MFC History Series

Mitcham FC History Series: Part 1 - An Anzac Tribute To Paddy Gilchrist

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Mitcham FC History Series: Part 2 - 1888 A Club Is Born

If you talk about the formation of the Mitcham Football Club, you must first talk about Mitcham’s rural Community and its founding father – William ‘John’ McGlone. Like many Irishmen of the time John McGlone (1829-1892) fled the ravages of the Great Irish Famine and at 25 arrived in a largely unknown land in 1854, to carve out a better life in the British Colony of Victoria.more

Mitcham FC History Series: Part 3 - 1988 Centennial Match v Surry Hills FC

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Mitcham FC History Series: Part 4 - 1890’s An Eventful First Decade

Mitcham’s first decade endured a merry-go-round of events. Hit by depression, an inter-club merger, the club reformed as the Mitcham Football Club, went into a temporary recess and re-emerged as the 1902 ‘Champions of the District’ ... effectively the Premiers.more

Mitcham FC History Series: Part 5 - Neil Church and the Church Brothers

The Church name is one of the many great families that shaped not only the Club but the Mitcham community itself. Neil was one of four bothers all playing for Mitcham: Howard, Neil, Ken and Ray. However, the four Church brothers played in only the one game all together, but this remains a Club record. Younger brother Ken was selected in Mitcham`s Team of the Century - half back flank.more

1970 Senior Premiership

2020 would have marked the 50th Anniversary of our 1970 Premiership. With a Reunion now on hold, this should not stop the MFC community, including the Past Players and Officials, remembering and celebrating this wonderful premiership success of yesteryear. Life member Alan Marshall has taken the time to document the history that surrounds that glorious year.more

1980 Senior Premiership

Under a new president, Bernie Coleman, Mitcham made a slashing start to the 1980 season, winning the opening 7 games, and eventually won 15 of the 18 home and away games. Yet there were times when coach Thomas felt some of his players struggled. After losing to Scoresby midway through the season he asked each player to give him a written report as to why the player was beaten.more

1981 Senior Premiership

Mitcham made it a hat-trick of premierships by winning the 1981 flag. Even the Eastern District Football League was becoming concerned about one club dominating the competition. Again, the team showed great consistency throughout the season although it had to win by a huge margin in the last game, at Bayswater, to take second place from East Burwood on percentage.more
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