East Point Football Club

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East Point
EastPointKangaroos.jpg
Names
Full name East Point Football Netball Club[1]
Nickname(s) Kangaroos
Club details
Founded 2001
Colours      Blue      White      Red
Competition Ballarat Football League
Premierships 20 (combined): (as East Ballarat Football Club) 1949, 1950, 1964, 1989, 1990, 1993; (as Golden Point Football Club) 1910, 1914, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1939, 1947, 1948, 1953, 1966, 1967, 1980, 1981, 1987
Ground(s) Eastern Oval

The East Point Football Netball Club are an Australian rules football club which compete in the Ballarat Football League. East Point Kangaroos was formed by a merger between historical clubs East Ballarat and Golden Point in 2001.[2] The Club has won a combined 20 premierships, making it the most successful club in the league.

History[edit]

Formed in 1885, the East Ballarat Football Club was the second oldest in the Ballarat Football League after Ballarat Football Club at the time the club merged with Golden Point FC in 2001. The Bulldogs won six premierships in its history. Golden Point Football Club won 14 premierships in its history after it joined the League in 1905. The Kangaroos now occupy the historic Eastern Oval, located in Ballarat East, which is known for its well preserved Edwardian architecture.

Club record and structure[edit]

East Point Kangaroos jumper

The Kangaroos have not won a flag since the merger, although they have finished runners-up in 2006, 2007, and 2009. The team's jumper was designed by Matthew Sheedy as a combination of the East Ballarat and Golden Point playing tops as well as the new combined club's mascot, the kangaroo. Beyond the senior mens football team, the club also has a women's football team (the Dragons), and under 18.5 football and netball teams, as well as two junior bodies: the Golden Point Juniors and East Ballarat Juniors.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official Club Website". East Point Football Netball Club. 
  2. ^ "East Point". Full Points Footy.