Essendon District Football League

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Essendon District Football League
Sport Australian rules football
Founded1930;93 years ago (1930)
Inaugural season1930
CEO Ian Kyte
PresidentBernie Shinners
Country Australia
Most recent
champion(s)
Strathmore (2022)
Most titles Essendon Doutta Stars (20)
Sponsor(s) Strathmore Community Bank
Official website essendondfl.com.au

The Essendon District Football League (EDFL) is a professional Australian rules football league competition based in Essendon, Victoria, consisting of teams based in the north-west suburbs of Melbourne. Founded in 1930, the men's competition consists of three leagues: Premier Division, Division 1 and Division 2, with 10 clubs in the Premier Division and Division 1 nine in Division 2.

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Promotion and relegation between these divisions occurs, with the lowest-placed clubs in the Premier Division and Division 1 being relegated at the end of each season. Clubs which win the Division 1 and Division 2 premierships are automatically promoted. [1] Each men's team also fields a reserves side and an under-19 side that play a fixture mirroring that of the senior side.

Since 2017, the League has also run a competition for women's Australian rules football. In its inaugural year, this was a joint competition featuring teams from the EDFL as well as the Western Region Football League (WRFL). [2] In 2018, 13 teams competed in a single division season, expanding to 19 teams and two divisions in 2019.

Clubs

Current

Premier Division
ClubColoursMonikerHome venueEst.SeasonsPremiershipsFormer league(s)
FirstTotalTotalMost recent
Aberfeldie
Aberfeldie Football Club Jumper.jpg
BluesClifton Park, Aberfeldie 194819487582018
Airport West
Airport West Football Club colours.jpg
EaglesHansen Reserve, Airport West 196119626172022
Avondale Heights
Avondale Heights Football Club.jpg
HeightsCanning Street Reserve, Avondale Heights 196519675552004^
East Keilor
East Keilor Football Club colours.jpg
CougarsOverland Reserve, East Keilor 196719715272021^
Essendon Doutta Stars
Essendon Doutta Stars Football Club colours.jpg
StarsNipper Jordan Oval, Essendon 1946194677202015^
Greenvale
Greenvale Football Club Jumper.jpg
JetsGreenvale Reserve, Greenvale 199019962752013
Keilor
Keilor Football Club.jpg
BluesKeilor Recreation Reserve, Keilor 1877193287122019KBFL
Maribyrnong Park
Maribyrnong Park Football Club colours.jpg
LionsMaribyrnong Park, Moonee Ponds 198019804442010
Pascoe Vale
Pascoe Vale Football Club.jpg
PanthersRaeburn Reserve, Pascoe Vale 191819527132011^ VFL SD
Strathmore
Strathmore Football Club Jumper.jpg
MoresLebanon Reserve, Strathmore 195419576692022
Division 1
ClubColoursMonikerHome venueEst.SeasonsPremiershipsFormer league(s)
FirstTotalTotalMost recent
Craigieburn
Craigieburn Football Club colours.jpg
EaglesD.S. Aitken Reserve, Craigieburn 197020012232019^ RDFNL
Deer Park
Deer Park Football Club.jpg
LionsJohn McLeod Reserve, Deer Park 1925202310__ WRFL
Glenroy
Glenroy Football Club Jumper.jpg
WallabiesSewell Reserve, Glenroy 1946194677142017^
Hillside
Hillside Football Club.jpg
SharksHillside Reserve, Hillside 199920051812013+
Moonee Valley
Moonee Valley Football Club Tile.jpg
ValleyOrmond Park, Moonee Ponds 193319338672021+
Roxburgh Park
Roxburgh Park Football Club colours.jpg
MagpiesLakeside Reserve, Roxburgh Park 200220051812018+
Rupertswood
Rupertswood Football Club colours.jpg
SharksSalesian College, Sunbury 1999202130 VAFA, RDFNL
St Albans
Tullamarine Football Club.jpg
SaintsKings Park Reserve, Kings Park 1947202310__WRFL
Keilor Park
Keilor Park Football Club colours.jpg
DevilsKeilor Park Recreational Reserve, Keilor Park 1974198636232022^
Tullamarine
Tullamarine Football Club.jpg
DemonsLeo Dineen Reserve, Tullamarine 197419744982003
West Coburg
West Coburg Football Club.jpg
Burgers Coburg City Oval, Coburg 1927195469152014 VFA SD
Westmeadows
Westmeadows Football Club.jpg
TigersWillowbrook Reserve, Westmeadows 197019774611984
Division 2
ClubColoursMonikerHome venueEst.SeasonsPremiershipsFormer league(s)
FirstTotalTotalMost recent
Burnside Heights
Burnside Heights Football Club colours.jpg
BearsBurnside Heights Recreation Reserve,
Burnside Heights
20122014100
Coburg Districts
Coburg Districts Football Club colours.jpg
LionsCole Reserve, Pascoe Vale 195119811810NMFL, WRFL
East Sunbury
East Sunbury Football Club colours.jpg
ThunderJohn McMahon Reserve, Sunbury 19992013930 RDFNL
Hadfield
Hadfield Football Club colours.jpg
HawksMartin Reserve, Hadfield 196119715242015
Jacana
Jacana Football Club colours.jpg
JaguarsJacana Reserve, Jacana 196120012212017 RDFNL
Northern Saints
Northern Saints Football Club.jpg
SaintsCharles Mutton Reserve, Fawkner 200720081512013^
Oak Park
Oak Park Football Club colours.jpg
KangaroosJ.P. Fawkner Reserve, Oak Park 195719606342009^
Sunbury Kangaroos
Sunbury Kangaroos Football Club colours.jpg
KangaroosEric Boardman Reserve, Sunbury 19872019412019+ RDFNL
Taylors Lakes
Taylors Lakes Football Club colours.jpg
LionsLionheart Reserve, Taylors Lakes 198919933012010
Notes
^ denotes that the club's most recent senior premiership was in Division 1 or the B Grade.
+ denotes that the club's most recent senior premiership was in Division 2 or the C Grade.
1 Coburg Districts first entered the competition in 1981, before departing after the conclusion of the 1987 EDFL season. The club re-entered the competition from the 2013 EDFL season onwards.
2 Keilor Park did not field a side in the 2018 EDFL season.
3 East Sunbury did not field a side in the 2022 EDFL season.
Locations of 2022 EDFL Men's senior clubs. Red pogs represent teams in the Premier Division, orange pogs represent teams in Division 1, and yellow pogs represent teams in Division 2.

