Murray Bushrangers

The Murray Bushrangers is an Australian rules football team playing in Victorian statewide under-18s competition, presently known as the NAB League, since 1993 based in Wangaratta. The team trains on Norm Minns Oval. The team is coached by Mark Brown. Guernsey colours are Black, Purple and Yellow, with black socks and black (home) or white (away) shorts.

Murray Bushrangers
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Full nameMurray Bushrangers Football Club
2019 season
After finals9th
Home-and-away season9th
Club details
Founded1993; 29 years ago (1993)
Colours  Navy Blue   Indigo   Yellow
CompetitionNAB League
CoachMark Brown
PremiershipsNAB League (2) 1998, 2008
Ground(s)Norm Minns Oval, Wangaratta
Other information
Official websiteMBFC

The Bushrangers have produced some of the current elite Australian Football League players through the AFL Draft including Daniel Cross, Brett Deledio, Steele Sidebottom, Steve Johnson, Jarrad Waite, Kayne Pettifer, Justin Koschitzke, Hamish McIntosh, Barry Hall, Fraser Gehrig, Ben Mathews, Steven King, Robert Campbell, Alipate Carlile, David Mundy, Shannon Byrnes & Laitham Vandermeer

Club historyEdit

Murray Bushrangers are based at Wangaratta, near the Victoria-NSW border and have been involved in the competition since 1993 when the competition added another four country teams.

Murray lost in the 2007 TAC Cup Grand Final to the Calder Cannons by 50 points, the only TAC Team of the Year representative for the year was Ben McEvoy. 2008 saw the Bushrangers dominate the entire competition season finishing 1st at season end and defeating the Dandenong Stingrays by 81 points in the 2008 grand final, midfielder-forward Steele Sidebottom had a game-high 32 possessions and kicked 10.3 claiming best on ground honours.[1][2]



Statistical RecordEdit

  • Premierships (2): 1998, 2008
  • Runners-up (3): 2003, 2007, 2016
  • Wooden Spoons: Nil
  • Morrish Medallist: Derek Murray (1997), Farran Priest (2008) Clayton Oliver (2015)
  • Games Record Holder: Derek Murray (48 games)
  • Goals Record Holer: Adam Prior (85 Goals)
  • TAC CUP Coach Award Winners: -
  • Grand Final Best On Ground Medalist: Michael Stevens (1998), Steele Sidebottom (2008)

Team of the Year playersEdit


  1. ^ Edmund, Sam (28 November 2008). "Grand Final demolition sets draft stage for Steele Sidebottom". Herald Sun. Retrieved 4 June 2012.
  2. ^ Siragusa, Leonard (26 September 2008). "Steele stars in TAC Cup grand final". Retrieved 4 June 2012.

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