeled themselves for the challenges ahead.
Archie Stoney, in his first game, rucked gallantly all day with Max James. Tom Marriner showed his class up forward, setting up many scoring opportunities. 100 gamer Cornish worked tirelessly all day and kicked three goals to cap a special day, and Kip Scarborough capped off a consistent month of footy as stand in captain.
Overall a great result and reward for effort after a challenging month.
Next game for the boys is v Mordialloc-Braeside next Sunday 12.30 pm at Walter Gate Reserve.
PRAHRAN 6-6  11-10 13-16 16-21 (117)
ST PAUL’S  0-0 0-0 0-2 0-3 (3)


THE U18 girls had an early morning game, in the rain, at a muddy Peanut Farm this week. With 11 players missing through illness and injury; the theme for the match quickly became “No Excuses!”
Getting off to a fast start, Prahran set the tone for the match and took advantage of kicking into the wind. An uneventful 2nd quarter had the Two Blues leading at half time but it wasn’t until the end of a dominant third quarter (five scoring shots to zero) that it felt like we had the game on our terms. 
As the rain got heavier in the fourth quarter, it was clear that PJFC would extend their undefeated run to 6 games. This week, they play the only other undefeated team in the competition. 
Sunday, 4 June. Prahran U18G v Beaumaris U18G @ 2pm, Como Park. 
Goals: Hudson, Norbury, Williams, Ignjic
Best: Miller, Faulks, P. Juricic

Prahran Junior Football Club

WE warmly welcome and thank Snap Fitness Armadale as a new sponsor to both the Prahran Senior & Junior Football Clubs.

Gemma Hudson and Josh Feldshuh, invite you to visit their locally owned, 24/7 fitness facility at 724-728 High St, Armadale, where their supportive community will help you move your body and your mood.

Members get access to the best range of cardio, strength, and functional training equipment, plus a member app to help set your own goals and celebrate your progress. Gemma & Josh are offering the following Program Options to our Club


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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