P.F.C Football Club team photo - Circa 1930s (SLV 122_440)

Charles Boyles Collection SLV
Link to Photo at SLV Website
SLV Accession no. H2008.122/440

Team: Probably Press (Wednesday League)
People: Greg Stockdale - Middle Row, fourth from left
Date: Press Team existed 1930-34


Cannot identify team or grandstand. Doubt this is Prahran or Preston. Possibly a team competing in a workplace-based mid-week league. Grandstand one-quarter full. ‘PFC’ insignia on jumpers. ‘P’ may not stand for a suburb but a workplace. Postals? Police? Circa 1930’s. Very light-coloured jumper - white or cream. Seventeen of the players wear this jumper - two others have entirely different one. Mixture of black and white shorts.

No players recognised.

Player fourth from left in middle row resembles Greg Stockdale (Essendon, Northcote, Coburg).

Further Work Needed

P in P.F.C. probably stands for Press (Wednesday League). Press formed in 1930.

Probably the Carlton Grandstand

the Argus team was struggling to survive and, following a restructure, re-entered as the ‘Press club, associated with the Victorian printing industry’. (Burke, 2008, 252)

The Colours of the Press Team were a similar light shade.
The Argus 8-May-1930 p7 Press Team
The Argus 8-May-1930 p7 Press Team

MID-WEEK FOOTBALL BEGINS. (1930, May 8). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), p. 7. Retrieved September 19, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4086015

An 'experienced player' named Stockdale played for Press in the Wednesday League
FOOTBALL. (1932, May 10). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), p. 10. Retrieved July 14, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4451212

Greg Stockdale coached fairfield in 1934
ASSOCIATION CLUBS. (1934, May 30). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), p. 11. Retrieved July 14, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10941830

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