KARINGAL Football Club History

The first public meeting to form a Sporting Association was held on a vacant block of land in Karingal Drive just short of Belar Ave in late November, 1963. The idea was for the Association to start various clubs to cater for the ever increasing number of young people coming into the area. The people involved with the particular activity would appoint their own committees with the Sporting Association supporting them until such a time as they could financially stand on their own feet.
Karingal Football Club was one of the first clubs formed by this Sporting Association in 1966.


The First Karingal FC Committee

The first few years were lean for the newly formed Karingal FC, which started playing in 1969. The First President was Roy Booth (He served for 9 consecutive years) ably assisted by wife Freda Booth. The First Senior Coach was Gary Clements – Gary was a quality player from Pines and went on to win the Club B&F in 1972.


Roy Booth -1st President & Gary Clements – 1st Coach

A 4th 18 (Under 16s) Premiership gave the Bulls there first taste of success in 1971 with a 3 Point victory of Bon Beach, this was also followed in 1973 with 3rd 18 (Under 18s) Premiership over bitter rivals Langwarrin by 51 Points – Go Bulls! The Senior Team struggled early on until the 5th year, 1974 when a Grand Final appearance gave hope. At that time Alan Moulden was Captain Coach with Dual Best & Fairest winner Les Thomas patrolling the Centre Square & Club Legend David “Crazy” Groves roaming menacingly, he later he served as the Club’s First Premiership President in 1996.


David “Crazy” Groves

The Early Years saw the Club Coached by Steve Charles (Whose son Daniel would later play at Karingal) and also Pines Legend Barry Moore with Barry Darts as Captain. Best & Fairest’s were won by Les Thomas, Gordon McLeod & Club Legend Mick West who also won 2 3rds Best & Fairest’s & was a League B&F winner too. David Hickman & Robert Quinn also chimed in with 3rd 18 B& F awards in this period too…


The 1980s continued with little senior success albeit a Reserves Premiership in 1988 but there was always a belief with the younger talent at the Club we could improve by developing our home grown players. Karingal FC had a strong junior program with 5 3rd 18 Premierships between 1985 & 1991 and these home grown players formed the nucleus of the Senior Premierships sides to come…

Best & Fairest’s during this period were won by Peter Hutchison, David Hickman (1984 &1985) One of the clubs greatest Robert Vine won in 1986 & 1987 and also went on to Captain the Club. Brett Caddy, the Clubs first Senior Premiership Captain won the 1988 B&F Award. During this period Club was coached by Barry Darts & Garry Holzer with Alan Freeman, Roger Keeley & Mark West featuring prominently as Presidents. Stand Outs in the 3rd 18 B&F winners and a sign of things to come – Geoff Amoore, Darren ‘Dangles’ Findlay & Geoff “Geeks” Keogh, Brett Caddy again also featured.

Deaton Arrives

1989 saw a changing of fortune & culture with the arrival of Mick Deaton – A Mordialloc & Seaford FC Legend and someone with the leadership skills, passion & direction to improve Karingal FC forever. 1989 saw the Seniors reach the Grand Final with all 3 teams participating although the 3rds were the only winners. In 1990 the Seniors again came up short against Red Hill with the 3rds again successful. 1991 saw a changing of the guard with even more youth blooded Inc. a 16 year old Cameron McLeod who would win his 1st Senior B&F as the 3rds completed their Hat trick in 1991 – All Premierships under Super Coach & Disciplinarian Ross Pearson. 1992 saw the Seniors return to finals before Deaton retired. David Coates also during this period won 3 reserves B&Fs including a League B&F. Such was Deaton’s immense contribution to Karingal FNC that in 2000 he was named Captain of the Team of the Century (1969-1999)

Onwards to the First

Post Deaton Karingal FNC again found itself needing to play a home grown talent base to build the clubs stocks – with 3 Premierships in a row form the 3rds it looked like only a matter of time for these players to build into a First Senior Premiership. During this period in the early 90s President Chris Gawne & his committee did some outstanding work to even keep the club alive & give everyone an opportunity to play football at their local club. Brett McIlwraith took on the Bulls in 1993 and built the team up & in 1994 saw the club play finals again in all 3 grades (all bundled out at Dromana on the same day) but the hunger was there….

