Ararat Football Club

The Ararat Football Club, nicknamed the Rats, is an Australian rules football and netball club based in the city of Ararat, Victoria. The football team currently competes in the Wimmera Football League (WFL).[1]

Ararat
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Names
Full nameArarat Football Netball Club
Nickname(s)Rats
Club details
Founded1871; 149 years ago (1871)
Colours         
CompetitionWimmera Football League
Premierships(11): 1949, 1951, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1971, 1975, 1986, 1999, 2001
Ground(s)Alexandra Oval
Uniforms
Home
Other information
Official websitehttps://araratfootballnetball.com.au/

HistoryEdit

Formed in 1871, Ararat won eight premierships in the Wimmera and District Football Association during the early 20th century. From 1924 to 1928, they played in the Ballarat Football League. They did not return to the Wimmera league until 1930, as they were forced to sit out of the competition for a year as punishment for their earlier defection. From 1934 to 1936 they took part in Ballarat-Wimmera FL.

The Wimmera Football League was reformed in 1937 and Ararat have participated since the beginning. They are the second most successful club in the league in terms of premierships, behind Horsham. Their greatest era came in the 1950s when they won four consecutive premierships, under former Essendon player Percy Bushby.[2]

PremiershipsEdit

VFL/AFL playersEdit

  • Ted Brown - AFC 1911-13, 20 games > Carlton 1914-20, 95 games
  • Dave Crone - AFC 1913, 8 games > Fitzroy 3 games > Carlton 1917-20, 22 games
  • Tom Byrne - AFC 1927, 18 games > Carlton 1929, 4 games > Hawthorn 1935-39 61 games
  • Henry Thomson - AFC 1925-28, 58 games > Carlton 1930, 1 game
  • Jim Williamson - AFC 1928, 30-31 38 games > Carlton 1930, 1 game
  • Henry Ogilvie - AFC 1958-61, 64, 55 games > Carlton 1962-63, 2 games
  • Tom Williamson - AFC 2014-15, 12 games > Carlton 2017-, 18 games
  • Alan Young - AFC 1952-53, 19 games > Collingwood 1954, 3 games
  • Barry Price - AFC 20 games > Collingwood 1966-75, 79, 158 games
  • Lex Pritchard - AFC 1971-74, 23 games > Colloingwood 1976-77 3 games
  • Neil Peart - AFC 1976, 80, 29 games > Collingwood 1982, 13 games > Richmond 1983-84, 86, 40 games > Footscray 1985, 9 games
  • Chris Dalkin - AFC 1978-81, 86, 93, 61 games > Collingwood 1982-83, 85, 18 games
  • William Harvey - AFC 1911 8 games > Essendon 1912, 3 games
  • Doug Tassell - AFC 1967-69 84 games > Essendon 1969-70, 20 games
  • Barry Grinter - AFC 1969 15 games > Essendon 1971-72, 74-76, 78 games > Richmond 1978, 6 games
  • Lauchlan Dalgleish - AFC 2009-11, 12 games > Essendon 2013, 3 games
  • Daryl Peoples - AFC 1962-65, 64 games > Fitzroy 1965-70, 77 games
  • Terry Brady - AFC 1962-68, 115 games > Fitzroy 1965, 1 game
  • Henry Power - AFC 1924, 1926–28, 22 games > Footscray 1927, 2 games
  • Eugene Sullivan - AFC 1927-28, 35, 37, 33 games > Footscray 1928, 3 games
  • William Burns - AFC 1904-06, 10 games > Geelong 1904 2 games
  • Milton White - AFC 1922 4 games > Geelong 1928-29, 6 games
  • Ian O'Halloran - AFC 1956-57, 18 games > Geelong 1957, 3 games
  • Stuart Stewart - AFC 1924-25, 18 games > Hawthorn 1926-35 130 games
  • Fred Sleeman - AFC 1905, 7 games > Melbourne 1906, 14 games
  • William Smeaton - AFC 1948-50, 65-56 > Melbourne 1951-52, 17 games
  • Jack Clark - AFC 1946-51, 55.56, 59, 113 games > Nth Melbourne 1951, 2 games
  • Kevin Fitzgerald - AFC 1960, 13 games > Richmond 1961, 1 game
  • Scott Turner - AFC 1987-88, 90, 06, 08-12, 59 games > Richmond 1991-00, 144 games
  • Joe Garbutt - AFC 1925-26, 22 games > St Kilda 1935, 7 games
  • Harry 'Duxie' Gibson - AFC 1897-08, 10, 68 games > Sth Melbourne 1904-06, 41 games
  • Gerald Brennan - AFC 1957-61, 67, 70 games > Sth Melbourne 1958, 60, 7 games

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Official Club Website". Sportingpulse.
  2. ^ "Ararat". Full Points Footy. Archived from the original on 16 May 2008. Retrieved 19 October 2011.

Ted Brown (Ararat Football Club) Carlton Football Club also played with St Kilda FC 1911, 4 games 1 goal (Reference: Wikipedia)

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