Benalla & District Football League

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Benalla & District Football League
General Information
Founded 1931
as Tatong And Thoona Football Association[1]
Folded 2009
after 78 seasons
Last clubs Bonnie Doon
Goorambat & District
Longwood
Swanpool
Tatong
2009 Season
Premiers Bonnie Doon
Minor Premiers Bonnie Doon
Wooden spoon Tatong

The Benalla & District Football League was an Australian rules football competition based in the Benalla region of Victoria, Australia. The Victorian Country Football League shut the competition down at the end of the 2009 season when the VCFL policy of leagues having a minimum of six clubs could not be met. The five remaining clubs joined the following leagues during the 2009 post-season.

History[edit]

The league was also known under different names during their 78 years:

  • 1931-1940: Tatong And Thoona Football Association
  • 1941-1945: Recess - World War II
  • 1946-2009: Benalla & District Football League

Former Clubs: 1931-2008[edit]

  • Baddaginnie: contested 1934-1935 seasons - folded in 1936.
  • Benalla All Blacks: contested 1934-1940; 1953-1976 seasons - joined Ovens & King Football League in 2005.
  • "Benalla Jrs"): Foundation member - contested 1931 season.
  • Molyullah: contested 1933-1934 seasons - folded in 1935.
  • Thoona "Maroons" (Maroon with blue sash): Foundation member - contested 1931-1940; 1946-1967 seasons - folded in 1968.
  • Winton: Foundation member - contested 1931; 1947-1957 seasons - folded in 1958.

^ Full List Of Former Clubs To Be Added Soon.

Senior Premierships: 1941-2009[edit]

  • 1931: Benalla Jrs
  • 1932: Thoona
  • 1933: Swanpool
  • 1934: Tatong
  • 1935: Goorambat
  • 1936: Benalla All Blacks
  • 1937: Benalla All Blacks
  • 1938: Violet Town
  • 1939: Violet Town
  • 1940: Benalla All Blacks
  • 1941: Recess - World War II
  • 1942: Recess - World War II
  • 1943: Recess - World War II
  • 1944: Recess - World War II
  • 1945: Recess - World War II
  • 1946: Benalla 2nds
  • 1947: Goorambat
  • 1948: Dookie Collegians
  • 1949: Goorambat
  • 1950: Winton
  • 1951: Swanpool
  • 1952: Tolmie
  • 1953: Benalla All Blacks
  • 1954: Benalla All Blacks
  • 1955: Glenrowan
  • 1956: Benalla All Blacks
  • 1957: Swanpool
  • 1958: North Wangaratta
  • 1959: Goorambat
  • 1960: Tatong
  • 1961: Tatong
  • 1962: Tatong
  • 1963: Goorambat
  • 1964: Goorambat
  • 1965: Goorambat
  • 1966: Bonnie Doon
  • 1967: Benalla All Blacks
  • 1968: Benalla All Blacks
  • 1969: Glenrowan
  • 1970: Glenrowan
  • 1971: Benalla All Blacks
  • 1972: Tatong
  • 1973: Tatong
  • 1974: Goorambat
  • 1975: Tatong
  • 1976: Benalla All Blacks
  • 1977: Longwood
  • 1978: Goorambat
  • 1979: Goorambat
  • 1980: Glenrowan
  • 1981: Glenrowan
  • 1982: Violet Town
  • 1983: Strathbogie
  • 1984: Tatong
  • 1985: Longwood
  • 1986: Benalla Rovers
  • 1987: Violet Town
  • 1988: Tatong
  • 1989: Bonnie Doon
  • 1990: Violet Town
  • 1991: Thornton-Eildon
  • 1992: Thornton-Eildon
  • 1993: Thornton-Eildon
  • 1994: Tatong
  • 1995: Tatong
  • 1996: Tatong
  • 1997: Swanpool
  • 1998: Swanpool
  • 1999: Bonnie Doon
  • 2000: Longwood
  • 2001: Goorambat
  • 2002: Bonnie Doon
  • 2003: Devenish
  • 2004: Bonnie Doon
  • 2005: Devenish
  • 2006: Goorambat
  • 2007: Goorambat
  • 2008: Goorambat
  • 2009: Bonnie Doon

Senior Seasons[edit]

2007 Ladder and Finals[edit]

Benalla DFL Wins Losses Draws Byes For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Goorambat 13 3 0 4 1800 1045 172.25% 68 1st Semi Bonnie Doon 31 15 201 Tatong 7 4 46
Longwood 10 6 0 4 1701 1316 129.26% 56 2nd Semi Goorambat 21 11 137 Longwood 8 16 64
Bonnie Doon 10 6 0 4 1379 1411 97.73% 56 Preliminary Bonnie Doon 20 8 128 Longwood 18 16 124
Tatong 7 9 0 4 1526 1709 89.29% 44 Grand Goorambat 19 10 124 Bonnie Doon 13 11 89
Swanpool 0 16 0 4 953 1878 50.75% 16

2008 Ladder and Finals[edit]

Benalla DFL Wins Losses Draws Byes For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Bonnie Doon 16 0 0 4 2691 772 348.58% 80 1st Semi Longwood 5 3 33 Tatong 3 11 29
Goorambat 10 6 0 4 1653 1302 126.96% 56 2nd Semi Bonnie Doon 24 17 161 Goorambat 9 11 65
Tatong 9 7 0 4 1513 1794 84.34% 52 Preliminary Goorambat 8 15 63 Longwood 7 18 60
Longwood 4 12 0 4 1157 1948 59.399% 32 Grand Goorambat 10 17 77 Bonnie Doon 11 6 72
Swanpool 1 15 0 4 979 2177 44.97% 20

2009 Ladder and Finals[edit]

Benalla DFL Wins Losses Draws Byes For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Bonnie Doon 16 0 0 4 2569 382 672.51% 80 1st Semi Goorambat 12 12 84 Longwood 7 3 45
Swanpool 12 4 0 4 2235 1017 219.76% 64 2nd Semi Bonnie Doon 13 14 92 Swanpool 5 3 33
Goorambat 7 8 1 4 1661 1258 132.03% 46 Preliminary Swanpool 17 17 119 Goorambat 6 3 39
Longwood 4 11 1 4 983 1944 44.97% 20 Grand Bonnie Doon 19 12 126 Swanpool 4 9 33
Tatong 0 16 0 4 316 3163 9.99% 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ [hhttp://www.footypedia.com/00006151.htm Footypedia]

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