Victorian Football Club (SAFA)

The Victorian Football Club, renamed the North Adelaide Football Club in its final year, was an Australian rules football club based in Adelaide, South Australia.[2] Formed in 1874, the club finished second in the interclub competition in 1875 and won in 1876, becoming a founding member of the South Australian Football Association (SAFA) in 1877, sharing the competition's inaugural premiership with South Adelaide.[3] Having struggled to compete in its later years following an exodus of players, the club disbanded at the end of the 1884 season, having finished last in each of the preceding two seasons.[4]

Full nameVictorian Football Club
Nickname(s)Tigers[1] Bumblebees
Club details
Dissolved1884; 136 years ago (1884)
Colours     Orange      black
CompetitionSouth Australian Interclub (1874–76) South Australian Football Association (1877–84)
Premierships(2): 1876 (interclub), 1877 (SAFA, Shared)

One notable game that the Victorian Football Club played was the first intercolonial match involving a South Australian club. The game was held on 11 August 1877 on the Adelaide Exhibition Grounds against the Melbourne Football Club, with the visitors winning 1 goal to nil.[5]



  1. ^ The South Australian Advertiser, 11 Sep 1878 on National Library of Australia
  2. ^ VICTORIAN (North Adelaide) – Full Points Footy. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
  3. ^ SANFL Summary Chart 1877 to 2007 – Full Points Footy. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
  4. ^ SOUTH AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE – PREMIERSHIP PLACINGS 1877 TO 1920 – Full Points Footy. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
  5. ^ "FOOTBALL". The South Australian Advertiser. Adelaide: National Library of Australia. 13 August 1877. p. 7. Retrieved 21 January 2015.