About The Lions

Known as: Marby Lions

Established: 1980 after the amalgamation of Riverside Stars & Moonee Imperials

Club Colours: Red, royal blue and gold logo

Home Ground: Maribyrnong Park, Cnr. The Boulevard & Orford St., Moonee Ponds

Ground Dimensions:
Oval 1 - Length 150 Meters, Width 115 meters Circumference 430 meters
Oval 2 - Length 141 Meters, Width 105 meters Circumference 410 meters

Competitions participated in: Essendon District Football League 1980 to present.

No.1 Ticket Holders:
Male: 2004–2012 Kevin Murray, 2013-Present Bill Shorten
Female: 2008 Shirley Cornish, 2009-Present Judy Madigan

Club Patron: Kevin Murray

Maribyrnong Park Football Club (MPFC) was formed in 1980 following the amalgamation of the Riverside Stars(1947) and Moonee Imperials(1951) Football Clubs. These two clubs shared the clubrooms and two grounds for many years.
Amalgamation saw the emergence of a new team in the EDFL wearing the old Fitzroy Football Club jumper with the club gaining strength throughout the 1980’s and early 1990s under the watchful eye of ex-Fitzroy legend Kevin Murray, who coached the seniors from 1984 to 1986.

The senior success in the early years was limited to winning the 1981 B3 premiership, whilst the juniors successfully featured in finals in most years during the 1980’s and 1990’s. After numerous attempts to take the Senior Premiership Flag the MPFC Seniors finally came out on top in 2007 moving the club into the EDFL A Grade competition for the 2008 season. The Reserves also brought home the flag for the first time in 2006 then Premiers and Champions in 2007.

In 2009 Maribyrnong Park won the A Grade Grand Final beating Greenvale in just their 2nd A Grade Season, they followed that up in 2010 taking back to back premiership flags.

Maribyrnong Football Club Juniors have a successful history in the EDFL, having won Premierships in all age divisions and League Best & Fairest awards.
We are very proud of our junior premierships in the 80's & 90's with victories in Under 10’s in '85, ’88 and ’89; Under 12’s experienced success in '91, ’95 and ’96; Under 14’s in '84 and ’87; Under 16’s in '89.

Moderate junior success followed with the club required to concentrate its efforts on rebuilding its junior division after only fielding two junior sides in 2002.
This effort paid off with 7 sides competing in 2008 and winning 3 junior premierships - U10 Div 7, U12 Div 3 and U14 Div 3.

In 2009 the results of the rebuilding were shown with nine teams competing (3 Under 10 and 12’s, 2 Under 14s and 1 Under 16).

Success continued in 2010-2011 with the club winning several more premierships including the spellbinding win for U12 Div5 – the boys in that team had played in grand finals the previous 3 years and lost by less than a kick each time.

While success at senior level has eluded the club since 2010, juniors have won numerous premierships including four Under 16 premierships over two years in 2013-14. Many of those boys are now making their way into the senior ranks of the club.

In 2017 the club is fielding 3 senior teams, and 18 junior teams from under 9 to Under 19, and in a first for the club , this number includes Under 12 and Under 15 Girls teams, continuing to ensure Maribyrnong Park is an inclusive club open to all to participate and contribute to.


Maribyrnong Park has proudly produced the following AFL players:
Jim McAllister (Footscray/Essendon)
Daryl Griffin (Footscray)
Allen Nash (Adelaide)
Lynden Dunn (Melbourne/Collingwood)
Joel Smith(Melbourne)
Rory Atkins (Adelaide)
Touk Miller (Goldcoast)
Luke Ryan (Fremantle)

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Our Committee

President : Doug Stevens
Email: president@marby-lions.com


Vice President : Gary Samuel
Portfolio - Football Operations
Email: vicepresident@marby-lions.com


Vice President : Mick Doran
Portfolio - Sponsorship
Email: vicepresident@marby-lions.com


Secretary : Tony Fisher
Portfolio - Registrar
Ph: 0411 301 567
Email: secretary@marby-lions.com


Treasurer : Michael Tamburro
Portfolio - Finance
Ph: 0416 217 536
Email: treasurer@marby-lions.com

Committee : Kathy Connolly
Portfolio - General Committee
Email: secretary@marby-lions.com


Committee : Glenn Taylor
Portfolio - General Committee
Email: secretary@marby-lions.com


Junior President : Brendon Johnson
Portfolio - Juniors
Email: juniors@marby-lions.com


Committee : Trevor Wallwork
Portfolio - General Committee
Email: secretary@marby-lions.com


Committee : Theresa Murch (nee Munro)
Portfolio - Events
Email: marbylionsjuniors@gmail.com


Committee : Daniel Fenech
Portfolio - General Committee
Email: marbylionsjuniors@gmail.com


Committee : Stacey Eccles
Portfolio - General Committee
Email: marbylionsjuniors@gmail.com


Committee : Tim Hewat
Portfolio - General Committee
Email: marbylionsjuniors@gmail.com

The Club

Club Song

(Sung to the tune of the French National Anthem and the Fitzroy Football Club song)

We are the boys from Maribyrnong
We wear the colours red and blue
We will always fight for victory
We will always see it through

Win or lose we do or die
In defeat we always try
Maribyrnong, Maribyrnong
The team we love so dear
Premiers we’ll be this year

Past Players

Reunite the players of yester year from the Moonee Imperials, The Riverside stars and now the Maribyrnong Park Football Club. The Past Players and Officials Association (PPOA) was established in 2009 to celebrate each of the Clubs great history and bring together the old and the new players.

The past players committee comprises of:
Peter Burns – Riverside Stars & Maribyrnong Park (1970’s & 80’s)

Robbie Arnold – Moonee Imps & Maribyrnong Park (1970’s & 80’s)

Phillip Crockford – Riverside Stars (1970’s)

Colin Hanford – Moonee Imps & Maribyrnong Park (1960’s, 70’s & 80’s)

Bill Honey – Moonee Imps & Maribyrnong Park (1960’s, 70’s & 80’s)

Gerry Parkinson – Maribyrnong Park (1980’s & 90’s)

Brian Prosser – Maribyrnong Park (1980’s & 90’s)

The Committee is focused on setting up and attending annual functions for all those to reminisce on their glory days. To become apart of this great group please complete an application form.

If you have any questions please contact:
Peter Burns
(h) 5442 9332
(m) 0423 461 413
(e) petehotdog@hotmail.com

Gerry Parkinson
(h) 9318 4812
(m) 0418 279 649
(e) parky03@optusnet.com.au

Volunteers

The Maribyrnong Park Football Club is only as strong as the people who support it. In order to keep the club running there is a lot of hard work that happens behind the scenes due to the ongoing commitment of some dedicated club people. Now it’s your turn to cross that white line and volunteer some of your time to the footy Club.

Activities you can help with include:
- The Marby Barby
- Handyman work around the club
- Meals on Thursday & Friday nights
- Selling raffle tickets on game days

We are not asking for your commitment every weekend but one Saturday or Sunday throughout the home and away season can make all the difference. Please complete your details below and we will be in contact.

Email Click Here to help us

Just attach your Name and a Contact Number to the email. Thanks for your support.

Policies and Procedures

Junior Policy Click Here
   
Club Constitution Click Here
   
Alcohol Management Click Here
   
Racial and Religious Tolerance Click Here
   
Safe Transport Click Here
   
Smoke Free Click Here
   
EDFL Football Operations Manual Click Here
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