Benalla Football Club

The Benalla Football Netball Club, nicknamed the Saints, is an Australian rules football and netball club based in Benalla, Victoria. Its football and netball teams currently compete in the Goulburn Valley Football League.[2]

Benalla
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Names
Full nameBenalla Football Club
Nickname(s)Demons (pre-1998), Saints
Club details
Founded1876; 144 years ago (1876)
Colours     Red      White      Black
CompetitionOvens & Murray Football League (1946–1997)
Goulburn Valley Football League
(1940, 1998–)
PresidentLloyd Johnson [1]
Premierships15
Ground(s)Benalla Show Grounds
Uniforms
Home
Other information
Official websitehttps://www.benallasaints.com.au

HistoryEdit

Records available reveal that the 1st football club was formed in Benalla back in the year 1876.

Benalla first entered the Ovens & Murray Football League in 1922 with their association continuing until 1930.

In 1940 Benalla 16. 16-106 defeated Rushworth 11. 16-82 to win their first senior GVFL premiership in their first year in the GVFL.

Originally known as the Demons, the club changed its club colours and guernsey in 1998 when it moved from the Ovens and Murray Football League to the Goulburn Valley Football League, which was to mirror those of the St Kilda Football Club.

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Football PremiershipsEdit

Seniors

Complete list of premierships won by the club in the different leagues where it played:[4]

League Total flags Premiership year(s)
North Eastern Football Association 3 1895[5] , 1896[6] , 1897[7]
Moira Football Association 2 1904[8], 1905[9]
Benalla Yarrawonga Line Football Association 2 1909[10], 1920[11]
Benalla Mulwala Football League 2 1928 - (Benalla Rovers), 1935[12]
Benalla Tungamah Football League 1 1939 [13]
Goulburn Valley Football League 2 1940[14], 2015
Ovens and Murray Football League 4 1953[15] [16], 1962, 1963, 1973
Reserves
League Total flags Premiership year(s)
Benalla Tungamah Football League 2 1950 [17], 1952 [18] [19]
Ovens and Murray Football League 3 1955, 1972, 1978.
Goulburn Valley Football League 1 2003.
Thirds
League Total flags Premiership year(s)
Ovens and Murray Football League 2 1974, 1997.
Goulburn Valley Football League 4 1998, 2004, 2014, 2015.

Netball PremiershipsEdit

Ovens and Murray Football / Netball League: 1993 to 1997

  • No premierships

Goulburn Valley Football Netball League: 1998 to present day

A. Grade
  • 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007
B. Reserve
  • 2001
17 and Under
  • 2008

Ovens and Murray Football League: Best & Fairest WinnersEdit

The list includes the following players:[20]

Seniors - Morris Medal
Reserves - Howard Marks Medal
  • 1960 - B Symes
  • 1968 - Norm Hogan
  • 1973 - G Sherwill
Thirds

Goulburn Valley Football League - Best & Fairest winnersEdit

The list includes the following players: [21]

Seniors - Morrison Medal
  • 1999 - Anthony Pasquali. Father of Seb Pasquali - Western United
  • 2008 - Rowan Priest
  • 2013 - Luke Morgan
  • 2014 - William Martiniello
Reserves - Abikhair Medal
  • 1998 - P Warnock
  • 2007 - Chris Dube
  • 2011 - Chris Dube. (Chris Dube also won the 2018 Ovens & King Football League senior football Baker Medal with Greta Football Club.)
Thirds - Pattison Medal
  • 2002 - R Joyce

VFL / AFL PlayersEdit

The following 29 players played with Benalla, prior to playing senior football in the VFL/AFL, with the year indicating their VFL/AFL debut.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Contact Details". Benalla Football Club - SportsTG. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Benalla". Full Points Footy. Archived from the original on 16 May 2008.
  3. ^ "Football". Trove Newspapers. The North East Ensign Newspaper.
  4. ^ Devaney, John. "Australian Football - Benalla Football Club - Stats". australianfootball.com. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  5. ^ "1895 - N E Football Association - Premiership". Trove Newspapers. The Broadford Courier and Reedy Creek Times Newspaper.
  6. ^ "1896 - N E Football Association - Premiership". Trove Newspapers. The North Eastern Ensign Newspaper.
  7. ^ "1897 - N E Football Association - Premiership". Trove Newspapers. Euroa Advertiser Newspaper.
  8. ^ "1904 - Moira FA - Premiers - Benalla FC". Trove Newspapers. The North Eastern Ensign. Retrieved 1 July 2020.
  9. ^ "1905 - Moiria FA - Premiers: Benalla FC". Trove Newspapers. Benalla Standard. Retrieved 1 July 2020.
  10. ^ "1909 - Benalla Mulwala FA - Premiers - Benalla FC". Trove Newspapers. The North Eastern Ensign. Retrieved 1 July 2020.
  11. ^ "1920 - Benalla Yarrawonga Line FA Premiers - Benalla FC". Trove Newspapers. Retrieved 1 July 2020.
  12. ^ "1935 - Benalla Mulwala Football League". Trove Newspapers. The North Eastern Ensign. Retrieved 1 July 2020.
  13. ^ "1939 - Benalla Tungamah FL - Grand Final match review". Trove Newspapers. Benalla Ensign. Retrieved 21 June 2020.
  14. ^ "1940 - Benalla wins GVFL Premiership". Trove Newspapers. Benalla Ensign. Retrieved 2 July 2020.
  15. ^ "1953 - Ovens & Murray FL - Premiership Team Photo". Trove Newspapers. Benalla Ensign. Retrieved 2 July 2020.
  16. ^ "1953 - Benalla wins first O&M premiership". Trove Newspapers. Benalla Ensign. Retrieved 2 July 2020.
  17. ^ "1950 - Benalla Tungamah FL - Grand Final match review". Trove Newspapers. Benalla Ensign. Retrieved 21 June 2020.
  18. ^ "1952 - Benalla Tungamah FL - Grand Final match review". Trove Newspapers. Benalla Ensign. Retrieved 21 June 2020.
  19. ^ "1952 - Benalla Tungamah FL - Premiership Shield". Trove Newspapers. Benalla Ensign. Retrieved 22 June 2020.
  20. ^ "O&MFL - Best & Fairest - Morris Medal". Ovens & Murray FNL. Ovens & Murray FNL.
  21. ^ "Goulburn Valley Football League". Goulburn Valley Football League.

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