Parkdale Vulture Amateur Football Club
2004 – Present
Formed in 2004 with the amalgamation of two football clubs, Parkdale Football Club and the Mentone Amateur Football Club (formally St Patricks Mentone Football Club). The new look club with new digs (Gerry Green Reserve), new name and jumper design commenced its first season in the Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA) in section C with Tony Macgeorge taking up the coaching reigns with Corey Stephens assigned the responsibility as captain. In the very early years the club had very mixed results but it wasn’t long before the club tasted the ultimate success wining back to back premierships in 2011 (Section D1) and 2012 (Premier C) under the coaching stewardship of Sam Radford. In 2013 the club participated in pointy end of the VAFA competition (Premier B) but found the going tough and was relegated back to Premier C the following season.
Taking into account the various club mergers, over the entire journey the club has won 11 senior premierships dating back to 1936. Along the way the club has racked up the odd reserves, thirds and junior premiership as well.
Parkdale Football Club.
1934 – 2003
Formed in 1934, the Parkdale Football Club first joined the VAFA. In its third season the club won the 1936 section C premiership by defeating Malvern by 9 points. The club remained in the VAFA till 1954. A move to the Federal league followed. In 1978 Parky won the Premiership in a tough encounter against Oakleigh Districts. In 1982 the club moved cross to the South East Suburban Football League (SESFL) which subsequently became the Southern Football League (SFL) in 1993. During this period Parkdale won the 1984 Premiers in Division 3, were runners up is Division 2 in 1988 runners up before going one better in 1989 taking out the premiership in Division 2 under the stewardship of Geoff Linke (Coach) and Neil Jenkins (Captain). The clubs final premiership for the then “Seagulls” was a SFL Division 1 flag in 1995 defeating Noble Park. 2003 was the clubs final year in the SFL before merging with Mentone Amateur Football Club (formally St Patricks Mentone Football Club) in 2004.
Mentone Amateur Football Club (formally St Patricks Mentone Football Club)
1969 – 2003
St Patricks Mentone Football Club was formed in 1969 and participated in the YCW National Football League (YCWNFL) with moderate success in the late 70s. The clubs first premiership Section C (South) occurred in 1976, lead on field by Mark Bowden (Captain) and coached by Brian Rose. A move to the Eastern Suburban Churches Football Association (ESCFA) in 1980, brought about a Premiership in Section E in 1982 beating Aquinas College by 35 points. Further success occurred in 1989 under Mark Bowden. In 1991 the club moved to the VAFA and in 2000, the club changed its name to Mentone Amateur Football Club. The following year the club won the Section D2 premiership. The clubs final season as the Mentone Amateur Football Club was 2003.