Montrose Football Netball Club has a proud history going back over 100 years and is represented in the Eastern Football Netball League (EFNL).
With a strong focus on community, MFNC runs Netball, FIDA, Auskick, Senior and Junior football departments as "ONE Club".
The Club Song
It’s a grand old flag
It’s a high flying flag
It’s the emblem for me and for you
It’s the emblem of, the team we love
The team of the Red and the Blue
Ev’ry heart beats true
For the Red and the Blue
And we sing this song to you (What do we sing!)
Should old acquaintance be forgot
Keep your eye on the Red and the Blue
(To the tune of 'You’re a Grand Old Flag')
Play it for your mates!
Laws of the Game
The latest version of the official rules for AFL
Club Room Information
Pre-Season Club Room Access
Yarra Ranges Council allocated tenancy of the clubrooms and main oval on a six month season basis, meaning that from 1 April to 30 September, the football club is the tenant and from 1 October to 31 March, the Montrose Cricket Club is the tenant.
The football and cricket clubs usually agree to vary this at the end of their seasons, depending on finals participation, etc., however it should be noted that until this agreement has been reached at the end of the cricket season, the football club may only use the rooms and the main oval with the permission of the cricket club. At present there is an amicable working arrangement between the two clubs.
Most meetings of the club are open meetings. If you wish to attend any please ask the Junior or Senior President, Football Operations Manager, or Secretary for details of the next meeting.
The Ken Dowling Pavilion is equipped with an elevator which is designed to cater for physically incapacitated and/or elderly patrons and goods. Please ensure it is not used for any other purpose.
Please note the "No Smoking" policy.
There is a common misconception that the Shire fixes all maintenance problems. The reality is that essentially the tenant clubs are responsible for all items (eg electrical, painting, plumbing) inside the club rooms, and the Shire responsible for external including the oval. We value the contribution of those in the club who are tradespeople and can offer their assistance with such maintenance.
The club pays for a contractor to keep the rooms at a reasonable standard during the football season. However it is up to all of us to try to keep the rooms clean so that we can minimize the number of services (and therefore cost) required. Under 15 and 17 teams have the added responsibility as last out of the rooms on Sundays and on training nights to sweep clean the home and away rooms.
We ask all of our players and parents to respect the rooms we have, and try to ensure bins are used, and that we try to keep all parts of the club as clean as possible, and respect what we have.