The Sandringham Football Club
, nicknamed The Zebras
, is an Australian rules football
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club based in Melbourne
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that was formed in 1929 and plays in the Victorian Football League
The Victorian Football League which evolved from the former Victorian Football Association , taking its new name as from the 1996 season, is the premier Australian rules football league in Victoria The Victorian Football League (VFL) which evolved from the former Victorian Football Association...
(formerly the Victorian Football Association). The Zebras have a 5 year alignment agreement with AFL club St Kilda Football Club of which the first season was 2009. The alignment agreement means that St Kilda Football Club listed players that are fit to play but not selected to play for the Saints in the AFL are available to be selected to play for the Zebras in the VFL. Previously, Sandringham had an alignment with Melbourne
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. Sandringham and Melbourne were the 1st 2 clubs to form an alignment with it being announced in 1999 to start in season 2000..The alignment had an immediate effect with Sandringham winning the 2000 Grand Final http://www.afl.com.au/tabid/208/Default.aspx?newsid=60873
Sandringham and St Kilda signed a 5 year alignment that started on 1 November 2008.
In 2005, the Zebras defeated Werribee in the VFL
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to win their ninth flag, and achieve back to back flags for the first time in the history of the club.
In 2006, the Zebras again made the VFL Grand Final, this time defeating Geelong to achieve a record of 3 successive premierships.
The Zebra's home ground is the Trevor Barker Beach Oval
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. The Sandringham Dragons play in the TAC Cup are due to become part of Sandringham Football in the foreseeable future
Famous former players
- Rex Hunt
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- Chad Liddell
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- Stan Tomlins
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- Len Toyne
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- Dallas O'Brien - 1983 Stawell Gift
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- Michael Conlan
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- Jeff Sarau
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- Ian Cooper – best on ground for St Kilda in their 1966 premiership
VFA/VFL Premierships (10)
– Sandringham 14.15 (99) defeated Camberwell 13.14 (92)
– Sandringham 14.10 (94) defeated Moorabbin 13.15 (93)
– Sandringham 14.16 (100) defeated Williamstown 13.16 (94)
– Sandringham 19.16 (130) defeated Williamstown 13.8 (86)
– Sandringham 11.12 (78) defeated Box Hill 10.9 (69)
– Sandringham 10.13 (73) defeated Frankston 5.14 (44)
– Sandringham 15.18 (108) defeated North Ballarat 11.11 (77)
– Sandringham 9.13 (67) defeated Port Melbourne 9.9 (63)
– Sandringham 11.17 (83) defeated Werribee 11.8 (74)
– Sandringham 13.13 (91) defeated Geelong 11.7 (73)
VFA/VFL Runners Up (5)
– Port Melbourne 15.15 (105) defeated Sandringham 11.8 (74)
– Oakleigh 18.14 (122) defeated Sandringham 8.14 (62)
– Moorabbin 19.16 (130) defeated Sandringham 9.12 (66)
– Port Melbourne 23.19 (157) defeated Sandringham 7.15 (57)
– Springvale 14.10 (94) defeated Sandringham 6.15 (51)