Warragul Football Club

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Warragul Football & Netball Club
Gulls.gif
Gulls Guernsey & Logo
Nicknames Gulls
Founded 1879
League Gippsland Football League
Home ground Western Park Warragul
(Tarwin St)
WESTERN PARK WARRAGUL.JPG
38°09′12″S 145°55′16″E / 38.15339°S 145.921093°E / -38.15339; 145.921093
Colours
  • Away games: Teal, White, Red & Black Warragul Football Club Colours.PNG
  • Home games: Black and Red V, original jumper.
Anthem "We Are The Mighty Gulls"
President Chris Blackwood
Head coach
  • Ash Green (2013 coach)
  • Justin Cant (2013 reserve coach)
Titles 4 (1974, 1976, 1984, 2003) Senior Premierships
Finishing Positions (LVFL, GLFL, WGLFL, WGFL, GFL) Runners Up: 5 Times
3rd: 6
4th: 14
5th: 2
Last Club Premiership 2006: Under 16
Website warragulfnc.vcfl.com.au

Warragul Football Club is an Australian rules football club currently in the Gippsland Football League (GFL),[1] fielding Senior, Reserve, Under 18 and Under 16 football teams, as well as A, B, C Grade and Under 17, Under 15 and Under 13 netball teams.

History[edit]

The Club was formed in 1879 by William Paul and its first games were played against other local football clubs including Drouin, Buln Buln, Morwell, Traralgon and Berwick.

Warragul's guernsey was originally black with a red V, until 2000 when the guernsey was changed to the current colours of teal, white, red and black.
The 'Gulls' have had a proud history especially through the successful years of the early 1920s, 1970s and 1980s.

Lean seasons in 1998 and 1999 in the Gippsland/Latrobe FL, saw the club transfer to the West Gippsland FL, with the thought of providing a better chance of retaining players. The Victorian Country Football League provided this clearance for the Gulls to the WGFL, where they played from 2000-2004. However, the merging of the GLFL and WGFL saw Warragul resume its battles with former foes from 2005.

Since 2005, the club has been a part of the Gippsland FL, competing against clubs such as Bairnsdale, Drouin, Garfield (until their transfer to the EDFL), Moe, Morwell, Traralgon, Maffra, Sale, Wonthaggi and Leongatha.

In 2010 and 2011, Warragul finished bottom of the ladder, winning only one game in each respective season. The club is currently building a young base of players to build on into the future, many of whom had success with the club in both the Under 16 and 18's previously.

Seniors[edit]

Year Wins Losses % Points Position Coach B&F Notes
2013 0 0 0.00% 0 Ash Green New coach, Ash Green
2012 5 13 64.19% 12 10th George Morgan/ Justin Cant Mark Bradley 5 wins, with 3 in last 6 games
2011 1 17 53.19% 4 10th George Morgan Mark Bradley Win against Leongatha
2010 1 15 38.04% 4 9th Peter Fusinato Joel Morgan Win against Wonthaggi. Last game by 1 point [2]
2009 4 12 75.06 16 7th Peter Fusinato Ryan Davey
2008 11 5 -- 44 3rd Steve Carey Ryan Davey/Mat Gray Minor Premier. Defeated by Morwell in Premilinary

Reserves, Under 18 & Under 16[edit]

Reserves W L % Pts Pos. Under 18 W L % Pts Pos.
2012 2 14 42.79% 8 8th 2012 15 3 217.60% 60 Runners Up
2011 0 18 33.03% 0 10th 2011 7 9 73.54% 28 4th
2010 0 16 16.38% 0 9th 2010 8 (1 Draw) 7 109.93% 34 3rd
2009 8 (1 Draw) 7 162.56% 34 6th 2009 9 5 163.56% 32 Runners Up
2008 9 7 -- 36 5th 2008 14 2 -- 56 Runners Up
Under 16 W L % Pts Pos.
2012 5 13 45.94% 20 7th
2011 4 13 31.41% 16 8th
2010 8 8 125.37% 32 3rd
2009 5 11 70.14% 20 7th
2008 7 9 -- 28 6th

Grand Final Appearances

  • 2012 Under 18 Grand Final
    Grand Final | at Morwell
    WARRAGUL 8.6.54
    def by
    BAIRNSDALE 8.12.60
  • 2009 Under 18 Grand Final
    Grand Final | at Morwell
    WARRAGUL 8.11.59
    def by
    MAFFRA 12.6.78
  • 2008 Under 18 Grand Final
    Grand Final | at Traralgon
    WARRAGUL 4.4 28
    def by
    TRARALGON 7.7 49
  • 2006 Under 16 Grand Final
    Grand Final | at Traralgon
    WARRAGUL 9.13 67
    def
    TRARALGON 5.12 42

