Ovens & King Football League

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General Information
Founded Early 1903 in Wangaratta, Victoria
as Ovens And King Football Association
Sports Football (1903–Present)
Netball (1956–Present)
Affiliation AFL Victoria Country (2012–Present)
Netball Victoria (1956–Present)
Player Points Cap 42 points (2017 Season)
Known As
1903-1922 Ovens And King Football Association
1922-1924 Wangaratta And District Football Association
1925-1955 Ovens And King Football League
1956–present Ovens And King Football Netball League
2017 Compertitions
Football OKFNL Seniors
OKFNL Reserves
OKFNL Under 18's
Netball OKFNL A-Grade
OKFNL B-Grade
OKFNL B-Reserve
OKFNL C-Grade
OKFNL Under 15's
AFL North East Border (AFLNEB)

Established 2012

Leagues
Ovens & Murray Football Netball League - OMFNL
Tallangatta & District Football League - TDFL
Ovens & King Football Netball League - OKFNL
Upper Murray Football Netball League - UMFNL
Wangaratta & District Junior Football League - WDJFL
Albury Wodonga Junior Football League - AWJFL
AFLNEB Youth Girls League - AFLNEBYGL

The Ovens & King Football League is a minor country Australian rules football league based in Northeastern Victoria in the vicinity of Wangaratta and more recently Benalla.

History[edit]

O&K 2007 Thirds Grand Final between Whorouly and North Wangaratta

The Ovens & King Football League was formed on the 13th of June 1903, after a handful of men met at The Bulls Head Hotel in Wangaratta to consider forming a football competition. One week later, the first matches of the Ovens & King Football Association were played. The competition changed its name to the Ovens and King Football League after the 1928 season.

Glenrowan won 11 premierships before joining the O&K. (1909, 1914, 1919, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1955, 1969, 1970, 1980, 1981.) [1]

Today, more than 100 years later, teams from Benalla, Bright, Greta, Glenrowan, King Valley, Milawa, Moyhu, North Wangaratta, Tarrawingee and Whorouly participate in seniors, reserves and five netball grades.

Located in the rich Ovens Valley and King Valley of northeast Victoria, the league has produced a number of elite football who have gone on to play in the AFL, including the cousins Nigel (Brisbane Lions) and Matthew Lappin (St Kilda/Carlton), ruckman Mark Porter (Kangaroos/Carlton) and most recently Michael Newton (Melbourne), Barry Hall St Kilda/Sydney/Western Bulldogs and Brendan Fevola Carlton and Brisbane Lions.

Community support is strong in the Ovens and King districts with crowds attending games usually greater than most neighbouring competitions. The local football is an important social outlet for many local communities and finals matches draw especially strong crowd numbers.

In 2010, the league added Tatong, Swanpool, Goorambat and Bonnie Doon, who had previously played in the now-defunct Benalla & District Football League. After four years of heavy losses, Swanpool and Tatong were thrown out of the competition by AFL County Victoria, ending nearly 100 years of tradition. A two-way merge proposed by the clubs was rejected, as was a transfer to the Picola District FL.[2]

Clubs[edit]

Thirds's clubs (2011-present)[edit]

Since the 2011 season most clubs have fielded joint teams in the Thirds competition, while still remaining as independent clubs at both Senior & Reserves level.

  • Previously run as "Under 18's competition" this was changed to be run as "Under 19's competition" starting with the 2019 season.
Senior Club's Nickname Third's Side [4] Jumper
Benalla All Blacks Panthers No affiliation -
Bonnie Doon Bombers No affiliation -
Bright Mountain Men Alpine Eagles MountainMenFCLogo.png
Glenrowan Kelly Tigers No affiliation -
Goorambat & District Bats No affiliation -
Greta Blues Southern Suns AFL Gold Coast Icon.jpg
King Valley Kangaroos Southern Suns AFL Gold Coast Icon.jpg
Milawa Demons Snow Road Saints AFL St Kilda Icon.jpg
Moyhu Grasshoppers No affiliation -
North Wangaratta Hawks No affiliation -
Tarrawingee Bulldogs Londrigan Bulls AFL West Coast Eagles Icon.png
Whorouly Lions Snow Road Saints AFL St Kilda Icon.jpg

Former Affiliation:

  • Benalla All Blacks FNC = Benalla United.
  • Bonnie Doon FNC = Bonnie Doon Bombers.
  • Glenrowan FNC = Snow Road Saints.
  • Goorambat & District FNC = Benalla United.
  • Moyhu FNC = River Renegades.
  • North Wangaratta FNC = River Renegades.

