Mid Gippsland Football League

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Mid Gippsland Football League
General Information
Founded 1935
Records
Highest Score 324 – Morwell East 48.36.324 (v Mirboo North) – 1980
Most goals in a game 23 – Alan Mathieson – Yinnar (v Erica) - 1955
Most goals in a season 150 – Keith Peacock – Mirboo North - 1957
Most premierships 12 - Yinnar
Most flags in a row 3- Hazelwood 1951-1953,
Yinnar 1969-1971,
Newborough - 1988-1990
Most wins in a row 59 – Hazelwood – 1951-1954
Most loses in a row 49 - Boolarra - 1989-1992


The Mid Gippsland Football League is an Australian rules football league in the Latrobe Valley region of Victoria, Australia.

History[edit]

The league was founded in 1935. The original clubs were:

  • Boolarra
  • Morwell Seconds
  • Brown Coal Mine
  • Morwell Bridge
  • Yallourn Imperials
  • Yinnar

Clubs[edit]

Current[edit]

Club Jumper Nickname Year entered competition Flags MGFL senior premierships
Boolarra
MelbourneDesign.jpg
Demons 1935 4 1955, 1958, 1997, 2011
Hill End & Grove
Leowglfl.PNG
Rovers/Hill Men 1946 6 1938, 1948–49, 1962, 1974, 1981
Mirboo North
RichmondDesign.svg
Tigers 1955-1957, 1969 5 1956-1957, 2006–07, 2013
Morwell East
HawksDesign.svg
Hawks 1973 3 1979–80, 2005
Newborough
BULLDOGSDesign.svg
Bulldogs 1957 8 1959, 1978, 1988–90, 1999–2000, 2002–03
Thorpdale
SharksDesign.png
Blues 1936 5 1946, 1960–61, 1976, 1985
Trafalgar
StratfordDesign.png
Bloods 1969 8 1975, 1991–92, 1994–95, 2009–10, 2012
Yallourn/YallournNorth
EssendonDesign.svg
Bombers 1984 4 1986–87, 1993, 1996
Yarragon
SwanDesign.png
Panthers 1977 1 1977
Yinnar
CollingwoodDesign.svg
Magpies 1935 12 1939, 1954, 1964, 1967, 1969–71, 1973, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2008



List of Finalists (since 1935)[edit]

