Mid Gippsland Football League

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Mid Gippsland Football League
General Information
Founded 1935
Records
Highest Score 324 – Morwell East 48.36.324 (v Mirboo North) – 1980
Most goals in a game 23 – Alan Mathieson – Yinnar (v Erica) - 1955
Most goals in a season 150 – Keith Peacock – Mirboo North - 1957
Most premierships 12 - Yinnar
Most flags in a row 3- Hazelwood 1951-1953,
Yinnar 1969-1971,
Newborough - 1988-1990
Most wins in a row 59 – Hazelwood – 1951-1954
Most loses in a row 49 - Boolarra - 1989-1992


The Mid Gippsland Football League is an Australian rules football league in the Latrobe Valley region of Victoria, Australia.

History[edit]

The league was founded in 1935. The original clubs were:

  • Boolarra
  • Morwell Seconds
  • Brown Coal Mine
  • Morwell Bridge
  • Yallourn Imperials
  • Yinnar

Clubs[edit]

Current[edit]

Club Colours Nickname Year entered competition Flags MGFL senior premierships
Boolarra
MelbourneDesign.jpg
Demons 1935 4 1955, 1958, 1997, 2011
Hill End & Grove
Leowglfl.PNG
Rovers/Hill Men 1946 6 1938, 1948, 1949, 1962, 1974, 1981
Mirboo North
RichmondDesign.svg
Tigers 1955-1957, 1969- 6 1956, 1957, 2006, 2007, 2013, 2014
Morwell East
AFL Hawthorn Icon.jpg
Hawks 1973 3 1979, 1980, 2005
Newborough
AFL Footscray Icon.jpg
Bulldogs 1957 10 1959, 1978, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2016
Thorpdale
SharksDesign.png
Blues 1936 5 1946, 1960, 1961, 1976, 1985
Trafalgar
StratfordDesign.png
Bloods 1969 8 1975, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 2009, 2010, 2012
Yallourn/Yallourn North
EssendonDesign.svg
Bombers 1984 4 1986, 1987, 1993, 1996
Yarragon
Wonthaggi-club-jumper.PNG
Panthers 1977 1 1977
Yinnar
AFL Collingwood Icon.jpg
Magpies 1935 13 1939, 1954, 1964, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2008, 2015

List of Finalists (since 1935)[edit]

