Castlemaine Football Club

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Castlemaine Football Club is an Australian rules football club based in Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia and is currently a member of the Bendigo Football League.

The club is notable for several reasons. Formed in 1859, it is the second oldest documented football club in Australia after the Melbourne Football Club and it has produced a large number of notable Australian rules footballers.

Like many country football clubs, Castlemaine operates as a football and netball club.

Players wear vertical black and white stripes and goes by the nickname "Magpies".

History[edit]

The Castlemaine Football Club was formed on June 15, 1859 at the Supreme Court Hotel and chaired by T Butterworth.[1] Castlemaine played its first match on June 22, 1859 on the Cricket Ground Barkers Creek.[2]

The club was formed in an era before codified rules organised competition, but according to some sources, including Graeme Atkinson, "football" was popular in the goldfields region. Records for the foundation date was discovered in 2007 which rewrote history as many had previously believed the Geelong Football Club to be formed earlier.[3]

Without a league to participate in, the club was an irregular competitor during its first decade.

The original uniform was a white cap with royal-blue Maltese cross.

In 1925, Castlemaine joined the Bendigo Football League.

Alumni[edit]

Castlemaine Players in the VFL/AFL[edit]

Player VFL/AFL Clubs VFL/AFL Career Notes/References
Percy Bentley Richmond 1925–40
Jack Showell St Kilda 1936–38
Jack Titus Richmond 1926–43
Ron Barassi, Sr. Melbourne 1936–1940
Graeme Miniham St Kilda 1953–59
Bud Annand St Kilda 1956–62
Brian McMillan Richmond 1962–64
Kevin Delmenico Footscray 1966–70
Robert Thompson Essendon 1968–71
Peter Hall Carlton 1971
Peter Fyffe Carlton 1970–73
Mark Cross Footscray 1974
Warren Jones Carlton, St Kilda 1978–85
Lazar Vidovic St Kilda 1989–97
Steven Oliver Carlton 1992–94
Paul Starbuck Sydney, Carlton 1990
Rod Keogh Melbourne, St Kilda 1990–98
Tom Kavanagh Melbourne, Fitzroy 1993–94
Heath Culpitt Carlton 1999–2001
Dustin Martin Richmond 2010–

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