Founded on Tuesday 5th of February in 1929 in the Mechanics Hall, the club under coach Alf Hunt played finals in its first year. During the 1930's under the astute leadership of Fred Volk the club also played finals in 1932, 1933, 1934 in B grade of the Peninsula Association. In 1935 the side won 14 games and were runners up to Sommerville. The same year Volk won the League B/F kicking 86 goals.
More finals appearances occurred in 1939 and 1940 when a grand final was lost to Dromana by 4 points, the first grand final appearance by the club.
After World War 2 the club played for several seasons as a single entity before combining with Dromana in 1951. Under the leadership of Allen Holmes an under 16 side re-entered the Nepean league in 1965 followed by a seconds side in 1966-68 under the leadership of local legend Graeme Emond. This was later followed by the creation of a senior side in 1969. During the 70's the club produced fine players without participating in September action. Finals action came in 1982 when the seconds under coach Wayne Spence made the first of four successive finals series culminating in a flag in 1984. The seniors under coach Michael Pierce made finals from 1983-85 resulting in a grand final appearance in 1984 but unfortunately coming up second best to Bonbeach. The year of 1985 was the year that could have been with the seniors going undefeated all year but tragically going out in straight sets in the final series.
The high point of the clubs history occurred in 1990 when under coach Tim Luscombe and long time captain Boyd Johnston, the seniors brought home the premiership against Karingal at Frankston. During the 1990's Red Hill played in the Premier division of the MPNFL coming agonisingly close to finals in 1991 and 1994 but eventually returning to the Nepean division in 1998. Under the guidance of Andrew Brady, the seniors played finals in 1999 and 2000 with the reserves playing finals from 1999-2001.
Since that time the senior sides have struggled to get into finals, however the junior club has flourished with a premiership every year since 2000. Especially in the last two years the junior club has thrived with all sides making finals in 2007, plus 6 premierships and producing 5 League B& F winners. This has culminated in the under 18's playing finals 5 years running including a Grand Final, which has supplied the seniors and reserves with an abundance of talent and an average senior age of 20. In recent years many have taken the responsibility upon themselves to help bring a successful culture back to the club with tireless hard work.
This combined with a new and rejuvenated committee, new clubrooms, senior coach Gary Colling, fitness adviser Travis Hopgood and the return and loyalty of local talent the club is looking to having one of the most positive seasons since 2000. With the renewed enthusiasm, huge junior talent and long term plans the club is hoping to move up the ladder and towards future success.
About the Area
Red Hill is located on the Mornington Peninsula and is known as one of the premier regions in Victoria for producing fine wine, food, beer and fresh produce. The soil in and around Red Hill is where the town gets its name as the soil has a distinct red tinge and can be obviosuly seen in certain areas which is also the main reason for such fine produce made in the area due its high nutrient content. The town of Red Hill while being small and having a population less than 4,000 draws support from sorrounding country areas and towns including Flinders, Main Ridge, Shoreham, Merricks, Arthurs Seat, Somers and Balnarring reuslting in a relaxed atmosphere around the club and at games. These areas are known for rolling hills with forrests around the centre of town and scattered throughout the regions. These areas also border some of the best beaches and surf breaks in Victoria.
So why not come down and enjoy the country atmosphere of the club?