Horsham & District Football League

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Horsham & District Football League
SportAustralian rules football
Founded1935; 84 years ago (1935)
No. of teams11
CountryAustralia
Most recent
champion(s)
  • Seniors: Harrow Balmoral
  • Reserves: Harrow Balmoral
Official websitewww.horshamdfl.sportingpulse.net
Records
Highest Score 356 - Homers 56.20.356 (v Gerang-Kiata 1.0.6) -

17-8-1991.

Most goals in a game 25 goals Kevin Smith Homers v College - 1965

24 goals Rob Maynard Homers v Gerang Kiata -

17-08-1991

Most goals in a season 170 - Geoff Parish – Homers - 1992, Paul Morgan – Rupanyup - 1998
Most flags in a row 5 – Kalkee – 2008-2012
Most wins in a row 45 – Kalkee – 2008-2010
Most losses in a row 46 - Natimuk – 1999-2002

The Horsham & District Football League is an amateur Australian rules football league based in the Wimmera area of Western Victoria.

History[edit]

The league in its present form was created in 1946. Prior to World War 2 a number of local leagues existed around Horsham, shrinking to one in 1934. The clubs that played in the previous incarnation in 1934 were Green Park (which won the premiership), CYMS, Quantong, Adelphians, Church of England, Longerenong and Pimpinio Seconds. The clubs that played in 1946 were Kalkee (which won the premiership), Horsham Homers, Wonwondah, Jung, Wail, Laharum, RSL, Longerenong College, Taylors Lake and YCW.

In 1982 the league expanded after the West Wimmera Football League disbanded and five clubs joined: Goroke, Noradjuha, Douglas-Harrow-Miga Lake, Gerang - Kiata, and Netherby-Lorquon. This brought the total to sixteen clubs. Since then Netherby-Lorquon has gone into recess, and Imperials-Wonwondah has moved to the Wimmera Football League in 1983.

In 2000, after the folding of the Ararat District Football Association, Stawell Swifts and Great Western joined the competition.

Edenhope-Apsley joined from the Kowree Naracoorte Tatiara Football League in 2007. Natimuk and Horsham Diggers (Wimmera Football League) voted on a merger for 2014 season and beyond under the banner of Natimuk United Football Netball Club. The club wore the Natimuk jumper for home games and Horsham Diggers jumper for away games. They kept scheduling a match on Anzac Day.[1][2]

Swifts were premiers in 2014 after defeating the previously undefeated Laharum in the grand final.[3]

Lahurum defeated Kalkee in the 2015 grand final.[3]

Jeparit-Rainbow transferred from the Mallee Football League for the 2015 season. This caused the Mallee League to fold at the end of the 2015 season.

Consequently Hopetoun and Beulah merged to form the Southern Mallee Giants and transferred to the Horsham & District League in 2016. They dominated the competition for two seasons without losing a game before transferring to the Wimmera Football League.

Clubs[edit]

Current[edit]

Jumper Club Nickname Years in comp HDFL Premierships Premiership Years
Edenhope Apsley Saints 2007- - -
Harrow Balmoral Kangaroos 1997- 5 1999, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2018
Jeparit Rainbow The Storm 2015- - -
West Perth Falcons Jumper.svg
Kalkee Killers 1945–1948, 1954–1958, 1960- 15 1946, 1947, 1948, 1974, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1989, 2000, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Laharum The mountain men 1936- 10 1938, 1958, 1959, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1987, 1995, 2013, 2015
Natimuk United Rams 1971-2013 : 2014- (Merged with Horsham united to become Natimuk United) 1 1975
West Adelaide Bloods Jumper.svg
Noradjuha-Quantong Bombers 1997- (merger) - -
Glenelg Tigers Jumper.svg
Pimpinio Tigers 1968- 2 2005, 2006
Rupanyup Panthers 1981- 7 1985, 1986, 1990, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001
Swifts Baggies 2000- 2 2003, 2014
Waratah Warriors Jumper.svg
Taylors Lake Lakers 1946- 1 1952

Past Clubs[edit]

  • Ararat Eagles (2000)
  • Armoured Car (1939)
  • Cannum (1969–1970)
  • Diggers (1946–1961) renamed Imperials
  • Douglas-Harrow-Miga Lake (1982–1996)
  • Gerang - Kiata (1982–1999)
  • Goroke (1982–1998)
  • Great Western (2002–2010) went into recess, then later reformed and entered the Mininera & District Football League.
  • Haven (1948–1955)
  • Homers (1945–1997) renamed North Horsham
  • Imperials (1962–1976) Merged with Wonwondah
  • Imperials - Wonwondah (1976–1982) moved to Wimmera Football League in 1983, later renamed Horsham Diggers
  • Jung (1946–1973)
  • Longerenong College (1945–1986)
  • Murtoa Seconds (1948)
  • Netherby-Lorquon (1982)
  • Noradjuha (1982–1996) merged with Quantong
  • North Horsham (1998)
  • Quantong (1950–1996) merged with Noradjuha
  • Southern Mallee Giants (2016-2017) promoted to Wimmera League
  • St Michaels (1947–1992) moved to Wimmera Football League in 1993, but renamed Horsham Saints
  • Wail (1945–1948)
  • Wonwondah (1946–1975) merged with Imperials
  • YCW (1945–1946) renamed St Michaels

Premierships[edit]