In 1995 Wayne Spence returned to the Club as Senior Coach – He had already coached 3rds Premierships at Karingal in 1985 & 1986 plus the Reserves of 1988 but was keen to stamp his mark on the Senior Team. Karingal had been move to the Northern Division to play against all the defunct SWGFL teams who had joined the MPNFL creating new rivalries. 1995 saw all 3 teams play finals with 3rds Runners up & the Seniors although favourites after a comfortable Second Semi win in which Mark Glenn kicked 8 goals failed to fire letting Cranbourne kick the first 7 goals. Although working hard all day, more scoring shots and much more possession the Bulls again fell short by 7 points. The one highlight of the day was the game of future star Bevan Malloy who terrorised the opposition all day in his first Senior Year. The 17 year old also took out the Senior Best & Fairest before playing quality Stingrays then VFL football…

Off Season in 1996 & 3 Massive acquisitions paved the way for the Clubs First Premiership. Jaime ‘Ox’ Thomas returned to his club via Pines & St Kilda joined by MPNFL Legend Robert Jackson. Darren Coghlan fresh from YCW Success joined as Playing assistant coaching with the necessary grunt & experience added to the Bulls team for its first Premiership tilt… After stuttering early to a 3-2 Win loss the Bulls reeled off 11 games in a row before failing at the 2nd Semi Final to fierce rival Doveton – who had lost only 1 game (to the Bulls) all year. A Preliminary Final win over Narre Warren saw the Bulls into their 2nd Grand Final in a row and 5th as a club. Not favourites but spurred on by a huge Karingal crowd, the Bulls were unwilling to make the same mistakes; Spence had the players focused & disciplined as a group. In a close game until the last quarter when the Bulls and their fans erupted to record a 37 point Victory & the Clubs first Senior Premiership sparking wild & unforgettable scenes… (See Premierships Section for more) All 3 recruits played tremendous parts plus a back line of Lamb, Sargent, Cleary & Walton held strong whilst Michael ‘Pickles’ Wright set the grandstand alight with some last quarter heroic marks & goals! Pickles, Pickles… The BULLS had arrived…Although the reserves & U18s (Again under Ross Pearson both lost their respective Grand Finals) the bulk of the next decade would be littered with these players. Daniel Watts coupled the Club’s Best & Fairest award with the League Best & Fairest in a stellar season.

Premier League Follies

So 1997 saw the club into Premier League for the first time…A new President & Senior Coach as Dale Gothard replaced David groves & Darren Coghlan replaced Wayne Spence who went on to coach the MPNFL Interleague team for the next 5 years with success. Our first game was against bitter Rivals YCW @ Jubilee Park and it was a fantastic day as we drew away in the last quarter to record an outstanding victory; Former AFL Player Ricky Norman was the Bulls new recruit and his goals got the young Bulls of to a grand start. But after winning the first 2 games only another 7 wins eventuated for the season, with 6 losses being by less than 2 goals, paying for inexperience. 1998 saw a loss of cattle & only 3 wins as the Bulls were relegated after just the 2 Seasons. The Highlight however was the Successful Under 18 Side under Doug Van Raay… The Young Bulls triumphed over Mornington by 11 Points to win the Clubs only ever Premier League Title… This was backed up by Adam ‘Bobcat’ Callahan’s League Best & Fairest in the Unders also and although down the BULLS were about to regroup.


Jeff Walton played his 200th Senior Game in Round 2 [The first Bulls to do so!]

Bouncing Back – 3 from 3

1999 was a triumphant year for the Karingal Football Club. Regrouped in the Peninsula Division against Foes Doveton, Langwarrin & Seaford the Bulls rallied under all 3 Coaches to provide the Perfect Season. The Seniors under newly appointed coach Daniel Watts wobbled early losing 2 of their first 5 including a 10 goal destruction at the hands of Mt Eliza – this inspired the Bulls which then rallied together for 16 wins to take out the Premiership. Scotty Phillips took out the Best on ground Medal but it was young upstart Michael Burke with his sublime skills that saved the day with 5 Crucial goals in blustering conditions that drove the BULLS from a losing position to a 17 Point win versus Doveton – the Bulls kicked the last 6 goals! Home grown legends like Greg Lamb, Cameron McLeod, Craig & Steve Shaw, David Measham all played key roles and only 2 Players from 21 weren’t BULLS born & bred. The Reserves were victorious under Club Legend Mark ‘ Knackers’ Behnecke defeating Seaford in a gritty contest by 11 Points; the reserves had to overcome over time in the Second Semi but with  a great blend of youth & experience seeing them through. The Under 18s provided the Miracle. Coming from the 1st Semi to overcome much more fancied opposition in every game the Bulls stumped a Mt Eliza team meant to rung rings around them by a mere 3 Points given them back to back Premiership…

It was back to Premier League for the BULLS

2000s on

It wasn’t really the reception as a 20 goal drubbing at Ballam Park welcomed us thanks to a rampant Mornington team; there was work to be done. John Ruecroft, Peter Doll & Scotty Weir Smith had joined the BULLS and with advent of youth including Michael Burke, Lucas Van Raay, Sam Coates, Matt Jakobi & Andrew Osborne there was still hope and promise but only 7 wins came… 2001 was a huge year for the Club, Dean Burnell arrived fresh from Frankston VFL & with some massive recruiting the BULLS seemed to be on the right path. Daniel Charles, The George Brothers, Ricky Hayes & Steve Veenstra (B&F Winner 2001) all arrived to shoot the BULLS up the table… finishing the Home & Away on Top but 2 devastating losses in the finals to Mornington & Hastings finished a golden opportunity.. 2002 saw us rebuilding as the younger players of 1998 & 1999 began to blossom with Wayne Spence retuning to Coach. Seaford Starlet Chris Hay joined as Did ex St Kilda big Man Timmy Elliott and we were Competitive all year but a 6th placed finish reflected the loss of player from 2001…

