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Joined VAFA: 1968

Section: Premier C

Years in Section: 3

Nickname: Panthers

Ground: Mentone Grammar Playing Fields, Springvale Road, Keysborough. (*88 H10). 0422 327 427

Women’s/Under 19/Club XVIII: As above.

Colours: Royal, gold & sky panels/ black -gold number; shorts – royal; socks – black and gold with blue trim

Secretary: Robert Sinclair 0414 996 708 [email protected]

President: Tim Appel 0419 525 221 [email protected]

Old Mentonians joined the VAFA in 1968 and undoubtedly their best years were in the 1990’s when the club won their first and so far only senior premeirship – the C Section flag in 1990. This earned them promotion to B Section and they managed to finish third in B Section in 1993 which is the club’s highest finish to date. Prior to this, Old Mentonians had managed to ascend to C Section via a couple of runners up finishes. Their E Section Grand Final loss in 1984 by nine points to Balaclava was a heart breaker as was the 22-point loss they suffered in the 1974 F Section decider against North Brunswick. However, their 1989 D Section thrashing at the hands of Thomastown, might have been just the motivation the club needed as they took all before them in C Section in 1990. In 2016, the Panthers broke a 14-year drought in Division 1 by making the grand final against Old Geelong and progressing to Premier C. They were unable to claim the silverware after falling to Ogs by eight points in the decider, but created history when they won their first four matches of the season by more than 100 points. Playing on the delightful Mentone Grammar playing fields, the Panthers – as they are known – entered a team into Development Division 3 of the inaugural VAFA Women’s competition and came within two points of Mazenod in the grand final.

Premierships

Seniors Reserves U19s Club XVIII
1 6 2
Premier C / C Section: 1990  U19 (Blue): 2006

 

Competition Best and Fairest Winners – Senior

Division 1 / D Section – LS Pepper Medal – 3

Division 2 / E Section – J Fullerton Medal – 2

Division 3 / F Section – OJ Meehan Medal – 1

Year Name Section Votes
2016 Daniel Maitland Division 1 24
2007 Gareth Snow Division 1
1987 Garry J. Norton D Section
1980 Garry J. Norton E Section  24
1979 Garry J. Norton E Section  21
1972 Robin L. Wood F Section

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