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Warrnambool Football Club

The Warrnambool Football Netball Club, nicknamed the Blues, is an Australian rules football and netball club based in the city of the same name. Warrnambool teams compete in the Hampden Football Netball League,[1] where the football squad has played since 1933.[2]

Warrnambool
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Names
Full nameWarrnambool Football Netball Club Inc
Nickname(s)Blues
Club details
Founded1861; 158 years ago (1861)
Colours         
CompetitionHampden FNL
Premierships(23): 1935, 1937, 1939, 1946, 1947, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1966, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992, 2001, 2002, 2010
Ground(s)Albert Park
Uniforms
Home
Other information
Official websitewarrnamboolfc.com.au

HistoryEdit

The origins of the clubs can be traced back to 1861, when a "football" [note 1] match was played in Warrnambool. The club was formed shortly after, being one of the oldest football clubs in Australia.

In 1913 the club won its first premiership, playing in the Western District Football Association. Warrnambool entered into recess in 1915 due to World War I, returning to action in 1920 under the named "Warrnambool City". In 1924, the club merged with South Warrnambool to form "Warrnambool FC", winning flags in 1924 and 1927. Nevertheless, the club divided again in 1928, with Warrnambool City reverting to its original name.

The Blues switched to the Hampden Football League, where the club achieved a large success, winning no less than one premiership per decade. Warrnambool also claimed a hat trick of flags, accomplishing that honor twice.[3]

PremiershipsEdit

  • Western District Football Association (2): 1913, 1914
  • Warrnambool District and Corangamite Football Association (1): 1924
  • Western District Football League (2): 1927, 1931
  • Hampden Football League (23): 1935, 1937, 1939, 1946, 1947, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1966, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992, 2001, 2002, 2010

Maskell MedallistsEdit

 
Warrnambool team of 1912
  • Don Grossman 1951
  • John O'Neill 1953
  • Bill McConnell 1962
  • Tony Hills 1977
  • Chris Grumley 1993
  • Paul Jenkinson 2000
  • Nick Hider 2003
  • Josh Walters 2009
  • Rhys Raymond 2011
  • Tim Hunt 2012

Notable playersEdit

VFL/AFL players recruited from Warrnambool include -

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The source indicates "English football", which could refer to both, association football (which sounds improbable due to the game was ruled in 1863) or rugby football, more similar to Australian football and played since about 1845 in England

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Official Club Website". Sportingpulse.
  2. ^ "Warrnambool (Warrnambool City)". Full Points Footy.
  3. ^ Club History

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