Year Teams Premiers Runner Up Third Fourth Fifth
1935 6 Morwell Seconds Boolarra
1936 7 Haunted Hills Morwell Seconds
1937 8 Morwell Seconds Morwell Bridge
1938 8 Leowglfl.PNG Hill End Thorpdale
1939 8 CollingwoodDesign.svg Yinnar Thorpdale
1940 5 Morwell Seconds Thorpdale
1946 10 SharksDesign.png Thorpdale Yinnar Brown Coal Mine Morwell Bridge
1947 10 Brown Coal Mine Imperials Thorpedale Hill End Erica
1948 8 Leowglfl.PNG Hill End Thorpedale Yallourn North Morwell Bridge
1949 8 Leowglfl.PNG Hill End Thorpdale Erica Hazelwood
1950 9 EssendonDesign.svg Yallourn North Morwell Bridge Thorpdale Hazelwood
1951 9 Hazelwood Thorpdale Morwell Bridge Yallourn North
1952 9 Hazelwood Yallourn North Thorpdale Yinnar
1953 9 Hazelwood Yallourn North Thorpdale Yinnar
1954 9 CollingwoodDesign.svg Yinnar Hazelwood Yallourn North Thorpdale
1955 11 MelbourneDesign.jpg Boolarra Mirboo North Dumbalk Yinnar
1956 10 RichmondDesign.svg Mirboo North Dumbalk Thorpdale Yinnar
1957 10 RichmondDesign.svg Mirboo North Hill End Thorpdale Dumbalk
1958 8 MelbourneDesign.jpg Boolarra Newborough Yinnar Hill End
1959 7 BULLDOGSDesign.svg Newborough Yinnar Thorpdale Yallourn North
1960 7 SharksDesign.png Thorpdale Yallourn North Yinnar Newborough
1961 8 SharksDesign.png Thorpdale Yinnar Yallourn North Newborough
1962 9 Leowglfl.PNG Hill End Thorpdale Yallourn North Yinnar
1963 9 EssendonDesign.svg Yallourn North Yinnar Hazelwood Leongatha
1964 8 CollingwoodDesign.svg Yinnar Hazelwood Yallourn North Newborough
1965 7 Hazelwood Yinnar Yallourn North Newborough
1966 8 Hazelwood Thorpdale Yallourn North Yinnar
1967 8 CollingwoodDesign.svg Yinnar Thorpdale Hazelwood Yallourn North
1968 8 Maryvale Thorpdale Yallourn North Yinnar
1969 10 CollingwoodDesign.svg Yinnar Yallourn North Trafalgar Mirboo North
1970 10 CollingwoodDesign.svg Yinnar Yallourn North Maryvale Trafalgar
1971 10 CollingwoodDesign.svg Yinnar Trafalgar Hill End Yallourn North
1972 10 EssendonDesign.svg Yallourn North Mirboo North Yinnar Newborough
1973 11 CollingwoodDesign.svg Yinnar Hill End Newborough Yallourn North
1974 11 Leowglfl.PNG Hill End Newborough Maryvale Yinnar
1975 11 StratfordDesign.png Trafalgar Newborough Hazelwood/Churchill Hill End
1976 11 SharksDesign.png Thorpdale Newborough Hazelwood/Churchill Morwell East
1977 11 SwanDesign.png Yarragon Newborough Trafalgar Hazelwood/Churchill
1978 11 BULLDOGSDesign.svg Newborough Hazelwood/Churchill Maryvale Hill End
1979 10 HawksDesign.svg Morwell East Hazelwood/Churchill Maryvale Trafalgar
1980 10 HawksDesign.svg Morwell East Trafalgar Yarragon Hill End
1981 10 Leowglfl.PNG Hill End Morwell East Churchill Trafalgar
1982 10 Churchill Morwell East Trafalgar
1983 10 Churchill Trafalgar Morwell East Hill End
1984 9 StratfordDesign.png Trafalgar Morwell East Thorpdale Yarragon
1985 9 SharksDesign.png Thorpdale Morwell East Trafalgar Hill End
1986 11 EssendonDesign.svg Yallourn/Yallourn North Trafalgar Yarragon Newborough
1987 10 EssendonDesign.svg Yallourn/Yallourn North Thorpdale Newborough Yarragon
1988 10 BULLDOGSDesign.svg Newborough Trafalgar Thorpdale Yallourn/Yallourn North
1989 10 BULLDOGSDesign.svg Newborough Trafalgar Hill End Mirboo North
1990 10 BULLDOGSDesign.svg Newborough Trafalgar Mirboo North Morwell East
1991 10 StratfordDesign.png Trafalgar Mirboo North Yallourn/Yallourn North Newborough
1992 10 StratfordDesign.png Trafalgar Thorpdale Yinnar Mirboo North
1993 10 EssendonDesign.svg Yallourn/Yallourn North Trafalgar Thorpdale Yinnar
1994 10 StratfordDesign.png Trafalgar Yallourn/Yallourn North Mirboo North Yinnar
1995 10 StratfordDesign.png Trafalgar Yallourn/Yallourn North Yinnar Yarragon Boolarra
1996 10 EssendonDesign.svg Yallourn/Yallourn North Trafalgar Yarragon Boolarra Newborough
1997 10 MelbourneDesign.jpg Boolarra Newborough Yinnar Morwell East Yallourn/Yallourn North
1998 10 CollingwoodDesign.svg Yinnar Newborough Morwell East Hill End Thorpdale
1999 10 BULLDOGSDesign.svg Newborough Yinnar Trafalgar Thorpdale Morwell East
2000 10 BULLDOGSDesign.svg Newborough Yinnar Trafalgar Hill End Thorpdale
2001 10 CollingwoodDesign.svg Yinnar Trafalgar Yallourn/Yallourn North Newborough Yarragon
2002 10 BULLDOGSDesign.svg Newborough Trafalgar Yinnar Boolarra Yallourn/Yallourn North
2003 10 BULLDOGSDesign.svg Newborough Trafalgar Yinnar Mirboo North Yallourn/Yallourn North
2004 10 CollingwoodDesign.svg Yinnar Mirboo North Morwell East Newborough Hill End
2005 10 HawksDesign.svg Morwell East Yinnar Trafalgar Newborough Mirboo North
2006 10 RichmondDesign.svg Mirboo North Morwell East Trafalgar Yinnar Newborough
2007 10 RichmondDesign.svg Mirboo North Yinnar Morwell East Newborough Trafalgar
2008 10 CollingwoodDesign.svg Yinnar Trafalgar Mirboo North Yallourn/Yallourn North Morwell East
2009 10 StratfordDesign.png Trafalgar Morwell East Yarragon Mirboo North Yinnar
2010 10 StratfordDesign.png Trafalgar Morwell East Yarragon Mirboo North Thorpdale
2011 10 MelbourneDesign.jpg Boolarra Trafalgar
2012 10 StratfordDesign.png Trafalgar Newborough
2013 10 RichmondDesign.svg Mirboo North Newborough

