The Altona-Laverton Historical Society congratulations the Altona Football Club as it celebrates 100 years since its formation in 1918. The club owes its existence to a number of Altona business people, at that time, including James Duke and Dick Bloomberg who saw a need and set about establishing the club.
James Duke`s son George was the first soldier from Altona to return home after WW1 and his battalion`s colours of Purple & Gold were adopted by the newly formed Altona Football Club as their guersey colours. Altona`s nickname in the 1930s was “The Sea Dogs”. In 1939 Altona changed their Guernseys to Navy Blue with a white “A” on the breast and were known as “The A’s”.
1972 Altona City adopted the nickname “The Vikings”. This era would be Altona’s most successful winning Senior Premierships in 1970, 71, 72, 73, 75 & 76. Overall they have brought home 18 Senior Premiership Trophies and have had 12 players go on to play VFL/AFL football. All the best for your celebrations and the upcoming 2018 season.