Premiers[edit]

  • 2011: Benalla All Blacks FNC
  • 2012: Alpine Eagles
  • 2013: Londrigan Bulls
  • 2014: Alpine Eagles
  • 2015: Snow Road Saints
  • 2016: Alpine Eagles
  • 2017: Londrigan Bulls

Former[edit]

Jumper Club Nickname Third's Side Years OKFL Premierships Premiership Years
Swanpool Swans Benalla United 2010-13 - -
Tatong Magpies Benalla United 2010-13 - -
  • Beechworth "Bombers" FC: 1912-1922; 1929-2003 (14x 1912, 1913, 1914, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1950, 1951, 1956, 1961, 1974, 1979, 2000, 2001)
  • Bogong FC: 1954-1959 (1x 1955)
  • Carboor FC: 1903.
  • Chiltern "Swans" FC: 1954-2002 (10x 1957, 1958, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1982, 1983, 1994, 1996, 1998)
  • Eldorado FC: 1907-1922; 1925-1954 (6x 1907; 1908, 1919, 1921, 1922, 1928)
  • Myrtleford FC: 1927-1949 (3x 1936, 1945, 1949)
  • Rutherglen-Corowa "Cats" FC: 1992-2003
  • Swanpool "Swans" FC: 2010-2013
  • Tatong "Magpies" FC: 2010-2013
  • Wangaratta FC: 1903-1921; 1931-1932 (5x 1905, 1906, 1920, 1931, 1932)
  • Wangaratta Rainbows FC: 1903-1941 (2x 1903, 1941)
  • Wangaratta Rovers FC: 1925-1949 (1x 1948)
  • Wangaratta Waratahs FC: 1933-1939 (1x 1935)

Premiership history[edit]

Senior Football Premiers[edit]

2009[edit]

  • Seniors: Milawa
  • Reserves: Tarrawingee
  • Thirds: Milawa
  • A Grade: Tarrawingee
  • B Grade: Tarrawingee
  • C Grade: Bright
  • U/17 Grade: Glenrowan

2008[edit]

  • Seniors: Tarrawingee
  • Reserves: Bright
  • Thirds: Milawa
  • A Grade: Milawa
  • B Grade: Tarrawingee
  • C Grade: North Wangaratta

2007[edit]

  • Seniors: Whorouly
  • Reserves: Whorouly
  • Thirds: Whorouly
  • A Grade: Moyhu
  • B Grade: Milawa
  • C Grade: Tarrawingee

2006[edit]

  • Seniors: Mohyu
  • Reserves: Whorouly
  • Thirds: Tarrawingee
  • A Grade: Mohyu
  • B Grade: Milawa
  • C Grade: Bright

2007 Ladder[edit]

Ovens & King FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts
Whorouly 16 0 2 0 2240 842 266.03% 64
Bright 16 0 2 0 2341 939 249.31% 64
Tarrawingee 14 0 4 0 2014 1088 185.11% 56
Moyhu 12 0 6 0 1881 1211 155.33% 48
King Valley 11 0 7 0 1719 1304 131.83% 44
Milawa 8 0 10 0 1373 1387 98.99% 32
Glenrowan 6 0 12 0 1154 1738 66.40% 24
Greta 5 0 13 0 1136 1464 77.60% 20
North Wangaratta 2 0 16 0 861 2674 32.20% 8
Benalla All Blacks 0 0 18 0 535 2607 20.52% 0

FINALS

Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Elimination Moyhu 12 14 86 King Valley 11 8 74
Qualifying Bright 20 15 135 Tarrawingee 10 10 70
1st Semi Moyhu 9 10 64 Tarrawingee 6 10 46
2nd Semi Bright 16 11 107 Whorouly 13 10 88
Preliminary Whorouly 12 13 85 Moyhu 9 9 63
Grand Whorouly 14 13 97 Bright 12 6 78

2008 Ladder[edit]

Ovens & King FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts
Tarrawingee 18 0 0 0 2744 902 304.21% 72
Bright 14 0 4 0 2416 1169 206.67% 56
Whorouly 14 0 4 0 2196 1352 162.43% 56
Milawa 11 0 7 0 1814 1208 150.17% 44
Moyhu 10 0 8 0 1580 1778 88.86% 40
Glenrowan 6 0 12 0 1302 1921 67.78% 24
North Wangaratta 5 0 13 0 1241 1916 64.77% 20
King Valley 4 0 14 0 1152 2041 56.44% 16
Benalla All Blacks 4 0 14 0 1056 2175 48.55% 16
Greta 4 0 14 0 939 1978 47.47% 16