Malloy Returns…

2003 saw the return to Karingal of Bevan Malloy, after winning 2 VFL Best & Fairest at Frankston, Malloy was appointed Senior Coach for 2 years and the Club was a buzz. After a sound start in 2003 when at ½ way we seemed destined for Finals the second half of the year we missed key opportunities losing to Pines in the penultimate game to play Finals. The reserves under Jeff Walton made finals and lasted 1 more week…Malloy won his 2 Club B& F 8 years after his first. Hay kicked 82 Goals in premier League and was at his scintillating best nearly all year …2004 Unfortunately followed along the lines the previous year when at the ½ way mark we headed the Table but faltered again to finish 5th for the 2nd year in a row. Michael Burke won his first B&F but the best individual highlight was a Karingal victory over Chelsea when at one stage trailing by  over 7 goals the BULLS came back to better the Seagulls. Chris Hay kicked 5 last quarter goal to ignite the Bulls with underrated Workhorse Ben Gothard driving the Bulls in the Ruck.

The 2005 & 2006 were certainly rebuilds after players from the previous era were being replaced. 2005 was a tough year with only 4 wins… Ins included Barry Parsons Jnr & Matthaugh Vagg from Pearcedale and a young fiery type in Allan Williams. He provided the clubs great victory over Mornington in Round 1 away as the young Bulls overcome the Doggies with a Williams kick off the ground in the last 10 Seconds to provide a victory by 1 point… Lucas Van Raay won the B&F after a Stella season. 2006 with the return of Elliott, Malloy & Former Carlton Player Darren Hulme started well but the team never reached great heights even with  former Hawk Doug Scott holding the back line winning 8 games including a much loved last game of the year versus Seaford at the Bulls home.. Bevan Malloy won the Club B&F plus the League cementing his spot in BULL greatness.

Peckett Arrives

2007 saw the arrival of Coach as the Club greatest ever product – Justin Peckett. 3rd year President Paul Groves secured Pecko’s signature after competing his 252 Career at the Saints… And the BULLS were a coming. Solid all year with ac consistent team aided the BULLS won their 1st Senior Final defeating Edi Asp at Frankston park in their 1st Semi but alas come up short against foe YCW in a Preliminary Final, Michael Burke won his 2nd McLeod Medal but supporter favourite Doug Scott won the League B&F before relocating to Geelong… however it was the end of an era with 10 plus players finishing up or moving on from this team 7 President Paul Groves also calling it a day after 4 years.

[Daniel Watts also played his 200th Senior Game in Round 15 v Bon Beach]

Peckett took charge of a younger Bull team in 2008 but got instant results and much improvement from the younger group as the year progressed. Although never genuine finals contender some younger players unearthed were taking off. David Hirst won his 1st Club B&F  as a 19 year old and Luke Adams fresh from his MPNFL Young Gun award were making inroads…Tragedy also struck the Bulls in 2008 when Life Member Max Greenbury daughter was murdered in her Frankston home leaving 2 children motherless. The Club grouped together and formed the Greenbury Trust with all the funds donated & raised totally over $30,000 to allow the children to have the same opportunities as others, the club came together when needed. Chris Lindley also took out his 3rd reserves B&F equally David Coates & Graham Patterson’s record.

2009 saw the Club celebrate its 40th year and returning to the Red V with white. Brendan Dunne was recruited to the Club from Frankston VFL as the BULLS looked to build on last year’s promise. 7th was a high as we got but this time we were building to something. It was also a 2nd McLeod Medal for David Hirst. Pictured above was Luke Adams who maliciously set upon in attack in Melbourne and missed the 2nd half of the year sustaining massive head injuries & devastating Karingal & the total football community. Support came thick & fast from close foes proving once again what a wonderful community sport football is. 2010 Saw Brendan Dunne take over the reins as Senior Coach. The BULLS unveiled possible the biggest coup ever Pre Season in that former Port Adelaide Premiership Player, B&F Winner & All Australian Brendon Lade was become a Bull. Massive crowds and much improvement across the board saw the BULLS positioned nicely all year in the Top 3 but late losses relegated us to the Elimination final at Pines versus Chelsea. Outclassed & out bulked the Bulls succumbed to a worthy opponent to end what had been a promising first year under Dunne as he finished Runner Up to Michael Burke again as McLeod medallist. A Highlight during the year was a much awaited victory over YCW at Karingal. Trailing by as much as 47 points the BULLS won the game and broke a duck that had lasted 7 years (7 years too long)