Year Teams Premiers Runner Up Third Fourth Fifth
1935 6 Morwell Seconds Boolarra
1936 7 Haunted Hills Morwell Seconds
1937 8 Morwell Seconds Morwell Bridge
1938 8 Leowglfl.PNG Hill End Thorpdale
1939 8 CollingwoodDesign.svg Yinnar Thorpdale
1940 5 Morwell Seconds Thorpdale
1946 10 SharksDesign.png Thorpdale Yinnar Brown Coal Mine Morwell Bridge
1947 10 Brown Coal Mine Imperials Thorpdale Hill End Erica
1948 8 Leowglfl.PNG Hill End Thorpdale Yallourn North Morwell Bridge
1949 8 Leowglfl.PNG Hill End Thorpdale Erica Hazelwood
1950 9 EssendonDesign.svg Yallourn North Morwell Bridge Thorpdale Hazelwood
1951 9 Hazelwood Thorpdale Morwell Bridge Yallourn North
1952 9 Hazelwood Yallourn North Thorpdale Yinnar
1953 9 Hazelwood Yallourn North Thorpdale Yinnar
1954 9 CollingwoodDesign.svg Yinnar Hazelwood Yallourn North Thorpdale
1955 11 MelbourneDesign.jpg Boolarra Mirboo North Dumbalk Yinnar
1956 10 RichmondDesign.svg Mirboo North Dumbalk Thorpdale Yinnar
1957 10 RichmondDesign.svg Mirboo North Hill End Thorpdale Dumbalk
1958 8 MelbourneDesign.jpg Boolarra Newborough Yinnar Hill End
1959 7 BULLDOGSDesign.svg Newborough Yinnar Thorpdale Yallourn North
1960 7 SharksDesign.png Thorpdale Yallourn North Yinnar Newborough
1961 8 SharksDesign.png Thorpdale Yinnar Yallourn North Newborough
1962 9 Leowglfl.PNG Hill End Thorpdale Yallourn North Yinnar
1963 9 EssendonDesign.svg Yallourn North Yinnar Hazelwood Leongatha
1964 8 CollingwoodDesign.svg Yinnar Hazelwood Yallourn North Newborough
1965 7 Hazelwood Yinnar Yallourn North Newborough
1966 8 Hazelwood Thorpdale Yallourn North Yinnar
1967 8 CollingwoodDesign.svg Yinnar Thorpdale Hazelwood Yallourn North
1968 8 Maryvale Thorpdale Yallourn North Yinnar
1969 10 CollingwoodDesign.svg Yinnar Yallourn North Trafalgar Mirboo North
1970 10 CollingwoodDesign.svg Yinnar Yallourn North Maryvale Trafalgar
1971 10 CollingwoodDesign.svg Yinnar Trafalgar Hill End Yallourn North
1972 10 EssendonDesign.svg Yallourn North Mirboo North Yinnar Newborough
1973 11 CollingwoodDesign.svg Yinnar Hill End Newborough Yallourn North
1974 11 Leowglfl.PNG Hill End Newborough Maryvale Yinnar
1975 11 StratfordDesign.png Trafalgar Newborough Hazelwood/Churchill Hill End
1976 11 SharksDesign.png Thorpdale Newborough Hazelwood/Churchill Morwell East
1977 11 SwanDesign.png Yarragon Newborough Trafalgar Hazelwood/Churchill
1978 11 BULLDOGSDesign.svg Newborough Hazelwood/Churchill Maryvale Hill End
1979 10 HawksDesign.svg Morwell East Hazelwood/Churchill Maryvale Trafalgar
1980 10 HawksDesign.svg Morwell East Trafalgar Yarragon Hill End
1981 10 Leowglfl.PNG Hill End Morwell East Churchill Trafalgar
1982 10 Churchill Morwell East Trafalgar
1983 10 Churchill Trafalgar Morwell East Hill End
1984 9 StratfordDesign.png Trafalgar Morwell East Thorpdale Yarragon
1985 9 SharksDesign.png Thorpdale Morwell East Trafalgar Hill End
1986 11 EssendonDesign.svg Yallourn/Yallourn North Trafalgar Yarragon Newborough
1987 10 EssendonDesign.svg Yallourn/Yallourn North Thorpdale Newborough Yarragon
1988 10 BULLDOGSDesign.svg Newborough Trafalgar Thorpdale Yallourn/Yallourn North
1989 10 BULLDOGSDesign.svg Newborough Trafalgar Hill End Mirboo North
1990 10 BULLDOGSDesign.svg Newborough Trafalgar Mirboo North Morwell East
1991 10 StratfordDesign.png Trafalgar Mirboo North Yallourn/Yallourn North Newborough
1992 10 StratfordDesign.png Trafalgar Thorpdale Yinnar Mirboo North
1993 10 EssendonDesign.svg Yallourn/Yallourn North Trafalgar Thorpdale Yinnar
1994 10 StratfordDesign.png Trafalgar Yallourn/Yallourn North Mirboo North Yinnar
1995 10 StratfordDesign.png Trafalgar Yallourn/Yallourn North Yinnar Yarragon Boolarra
1996 10 EssendonDesign.svg Yallourn/Yallourn North Trafalgar Yarragon Boolarra Newborough
1997 10 MelbourneDesign.jpg Boolarra Newborough Yinnar Morwell East Yallourn/Yallourn North
1998 10 CollingwoodDesign.svg Yinnar Newborough Morwell East Hill End Thorpdale
1999 10 BULLDOGSDesign.svg Newborough Yinnar Trafalgar Thorpdale Morwell East
2000 10 BULLDOGSDesign.svg Newborough Yinnar Trafalgar Hill End Thorpdale
2001 10 CollingwoodDesign.svg Yinnar Trafalgar Yallourn/Yallourn North Newborough Yarragon
2002 10 BULLDOGSDesign.svg Newborough Trafalgar Yinnar Boolarra Yallourn/Yallourn North
2003 10 BULLDOGSDesign.svg Newborough Trafalgar Yinnar Mirboo North Yallourn/Yallourn North
2004 10 CollingwoodDesign.svg Yinnar Mirboo North Morwell East Newborough Hill End
2005 10 HawksDesign.svg Morwell East Yinnar Trafalgar Newborough Mirboo North
2006 10 RichmondDesign.svg Mirboo North Morwell East Trafalgar Yinnar Newborough
2007 10 RichmondDesign.svg Mirboo North Yinnar Morwell East Newborough Trafalgar
2008 10 CollingwoodDesign.svg Yinnar Trafalgar Mirboo North Yallourn/Yallourn North Morwell East
2009 10 StratfordDesign.png Trafalgar Morwell East Yarragon Mirboo North Yinnar
2010 10 StratfordDesign.png Trafalgar Morwell East Yarragon Mirboo North Thorpdale
2011 10 MelbourneDesign.jpg Boolarra Trafalgar Mirboo North Newborough Yallourn/Yallourn North
2012 10 StratfordDesign.png Trafalgar Newborough Yinnar Mirboo North Morwell East
2013 10 RichmondDesign.svg Mirboo North Newborough Yinnar Trafalgar Boolarra
2014 10 RichmondDesign.svg Mirboo North Newborough Boolarra Yinnar Trafalgar
2015 10 CollingwoodDesign.svg Yinnar Yallourn/Yallourn North Mirboo North Newborough Trafalgar
2016 10 BULLDOGSDesign.svg Newborough Yallourn/Yallourn North Morwell East Mirboo North Yinnar

