South Warrnambool Football Club

The South Warrnambool Football Netball Club, nicknamed the Roosters, is an Australian rules football and netball club which competes in the Hampden Football League.[1]

South Warrnambool
South warrnambool fnc logo.png
Names
Full nameSouth Warrnambool Football Netball Club
Nickname(s)Roosters
Club details
Founded1902; 119 years ago (1902)
Colours   
CompetitionHampden FNL
Premierships(11) 1940, 1954, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1996, 2006, 2011
Ground(s)Friendly Societies Park
Uniforms
Home
Other information
Official websitehttp://www.southwarrnamboolfnc.sportingpulse.net

It is based in the regional Victorian city of Warrnambool and have played in the Hampden Football League since 1933.[2]

HistoryEdit

Believed to have formed in 1902 the club initially played in the Warrnambool District Football Association competition in 1904 against Allensford, Rainbow and West End.[3]

In 1918, South Warrnambool and Railways Football Club merged and won the Warrnambool District Football Association premiership, defeating Koroit.

In 1919 and 1920 St. Kilda player, Roy Cazaly coached South Warrnambool side during the finals series.[4][5] It was Cazaly who saw the immense talent in Colin Watson and enticed him to try out with St. Kilda.

When the Warrnambool DFA decided to merge with the Corangamite FA to form the Western District Football Association in 1924, South Warrnambool merged with Warrnambool City to form the Warrnambool Football Club.[6] The newly merged club, “Warrnambool” won the inaugural flag.

Three years later in 1927, South Warrnambool reformed as a stand alone club to provide stronger opposition to the Warrnambool team and entered the Western District Football Association.[7]

The admission of Hamilton into the Western District FA in 1926,[8] caused additional traveling costs and problems with extra time away from home. In 1926 Camperdown members voted with its feet and joined the Colac Football Association,[9] only to re-join the Western District FA after a couple of seasons. In 1928, the league played zone football, a fixture for eastern clubs and one for the western clubs, with finals between the tops clubs at the end of the year.[10]

In 1930 delegates voted to do away with zone football and have just one fixture the covered all clubs. The Hampden Football League was formed in 1930,[11] when the four founding clubs broke away from the Western District FL. Terang and Camperdown did not want to continue to travel to Hamilton because their players were farmers who could not spend all day away from the farm to play football, as they had cows to milk. Mortlake agreed with Camperdown and Terang and resigned from the WDFL. Cobden was left with a predicament, and requested admittance to the new league.

The Western District FL countered by admitting Portland to the competition in 1930.[12] This incurred extra travelling costs and it was noticeable that gate takings were down.[13]

South Warrnambool were runners up in 1931 and again in 1932 in the Western District Football Association.

In 1933, South Warrnambool and Warrnambool joined the Hampden Football League, as takings at the gate had been greater when playing Camperdown or Terang that against any team in the WDFL.[14][15][16]

Football Competitions TimelineEdit

  • 1902 to 1903 - SWFC established. Played friendly matches against other local teams
  • 1904 - Warrnambool District Football Association
  • 1905 to 1911 - Did no compete in any formal competition, but played friendly matches against other local teams
  • 1912 to 1914 - Western District Football Association
  • 1915 to 1917 - Club in recess due to World War I
  • 1918 to 1923 - Warrnambool District Football Association
  • 1924 to 1932 - Western District Football Association
  • 1933 to 1940 - Hampden Football League[17]
  • 1941 to 1945 - Club in recess, due to World War II [18]
  • 1941 - Warrnambool District Football Association (South Warrnambool Reserves)
  • 1946 to 2019 - Hampden Football League