Dissatisfied with the previous Years effort saw Karingal FC work harder than ever in the off Season of 2011, President of 4 years Robyn Burke created with Sara Burke the BULLETTES, A netball club that played as part of the New Karingal Football Netball Club adding real value to the club.  A Grade Toiled hard all year missing final in the last round whilst B Grade played finals , a great achievement in its infancy. Kim Stone won the League & A Grade B&F (Newly Named Robyn Burke Medal) to top off a sensational start to Netball. Football saw the first time in 44 years Karingal enter without 3rds. Seniors looked extremely strong as Bevan Malloy returned and really results showed we could mix it with the Best. A strong finish to the year saw the BULLS finish 2nd and a return date with Chelsea in the Qualifying Final loomed…A tight 1st half the Bulls came alive in the 3rd quarter thank to Dale Alanis goals and won comfortable by 31 points to set up a date with YCW in the 2nd Semi Final. Not excepted to challenge the Stonecats the BULLS surprised all coming out 15 Point Victors at Frankston Park. A late Jason Bedford Goal assured the Massive Red & White army victory and a berth in the 2011 Grand Final. After keeping neck & neck till half way thru the 2nd quarter 3 late goals followed by a Second Half onslaught saw Karingal falter to lose by 69 points…


Michael Burke won his 4th McLeod Medal to equal the record and also played his 200th Senior game but only snuck home over Malloy who had returned to vintage form.


2012 Saw Brendan Dunne & the committee recruit well to challenge again with our depth being much improved. The Seniors finished 2nd with a 15-3 Record but the definite fire power to go all the way. The Qualifying Final V Mt Eliza started poorly as we let the Mounties out to an 8 goal lead. Pegging back all day the Bulls had a chance to hit the font in the final minute but came up short. After defeating Bon Beach in a fiery 1st Semi then Bulls found themselves in the Prelim V YCW who had been upstaged by the Mounties in the 2nd Semi. One again a slow start say the Stonecats lead early by 3 goals – Basically the final Margin & a big disppaointment to all involved. The Reserves had a Sensational Hone & Away Season under Coach David Measham finishing on top but unable to bring the Intensity required to either finals games. 3rds Returned under former player Michael Triep in the Colts Competition & narrowly missed Finals – Highlight being Grant Paxton winning the League B & F in a stellar season.

Netball in 2012 saw 2 Teams qualify for Finals with B & C Grade making the grade. A Grade just missed also. B grade went on a fantastic run to the Prelim Final before succumbing to Seaford. Anna Whitaker took out the League C Grade B& F after a fantastic season.

2013 Saw all Karingal FNC teams struggle to keep pace with the previous high standards. Brendan Dunne led the club in his 4th year as coach as the Seniors inconsistency cost it a final spot that was available right up to the last game. The Reserves battled after a strong 2012 whilst the U/18s we reintroduced into the Peninsula Division and won 4 ½ games in a credible return. Netball wise A Grade finished 6th with 7 Wins whilst B Grade 8th with 4 wins for the season. C Grade had a sensational season finishing 3rd with 13 & ½ wins for the Season & setting up a 1st Semi Final v YCW. The Bullettes overcame YCW by 1 goal in an epic clash. They followed this with another amazing victory by 1 goal against Pines in the Prelim Final to progress to our 1st ever Netball Grand Final Appearance. The fairy tale didn’t continue playing against a ruthless Edithvale Aspendale losing 46-18 with our luck running out.


2013 C Grade Grand Finalists

2014 saw Karingal FNC Appoint former Noble Park champion Steve Coats as Senior Coach. There was a big change in the personnel. The BULLS battled from the get go & midway thru the season Coast step aside allowing Club Legend Michael Burke to take the reins. The Seniors won their only game for the Season under Burke with a well-deserved & emotional victory overcoming Chelsea @ Ballam Park. The reserves battled all year under Troy Callahan whilst the U18s under Michael Triep in his 3rd year set the club alight. From Season start the Young Bulls played with both flair & vigour & finished 5th with a 11-7 Record – The Best for 13 years – qualifying for finals. The Elimination Final saw the Young Bulls overcome Seaford by 7 points holding on valiantly to a big lead. The 1st Semi Final saw the RUN continue with a stirring 2 point Victory over Edithvale Aspendale with Travis Puntaroni leading from the front with 4 goals. A Prelim Date with Mornington saw the Bulls outmuscled but exciting progress had been made.

2014 Netball saw the girls toil manfully under new coach Kerrie Connolly. Outsized & bussed for most of the year the real highlight was Amy Cunliffe who was awarded the MVP for A Grade.

