Queenscliff Football Club

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Queenscliff Football Club
Names
Full name Queenscliff Football Club
Nickname(s) Coutas
2012 season
Premiership 1st
Home-and-away season 1st
Best and fairest Steve Owen
Club details
Founded 1884
Colours      Red,      White and      Royal Blue
Competition Bellarine Football League
Coach Tom Limb
Captain(s) Blake Limb
Premierships 15 (1910, 1913, 1920, 1929, 1937, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1975, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Ground(s) Queenscliff Recreation Reserve

The Queenscliff Football Club is an Australian rules football club that plays in the Bellarine Football League and situated in the township of Queenscliff, Victoria, on the Bellarine Peninsula. The clubs plays its home games at Queenscliff Recreation Reserve. The club is now known as the Coutas.

History[edit]

The club was established in 1884 and played in an early version Bellarine Football League that ran from 1895 to 1914. Reformed after World War I, the club continued to play locally until 1923 when it joined the Geelong Football Association. The club also has a junior section with under 10s, under 12s, under 14s, under 16s, under 18s along with the reserves and the seniors.

Queenscliff played the 1957 season in the Polwarth Football League and continued in this league until the Bellarine Football League was formed in 1971. Queenscliff dominated the Polwarth league with Kevin Coltish at full-forward the club won seven premierships in eight seasons.

Since joining the Bellarine Football League the club has a winning rate of 49.9%.

Premierships[edit]

  • 1910
  • 1913
  • 1920
  • 1929 Queenscliff Def. Chilwell 17.8 (110) – 13.15 (93)
  • 1937 Queenscliff Def. Anakie 6.6 (42) – 4.9 (33)
  • 1961
  • 1962
  • 1963
  • 1964 Queenscliff Def. Torquay 10.14 (74) – 1.4 (10)
  • 1965
  • 1967
  • 1968
  • 1975 Queenscliff Def. Drysdale 14.16 (100) – 11.10 (76) BOG – Peter Growney
  • 2011 Queenscliff Def. Geelong Amateurs 17.22 (124) – 13.7 (85) BOG – Daniel (Whippet) Gibbs
  • 2012 Queenscliff Def Torquay 16.14 (110) - 12.8 (80) BOG - Daniel (Whippet) Gibbs

League best and fairests[edit]

  • 1952 Keith Wayth
  • 1954 Keith Wayth
  • 1976 Robert Warren
  • 1977 Mike Birrell
  • 1978 Mike Birrell
  • 1988 Dean McNeil
  • 1993 Jamie Dalton
  • 2003 Matt Primmer
  • 2011 Dylan Chaplin-Burch

Highest score[edit]

  • 1976 Rd 8 Queenscliff Def. Newcomb 44.23 (287) – 5.4 (34)

Notable VFL/AFL players[edit]