Heidelberg West Football Club

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Heidelberg West Football Club
Heidelberg West logo.jpg
Names
Full name Heidelberg West Football Club
Nickname(s) Hawks
2013 season
Leading goalkicker Kyl Ewart
Best and fairest Dan Bailey
Club details
Founded 1936
Colours      Brown,      Gold
Competition Northern Football League
Chairman Tom Bennett
Coach Derek Shaw
Ground(s) Heidelberg Park
Other information
Official website Heidelberg West Football Club

Heidelberg West Football Club is an Australian rules football club in Heidelberg West, Victoria, currently competing in Division 3 of the Northern Football League.

Club History[edit]

The Heidelberg West Football Club was established in 1936, and gained admission into the Diamond Valley Football League (now Northern Football League) in 1939. The club was operated from a small brick clubroom/change room that was later converted into the existing change room facility at the ground. Jack Wood, with the help of a number of members, was responsible for building the additional front end of the clubrooms which still exist today, and have been made a feature piece of the local Heidelberg scenery.

Jack Wood’s family are still involved with the football club today. The rooms were renovated in 2010 thanks to a bequeathment made by club stalward Dave Fisher after his passing. The rooms are now known as the "Dave Fisher" clubrooms.

The club enjoyed the ultimate success in their early days, winning the flag shortly after entering the competition in 1941, and also had a period of great success throughout the 70’s and 80’s in the strong Division 1 Diamond Valley Comeptition. During the 80’s the club also produced three Frank Smith medalists (B&F for DVFL competition) in Brad Dunbar (1988), Mark Perkins (1986) and Kelvin Wood (1984). In 2010 the NFL split Division 2 into another Division with Heidelberg West becoming qualifying for by finishing in the bottom 6.[1]

Premierships[edit]

  • 1941 - Seniors Premiership
  • 1955 - Reserves Premiership
  • 1966 - Third Premiership

Life Member[edit]

F Smith, C Hart, D Bennetts, J Sinclair, D Pritchard, J Hughes, A Maxwell, R Scott, L Barnett, B Sedgman, V Reid, R Veitch, W Byrns, B Thomas, M Bloom, B A Sedgman, N McLeod, JC Scarffe, RG O’Rourke, D Fisher, M Hill, C Colbert, D Carpenter, L Butterworth,L Hill, R Maslin, A Hayward, B Reece, P Williams, I Bell, P Boxhall, J Spencer, N Brennan, K Mulgrave, K Scott, D Young, A Fairchild, G Clarence, B Watson Mrs, P Anderson, P Taylor, K Wood, L Cozen, S Reece Mrs, J Wood, K Moore, D Scott, M Fairchild, V Moore Mrs, P Gall, P Russell, T Hogan, I Stillman, G Reinke, D Wood Mrs, P Barnes, D Ilardi, J Cheers, R Edmonds, B Davis, P Byrne, M James, D Moore, P James[2]

Frank Smith Medallists (competition B & F)[edit]

1988 Brad Dunbar

1986 Mark Perkins

1984 Kelvin Wood

1964 Pat Foley

1963 Pat Foley

1953 Jack Tucker

Competition Leading goalkicker[edit]

1992 Greg Withers (80)

1960 Ivan Francis (67)

1959 Ed Crawley (70)

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