2015 was a difficult season for the Senior Bulls under Club Legend Michael Burke failing to register a win although close & competitive many times whilst the Reserves under Andrew Osborne won the singular game leaving the under 19s under Mike Triep as the clubs shining light.. Progressing on beautifully from a 3rd place in 2014 the young Bulls developed nicely with 15 playing Senior Football & 2 fantastic finals win setting them up V the Mt Eliza Redlegs in a Grand Final but alas it wasn’t to be going down to a strong outfit by 47 points. Individual Highlights inc. Blake Simpson winning the U19 League Best & Fairest whilst Brad Occhipinti took out the U19 League Goalkicking award.


2015 League Award Winners

Netball 2015 took on an aggressive & proactive approach under New President Renae Saunders & Coach Ben Black – both determined to turn the Bullettes into a force! Come the Season’s end the Bullettes would own the PFNL Netball Club Championship with all 4 sides competing in Grand Finals. B Grade came home with the  title [Pictured below] with Renee Brewster as MVP & Brooke Campbell Runner up in the League B & F whilst A Graders Sam Gooden, Emily Bennet [4th in League B&F] & Star Recruit Steph Puopolo all made the Team of the Year whilst Sara Burke took our C Grade League Best & Fairest – The bar has been set!

Netball again led the way in 2016 with D, C and A grade teams all making the Grand Final, sadly all 3 teams were beaten on the day. Payton Rowe won the C Grade League Best & Fairest medal with a host of other high polling vote getters amongst both football and netball ranks. It was a hard year, but on eof improvement for the senior football team under Mike Triep but the U19s played finals and we continued to bring young players through the ranks. 2016 also saw the announcement of funding for a new multi-million dollar facility for the Bulls which meant we said goodbye to the clubrooms that we’ve called home for over 40 years


 Farewell to the old Clubrooms

Women’s Football at the Bulls

Troy Callahan took over as President in 2017 with a difficult year of not having a home base ahead. Footy was a challenging year, while competitive in most games the seniors only won 2 for the year with reserves also struggling. The Under 19s had their opportunities but missed finals by a game. This year saw the introduction of Women’s Football at the Bulls. Tristan McDougal coached the inaugural team after Ben Black had done the recruiting and pre-season, stepping away for work. Playing a 14 round season in a very competitive 16 team division on South Eastern Women’s Football league our ladies had a great first year finishing on 8 wins for the year. Inaugural captain was Minta Franks with Caitlin Kimpton-Forde then Brooke Campbell assisting, the Best & Fairest was a tie between Brooke Campbell and Ebony Newman

Another strong year in netball, now with Jade Cahill taking the reins with A, B & C Grades all playing in the Grand Finals. Unfortunately only B Grade was successful, winning their 2nd premiership in 3 years. Bridgette Barry-Murphy won the B Grade league Best & Fairest. Among an injection of young recruits with VFL experience and home grown players Michael Burke continued to defy age and played his 300th game, was named Captain of the Peninsula Team of the Year and won his 7th McLeod Medal

KARINGAL FNC Executive Honour Board

Year President Secretary Treasurer
1969 R Booth F Hooper B Robinson
1970 R Booth T Umbers B Robinson
1971 R Booth J Hancy B Robinson
1972 R Booth J Hancy R Chidgey
1973 R Booth J Hancy I McKinnon
1974 R Booth R Parker I McKinnon
1975 R Booth R Parker I McKinnon
1976 R Booth I Edwards T Keeley
1977 R Booth F Booth T Keeley
1978 A Robinson G Crabtree K Stevens
1979 T Keeley G Thomas G Crabtree
1980 D Carter J Portman G Thomas
1981 G Beaman G Thomas I Kemp
1982 R Gocke J Portman B Kramer
1983 R Keeley J Davis M West
1984 A Freeman R Keeley I Green
1985 A Freeman R Keeley I Green
1986 M West G Lowe W Findlay
1987 M West G Lowe W Findlay
1988 G Holzer M West W Findlay
1989 G Holzer A Slater B Murchie
1990 G Holzer G Lowe B Murchie
1991 C Gawne R Sheather P Schriener
1992 C Gawne R Sheather P Schriener
1993 C Gawne R Sheather L McIlwraith
1994 C Gawne K Dooley J Coats
1995 D Groves P Vine J Matheson
1996 D Groves D Gothard K Gothard
1997 D Gothard I Johnston K Gothard
1998 D Gothard I Johnston K Gothard
1999 D Gothard I Johnston A Denny
2000 D Gothard I Johnston A Denny
2001 D Gothard R Quinn A Denny
2002 A Denny R Quinn S Miller
2003 J Lark R Quinn S Miller
2004 J Lark R Quinn J Walton
2005 P Groves R Burke J Walton
2006 P Groves R Burke J Walton
2007 P Groves R Burke J Walton
2008 R Burke D Watts J Walton
2009 R Burke D Watts J Walton
2010 R Burke P Burns A Bedford
2011 R Burke P Burns A Bedford
2012 D Watts P Burns J Walton
2013 J Walton K Dellar J Walton
2014 J Walton K Dellar M Lilley
2015 D Watts T Lindsey J Walton
20162017 D WattsT Callahan T LindseyP Burns J WaltonJ Walton


