About the Zebras

The Forest Hill Football Club is a community based Australian Rules football club affiliated with the Eastern Football League (EFL). The club is operated by volunteers and represented by players from the local area.


The mission of the Forest Hill Football Club is to promote, coordinate and administer the sport of Australian Rules football throughout the local community, for the benefit of participants no matter what background, level of skill or involvement.

In order to do so it is critical we remain a financially viable entity that has the ability to generate adequate funds for the ongoing administration and development of Australian Rules football within the Forest Hill community.


Forest Hill Football Club was formed by Ken Parry (ex East Burwood), Ken Walleur, Mick Cecil & Kevin Binns in 1967. Ken Parry coached the Nunawading Blues high school team and played cricket for Forest Hill Cricket Club.

Supported by the cricket club and the ground not being used in the winter, the Nunawading High School Blues became the Forest Hill Cricket/Football Club, with the colours of green and white.

The clubs renamed itself the Forest Hill Football Club in 1968 and in 1970 entered the Eastern District Football League (EDFL), now the EFL. The club fielded a seniors and reserves team, as well as an Under 15's and 17's team in our inaugural season in the EDFL.

The club has continued to field senior and reserves teams and has also fielded a strong and successful junior club. Although the junior teams were disbanded for a few years the past decade has seen the return of a strong junior division of the club.

In 2014, the Forest Hill Football Club fielded a joint venture U/19 Colts team with the Vermont Football Club. The team is named the Forest Hill Eagles.

In 2015, the Forest Hill Football Club fielded it's inaugural netball team in the EFL Netball competition. In 2016, the club will have two teams in the competition.

Forest Hill Football Club premierships

  • 1984 Premiers - Seniors Div 3
  • 1984 Premiers - Reserves Div 3
  • 2002 Premiers - Reserves Div 4
  • 2006 Premiers - Colts (U/18's)
  • 2006 Premiers - Veterans
  • 2007 Premiers - Reserves Div 4
  • 2008 Premiers - Under 16's
  • 2009 Premiers - Reserves Div 4
  • 2010 Premiers - Under 15's
  • 2013 Premiers - Under 12D's
  • 2013 Premiers - Under 14C's
  • 2013 Premiers - Reserves Div 4
  • 2017 Premiers - Reserves Div 4


Currently we have

  • 350 active players from juniors to seniors
  • 300 non-playing members
  • 4 seniors teams – Seniors, Reserves, Colts (U19’s) & Veterans (32+)
  • 5 junior teams
  • Auskick program on Friday evenings
  • All coaches accredited to AFL Victoria standards
  • All trainers & medical staff accredited in various areas & levels
  • Hard-working, passionate committee
  • Strong player & sponsor retention
  • Highly skilled, youthful and committed senior playing list
  • “Good Sports” accredited club
  • Passionate club striving for success as ONE



2017 Premiers - Reserves Division 4

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