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The Sunraysia Football and Netball League, also known simply as the SFNL is an Australian rules league in the Sunraysia district of north-west Victoria and south-west New South Wales. Nine clubs – Mildura, South Mildura, Imperials, Irymple, Red Cliffs, Merbein, Robinvale–Euston, Ouyen United and Wentworth – participate in the competition, which includes senior and junior grades of football and netball. The SFNL is considered a major country league. The league's grand final is traditionally played at City Oval in Mildura.

Sunraysia Football & Netball League
General Information
Founded 1945
Records
Highest Score 298 - Wentworth 45.28.298 (v Mildura) - 2002
Most goals in a game 20 - Paul Evans - Robinvale (v South Mildura) – 2001
Jarrod Arentz – Wentworth Districts (v South Mildura) – 2001
Most goals in a season 163 - Trevor Sutton - Robinvale - 1984
Most career goals 689 - Graham Bland (Merbein)
Most wins in a row 38 - Imperials 1986-1988
Most losses in a row 46 Ouyen 1979-1981
Most flags in a row 4 Imperials 1992-1995

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HistoryEdit

The Sunraysia Football League was formed in 1945, replacing the earlier Mildura Football League (which existed from 1903 to 1920) and the Mildura District Football League (which existed from 1921 to 1944).

ClubsEdit

CurrentEdit

Club Nickname Location Home ground Colours Years in SFNL Premierships
Imperials Imps Mildura, Victoria City Oval Green and white 1945- 19 (1949, 1950, 1956, 1957, 1971, 1977, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2013)
Irymple Swallows Irymple, Victoria Henshilwood Oval Blue and gold 1945- 6 (1954, 1966, 1976, 1978, 2006, 2011, 2017)
Merbein Magpies Merbein, Victoria Kenny Park 1945- 6 (1948, 1962, 1963, 1975, 2002, 2003)
Mildura Demons Mildura, Victoria City Oval 1945- 8 (1946, 1951, 1952, 1955, 1958, 1960, 1982, 2007)
Ouyen United Kangas[1] Ouyen and Underbool, Victoria Blackburn Park and Underbool Recreation Reserve 2016- 2 (2016, 2018)
Red Cliffs Tigers Red Cliffs, Victoria Quandong Park 1945- 11 (1953, 1959, 1961, 1964, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1985, 2000, 2014, 2015)
Robinvale–Euston Eagles Robinvale, VIC and Euston, NSW John James Oval and Euston Recreation Reserve 1958- 9 (1965, 1967, 1972, 1974, 1979, 1989, 1991, 1997, 2010)
South Mildura Bulldogs Mildura, Victoria Sarah Oval 1945- 4 (1968, 1969, 1970, 1998)
Wentworth Districts Kangaroos Dareton, New South Wales George Gordon Oval 1957- 6 (1973, 1984, 1996, 2001, 2009, 2012)

Former clubsEdit

Club Location Premierships
RAAF Mildura, Victoria 1 (1945)
University Mildura, Victoria 1 (1947)
South Merbein Merbein South, Victoria nil
Ouyen* Ouyen, Victoria nil

