Mernda Football Club

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Mernda Football Club
2012 Logo
Full name Mernda Football Netball Club
Nickname(s) The Demons
2012 season
Leading goalkicker Cameron Curlis (38)
Best and fairest TBD
Club details
Founded 1891
Colours      Blue and      Red
Competition Northern Football League
Chairman W.FItzpatrick
Coach Brett Wilson
Captain(s) Rohan Davies
Ground(s) Mernda Recreational Reserve
Other information
Official website

The Mernda Football Club is an Australian rules football club located in Mernda – a rural north-eastern town of Melbourne - that competes in the Northern Football League (formerly Diamond Valley Football League)


The Mernda Football Club was formed in 1891 and was known as the South Yan Yean Football Club. The club went on for 23 years before changing its name to the Mernda Football Club in 1914. In 1932 the club changed again this time to become the Plenty Rovers Football Club, where they played at the Doreen Recreation Reserve (behind the Doreen Hall), the Plenty Rovers enjoyed short stints in the DVFL in 1936-7, 1941 and in 1947. In 1965 the club returned to the Mernda Football Club name due to the club moving to the Mernda Recreation Reserve. In 1987 the club rejoined the DVFL in Division 2. In 1991 Mernda won their first DVFL premiership and claimed the Seniors and Reserves double in 2012.

Current status[edit]

In 2011, Mernda finished bottom in Division 2 and will now field Seniors, Reserves and Under 19's in Division 3 from 2012 onwards.

In 2012, Mernda won the Division 3 Seniors and Reserves premierships, thus earning them promotion back into Division 2. Spearheaded by coach Brett Wilson, captain Rohan Davies and Best on Ground Matthew Rees, Mernda defeated Panton Hill 132 - 39.

Premiership Years[edit]

  • Northern Football Association

1891, 1892

  • Bourke Evelyn Football Association

1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1914, 1920

  • Panton Hill & District Football Association / Panton Hill Football League

1936, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1964, 1971, 1981, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1986

  • Northern Football League / Diamond Valley Football League

1991, 2012

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