Best Clubman – The Booth Award

After Roy & Freda Booth, beginners, builders & patriarchs of Karingal FNC

Senior Football Best & Fairest – The McLeod Medal

After Gordon, Stuart & Cameron, father & sons who have all won Senior Best & Fairest awards

Reserves Football Best & Fairest – The Gothard Medal

After Dale & Kath Gothard as Life members and for Outstanding Contribution to Karingal FNC

U19s Football Best & Fairest – The Quinn Medal

After Robert Quinn, a U18 Best & Fairest Winner, Life Member & Legend of Karingal FNC

A Grade Netball Best & Fairest – The Burke Medal

After Robyn Burke, Netball Club Creator, President & Life Member

Best Player Clubman – Greenbury Award

After Max Greenbury, Life Member, Stalwart & Self Appointed Legend of Karingal FNC


The Original jumper worn by the Junior Club was all Red with a White K in the left corner. The Senior Club started with a White Jumper & Red Vee – this lasted until 1995 when the club entered the Northern Division of the MPNFL and changed to A Red Bulk with Red & White Vertical Stripes below… In 2000 upon Entry to the Premier League of the MPNFL the Club added the then BULLS logo to the Jumper. 2009 was the 40th year and to celebrate this we returned to the Original Senior Club Jumper with new & fiercer BULL & have retained this since…


The Original Karingal JFC Jumper Circa 1969

1969 – 1994

[Worn by David Hickman – Dual Senior B&F, Club Games Record Holder & Life Member]


1995 – 1999

[Worn by Greg Lamb  – 2 time Senior & 3rds Premiership Player, 3rds B&F & Life Member]


[Worn by Lucas Van Raay – 2 B&F Winner Seniors & Captain, B&F Winner 3rds & Premiership Captain & Life Member]

2009 – Current

[Worn by Michael Burke (33) – Senior Captain & Coach, Premiership Player & 5 Time Senior B&F Winner & Life Member]

Individual Football Achievements

Year Achievements
1971  M West 3rds League B&F
1972  M West 3rds League B&F
1982  G Amoore 3rds League B&F
1983  G Amoore AFL St Kilda
1985  S Kirkwood 3rds League B&F
1991  D Coates 2nds League B&F
1992  J Peckett AFL St Kilda
1996  D Watts 1sts S Phillips 3rds League B&F
1998  J Peckett Victoria A Callahan 3rds League B&F
2006  B Malloy 1sts League B&F
2007  D Scott 1sts League B&F
2012 M Burke 1sts, G Paxton Colts League B&F
20152017 B Simpson 3rds League B&F, B Occhipinti 3rds Goal KickingM Burke 300 games


Langwarrin – Shane Wells Cup

1st Game each Season named after a Player who represented both Clubs with fierce aggression & dedicated committee person before passing on in 1993.

1994 Karingal    1995 Karingal    1996 Langwarrin    1997 Karingal
1998 Karingal    1999 Karingal    2000 Langwarrin    2001 Karingal
2002 Karingal    2003 Karingal    2004 Karingal    2005 Langwarrin
2006 Langwarrin    2007 Karingal    2008 Karingal    2009 Karingal
2010 Karingal    2011 Karingal    2012 Karingal    2013 Karingal
2014 Langwarrin    2015 Langwarrin    2016 Karingal    2017 Karingal

Frankston YCW – Watts Berenger Cup

1st Game Each Season (Also known as the RSL Cup played on the Anzac Day) named after 2 players – Daniel Watts (KFNC) & Mark Berenger (Frankston YCW) who best represent to each club the same characteristics of the ANZAC – That is, for reckless valour in a good cause, for enterprise, resourcefulness, comradeship, and endurance that will never own defeat

2009 Ycw 2010 Ycw 2011 Ycw 2012 Ycw 2013 Ycw
2014 Ycw 2015 Ycw 2016 Ycw  2017  Ycw

RSL Medals

Also on this day a player from each club is awarded the RSL Medal for their performance on game day which also echoes best the Anzac Spirit as determined by each Club

Karingal FNC    Frankston YCW
2009 Brendan Dunne    2009 Anthony Barry
2010 Robbie Clements    2010 Craig Nankervis
2011 Justin Farrelly    2011 Steven Roberts
2012 Bevan Malloy    2012 Anthony Barry
2013 Kristian Bleisner    2013 Kyle Hutchison
2014 Lucas Van Raay    2014 Anthony Barry
2015 Tom Wilkinson    2015 Lachlan Wallace
2016 Michael Burke    2016 Ash Eames

Long Island Cricket Club – Helen Van Raay Cup

A 20/20 Match to celebrate & honour a lady who made a significant Contribution to both Karingal FNC & Long Island Cricket Club. Helen was a passionate supporter of her sons Doug, Pat & Lucas and together with husband Theo were heavily involved in the development, drive & success of each club. Helen was a life member of Long Island CC – an amazing contributor, canteen manager & beloved figure plus supporter of all. Helen was a life member of the Frankston East JFC (now Karingal Bulls JFC) a tireless worker & supporter of the Karingal FNC also right up to her tragic passing in 2010.