2014 Ladder[edit]

Horsham DFL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Lahurum 18 0 0 0 2641 716 368.85% 72 Elimination Edenhope-Apsley 10 6 66 Harrow-Balmoral 7 20 62
Kalkee 14 0 4 0 2129 1057 201.42% 56 Qualifying Kalkee 11 15 81 Stawell Swifts 8 8 56
Stawell Swifts 14 0 4 0 1943 1035 187.73% 56 Semi Stawell Swifts 12 14 86 Edenhope-Apsley 12 7 79
Harrow-Balmoral 13 0 5 0 1796 1207 148.80% 52 Semi Lahurum 19 14 128 Kalkee 9 9 63
Edenhope-Apsley 11 0 7 0 1713 1154 148.44% 44 Preliminary Stawell Swifts 20 8 128 Kalkee 10 13 73
Noradjuha-Quantong 6 0 12 0 1437 1898 75.71% 24 Grand Stawell Swifts 15 5 95 Lahurum 10 6 66
Natimuk United 6 0 12 0 1304 1738 75.03% 24
Taylors Lake 5 0 13 0 1411 2145 65.78% 20
Rupanyup 3 0 15 0 994 2208 45.02% 12
Pimpinio 0 0 18 0 644 2854 22.56% 0

2015 Ladder[edit]

Horsham DFL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Lahurum 16 2 0 0 2517 588 428.06% 72 Elimination Taylors Lake 8 7 55 Jeparit-Rainbow 5 12 42
Kalkee 14 2 2 0 2086 878 237.59% 64 Qualifying Harrow-Balmoral 12 20 92 Kalkee 11 5 71
Harrow-Balmoral 11 2 5 0 1614 932 173.18% 52 Semi Kalkee 16 16 112 Taylors Lake 14 11 95
Taylors Lake 10 2 6 0 1780 1245 142.97% 48 Semi Lahurum 17 16 118 Harrow-Balmoral 4 8 32
Jeparit-Rainbow 10 2 6 0 1483 1235 120.08% 48 Preliminary Kalkee 18 10 118 Harrow-Balmoral 6 9 45
Stawell Swifts 7 2 9 0 1227 1840 66.68% 36 Grand Lahurum 14 14 98 Kalkee 7 8 50
Edenhope-Apsley 6 2 10 0 1023 1632 62.68% 32
Noradjuha-Quantong 5 2 11 0 1018 1787 56.97% 28
Rupanyup 4 2 12 0 766 1732 44.23% 24
Pimpinio 3 2 13 0 839 1747 48.03% 20
Natimuk United 2 2 14 0 891 1628 54.73% 16

2016 Ladder[edit]

Horsham DFL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Southern Mallee Giants 16 0 0 0 2317 809 286.40% 64 Elimination Harrow-Balmoral 11 11 77 Lahurum 11 8 74
Jeparit-Rainbow 14 0 2 0 1987 988 201.11% 56 Elimination Kalkee 9 5 59 Edenhope-Apsley 5 12 42
Lahurum 12 0 4 0 1677 902 185.92% 48 Semi Harrow-Balmoral 12 14 86 Kalkee 10 8 68
Kalkee 11 0 5 0 2016 1031 195.54% 44 Semi South Mallee Gaints 22 15 147 Jeparit-Rainbow 8 7 55
Edenhope-Apsley 11 0 5 0 1815 1069 169.78% 44 Preliminary Harrow-Balmoral 11 13 79 Jeparit-Rainbow 4 10 34
Harrow-Balmoral 10 0 6 0 1799 845 212.90% 40 Grand South Mallee Gaints 11 14 80 Harrow-Balmoral 9 1 55
Taylors Lake 7 0 9 0 1687 1622 104.01% 28
Stawell Swifts 5 0 11 0 1174 2022 58.06% 20
Pimpinio 4 0 12 0 1045 2052 50.93% 16
Noradjuha-Quantong 2 0 14 0 899 2105 42.71% 8
Rupanyup 2 0 14 0 717 1917 37.40% 8
Natimuk United 2 0 14 0 794 2565 30.96% 8

2017 Ladder[edit]

Horsham DFL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Southern Mallee Giants 16 0 0 0 2556 529 483.18% 64 Elimination Stawell Swifts 7 14 56 Natimuk United 8 4 52
Harrow-Balmoral 14 0 2 0 2653 478 555.02% 56 Elimination Jeparit-Rainbow 12 15 87 Lahuarum 5 5 35
Stawell Swifts 13 0 3 0 1799 992 181.35% 52 Semi Jeparit-Rainbow 10 11 71 Stawell Swifts 7 8 50
Jeparit-Rainbow 10 0 4 2 1514 955 158.53% 44 Semi South Mallee Gaints 13 8 86 Harrow-Balmoral 7 15 57
Lahurum 9 0 7 0 1470 1133 129.74% 36 Preliminary Harrow-Balmoral 29 13 187 Jeparit-Rainbow 5 8 38
Natimuk United 9 0 7 0 1450 1221 118.76% 36 Grand South Mallee Gaints 11 7 73 Harrow-Balmoral 8 13 61
Edenhope-Apsley 7 0 8 1 1476 1212 121.78% 30
Kalkee 6 0 10 0 1289 1580 81.58% 24
Noradjuha-Quantong 5 0 11 0 993 1830 54.26% 20
Rupanyup 4 0 12 0 1071 1613 66.40% 16
Taylors Lake 1 0 15 0 554 3221 17.20% 4
Pimpinio 0 0 15 1 451 2512 17.95% 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Horsham, Natimuk football clubs may merge". Dimboola Courier. 29 January 2014. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Natimuk and Horsham Diggers Merge". AFL Victoria. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  3. ^ a b Venosta, Jeremy (12 September 2015). "Laharum v Kalkee: 2015 HDFNL grand final". Dimboola Courier. Retrieved 10 November 2015.

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