Corryong Football Netball Club
|Full name||Corryong Football Netball Club|
|Leading goalkicker||Evan Nicholas|
|Best and fairest||Evan Nicholas|
|Colours||Navy Blue and Red|
|Competition||Upper Murray Football League|
|Ground(s)||Corryong Recreation Reserve,
Corryong, VIC 3707
Corryong Football Club is an Australian football club that plays in the Upper Murray Football League. The club fields all senior and junior sides alongside the Corryong Netball Club. Their players are mainly from the Corryong area and also from Albury/Wodonga.
Corryong was a founding member in 1893 of the Corryong Football Association, a precursor of today's Upper Murray Football League, and with a total of thirty-one senior grade premierships to its credit the club is the most successful in the competition's history. That success commenced right away as Corryong won successive flags in 1893 and 1894 and by the time the competition went into recess in 1916 because of world war one it had added another nine, including four in succession between 1907 and 1910.
During the 1920s Corryong was an almost perennial grand finalist, emerging triumphant on five occasions. It was less successful during the 1930s but still managed to claim a couple of flags. Following the second world war the club was consistently in the hunt for premiership honours and between 1948 and 1954 contested every grand final except one. However, it was successful only once, against Federal in 1951. It was a similar story during the late 1950s and the first half of the ensuing decade as, over the course of eight seasons, the Demons managed just a solitary grand final victory from half a dozen attempts. They ended the 1960s in style, however, overcoming Federal in the grand final of 1968 by 29 points and Cudgewa in the following season's play-off by a bare 2 point margin. Since their 1969 triumph the Demons have continued to amass flags at a steady rate.
2000 and Beyond
The Demons were the powerhouse club of the competition during the first half of the decade. Between 2000 and 2005 Corryong's seniors won premierships in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2005. These sides were made up of a strong local talent base combined with some experienced players from stronger district leagues proving the difference between themselves and the rest of the competition. The club also made grand finals in 2006 and 2008 with their last appearance in a grand final resulting in an embarrassing 108 point loss to Bullioh. A combination of the club's older players retiring and a number of locals leaving the area has resulted in the Demon's struggling down the bottom of the ladder for the last three season's with them finishing winless in 2011.