Leading Goal Kickers[edit]

Year Player H&A goals Finals goals Total Goals
1947 Keith Shields (BCM Imps) 103 7 110
1948 Bill Tuena (Thorpedale) 66 7 73
1949 Frank Sartori (Hazelwood) 35 5 40
1950 S Lestrange (Morwell Bridge) 68 4 72
1951 Frank Sartori (Hazelwood) 50 6 56
1952 Frank Sartori (Hazelwood) 32 8 40
1953 D Cook (Yallourn North) 45 5 50
1954 Stirling (Thorpedale) 61 2 63
1955 Alan Mathieson (Yinnar) 92 2 94
1956 Keith Peacock (Mirboo North) 122 8 130
1957 Keith Peacock (Mirboo North) 140 10 150
1958 0 0 0
1959 0 0 0
1960 0 0 0
1961 0 0 0
1962 0 0 0
1963 0 0 0
1964 Sanders (Yallourn North) 49 8 57
1965 Graham Cranwell (Hazelwood) 0 6 6
1966 Graham Cranwell (Hazelwood) 39 3 42
1967 Graham Cranwell (Hazelwood) 88 2 90
1968 Peter Rennie (Yinnar) 58 3 61
1969 Alan Snell (MN) 76 0 76
1970 Rob Hutchinson (YN) 59 5 64
1971 0 0 0
1972 0 0 0
1973 Joe Makowski (Maryvale) 105 0 105
1974 Joe Makowski (Maryvale) 106 10 116
1975 Ian Jennings (Thorpedale ) 91 0 91
1976 Ian Jennings (Thorpedale ) 136 12 148
1977 Peter Brumellen (Newborough) 100 11 111
1978 Peter Brumellen (Newborough) 47 14 61
1979 Jim Rasmussen (Morwell East) 88 14 102
1980 Dan O'Donnell(Morwell East) 109 4 113
1981 Jim Rasmussen (Morwell East) 66 7 73
1982 Jim Rasmussen (Morwell East) 96 0 96
1983 Steve Sanders (Churchill) 79 9 88
1984 Bruce Chalmers (Trafalgar) 42 7 49
1985 Graeme Rowlings (Thorpedale) 100 5 105
1986 0 0 0
1987 Ian Gray (Trafalgar) 80 0 80
1988 Steve Sanders (Newborough) 111 9 120
1989 Steve Sanders (Newborough) 107 0 107
1990 Royce Wilkins (Mirboo North) 83 5 88
1991 Shane McGrath (Trafalgar) 95 10 105
1992 Shane McGrath (Trafalgar) 114 7 121
1993 Alan Wright (YYN) 91 3 94
1994 Sean Julin (Boolarra) 78 0 78
1995 Brett Mayo (Yinnar) 81 12 93
1996 Brett Hughes (YYN) 92 17 109
1997 Sean Julin (Boolarra) 64 21 85
1998 Nick Leechino (Morwell East) 124 0 124
1999 Glen Michie (Newborough) 108 7 115
2000 D Edwards (Morwell East) 75 0 75
2001 M Hoiles (Trafalgar) 60 1 61
2002 0 0 0
2003 0 0 0
2004 Timothy Triall (Mirboo North) 119 0 119
2005 Colin Gibson-Williamson (Morwell East) 68 1 69
2006 Timothy Triall (Mirboo North) 113 23 136
2007 Timothy Triall (Mirboo North) 104 0 104
2008 Tim Phillips (YYN) 65 0 65
2009 Timothy Triall (Mirboo North) 79 3 82
2010 Matthew Robertson (Trafalgar) 61 0 61
2011 Timothy Triall (Mirboo North) 66 10 76
2012 Thys Stanistreet (Yinnar) 70 10 80
2013 Timothy Triall (Mirboo North) 101 4 105


