List of former Australian rules football competitions in Victoria

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This is a list of former Australian Rules Football competitions in the Australian state of Victoria.

Metropolitan competitions[edit]

  • Band of Hope FA (1926–1932)
  • Berwick Football Association (1910–1932)[1]
  • Bourke-Evelyn Football League (1906–1931)
  • Caulfield Oakleigh Football League (1932–1962)[2]
    • formed as a feeder competition for players to progress to the Oakleigh (VFA) side.
    • merged with Eastern Suburban FL to form South East Suburban FL in 1963
  • Croydon Ferntree Gully Football League (1950–1961)
  • CYMS Football League (1927–1974)[3]
  • Dandenong Districts Football League (1933–1953)[4]
  • East Suburban Football League (1932–1962)[5]
    • merged with Caulfield Oakleigh FL to form South East Suburban FL in 1963
  • Eastern Suburbs Churches Football Association (1925–1992)[6]
  • Federal Football League (1909–1981)[7]
  • Keilor & Broadmeadows Football League (1926–1931)
  • Melbourne Amateur Sunday Football Association (1950–1968)[8]
    • Known in 1968 as the Sunday Suburban Football League
  • Melbourne North Football League (1989–1994)
  • Methodist Football League (1946–1955)
  • Metropolitan Football League (1950–1974)
    • Clubs included: East Hawthorn, East Brunswick, Sunshine, Fairfield, Richmond District, South Melbourne District, Reservoir, Northcote Park, Hawthorn City, Deer Park, Altona, St Albans, St Kilda City
  • Metropolitan Protestant Churches Football League (1957–1971)
  • Northern Metropolitan Football League (1975–1979)
    • Clubs included: Fitzroy Stars, Batman (now Coburg Districts), Princes Hill, Jacana, Collingwood Districts, Merlynston, East Brunswick, St. Andrews, Dallas Blues, West Brunswick, Bellfield, Broadmeadows, Preston Wanderers, RMIT.
  • Panton Hill Football League (1931–1987)[9]
  • Ringwood District Football League (1927–1941)[10]
  • Saturday Morning Football League (1927–1960)
  • Scoresby District Football League (1925–1930)
  • Sub District Football Association (folded 1953)
  • Sub District Football League (1925–1949)
    • Changed its name to the Metropolitan Football League
  • Sunday Amateur Football League (1947–1964)
  • Werribee District Football League (1919–1964)[11]
    • Clubs included: Metro Farm, INF, Altona, Werribee South, Newport, Laverton, Werribee, Williamstown Rovers, Little River, Lara, Services, Wyndham
  • West Suburban Football League (1965–1987)[12]
  • YCW National Football League (1963–1986)[13]
    • Clubs included: Fitzroy Stars, North Melbourne and District (YCW), Jacana, Clifton Hill, ACSC, Keon Park, North Fawkner, South Dandenong, Moorabbin West, Flemington, Broadmeadows, West Ivanhoe, Fairfield, Moomba Park, Reservoir Rovers, Coburg YCW, East Preston, RAAF Melbourne, Bellfield, St. Andrews, Kensington Stores, East Thomastown, Richmond Centrals (unrelated to current Richmond Central), Merlynston, RAAF Squadron, East Brunswick.

Country competitions[edit]

