Prahran U16 premiers 1949

Strange how history continues to confound. 

Long time Prahran Football Club stalwarts, club historian Ray Ryan and Jack Morgans, a committeeman for more than 50 years, are convinced Prahran Junior Football Club was not formed until 1975.

While that technically may be so, Prahran Football Club did have junior teams as far back as the 1940s.

We have proof, thanks to long time supporter Kelvin Langshaw who Played in the 1949 U 16 premiership team and supplied this photograph.

At the time the U16s were known as Prahran fifths, that is part of the senior club.

Kelvin remembers training on Toorak Park and being encouraged by Prahran senior players of the day.

Kelvin attended Prahran Technical School and his coach was Prahran Team Of The Century legend Frank Smith.