Western Border Football League

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Western Border Football League
Western Border Football League logo.png
SportAustralian rules football
Founded1964
PresidentDarren Philps[1]
No. of teams6
CountryAustralia
Most recent
champion(s)
Millicent Football Club
Most titlesSouth Gambier Football Club
(12 premierships)
Sponsor(s)Bendigo Bank[2]
Related
competitions
SANFL
Official websitehttp://www.wbfl.com.au/

The Western Border Football League is an Australian rules football competition based in the Lower South East region of South Australia, and south-western border region of Victoria. It is an affiliated member of the South Australian National Football League. The league used to be regarded as the premier country football league in South Australia, and a leading country Victorian league, however the number of clubs and standard has declined in recent years.

Brief history[edit]

In 1964, after almost a decade of discussions, the Western District Football League in Victoria and the South-East & Border Football League in South Australia merged to form the Western Border Football League. The founding 12 clubs were Casterton, Coleraine, East Gambier, Hamilton, Hamilton Imperials, Heywood, Millicent, North Gambier, Penola, Portland, South Gambier and West Gambier.[3][4]

Penola left and joined the Kowree-Naracoorte Football League in 1988, Coleraine left and joined the South West District Football League in 1995.

In 2011 the Heywood Football Club left the Western Border Football League due to the club struggling to compete with the larger town clubs in the league. Their first application to leave was rejected, so they were forced to go to higher levels at the VCFL to resolve issues between the League and the Heywood Football Netball Club.

In 2012 the Hamilton and Hamilton Imperials club merged upon recommendation from the VCFL and competed in the Hampden Football Netball League from 2013. Portland also transferred to the Hampden Football Netball League for 2013, and Casterton and Sandford merged leaving just 6 teams in the competition today.

When the VFL had zoning from 1968 to 1986 the league was allocated to Collingwood.

Some famous players that have played in the Western Border Football League have been Billy Picken, Matthew Clarke, Nick Daffy, Nathan Lovett-Murray, Mal Michael, John Mossop.

Current[edit]

Jumper Club Nickname Years in comp WBFL Premierships Premiership Years
Casterton Sandford Football Jumper.png
Casterton - Sandford Cats 1964-
2
1969, 1990
Bendigo Bombers Jumper.svg
East Gambier Bulldogs 1964-
9
1965, 1972-3, 1975-6, 1982-3, 1988, 2017
St Kilda FC Cross Jumper.png
Millicent Saints 1964-
2
1984, 2018
North Gambier Tigers Football Jumper.png
North Gambier Tigers 1964-
8
1964, 1979, 1987, 1989, 2012-13-14, 2016
South Gambier Demons Jumper.png
South Gambier Demons 1964-
12
1974, 1992, 1994, 1996-97-98-99-2000, 2002, 2005, 2009, 2015
West Gambier Roos Jumber.png
West Gambier Roos 1964-
3
1971, 2010, 2011

Previous[edit]

Jumper Club Nickname Years in comp WBFL Premierships Premiership Years Comment
Coleraine Maroons Football Jumper.png
Coleraine Maroons 1964 - 1994
1
1967 Transferred in the South West District Football League in 1995
Collingwood VFL.PNG
Hamilton Magpies 1964 - 2012
4
1968, 1970, 1981, 2004 Merged with the Imperials and moved to the Hampden Football League in 2013
Hamilton Imperials Bulldogs 1964 - 2012
6
1977, 1978, 1980, 1993, 1995, 2001 Merged with the Magpies and moved to the Hampden Football League in 2013
Heywood Lions 1964 - 2011
0
Transferred in the South West District Football League in 2012
Penola Football Club (former) jumper.png
Penola Blues 1964 - 1987
0
transferred to the Kowree Naracoorte FL in 1988, now in the KNTFL
Glenelg Tigers Jumper.svg
Portland Tigers 1964 - 2012
8
1966, 1985, 1986, 1991, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008 Transferred to the Hampden Football League in 2013

Timeline[edit]

Win/loss record[edit]

Club Active Won Lost Drawn Percentage wins Flags
Casterton 1964-2018 443 613 9 41.60 2
Coleraine 1964-1994 222 394 3 35.86 1
East Gambier 1964-2018 694 419 11 61.74 9
Hamilton 1964-2012 507 460 4 52.21 6
Hamilton Imperials 1964-2012 530 454 6 53.54 6
Heywood 1964-2011 229 694 5 24.68 0
Millicent 1964-2018 463 594 4 43.64 2
North Gambier 1964-2018 711 411 9 62.86 8
Penola 1964-1987 170 309 3 35.27 0
Portland 1964-2012 637 365 8 63.07 8
South Gambier 1964-2018 736 381 5 65.60 12
West Gambier 1964-2018 402 648 7 38.03 3

