Bellarine Football League

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Bellarine Football League
Bellarine Football League logo.jpg
Sport Australian rules football
Founded 1971
No. of teams 10 Former teams:
Most recent champion(s)

Geelong Amateur (Minor premiers)

Wooden spoon Newcomb Power
League Best & Fairest James Darke (Torquay)
Leading Goal Kicker Daniel Degois (Queenscliff)

The Bellarine Football League is an Australian rules football competition based in the Bellarine Peninsula region of Victoria, Australia, formed in 1971.

Six of the eight founding clubs played in the Polwarth Football league the year before

Two Polwarth clubs, Lorne and Apollo Bay, were forced to joined the CDFL. Drysdale and Barwon Heads (chief initiator) joined from the Geelong & District Football League.

The Bellarine Football League forms the third tier of football in the Geelong area, along with the Geelong Football League and the Geelong & District Football League.

Teams[edit]

Current[edit]

Club Nickname Location Home Ground Colours BFL Premierships Years in BFL
Anglesea Roos Anglesea, Victoria Dave Harding Oval 1983, 1991, 1999 1973-
Barwon Heads Seagulls Barwon Heads, Victoria Howard Harmer Oval 1972-73-74, 1993 1971-
Drysdale Hawks Drysdale, Victoria Drysdale Recreational Reserve 1976-77, 1985, 2009–10 1971-
Geelong Amateur Ammos Highton, Victoria Queens Park 2004, 2008, 2014 1995-
Modewarre Warriors Modewarre, Victoria Mount Moriac Recreation Reserve Nil 1996-
Newcomb Power Power Moolap, Victoria Grinter Reserve 1980-81-82, 1988, 2005, 2007 1976-
Ocean Grove Grubbers Ocean Grove, Victoria Ocean Grove Memorial Recreation Reserve 1994-95-96-97, 2000-01-02-03 1971-
Portarlington Demons Portarlington, Victoria Portarlington Recreation Reserve 1978, 1992 1971-
Queenscliff Barracoutas Queenscliff, Victoria Queenscliff Recreation Reserve 1975, 2011-12-13 1971-
Torquay Tigers Torquay, Victoria Spring Creek Reserve 1971, 1984, 1986–87, 1989, 1998, 2006 1971-

Former[edit]

Club Nickname Location Home Ground Colours Years in BFL BFL Premierships Notes
Leopold Lions Leopold, Victoria Green and Gold Leopold Memorial Park 1971–1991 1979, 1990 Joined the GFL
St Leonards Saints St Leonards, Victoria Red, White and Black Panels 1985–1990 (played round 1 of 1991) Nil Moved to GDFL. Portarlington added St Leonards to its name for the 1996 and 1997 seasons.
Winchelsea Blues Winchelsea, Victoria Dark Blue with White monogram Eastern Reserve 1971–1982 Nil Moved to the CDFL, and later the GDFL in 2002

Premiers[edit]

