West Coburg Football Club

The West Coburg Football Club is an Australian rules football club located 8 km north west of Melbourne in the suburb of Coburg. The club fields seniors and juniors in the Essendon District Football League.

West Coburg
Full nameWest Coburg Football Club
Nickname(s)The burgers
Club details
Founded1927; 96 years ago (1927)
CompetitionEssendon District Football League
Premierships22 (1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1949, 1953, 1958, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1977, 1987, 1991, 1996, 2000, 2006, 2014.)
Ground(s)Shore Reserve, Pascoe Vale South, Coburg City Oval, Coburg


The club is one of the oldest in the EDFL, founded in 1927, it soon found itself playing in the VFA Sub-District Association. It took a little time to settle then the club won five premierships in a row from 1937 to 1941. After the war the club again saluted in 1949 and 1953.


In 1954 West Coburg transferred to the Essendon District Football League. The VFA Sub Districts had wounded up and the club needed a new competition. Coming from a strong standard competition the club was competitive by falling short in its debut season and gain in 1957.

West Coburg's first A Grade premiership was in 1965, defeating Aberfeldie, 5.6.36 to 4.7.31 in a low-scoring affair.

The club won four premierships across two Grades between 1965 and 1968.

Senior PremiershipsEdit

VFL/AFL playersEdit


  • History of football in Melbourne's north west – John Stoward - ISBN 9780980592924