East Gippsland Football League

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East Gippsland Football League
General Information
Highest Score343 - Wy Yung 53.25.343 v Paynesville 3.1.19 - 2005
Most goals in a game22 - Garry Lee – Lucknow v Swan Reach - 1983
Most goals in a season133 - Stephen Schaeche (Wy Yung) - 1992
Most premierships9 - Orbost
Most flags in a row4 - Snowy Rovers - 1982-1985
Most wins in a row29 - Bairnsdale - 2000-2001
Most losses in a row69 - Bruthen - 1974-1978

The East Gippsland Football League is an Australian rules football League in the East Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia.



The East Gippsland FL in its present incarnation began in 1974 with the merger of the Gippsland Football League and the Bairnsdale District Football League. The league has had a number of clubs fold, merge, leave and return over its history, due partly to changing economic circumstances in the area, with areas such as Orbost losing large amounts of their population.

At one stage in the 1980s, the league divided its clubs into two divisions, due to a desire to avoid weekly 40-goal drubbings for the weaker clubs. In 1984 the league had two divisions of five clubs each, both divisions having a club with a bye every week, this move enabling the league to save costs on umpiring.

However, in 1985 Wy Yung got promoted to first division, so the league then had six and four. The second division broke away in 1986 to form the Riviera Football League, together with some clubs who had left the North Gippsland Football League. After the Riviera FL disbanded in 2004, Paynesville was the only East Gippsland member club to return to the EGFL, with West Bairnsdale having folded in the interim, and Lindenow South and Swan Reach instead opting to join the Omeo & District Football League.

In 2011, the league dropped back to six clubs, with Bairnsdale returning to the Gippsland Football League. In 2012 season the league grew to again feature 7 clubs, with Stratford announcing that they would leave the North Gippsland Football League and join the EGFL. [1] Boisdale-Briagolong followed suit in 2015, bringing the league to eight clubs.


East Gippsland Football League


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Lakes Entrance
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Orbost-Snowy Rovers
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Wy Yung
Locations of 2014 EGFL teams
Not shown: Stratford, Boisdale Briagolong


ClubColoursNicknameYears in EGFLPremiershipsEGFL premierships
Boisdale Briagolong
Lakes Entrance
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Seagulls1974-41988, 1994, 1995, 2003
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Cats1974-81980, 1986, 1989, 1991, 2011, 2016, 2017, 2019
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Magpies1974-31993, 1997, 2012
Orbost-Snowy Rovers
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Gulls1974–1985, 2004-2Div 2: 1984, Div 1: 2013
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Swans2012-22014, 2018
Wy Yung
Tigers1974-41992, 2005, 2008, 2015


JumperClubNicknameYears in CompetitionPremiershipsPremiership years
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BairnsdaleRedlegs1999-2010, moved to Gippsland FL 82000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010
Bruthen Football Club colours.jpg
BruthenBulldogs1974–1977, moved to Omeo District FL 0-
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Lindenow SouthSwampies1974–1985, moved to Riviera Football League 1Div 2: 1985
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OrbostBusters1974–2002, merged with Snowy Rovers91974, 1975, 1979, 1981, 1987, 1990, 1996, 1998, 1999
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Snowy RoversRovers1974–2002, merged with Orbost71976, 1977, 1978, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985
Swan ReachSwans1974–1985, moved to Riviera Football League 0-
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West BairnsdaleHawks1974–1985, moved to Riviera Football League 0-

Leading Goal Kickers

YearPlayerH&A goalsFinals goalsTotal Goals
1974Robert Marthick (Orbost)83083
1975Graeme Joiner (SR)1050105
1976Daryl Wren (WY)1151116
1977Brian McDonald (SR)1152117
1978Gary Henry (LE)1058113
1980I Fleischer
1981Peter Baker (Orb)1054109
1982Wanye Reggardo (LE)1120112
1983Garry Lee (Luck)1020102
1984D Somerville (Luck)43043
1985Graeme Joiner (SR)92092
1986Darren Vickery (Orb)60262
1987Wanye Reggardo (LE)8812100
1988Bruce Alexander (Lind)66672
1989Wanye Reggardo (LE)88593
1990Wanye Reggardo (LE)1200120
1991Stephen Schaeche (WY)1065111
1992Stephen Schaeche (WY)1267133
1993Sean Allan (Lucknow)86894
1994Mark Campisi (LE)74781
1995David Dunkley (Lind)70070
1996Darren Vickery (Orb)11114125
1997 Tim Bull (Luck)672087
1998 Tim Bull (Luck)61061
1999Ashley Froud (Bairn)60060
2000David Preston (Bairn)70676
2001David Preston (Bairn)82486
2002David Preston (Bairn)57865
2003David Preston (Bairn)81889
2004Darren Vickery (OSR)78583
2005David Preston (Bairn)1109119
2006Mathew Davidson (Bairn)8516101
2007Paul Elliott (Luck)60060
2008Mathew Stephens (Wy Yung)103777
2009Mathew Davidson (Bairn)741589
2010Mathew Davidson (Bairn)1284132
2011Mathew Stephens (Lucknow)53760
2012Mathew Stephens (Lucknow)53558
2013Matt Counahan (Wy Yung)48048
2014Mark Sellings (Wy Yung)471966
2015Shaun Ryan (Lucknow)75075
2016Mathew Stephens (Lucknow)1039112

