Ellinbank & District Football League

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Ellinbank & District Football League
General Information
Founded 1937
Foundation Clubs
  • Ellinbank
  • Wooreen
  • Hallora
  • Strzelecki
No. of clubs 10
Current Clubs
  • Buln Buln
  • Catani
  • Ellinbank
  • Neerim-Neerim South
  • Lang Lang
  • Longwarry
  • Nilma Darnum
  • Nyora
  • Poowong
  • Yarragon
Website EDFL Website
2018 Season
Seniors Premiers Nyora
Reserves Premiers Ellinbank
Under 18s Premiers Neerim-Neerim South
Under 16s Premiers Warragul Industrials

The Ellinbank and District Football League is an Australian rules football League, based in the West Gippsland region of Victoria for smaller towns and villages in the regions of Baw Baw, South Gippsland and Cardinia.

There are 10 teams in the league, all teams fielding seniors and reserves, eight fielding under 18's and seven fielding under 16's.

History[edit]

The EDFL was founded in 1937.

In 2014, the league partitioned into two geographic divisions which operated as separate competitions with separate premiers.[1] In this season, the seven-team western division comprised Nar Nar Goon, Garfield, Cora Lynn, Koo-wee-rup, Bunyip, Catani and Lang Lang; and the eastern division, with eight clubs, comprised Nyora, Poowong, Ellinbank, Nilma-Darnum, Warragul Industrials, Buln Buln, Neerim-Neerim South and Longwarry. This partition lasted only one year, and the league rejoined as a single division again from 2015.[2]

In 2016 C31 broadcast a live match of the EDFL game between Koo Wee Rup and Cora Lynn.

In 2017 five clubs were redirected to found the West Gippsland Football Netball League. This left the league with ten clubs. The 2018 senior premiership was won by Nyora Football Club over Longwarry by 4 points. The grand final was played at Western Park Warragul.

In the 2018 AFL Gippsland League Review, Yarragon joined from the neighbouring Mid Gippsland League.[3] Warragul Industrials moved to the West Gippsland League,[4] keeping the competition at ten clubs.

Current clubs[edit]

Club Colours Nickname Years competed in league EDFL premierships Premierships
Buln Buln
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Lyrebirds 1949– 10 1956, 1965, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1994, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2014 (Eastern)
Catani
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Blues 1976– 4 1992, 2004, 2005, 2017
Ellinbank
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Eagles 1937– 15 1939, 1946, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1961, 1963, 1974, 1975, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1995
Lang Lang
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Tigers 2000– -
Longwarry
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Crows 1993–
Neerim-Neerim South
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Cats 1954– 7 1962, 1964, 1966, 1978, 1982, 1998, 1999
Nilma Darnum
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Bombers 1947– 5 1947 (Darnum FC), 1949, 1951, 1959 (Nilma Lillico FC), 2009 (Nilma Darnum FC)
Nyora
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Saints 1967– 4 1993, 2006, 2007, 2018
Poowong
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Magpies 1967– 9 1967, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1985, 1989, 1991, 2003
Yarragon
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Panthers 2019– - -

Recent premierships[edit]

  • 2018 Nyora
  • 2017 Catani
  • 2016 Cora Lynn
  • 2015 Cora Lynn
  • 2014 East Buln Buln
  • 2014 West Cora Lynn
  • 2013 Garfield
  • 2012 Bunyip
  • 2011 Garfield
  • 2010 Nar Nar Goon
  • 2009 Nilma-Darnum
  • 2008 Cora Lynn
  • 2007 Nyora
  • 2006 Nyora
  • 2005 Catani
  • 2004 Catani
  • 2003 Poowong
  • 2002 Buln Buln
  • 2001 Buln Buln
  • 2000 Bunyip
  • 1999 Neerim-Neerim South
  • 1998 Neerim-Neerim South

2018 SENIOR LADDER

  • 1. Nyora
  • 2. Longwarry
  • 3. Warragul Industrials
  • 4. Catani
  • 5. Poowong
  • 6. Ellinbank
  • 7. Buln Buln
  • 8. Nilma Darnum
  • 9. Neerim Neerim South
  • 10. Lang Lang

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/article/2013/06/12/573148_country-footy.html
  2. ^ "EDFL TO REVERT BACK TO A ONE TIER COMPETITION IN 2015". 20 October 2014. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
  3. ^ http://www.latrobevalleyexpress.com.au/story/5673823/yarragon-accepts-move-to-ellinbank-league/
  4. ^ "Dusties launch into pre season". 20 November 2018. Retrieved 23 November 2018.

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