Craigieburn Football Club

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Craigieburn
Craigieburn FC logo.jpg
Names
Full name Craigieburn Football Club
Nickname(s) Eagles
Club song "Glory, Glory for the mighty Brown and White"
2018 season
Home-and-away season 4th
Club details
Founded 1970; 48 years ago (1970)
Colours          
Competition Essendon District Football League
President John Perrone
Ground(s) D.S. Aitken Reserve, Craigieburn
Other information
Official website craigieburnfc.com.au

The Craigieburn Football Club is an Australian rules football club and is located 27 km north of Melbourne in the township of Craigieburn.

History[edit]

After an unsuccessful application in 1970 for entry into the Riddell District Football League for the 1971 season, the club successfully re-applied in 1971 for admission in 1972. The first senior game was against Sunbury which the club lost by 245 points. The sequence in fact stretched to twenty-one consecutive games, before the club's first win on 3 May 1973 against Romsey 12:12:84 to 9:13:67.

In 1975 the Riddell District Football League split into two divisions, with Craigieburn being cut into this newly formed Second Division, finished the H/A in fourth position with the Seniors and Reserves reaching the Preliminary Final both being defeated by Wallan whilst the Under 17’s going through to the club's first Grand Final.

The club's first Senior premiership was the 1979 Second Division when they defeated Broadford by 47 points.

Promoted to First Division the club was competitive and regularly played finals losing the 1986 Grand Final to Melton.

Craigieburn won their initial First Division premiership in 1993 defeating Darley by 28 points.

Craigieburn Football Club played in the Riddell District Football League from 1972 until the end of the 2000 season.

The club entered the Essendon District Football League in 2001 and won the 2005 B Grade premiership defeating West Coburg 11.14.80 to 10.12.72.

VFL/AFL players[edit]

Adam Pickering to Carlton Football Club

Mitch Farmer to Port Power. He later joined Richmond Football Club, but was delisted after two seasons.[1]

Jake Carlisle to Essendon Football Club. Jake Carlisle competed at junior level with Craigieburn Football Club and in 2010 made his debut with Essendon Football Club. He is currently a prominent player of the club and is considered one of its young stars.[2]

Senior Premierships (3)[edit]

  • Second Division
    • 1979
  • First Division
    • 1993
  • B Grade
    • 2005

Junior Club[edit]

Formed in 1967 and competed in the Northern Junior Football League.

References[edit]