The Ferntree Gully Football Club has produced some wonderful footballers over its 100 yr journey. From Henry Monk, Fred Lording, Thomas Poole in the beginning, to the strength of Myles Monk and Percy Beswicke at the turn of the 20th century before their careers with the Melbourne Football club . Prior to the great war and the stellar decade of the twenty's featuring players such as Mick Campbell, Paddy Gilchrist, The Picketts, Miles Sellars, Meredith and Max Newton. Through the catastrophic depression of the 30's with players such as Ted Beaumont, Wally Tew, Jim Campbell and The Round brothers. The resurgence of the 40's featured the likes of Don Downes, Dave Waters, Sharp, Paton and Sidebottom. The 50's brought class in the form of one man - Ray Priestley - recruited from Brunswick he would become a Gully Legend through this decade along with Bob Campbell, Barry Stuart, Bryan Mitchell and Bob DeCoite. The 60's brought back to back flags under the guidance of Billy Bragg with stars such as Johnny Milburn, Frank McGowan, Dundas, John Gordon, Jimmy Kirkpatrick. The mid 60's brought great players in John & Peter Quinn, Ian Cameron, Hanrahan, Barker, Coleman & Piggot. During the 70's great locals came of age, Mastertoun, Price, Jimmy & Rob Turner, Hill, Batty, Bland, Campbell, Dockery, Feaver along with Milburn and the talented Ronnie Huy and Peter McKay. The 80's saw the establishment of our great facilities and with them came the likes of 'Bluey' McGrath, Morrow, Stephens, Coviello, Billy Mitchell, Hilton, Watson, Winters, Doherty and Johnny Colby. Through the 90's players such as Stephenson, Catalano, Johnson and Thomas stood out and with the turn of a new century the likes of Cassidy, Milburn, Sharp, Rawlings, Deiiso, Moore and Geonopoulos have continued the long list of great players for this Football Club. This is just a sample......
Ferntree Gully Eagles F.C. Awards;
The RAY PRIESTLEY Trophy is awarded to the senior XVIII Best and Fairest .
The JIM CAMPBELL Memorial Shield is also awarded to the Senior XVII Best & Fairest and remains in the clubrooms.
The GRAHAM THOMAS Trophy is awarded to the senior XVIII Runner Up Best & Fairest
The FRANK SHARP Memorial Trophy & Shield is Awarded to the Reserves XVIII Best & Fairest
The GRAHAM MILBURN Trophy is awarded to the Reserves Runner Up
The BRYAN MITCHELL Trophy is Awarded to the U19 Best & Fairest
The JIM TURNER Trophy is awarded to the U19 Runner Up.
The COEN HENDRICKS Memorial Trophy awarded by President to an individual for outstanding service to the club.
The MICK CAMPBELL Medal awarded to the best Finals player
Best and Fairest Winners
1921 Miles Sellers 1928 Max Newton 1935 - Greg Pickett 1936 - Joe Pickett
1937,38 - Teddy Beaumont 1940 - Wally Tew 1958 - John Gordon
1979 - Gavin Feaver 1989 - Darren Stephenson 1959 - Clive Evans
1995 & 2001 Danny Cassidy 1965,66,71 John Quinn 1967,68 Peter Quinn 1974,77,82 Jim Turner
1994 Mark Johnson 1976 - Graham Scott 1969 - Ian Cameron 1973 - Terry Piggot
1998, 99, 2003,05 - Graham Thomas 1986 - Tim Edwards 2000, 02 - Andrew Sharp
Our League Best & Fairest winners
Tim Edwards EDFL U18 B&F Andrew Sharp EFL Senior B&F Ian Cameron EDFL Senior B&F John Colby EDFL Senior B&F
3rd Division 1985 4th Division 2000 1st Division 1970 3rd Division 1987
Dave Droscher EDFL U16 B&F Ray Priestley MDFA senior B&F Kenny Watson EDFL U18 B&F John Quinn EDFL Senior B&F
1966 1953, 54, 55 Second Division 1983 Second Division 1965, 66