(*) Ouyen competed between 1979 - 1982

Leading goalkickersEdit

Year Player Club Home and away goals Finals goals Total goals
1945 N McManus Red Cliffs 114 7 121
1946
1947 Barry Moore Imperials 45 0 45
1948 Jack Doherty Merbein 62 0 62
1949 Jack Gleeson Imperials 116 2 118
1950 Jack Gleeson Imperials 118 13 131
1951 Lance Simpson Merbein 68 0 68
1952 Ross Burr Mildura 74 16 90
1953 Jim McKechnie Red Cliffs 29 10 39
1954 Ross Burr Mildura 58 9 67
1955 Ross Burr Mildura 73 5 78
1956 Jim McKechnie Red Cliffs 64 0 64
1957 David Gathercole Irymple 71 4 75
1958 Stan Nokes Merbein 110 11 133
1959 John Jessup Irymple 73 5 78
1960 Ken Whitecross Mildura 71 6 77
1961 John Jessup Irymple 81 4 85
1962 John Jessup Irymple 71 4 75
1963 John Jessup Irymple 71 0 71
1964 Merv Summerfield Imperials 47 0 47
1965 Peter Mitchell Merbein 71 0 71
1966 Ross Burr Irymple 56 0 56
1967 Alan Rowarth Robinvale 79 0 79
1968 Alan Rowarth Robinvale 59 0 59
1969 Graham Bland Merbein 83 5 88
1970 Graham Bland Merbein 87 0 87
1971 Graham Bland Merbein 83 0 83
1972 Graham Bland Merbein 106 0 106
1973 John Thompson Wentworth 79 0 79
1974 Graham Bland Merbein 100 5 105
1975 Graham Bland Merbein 121 14 135
1976 Frank Curran Robinvale 67 1 68
1977 Graham Bland Merbein 107 4 111
1978 Alan McDonald Imperials 85 4 89
1979 Peter Woodford Red Cliffs 105 5 110
1980 Colin Chester Mildura 139 15 154
1981 Colin Chester Mildura 69 0 69
1982 Colin Chester South Mildura 104 13 117
1983 John Price Imperials 73 1 74
1984 Trevor Sutton Robinvale 154 9 163
1985 John Price Imperials 105 0 105
1986 Craig Earnshaw Irymple 87 6 93
1987 Phillip Nash Imperials 98 0 98
1988 Heath Shepherd Robinvale 72 4 76
1989 Pat Healy Robinvale 99 8 107
1990 Phillip Nash Imperials 78 8 86
1991 Michael Dean Wentworth 88 0 88
1992 Jasmin Baryzcka Mildura 76 0 76
1993 Michael Johnston Red Cliffs 109 3 112
1994 Chris Pohlner South Mildura 96 8 104
1995 Michael Bilucaglia South Mildura 107 14 121
1996 Dallas Kalms Wentworth 78 15 93
1997 Dallas Kalms Wentworth 111 11 122
1998 Michael Bilucaglia South Mildura 85 13 98
1999 Toby Cardew Mildura 71 0 71
2000 Robert Lindsey Red Cliffs 124 10 134
2001 Paul Evans Robinvale 119 0 119
2002 Brenton McMasters Merbein 94 0 94
2003 Jason Bell Red Cliffs 77 0 77
2004 Jason Bell Red Cliffs 96 11 107
2005 Jason Bell Wentworth 90 9 99
2006 Brett Haase South Mildura 79 0 79
2007 Jason Bell Wentworth 98 6 104
2008 Michael Faulkhead Red Cliffs 77 0 77
2009 Michael Faulkhead Red Cliffs 111 6 117
2010 Bradley O'Connor Robinvale 115 17 132
2011 Carmelo Lando Wentworth 103 11 114
2012 Carmelo Lando Wentworth 74 6 80
2013 Michael Faulkhead Red Cliffs 65 8 73
2014 Troy Moncur Red Cliffs 62 11 73
2015 Jason Eagle Irymple 117 6 123
2016 William Farrer Ouyen United 54 10 64
2017 William Farrer Ouyen United 90 3 93

2009 LadderEdit

Sunrayia FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Wentworth 14 0 4 0 2301 1409 163.31% 56 1st Semi Robinvale 11 8 74 Red Cliffs 11 7 73
Imperials 13 0 5 0 2091 1286 162.60% 52 2nd Semi Wentworth 20 12 132 Imperials 12 16 88
Robinvale 13 0 5 0 2073 1369 151.42% 52 Preliminary Robinvale 13 13 91 Imperials 10 13 73
Red Cliffs 10 0 8 0 1980 1534 129.07% 40 Grand Wentworth 24 19 163 Robinvale 10 10 70
Irymple 8 0 10 0 1947 1731 112.48% 32
Mildura 8 0 10 0 1824 1858 98.17% 32
South Mildura 6 0 12 0 1536 2003 76.68% 24
Merbein 0 0 18 0 755 3317 22.76% 0

2010 LadderEdit

Sunrayia FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Robinvale 18 0 0 0 2731 674 405.19% 72 1st Semi Irymple 16 12 108 Imperials 13 9 87
Wentworth 14 0 4 0 1891 1420 133.17% 56 2nd Semi Robinvale 28 8 176 Wentworth 10 8 68
Imperials 11 0 7 0 1825 1442 126.56% 44 Preliminary Irymple 14 11 95 Wentworth 8 18 66
Irymple 10 0 8 0 1626 1637 99.33% 40 Grand Robinvale 21 12 138 Irymple 11 10 76
Mildura 9 0 9 0 1634 1738 94.02% 36
South Mildura 8 0 10 0 1597 1923 83.05% 32
Merbein 2 0 16 0 1475 2594 56.86% 8
Red Cliffs 0 0 18 0 1071 2422 44.22% 0

2011 LadderEdit

Sunrayia FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Irymple 16 0 2 0 2236 1077 207.61% 64 1st Semi Wentworth 18 11 119 South Mildura 9 11 65
Robinvale 15 0 3 0 2253 1111 202.79% 60 2nd Semi Robinvale 17 8 110 Irymple 11 13 79
South Mildura 13 0 5 0 1907 1205 158.26% 52 Preliminary Irymple 13 17 95 Wentworth 11 7 73
Wentworth 11 0 7 0 2196 1478 148.58% 44 Grand Irymple 13 10 88 Robinvale 12 9 81
Mildura 8 0 10 0 1602 1788 89.60% 32
Merbein 5 0 13 0 1222 2539 48.13% 20
Red Cliffs 3 0 15 0 1155 2294 50.35% 12
Imperials 1 0 17 0 1177 2256 52.17% 4

