Mid West Football League

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The Mid West Football League is an Australian rules football competition based in the Eyre Peninsula region of South Australia, Australia. It is an affiliated member of the South Australian National Football League.

Brief history[edit]

The Mid West Football League is situated on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia and currently fields six teams. The MWFL formed by the merger of the Le Hunte Football League and the Streaky Bay Football League in 1988.

Eight clubs nominated for the inaugural season in 1988, with United FC and Wudinna FC amalgamating for the 1989 season. Foundation clubs Streaky Bay and Rovers amalgamated in the 1999 season leaving the current six clubs.

Formal competition games are held for A Grade, B Grade (Reserves) and Colts (Under 16). Informal under 12 games are also held. The league colours are black and white and carry the Magpies logo.

Clubs[edit]

Central Eyre Football Club (Kyancutta/Warramboo area)

The club formed 1987 in the former Le Hunte Football League for one season with the merger of Kyancutta FC and Warramboo FC. It joined the MWFL as a founding club in 1988 and won the first premiership of the newly formed league.

The earliest origin can be traced back to Kyancutta FC who were formed 1918, with Warramboo formed in 1929, and Cootra East, Waddikee Rovers and Palabie the other clubs who have been within the clubs drawing area.

The club shares two home grounds, in Kyancutta and Warramboo. They have the colours of red, white and blue and are known as the Bulldogs.

Elliston Football Club (Elliston area)

The club joined from the Le Hunte Football League as a foundation member of the MWFL.

Elliston FC is the second oldest football club on the Eyre Peninsula formed in 1904. (The oldest is Cowell FC in Eastern Eyre FL). Other clubs that have existed in the current drawing area include Colton/Wedge, Sheringa, Colton, Mount Wedge, Talia and Kolballa.

Their home ground is in Elliston. They wear the colours of red and white and are known as the Roosters.

West Coast Hawks Football Club (Streaky Bay/Piednippie area)

The club was formed in 1999 from the merger of the Streaky Bay FC and the Rovers FC. Both clubs were foundation members of the MWFL.

The origins may be traced back to Streaky Bay FC (formed 1906) and Rovers FC (formed 1913). Other clubs in the drawing area include Streaky Bay, Flinders United, and Flinders although the borders are blurred with Western Districts.

The club shares two home grounds, in Streaky Bay and Piednippie. They wear the colours of dark blue and gold and are known as the Hawks.

Western Districts Football Club (Minnipa/Poochera area)

The club formed in 1988 as a foundation member of the MWFL. It was a merger of the Central Areas FC from the Streaky Bay Football League and the Minnipa FC from the Le Hunte Football League.

The earliest origin can be traced back to Calca in 1913, although it must be noted that there is a blur of the borders between the feeder clubs of the current Western Districts and the West Coast Hawks. The clubs that have been in the drawing area include Minnipa FC (formed 1917), Central Areas (formed 1971), Calca Chandada, Poochera, Chandada, Calca-Kenny, Port Kenny and Collie.

The club shares two home grounds, in Poochera and Minnipa. They wear the colours of dark green and gold and are known as the Tigers.

Wirrulla Football Club (Wirrulla/Smoky Bay area)

The club joined from the Streaky Bay Football League as a foundation member of the MWFL.

Wirrulla FC was formed in 1919. Many clubs have existed in their area including Yantanabie United, Cungena, Yantanabie, Kangaroos, Excelsiors, Pimbacarra and Carawa.

The club's home ground is in Wirrulla, and they wear the colours of black and red and are known as the Bombers.

Wudinna United Football Club (Wudinna/Yaninee area)

The club formed in 1989 with the merger of Wudinna FC and United FC, who both competed in the Le Hunte Football League, and then one season as separate entities in MWFL in 1988.

The earliest origin is via Wudinna FC and Yaninee (both formed in 1918). Other clubs previously in the drawing area include United and Pygery.

Their home ground is in Wudinna, and they share the league colours of black and white and the Magpies logo.

Current clubs[edit]

Jumper Club Nickname MWFL premierships Premiership years[1]
Central Eyre Bulldogs 9 1988, 1996-97-98-99, 2007, 2015-16-17
Elliston Roosters 3 1995, 2000, 2012
West Coast Hawks Hawks 8 2001, 2003, 2006, 2009-10-11, 2013–14
Western Districts Tigers 2 2002, 2004
Wirrulla Bombers 1 2008
Wudinna United Magpies 4 1992-93-94, 2005

2012 Ladder[edit]

Mid West Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
West Coast 13 0 2 0 1672 957 63.60% 26 1st Semi Elliston 10 10 70 Western Districts 9 11 65
Central Eyre 11 0 4 0 1532 1218 55.71% 22 2nd Semi West Coast 10 12 72 Central Eyre 9 9 63
Elliston 8 0 7 0 1315 1329 49.74% 16 Preliminary Elliston 13 13 91 Central Eyre 9 30 84
Western Districts 6 0 9 0 1051 1209 46.50% 12 Grand Elliston 14 9 93 West Coast 7 10 52
Wudinna United 5 0 10 0 1256 1383 47.59% 10
Wirrulla 2 0 13 0 922 1652 35.82% 4

2013 Ladder[edit]

Mid West Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
West Coast 14 0 1 0 1766 846 67.61% 28 1st Semi Western Districts 10 11 71 Wudinna United 10 5 65
Central Eyre 12 0 2 1 2270 601 79.07% 25 2nd Semi Central Eyre 14 9 93 West Coast 14 8 92
Western Districts 9 0 6 0 993 1093 47.60% 18 Preliminary West Coast 15 17 107 Western Districts 5 9 39
Wudinna United 5 0 10 0 1018 1783 36.34% 10 Grand West Coast 12 13 85 Central Eyre 7 11 53
Elliston 3 0 12 0 953 1858 33.90% 6
Wirrulla 1 0 13 1 918 1737 34.58% 3

2014 Ladder[edit]

Mid West Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Central Eyre 13 0 2 0 1983 821 70.72% 26 1st Semi Ellison 15 11 101 Western Districts 7 11 53
West Coast 12 0 3 0 1770 760 69.96% 24 2nd Semi West Coast 16 16 112 Central Eyre 8 15 63
Western Districts 9 0 6 0 1139 1177 49.18% 18 Preliminary Central Eyre 16 11 107 Ellison 15 8 98
Elliston 6 0 9 0 992 1522 39.46% 12 Grand West Coast 16 9 105 Central Eyre 12 10 82
Wirrulla 4 0 11 0 1179 1682 41.21% 8
Wudinna United 1 0 14 0 804 1905 29.68% 2

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