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Joined VAFA: 1955

Section: Premier B

Years in Section: 1

Nickname: The Roys & Roy Girls

Ground: W.T. Peterson Community Oval, Brunswick Street, Fitzroy North. (*44 B1). 9580 6464 (B) 0415 420 487 (M)

Women’s / Under 19 / Thirds: Ramsden St. Reserve, Clifton Hill (*15J7) 0415 420 487.

Colours: Red with royal blue shoulder saddle, gold monogram/ -gold number; shorts – blue; socks – red with blue tops

Secretary: Sharon Torney 0415 420 487 [email protected]

President: Joan Eddy 0419 511 894 [email protected]

The Fitzroy Football Club name is alive and well in the VAFA. Whilst Fitzroy was officially merged with the Brisbane Lions in the AFL, a growing band of old Fitzroy supporters still see their club as alive and well in the VAFA. On top of this, the Fitzroy club in the VAFA today has its own history and story to tell. Commencing as the University Reds in 1954, Melbourne University’s third club, the Uni Reds were never likely to be challenging their cousins Blacks or Blues in the higher sections of the VAFA. The club had a brief hiatus from competition when the VAFA mandated reserves sides for all senior clubs in 1964, but the Reds returned in 1972 and continued the Reds spirit. Finally the club managed to snare a first senior premiership, in F Section in 1980. University Reds picked up another senior flag in 1995, but a name change to Fitzroy Reds in 1997 and the independence from Melbourne University saw a turn in fortunes that now has the club in Premier B. The first decade of the 21st Century brought the Reds three senior flags and a runners up finish. In 2008, Fitzroy Reds officially became Fitzroy Football Club. In 2018, the club won their first senior flag after the merger when the Luke Mahoney-coached squad defeated Old Geelong and earnt promotion back into Premier B just one year after suffering relegation. In 2017, the Roy Girls made the move from the VWFL and their top-ranked side slotted into the women’s Premier section with ruck Tash Ross-Harris winning the first-ever William Buck Premier Best & Fairest Award. With the whole of the Fitzroy community behind the club, and largest social media following of all VAFA clubs, the Old Uni Reds still have ambitions to join and possibly go past their Black and Blue cousins.

Premierships 

Seniors Reserves Thirds U19s
6 3 1 4
Premier C: 2018 Premier C: 2018  Premier C: 2012 U19 (2): 2013
Division 1: 2005
Division 2: 1995, 2003
Division 3: 1980, 2001

 

Competition Best and Fairest Winners – Senior

Premier B/B Section: GT Moore Medal – 1

Division 2 / E Section: J Fullerton Medal – 2

Year Name Section Votes
2015 Rory Angiolella Premier B 26
1964 Jack D. Clancey E Section 27
1961 G. A. Hardy E Section 18

Competition Best and Fairest Winners – Junior

Section 2: G.W. McTaggart Medal – 1

Year Name Section Votes
2015 Max Davie Section 2 22

 

Competition Best and Fairest Winners – Women’s

Premier – 1

Year Name Section Votes
2017 Tash Ross-Harris Premier 27

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