Historical information

Port Melbourne Football Club produced this jumper for the Frank Johnson Heritage Day VFL round 11 clash with old rivals Williamstown at North Port Oval, Sunday 27 June 2021.

The jumper is a tribute to PMFC legend Frank Johnson and the history of club. In 2007 Frank Johnson became the first VFL/VFA player to be inducted into the Australian Football League (AFL) Hall of Fame. The jumper also includes the names of the PMFC Team of the Century on the front and the years of the 17 club premierships on the back. Since 2019 the winner of the Port Melbourne vs Williamstown clash has been awarded the Johnson-Callahan Cup, named in honour Johnson and Williamstown legend, Gerry Callahan.

Port Melbourne 6.14 (50) were defeated by Williamstown 12.15 (87). During the following weeks the match-worn jumpers were sold via online auction and PMHPS secured No 31 worn by Nick Stathopoulos during the game.

Physical description

Port Melbourne Football Club heritage red & blue sleeveless jumper. Team of the Century names listed in central red panel and significant achievements of Captain Frank Johnson Snr listed in blue side panel. Number 31 in white on blue panel. Large number 31 on the back. Bottom of jumper back has 17 images of Premiership Cups from 1897 to 2017.

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