Albert Park Football Club is an Australian Rules Football Club located 3 km south of Melbourne in the suburb of Albert Park.
The Albert Park Football Club is affiliated with the Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA), a competition that covers all of greater metropolitan Melbourne. The VAFA has over 70 senior clubs, and around 3,500 registered players. The club has its origins going back to the 1950s as the ANZ Bank Football Club and has evolved from an affiliation with the ANZ Staff Social Club of Victoria to its current suburban identity in the inner-suburban Albert Park area of Melbourne.
Known as the Falcons, the Club has relocated on a number of occasions, the most recent being the move from the former Clubrooms and playing area on Oval 15 when the Albert Park Australian F1 Grand Prix site was redeveloped in the 1990s. The Club is now situated at the Beaurepaire Pavilion on Oval 20, Aughtie Drive.
History of Events
|1954||ANZ Bank Football Club (Zedders) Established
Inaugural ANZ Bank Football Club/Team/Committee
A Brannan (Coach), H Bray, J Carruthers, B Christensen, G Croxford, N Dibbin, W J Dunn (President), J Ellis, J Francis, W Gardiner, N Halliday, V Kennedy (Captain), M Linard, T Livingstone, F Lyons, A McKay, R J Price, G Ridgway, C Spencer, R Stone, D Strain, M Willmott (Secretary)
|1956||ANZ Bank Football Club relocates to Caulfield Park|
|1959||ANZ Bank Football Club relocates to Albert Park|
|1962||ANZ Bank Football Club implement a Reserves Team|
|1963||ANZ Bank Football Club relocates to Flinders Park|
|1966||ANZ Bank relegated to E Section|
|1969||ANZ BANK Reserves win clubs first premiership
E.S. & A. merge with ANZ Bank
|1974||ANZ BANK Reserves win clubs second premiership|
|1978||ANZ Bank Football Club relocates to Albert Park|
|1982||ANZ Bank relegated to F Section|
|1987||Upgrade of facilities at Albert Park|
|1991||ANZ Bank promoted to E Section|
|1993||ANZ Bank relegated to F Section|
|1995||Redevelopment of the Albert Park Grand Prix Site, Home Ground relocated to Mackie Road Reserve, East Bentleigh
The VAFA split E Section into three in lieu of F Section. ANZ Bank are placed in ‘E South’ Section.
|1996||ANZ Bank Football Club returns to Albert Park
Home ground moves to Oval 20, Beaurepair Pavilion in Albet Park.
The club plays under the Joint name ANZ Albert Park – ‘The Rats’
|1999||The ANZ Bank Football Club changes its name to Albert Park Football Club|
|2002||Albert Park Football Club Reserves win premiership|
|2009||Albert Park Football Club promoted to Division 3|
|2015||Albert Park Football Club implement a 3rd XVIII
Albert Park Football Club implement Club Netball Teams