Joined VAFA: 1974
Section: Division 1
Current years in section: 4
Ground: Oval 2, John Pascoe Fawkner Reserve, Francis Street, Oak Park. (*16 F6). 9304 1196.
Under 19/Thirds/Women’s: As above.
Colours: Burgundy with navy & gold V, gold emblem/ navy panel – gold number; shorts – burgundy; socks – burgundy.
Secretary: David Lyons 0409 973 752 [email protected]
President: Rodney Moran 0412 582 985 [email protected]
Therry Penola originally commenced in the VAFA in 1974 as Glenroy Amateur Football Club. By the 1978 season the club had aligned itself with Therry College, and adopted the name of Therry Corpus Christ Old Boys. By 1994 Therry College ceased to exist and had merged with another school to form Penola Catholic College, but it took until 1997 for a final name change to Therry Penola took place. Afer finishing runner up in F Section in 1981, Therry broke through for their first senior premiership the next year, the E Section decider against Banyule. A second premiership in 1984 in D Section, followed by a runner up finish in 1985 meant the Lions had climbed four sections in five years. A further runner up finish in B Section in 1989 meant that Therry were now in A Section. Two fifth placed finishes before being relegated was the result before they bounced back via another runners-up position in B Section had them back for just one more season. The club slowly slipped to Division 2, albeit they collected another C Section premiership in 2000 before the slide. By the end of the first decade of the 21st Century, Therry Penola were ready to climb again. The arrival of club legend and 300 Game Club member Denis Castaldi as senior coach in 2013 brought immediate success. The Division 2 premiership was followed by an unbeaten home and away season in 2014, before going down to Williamstown CYMS twice in the finals. In 2017, the Lions fielded a team in Development Division 3 of the inaugural season of VAFA Women’s.
|Premier C / C Section: 2000|
|Division 1 / D Section: 1984|
|Division 2 / E Section: 1982, 2013||2013|
Competition Best and Fairest Winners – Senior
A Section / Premier – JN Woodrow Medal – 1
B Section / Premier B – GT Moore Medal – 1
D Section / Division 1 – LS Pepper Medal – 1
Division 2 / E Section – J Fullerton Medal – 1
F Section / Division 3 – O.J. Meehan Medal – 1
|2011||Jarrod Egglestone||Division 2||29|
|1996||Jason M. Reddick||B Section||18|
|1992||Paul P. Matton||A Section||15|
|1983||A.K. White*||D Section||18|
|1981||A.K. White||F Section||14|