History

The Mitcham Football Club was established in 1888 and is known as the Mitcham Tigers and proudly wear the Black jumper with yellow sash (similar to Richmond) and sing the famous, if not the best theme song of all time Oh where from tiger land yellow and black. Located out of Walker Park - arguably the premier ground in the league the club fields Senior, Reserve and under 19 teams together with 6 junior teams in the Premier Melbourne Metropolitan Competition – The Eastern Football leaque.

A founding member of the EFL in 1962 the club has tasted senior premiership success on 11 occasions and although they spent the 2012 season competing in division three they have spent the overwhelming majority of their time as a division one club.

Between 1978 and 1984 they contested six out of a possible seven senior division one grand finals in what was undoubtedly the clubs most successful era in the club’s one hundred and twenty year history. In 1978 they lost the grand final to Ringwood before proceeding to win the next three in succession at the expense of Scoresby, Vermont and East Burwood with The grand finals of 1982 against Vermont and 1984 against East Ringwood both lost. Mitcham’s all round strength as a club during this six year phase was reinforced by the reserves’ feat in also claiming three premierships.

Since 1984 the Club has only appeared in one more senior grand final grand losing by 32 points to East Burwood in 1992. Prior to their halcyon days of the late 70s early 80s the seniors had contested three EFL division one grand finals - triumphing over Scoresby in 1970, going down to Vermont the following year, and downing Blackburn in 1975

Mitcham’s competitive history dates back to the early years of the twentieth century when the club was a successful member of the Box Hill Reporter District Football League winning senior premierships in 1903, 1904, 1914, 1915, 1918 and 1921 It experienced less success during the inter war years and after enjoying an Eastern Suburbs Football League (ESFL) premiership triumph over Box Hill in 1947 performed modestly for most of the ensuing quarter of a century.

While now competing in division 3 the club has enjoyed a roller coaster ride but with both the Seniors and Reserves playing finals for the last 3 years, Including a reserves Premiership in 2013 together with a strong and vibrant junior club (the under 14s won the premiership in 2012 and the under 12s in 2015 PLUS The prestigious George Parker “Best Conducted Junior Club Award” for Season 2014) The Mitcham Football Club is again hopeful of reliving the halcyon days of the late 70s early 80

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