Dolphins battle to stay afloat
From the Herald-Sun
Reported by Chris Mitchell
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FRANKSTON president John Barry is confident the club will be in the VFL next season but cannot guarantee its future beyond that.
The financially stricken Dolphins are in a mess on and off-field and are open to alignment talks with an AFL club.
Frankston, one of just two stand-alone clubs with Port Melbourne, receives $140,000 annually from AFL Victoria but is not guaranteed the same amount next season.
Frankston joined the VFA/VFL in 1966 from the Mornington Peninsula Football League.
"We are dependent on that (funding). We are also dependent on sponsors and gate-takings. We have lost a few sponsors because of the economic downturn," Barry said.