Pirates launch 40th year commemorative logo!


In late 1979, the Peninsula Old Boys Football Club (POBFC) was formed by four past students of Peninsula Grammar. Howard Mitchell, Mark Sampson, Peter Humphris and Rob Hulls went to work convincing the VAFA that their club should be admitted to the oldest football competition in the land.

Approval was granted and the hard work started with a committee formed and recruiting beginning in earnest. Committee members Daryl Neal, Peter Mitchell and Peter Rumph were charged with the task of creating the new club’s nickname. With the schools proximity to Port Phillip Bay, Daryl suggested the name “The Pirates”. It was an inspired choice, and The Pirates were ready for their inaugural season in 1980.

2019 marks the 40th season of the POBFC and the club has many new initiatives to commemorate this 40th year milestone. The first is the unveiling of our special 40th season logo. Created with the help of past player Eddie Coghlan, this logo will feature prominently throughout the season.

The POBFC committee look forward to all Pirates – past, present and future, celebrating 40 years of the Mighty blue and tan. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements relating to our 40th season celebrations.

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