Benalla & District Football League

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Benalla & District Football League
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Benalla & DFNL
General Information
Founded1929
as Benalla District Football League [1]
Known As
1929-1931Benalla District Football League
1932-1940Thoona & Tatong Football Association
1946-2009Benalla & District Football League
Folded2009
after 78 seasons
Last clubs Bonnie Doon
Goorambat & District
Longwood
Swanpool
Tatong
2009 Season
PremiersBonnie Doon
Minor PremiersBonnie Doon
Website https://websites.sportstg.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=1-6146-0-0-0&sID=89772

The original Benalla District Football League was formed in 1929 [2] from the following clubs - Baddaginnie, Benalla - "B", Swanpool, Tatong, Thoona and Winton.

Contents

The Benalla & District Football League (B&DFL) was formed immediately after World War Two in 1946 [3] and an Australian rules football competition based in the Benalla region of Victoria, Australia and ran until 2009.

History

The B&DFL was formed in 1946 and superseded the former Tatong & Thoona Football Association after World War Two. [4]

In 1968, Benalla All Blacks kicked 45.31 - 301 against Devenish: 1.0 - 6, with All Black's Gavin Cherry kicking 19 goals.

In round thirteen of 1981, Glenrowan: 46.18 - 294 defeated Longwood: 1.1 - 7, with Glenrowan's R Fitzgerald kicking 18 goals.

The Victorian Country Football League shut the competition down at the end of the 2009 season when the VCFL policy of leagues having a minimum of six clubs could not be met.

The five remaining clubs joined the following leagues during the 2009 post-season.

League Competition History

The football association commenced in 1929 and has changed its name several times during their 81 years:

Former Clubs: 1929-2009

Senior Football Premierships / Runner Up: 1929 to 2009

Benalla District Football League.
(Nichols & Sullivan Jewellers Shield) [17]
Tatong / Thoona Football Association
Benalla & District Football League
Notes
- In 1934, Benalla All Blacks won the first grand final, then Glenrowan FC protested against an unregistered player. Tatong then defeated Glenrowan in the 2nd grand final. - In 1940 Benalla All Blacks were undefeated Premiers.

Football Best & Fairest Awards

Tatong & Thoona Football Association
YearB & F WinnerClubVotesRunner UpClubVotes
1932
1933
1934 [24] Harry Billman [25] Glenrowan7Joe Askew &Benalla All Blacks4
Arthur Hall Benalla All Blacks4
1935
1936 [26] J A FisherTatong3R ReaperThoona2 & 1/2
1937 [27] Larry O'BrienGlenrowan14J ByrnesBenalla All Blacks13
1938 [28] Geoff Peacock &Violet Town11Jim ClearyThoona8
Fred WallisBenalla All Blacks11
1939
1940
Benalla & District Football League
Seniors
YearB & F WinnerClubVotesRunner UpClubVotes
1947 [29] Lewis JamesGoorambat7A Hyland &Benalla5
Lewis JamesGoorambatW MurphyTatong5
1948 [30] Jack Andrews &
Dick Joyce &
Jack SaundersGoorambat
1949 [31] Tom Dempsey &Goorambat3
[32] Charles TollidaySwanpool3
1950Lewis JamesGoorambat
1951 [33] Ken Lakeman &Winton
Erin Murray &Swanpool
Athol Sims &Tatong
Frank SaundersGoorambat
1952 [34] Doug Probyn Tolmie27 & 1/2R SymesTatong27
1953 [35] Charles TollidaySwanpoolAthol SimsTatong
1954 [36] C BrisbaneTolmie22Don MatthewsTatong18
Athol SimsTatong18
1955
1956
1957 John “Mac” Hill Glenrowan
1958Laurie O'DonnellBenalla All Blacks
1959
1960Kevin AllanNorth Wangaratta23Barry MathiesonSwanpool20
1961Neil HanlonGoorambat
1962
1963Alan O'BrienGlenrowan26
1964Alan O’BrienGlenrowan21
1965
1966Neil HanlonGoorambat
1967Neil HanlonGoorambat27G WilsonTolmie21
1968Bryan GibsonThoona24Paul HooperDevenish19
1969Neville SmedleyGlenrowan31T DaleTolmie18
1970Nick FarrellGoorambat25John FoleyGoorambat16
1971John BurnsSwanpool32R HoustonLongwood25
1972Merv HubbardBonnie Doon29Wayne McIntyreGoorambat16
1973
1974Phil NewthSwanpool23Malcom LarkinBonnie Doon16
1975John BurnsBenalla All Blacks22John BoothGlenrowan20
1976David McCulloughGlenrowan
1977M ShiellBenalla All Blacks23T HardingLongwood19
1978Fred MalloyGlenrowan23
1979Geoff PayneBonnie Doon23R VanceViolet Town18
1980David McCannDevenish21V EdwardsStrathbogie18
Geoff PayneBonnie Doon18
1981David McCannDevenish34Ian LeeGoorambat22
1982Andrew KnowlesViolet Town29David McCann &Devenish21
David Pallpratt &Devenish21
Greg Withers &Strathbogie21
1983Robert LoweTatong23Brendan PurcellBonnie Doon21
1984Colin TattersonViolet Town17G. "Jedda" Walker &Longwood16
Greg WithersStrathbogie16
1985Glen ArndtBonnie Doon
1986Robert JohnsonBenalla Rovers24Ian SaundersGoorambat20
1987Andrew VarcoeDevenish25Craig Allchin &Thornton Eildon23
Mark MetznerThornton Eildon23
1988Phil JobBonnie Doon23Gary AbleyViolet Town21
1989Andrew VarcoeDevenish23Mick GrimesBonnie Doon21
1990Brett HalliganThorton Eildon22Gary AbleyViolet Town22 (ineligible)
Mark McGuireTatong15
1991Chris PollardBonnie Doon22Gary GeradaViolet Town12

