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MCC and Melbourne Football Club

Melbourne Football Club logoNo football club has had a richer history at the MCG than the Melbourne Football Club.

As the pioneer club of Australian football, Melbourne's connection with the MCG dates back to the formation of the game in 1858.

Some of those individuals who were instrumental in forming Melbourne FC also happened to be active MCC members.

As football in Yarra Park, and then on the MCG, took hold in the years that followed, the relationship between the MCC and Melbourne FC also developed to such an extent that Melbourne FC was absorbed within, and became a sporting section of, the MCC in 1889.

For the next 90 years, the MCC was largely responsible for the football club's affairs and fortunes, during which time 12 memorable premiership wins were recorded. These historical connections and on-field outcomes are part of the MCC's rich sporting heritage.

In 1980, Melbourne FC split from the MCC, becoming a public company limited by guarantee. In 2009, the Melbourne Football Club once again became a Sporting Section of the Melbourne Cricket Club.

Due to the MCC's past and current stewardship of the Melbourne FC, and the unique and long-standing sporting, cultural and economic relationship between the two clubs, the MCC is promoting membership of Melbourne FC from the MCC membership base.

MCC members have available to them two MFC membership options:

  • MCC/MFC premium membership for $179
  • MCC/MFC AFL recognised membership for $65.

If you support the Demons and are not yet a member of Melbourne FC for 2014, please join now.

All MCC members who support Melbourne FC and want the club to have sustainable success on and off the field are encouraged to make the Melbourne heart beat true for the next 150 years and onwards.

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