To our Members and Supporters
The Club is aware of the article in The Age yesterday re the potential for Lewis Pierce to play at Frankston in season 2018. The Club has not communicated on this topic, given no formal arrangement has yet been reached with St.Kilda, however we are in discussion on this topic and expect it to be formalised shortly.
In our return to the VFL in 2018, we have been clear that we are looking to build a competitive side and this will clearly help us in this regard. There will be no cost to the Club.
In Lewis’ case, he is a local product and was drafted from the Dandenong Stingrays. He is already familiar with a number of the players on our list.
The clubs strategy clearly articulates our purpose of being the ‘Hub of Peninsula football’ and in that space St.Kilda is our AFL partner in the region. To this point, we have been working together on a number of initiatives, most specifically the introduction of VFL women’s football to our area. Frankston will be partnering with the Southern Saints over 2018/19, with the intention that the licence will then transfer (after AFL Vic approval) to Frankston giving us our own VFL Women’s side in 2020. The Saints and Frankston Council have also been accommodating in giving us access to Linen House Oval for training during ground renovations pre-Xmas and also in the next few weeks as further works are completed on our oval.
There is no intention that the Club seek an alignment with St.Kilda now or into the future, and equally St.Kilda are clear that their sole alignment is with Sandringham. Frankston will retain full independence and autonomy over players at selection and on game day.
We remain committed to being an independent club providing opportunities to our local region.
Our players and coaches continue to make great progress through the pre-season. With 39 players now signed, we are getting closer to finalising our full list and eagerly await seeing our side on the ground during the practice matches in March, in the lead-up to our round 1 game vs Essendon on April 7.
We can’t let this opportunity pass without encouraging all supporters to sign up for a membership, joining over 450 members who have already signed up. All membership details can be found at frankstonfc.com.au
Board of Frankston Football Club