FINALS

Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Elimination Moyhu 13 12 90 Milawa 11 13 79
Qualifying Bright 15 25 115 Whorouly 10 8 68
1st Semi Whorouly 10 21 81 Moyhu 1 3 9*
2nd Semi Tarrawingee 12 20 92 Bright 5 13 43
Preliminary Bright 18 11 119 Whorouly 14 17 101
Grand Tarrawingee 14 10 94 Bright 8 11 59

Note: Moyhu lost fifteen points in the First Semi-Final against Whorouly after a head count.[5]

2009 Ladder[edit]

Ovens & King FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts
Tarrawingee 18 0 0 0 2205 1000 220.50% 72
Milawa 13 0 4 1 1936 1045 185.26% 54
Glenrowan 11 0 5 2 1383 1183 116.91% 48
Moyhu 9 0 8 1 1465 1425 102.81% 38
Bright 9 0 9 0 1422 1302 109.22% 36
Greta 9 0 9 0 1091 1265 86.25% 36
Whorouly 8 0 10 0 1388 1514 91.68% 32
Benalla All Blacks 7 0 11 0 1362 1693 80.45% 28
King Valley 4 0 14 0 1272 1783 71.34% 16
North Wangaratta 0 0 18 0 1053 2367 44.49% 0

FINALS

Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Elimination Moyhu 14 12 96 Bright 13 8 86
Qualifying Milawa 17 12 114 Glenrowan 3 0 18
1st Semi Moyhu 12 11 83 Glenrowan 10 8 68
2nd Semi Tarrawingee 8 7 55 Milawa 5 10 40
Preliminary Milawa 14 15 99 Moyhu 12 6 78
Grand Milawa 14 7 91 Tarrawingee 12 10 82

2010 Ladder[edit]

Ovens & King FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Bright 16 0 2 0 1997 947 210.88% 64 Elimination Whorouly 12 10 82 Greta 8 7 55
Milawa 15 0 2 1 2313 727 318.16% 62 Elimination Bonnie Doon 9 16 70 Mouhu 9 8 62
Benalla All Blacks 15 0 3 0 2360 1304 180.98% 60 Qualifying Milawa 20 11 131 Benalla All Blacks 9 9 63
Tarrawingee 14 0 3 1 2310 970 238.14% 58 Qualifying Tarrawingee 9 17 71 Bright 5 4 34
Whorouly 13 0 5 0 2004 1242 161.35% 52 Semi Bright 13 16 94 Whorouly 12 2 74
Moyhu 10 0 8 0 1849 1247 148.28% 40 Semi Bonnie Doon 16 10 106 Benalla All Blacks 10 9 69
Bonnie Doon 9 0 9 0 1826 1523 119.89% 36 Preliminary Tarrawingee 16 15 111 Bonnie Doon 10 9 69
Greta 9 0 9 0 1290 1253 102.95% 36 Preliminary Milawa 6 6 42 Bright 5 3 33
King Valley 8 0 10 0 1188 1846 64.36% 32 Grand Tarrawingee 15 9 99 Milawa 15 7 97
Glenrowan 7 0 11 0 1167 1545 75.53% 28
Tatong 3 0 15 0 1083 2197 49.29% 12
North Wangaratta 2 0 16 0 1129 2272 49.69% 8
Swanpool 2 0 16 0 797 2440 32.66% 8
Goorambat 2 0 16 0 624 2424 25.74% 8