2008 Ladder[edit]

Mid Gippsland FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts
Yinnar 17 0 0 1 1986 789 251.71% 70
Trafalgar 16 0 2 0 1752 634 276.34% 64
Mirboo North 13 0 5 0 1310 1127 116.24% 52
Yallourn-Yallourn North 9 0 8 1 1353 1219 110.99% 38
Morwell East 9 0 9 0 1392 1249 111.45% 36
Newborough 8 0 10 0 1206 1398 86.27% 32
Yarragon 6 0 12 0 1122 1293 86.77% 24
Boolarra 6 0 12 0 1283 1777 72.20% 24
Thorpedale 4 0 14 0 898 1534 58.54% 16
Hill End 1 0 17 0 686 1968 34.86% 4

FINALS

Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Elimination Yallourn-Yallourn North 11 9 75 Morwell East 8 5 53
Qualifying Trafalgar 6 9 45 Mirboo North 6 5 41
1st Semi Mirboo North 23 9 147 Yallourn-Yallourn North 11 11 77
2nd Semi Yinnar 5 2 32 Trafalgar 7 6 48
Preliminary Yinnar 11 14 80 Mirboo North 10 4 64
Grand Yinnar 10 9 69 Trafalgar 5 11 41


2009 Ladder[edit]

Mid Gippsland FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts
Morwell East 16 0 2 0 1875 817 229.50% 64
Mirboo North 15 0 3 0 1733 901 192.34% 60
Trafalgar 14 0 4 0 1576 734 214.71% 56
Yarragon 13 0 4 1 1507 1099 137.12% 54
Yinnar 9 0 9 0 1300 1135 114.54% 36
Yallourn-Yallourn North 6 0 11 1 1170 1405 83.27% 26
Newborough 6 0 12 0 1103 1528 72.19% 24
Thorpedale 5 0 13 0 975 1387 70.30% 20
Hill End 4 0 14 0 760 1359 55.92% 16
Boolarra 1 0 17 0 709 2343 30.26% 4

FINALS

Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Elimination Yarragon 13 9 87 Yinnar 8 11 59
Qualifying Trafalgar 8 11 59 Mirboo North 6 3 39
1st Semi Yarragon 10 11 71 Mirboo North 5 7 37
2nd Semi Trafalgar 13 7 85 Morwell East 5 4 34
Preliminary Morwell East 14 9 93 Yarragon 10 8 68
Grand Trafalgar 16 8 104 Morwell East 7 5 47


2010 Ladder[edit]

Mid Gippsland FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts
Trafalgar 17 0 1 0 1655 903 183.28% 68
Yarragon 14 0 4 0 1414 839 168.53% 56
Morwell East 13 0 5 0 1558 1229 126.77% 52
Mirboo North 13 0 5 0 1308 1111 117.73% 52
Thorpedale 9 0 9 0 1358 1199 113.26% 36
Yallourn-Yallourn North 8 0 10 0 1103 1248 88.38% 32
Yinnar 5 0 13 0 967 1434 67.43% 20
Newborough 4 0 13 1 1260 1642 76.74% 18
Boolarra 4 0 13 1 1047 1534 68.25% 18
Hill End 2 0 16 0 860 1391 61.83% 8