Leading Goal Kickers[edit]

Year Player H&A goals Finals goals Total Goals
1947 Keith Shields (BCM Imps) 103 7 110
1948 Bill Tuena (Thorpdale) 66 7 73
1949 Frank Sartori (Hazelwood) 35 5 40
1950 S Lestrange (Morwell Bridge) 68 4 72
1951 Frank Sartori (Hazelwood) 50 6 56
1952 Frank Sartori (Hazelwood) 32 8 40
1953 D Cook (Yallourn North) 45 5 50
1954 Stirling (Thorpdale) 61 2 63
1955 Alan Mathieson (Yinnar) 92 2 94
1956 Keith Peacock (Mirboo North) 122 8 130
1957 Keith Peacock (Mirboo North) 140 10 150
1958 0 0 0
1959 0 0 0
1960 0 0 0
1961 0 0 0
1962 0 0 0
1963 0 0 0
1964 Sanders (Yallourn North) 49 8 57
1965 Graham Cranwell (Hazelwood) 0 6 6
1966 Graham Cranwell (Hazelwood) 39 3 42
1967 Graham Cranwell (Hazelwood) 88 2 90
1968 Peter Rennie (Yinnar) 58 3 61
1969 Alan Snell (MN) 76 0 76
1970 Rob Hutchinson (YN) 59 5 64
1971 0 0 0
1972 0 0 0
1973 Joe Makowski (Maryvale) 105 0 105
1974 Joe Makowski (Maryvale) 106 10 116
1975 Ian Jennings (Thorpdale ) 91 0 91
1976 Ian Jennings (Thorpdale ) 136 12 148
1977 Peter Brumellen (Newborough) 100 11 111
1978 Peter Brumellen (Newborough) 47 14 61
1979 Jim Rasmussen (Morwell East) 88 14 102
1980 Dan O'Donnell (Morwell East) 109 4 113
1981 Jim Rasmussen (Morwell East) 66 7 73
1982 Jim Rasmussen (Morwell East) 96 0 96
1983 Steve Sanders (Churchill) 79 9 88
1984 Bruce Chalmers (Trafalgar) 42 7 49
1985 Graeme Rowlings (Thorpedale) 100 5 105
1986 0 0 0
1987 Ian Gray (Trafalgar) 80 0 80
1988 Steve Sanders (Newborough) 111 9 120
1989 Steve Sanders (Newborough) 107 0 107
1990 Royce Wilkins (Mirboo North) 83 5 88
1991 Shane McGrath (Trafalgar) 95 10 105
1992 Shane McGrath (Trafalgar) 114 7 121
1993 Alan Wright (YYN) 91 3 94
1994 Sean Julin (Boolarra) 78 0 78
1995 Brett Mayo (Yinnar) 81 12 93
1996 Brett Hughes (YYN) 92 17 109
1997 Sean Julin (Boolarra) 64 21 85
1998 Nick Lecchino (Morwell East) 124 0 124
1999 Glen Michie (Newborough) 108 7 115
2000 D Edwards (Morwell East) 75 0 75
2001 M Hoiles (Trafalgar) 60 1 61
2002 0 0 0
2003 0 0 0
2004 Timothy Triall (Mirboo North) 119 0 119
2005 Colin Gibson-Williamson (Morwell East) 68 1 69
2006 Timothy Triall (Mirboo North) 113 23 136
2007 Timothy Triall (Mirboo North) 104 0 104
2008 Tim Phillips (YYN) 65 0 65
2009 Timothy Triall (Mirboo North) 79 3 82
2010 Matthew Robertson (Trafalgar) 61 0 61
2011 Timothy Triall (Mirboo North) 66 10 76
2012 Timothy Triall (Mirboo North) 77
2013 Timothy Triall (Mirboo North) 101
2014 Timothy Triall (Mirboo North) 79
2015 Tim Phillips (YYN) 59
2016 Dean MacDonald (YYN) 84

