Henley Football Club

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Henley Sharks
Full name Henley Football Club
Nickname Sharks
Sport Australian Rules Football
Founded 1994 (merger)
League SAAFL, Metro West Junior Football League
Home ground Henley & Grange Memorial Oval
Anthem "We are the Navy Blues"
President Teresa Davoren
Head coach Jarrad Wright
Captain Jake Pavlich
Strip
Navy Blue, White Shark Emblem

The Henley Sharks Football Club is an Australian Rules Football Club that has been in existence in different forms since 1899 and has been known by its current name since 1998.[1] The current club was formed in 1994 as the Henley Greek Football Club, a merger of the Henley Districts and Old Scholars Football Club and the Greek Football Club.[2] The Henley 'Sharks' field 4 senior teams in the South Australian Amateur Football League (SAAFL), Division 1, Division 1 Reserves, Division C1 and Under 18's. The club also fields many junior teams in the Metro West Junior Football League in grades ranging from Under 8's through to Under 16's.

The Henley Football Club's predecessors have been affiliated with several different leagues over their history including the SAAFL, West Torrens District Football Association, Adelaide & Suburban Football League and the South Australian Football Association (SAFA). The Henley Sharks have also been known as Grange, Henley Beach, Henley & Grange, Henley Two Blues, Henley Eagles, Henley District & Old Scholars and Henley Greek.[3]

Australian Football League (AFL) players who represented Henley as juniors include Warren Tredrea (Port Adelaide), Sam Phillipou (Western Bulldogs), Matthew Pavlich (Fremantle), Ken McGregor (Adelaide), Paul Bulluss (Richmond) and Brodie Smith (Adelaide).

A-Grade Premierships[edit]

Merger History[edit]

Henley Football Club was formed in 1994 as the Henley Greek Football Club, a merger of the Henley Districts and Old Scholars Football Club and the Greek Football Club, who had broken away from an existing merger with the Camden Football Club.[2]

Henley District and Old Scholars[edit]

The Henley District and Old Scholars Football Club was formed in 1978 from a merger of the Henley Football Club and the Henley High Old Scholars Football Club.[6] Initially participating in the South Australian Amateur Football League (SAAFL), Henley District and Old Scholars shifted to the South Australian Football Association (SAFA) in 1982,[7] where it remained until it merged with the remnants of the Greek Football Club to form the Henley Greek Football Club and returning to the SAAFL.[2]

A-Grade Premierships

Henley High Old Scholars[edit]

The Henley High Old Scholars Football Club was formed in 1974 and entered the South Australian Amateur Football League (SAAFL).[9] The club lasted for four seasons before merging with Henley to form the Henley District and Old Scholars Football Club in 1978.[6]

A-Grade Premierships

Greek[edit]

The Greek Football Club was established as the Greek Orthodox Football Club participating in the United Church Football Association before it shifted to the South Australian Amateur Football League (SAAFL) in 1969.[10] In 1970 the club was renamed the Greek Football Club and continued in the SAAFL until it entered a merger in 1987 with the Camden Football Club to form the Greek Camden Football Club.[11] This partnership would last until 1994 when the partnership split with the Camden part merging with Plympton High Old Scholars to form the PHOS Camden Football Club, and the Greek component merging with Henley District and Old Scholars to form the Henley Greek Football Club.[2]

A-Grade Premierships

Henley (1958-1977)[edit]

Henley Football Club was formed in 1958 as the Henley and Grange Football Club, a merger of the Henley Football Club and the Grange Football Club. In 1970 the club was renamed the Henley Football Club.[13]

A-Grade Premierships

Henley (1947-1958)[edit]

Henley Football Club was formed as the Henley Beach Football Club, known as the "Two Blues" in 1947 and entered the West Torrens District Football Association. In 1953 Henley shifted to the South Australian Amateur Football League (SAAFL)[16] where it remained until it merged with the Grange Football Club in 1958 to form the Henley and Grange Football Club.[13]

A-Grade Premierships

Grange (1920-1958)[edit]

Grange Football Club was formed as the Henley and Grange Football Club in 1920 as a merger of the Henley Beach Football Club and the Grange Football Club, initially participating in the South Australian Amateur Football League (SAAFL).[21] In 1923 the club went into recess[22] before reviving and joining the West Torrens Football Association. Henley and Grange returned to the SAAFL in 1927,[23] and in 1937 was renamed the Grange Football Club and shifted to the Adelaide and Suburban Football Association.[24] In 1947, Grange joined the reformed West Torrens District Football Association, returning to the SAAFL in 1955.[25] In 1958 Grange merged with Henley and revived the Henley and Grange name.[13]

A-Grade Premierships

Henley Beach (-1920)[edit]

The Henley Beach Football Club merged with the Grange Football Club in 1920 to form the Henley and Grange Football Club.[21]

A-Grade Premierships

  • Suburban United Football Association (1)
  • Adelaide Junior Football Association (1)
Grange (-1920)[edit]

The Grange Football Club merged with the Henley Beach Football Club in 1920 to form the Henley & Grange Football Club.[21]

References[edit]

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