Some of the more prominent families to represent Ferntree Gully Football Club have done so for 3 generations or more.
Frank Pickett was a prominent player in the 20’s and Picketts Reserve on Burwood Highway is named after Frank. Joe and Greg Pickett played and filled official positions withe Club and Greg’s son Peter also played.
Mick Campbell played during the 20’s and 5 of his sons all represented the Gully. They were Jim, Albert, Alex, Doug and Sidney. His grandsons Bob, Barry and Rex and their sons Graeme, Stephen and Adam have all carried on the family tradition. The Campbell family commemorated by the annual presentation of a trophy to the top performer in the Best and Fairest who is a local player.
Grandfater Ted was Treasurer and his sons Stewart, Jack and David played throughout the 40’s and 50’s. Darryl, Noel, Peter, Rod, Terry, Paul and Tim have all played senior/junior footy at some stage. Paul is currently Vice President.
Through the 70’s,80s and 90’s brothers Jim, Rob and John have all been great players in good and bad times. John and Jim having won Best and Fairests in the Senior team.
Jack De Coite was a Trainer and Secretary of the Club in the 20’s. His son Bob, a veteran of both the Footy and Cricket Clubs, recalls running the boundary as a youngster at Picketts Reserve in 1934 while the Gully oval was undergoing drainage works. Bob’s son Neil (Nails) also played.
Alf and Frank and Franks boys have a connection dating back to the 50’s. Brian, Colin and Robert were all good players carrying on the family name as has Brians son Matt.