2011  Karingal FNC 2012  Long Island 2013  Karingal FNC 2014  Long Island 2015  Long Island

2016  Karingal FNC  2017  Karingal FNC            


Justin Peckett

252 AFL Games @ St Kilda FC 1989-2006

Runner Up Senior B&F 1994 & 1997 U/19 B& F winner 1990

Victorian Representative 1998

Frankie was first spotted by St Kilda at Karingal when just 16 years old. Winning the Under 19 B&F in 1990 but in November 1991 he was de-listed prior to the draft. He was selected as pick No.49 in 1991 but played just one game of five minutes and ran second in the reserves best and fairest in 1992. When shifted to defense he showed he could be a running back pocket who could set up plays and the wide spaces of Waverley suited his game.

He came second in the best and fairest in 1994 then second in the club’s more successful 1997. Frankie kept ticking over in 2002 his strong year saw him occupy 10th place in the best and fairest count. He was used as a burst player off the bench in 2003 and did well until an ankle injury caused a brief hiccup late in the year. At the start of 2004 he played five games before being lowered to the reserves until late in the year He came back to play two finals and was a worthwhile contributor. Although expected to retire he decided to continue and in the end gave another two years of good service as primarily a running pinch-hitter coming off the bench. He Retired from AFL in 2006 to Playing Coach Karingal FC in 2007 until 2009 & played until 2013 at Karingal FNC amassing a further 100 Senior Games #Legend

Geoff Amoore

5 AFL Games and St Kilda FC 1983-84

Karingal FC 3rd B&F & League B&F 1985


In 2000 a Select panel at Karingal FC saw fit to choose its best team from Season 1969 until 1999. The Criteria was to have played a minimum of 30 Senior Games. The Team of the Century included Wayne Spence as Coach with Mick Deaton as Captain & Daniel Watts as Vice-Captain. A Gala Nite was held at the Frankston Cultural Centre to celebrate the event with over 400 people in attendance and most former champions attending. 2 Father Son Combinations made the team also – David & Paul Groves plus Gordon & Cameron McLeod.

KARINGAL FNC Football Honour Board

Best & Fairest Winners  
Year Coach Captain 1sts 2nds 3rds
1969 G Clements G Clements W Geary S Drazek
1970 G Clements G Clements L Thomas G Patterson G Tolliday
1971 D Groves D Groves G Cawsey G Patterson M West
1972 R Wilde R Wilde G Clements G Patterson M West
1973 R Wilde R Wilde M West L Crombie
1974 A Moulden A Moulden L Thomas M William J Khien
1975 A Moulden A Moulden S Drazek R Quinn
1976 S Charles S Charles G McLeod J Hallpike B Monson
1977 S Charles S Charles J Gardner T Wright M Estorffe
1978 B Moore B Darts P Carlson G Brown D Hickman
1979 B Moore B Darts S Tindal G Brown K Baxter
1980 J Laxton J Laxton J Laxton C Symons S Williams
1981 B Darts G Milne G Walder N Lindsay A Green
1982 B Darts C Stevens P Hutchinson B Lancaster G Amoore
1983 B Darts T Brousil D Hickman D Percy B Kellerman
1984 R Forbes G Darts D Hickman D Percy D Findlay
1985 G Holzer D Hickman P Bolam VanShooten / Sassin G Keogh
1986 G Holzer P Bolam R Vine A Green B Caddy
1987 W Morris W Morris R Vine D Unthank R Dawson
1988 A Norris A Norris B Caddy T Smith B Keogh
1989 M Deaton R Vine C Symons B Keogh L Marshall
1990 M Deaton C Symons C Symons / T Smith D Coates G Park
1991 M Deaton J Walton C McLeod D Coates B Daniel
1992 M Deaton J Walton A Kerley D Coates M Wallace
1993 B McIlwraith J Walton T Smith D Paganoni M Thatcher
1994 B McIlwraith B Caddy S McLeod G Cox M Reed
1995 W Spence B Caddy B Malloy D VanRaay D Measham
1996 W Spence B Caddy D Watts D VanRaay S Phillips
1997 D Coghlan D Watts D Watts M Green A Callahan
1998 D Coghlan D Watts S Phillips D Sullivan J Hellwege
1999 D Watts J Thomas D Watts D Holzer VanRaay / Coates
2000 D Watts J Thomas C McLeod C Lindley S Lindsay
2001 D Burnell D Watts S Veenstra A Schembri R Jencke
2002 W Spence D Watts D Watts T Hoad B Barry
2003 B Malloy D Watts B Malloy L McDonald T Hirst
2004 B Malloy D Watts M Burke C Lindley C Reichman
2005 D Watts M Burke L Vanraay T Callahan M Lindley
2006 D Watts M Burke B Malloy B Clark Goodall / Guy
2007 J Peckett B Malloy M Burke M Lindley J McCoy
2008 J Peckett L Vanraay D Hirst C Lindley C Dixon
2009 J Peckett L Vanraay D Hirst D Measham D Jones
2010 B Dunne L Vanraay M Burke B Groenendyk J Bedford
2011 B Dunne L Vanraay M Burke T Callahan N/a
2012 B Dunne L Vanraay D Hirst B Groenendyk G Paxton
2013 B Dunne D Hirst L VanRaay T Kellerman G Paxton
2014 S Coats A Paxton A Paxton A Callahan J Kelly
201520162017 M BurkeM TreipA Sharpe A PaxtonA PaxtonC Dixon M BurkeM Burke & C DixonM Burke D KirbyM McNeillyA Jack  D GregsonB LordL Linder-Saunders

