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2008 Membership PackagesThe Port Melbourne Football Club is one of the most successful Australian Rules Football Clubs in the history of the game. Fifteen premierships and numerous finals appearances attest to this fact. This level of success could not have been achieved without a strong support and membership base. Thus, the old football adage, "A Club is only as strong as its' members" is remarkably accurate. Members in effect are the heart and soul of the Club.

A large membership base will ensure the long term future and viability of the "Borough" and raise our profile with potential sponsors and the media alike. So "JOIN THE FORCE" and take out one of the Club membership packages today!

Port snare former AFL tall

Courtesy of Leader Newspapers

PORT Melbourne gained its first significant signature  for the 2008 VFL season when former Brisbane and Carlton big man Dylan McLaren put pen to paper last Tuesday.

With  David Fanning,  McLaren will  give the Boroughs an imposing  ruck combination.

The  25-year-old told Port coach Gary  Ayres  that he wanted to play in a successful side. "It's always  positive to hear that," Ayres said last Wednesday.

"It tells you he's got his head right. He's fairly clear about what he wants to do and how he can contribute. He wants to play  a major part in taking the club forward."

McLaren's friendship with  another  former Blue, Luke Livingston, influenced his decision to join the Boroughs.

The 196cm right-footer is coming  off two years at Carlton where he  played 13 games, all of them in 2006.  He joined the Blues after 46 senior appearances for the Brisbane Lions between 2001-2005.

O'Keefe lines up for Port

Courtesy of Leader Group Newspapers

Reported by Paul Amy

FORMER Essendon rookie Tim O'Keefe has joined VFL club Port Melbourne.

O'Keefe has been tailed by injuries in the past two years but new Port coach Gary Ayres said the 191cm defender was getting himself fit and would be a good acquisition.

"He can be a nice running back for us, or someone who can give you a bit of height through the midfield," he said.

"He can run and carry the footy."

O'Keefe, originally from Seymour, was rookie-listed after a good 2005 season with the Bendigo Bombers.

Another Bendigo player, Michael Dillon, has also joined Port. Dillon won the reserves best and fairest this year and also made half-a-dozen senior appearances. He tried his luck at VFL level after some outstanding seasons for Gisborne.

Trio sign-on for 2008

The Club have great pleasure in announcing the re-signing of Luke Livingston, John Baird and David Robbins, all three are looking forward to working under new coach  Gary Ayres.

By making this early commitment they are sending a clear message that they are in for the long haul at the Borough and with further recruiting members & supporters can expect another improved effort in 2008.

Training will commence on November 5 (Monday) at TEAC Oval, hopefully the Club can make further announcements prior to the commencement of pre-season training.
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Luke Livngston
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John Baird
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David Robbins