Awards / Premierships

J. J. LISTON TROPHY WINNERS

1984 – Peter GEDDES   Recruited from Melbourne (1978) were he played both under 19s and reserves football. Won the Demon’s Under 19s Best and Fairest in in 1976. Member of the Frankston 1978 Premiership team. Club record games holder (177).

1999 – John GEORGIOU   While still doing Year 11 and recruited from Parkmore, Georgiou was just 16 years and 210 days old when he made his AFL debut in 1992 with St Kilda.  After just 16 games over four seasons with the Saints, the midfielder moved to Sturt in the SANFL. He returned back to Victoria after one season joining Frankston. At the end of his playing career spent time under Brett Lovett as an a assistant coach at the Dolphins. Currently coaches Mount Eliza in MPNFL.

2006 – Aaron EDWARDS  Won J.J. Liston Trophy (18 votes) and Frost Miller Medal (100 goals) in 2006, the only player in the history of the VFL/VFA to achieve the double in a season.. Edwards of Samoan heritage was originally rookie listed (pick #9) by West Coast Eagles in 2003 from the Dandenong Stingrays in the TAC Cup competition. Edwards was re-drafted (pick #43) by North Melbourne in 2006 and is the last player at VFL level to kick one hundred goals in a season. Was traded to Richmond in 2012 and delisted by the Tigers at the end of the 2014 season.                               

PREMIERSHIPS

VFA Premierships (1): 1978 (Second Division)

Sunday, 10 September

FRANKSTON 15-13-(103) def CAMBERWELL 13-11-(89)

Frankston Gls: Hunter 6, Orchard, Roberts 3, Bell, Boyd, Sampson 1.

Camberwell Gls: Hammond 5, B.Smith 3, Adgemis, Hirst, Spithill, Withers, Wright 1.

Umpire: Roy Groom

Frankston’s first, and to this date only, VFA/VFL premiership came in 1978. A crowd of 12,291 packed into Toorak Park to see a closely fought game which at the final change saw Camberwell on 9.11 (65) leading the Dolphins 9.8 (62). At the onset of time on in the last term scores were deadlocked, but goals from centre half forward Ray Orchard and full forward John Hunter gave Frankston some breathing space and they held on to win a thriller by 14 points. Ruck-rover John Kennedy and rovers Brian Jones and Alan Sampson were high in Frankston’s best as were key forwards Hunter (6 goals) and Orchard.

1978 VFA Division 2 Ladder
TEAM P W L D PF PA Pct PTS
1 Frankston (P) 18 15 3 0 2608 1787 145.9 60
2 Camberwell 18 14 4 0 2341 1527 153.3 56
3 Oakleigh 18 12 5 1 2284 1964 116.2 50
4 Yarraville 18 12 6 0 2136 1833 116.5 48
5 Northcote 18 10 8 0 2222 1944 114.3 40
6 Waverley 18 8 9 1 1881 2065 91.0 34
7 Sunshine 18 7 10 1 1930 2243 86.0 30
8 Werribee 18 6 12 0 1816 2277 79.8 24
9 Williamstown 18 3 15 0 1852 2462 75.2 12
10 Box Hill 18 1 16 1 1638 2606 62.8 6
Key: P = Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, PF = Points For, PA = Points Against, Pct = Percentage; (P) = Premiers, PTS = Premiership points  

Peninsula Football Association (5): 1911, 1919, 1922, 1923, 1931

Mornington Peninsula Football League (7): 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1949, 1952, 1961