Netball[edit]

2012 W L  % 2011 W L  % 2010 W L  %
A Grade 0 (1 Draw) 15 59.43 10th A Grade 1 17 44.03 10th A Grade 6 8 75.06 5th
B Grade 0 18 55.49 10th B Grade 1 17 38.99 9th B Grade 1 15 49.33 8th
C Grade 4 14 49.42 8th C Grade 3 15 58.49 9th C Grade 1 (1 Draw) 14 35.84 8th
Under 17 1 17 29.59 10th Under 17 1 17 24.65 9th Under 17 6 10 82.46 6th
Under 15 2 (2 Draws) 13 56.55 8th Under 15 2 16 27.49 9th Under 15 2 (2 Draws) 12 50.55 12th
Under 13 8 10 90.82 7th Under 13 3 15 40.53 9th Under 13 1 14 40.75 9th
2009 W L  % 2008 W L  % 2007 W L  %
A Grade 6 8 119.24 5th A Grade 6 10 6th A Grade 12 4 125.26 2nd
B Grade 2 17 56.95 9th B Grade 7 9 6th B Grade 10 6 118.54 3rd
C Grade 9 7 124.48 5th C Grade 5 10 6th C Grade 12 (1 Draw) 3 138.60 3rd
Under 17 10 6 96.72 3rd Under 17 6 (2 Draws) 8 5th Under 17 10 (1 Draw) 5 135.85 3rd
Under 15 8 8 93.28 5th Under 15 10 (2 Draws) 4 2nd Under 15 12 4 198.36 2nd
Under 13 6 10 50.66 5th Under 13 7 (1 Draw) 8 5th Under 13 4 (1 Draw) 11 95.72 6th

Leagues[edit]

Since 2005, the Warragul Football Club has been a part of the Gippsland Football League
  • 1902-1908 West Gippsland FA
  • 1909-1915 Central Gippsland FL
  • 1916-1918 World War I (No Football Played)
  • 1919-1921 Central & West Gippsland FA
  • 1922-1940, 1946-1953 Central Gippsland FL
  • 1954-1994 La Trobe Valley FL
  • 1995-1999 Gippsland-La Trobe FL
  • 2000-2004 West Gippsland Latrobe FL (Western Division)
  • 2005-2009 West Gippsland Latrobe Football League (Premier Division)
  • 2010–Present Gippsland Football League

Gulls Premierships[edit]

2012 WFNC Historical Guernsey

SENIORS:

  • 1974, 1976, 1984, 2003

RESERVES:

  • 1974, 1984, 1996

THIRDS:

  • 1979, 1981, 1982, 1985, 2004

FOURTHS:

  • 2003, 2004, 2006

Gulls Leading Goalkickers[edit]

LVFL / GLFL / WGLFL / GFL Leading Goalkickers
Year Seniors Reserves Thirds (U/18)
1955 K.Caudwell (63)
1959 J.McGrath (55)
1960 J.McGrath (59)
1964 A.Noonan (54)
1968 M.Vagg (45)
1972 W.Best (42)
1976 A.Singline (64)
1982 B.Nott (47)
1988 P.Hughes (52)
1989 S.Byrne (70)
2004 M.Gooden (50)
2014 H.McKay (49)

Gulls League Best and Fairest Winners[edit]

LVFL / GLFL / WGLFL / GFL Best and Fairest Winners
Years Seniors Reserves Thirds (U/18) Fourths (U/16)
1955 Ron Hayes
1963 Ron Serong
1967 R.Baldry
1975 John Gallus
1979 Allan Light A.Morrison
1994 Andrew Pratt
1996 David Mills S.Jinks
2000 Nick Humphrey
2001 Darren McDonald
2006 Desi Barr
2012 Chris Carey

Club Life Members [3][edit]

Life Members who have contributed greatly to support the success of the Warragul Football/Netball Club

Maurice Reeves, Robert Ballingall, Alan Walkinshaw, Bruce Nicholl, Robert Vaughan, Anthony Nott, Hugh Bingham, Claire Henshall, William Best, Tom Malady, Kevin Mills, John Heenan, Neville McDonough, Colin McKenzie, Dorothy Carland, Michael Waters, Audrey Ray, Michael Vick, Alan Glen, Bryan Fitzpatrick, Ray Waters, Ray Cropley, Ray Costelloe, Gary Olsson, Graeme Gahan, Rod Pollock, Betty Nott, Julie Pollock, Jim Johnson, Neil Stapleton, Kevin Collis, John Shiels, Noel Gleeson, Ann Nott, Tony Flack.

VFL/AFL Players[4][edit]

The following list notes current and former VFL/AFL players that have played with the Warragul Football Club

References[edit]

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