Eastern Football Netball League

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Eastern Football Netball League
FormerlyEastern Football League
Eastern Districts Football League
SportAustralian rules football
Founded1962; 57 years ago (1962)
CEOTroy Swainston
Level on pyramid5
Promotion toPremier Division
Division 1
Division 2
Division 3
Relegation toDivision 1
Division 2
Division 3
Division 4
Official websiteefl.org.au

The Eastern Football Netball League (known previously as the Eastern Football League and before that the Eastern Districts Football League) is an Australian rules football league, based in the eastern suburbs of metropolitan Melbourne.

Following a restructure during 2018, the league now consists of five divisions with 45 clubs. Premier and First Division have 10 clubs each, Second and Third Divisions have eight clubs each, and Fourth Division has nine with the admission of Croydon North-MLOC for 2019.[1] After the conclusion of the 2019 season, on 15 October the league announced a re-branding to the Eastern Football Netball League, recognising netball as a key part of the league structure.[2]


The Eastern Districts Football League was established on 15 February 1962, but its origins can be traced back to the Reporter District Football League established in 1903.

From 1927 until World War 2, the league was known as the Ringwood District Football League. It was known as the Croydon District Football League and the Croydon Mail Football League between World War 2 and 1949. In 1950 the league became known as the Croydon-Ferntree Gully League.

In 1997, the Eastern District Football League and the Knox Junior Football Association united to create the Eastern Football League.[3]


Premier Division (2019)[edit]

Locations of the 2019 EFL clubs (top two divisions). Red pogs represent teams in the Premier Division, yellow pogs represent teams in Division One.

Locations of the 2019 EFL clubs (bottom three divisions). Red pogs represent teams in Division Two, orange pogs represent teams in Division Three, and yellow pogs represent teams in Division Four.
Club Nickname Location Home Ground Web Page Jumper
Balwyn Tigers Balwyn, Victoria Balwyn Park Official Site
Balwyn Football Club.jpg
Blackburn Panthers Blackburn, Victoria Morton Park Official Site
Blackburn Football Club.jpg
Doncaster Sharks Doncaster, Victoria Schramms Reserve Official Site
Doncaster Football Club.jpg
Montrose Demons Montrose, Victoria Montrose Reserve Official Site
Montrose Football Club.jpg
Noble Park Bulls Noble Park, Victoria Pat Wright Senior Ground Official Site
Noble Park Football Club.jpg
North Ringwood Saints North Ringwood, Victoria Quambee Reserve Official Site
North Ringwood Football Club.jpg
Norwood Norsemen Ringwood, Victoria Mullum Reserve Official Site
Norwood Football Club.jpg
Rowville Hawks Rowville, Victoria Seebeck Oval Official Site
Rowville Football Club.jpg
South Croydon Bulldogs South Croydon, Victoria Cheong Park Official Site
Croydon South Football Club.jpg
Vermont Eagles Vermont, Victoria Vermont Recreation Reserve Official Site
Vermont Football Club.jpg

Division 1 (2019)[edit]

Club Nickname Location Home Ground Web Page Jumper
Bayswater Waters Bayswater, Victoria Bayswater Oval Official Site
Bayswater Football Club.jpg
Croydon Blues Croydon, Victoria Croydon Oval Official Site
Croydon Football Club.jpg
Doncaster East Lions East Doncaster, Victoria Zerbes Reserve Official Site
Doncaster East Football Club.jpg
East Ringwood Roos East Ringwood, Victoria East Ringwood Reserve Official Site
East Ringwood Football Club.jpg
Knox Falcons Wantirna South, Victoria Knox Gardens Reserve Official Site
Knox Football Club.jpg
Lilydale Falcons Lilydale, Victoria Lilydale Sports Oval Official Site
Lilydale Football Club.jpg
Mooroolbark Mustangs Mooroolbark, Victoria Heights Reserve Official Site
Mooroolbark Football Club.jpg
Park Orchards Sharks Park Orchards, Victoria Domeney Reserve Official Site
Park Orchards Football Club.jpg
Wantirna South Devils Wantirna South, Victoria Walker Reserve Official Site
Wantirna South Football Club.jpg
Upper Ferntree Gully Kings Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria Kings Park Official Site
Upper Ferntree Gully Football Club.jpg