2011 Ladder

East GippslandWinsByesLossesDrawsForAgainst%PtsFinalTeamGBPtsTeamGBPts
Wy Yung 140201981958206.78%561st SemiLakes Entrance2214146Orbost Snowy Rovers12880
Lindenow 1402019811056187.59%562nd SemiLindenow13785Wy Yung12981
Lakes Entrance 907016541393118.74%36PreliminaryWy Yung101979Lakes Entrance7951
Orbost Snowy Rovers 501101270187567.73%20GrandLindenow2014134Wy Yung11672

2012 Ladder

East GippslandWinsByesLossesDrawsForAgainst%PtsFinalTeamGBPtsTeamGBPts
Wy Yung 123401539951161.83%601st SemiLucknow121486Paynesville61248
Lindenow 1134114911155129.09%582nd SemiLindenow12880Wy Yung111177
Paynesville 1135015361061144.77%56PreliminaryLucknow1520110Wy Yung13987
Lucknow 83801107124588.92%44GrandLindenow141599Lucknow51242
Lakes Entrance531101285144189.17%32
Orbost Snowy Rovers23140943193948.63%20

2013 Ladder

East GippslandWinsByesLossesDrawsForAgainst%PtsFinalTeamGBPtsTeamGBPts
Lucknow 1234015001200125.00%601st SemiStratford2012132Lindenow71052
Paynesville 1135016831207139.44%562nd SemiPaynesville1715117Lucknow131593
Stratford 113501333998133.57%56PreliminaryLucknow122092Stratford111076
Lindenow 838014521270114.33%44GrandPaynesville15797Lucknow111177
Wy Yung73901047133378.54%40
Lakes Entrance531101330146790.66%32
Orbost Snowy Rovers231401058192854.88%20

2014 Ladder

East GippslandWinsByesLossesDrawsForAgainst%PtsFinalTeamGBPtsTeamGBPts
Stratford 143101594757210.57%681st SemiWy Yung13886Paynesville101070
Lindenow 1035013891001138.76%522nd SemiStratford1514104Lindenow9559
Wy Yung 1035012291077114.11%52PreliminaryWy Yung141094Lindenow61248
Paynesville 83701346972138.48%44GrandStratford121183Wy Yung12880
Lakes Entrance73801036122384.71%40
Orbost Snowy Rovers12150856191044.82%12

2015 Ladder

East GippslandWinsByesLossesDrawsForAgainst%PtsFinalTeamGBPtsTeamGBPts
Wy Yung 150211764993177.64%621st SemiLindenow1611107Paynesville8755
Stratford 1404018441082170.43%562nd SemiWy Yung188116Stratford6541
Paynesville 1007114841310113.28%42PreliminaryLindenow13886Stratford91569
Lindenow 100801445149296.85%40GrandWy Yung131088Lindenow111581
Lakes Entrance701101123160969.79%28
Boisdale Braigolong601201294152384.96%24
Orbost Snowy Rovers101701017218846.48%4

2016 Ladder

East GippslandWinsByesLossesDrawsForAgainst%PtsFinalTeamGBPtsTeamGBPts
Lindenow 1701017751024173.34%681st SemiOrbost Snowy Rovers141094Lakes Entrance9862
Paynesville 1305017681189148.70%522nd SemiPaynesville111379Lindenow81361
Lakes Entrance 100801279139391.82%40PreliminaryLindenow111278Orbost Snowy Rovers4529
Orbost Snowy Rovers 90901495160593.15%36GrandLindenow131391Paynesville71254
Wy Yung7010113571199113.18%30
Boisdale Braigolong601111261147585.49%26

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