Western Region Football League


Western Region Football League

The Western Region Football League is an Australian rules football semi-professional league, based in the western suburbs of Melbourne, for both seniors and juniors.

History

The league was formed in 1931, as the Footscray District Football League. In 1988 the league absorbed clubs from the West Suburban Football League and in 2000, to reflect the fact that the league had expanded across the western suburbs, it changed its name to the Western Region Football League. The leagues headquarters are at Yarraville Oval which is the home of former VFA club, Yarraville.

In 2002 the league, in particular its 2nd Division, found itself a national audience when a Seven Network reality tv show called The Club followed the performance of a team called the Kensington Hill Hammerheads throughout the season. The players, coach and president were chosen on the show, and after finishing third in the regular season, went on to win the flag.

For the first time in the league's history, the WRFL First Division Grand Final was played at Chirnside Park in Werribee. In previous years, only the Second Division Grand Final was played there.

Division One Premiers

1931 - Parkside
1932 - Riverside
1933 - Parkside
1934 - West Footscray
1934 - West Footscray
1936 - Parkside
1937 - Parkside
1938 - Spotswood
1939 - ICI (Deer Park)
1940 - ICI (Deer Park)
1941 - ICI (Deer Park)
1942 - Braybrook
1943 - Kingsville
1944 - Braybrook
1945 - Braybrook
1946 - Braybrook
1947 - West Footscray
1948 - Parkside
1949 - Parkside
1950 - Seddon
1951 - Parkside
1952 - Braybrook
1953 - Seddon
1954 - Braybrook
1955 - Braybrook
1956 - Braybrook
1957 - Parkside
1958 - Spotswood
1959 - F&Y Socials
1960 - F&Y Socials
1961 - F&Y Socials
1962 - Parkside
1963 - F&Y Socials
1964 - Kingsville
1965 - Albion
1966 - St Albans
1967 - Parkside
1968 - Spotswood
1969 - St Albans
1970 - West Footscray
1971 - Spotswood
1972 - Spotswood
1973 - Braybrook
1974 - Braybrook
1975 - Braybrook
1976 - Seddon
1977 - Spotswood
1978 - North Footscray
1979 - Braybrook
1980 - North Footscray
1981 - Parkside
1982 - West Footscray
1983 - North Footscray
1984 - Spotswood
1985 - Albion
1986 - Albion
1987 - Spotswood
1988 - St Albans
1989 - St Albans
1990 - Spotswood
1991 - Seddon
1992 - Seddon
1993 - Spotswood
1994 - Deer Park
1995 - Spotswood
1996 - Parkside
1997 - Yarraville
1998 - Port Colts
1999 - Port Colts
2000 - Parkside
2001 - St Albans
2002 - Hoppers Crossing
2003 - Parkside
2004 - Hoppers Crossing
2005 - Port Colts
2006 - Port Colts
2007 - Spotswood
2008 - Spotswood

Division 2 Premiers
1999 - Braybrook
2000 - Yarraville
2001 - Seddon
2002 - The Hammerheads
2003 - North Sunshine
2004 - Altona
2005 - Altona
2006 - Glenorden
2007 - West Footscray
2008 - Sunshine Heights

enior Clubs

Division One

*Albion: Colours: Blue & White
*Altona: Colours: Purple & Gold
*Hoppers Crossing: Colours: Blue & White
*Glenorden: Colours: Gold & Brown
*Port Colts: Colours: Red & Blue
*Spotswood: Colours: Green & Gold
*St Albans: Colours: Blue & Red
*Sunshine: Colours: Blue & Yellow
*Sunshine Heights: Colours: Blue, Red & White
*West Footscray: Colours: Red & White

Division Two

*Albanvale: Colours: Blue & White
*Braybrook: Colours: Red & Black
*Coburg Districts: Colours: Blue & White
*Deer Park: Colours: Blue & Gold
*North Footscray: Colours: Red & White
*North Sunshine: Colours: Red, White & Black
*Parkside: Colours: Black & White
*Western Magpies: Colours: Black & White
*Wyndhamvale: Colours: Green & Gold
*Yarraville/Seddon: Colours: Red, Blue & Gold

Junior Clubs

*Hoppers Crossing
*Altona Juniors
*Flemington Juniors
*Caroline Springs
*Newport Power
*Point Cook
*St Bernards
*Werribee Juniors
*Williamstown Juniors
*Wyndhamvale Juniors
*Yarraville Juniors
*Deer Park
*Western Magpies
*Glen Orden
*Old Westbourne
*Braybrook
*Spotswood
*Sunshine
*Sunshine Height
*North Sunshine

ources

* The Mail (Newspaper published in Footscray)
* Annual Reports of the Western Region Football League

External links

* [http://www.wrfl.asn.au Official Western Region Football League Site]


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