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The Sandringham Football Club has a long, proud and successful history in the VFA/VFL competition. Sandringham was admitted to the VFA (Victorian Football Association) in 1929, 2 years after lodging an application to join the competition. The yellow, black and blue colours of the Sandringham jumper were made up of colours taken from the three local sides that combined to make up the club. The yellow came from the Sandringham Amateurs, Black from Black Rock & Blue from Hampton Amateurs.
The ‘Zebra’ name was started by Jim Blake, a Melbourne top-liner who wrote about the VFA for many years during the time of the clubs start in the competition.
During Sandringham’s existence in the VFA/VFL competition, the club has participated in 15 Grand Finals, winning 10 and losing 5. The most successful period for the Zebras was throughout the mid-2000s where the club won 3 successive premierships under Coach Mark Williams.