Lake Boga Football Netball Club


The Lake Boga Football Netball Club, nicknamed the Magpies, is an Australian rules football and netball club based in the town of Lake Boga, Victoria.

Lake Boga
Names
Full nameLake Boga Football Netball Club
Nickname(s)Magpies
Club details
Founded1892; 130 years ago (1892)
Colours  Black   White
CompetitionCentral Murray FNL
Premierships1 (2003)
Ground(s)Lake Boga Recreation Reserve
Uniforms
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HistoryEdit

Lake Boga is a small town 14 km south of Swan Hill. The township was declared in 1892, the same year the football team was formed.

Lake Boga played its first match in May 1892, at home against one of the Swan Hill townships sides, the “Faugh-a-Ballaghs” . From its inception Lake Boga competed in small football competitions that occurred in the district that often had two teams residing in Swan Hill. The name of these competitions changed frequently until 1933 when the Northern District FL was founded in which Lake Boga was a founding member. That competition ceased because of the WW II. When football resumed after the war the local competition was the Mid Murray FL.

When in 1997 the Mid Murray FL merged with the Northern & Echuca FL it became the Central Murray Football League,[1] which the club is founding member.


PremiershipsEdit

  • Swan Hill FA
    • 1899, 1905, 1906, 1916, 1923, 1927,
  • Northern Districts FL
    • 1940
  • Mid Murray FL
    • 1951, 1953, 1954, 1967, 1975
  • Central Murray FL
    • 2003

VFL/AFL playersEdit


BibliographyEdit

  • In Full Flight, the Magpie's Story: A Centenary History of Lake Boga Football Club 1892-1992 by Graeme Gardner, 1992, ISBN 0646084712


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Official Club Website". Sportingpulse.

Further readingEdit