Blast from the Past: Michael Frost

There have been few more decorated players in the history of the Werribee Football Club than Michael Frost.

After an all-too-brief AFL career with Footscray and St Kilda (24 games and five goals), Michael played suburban and country footy with distinction before landing at Chirnside Park in 1998.

And what an impact he had: 1998 JJ Liston Trophy Medallist; club best and fairest in 1998 and 2000; club captain from 1999 to 2001; VFL State representative in 1998, 1999, and 2001; VFL Team of the Year member in 1998, 2000, and 2001; member of the WFC Golden Tigers Team of the Decade (1992-2001); and WFC Hall of Fame member.

Nickname: Jack or Frosty (pretty obvious why)
Games: 69
Goals: Not enough! (editor’s note: it was 48)
Recruited from: Yarraville by Donald McDonald
Jumper number: 4 (I think!)
Senior debut: 1998
Memory of that game: I think we lost to Frankston at Frankston.
Most memorable game: Unfortunately, losing the 1998 Grand Final
Funniest recollection of your time: Any of the Mad Mondays with Simon Atkins, Scot Faulkner, or Adam Taylor involved. James Puli sleeping in my dog’s bed after a Sunday gathering also gets a mention!
Your shout – who would it be? The entire 1998 team list
Life after Werribee: It’s been hectic with work and four-year stint living in New Zealand.
Other clubs/achievements: Best and fairest at Swan Hill in 1990; Yarraville in 1996, 1997, 2003, and 2004; and Hoppers Crossing from 2005-07. WRFL Barry Priest Medal winner in 1996 and 97.
Profession: General manager at Stolthaven Australasia.
Family: Wife (Vicki) and two kids (Bonnie, 18; and Alex, 16)
Home: Newcastle, New South Wales

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