Werribee Football Club
|Full name||Werribee Football Club|
|Colours||Black and Gold|
|Competition||Victorian Football League|
|Ground(s)||Avalon Airport Oval, Werribee (capacity: 5,000)|
The Werribee Football Club was established in 1964 as part of a bid to enter the Victorian Football Association in 1965. The new club was formed as an amalgamation of four local clubs which competed in the Werribee District Football League: Werribee South, Irish National Foresters, Services and Metro Farm.
In the early years the team was in the second division, and had little success over that time, failing ever to win a second division premiership. It was not until the VFA had contracted to a single division that the club began to enjoy on-field success. The club played a major role in the finals during the 1990s, being minor premiers in 1991, 1992, 1993 and 1998, winning the premiership in 1993, and being runners up in 1991 and 1998. The club reached a further two grand finals in the 2000s: in 2001 and 2005.
The Werribee Football Club shared an Australian Football League affiliation with the Western Bulldogs from 2000 to 2007. The alliance allowed the club to have access to players such as Brad Johnson, Daniel Cross, Scott West and Adam Cooney. The club now has a half-affiliation with the North Melbourne Football Club (the other half shared with North Ballarat). This affiliation has given Werribee access to players such as Hamish McIntosh, Jess Sinclair, Daniel Harris, Leigh Adams and Majak Daw.
- John Devaney (2008), The Full Points Footy Encyclopedia of Australian Football Clubs, UK: Full Points Publications