East Gippsland Football League

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East Gippsland Football League
General Information
Founded 1974
Records
Highest Score 343 - Wy Yung 53.25.343 v Paynesville 3.1.19 - 2005
Most goals in a game 22 - Garry Lee – Lucknow v Swan Reach - 1983
Most goals in a season 133 - Stephen Schaeche (Wy Yung) - 1992
Most premierships 9 - Orbost
Most flags in a row 4 - Snowy Rovers - 1982-1985
Most wins in a row 29 - Bairnsdale - 2000-2001
Most loses in a row 69 - Bruthen - 1974-1978

The East Gippsland Football League is an Australian rules football League in the East Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia.

History[edit]

The East Gippsland FL in its present incarnation began in 1974 with the merger of the Gippsland Football League and the Bairnsdale District Football League. The league has had a number of clubs fold, merge, leave and return over its history, due partly to changing economic circumstances in the area, with areas such as Orbost losing large amounts of their population.

At one stage in the 1980s, the league divided its clubs into two divisions, due to a desire to avoid weekly 40-goal drubbings for the weaker clubs. In 1984 the league had two divisions of five clubs each, both divisions having a club with a bye every week, this move enabling the league to save costs on umpiring.

However, in 1985 Wy Yung got promoted to first division, so the league then had six and four. The second division broke away in 1986 to form the Riviera Football League, together with some clubs who had left the North Gippsland Football League. Most of these clubs returned to the league in 2004 after the Riviera FL disbanded, although others moved to the Omeo & District Football League.

In 2011, the league dropped back to six clubs, with Bairnsdale returning to the Gippsland Football League. In 2012 season the league reverted to again feature 7 clubs, with Stratford announcing that they would leave the North Gippsland Football League and join the EGFL.[1]

Timeline[edit]

Clubs[edit]

East Gippsland Football League is located in Shire of East Gippsland
Lakes Entrance
Lakes Entrance
Lindenow
Lindenow
Lucknow
Lucknow
Orbost-Snowy Rovers
Orbost-Snowy Rovers
Paynesville
Paynesville
Stratford
Stratford
Wy Yung
Wy Yung
Locations of 2014 EGFL teams

Current[edit]

Jumper Club Nickname Years in EGFL Premierships EGFL premierships
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Lakes Entrance Seagulls 1974- 4 1988, 1994, 1995, 2003
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Lindenow Cats 1974- 6 1980, 1986, 1989, 1991, 2011, 2012
CollingwoodDesign.svg
Lucknow Magpies 1974- 2 1993, 1997
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Orbost-Snowy Rovers Rovers 2003- - -
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Paynesville Seagulls 1974–1985, 2004- 1 Div 2: 1984, 2013
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Stratford Swans 2012- 1 2014
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Wy Yung Tigers 1974- 3 1992, 2005, 2008

Previous[edit]

Jumper Club Nickname Years in Competition Premierships Premiership years
Bairnsdale Redlegs 1999-2010, moved to Gippsland FL 8 2000-01-02, 2004, 2006–07, 2009–10
Bruthen Bulldogs 1974–1977, moved to Omeo District FL 0 -
Lindenow South Swampies 1974–1985, moved to Riviera Football League 1 Div 2: 1985
Orbost Busters 1974–2002, merged with Snowy Rovers 9 1974-75, 1979, 1981, 1987, 1990, 1996, 1998–99
Snowy Rovers Rovers 1974–2002, merged with Orbost 7 1976-77-78, 1982-83-84-85
Swan Reach Swans 1974–1985, moved to Riviera Football League 0 -
West Bairnsdale Hawks 1974–1985, moved to Riviera Football League 0 -

Leading Goal Kickers[edit]

Year Player H&A goals Finals goals Total Goals
1974 Robert Marthick (Orbost) 83 0 83
1975 Graeme Joiner (SR) 105 0 105
1976 Daryl Wren (WY) 115 1 116
1977 Brian McDonald (SR) 115 2 117
1978 Gary Henry (LE) 105 8 113
1979
1980 I Fleischer
1981 Peter Baker (Orb) 105 4 109
1982 Wanye Reggardo (LE) 112 0 112
1983 Garry Lee (Luck) 102 0 102
1984 D Somerville (Luck) 43 0 43
1985 Graeme Joiner (SR) 92 0 92
1986 Darren Vickery (Orb) 60 2 62
1987 Wanye Reggardo (LE) 88 12 100
1988 Bruce Alexander (Lind) 66 6 72
1989 Wanye Reggardo (LE) 88 5 93
1990 Wanye Reggardo (LE) 120 0 120
1991 Stephen Schaeche (WY) 106 5 111
1992 Stephen Schaeche (WY) 126 7 133
1993 Sean Allan (Lucknow) 86 8 94
1994 Mark Campisi (LE) 74 7 81
1995 David Dunkley (Lind) 70 0 70
1996 Darren Vickery (Orb) 111 14 125
1997 Tim Bull (Luck) 67 20 87
1998 Tim Bull (Luck) 61 0 61
1999 Ashley Froud (Bairn) 60 0 60
2000 David Preston (Bairn) 70 6 76
2001 David Preston (Bairn) 82 4 86
2002 David Preston (Bairn) 57 8 65
2003 David Preston (Bairn) 81 8 89
2004 Darren Vickery (OSR) 78 5 83
2005 David Preston (Bairn) 110 9 119
2006 Mathew Davidson (Bairn) 85 16 101
2007 Paul Elliott (Luck) 60 0 60
2008 Andrew Flannagan (Wy Yung) 70 7 77
2009 Mathew Davidson (Bairn) 74 15 89
2010 Mathew Davidson (Bairn) 128 4 132
2011 Stephen Nicholls (Wy Yung) 53 7 60
2012 Matt Counahan (Wy Yung) 53 5 58
2013 Matt Counahan (Wy Yung) 48 0 48
2014 Mark Sellings (Wy Yung) 47 19 66

2013 Ladder[edit]

East Gippsland Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts
CollingwoodDesign.svg Lucknow 12 3 4 0 - - 125.00% 60
SandyBayDesign.png Paynesville 11 3 5 0 - - 140.63% 56
StratfordDesign.png Stratford 11 3 5 0 - - 133.57% 56
GeelongDesign.svg Lindenow 8 3 8 0 - - 114.80% 44
RichmondDesign.svg Wy Yung 7 3 9 0 - - 78.54% 40
TathraDesign.png Lakes Entrance 5 3 11 0 - - 89.88% 32
PeelDesign.png Orbost Snowy Rovers 2 3 14 0 - - 54.71% 20

2013 Finals[edit]

Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
1st Semi StratfordDesign.pngStratford 20 12 132 GeelongDesign.svgLindenow 7 10 52
2nd Semi CollingwoodDesign.svgLucknow 13 15 93 SandyBayDesign.pngPaynesville 17 15 117
Preliminary CollingwoodDesign.svgLucknow 12 20 92 StratfordDesign.pngStratford 11 10 76
GrandFinal SandyBayDesign.pngPaynesville 15 7 97 CollingwoodDesign.svgLucknow 11 11 77

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stratford's NGFNL Swansong - Gippsland Times. Boisdale-Briagolong follow suit in 2015, bringing the league to eight clubs.

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