2011 Ladder[edit]

Ovens & King FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Moyhu 17 0 1 0 2295 1230 186.59% 68 Elimination King Valley 17 10 112 Greta 10 7 67
Milawa 16 0 2 0 2806 830 338.07% 64 Elimination Tarrawingee 26 8 164 North Wangaratta 5 8 38
Benalla All Blacks 16 0 2 0 2527 1394 181.28% 64 Qualifying Moyhu 19 10 124 Whorouly 13 9 87
Whorouly 13 0 4 1 2046 1190 171.93% 54 Qualifying Milawa 16 15 111 Benalla All Blacks 3 4 22
Tarrawingee 12 0 5 1 2203 1304 168.94% 50 Semi Benalla All Blacks 21 15 141 King Valley 14 11 95
Greta 11 0 7 0 1760 1272 138.36% 44 Semi Tarrawingee 19 8 122 Whorouly 11 15 81
King Valley 11 0 7 0 1612 1307 123.34% 44 Preliminary Moyhu 13 19 97 Benalla All Blacks 10 10 70
North Wangaratta 8 0 10 0 1474 1742 84.62% 32 Preliminary Tarrawingee 13 12 90 Milawa 9 22 76
Bonnie Doon 7 0 11 0 1525 1895 80.47% 28 Grand Moyhu 16 7 103 Tarrawingee 15 11 101
Bright 5 0 13 0 1357 1880 72.18% 20
Tatong 4 0 14 0 1520 2130 71.36% 16
Goorambat 3 0 15 0 974 2277 42.78% 12
Glenrowan 2 0 16 0 1017 1860 54.68% 8
Swanpool 0 0 18 0 538 3343 16.09% 0

2012 Ladder[edit]

Ovens & King FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Milawa 16 0 2 0 2444 1120 218.21% 64 Elimination King Valley 14 9 93 Greta 8 13 61
Whorouly 15 0 3 0 2635 1116 236.11% 60 Elimination Benalla All Blacks 11 5 71 Tarrawingee 1 15 21
North Wangaratta 15 0 3 0 2502 1075 232.74% 60 Qualifying Moyhu 12 12 84 Milawa 12 9 81
Moyhu 13 0 5 0 2082 1337 155.72% 52 Qualifying North Wangaratta 16 10 106 Whorouly 10 4 64
King Valley 12 0 6 0 2040 1254 162.68% 48 Semi King Valley 16 10 106 Milawa 8 9 57
Tarrawingee 12 0 6 0 1734 1388 124.93% 48 Semi Whorouly 14 11 95 Tarrawingee 10 12 72
Benalla All Blacks 11 0 7 0 2219 1294 171.48% 44 Preliminary Whorouly 14 11 95 Moyhu 12 18 90
Greta 8 0 10 0 1746 1535 113.75% 32 Preliminary North Wangaratta 15 10 100 King Valley 10 10 70
Bright 7 0 11 0 1501 1841 81.53% 28 Grand North Wangaratta 20 10 130 Whorouly 12 11 83
Bonnie Doon 6 0 12 0 1613 1705 94.60% 24
Goorambat 4 0 14 0 1293 2174 59.48% 16
Swanpool 4 0 14 0 1180 2755 42.83% 16
Tatong 3 0 15 0 1161 2408 48.21% 12
Glenrowan 0 0 18 0 507 3655 13.87% 0

2013 Ladder[edit]

Ovens & King FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Milawa 16 0 2 0 3148 894 352.13% 64 Elimination Moyhu 12 9 81 North Wangaratta 7 19 61
King Valley 15 0 3 0 2372 927 255.88% 60 Elimination Whorouly 12 11 83 Bright 11 7 73
Tarrawingee 15 0 3 0 2157 930 231.94% 60 Qualifying Tarrawingee 10 16 76 King Valley 11 6 72
Glenrowan 14 0 3 1 1892 1054 179.51% 58 Qualifying Milawa 7 6 48 Whorouly 6 4 40
Bright 13 0 5 0 1847 1136 162.59% 52 Semi Glenrowan 16 11 107 Whorouly 9 8 62
Moyhu 12 0 6 0 2240 1318 169.95% 48 Semi Moyhu 22 13 145 King Valley 13 8 86
North Wangaratta 11 0 6 1 2009 1138 176.54% 46 Preliminary Milawa 14 18 102 Moyhu 10 11 71
Whorouly 10 0 8 0 1917 1132 169.35% 40 Preliminary Glenrowan 12 11 83 Tarrawingee 3 7 25
Bonnie Doon 5 0 13 0 1384 2036 67.98% 20 Grand Milawa 15 16 106 Glenrowan 7 3 45
Greta 4 0 14 0 1220 2096 58.21% 16
Goorambat 3 0 15 0 943 2376 39.69% 12
Swanpool 3 0 15 0 652 3449 18.90% 12
Tatong 2 0 16 0 871 2408 36.17% 8
Benalla All Blacks 2 0 16 0 855 2613 32.72% 8