  • Ararat District Football Association (1928–1999)[14]
    • Clubs included Caledonians, Halls Gap, St Marys, Prestige, Trinity, Great Western, Moyston, Glenorchy, Swifts, Warriors, Miners
  • Bacchus Marsh Football League (1919–1973)[15]
    • Merged with Ballarat District Football League to form the Ballarat and Bacchus Marsh Football League.
  • Bairnsdale District Football League (1948–1972)[16]
  • Bairnsdale Bruthen District Football League (1928–1953)[17]
  • Ballarat District Football League (1959–1973)[18]
    • Merged with Bacchus Marsh Football League to form the Ballarat and Bacchus Marsh Football League.
  • Ballarat and Bacchus Marsh Football League (1974–1978)[19]
  • Bass Valley Football League (1946–1954)
  • Bass Valley Wonthaggi Football League (1955–1995)[20]
  • Castlemaine Football Association (1894-1951)
  • Central Gippsland Football League (1902–1953)[21]
  • Central Glenelg Football League (1934–1959)
  • Central Wimmera (1922–1968)[22]
    • Clubs included Natimuk, Noradjuha, Horsham seconds, Pimpinio, Quantong,
  • Clunes Football League (1931–1978)[23]
  • Corangamite Football League (1925–1934)[24]
  • Cowwarr Football League (1909–1954)[25]
  • East Gippsland Football League (1920–1939)[26]
  • Echuca Football League (1952–1989)
    • Merged with the Northern Districts Football League to form the Northern & Echuca Football League. Clubs included Echuca East, Echuca South, Bawamn, Lockington, Moama, Bunnaloo[27]
  • Glenelg & District Football Assoc (1945–1959)
  • Glenelg Football League (1960–1969)
  • Golden City Football League (1960–1980)
  • Heytesbury Football League (1980–1991)
    • Merged with the Mount Noorat Football League to form the Heytesbury Mount Noorat Football League
  • Heytesbury Mount Noorat Football League (1992-2002)
  • Linton Carngham Football League (1936–1952)[30]
    • Clubs included Berringa, Bradvale, Carngham, Illabarook, Mannibadar, Scarsdale, Skipton, Smythesdale and Vite Vite.
  • Lowan Star Football Association (1923–1968)[31]
    • Minor competition in the Nhill district. Clubs included Boyeo, Gerang, Kiata, Lorquon, Netherby, Winiam, and Yanac. Second XVIII's from Nhill, Jeparit and Dimboola competed at different stages.
  • Mallee Football Association (1902–1934)
  • Mid Murray Football League (1934–1997)[32]
  • Mountain Creek Football Association (1922-1933)
  • Mount Noorat Football League (1932–1991)[33]
    • Merged with the Heytesbury Football League to form the Heytesbury Mount Noorat Football League
  • Nepean Football League (1959-1986)
  • Neerim District Football Association (1907–1951)
  • Northern Mallee Football League (1979–1996)
  • Northern Districts Football League (1953–1989)
  • Winchelsea Football Association (1896-1921)
    • Forerunner of the Polwarth Football Association. Teams included Birregurra, Deans Marsh, Forrest & Winchelsea.
  • Yackandandah District Football Association (1928-1932) & (1946-1953)
  • Yarrawonga District Football Association (1891-1912)
  • Yarra Valley Football League (1919-1965)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dandenong Journal
  2. ^ Caulfield Oakleigh District Times
  3. ^ Catholic Advocate
  4. ^ Dandenong Journal
  5. ^ Box Hill Reporter
  6. ^ Box Hill Reporter
  7. ^ Moorabbin Standard
  8. ^ Sporting Globe
  9. ^ Whittlesea Post
  10. ^ Ringwood Mail
  11. ^ Werribee Banner
  12. ^ Werribee Banner
  13. ^ Catholic Advocate
  14. ^ Ararat Advertiser
  15. ^ Bacchus Marsh Express
  16. ^ Bairnsdale Advertiser
  17. ^ Bairnsdale Advertiser
  18. ^ Ballarat Courier
  19. ^ Ballarat Courier
  20. ^ Wonthaggi Sentinel
  21. ^ Morwell Advertiser
  22. ^ Horsham Times
  23. ^ Creswick Advertiser
  24. ^ Colac Herald
  25. ^ Traralgon Journal
  26. ^ Snowy River Mail
  27. ^ Riverine Herald
  28. ^ Gippsland Times
  29. ^ Avoca Mail
  30. ^ Skipton Standard
  31. ^ Nhill Free Press
  32. ^ Swan Hill Guardian
  33. ^ Terang Express
  34. ^ North West Express
  35. ^ Geelong Advertiser
  36. ^ Warrnambool Standard
  37. ^ Gippsland Times
  38. ^ Sea Lake Times
  39. ^ Hamilton Spectator
  40. ^ Pakenham Gazette
  41. ^ Hamilton Spectator