Corowa-Rutherglen Football Club

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Corowa-Rutherglen Football Netball Club
Nickname(s) Kangaroos
Club details
Founded 1979
Colours      Blue      White
Competition Ovens & Murray Football League
Premierships 2 (2000, 2003)

John Foord Oval

The Corowa-Rutherglen Football Netball Club, nicknamed the Kangaroos, is an Australian rules football club playing in the Ovens & Murray Football League.

The club is based in the towns of Corowa, New South Wales and Rutherglen, Victoria, located on the Murray River.

The club was formed in 1979 when the Corowa Spiders and Rutherglen Redlegs merged to become the Corowa-Rutherglen Roos.

Additionally surplus players formed the Rutherglen-Corowa Cats in 1979 and competed in the Coreen & District Football League for 13 seasons, before moving to the Ovens & King Football League for 11 seasons. Today the club is known as the Rutherglen Cats, dropping "Corowa" from their name in 2002, and have competed in the Tallangatta & District Football League since 2004.

The club is notable for producing several Australian Football League players including John Longmire.



Team of the Century (1903-2003)[edit]

Team of the Century
EssendonDesign.svg Corowa Football Club (1903-1978) - Rutherglen FC - Redlegs.png Rutherglen Football Club (1903-1978) - AFL North Melbourne Icon.jpg Corowa-Rutherglen Football Club (1979-2003)
B: Rutherglen FC - Redlegs.png F.King AFL North Melbourne Icon.jpg D.Sandral Rutherglen FC - Redlegs.png L.Jackson
HB: Rutherglen FC - Redlegs.png W.Francis EssendonDesign.svg J.Sandral AFL North Melbourne Icon.jpg J.Kingston
C: Rutherglen FC - Redlegs.png A.Dunn Rutherglen FC - Redlegs.png W.Gayfer EssendonDesign.svg W.O'Donoghue
HF: EssendonDesign.svg D.Carroll Rutherglen FC - Redlegs.png N.Hawking EssendonDesign.svg AFL North Melbourne Icon.jpg G.Tobias (a)
F: Rutherglen FC - Redlegs.png A.Francis EssendonDesign.svg R.Baker Rutherglen FC - Redlegs.png A.McCauley
Foll: AFL North Melbourne Icon.jpg M.Mills Rutherglen FC - Redlegs.png J.King EssendonDesign.svg J.Clancy
Int: EssendonDesign.svg J.Lane EssendonDesign.svg A.Way AFL North Melbourne Icon.jpg C.Dickins
Coach: AFL North Melbourne Icon.jpg P.Tossol
  • (a) G.Tobias was named in the Team of the Century for his career with the Corowa Football Club, he was also a foundation player for the Corowa-Rutherglen Football Club in 1979.

Return to Rutherglen and back to Barkly Park[edit]

In the 2016 Ovens & Murray FNL season it was announced that the Corowa-Rutherglen FNC would move the round 11 home match to Rutherglen's Barkley Park. This marked the first time a match was played in Rutherglen for premiership points since the 1981 Ovens & Murray FL season.[1] Traditionally the Rutherglen Cats do not play on the Queen's Birthday Weekend as the town hosts the annual Winery Walkabout.

Accompanying the return was a pre-match luncheon with many guest speakers, including Rutherglen O&M Hall of Famer Bill Gayfer, Mick Gayfer, John Pearce, Corowa-Rutherglen's O&M Hall of Famer Jim Sandral, Dennis Sandral, John Clancy, and Peter Chisnall. At the luncheon it was suggested by Corowa-Rutherglen official Fred Longmire that both the Corowa-Rutherglen FNC & Rutherglen FNC could be run by a one-commission model, which would include three representatives from both clubs, an independent chairperson and a paid general manager to run 12 football and nine netball teams in the O&M and T&D football leagues.[2][3][4][5]

Year G B Pts Home G B Pts Away Report
2016 6 11 47 Corowa-Rutherglen 10 6 68 Wodonga Report (Saturday June 11)

VFL/AFL players [6][edit]


  1. ^ Mardling, Xavier (11 June 2016). "Still a bit of bark in Dogs’ season". Retrieved 13 April 2017. 
  2. ^ JOHNSTON, DAVID (11 June 2016). "A back to the future model for Roos, Cats". Retrieved 13 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "Weekend of opportunity in footy". Retrieved 13 April 2017. 
  4. ^ "Roos relish return to Barkley Park". 16 June 2016. Retrieved 13 April 2017. 
  5. ^ Roos return to Rutherglen
  6. ^ "VFL/AFL Players - Corowa Rutherglen Football Club - SportsTG". Retrieved 13 April 2017. 

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