2011 Ladder[edit]

Mid Gippsland FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Trafalgar 18 0 0 0 1596 873 182.82% 72 Elimination Newborough 11 8 74 Yallourn-Yallourn North 9 10 64
Mirboo North 13 0 4 1 1376 969 142.00% 54 Qualifying Boolarra 11 7 73 Mirboo North 9 12 66
Boolarra 12 0 6 0 1305 1005 129.85% 48 1st Semi Mirboo North 21 8 134 Newborough 10 10 70
Newborough 12 0 6 0 1457 1427 102.10% 48 2nd Semi Trafalgar 15 10 100 Boolarra 11 13 79
Yallourn-Yallourn North 8 0 8 2 1188 1161 102.33% 36 Preliminary Boolarra 12 13 85 Mirboo North 12 5 77
Hill End 7 0 11 0 877 1146 76.53% 28 Grand Boolarra 13 4 82 Trafalgar 8 5 53
Yarragon 6 0 12 0 925 966 95.76% 24
Yinnar 6 0 12 0 1106 1299 85.14% 24
Morwell East 3 0 14 1 1019 1486 68.57% 14
Thorpedale 3 0 15 0 1041 1558 66.82% 12

2012 Ladder[edit]

Mid Gippsland FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Newborough 15 0 2 1 1716 911 188.36% 62 Elimination Yinnar 11 10 76 Morwell East 9 5 59
Trafalgar 15 0 2 1 1533 830 184.70% 62 Qualifying Trafalgar 9 12 66 Mirboo North 5 8 38
Mirboo North 15 0 3 0 1569 854 183.72% 60 1st Semi Yinnar 16 10 106 Mirboo North 10 8 68
Yinnar 10 0 8 0 1490 1032 144.38% 40 2nd Semi Newborough 11 7 73 Trafalgar 8 7 55
Morwell East 9 0 8 1 1386 1048 132.25% 38 Preliminary Trafalgar 6 11 47 Yinnar 5 7 37
Hill End 8 0 10 0 1138 1228 92.67% 32 Grand Trafalgar 10 3 63 Newborough 8 8 56
Boolarra 7 0 10 1 1191 1263 94.30% 30
Yallourn-Yallourn North 7 0 11 0 1356 1345 100.82% 28
Yarragon 1 0 17 0 806 1995 40.40% 4
Thorpedale 1 0 17 0 617 2296 26.87% 4

2013 Ladder[edit]

Mid Gippsland FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Mirboo North 15 0 3 0 2008 782 256.78% 60 Elimination Trafalgar 7 9 51 Boolarra 6 11 47
Newborough 15 0 3 0 1862 1003 185.64% 60 Qualifying Yinnar 13 12 90 Newborough 7 6 48
Yinnar 14 0 4 0 1743 969 179.88% 56 1st Semi Newborough 13 8 86 Trafalgar 8 6 54
Trafalgar 14 0 4 0 1489 961 154.94% 56 2nd Semi Mirboo North 13 13 91 Yinnar 8 4 52
Boolarra 11 0 7 0 1495 1144 130.68% 44 Preliminary Newborough 12 13 85 Yinnar 9 10 64
Hill End 8 0 10 0 1241 1245 99.68% 32 Grand Mirboo North 10 9 69 Newborough 9 11 65
Thorpedale 6 0 12 0 1131 1930 58.60% 24
Morwell East 4 0 14 0 959 1656 57.91% 16
Yarragon 2 0 16 0 885 2270 38.99% 8
Yallourn-Yallourn North 1 0 17 0 851 1704 49.94% 4

