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Melbourne Coterie is the preeminent supporter group of the Melbourne Football Club and has played an important role for over 75 years. Before players were professional athletes, Coterie provided players with assistance and employment. In more recent times, Coterie provided a business, financial, mentor and support network. The Melbourne Coterie today is made up of businessmen from all walks of life that join together in a spirit of camaraderie to support the Melbourne Football Club to be successful on and off the field.



Chairman: Chris Brown
Vice Chairman: Bruce Brown
Secretary: Ian Maguire
Treasurer: Jim Gardiner
Committee: Colin Taylor
Matthew Franceschini
Penny Collins
Liz Coningsby

2016 Calendar of Events

Date Event
Saturday 6 February Coterie Raceday @ Caulfield Racecourse
Tuesday 23 February Coterie Pre Season Dinner
Tuesday 1 March Coterie Golf Day
Wednesday 9 March MFC Season Launch (Full members only)
Rd 1, Saturday 26 March 1 v GWS Matchday function - Hans Ebeling Room
Rd 5, Sunday 24 April v Richmond Matchday function, ANZAC eve - Hans Ebeling Room
Rd 6, Saturday 30 April v St Kilda Matchday function - Chairmans Club @ Etihad Stadium (Full members only)
Rd 8, Sunday 15 May v Western Bulldogs Matchday function - Hans Ebeling Room
Rd 9, Sunday 22 May v Brisbane Matchday function - Hans Ebeling Room
Friday 3 June Coterie mid-season lunch
Rd 12, Monday  13 June v Collingwood Matchday function , Queens Birthday/ MND game - Hans Ebeling Room
Foundation Heroes event Wednesday 22 June
Rd 15, Sunday 3 July v Adelaide Matchday function - MCC Committee Room
Rd 19, Sunday 31 July v Gold Coast Matchday function, MFC Life Members invitation  - Harrison Room
Rd 20, Saturday 6 August v Hawthorn Matchday function - Hans Ebeling Room
Friday 26 August Business of Sport @ Crown Palladium
Monday 26 September Brownlow Night @ Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
TBC Keith "Bluey" Truscott Club Champion 
November - tbc Coterie AGM and Dinner


For further information and general enquiries, please contact Jackie Emmerton
Email: or Phone: (03) 9652 1122 or click here.


1. Ron Barassi

“After my father was killed in action at Tobruk, Coterie made a pledge to take care of my mother and myself. I have never forgotten this definitive, caring statement. From my playing days, through my coaching days, to now, I regard Coterie as part of the fabric of a successful club. Coterie’s contribution through fundraising, player welfare and player employment continues 75 years on, as does the spirit of great camaraderie and passion for our Club which infuses Coterie functions and match day luncheons. I am honoured to be part of it.”

2. Coterie pledge to Mrs Elza Barassi

3. Noel McMahen

“During my 65 year association with the MFC, I have seen our Coterie play a significant part in the Club’s heritage. From my early playing days to the present, Coterie’s commitment to the Club’s finances, players and values has been unheralded.”

4. Robert Flower

“Coterie has a long and significant history with our club. They are passionate and dedicated to its long term success, and are a wonderful group of which to be a part.”

5. Garry Lyon

“The Melbourne Football Club Coterie was a constant support of a young country boy moving down to the city. The MFC Coterie continues to generate a special spirit around our club.”

6. David Schwarz

“Coterie is a great group of passionate and committed supporters with whom I have developed lifelong friendships.”