2013 Ladder[edit]

Western Border FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
North Gambier 14 0 1 0 1643 845 194.44% 56 1st Semi West Gambier 20 12 132 Casterton 10 10 70
South Gambier 13 0 2 0 1411 983 143.54% 52 2nd Semi North Gambier 20 15 135 South Gambier 7 6 48
West Gambier 7 0 8 0 1134 1228 92.35% 28 Preliminary West Gambier 11 13 79 South Gambier 10 13 73
Casterton 5 0 10 0 1015 1328 76.43% 20 Grand North Gambier 18 12 120 West Gambier 10 15 75
East Gambier 4 0 11 0 968 1300 74.46% 16
Millicent 2 0 13 0 904 1391 64.99% 8

2014 Ladder[edit]

Western Border FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
South Gambier 13 0 3 1 1929 1035 186.38% 54 1st Semi West Gambier 18 15 123 Casterton Sandford 12 11 83
North Gambier 13 0 3 1 1800 1053 170.94% 54 2nd Semi North Gambier 12 15 87 South Gambier 11 12 78
West Gambier 8 0 9 0 1364 1391 98.06% 32 Preliminary West Gambier 12 7 79 South Gambier 10 16 76
Casterton Sandford 8 0 9 0 1297 1411 91.92% 32 Grand North Gambier 17 13 115 West Gambier 12 14 86
East Gambier 7 0 10 0 1154 1541 74.89% 28
Millicent 1 0 16 0 767 1880 40.80% 4

2015 Ladder[edit]

Western Border FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
North Gambier 16 0 1 0 2057 837 245.76% 64 1st Semi East Gambier 12 12 84 West Gambier 8 10 58
South Gambier 15 0 2 0 1908 861 221.60% 60 2nd Semi South Gambier 15 12 102 North Gambier 11 13 79
West Gambier 10 0 7 0 1338 1354 98.82% 40 Preliminary North Gambier 28 12 180 East Gambier 5 5 35
East Gambier 7 0 10 0 1222 1253 97.53% 28 Grand South Gambier 14 12 96 North Gambier 12 10 82
Casterton Sandford 3 0 14 0 954 1844 51.74% 12
Millicent 0 0 17 0 696 2026 34.35% 0

2016 Ladder[edit]

Western Border FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
South Gambier 14 0 2 0 1660 755 219.87% 56 1st Semi East Gambier 11 10 76 Casterton Sandford 7 7 49
North Gambier 14 0 2 0 1595 830 192.17% 56 2nd Semi South Gambier 9 5 59 North Gambier 6 5 41
Casterton Sandford 7 0 9 0 1163 1119 103.93% 28 Preliminary North Gambier 17 5 107 East Gambier 6 9 45
East Gambier 7 0 9 0 1086 1302 83.41% 28 Grand North Gambier 8 16 64 South Gambier 8 4 52
West Gambier 3 0 13 0 916 1534 59.71% 12
Millicent 3 0 13 0 843 1723 48.93% 12

2017 Ladder[edit]

Western Border FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
North Gambier 13 0 3 0 1598 905 176.57% 52 1st Semi Casterton Sandford 9 15 69 Millicent 7 5 47
East Gambier 11 0 4 1 1413 965 146.42% 46 2nd Semi North Gambier 17 17 119 East Gambier 12 15 87
Casterton Sandford 9 0 6 1 1203 993 121.15% 38 Preliminary East Gambier 15 10 100 Casterton Sandford 7 7 49
Millicent 7 0 9 0 1024 1163 88.05% 28 Grand East Gambier 10 13 73 North Gambier 4 12 36
South Gambier 4 0 12 0 799 1320 60.53% 16
West Gambier 3 0 13 0 727 1418 51.27% 12

2018 Ladder[edit]

Western Border FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Casterton Sandford 12 0 3 1 1348 770 175.06% 50 1st Semi East Gambier 11 6 72 West Gambier 9 1 55
Millicent 12 0 3 1 1293 932 138.73% 50 2nd Semi Millicent 14 11 95 Casterton Sandford 10 7 67
West Gambier 9 0 7 0 1117 1018 109.72% 36 Preliminary East Gambier 9 5 59 Casterton Sandford 5 10 40
East Gambier 9 0 7 0 1102 1124 98.04% 36 Grand Millicent 11 10 76 East Gambier 11 6 72
North Gambier 3 0 13 0 915 1363 67.13% 12
South Gambier 2 0 14 0 894 1462 61.15% 8

Notable WBFL Players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WBFL Executive". WBFL. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Official League Sponsors". WBFL. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  3. ^ Western Border Football League history at fullpointsfooty.net
  4. ^ Western Border FL at the Footypedia

External links[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Encyclopedia of South Australian country football clubs / compiled by Peter Lines. ISBN 9780980447293
  • South Australian country football digest / by Peter Lines ISBN 9780987159199