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Members Statement: Prahran Football Club

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I recently attended the 80-year university of the Prahran football club's first premiership, where in 1937 they defeated Brunswick by two points in the Victorian Football Association (VFA) grand final in front of 10 000 people at Toorak Park. It was great to hear club legends Jack Morgans and Charlie Payne reminisce about the match they watched as boys.

While a lot has changed in the history of the club and the suburb of Prahran, just like then, the footy club plays an integral part of the community. I want to acknowledge everyone at the club for their ongoing work in our local community. On the day the boys got up over Old Paradians by 41 points. They are now sitting second on the ladder. Good luck to the Two Blues for the rest of the year.

While I am still on footy, I want to lend my support to the Frankston Dolphins and their efforts to get back into the VFL next year. I will always remember being at Frankston Park when the Dolphins came back from 37 points down in the last quarter to knock off the Pies in 2000. I do not think they ever demanded to use the home rooms again. Frankston have produced some great players over the years, and I urge AFL Victoria to allow them to continue playing in the VFL.