The principal purpose of the Mentone & St Bedes O C Amateur Football Club is to field teams in every age group from Under 8’s and Auskick through to senior VAFA football. This enables players to progress through age groups in an amateur football environment. This season (2016) the club is running Auskick and fielding 13 boys and 2 girls teams in the SMJFL and 5 senior teams in the VAFA. (2 x Under 19 & 3 x open age) With the introduction of girls football, the club has committed to fielding teams in each age group in future years. So in every week during the winter season, the club provides sporting opportunities for around 700 participants and their families to enjoy.