Ellinbank & District Football League

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Ellinbank & District Football League
General Information
Founded1937
Foundation Clubs
  • Ellinbank
  • Wooreen
  • Hallora
  • Strzelecki
No. of clubs 11
Current Clubs
  • Buln Buln
  • Catani
  • Ellinbank
  • Neerim-Neerim South
  • Lang Lang
  • Longwarry
  • Nilma Darnum
  • Nyora
  • Poowong
  • Trafalgar
  • Yarragon
Website EDFL Website
2022 Season
Seniors PremiersNeerim-Neerim South
Reserves PremiersEllinbank
Under 18s PremiersNeerim-Neerim South
Under 16s PremiersLongwarry

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

Contents

There are 11 teams in the league fielding 2 senior football sides and 2 football junior sides (U/16 and U/18) and 3 senior netball sides and 3 junior netball sides.

History

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 2019 senior premiership was won by Longwarry Football Club over Ellinbank by 39 points. The grand final was played at Dowton Park Yarragon.

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.

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, all EDFL competitions were abandoned for season 2020. Season 2021 saw games resume but due to COVID-19 restrictions a finals series was not played and there were no premiers.

In 2021 the Trafalgar Football and Netball Club joined the EDFL taking the total teams to 11. 2021 will also see the junior age structure change to Under 16.5 and Under 18.5

In 2022 the Ellinbank & District Football League and Ellinbank & District Netball Association will merge to form the Ellinbank & District Football Netball League (EDFNL). [5] The junior age groups will revert to Under 16 and Under 18 in football.

The 2022 senior premiership was won by Neerim-Neerim South over Buln Buln by 1 point. This ended a 23-year premiership drought for Neerim and giving them their 8th EDFL premiership. The grand final was played at Dowton Park Yarragon and the game was broadcast locally on SEN Track.

Current clubs

ClubColoursMonikerHome venueFormedFirst yearPremiershipsPremiership Years
TotalMost recent
Buln Buln
BulnBulnDesign.svg
LyrebirdsBuln Buln Recreation Reserve19191949102014 (Eastern)1956, 1965, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1994, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2014 (Eastern)
Catani
Carlton AFL icon.svg
BluesCatani Recreation Reserve1976420171992, 2004, 2005, 2017
Ellinbank
Wesley Vale Football Club colours.jpg
EaglesEllinbank Recreation Reserve19371519951939, 1946, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1961, 1963, 1974, 1975, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1995
Lang Lang
Mirboo North FC.png
TigersLang Lang Community Recreation Precinct189520000
Longwarry
Longwarry Football Club colours.jpg
CrowsLongwarry Recreation Reserve1900s1993120192019
Neerim-Neerim South
Neerim neerim south fc.png
CatsNeerim South Recreation Reserve1954
(merger)
1954820221962, 1964, 1966, 1978, 1982, 1998, 1999, 2022
Nilma Darnum
Yallourn Yallourn North FC.png
BombersDarnum Recreation Reserve1947
(merger)
1947520091947 (Darnum FC), 1949, 1951, 1959 (Nilma Lillico FC), 2009 (Nilma Darnum FC)
Nyora
Korumburra fc icon.png
SaintsNyora Recreation Reserve1880s1967420181993, 2006, 2007, 2018
Poowong
Clunes Football Club colours.jpg
MagpiesPoowong Recreation Reserve1900s1967920031967, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1985, 1989, 1991, 2003
Trafalgar
Trafalgar FC.png
BloodsTrafalgar Recreation Reserve188820210
Yarragon
Port Adelaide Football Club colours.jpg
PanthersDowton Park Reserve, Yarragon189520190

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  2. "EDFL TO REVERT BACK TO A ONE TIER COMPETITION IN 2015". 20 October 2014. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
  3. "Yarragon accepts move to Ellinbank league | Latrobe Valley Express". Archived from the original on 28 September 2018.
  4. "Dusties launch into pre season". 20 November 2018. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  5. "Ellinbank and District Netball and Football Amalgamation Committee Meet - Ellinbank District Football League - GameDay".

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