Cranbourne Football Club

Cranbourne Football Club is an Australian rules football team that competes in the South East Football Netball League. They are known as the Eagles.

Cranbourne
Full nameCranbourne Football Club
NicknameThe Eagles
SportAustralian rules football
FoundedMay 10th 1889
LeagueSouth East Football Netball League
ColoursBlue, Gold
PresidentGerry Kelly

HistoryEdit

The history of the Cranbourne FC dates back to as far back as the 1890s after its 1889 foundation and was a founding club of the newly-formed Berwick District Football Association in 1910.[1] Despite the ongoing wars in the 1910s and from 1939 to 1945, the club remained in the competition, which changed its name to the Dandenong District Football Association, until 1953 when it relocated to the South West Gippsland Football League as an inaugural member. Cranbourne struggled in its first few years of competition in the SWGFL but managed to claim its first senior flag in the new competition in 1966 but the 1980s was to be the Eagles' best era, winning seven flags from 1985 to 1993. The SWGFL was absorbed by the Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League in 1995, just eight years after the merger of the two leagues. Cranbourne saw success early in the MPNFL's Northern division by beating Karingal by 8 points in the Grand Final.[2] They began competing in the Casey Cardinia division of the league and contested in four consecutive grand finals from 2011 to 2014, but 2011 was the only year the Eagles came out victorious. 2015 saw the nine clubs competing in the Casey Cardinia division leave the MPNFL to start the South East Football Netball League. Cranbourne made the inaugural SEFNL grand final only to lose to Berwick but came back to beat the Wickers in 2016 15.9.99 to 9.11.65.[3]

PremiershipsEdit

  • Berwick District Football Association: 1926
  • South West Gippsland Football League: 1966, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993
  • Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League: (date?)
  • (Northern division): 1995
  • (Casey Cardinia division): 2011
  • South East Football Netball League: 2016[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cranbourne Intro". Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  2. ^ sngadmin (18 July 2008). "History on Cranbourne's side". Cranbourne Star News. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Australian Football - cranbourne Football Club - Stats". australianfootball.com. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Cranbourne Intro". Retrieved 25 January 2019.

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