Season Premier Runner Up Score Best on Ground
1971 Torquay Queenscliff 18.5 (113) - 6.15 (51) Graham Muncey Torquay
1972 Barwon Heads Ocean Grove 18.20 (128) - 15.9 (99) Garry Hamer Barwon Heads
1973 Barwon Heads Winchelsea 19.11 (125) - 11.9 (75) Brian Marshman Barwon Heads
1974 Barwon Heads Ocean Grove 13.14 (92) - 11.13 (79) Geoff Fry Barwon Heads
1975 Queenscliff Drysdale 14.16 (100) - 11.10 (76) Peter Growney Queenscliff
1976 Drysdale Torquay 23.10 (148) - 19.13 (127) Greg Scott Drysdale
1977 Drysdale Queenscliff 12.10 (82) - 11.12 (78) David Hall Drysdale
1978 Portarlington Drysdale 12.19 (91) - 5.14 (44) Vincent Guiffe Portarlington
1979 Leopold Newcomb 18.12 (120) - 17.9 (111) Peter Lewis Leopold
1980 Newcomb Portarlington 13.17 (95) - 9.12 (66) Greg Herbet Newcomb
1981 Newcomb Torquay 17.10 (112) - 12.9 (81) John Fagan Newcomb
1982 Newcomb Torquay 19.15 (129) - 8.9 (57) John Fagan Newcomb
1983 Anglesea Torquay 14.14 (98) - 13.6 (84) Brian O’Keefe Anglesea
1984 Torquay Drysdale 19.11 (125) - 19.10 (124) Alan Lynch Drysdale
1985 Drysdale Leopold 20.26 (146) - 11.6 (72) Darren Wilson Drysdale
1986 Torquay Newcomb 21.21 (147) - 4.12 (36) Shane Jacobsen Torquay
1987 Torquay Leopold 13.16 (94) - 10.14 (74) Dale Lewis Torquay
1988 Newcomb Drysdale 14.7 (91) - 11.12 (78) Ross Gibson Newcomb
1989 Torquay Drysdale 11.15 (81) - 9.18 (72) John McMahon Torquay
1990 Leopold Anglesea 17.5 (107) - 11.13 (79) Peter Lange Leopold
1991 Anglesea Leopold 10.15 (75) - 5.7 (37) Darren Fraser Anglesea
1992 Portarlington Leopold 10.6 (66) – 4.11 (35) Brian Canny Portarlington
1993 Barwon Heads Ocean Grove 19.17 (131) - 10.16 (76) Antony Callan Barwon Heads
1994 Ocean Grove Portarlington 16.6 (102) - 5.12 (42) Dean Gills Ocean Grove
1995 Ocean Grove Anglesea 17.12 (114) - 11.11 (77) Matthew McTaggart Ocean Grove
1996 Ocean Grove Anglesea 12.12 (84) – 7.12 (54) Steven Sherwell Ocean Grove
1997 Ocean Grove Anglesea 11.10 (76) - 4.2 (26) Will McTaggart Ocean Grove
1998 Torquay Ocean Grove 9.8 (62) - 6.7 (43) George Arnold Torquay
1999 Anglesea Ocean Grove 13.16 (94) - 12.12 (84) Ian Benny Anglesea
2000 Ocean Grove Anglesea 16.13 (109) - 7.12 (54) Matthew Payne Ocean Grove
2001 Ocean Grove Drysdale 23.16 (154) - 12.8 (80) Kane Montgomery Ocean Grove
2002 Ocean Grove Drysdale 12.23 (95) - 6.7 (43) James Dalton Ocean Grove
2003 Ocean Grove Geelong Amateur 12.9 (81) - 10.12 (72) Liam Rock Ocean Grove
2004 Geelong Amateur Ocean Grove 18.9 (117) - 11.5 (71) Haami Williams Geelong Amateur
2005 Newcomb Torquay 15.18 (108) - 11.9 (75) Luke McLean Newcomb
2006 Torquay Newcomb 15.9 (99) - 13.11 (89) Andrew Wesley Torquay
2007 Newcomb Ocean Grove 25.15 (165) - 17.9 (111) Mark Stewart Newcomb
2008 Geelong Amateur Torquay 28.11 (179) - 14.19 (103) Nathan Reid Geelong Amateur
2009 Drysdale Geelong Amateur 15.18 (108) - 13.12 (90) Brett Dowie Drysdale
2010 Drysdale Geelong Amateur 13.13 (91) - 11.17 (83) Mitch Scott Drysdale
2011 Queenscliff Geelong Amateur 17.22 (124) - 13.7 (85) Daniel Gibbs Queenscliff[1]
2012 Queenscliff Torquay 16.14 (110) - 12.8 (80) Daniel Gibbs (Queenscliff)
2013 Queenscliff Drysdale 14.16 (100) - 6.11 (47) Brad Ridings (Queenscliff)
2014 Geelong Amateur Ocean Grove 22.16 (148) - 8.9 (57) Kane Smith (Geelong Amateur)

Awards[edit]

2009 Ladder[edit]

Bellarine FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts
Geelong Amateur 16 0 2 0 2445 1156 211.51% 64
Drysdale 14 0 4 0 2365 1682 140.61% 56
Torquay 13 0 5 0 2340 1421 164.67% 52
Queenscliff 12 0 6 0 2010 1424 141.15% 48
Ocean Grove 11 0 6 1 2286 1709 133.76% 46
Barwon Heads 8 0 9 1 1928 1712 112.62% 34
Modewarre 6 0 12 0 1649 1645 100.24% 24
Anglesea 5 0 13 0 1808 1915 94.41% 20
Portarlington 4 0 14 0 1394 1932 72.15% 16
Newcomb 0 0 18 0 429 4058 10.57% 0

FINALS

Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Elimination Queenscliff 17 20 122 Ocean Grove 13 13 91
Qualifying Torquay 14 17 101 Drysdale 13 17 95
1st Semi Drysdale 14 17 101 Queenscliff 8 8 56
2nd Semi Geelong Amateur 16 16 112 Torquay 10 9 69
Preliminary Drysdale 17 10 112 Torquay 13 19 97
Grand Drysdale 15 18 108 Geelong Amateur 13 12 90

2010 Ladder[edit]

Bellarine FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts
Drysdale 15 0 3 0 2145 1249 171.74% 60
Geelong Amateur 14 0 4 0 2092 1160 180.34% 56
Queenscliff 14 0 4 0 2140 1215 176.13% 56
Torquay 12 0 6 0 1801 1454 123.87% 48
Anglesea 11 0 7 0 1598 1669 95.75% 44
Ocean Grove 10 0 8 0 1691 1435 117.84% 40
Barwon Heads 7 0 11 0 1670 1823 91.61% 28
Modewarre 4 0 14 0 1224 1608 76.12% 16
Portarlington 3 0 15 0 1011 2190 46.16% 12
Newcomb 0 0 18 0 927 2496 37.14% 0

