Lake Wendouree Football Club

The Lake Wendouree Football Netball Club (nicknamed the Lakers) is an Australian rules football and netball club located in the Ballarat North suburb of Victoria. The football squad currently competes in the Ballarat Football League. The club is a result of a merger of the Wendouree Football Club and the Ballarat YCW Football Club at the end of 1994.

Lake Wendouree
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Names
Full nameLake Wendouree Football Netball Club
Nickname(s)Lakers
Club details
Founded1994; 27 years ago (1994)
Colours     
CompetitionBallarat Football League
Ground(s)C.E. Brown Reserve
Uniforms
Home
Other information
Official websitelwfnc.com

Lake Wendouree Football Club competed in the Ballarat Football League for the first time in 1995. The club was runner up in its second season and played finals every year for the first six seasons.

Home groundEdit

The football squad play their home matches at C.E. Brown Reserve, Ballarat North.

HistoryEdit

Ballarat YCW Football ClubEdit

Competed in senior competition between 1946 and 1949. The club concentrated on filling junior competitions until their merger in 1994.

Wendouree Football ClubEdit

Wendouree football club was reformed in 1946 and competed in district competitions around Ballarat before being a founding member of the Central Highlands Football League in 1979. The club won senior premierships in 1947, 1949, 1963, 1971, 1972, 1973, and 1983.


In recent times, Lake Wendouree junior football club have won several premierships with the under 12 reserves and seniors winning the premiership in 2013. The under 14’s also won the seniors and reserves premierships in 2015 and also winning the under 14s seniors premiership in 2016. Both the under 16.5s reservers and seniors has success in there 2017 campaigns with the reserves being undefeated all year and only losing to a stacked Bacchus Marsh side. Some of the top players for the Lake Wendouree reserves for the game were Ethan Forbes, Harry Carter, Liam Vercoe, Bailey McCabe and Josh Canny. For the seniors, the also had a great season to only lose 2 games the entire season and then be able to defeat north ballarat who were the dominant side all year in the preliminary final. They would face North Ballarat again in the grand final and ultimately prevailed victorious and went away with the victory. The top players of the game for Lake Wendouree included Ned Nash, Jordy Clark, Iggy Duke and Will Clark.


VFL/AFL playersEdit

Dan Butler - AFL - Richmond Tigers

Ballarat Football League PremiershipsEdit

  • Seniors 2010
  • Under 18.5 years 2002, 2004
  • Under 16.5 years 2003, 2006, 2017
  • Under 16. years 2001, 2002, 2015, 2016
  • Under 13.5 years 2004
  • Under 13 years 2003
  • Under 12 years 1997, 1998, 2001

Tony Lockett MedallistsEdit

  • 1999 Daryl Jarred 103
  • 2005 Brad Maxwell 83

BibliographyEdit

  • History of Football in the Ballarat District by John Stoward - ISBN 978-0-9805929-0-0

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