Murchison-Toolamba Football Netball Club
Murchison-Toolamba Football Netball Club, nicknamed the Grasshoppers, is an Australian Rules Football and Netball club that plays its home games in the small north eastern Victoria town of Murchison. Its name also recognises the town of Toolamba.
|Full name||Murchison-Toolamba Football Netball Club|
|Sport||Australian rules football|
|League||Kyabram & District Football League|
|Home ground||Murchison Recreation Reserve|
|Anthem||"It's a Grand Old Flag"|
|Bottle green with gold sash|
The Murchison FC was established in 1881 and began in the Upper Goulburn Football Association in 1897. It now competes in the Kyabram District Football League, where they field three teams in three grades of football (Seniors, Reserves & Under 18's), and 13 grades of Netball (KDNL; A-Grade, B-Grade, C-Grade, C Reserves, Under 17's, Under 15's and Under 13's. SNA; Under 13's. TNA Div 1 - Murchison Green, Murchison Gold, TNA Div 2 - Murchison, Toolamba Pink, Toolamba Black).
Toolamba, which has a population of about 900, had its own footy club for the first half of the 20th century. But the club, which played in various district leagues, fell on hard times and ended up merging with nearby Murchison. The merged entity was initially known as Murchison-Toolamba, and evidence of this, in the form of a team photo, still hangs in the Junction Hotel in Toolamba. However, the Toolamba name was dropped when the club joined the Kyabram District league in 1964. For the next five decades the club was simply known as the Murchison Grasshoppers. The name Murchison-Toolamba was reinstated in 2016.
The club's current colours are bottle green with a gold sash, with some white highlights. These have been the colours of the club since 1910, before that the club wore black & white stripes with a green sash (1908–1909), Green & Gold Stripes with a Red Sash (1895–1907) and a Navy Jumper with Navy Knickerbockers, Red hose & Cap (1881–1894).
The Current Coach is Nick Iorianni & the President is Craig Thompson.
Premierships 1st XVIIIEdit
Premierships 2nd XVIIIEdit
- Kyabram District Football League
- 1967, 1972, 1982, 2001
Premierships 3rd XVIIIEdit
1970, 1980, 2010
A Grade Nil B Grade Nil C Grade 2012, 2013, 2014 17 & Under Nil 15 & Under Nil 13 & Under Nil 11 & Under Nil
- "1914 - WNEFA Grand Final Review". Trove Newspapers. Murchison Advertiser and Murchison, Toolamba, Mooroopna and Dargalong Express.
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