FINALS

Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Elimination Anglesea 15 14 104 Torquay 12 13 85
Qualifying Geelong Amateur 19 11 125 Queenscliff 7 9 51
1st Semi Queenscliff 16 17 113 Anglesea 14 9 93
2nd Semi Geelong Amateur 18 13 121 Drysdale 11 7 73
Preliminary Drysdale 10 24 84 Queenscliff 6 14 50
Grand Drysdale 13 13 91 Geelong Amateur 11 17 83

2011 Ladder[edit]

Bellarine FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts
Geelong Amateur 15 0 2 1 2263 1355 167.01% 62
Ocean Grove 15 0 3 0 2312 1353 170.88% 60
Queenscliff 14 0 3 1 2237 1228 182.17% 58
Anglesea 13 0 5 0 2132 1195 178.41% 52
Torquay 9 0 9 0 1672 1542 108.43% 36
Drysdale 9 0 9 0 1723 1716 100.41% 36
Barwon Heads 7 0 11 0 1511 1862 81.15% 28
Modewarre 4 0 13 1 1326 1686 78.65% 18
Newcomb 2 0 15 1 973 2272 42.83% 10
Portarlington 0 0 18 0 905 2845 31.81% 0

FINALS

Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Elimination Anglesea 12 9 81 Torquay 8 9 57
Qualifying Queenscliff 23 14 152 Ocean Grove 12 11 83
1st Semi Anglesea 19 8 122 Ocean Grove 14 12 96
2nd Semi Geelong Amateur 18 19 127 Queenscliff 12 10 82
Preliminary Queenscliff 17 16 118 Anglesea 10 14 74
Grand Queenscliff 17 22 124 Geelong Amateur 13 7 85

2012 Ladder[edit]

Bellarine FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts
Queenscliff 17 0 1 0 2175 1090 199.54% 68
Torquay 14 0 4 0 2219 1304 170.17% 56
Ocean Grove 14 0 4 0 1890 1359 139.07% 56
Drysdale 12 0 6 0 1933 1433 134.89% 48
Modewarre 10 0 8 0 1747 1255 139.20% 40
Geelong Amateur 9 0 9 0 1838 1515 121.32% 36
Barwon Heads 6 0 12 0 1923 1963 97.96% 24
Anglesea 6 0 12 0 1878 1963 95.67% 24
Portarlington 1 0 17 0 957 2811 34.04% 4
Newcomb 1 0 17 0 791 2658 29.76% 4

FINALS

Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Elimination Modewarre 17 13 115 Drysdale 16 8 104
Qualifying Torquay 18 10 118 Ocean Grove 14 7 91
1st Semi Modewarre 15 15 105 Ocean Grove 13 10 88
2nd Semi Queenscliff 12 16 88 Torquay 11 11 77
Preliminary Torquay 10 17 77 Modewarre 7 13 55
Grand Queenscliff 16 14 110 Torquay 12 8 80

2013 Ladder[edit]

Bellarine FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts
Queenscliff 18 0 0 0 2126 1114 190.84% 72
Geelong Amateur 15 0 3 0 2185 969 225.49% 60
Drysdale 13 0 5 0 1888 1334 141.53% 52
Torquay 12 0 5 1 2082 1232 168.99% 50
Ocean Grove 10 0 8 0 2021 1603 126.08% 40
Barwon Heads 8 0 9 1 2003 1586 126.29% 34
Modewarre 6 0 12 0 1547 1639 94.39% 24
Anglesea 4 0 14 0 1301 2116 61.48% 16
Newcomb 3 0 15 0 987 2354 41.93% 12
Portarlington 0 0 18 0 709 2902 24.43% 0

FINALS

Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Elimination Ocean Grove 14 13 97 Torquay 13 16 94
Qualifying Drysdale 14 14 98 Geelong Amateur 13 14 92
1st Semi Geelong Amateur 13 19 97 Ocean Grove 8 13 61
2nd Semi Drysdale 10 13 73 Queenscliff 9 12 66
Preliminary Queenscliff 12 14 86 Geelong Amateur 6 15 51
Grand Queenscliff 14 16 100 Drysdale 6 11 47

Winning percentage[edit]

Club Active Won Lost Drawn Percentage wins Flags
Anglesea 1973-2013 373 380 4 49.27 3
Barwon Heads 1971-2013 324 452 6 41.43 4
Drysdale 1971-2013 493 326 4 59.90 5
Geelong Amateur 1995-2013 256 110 5 69.00 2
Leopold 1971-1991 211 173 1 54.81 2
Modewarre 1996-2013 110 215 4 33.43 0
Newcomb 1976-2013 303 396 2 43.22 6
Ocean Grove 1971-2013 522 301 5 63.04 8
Portarlington 1971-2013 254 519 4 32.69 2
Queenscliff 1971-2013 418 374 4 52.51 4
St Leonards 1985-1990 7 100 1 6.48 0
Torquay 1971-2013 498 318 4 60.73 7
Winchelsea 1971-1982 56 156 0 26.42 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Queenscliff ends premiership drought". Geelong Advertiser. 19 September 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 

Book[edit]

  • Cat Country - History of Football In The Geelong Region - John Stoward - ISBN 9780957751583

External links[edit]