Shepparton Swans Football Club

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Shepparton Swans
Shepparton Swans logo.png
Names
Full name Shepparton Swans Football Club
Former name(s)

Lemnos

Lemnos-Shepparton
Nickname(s) Swans
Club details
Founded 1928
Colours      Red      White
Competition Goulburn Valley Football League
President Brent Evans, Brett Warburton[1]
Premierships 4
Ground(s) Princess Park
Other information
Official website Shepparton Swans website
Guernsey:
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The Shepparton Swans Football Club are an Australian rules football club which compete in the Goulburn Valley Football League.[2]

Until 1999, the Swans were known as a Lemnos Football Club.

History[edit]

The Shepparton Swans were originally known as the Lemnos Football Club, named after the Greek island of the same name where some local Shepparton men were posted during WWI (the local area, originally known as 'Thomas Estate No. 5', became known as that from then on) and played in black and yellow jumpers. The club would play in the Goulburn Valley Second Eighteens Football Association from its establishment in 1928 to 1941 (winning three premierships in this time: 1937, 1938, and 1940).[3]

While the league changed its named to the Goulburn Valley Football Association, after WWII Lemnos found that their colours were already being used by the Shepparton East Football Club. As a result, the club applied for and entered the Goulburn Valley Football League. Being a town-based league, the clubs name was changed to Lemnos-Shepparton. Again, the black and yellow colours were already in use (this time by the Rushworth Football Club). As a result, in 1946 the club took up the use of a white jumper with a red v (similar to the VFL team of South Melbourne at the time). The first premiership the club won in this league was in 1959, beating Kyabram by 39 points.

In the 1960s a series of improvements led to the club moving from Deakin Reserve to Princess Park in Shepparton. It wasn't until 1970 that Lemnos-Shepparton won another premiership, again beating Kyabram (this time by 35 points). In 1999, Lemnos-Shepparton formally adopted the new names of the Shepparton Swans, staying with this permanently.[4]

Honours[edit]

Premierships[edit]

League Total flags Premiership years
Goulburn Valley Second Eighteens Football Association
3
1937, 1938, 1940
Goulburn Valley Football League
4
1959, 1960, 1970, 2014

Morrison Medal winners[edit]

Lemnos[edit]

  • W Tyquin (1949)
  • R Orrman (1951, 1954, 1959)
  • N Smith (1975)
  • M Lambourn (1996)

Shepparton Swans[edit]

  • J Sutherland (2002)
  • B Durbridge (2009)

[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 Committee". Shepparton Swans - SportsTG. Retrieved 26 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "Shepparton Swans (Lemnos/Lemnos-Shepparton)". Full Points Footy. 
  3. ^ Devaney, John. "Australian Football - Shepparton Swans Football Club - Stats". australianfootball.com. Retrieved 26 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "Lemnos Football Club (Vic)". www.footypedia.com. Retrieved 26 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "Morrison Medal". Goulburn Valley Football League - SportsTG. Retrieved 26 November 2016. 

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