Leading Goalkickers

Senior Football

(this chart is a work in progress)

YearGoalkickerClubHome & Away GoalsGoals in FinalsTotal Goals
1968Gavin CherryBenalla All Blacks118
1971D RobertsonSwanpool?
1973M WithersLongwood70
1975S HalesBenalla All Blacks88
1976M SellersTatong92
1977M TrickeyBenalla All Blacks76
1978T HardingLongwood52
1981R FitzgeraldGlenrowan102
1982G WithersStrathbogie105
1984Stephen JuddTatong67
1985P MurrellGlenrowan93
1986B HoggBenalla Rovers123
1987
1988Phil JobBonnie Doon145
P HoltLongwood106
1989Shane RoweBonnie Doon91
1990C HayesViolet Town114
Rod WebsterTatong103
1991Rod WebsterTatong98

Senior Seasons

2007 Ladder and Finals

Benalla DFLWinsLossesDrawsByesForAgainst%PtsFinalTeamGBPtsTeamGBPts
Goorambat1330418001045172.25%681st SemiBonnie Doon3115201Tatong7446
Longwood1060417011316129.26%562nd SemiGoorambat2111137Longwood81664
Bonnie Doon106041379141197.73%56PreliminaryBonnie Doon208128Longwood1816124
Tatong79041526170989.29%44GrandGoorambat1910124Bonnie Doon131189
Swanpool01604953187850.75%16

2008 Ladder and Finals

Benalla DFLWinsLossesDrawsByesForAgainst%PtsFinalTeamGBPtsTeamGBPts
Bonnie Doon160042691772348.58%801st SemiLongwood5333Tatong31129
Goorambat1060416531302126.96%562nd SemiBonnie Doon2417161Goorambat91165
Tatong97041513179484.34%52PreliminaryGoorambat81563Longwood71860
Longwood412041157194859.399%32GrandBonnie Doon101777Goorambat11672
Swanpool11504979217744.97%20

2009 Ladder and Finals

Benalla DFLWinsLossesDrawsByesForAgainst%PtsFinalTeamGBPtsTeamGBPts
Bonnie Doon160042569382672.51%801st SemiGoorambat121284Longwood7345
Swanpool1240422351017219.76%642nd SemiBonnie Doon131492Swanpool5333
Goorambat781416611258132.03%46PreliminarySwanpool1717119Goorambat6339
Longwood41114983194444.97%20GrandBonnie Doon1912126Swanpool4933
Tatong0160431631639.99%16

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