Central Highlands Football League

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Central Highlands Football League
Current season, competition or edition:
Sports current event.svg2021
Sport Australian rules football
Founded1979;43 years ago (1979)
No. of teams17
CountryFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia

The Central Highlands Football League is an Australian Rules Football League in the Ballarat region. The league coordinates Senior, Reserve, Under 18, Under 15 and Under 12 grades.

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History

The CHFL was formed in 1979 as a merger of the Clunes FL and the Ballarat Bacchus Marsh FL. In 2011 the league admitted four new clubs from the defunct Lexton Plains Football League, bringing the total number of clubs to 18. In 2014 Illabarook changed its name to Smythesdale to reflect the town it plays its home games.

Central Highlands FL Clubs

Locations of the 2019 CHFL clubs.
Col.ClubNicknameHome GroundJoinedPremiers
won
Ballan Football Club colours.jpg
BallanBluesBallan Football Ground
1979
2
Adelaide Club symbol.svg
Beaufort CrowsGoldfields Recreation Reserve
1994
3
Mt Eliza Football Club colours.jpg
Bungaree DemonsBungaree Football Ground
1979
2
Essendonsymbol.png
BuninyongBombersBuninyong Football Ground
1979
1
Carngham Linton Football Club colours.jpg
Carngham Linton SaintsLinton Football Ground
Snake Valley Recreation Reserve
2011
0
Clunes Football Club colours.jpg
Clunes MagpiesClunes Football Ground
1979
3
StKildaDesign.svg
Creswick WickersDoug Lindsay Reserve
1979
1
BULLDOGSDesign.svg
Daylesford BulldogsVictoria Park
2006
3
Dunnstown Football Club colours.jpg
DunnstownTownersDunnstown Football Ground
1979
3
Gordon Football Club colours.jpg
GordonEaglesGordon Football Ground
1979
1
PortMelbourneDesign.png
Hepburn BurrasHepburn Football Ground
1979
8
Cranbourne Eagles Colours.png
Learmonth LakiesLearmonth Football Ground
1979
0
Geelongsymbol.png
Newlyn CatsNewlyn Football Ground
1979
2
Rokewood Corindhap Football Club colours.jpg
Rokewood CorindhapGrasshoppersRokewood Football Ground
2011
0
Skipton Football Club colours.jpg
Skipton EmusSkipton Football Ground
2011
0
RichmondDesign.svg
Springbank TigersWallace Recreation Reserve
1979
5
Officer Football Club colours.jpg
Waubra RoosWaubra Football Ground
1979
4

Former Clubs

ClubYearsPremiers
won
Status
Darley 1979–1985
1
Left for the Riddell DFL later joining the Ballarat FL
Korweingaboora1979–1981
0
Defunct
Smythesdale2011–2018
0
In recess (formerly known as Illabarook)
Wendouree1979–1994
1
Merged with Ballarat YCW to form Lake Wendouree and join Ballarat FL

Seniors Premierships

Statistics

Records
Highest Score436 – Gordon 69.22.436 (Smythesdale 1.1.7) – 2015
Most goals in a game22 - Paul McMahon - Springbank v's Smythesdale round 17 2016
Most goals in a season149 - Ian McBain – Dunnstown – 1982
Most wins in a row32 - Dunnstown - 1994-1995
Most losses in a row83 - Smythesdale (Illabarook) - 2011-2015
2019 CHFL season
Premiers
  • Seniors:Waubra
  • Reserves:Creswick
  • Under 18s:Gordon
  • Under 15s:Gordon
Minor Premiers
  • Seniors:Buninyong
  • Reserves:Buninyong
  • Under 18s:Gordon
  • Under 15s:Dunnstown
Wooden Spoon
  • Seniors:Clunes
  • Reserves:Bungaree
  • Under 18s:Waubra
  • Under 15s:Carngham-Linton
Most cans on ressies hill: Ryan Pridham (27, from after match showers to final siren of seniors)