Football PremiershipsEdit

Seniors
  • Western District Football Association
    • 1912 - South Warrnambool: 7.8 - 50 defeated Koroit: 3.18 - 36.[19] Captained by Quinn.
    • 1924 - Warrnambool (South Warrnambool/Warrnambool City): 13.10 - 88 defeated Terang: 11.11 - 77[20]
  • Warrnambool District Football Association
    • 1918 - South Warrnambool / Railways FC: 7.13 - 55 defeated Koroit: 6.4 - 40. Best on Ground - Colin_Watson [21]
    • 1921 - South Warrnambool: 10.13 - 73 defeated Koroit: 7.16 - 58[22] SWFC won the Sheldrick - Gill Curry Trophies.[23]
  • Hampden Football League (11)
    • 1940 - South Warrnambool: 11.21 - 87 defeated Warrnambool: 10.7 - 67[24]
    • 1954 - South Warrnambool: 9.8 - 62 defeated Terang: 5.8 - 38 [25]
    • 1964 - South Warrnambool: 13.13 - 91 defeated Colac 10.5 - 65
    • 1969 - South Warrnambool: 12.17 - 89 defeated Mortlake 12.16 - 88
    • 1974 - South Warrnambool: 7.8 - 50 defeated Camperdown 6.6 - 42
    • 1990 - South Warrnambool: 23.21 - 159 defeated Colac 5.8 - 38
    • 1991 - South Warrnambool: 2.6 - 18 defeated Terang 1.6 - 12
    • 1994 - South Warrnambool: 19.15 - 129 defeated Camperdown 12.15 - 87
    • 1996 - South Warrnambool: 18.7 - 115 defeated Terang 14.9 - 93
    • 2006 - South Warrnambool: 17.15 - 117 defeated Camperdown 13.8 - 86
    • 2011 - South Warrnambool: 11.14 - 80 defeated Warrnambool: 5.9 - 39
Reserves
  • Hampden Football League (19)
    • 1962, 1964, 1967, 1968, 1971, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1983, 1986, 1989, 1990, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2011,
Thirds / Under 18's
  • Hampden Football League (16)
    • 1972, 1973, 1980, 1984, 1987, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018, 2019,

Football Runners UpEdit

Seniors
  • Western District Football Association
    • 1913 - Warrnambool: 8.17 - 65 defeated South Warrnambool: 5.9 - 39 [26]
    • 1931 - Warrnambool: 6.6 - 42 defeated South Warrnambool: 5.10 - 40 [27] (Best on Ground: Colin Watson)
    • 1932 - Hamilton: 19.18 - 132 defeated South Warrnambool: 18.16 - 124 [28]
  • Warrnambool District Football Association
    • 1923 - Koroit: 13.10 - 88 defeated South Warrnambool: 6.9 - 45[29]
  • Hampden Football League (10)
    • 1933 - Cobden: 6.13 - 49 def South Warrnambool: 6.6 - 42
    • 1939 - Warrnambool: 14.19 - 103 def South Warrnambool: 14.11 - 95
    • 1948 - Cobden: 11.13 - 79 def South Warrnambool: 10.6 - 66
    • 1985 - Colac - Coragulac: 22.14 - 146 def South Warrnambool: 14.6 - 90
    • 1988 - Warrnambool: 12.10 - 82 def South Warrnambool: 10.15 - 75
    • 1989 - Warrnambool: 21.14 - 140 def South Warrnambool: 11.11 - 77
    • 1992 - Warrnambool: 20.12 - 132 def South Warrnambool: 13.12 - 90
    • 1995 - Terang: 18.12 - 120 def South Warrnambool: 14.11 - 95
    • 1998 - Cobden: 15.6 - 96 def South Warrnambool: 11.10 - 76
    • 2010 - Warrnambool: 8.13 - 61 def South Warrnambool: 5.14 - 44
Reserves
Under 18 / Thirds
  • Hampden Football League (17)
    • 1963, 1968, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2009, 2015,

Football League - Best and Fairest AwardsEdit

Seniors

Hampden Football League

Reserves

VFL/AFL playersEdit

The following footballers played with South Warrnambool prior to making their VFL / AFL debut.

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "South Warrnambool FC Profile". Australian Football. Retrieved 26 November 2020.
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  31. ^ "1949 - Evans wins Hampden award". Trove Newspapers. The Argus (Melbourne, Vic). 12 September 1949. p. 17. Retrieved 29 November 2020.

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