The Power House Amateur Football Club have been competing in the Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA) since 1947. They reside at Ross Gregory Oval on Albert Park Lake.
Their club is full of many interesting people, beautiful views and a shared love for the game of Australian Rules Football.
Here is my visual presentation of the ‘House’ in the 21st Century through a small handful of edited and unedited photographs.
ROO- A classic Sherrin Football. This ball is an integral part of the AFL game today. It sits onlooking the men who are busy taking Coach orders. It awaits the next hands that grasp it firmly. What magic will this ball create next?
POWER HOUSE PINK PARADE- As a tough session of training dawns on an Autumn Thursday evening, the setting sun welcomes its men and women once more. It feels like home, here. There is nowhere that makes these people feel any warmer. At peace, training commences shortly after.
OL’ CAP- Captain Adam Collett watches intently as his troops wrap up their training session for Thursday night. He gazes into the Skyline before him, pondering, hoping for the weekend of football ahead.
The plastic wrap filter draws focus to his features, his jumper and jumper number stand out also, almost like a painting.
BEFORE JUBILATION- Key forward Luke Stubbs take his set shot from a mark 25 metres out on a slight angle. He converts and the supporters celebrate along with the players. Moments before exhilaration.
FOR FITZY- The Senior Men’s side pose with their Fitzy Cup- a game played in honour of late Team Manager David Fitzpatrick who passed away in 2017. It is a mixture of emotion.
GOODNIGHT- After a gusty win at their home ground- Ross Gregory Oval, the sun begins to set over Albert Park Lake. The City Skyline dances in the peach clouds as the night draws to an end.