FINALS

Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Elimination Mirboo North 11 7 73 Thorpedale 10 11 71
Qualifying Yarragon 8 1 49 Morwell East 7 6 48
1st Semi Morwell East 8 6 54 Mirboo North 4 9 33
2nd Semi Trafalgar 12 8 80 Yarragon 7 11 53
Preliminary Morwell East 9 13 67 Yarragon 6 10 46
Grand Trafalgar 13 19 97 Morwell East 6 10 46

2011 Ladder[edit]

Mid Gippsland FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts
Trafalgar 18 0 0 0 1596 873 182.82% 72
Mirboo North 13 0 4 1 1376 969 142.00% 54
Boolarra 12 0 6 0 1305 1005 129.85% 48
Newborough 12 0 6 0 1457 1427 102.10% 48
Yallourn-Yallourn North 8 0 8 2 1188 1161 102.33% 36
Hill End 7 0 11 0 877 1146 76.53% 28
Yarragon 6 0 12 0 925 966 95.76% 24
Yinnar 6 0 12 0 1106 1299 85.14% 24
Morwell East 3 0 14 1 1019 1486 68.57% 14
Thorpedale 3 0 15 0 1041 1558 66.82% 12

FINALS

Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Elimination Newborough 11 8 74 Yallourn-Yallourn North 9 10 64
Qualifying Boolarra 11 7 73 Mirboo North 9 12 66
1st Semi Mirboo North 21 8 134 Newborough 10 10 70
2nd Semi Trafalgar 15 10 100 Boolarra 11 13 79
Preliminary Boolarra 12 13 85 Mirboo North 12 5 77
Grand Boolarra 13 4 82 Trafalgar 8 5 53


2012 Ladder[edit]

Mid Gippsland FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts
Newborough 15 0 2 1 1716 911 188.36% 62
Trafalgar 15 0 2 1 1533 830 184.70% 62
Mirboo North 15 0 3 0 1569 854 183.72% 60
Yinnar 10 0 8 0 1490 1032 144.38% 40
Morwell East 9 0 8 1 1386 1048 132.25% 38
Hill End 8 0 10 0 1138 1228 92.67% 32
Boolarra 7 0 10 1 1191 1263 94.30% 30
Yallourn-Yallourn North 7 0 11 0 1356 1345 100.82% 28
Yarragon 1 0 17 0 806 1995 40.40% 4
Thorpedale 1 0 17 0 617 2296 26.87% 4

FINALS

Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Elimination Yinnar 11 10 76 Morwell East 9 5 59
Qualifying Trafalgar 9 12 66 Mirboo North 5 8 38
1st Semi Yinnar 16 10 106 Mirboo North 10 8 68
2nd Semi Newborough 11 7 73 Trafalgar 8 7 55
Preliminary Trafalgar 6 11 47 Yinnar 5 7 37
Grand Trafalgar 10 3 63 Newborough 8 8 56


2013 Ladder[edit]

Mid Gippsland FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts
Mirboo North 15 0 3 0 2008 782 256.78% 60
Newborough 15 0 3 0 1862 1003 185.64% 60
Yinnar 14 0 4 0 1743 969 179.88% 56
Trafalgar 14 0 4 0 1489 961 154.94% 56
Boolarra 11 0 7 0 1495 1144 130.68% 44
Hill End 8 0 10 0 1241 1245 99.68% 32
Thorpedale 6 0 12 0 1131 1930 58.60% 24
Morwell East 4 0 14 0 959 1656 57.91% 16
Yarragon 2 0 16 0 885 2270 38.99% 8
Yallourn-Yallourn North 1 0 17 0 851 1704 49.94% 4

FINALS

Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Elimination Trafalgar 7 9 51 Boolarra 6 11 47
Qualifying Yinnar 13 12 90 Newborough 7 6 48
1st Semi Newborough 13 8 86 Trafalgar 8 6 54
2nd Semi Mirboo North 13 13 91 Yinnar 8 4 52
Preliminary Newborough 12 13 85 Yinnar 9 10 64
Grand Mirboo North 10 9 69 Newborough 9 11 65


Further reading[edit]

  • Williams, Laurie; Greenwood, Cliff (1985). From the ashes: a history of the Mid Gippsland Football League 1935–1985. Mid Gippsland Football League. ISBN 0-9590011-0-7. 

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