Diamond Creek Football Club

The Diamond Creek Football Club is an Australian rules football club located in Diamond Creek – an outer north-eastern suburb of Melbourne.[1]

Diamond Creek Football Club
DiamondCreekLogo.jpg
Names
Full nameDiamond Creek Football Club
Nickname(s)The Creekers, Demons, Creek, Diamo
2012 season
Leading goalkickerBrent Gutterson (56)
Best and fairestJai Norman
Club details
Founded1904
Colours  Navy and   Red
CompetitionNorthern Football League
CoachBrian Hardman
Captain(s)Simon Buchan
Ground(s)Coventry Oval
Other information
Official websitediamondcreekfc.com.au

HistoryEdit

Formed in 1904, the club was a founding member of the Whittlesea District Football Association. A move to the Bourke-Evelyn Football League in 1906 was very successful with premierships in 1906 and 1908 and being runners-up in 1907 and 1912.

Nevertheless, Diamond Creek moved to the Heidelberg District Football League after World War I and, in 1922 joined Eltham, Greensborough, Kangaroo Ground, Templestowe and Warrandyte as founding members of the Diamond Valley Football League.

2005 Division 2 PremiershipEdit

Diamond Creek's last premiership was in 2005 in division 2 defeating Greensborough Football Club.

Premiership team 2005 v Greensborough
B: R.McDonald A.Taylor D.Bishop
HB: S.Perryman M.Kankanpaa B.Hardman
C: T.Cusak S.Logan (c) G.O'Conner
HF: S.Ferraro F.Cokelek C.Burton
F: B.Gallichio L.Nott J.Burrell
Foll: B.Phelan L.Carey B.Hoppe
Int: M.Sinclair D.Andrew M.Yin
Coach: N.Carroll

Current statusEdit

The club now[when?] plays in the Northern Football League, fielding 3 senior and 8 junior teams with a netball team in the Northern Football League Netball Comp. To go with this they also field a superules team for over 35s.

In 2009 Diamond Creek finished 2nd in division 2 after the home & away season, but lost both finals matches to finish 3rd overall

AFL/VFL playersEdit

Diamond Creek Football club has launched the careers of many AFL players including

Women's teamEdit

Diamond Creek had an affiliate women's team formed in 2002 with one team that expanded to two sides in 2007 (seniors and reserves) competing in the Victorian Women's Football League.

In 2009 it formed a Youth Girls side (U18s).

The Diamond Creek Women's Football Club affiliated as its own sporting body, officially separating from the Diamond Creek Football Club in 2009, and now plays out of Plenty Memorial Park.

Premierships

  • 2005 Division 3 defeating North Heidelberg
  • 2006 North West Division defeating Hadfield
  • 2012 Premier Division defeating Darebin

Currently the senior side competes in Premier Division in the VWFL and has competed in the Grand Final in 2009 & 2011.

Superules TeamEdit

In 2009 Diamond Creek for the 1st time fielded a Superules team

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Full Points Footy, Diamond Creek, retrieved 15 April 2009

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