Murchison-Toolamba Football Netball Club

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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.

Murchison-Toolamba F.N.C.
Full nameMurchison-Toolamba Football Netball Club
NicknameThe Grasshoppers
SportAustralian rules football
Founded1881
First season1897
LeagueKyabram & District Football League
Home groundMurchison Recreation Reserve
Anthem"It's a Grand Old Flag"
PresidentCraig Thompson
20189th
Strip
Bottle green with gold sash

The Murchison FC was established in 1881 and began in the Upper Goulburn Football Association in 1897.[1] 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

Netball PremiershipsEdit

A Grade Nil B Grade Nil C Grade 2012, 2013, 2014 17 & Under Nil 15 & Under Nil 13 & Under Nil 11 & Under Nil

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.sportingpulse.com/club_info.cgi?c=1-57-80631-0-0&sID=269161
  2. ^ "1914 - WNEFA Grand Final Review". Trove Newspapers. Murchison Advertiser and Murchison, Toolamba, Mooroopna and Dargalong Express.

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