Established in 1883, the Fitzroy Football Club became a foundation team in the Victorian Football League in 1897. The first to win a VFL grand final, Fitzroy is the only club to have played in the VFA, VFL, AFL and VAFA. Throughout its long and rich history, Fitzroy has won premierships in the VFA, the VFL and the VAFA, and holds a unique place in the hearts of Fitzroy and opposition supporters, the local community, and the VAFA competition it now plays in.
Today a strong, vibrant community club operating in the heart of Fitzroy, the Roys field men's and women's teams in the largest community football
competition in Australia - the Victorian Amateur Football Association.
At home games, the men’s and women's seniors run onto the ground to the sounds of the Club’s much-loved VFL/AFL theme song. The song is belted out by every team after every win. And every team proudly sports the Fitzroy guernsey.
Now incorporated with the Fitzroy Reds who, from 1991, started using the Brunswick Street Oval as their home ground, the Fitzroy Football Club keeps the tradition alive for supporters of old. We’ve created a new and loyal fan base in the hipsters who crowd 'Hipster Hill' and the families who surround the ground on game days. And we promise a bright future for the people of the ever-expanding inner city northern suburbs of Melbourne – as players and supporters.
Fitzroy first fielded a women's team in 2015, in partnership with the Australian Catholic University, and expanded to two teams in 2016.
As our mantra says, we represent Great football. Great community. Great culture.
Fitzroy forever, forever Fitzroy.