Mordialloc Football Club

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Full name Mordialloc Football Club
Nickname(s) Bloodhounds, Bloods
Club details
Colours      Red and      white
Competition Federal Football League (1909–1957)
Victorian Football Association (1958–1988)
Southern Football League (1989–pres)
Premierships FFL (7): 1923, 1924, 1929, 1930, 1950, 1951, 1952
VFA Div 2 (1): 1977
SFL Div 2 (1): 1999
Ground(s) Ben Kavanagh Reserve

Mordialloc Football Club, nicknamed The Bloodhounds, is an Australian rules football club which played in the Victorian Football Association (VFA) from 1958 until 1988. Their strip colours consist of red and white, and the club now competes in the Southern Football League.


The club is based in the Melbourne suburb of Mordialloc and started out in the Federal Football Association. They played in the FFA from 1909 to 1957 and were premiers on seven occasions. Since 1927, the club has played at Ben Kavanagh Reserve in McDonald St, Mordialloc, a ground which is notable for its long length.[1] In 1958 they joined the Victorian Football Association. The club was initially allocated to Division 1 when the Association was first divided into two divisions, but was relegated to Division 2 after finishing last in 1962, and spent most of its remaining time in the Association in the lower division. Mordialloc lost the 1965 Grand Final to Preston and made another second division Grand Final in 1976 but lost again, this time to Williamstown. The following season the club broke through for their first VFA premiership with a 38 point win over Yarraville, under the leadership of captain-coach Geoff Rosenow. As a result of the premiership, Mordialloc was promoted to Division 1, but lasted only one season before being relegated.[2]

Mordialloc's time in the VFA ended three matches into the 1988 season when they resigned due to poor onfield performances and the uncertain future of the VFA's second division.[3][4] The club then joined the South East Suburban Football League, now known as the Southern Football League, where it has played since. The club won a second division SFL premiership in 1999.


Federal Football Association (7)

  • 1923
  • 1924
  • 1929
  • 1939
  • 1950
  • 1951
  • 1952

Victorian Football Association 2nd Division (1)

  • 1977

Southern Football League 2nd Division (2)

  • 1999
  • 2014

Notable players[edit]


  1. ^ Santo Caruso; Marc Fiddian; Jim Main (2002), Football Grounds of Melbourne, Essendon North, VIC: Pennon Publishing, p. 100 
  2. ^ Marc Fiddian (28 August 1978). "Dandy way to stay in finals". The Age (Melbourne, VIC). p. 25. 
  3. ^ Linda Pearce (4 May 1988). "VFA Bloods on the ropes". The Sun News-Pictorial (Melbourne, VIC). p. 82. 
  4. ^ Toby Darvall (6 May 1988). "Mordialloc pulls out of the VFA". The Age (Melbourne, VIC). p. 28.