Great Southern Football League (Western Australia)

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Great Southern
Football League
Established 1991[1]
Teams 6
2015 Premiers North Albany[2]
2015 Reserves Premiers North Albany
2015 Colts Premiers North Albany
2015 Under 17s Premiers Mount Barker

The Great Southern Football League is an Australian rules football league based in the state of Western Australia, incorporating teams from towns located within the Great Southern region. The league was formed in 1991 after an amalgamation of the Southern Districts (Denmark, Royals, North Mt Barker, North Albany, Railways, South Mt Barker) and Central Great Southern Football League (Australs, Kojonup, Tambellup, Wanderers, Kukerin, Dumbleyung) Leagues in 1991.[3] There are currently 6 teams covering all tiers of the league.

Current Clubs[edit]

Club Nickname Jumper Years in Competition GSFL premierships GSFL Premiership years
Albany[4] Sharks Teal, Black & White 2012-
(League)
0 -
Denmark/Walpole Giants (1997-2007)
Magpies (2008 on)
Red, Green & White
Now Black & White stripes
1997 1 2010
Mount Barker Bulls Green & Black 1994- 1 1996
North Albany Kangas Red & White 1991- 7 2005-2008, 2014, 2015, 2016
Railways Tigers Yellow & Black 1991- 2 2012, 2013
Royals Lions Blue & White 1991- 10 1993-1995, 1999-2004, 2011

Previous[edit]

Club Notes
Australs Football Club The club was excluded from the GSFL for the 2001 season and never rejoined. The club is now in recess.
Red, Yellow & Blue.
Wanderers Football Club Left and joined the Upper Great Southern Football League in 2003. 1994 Colts Premiers, 1998 Reserves Premiers.
Black & gold.
Kojonup Magpies Left and joined the Lower South West Football League in 2008. League Premiers in 1997. 1992 Reserves Premiers.
Black & white.
North Mount Barker Demons Folded in 1993 and reformed as the Mount Barker Bulls.
Black & red.
South Mount Barker Hawks The club withdrew from the GSFL in 2005[5] and is now in recess. 1992 League Premiers.
Maroon & gold.
Tambellup Demons The club folded in 2007 and is now in recess. League premiers in 1991 and in 1998 after folding for the 1997 season. Reserves Premiers in 1991, 1994
Black & red.

Derbys[edit]

Railways and Royals. (Cross street rivals.)

Denmark/Walpole and Mt Barker. (Small town rivalry)

North Albany and Albany.

Previous Derbys[edit]

Australs and Wanderers. (Small town rivalry)

North Mt Barker Demons and South Mt Barker Hawks. (Small town rivalry)

References[edit]