The Frankston Dolphins Football Club plays an important role in the local community and strives to have a positive impact in all dealings with players, members, spectators and the public in general. In support of this aim, the Frankston Dolphins Football Club is proud to support headspace Frankston.

headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds, along with assistance in promoting young peoples’ wellbeing. This overs four core areas: mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug  services.  

headspace Frankston is a health service for young people living in the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula region.  We colocate  with  YSAS  (Youth Support and Advocacy Service), SalvoCare, MIND, PSS, 

Skillsplus and have access to other youth services. We also outreach to Shed11 in Hastings and Y-Lounge in Rosebud. If you wish to access any of our services, give us a call on (03) 9769 6419.

If you are experiencing any mental health issues, want to reduce your use of alcohol and other drugs, are trying to find somewhere to live, need support getting into work or study, need an STI check or have anything else going on in your life you need support with, we can help.



62 Playne Street, Frankston, Victoria 3199

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The Centre for Sport and Social Impact (CSSI) at La Trobe University was commissioned by AFL Victoria to determine the social value of a “typical” community football club; specifically its social, health and community impact. The following is an extract from that report.​

1. Football clubs provide an environment where people are more socially connected at every age group compared to other Victorians.

2. Football clubs are 3 times more useful for developing social networks than work, education or other community group networks.

3. Football clubs provide club members greater social support than through their other social networks.

4. Football clubs help people develop skills in public speaking, problem solving, decision making, conflict resolution, and dealing with people from diverse backgrounds.

5. Football clubs provide individuals, particularly those aged 15 to 24, with significantly increased chances of securing employment via the social networks provided by the club.​


1. Football clubs are important and effective vehicles for delivering health and safety campaign messages for young people.

2. Individuals associated with a football club have a greater level of self-reported wellbeing at every age group compared to a sample of the Victorian population.

3. Individuals associated with a football club have higher levels of self-reported physical and mental health at most age groups compared to a sample of the Victorian population.

4. The self-reported mental health of people aged 18-24 associated with a football club is substantially higher than the general population; given the higher incidence of mental health issues among young people, it could be argued that ‘football clubs help those at greatest risk of poor mental health’.


1. Football clubs harness the collective energy of players, coaches, administrators, volunteers and supporters to not only deliver sport and social activities for members, but for their respective communities.

2. Football clubs are increasingly engaged with their communities, delivering a range of services such as school holiday clinics and health awareness programs in schools, while supporting other community groups’ events and fundraising efforts, supporting health awareness and education campaigns, and supporting socially disadvantaged members of the community participate in football.

3. A football club’s reach is significant and extends beyond its players, coaches, administrators and volunteers; for every 1 player, football clubs reach 10 people in their community, generating increased civic pride.

4. Football clubs are considered the hub of a community, particularly in rural and regional areas, are a focal point for community efforts in times of crisis and celebration, and are considered by club and community members as central to shaping the identity of a township or area.

5. Sponsors typically support community football clubs to assist them deliver community benefits rather than for commercial gain.

6. Football club leaders, on and off the field, are considered community role models.

Click HERE for the full report