Riddell District Football League
|Founded||1912 to 1915 1920|
|Current Junior Clubs||Diggers Rest Junior Football Netball Club
The league also runs junior competitions from Under 10 to Under 18 age groups.
This decade saw Hesket club go into recess and the introduction of new clubs Craigieburn, Melton and Melton South. In 1975 the league went two divisional, With eight teams in First Division and six clubs in Second Division. Numbers were boosted by the return of Trentham and Hesket clubs. 1977 saw Broadford and a second team from Sunbury join the league. Diggers Rest joined in 1978.
1985 saw the league return to one division with twelve clubs. In 1987 the league went two divisional again as clubs were admitted from the Panton Hill Football League and North Fawkner from the disbanded YCW league the league had nineteen clubs.
By the mid-1990s some clubs were struggling to compete and clubs went into recess.
The strongest clubs, Darley, Melton, Melton South & Sunbury left for the Ballarat Football League in 1998. This reduced the league to one division again. North Fawkner went into recess after 1998 after the club struggled for years to secure sufficient numbers to field 2 teams, which resulted in many large defeats many over 30 goals.
Gisborne decided to play in the Bendigo Football League from 2000. Due to this it was thought that the league was no longer viable so Wallan FC left for the Diamond Valley Football League in 2002. After a restructure the Riddell District Football League stabilized. Season 2008 saw Wallan FC return and 2009 saw Broadford FC recommence in the League.
|Club||Nickname||Years in Comp||RDFL Premierships||Premiership seasons|
|Diggers Rest||Burras||1978-||2||1993, 2016|
|Lancefield||Tigers||1920-||11||1923, 1924, 1932, 1946, 1949, 1952, 1958, 1966, 1995, 1996, 2009|
|Riddell||Bombers||1912-||14||1905, 1912, 1947, 1970, 1980, 1982, 1990, 1991, 1992, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2013|
|Romsey||Redbacks||1920-||27||1891, 1897, 1898, 1902, 1911, 1920, 1921, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1933, 1935, 1936, 1938, 1939, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1963, 1968, 1975, 2003, 2011, 2014, 2015|
|Wallan||Magpies||1947-53, 1965–2001, 2008-||4||1977, 1989, 1992, 1998|
|Woodend/Hesket||Hawks||1978- (merger)||2||2002, 2007|
- Craigieburn Football Club
- Darley Football Club
- Gisborne Football Club
- Hesket Football Club
- Jacana Football Club
- Kilmore Football Club
- Melton Football Club
- Melton South Football Club
- Moomba Park Football Club
- North Fawkner Football Club
- Sunbury Football Netball Club
- Trentham Football Club
- Woodend Football Club
- History of Football in the Bendigo District - John Stoward - ISBN 9780980592917
- 100 years of Football in the Riddell District - John Stoward