Division 2 (2019)[edit]

Club Nickname Location Home Ground Web Page Jumper
Boronia Hawks Boronia, Victoria Tormore Reserve Official Site
Boronia Football Club.jpg
Heathmont Jets Heathmont, Victoria HE Parker Reserve Official Site
Heathmont Football Club.jpg
Mitcham Tigers Mitcham, Victoria Walker Park Official Site
Mitcham Football Club.jpg
Mulgrave Lions Mulgrave, Victoria Mulgrave Reserve Official Site
Mulgrave Football Club.jpg
Ringwood Redbacks Ringwood, Victoria Jubilee Park Official Site
Ringwood Football Club.jpg
Scoresby Magpies Scoresby, Victoria Scoresby Recreation Reserve Official Site
Scoresby Football Club.jpg
Templestowe Dockers Templestowe, Victoria Templestowe Reserve Official Site
Templestowe Football Club.jpg
The Basin Bears The Basin, Victoria Batterham Reserve Official Site
The Basin Football Club.jpg

Division 3 (2019)[edit]

Club Nickname Location Home Ground Web Page Jumper
Chirnside Park Panthers Chirnside Park, Victoria Kimberley Reserve Official Site
Chirnside Park Football Club.jpg
Donvale Magpies Donvale, Victoria Donvale Reserve Official Site
Donvale Football Club.jpg
Ferntree Gully Eagles Ferntree Gully, Victoria Ferntree Gully Reserve Official Site
Ferntree Gully Football Club.jpg
Glen Waverley Hawks Hawks Glen Waverley, Victoria Central Reserve Official Site
Glen Waverly Hawks Football Club.jpg
South Belgrave Saints Belgrave South, Victoria Belgrave South Recreation Reserve Official Site
South Belgrave Football Club.jpg
Warrandyte Bloods Warrandyte, Victoria Warrandyte Reserve Official Site
Warrandyte Football Club.jpg
Waverley Blues Blues Mount Waverley, Victoria Mt Waverley Reserve Official Site
Waverly Blues Football Club.jpg
Whitehorse Pioneers Pioneers Box Hill, Victoria Springfield Park Official Site
Whitehorse Pioneers Football Club.jpg

Division 4 (2019)[edit]

Club Nickname Location Home Ground Web Page Jumper
Coldstream Cougars Coldstream, Victoria Coldstream Reserve Official Site
Coldstream Football Club.jpg
Croydon North MLOC Rams Croydon Hughes Park Croydon
Croydon North MLOC Football Club.jpg
East Burwood Rams East Burwood, Victoria East Burwood Reserve Official Site
East Burwood Football Club.jpg
Fairpark Lions Ferntree Gully, Victoria Fairpark Reserve Official Site
AFL Fitzroy icon.png
Forest Hill Zebras Forest Hill, Victoria Forest Hill Reserve Official Site
Forest Hill Football Club.jpg
Kilsyth Cougars Kilsyth, Victoria Pinks Reserve Official Site
Kilsyth Football Club.jpg
Nunawading Lions Blackburn North, Victoria Koonung Reserve Official Site
Nunawading Football Club.jpg
Silvan Cats Silvan, Victoria Silvan Recreation Ground Official Site
Silvan Football Club.jpg
Surrey Park Panthers Box Hill, Victoria Surrey Park Reserve Official Site
Surrey Park Football Club.jpg


Club Nickname Location Home Ground Captain Coach Web Page Jumper
St. Simons Football Club Knights Rowville, Victoria Liberty Reserve Official Site Blue and White
Glen Waverley Rovers Football Club Rovers Glen Waverley, Victoria Brentwood Reserve Black and White
Lysterfield Football Club Wolves Lysterfield, Victoria Lakesfield Reserve Official Site Teal, Black, Silver and White
East Ringwood Junior Football Club Roos East Ringwood, Victoria Ainslie Park Official Site Royal Blue and White