2011 Ladder

Central HighlandsWinsByesLossesDrawsForAgainst%PtsFinalTeamGBPtsTeamGBPts
Hepburn 160102105938224.41%64 Elimination Gordon101272Dunnstown5737
Waubra 150201960780251.28%60 Elimination Bungaree13381Beaufort81058
Buninyong 150201644993165.56%60 Qualifying Daylesford13785Hepburn71658
Daylesford 1304020201087185.83%52 Qualifying Waubra101676Buninyong101070
Gordon 1205018341571116.74%48 Semi Hepburn2410154Gordon12779
Bungaree 1106016591279129.71%44 Semi Buninyong1517107Buninyong7951
Beaufort 1106014141157122.21%44 Preliminary Waubra169105Hepburn101272
Dunnstown 100701360990137.37%40 Preliminary Daylesford13987Buninyong111379
Clunes809012931173110.23%32 Grand Waubra10969Daylesford6844
Springbank7010013271315100.91%28
Carngham-Linton701001378151690.90%28
Newlyn701001051143773.14%28
Skipton701001218169871.73%28
Creswick401301058163264.83%16
Learmonth301401192156076.41%12
Rokewood-Corindhap301401275191366.65%12
Ballan301401070208851.25%12
Illabarook10160619235026.34%4

2012 Ladder

Central HighlandsWinsByesLossesDrawsForAgainst%PtsFinalTeamGBPtsTeamGBPts
Hepburn 150202266907249.83%60 Elimination Waubra1810118Creswick9862
Buninyong 150201725783220.31%60 Elimination Newlyn111278Springbank8351
Bungaree 150201744810215.31%60 Qualifying Daylesford111076Hepburn101272
Daylesford 140301672923181.15%56 Qualifying Buninyong1613109Bungaree8856
Waubra 130401426897158.97%52 Semi Hepburn1911125Waubra9761
Springbank 1106012551049119.64%44 Semi Bungaree101474Newlyn6642
Newlyn 100611304958136.12%42 Preliminary Buninyong91771Hepburn9963
Creswick 100701098110799.19%40 Preliminary Daylesford1713115Bungaree91670
Beaufort80811205121099.59%34 Grand Daylesford121082Buninyong11773
Gordon701001381146694.20%28
Dunnstown70100825134861.20%28
Clunes601101282129499.07%24
Ballan501201192140285.02%20
Skipton40121962141268.13%18
Carngham-Linton40121892174651.09%18
Learmonth40130841158253.16%16
Rokewood-Corindhap301401185172668.66%12
Illabarook00170632226727.88%0

2013 Ladder

Central HighlandsWinsByesLossesDrawsForAgainst%PtsFinalTeamGBPtsTeamGBPts
Buninyong 170001719562305.87%68 Elimination Daylesford131896Creswick101070
Waubra 160101888878215.03%64 Elimination Springbank121082Creswick101070
Bungaree 130401452713203.65%52 Qualifying Hepburn9559Buninyong6743
Hepburn 1304015321072142.91%52 Qualifying Waubra101070Bungaree9660
Springbank 120501302894145.64%48 Semi Buninyong188116Springbank131391
Daylesford 1106018401033178.12%44 Semi Bungaree131391Daylesford7648
Gordon 1007015941195133.39%40 Preliminary Buninyong141195Waubra111278
Creswick 808112911057122.14%34 Preliminary Hepburn1513103Bungaree61248
Learmonth80901206126595.34%32 Grand Hepburn1610106Buninyong141397
Skipton80901204141585.09%32
Newlyn6092969104193.08%28
Clunes701001100128685.54%28
Carngham-Linton601011204140285.88%26
Ballan601101201141584.88%24
Beaufort50120895127770.09%20
Dunnstown40130815141757.52%16
Rokewood-Corindhap10160644191133.70%4
Illabarook00170447247018.10%0

2014 Ladder

Central HighlandsWinsByesLossesDrawsForAgainst%PtsFinalTeamGBPtsTeamGBPts
Bungaree 150201923689279.10%60 Elimination Buninyong141599Daylesford91064
Gordon 1502020891155180.87%60 Elimination Springbank101070Learmonth8755
Hepburn 140301859850218.71%56 Qualifying Gordon1913127Hepburn13684
Waubra 130311733870199.20%54 Qualifying Waubra111076Bungaree11773
Buninyong 130311545932165.77%54 Semi Springbank121385Hepburn6945
Springbank 110601551932166.42%44 Semi Bungaree1917131Buninyong9458
Learmonth 1106015331012151.48%44 Preliminary Springbank1810118Waubra7951
Daylesford 1106013471076125.19%44 Preliminary Bungaree121789Gordon102181
Ballan809015521153134.61%32 Grand Bungaree1618114Springbank71456
Clunes80901321146190.42%32
Creswick7010012401168106.16%28
Beaufort701001100116794.26%28
Carngham-Linton601101328157384.42%24
Newlyn501201044150569.37%20
Skipton40130991149266.42%16
Rokewood-Corindhap20150941157659.71%8
Dunnstown20150779131759.15%8
Smythesdale001709240402.28%0

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