2014 Ladder[edit]

Mid Gippsland FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Newborough 16 0 2 0 1697 782 217.01% 64 Elimination Boolarra 9 5 59 Trafalgar 6 12 48
Yinnar 15 0 3 0 1794 845 212.31% 60 Qualifying Mirboo North 10 7 67 Yinnar 8 9 57
Mirboo North 14 0 4 0 1805 1041 173.39% 56 1st Semi Boolarra 14 6 90 Yinnar 11 9 75
Trafalgar 12 0 6 0 1435 960 149.48% 48 2nd Semi Newborough 23 17 155 Mirboo North 9 11 65
Boolarra 12 0 6 0 1498 1155 129.70% 48 Preliminary Mirboo North 18 13 121 Boolarra 6 7 43
Thorpdale 5 0 13 0 1096 1399 78.34% 20 Grand Mirboo North 12 15 87 Newborough 13 8 86
Hill End 5 0 13 0 959 1565 61.28% 20
Morwell East 5 0 13 0 934 1614 57.87% 20
Yarragon 5 0 13 0 995 1779 55.93% 20
Yallourn-Yallourn North 1 0 17 0 835 1908 43.76% 4

2015 Ladder[edit]

Mid Gippsland FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Yallourn-Yallourn North 16 0 1 1 1601 785 203.95% 66 Elimination Newborough 12 6 78 Trafalgar 5 14 44
Yinnar 14 0 3 1 1717 942 182.27% 58 Qualifying Yinnar 19 12 126 Mirboo North 9 4 58
Mirboo North 11 0 6 1 1467 1011 145.10% 46 1st Semi Mirboo North 13 14 92 Newborough 9 5 59
Newborough 11 0 7 0 1429 1132 126.24% 44 2nd Semi Yinnar 8 11 59 Yallourn-Yallourn North 6 5 41
Trafalgar 10 0 8 0 1316 1025 128.39% 40 Preliminary Yallourn-Yallourn North 15 7 97 Mirboo North 11 11 77
Thorpedale 9 0 8 1 1094 1144 95.63% 38 Grand Yinnar 14 9 93 Yallourn-Yallourn North 11 7 73
Morwell East 6 0 12 0 1113 1429 77.89% 24
Boolarra 6 0 12 0 1033 1772 58.30% 24
Yarragon 4 0 14 0 1051 1604 65.52% 16
Hill End 1 0 17 0 836 1813 46.11% 4

2016 Ladder[edit]

Mid Gippsland FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Newborough 17 0 1 0 1944 704 276.14% 68 Elimination Morwell East 16 13 109 Yinnar 13 8 86
Mirboo North 15 0 3 0 1753 859 204.07% 60 Qualifying Yallourn-Yallourn North 11 12 78 Mirboo North 6 6 42
Yallourn-Yallourn North 14 0 4 0 1944 819 237.36% 56 1st Semi Morwell East 9 15 69 Mirboo North 6 6 42
Yinnar 12 0 6 0 1419 926 153.24% 48 2nd Semi Yallourn-Yallourn North 8 8 56 Newborough 5 13 43
Morwell East 9 0 8 1 1291 1334 96.78% 38 Preliminary Newborough 13 7 85 Morwell East 10 11 71
Thorpedale 7 0 10 1 1265 1465 86.35% 30 Grand Newborough 12 15 87 Yallourn-Yallourn North 5 16 46
Yarragon 5 0 12 1 982 1575 62.35% 22
Boolarra 5 0 13 0 1090 1469 74.20% 20
Trafalgar 2 0 15 1 774 2069 37.41% 10
Hill End 2 0 16 0 804 2046 39.30% 8


Further reading[edit]

  • Williams, Laurie; Greenwood, Cliff (1985). From the ashes: a history of the Mid Gippsland Football League 1935–1985. Mid Gippsland Football League. ISBN 0-9590011-0-7. 

External links[edit]

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