Imperials Football Club

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Not to be confused with Imperial Football Club.
Imperials
Names
Full name Imperials Football Club
Nickname(s) Blue and whites
Club details
Founded 1892
Dissolved 1897
Colours          blue and white
Competition West Australian Junior Football Association (1892–94)
West Australian Football Association (1895–97)
Premierships WAJFA: 1 (1892)
WAFA: 0

The Imperials Football Club was an Australian rules football club based in Fremantle, Western Australia. Formed in 1892, the club competed in the West Australian Junior Football Association for three seasons from 1892 to 1894, and was admitted to the senior West Australian Football Association in 1895. The club disbanded at the conclusion of the 1897 season, with many of its players and administrators forming the bulk of the East Fremantle Football Club, which was established the next season.

History[edit]

The club is first mentioned in the fixtures for the 1892 junior football season, but it may have been formed before then.[1] The last published premiership tables, produced in The West Australian on 27 September 1892, had Imperials first on 14 points, having won seven and lost one of their eight games.[2] Imperials were admitted into the senior competition, the West Australian Football Association (WAFA), for the 1895 season. The club finished second-last in its debut season, ahead of West Perth, but were able to finish runner-up to Fremantle in 1896. The club disbanded at the end of the 1897 season, finishing with the success rate of 41.7%. A number of the club's players played with the newly formed East Fremantle, which was established before the 1898 season. Notable players included David Christy, Wally Watts, Tommy O'Dea, and Tom Wilson.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JUNIOR FIXTURES." – The West Australian. Published 19 May 1892. Retrieved from Trove, 9 December 2011.
  2. ^ "JUNIOR FOOTBALL." – The West Australian. Published 27 September 1892. Retrieved 9 December 2011.
  3. ^ Imperials – FullPointsFooty. Retrieved 9 December 2011.