2012 LadderEdit

Sunrayia FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Irymple 17 0 1 0 1977 799 247.43% 68 1st Semi South Mildura 16 14 110 Mildura 7 3 45
Wentworth 15 0 3 0 2262 1154 196.01% 60 2nd Semi Irymple 17 8 110 Wentworth 12 8 80
South Mildura 13 0 5 0 2052 1166 175.99% 52 Preliminary Wentworth 13 11 89 South Mildura 4 17 41
Mildura 9 0 9 0 1268 1593 79.60% 36 Grand Wentworth 14 7 91 Irymple 11 18 84
Robinvale 6 0 11 1 1311 1669 78.55% 26
Merbein 5 0 12 1 1396 1614 86.49% 22
Red Cliffs 4 0 14 0 1150 2044 56.26% 16
Imperials 2 0 16 0 916 2293 39.95% 8

2013 LadderEdit

Sunrayia FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Irymple 14 0 4 0 2093 1156 181.06% 56 1st Semi Red Cliffs 26 11 167 Wentworth 18 7 115
Imperials 13 0 4 1 1731 1276 135.66% 54 2nd Semi Irymple 13 14 92 Imperials 11 8 74
Red Cliffs 13 0 4 1 1795 1346 133.36% 54 Preliminary Imperials 10 19 79 Red Cliffs 8 7 55
Wentworth 9 0 9 0 1603 1630 98.34% 36 Grand Imperials 12 8 80 Irymple 6 10 46
Mildura 7 0 11 0 1308 1477 88.56% 28
Robinvale 6 0 11 1 1325 1632 81.19% 26
South Mildura 6 0 11 1 1312 1814 72.33% 26
Merbein 2 0 16 0 1187 2023 58.68% 8

2014 LadderEdit

Sunrayia FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Imperials 16 0 2 0 1879 1019 184.40% 64 1st Semi Red Cliffs 14 12 96 Imperials 11 11 77
Red Cliffs 14 0 4 0 1829 1365 133.99% 56 2nd Semi Irymple 9 12 66 Mildura 9 8 62
Irymple 12 0 6 0 1727 1250 138.16% 48 Preliminary Imperials 15 9 99 Irymple 9 8 62
Mildura 11 0 7 0 1401 1192 117.53% 44 Grand Red Cliffs 15 20 110 Irymple 14 6 90
South Mildura 9 0 9 0 1581 1476 107.11% 36
Wentworth 5 0 13 0 1510 1596 94.61% 20
Robinvale 3 0 15 0 945 1947 48.54% 12
Merbein 2 0 16 0 983 2010 48.91% 8

2015 LadderEdit

Sunrayia FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Imperials 15 0 3 0 2087 1155 180.69% 60 1st Semi Red Cliffs 12 14 86 Irymple 10 13 73
Mildura 15 0 3 0 1959 1155 169.61% 60 2nd Semi Imperials 17 7 109 Mildura 6 13 49
Irymple 12 0 6 0 1810 1388 130.40% 48 Preliminary Red Cliffs 18 8 116 Mildura 12 9 81
Red Cliffs 12 0 6 0 1720 1759 97.78% 48 Grand Red Cliffs 15 9 99 Imperials 14 7 91
South Mildura 7 0 11 0 1468 1582 92.79% 28
Merbein 6 0 12 0 1393 1854 75.13% 24
Wentworth 4 0 14 0 1228 1834 66.96% 16
Robinvale-Euston 1 0 17 0 1019 1957 52.07% 4

2016 LadderEdit

Sunrayia FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Mildura 13 0 3 0 1523 1004 151.69% 52 1st Semi Ouyen United 11 14 80 Merbein 6 7 43
Irymple 13 0 3 0 1438 1097 131.08% 52 2nd Semi Mildura 11 13 79 Irymple 5 6 36
Ouyen United 9 0 7 0 1263 1157 109.16% 36 Preliminary Ouyen United 17 6 108 Irymple 8 13 61
Merbein 9 0 7 0 1301 1322 98.41% 36 Grand Ouyen United 16 10 106 Mildura 11 11 77
Red Cliffs 7 0 9 0 1420 1354 104.87% 28
Wentworth 7 0 9 0 1206 1265 95.34% 28
Robinvale-Euston 7 0 9 0 1130 1313 86.06% 28
Imperials 4 0 12 0 1069 1372 77.92% 16
South Mildura 3 0 13 0 839 1305 64.29% 12

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