Eastern Football League (1962-Present)[edit]

Five Division Competition (2019–)[edit]

Year Premier Division 1 Division 2 Division 3 Division 4
2019 Vermont Doncaster East Mitcham South Belgrave Fairpark
Year Premier Division 1 Division 2 Division 3 Division 4

Four Division Competition (1986-2018)[edit]

Year Division 1 Division 2 Division 3 Division 4
2018 Vermont Doncaster East Boronia Whitehorse
2017 South Croydon Knox Park Orchards Donvale
2016 Balwyn Bayswater Upper Ferntree Gully Ferntree Gully
2015 Balwyn Doncaster Mitcham Warrandyte
2014 Norwood North Ringwood Wantirna South Silvan
2013 Balwyn Montrose Doncaster South Belgrave
2012 Balwyn Rowville North Ringwood The Basin
2011 Noble Park Lilydale Doncaster Heathmont
2010 Noble Park Mulgrave Upper FTG Templestowe
2009 Vermont South Croydon Mooroolbark Chirnside Park
2008 Balwyn Wantirna South Waverley Blues Heathmont
2007 Vermont Knox Doncaster East Whitehorse
2006 Vermont Scoresby South Croydon Warrandyte
2005 Vermont Ringwood Bayswater Waverley Blues
2004 Noble Park Wantirna South Rowville Heathmont
2003 Noble Park Lilydale Norwood Rowville
2002 East Ringwood Blackburn Wantirna South Nunawading
2001 Vermont Donvale South Croydon Coldstream
2000 East Burwood Boronia Knox Waverley Blues
1999 East Burwood North Ringwood Warrandyte Norwood
1998 Vermont Lilydale Upper FTG Mount Evelyn
1997 Vermont Croydon Templestowe South Waverley Sandown
1996 Donvale Lilydale Doncaster South Wantirna
1995 Vermont Bayswater Kilsyth Fairpark
1994 Vermont Donvale The Basin Heathmont
1993 Vermont Clayton Warrandyte Doncaster East
1992 East Burwood Montrose Donvale Surrey Hills
1991 Vermont South Croydon Lilydale Knox
1990 Vermont Doncaster Coldstream Kilsyth
1989 Vermont North Ringwood Norwood Bennettswood BBS
1988 Vermont South Croydon Mooroolbark Lilydale
1987 East Burwood Surrey Hills Ferntree Gully South Waverley Sandown
1986 Vermont Boronia Coldstream Mount Evelyn
Year Division 1 Division 2 Division 3 Division 4

Three Division competition (1962-1985)[edit]

Year Division 1 Division 2 Division 3
1985 East Burwood Bayswater The Basin
1984 East Ringwood Doncaster Forest Hill
1983 Vermont South Croydon Warrandyte
1982 Vermont Bayswater Norwood
1981 Mitcham Rowville Montrose
1980 Mitcham Blackburn Rowville
1979 Mitcham Mulgrave Upper FTG
1978 Ringwood North Ringwood Olinda
1977 Scoresby Blackburn Boronia
1976 East Burwood Ringwood Bennettswood
1975 Mitcham Kilsyth Coldstream
1974 Bayswater East Ringwood Upper FTG
1973 East Burwood Bayswater South Croydon
1972 East Hawthorn Doncaster Mount Evelyn
1971 Vermont Croydon Mulgrave
1970 Mitcham East Hawthorn Mount Evelyn
1969 Vermont Boronia Mount Evelyn
1968 East Burwood Ferntree Gully Yarra Glen
1967 East Burwood Surrey Hills Olinda
1966 East Ringwood Warrandyte Olinda
1965 East Burwood Scoresby Olinda
1964 East Burwood Scoresby No competition
1963 East Burwood Scoresby No competition
1962 Ringwood Scoresby The Basin
Year Division 1 Division 2 Division 3

Former clubs[edit]


  1. ^ Competition restructure explained
  2. ^ [https://efl.org.au/efnl-announces-rebrand/ EFNL announces rebrand
  3. ^ Full Points Footy, Eastern Football League, archived from the original on 1 January 2009, retrieved 21 October 2008

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