Kedron Grange Football Club

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Kedron Lions
Names
Full name Kedron District Football Club
2013 season
Club details
Founded 1937
Competition SEQAFL Div 2
Coach James Debono
Ground(s) E.K. Anderson Oval, Sixth Ave & Mercer Ave Kedron Qld 4031
Other information
Official website [1]

Kedron Australian Football Club is an Australian rules football club which competes in the SEQAFL Div 2

History[edit]

The Kedron Football Club was formed in 1937 by past pupils of Kedron and Wooloowin State Schools and debuted in the QANFL that year. Although nicknamed the Redlegs, their official emblem was the Lion and the club wore sky blue and red as their colors, however in 1982 they adopted the royal blue and red guernsey as worn by Melbourne Football Club. In both 1939 and 1940 they reached the Grand Final, losing to Windsor on each occasion. They made the Grand Final for the third successive year in 1941 and this time claimed their maiden premiership with a win over Mayne. Kedron, who won back to back premierships in 1943/44 and appeared in every Grand Final from 1946 to 1950, established themselves as Queensland's strongest club in the 1940s. In each of those premiership deciders, Kedron took on Windsor and came out on top in 1946 and 1948. After claiming another premiership in 1959, Kedron suffered a drought until 1980 when they beat Coorparoo by 48 points to win the Grand Final.

Kedron Grange[edit]

Kedron Grange Football Club were an Australian rules football club which competed in the Queensland Australian Football League. They were formed out of a merger in 1990 from the Kedron Football Club[1] and Wilston Grange Football Club.[2]

Wilston Grange, who had been formed in 1943, entered the QANFL in 1950. They also wore royal blue and red but also donned white. The Gorillas, as they were known, would make five Grand Finals during their time in the league for premierships in 1955, 1969 and 1972. Their 1969 premiership was remarkable in that they had finished with the wooden spoon the previous season and won the Grand Final by a record 84 points, defeating Sandgate.

At the end of the 1989 season, Kedron and Wilston Grange merged to form the Kedron Grange Football Club. The club played for seven seasons in this form, losing the 1994 Grand Final to Morningside by two points.

At the end of 1996 the merged club had collapsed, both parties to the merger relied on their junior clubs to continue in the underage competitions

Solo again[edit]

By 2007 enough support from the juniors allowed the senior club to return to open age football via the Queensland State Association division two. They won the flag that year and were runners up in 2010. Promoted to division one in 2011 and now due to a reorganization they will compete in the SEQAFL Division Two in 2012.

Wilston Grange still exist as a division one club in the of the SEQAFL Division One, playing their home games at Hickey Park.

Honours[edit]

Premierships (8)

  • 1941
  • 1943
  • 1944
  • 1946
  • 1948
  • 1959
  • 1980
  • 2007

Grogan Medalists (6)

  • Tom Gould (Kedron) - 1963, 1965
  • Gary Wah Hing (Kedron) - 1966
  • Kelvin Mills (Kedron) - 1970
  • Greg Packham (Kedron) - 1986
  • Dean Warren (Kedron Grange) - 1993

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kedron Football Club". Full Points Footy. 
  2. ^ "Wilston Grange Football Club". Full Points Footy.