Three former Carlton VFL/AFL premiership players created the idea of the Virtually Forgotten Legends in 1993 and invited 17 other past players and VFL Club officials to form the club which then made it  20  members.

Phil Maylin became president for the next 2 years 1993-95 and set the foundations for what was to become a great success story, in 1995 the presidency changed hands and former Melbourne and Carlton Champion Greg Wells took over the presidency and continued to grow the club with the help of a very pro-active committee and raise substantial amounts of money for different charities his reign went for an incredible 13 years 1995-2008.

The next president was Nick Theodosi who had been one of the original 20 members back in 1993 and Nick’s reign from 2008 until 2010 saw the VFL Club continue it’s successful journey .

The VFL Club is one of the best success stories to evolve from a group of past players and officials of our great game under the guidance of our three former presidents and committees we have raised over $1.35m to different charities and will continue to help those in need.

The VFL Club run three (4) main functions dedicated to raising money for these charities:

Golf Day – held at the beginning of the year and at an exclusive course in Melbourne, this is a chance for members and supporters of the VFL Club to get together and show off their golfing prowess. This is an event which always fills a capacity playing field of 132 players and proves to be a successful fundraising effort with many a past and present day football players are in attendance.

VFL Grand Final Eve Luncheon – which is now known as the best function in Melbourne on the Friday before the AFL Grand Final. From 12.30pm onwards our guests are under the guidance of our linguistic expert, media mega star, past VFL footballer and Australian Lamb ambassador, MC Sam Kekovich to enjoy one of the most entertaining luncheons of the football season. This event attracts a capacity crowd of 1000 gentleman who attend Central Pier, Docklands each year and with many on the waiting list unable to get a seat. This event sells out in just one week after information is released to our members and our mailing list.  But the event doesnt finish there….From 4:30pm its time to join the ladies for the well renowned VFL Club After-Party which attracts in excess of 2500 – 3000 guests. This becomes and evening of laughs, lots of dancing and great times!

VFL Club End Of Financial Year Lunch – A pub lunch with limited places! This event allows our members and their guests the opportunity of being able to network in a very casual environment without the the pressure of having to purchase raffle tickets, auction items or the likes. The only pressure you’ll find at this event is what to select from the mouth watering, tantalising lunch menu! This event includes high profile guests and speakers as well as roving entertainment.  In short, an afternoon not to be missed by those in the know.

VFL Club Christmas Lunch – Not too dissimilar from the EOFY lunch, the Christmas Lunch is a very casual get together held on the last Friday in November for VFL Club members and their guests.  The event is held at Melbourne’s family owned pub, The Emerald Hotel in South Melbourne and is limited to 100 guests. Run by the Lewis family for over 25 years the pub has won many prestigious awards and legions of loyal fans.  The lunch includes an entrée, main course and beverages from 12:30pm – 3:30pm, a guest speaker as well as light hearted entertainment. This event is based on a first in best dressed basis and is always a sell out.

Mission Statement

The aim of the VFL Club is to continue the camaraderie and fellowship enjoyed whilst actively involved in VFL/AFL football; and to financially support a charity each year. Members are also encouraged to use the services of fellow members in their day to day business activities, where possible.