‘Established in 1887, the Frankston Football Club has been a central figure in the world of Australian Rules Football on the Mornington Peninsula. Initially, the club competed in what is now known as the MPNFL. After much success at a local level, the club joined the Victorian Football Association in 1966. In 1976, the club finished the home and away season on top of the ladder for the first time. In 1978, the club tasted the ultimate success with their first premiership in the VFA defeating Camberwell by 14 points at Prahran oval.
In 1996 the AFL took the VFA under its umbrella and the competition was renamed the VFL. Many former VFA teams chose to align with powerful AFL clubs, however, Frankston Football Club remained true to itself and the region, and chose to stand alone.
The Frankston Football Club is determined to stay independent and represent the Mornington Peninsula in the newly expanded VFL competition in 2021 and beyond. We’ve also entered a women’s team in the South Eastern Women’s competition in 2021 with the goal to join the VFL Women’s comp in the future.
We pride ourselves on offering a pathway for young local talent to ply their trade at the highest level and get exposure to the AFL. Upon completing their career with Frankston, we know these young men and women will return to their local clubs as better footballers, better people, and an asset to their community.