Football Games Played (End of 2015)

Surname Name Start 2nds 1sts Total
Hickman David 1977 225 146 371
Burke Michael 1998 0 315 315
Van Raay Lucas 1998 5 283 288
Walton Jeffery 1984 32 252 284
Coates David 1978 164 100 264
Measham David 1994 82 170 252
Vine Robert 1984 102 130 232
Osborne Andrew 1999 113 103 216
Groenendyk Grendan 2005 177 35 212
Shaw Nick 2003 115 95 210
Hicks Cam 2004 202 5 207
Lamb Gregory 1990 33 171 204
McLeod Cameron 1989 10 193 203
Watts Daniel 1990 0 203 203
Dooley Darren 1990 38 146 184
Jakobi Matthew 1999 9 168 177
Clark Bradley 1998 112 64 176
Hoad Troy 2002 31 139 170
Jack Aaron 2004 69 100 169
Callahan Adam 1997 146 16 162
Groves Paul 1986 10 150 160
Holzer Dean 1987 66 93 159
Burns Brett 2003 77 80 157
Holzer Cam 1989 26 131 157
Symons Chris 1975 13 144 157
Benhecke Mark 1984 53 102 155
Goodall GRant 2007 12 136 148
Shaw Craig 1990 46 100 146
Hogg Iain 1983 67 78 145
Hirst Tim 2005 12 131 143
Phillips Scott 1996 1 140 141
Unthank David 1977 43 98 141
Burton Adrian 1995 134 7 141
Gothard Ben 1995 45 94 139
Callahan Troy 1995 119 19 138
Green Alistair 1980 95 43 138
Lowe Brett 1984 109 29 138
Dixon Callan 2008 0 135 135
Hirst David 2005 1 133 134
Malloy Bevan 1993 0 134 134
Davies Sian 2001 118 16 134
McLeod Stuart 1988 26 107 133
Monson Brian 1976 17 116 133
Hay Chris 2002 9 123 132
Wright Aaron 1988 37 95 132
Smith Tim 1984 23 108 131
Hutchison Peter 1981 109 22 131
Kirkwood Brad 1988 111 19 130
Longley Matthew 1998 27 102 129
Lindley MIchael 2005 108 21 129
Findlay Paul 1991 125 3 128
Hodgson Murray 1987 37 90 127
Frey Scott 1984 81 46 127
Lindley Chris 1998 122 5 127
Sargant Mark 1994 24 102 126
Wright Michael 1987 23 103 126
Schembri Adam 1997 116 10 126
Thomas Jamie 1987 6 117 123
McDonald Lucas 1996 117 5 122
Williams Allan 2005 6 113 119
Pearson Randall 1993 104 15 119
Burke Andrew 1993 18 99 117
Matthews Jackson 2011 35 80 115
Freeman Chris 1992 113 1 114
McMahon Shaun 1987 84 29 113
Proud Duncan 2008 5 106 111
Coombs Steven 1987 8 102 110
Johnston Shaun 1993 73 37 110
Paganoni Darren 1986 82 28 110
Paxton Aaron 2010 5 104 109
Marshall Brad 1999 97 12 109
Freeman Alan 1974 99 10 109
Cleary Lyndon 1992 29 79 108
Hallal ralph 2001 107 0 107
Jencke Ryan   7 98
Martisin Jim 2008 71 33 104
Darts Graeme 1977 0 101 101
Caddy Brett 1987 6 95 101
Peckett Justin 1987 0 100 100