2014 Ladder[edit]

Ovens & King FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Glenrowan 17 0 1 0 2487 743 334.72% 68 Elimination Bright 21 13 139 Bonnie Doon 15 5 95
Milawa 16 0 2 0 2493 774 322.09% 64 Qualifying Tarrawingee 13 14 92 Whorouly 6 7 43
Tarrawingee 15 0 3 0 2137 902 236.92% 60 1st Semi Tarrawingee 14 9 93 Bright 6 10 46
Bonnie Doon 11 0 7 0 1647 1222 134.78% 44 2nd Semi Glenrowan 16 11 107 Milawa 11 11 77
Bright 11 0 7 0 1495 1243 120.27% 44 Preliminary Milawa 14 16 100 Tarrawingee 9 12 66
Whorouly 11 0 7 0 1430 1331 107.44% 44 Grand Glenrowan 16 13 109 Milawa 10 8 68
Greta 7 0 11 0 1509 1580 95.51% 28
Moyhu 8 0 10 0 1479 1713 86.34% 32
King Valley 6 0 12 0 1399 1720 81.34% 24
Benalla All Blacks 2 0 16 0 899 2387 37.66% 8
Goorambat 2 0 16 0 754 2135 35.32% 8
North Wangaratta 2 0 16 0 709 2688 26.38% 8

League Hall Of Fame[edit]

  • 2008: Fay Morgan, Fred Baker, Allan Dickson, Kevin Allen.
  • 2007: Ray Price, Vin Shelley, Ken Stewart.
  • 2006: Richie Shanley, Ray Burns, Clem Goonan, Jim Skinns.

League Life Members[edit]

Charlie H. Butler (Sec)

G. Ray Barker (Pres)

Ron Marks (Tribunal)

John Keogh (Auditor)

Cyril C. Johnson (Tribunal)

Harold H. Wellington (Tribunal)

Bert H.G. Harman (Reporter)

J R Mummery (Delegate)

William Smith (Sponsor etc.)

Clyde Baker (Sec)

Albert (Bert) A. Clarke (Pres)

Jack M. Wood (Tribunal)

D.P. Jones (Auditor)

H. Peter Nolan (Pres)

Ken Stewart (Delegate)

Angry J.A. Ferguson (Auditor)

Fred Jensen (Delegate)

E.J (Ted) Lester (Delegate)

Fred Baker (Sec)

Vin Shelley (Pres)

D.R. (Toby) Schultz (Tribunal)

Les O`Keefe (Tribunal)

Bill Lowen (300 games) Bright

William. O`Brien (300 games) Greta

Rob Forrest (300 games) Beechworth

Rowdy Lappin (300 games) Chiltern

Rick Walter (300 games) North Wangaratta

Ross Nightingale (300 games) Bright

Gary Bussell (300 games) King Valley

Trevor Blair (300 games) Tarrawingee

Mark Allan (300 games) Milawa

Brendan Allan (300 games) Milawa

Lionel Schutt (300 games) Moyhu

Allan Dickson (League President)

Andrew Smith (300 games) Glenrowan

Mal Dinsdale (400 games) Tarrawingee

Geoff Robinson (400 games) Milawa

Russell Ferguson (400 games) Milawa

Steve Masin (300 games) Whorouly

Peter Hawkins (400 games) Moyhu

Bruce Nightingale (300 games)

Ab (Alan) Gillett (300 games) Bright

John Munari

Patrick O'Shea (Bright)

Peter Jones (Bright)

Scott Douglas (Moyhu)

Robert Burrowes (King Valley)

Paul Hogan (Greta)

Senior B&F medal Winners[edit]

Senior Leading Goal Kicking Winners[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Goorambat & District Football Club" were known as the "Goorambat Football Club" from establishment in 1933 until being renamed in 2013.
  1. ^ "Goorambat & District wore grey, green and gold colours. - 2016"

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://websites.sportstg.com/club_info.cgi?c=1-6189-80823-0-0&sID=92086 Glenrowan Premierships
  2. ^ http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-news/benalla-clubs-revamp-ends-in-batty-overhaul-20140321-hvkv3.html The Age - Thursday, March 20th, 2014
  3. ^ OKFNL History
  4. ^ http://websites.sportstg.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=0-6189-0-0-0&sID=400140 2018 O&KFL Thirds
  5. ^ Cram, Matt (1 September 2008). "Hoppers' changes of victory wiped out". The Border Mail. Retrieved 10 September 2011.

External links[edit]