Former


ClubColoursMonikerEst.Former
league
EDFL senior seasonsFate
FirstLastTotal
Ascot Vale Presbyterians  ?1973Merged with Essendon Baptist-St John's at conclusion of 1973 season to form Essendon-Tullamarine.
Brunswick City19481948198637Folded at the end of 1986 season
Essendon Baptist-St John's 19511973Merged with Ascot Vale Presbyterians at conclusion of 1973 season to form Essendon-Tullamarine.
Moonee Imperials Imperials19461946197934Merged with Riverside Stars at conclusion of 1979 season to form Maribyrnong Park.
Riverside Stars Stars19461946197934Merged with Moonee Imperials at conclusion of 1979 season to form Maribyrnong Park.
Old Essendon Grammarians Bombers1968196819691Transferred to FDFL at conclusion of 1982 season. Currently competes in VAFA.
VAFA 1972198211
Ascot Vale19301930198754Transferred to FDFL at conclusion of 1987 season. Folded in 1997.
WoodlandBlack and White Stripes [3] 193019344Unknown. They 'played at the Holmes Road reserve, which was located in the parkland at the end of Holmes Road in Moonee Ponds' [4]
La MascotteRoyal Blue with Gold Panel and

a Royal Blue LMS monogram [5]

193819414Club played until EDFL suspended competition due to WW2 in 1942. They did not reform when the EDFL resumed in 1946.
Fawkner District193719415Club played until EDFL suspended competition due to WW2 in 1942. They did not reform when the EDFL resumed in 1946.
North Coburg1Saints19471978200728Merged with Fawkner Park at conclusion of 2007 season to form Northern Saints.
denotes that the club did not participate between 1942 and 1945 due to World War II.

Notes:1 North Coburg competed as St Olivers between 1978 and 1989.

Premiers

YearPremier DivisionDivision 1Division 2
2022StrathmoreAirport WestKeilor Park
2021Strathmore [6] East Keilor [7] Moonee Valley [8]
2020CancelledCancelledCancelled
2019KeilorCraigieburnSunbury Kangaroos
2018AberfeldieAirport WestRoxburgh Park
2017AberfeldieGlenroyJacana
2016KeilorCraigieburnEast Keilor
2015AberfeldieEssendon Doutta StarsHadfield
2014StrathmoreWest CoburgEast Keilor
2013GreenvaleNorthern SaintsHillside
2012GreenvaleAirport WestEast Keilor
YearA GradeB Grade
2011StrathmorePascoe Vale
2010Maribyrnong ParkTaylors Lakes
2009Maribyrnong ParkOak Park
2008KeilorGlenroy
2007GreenvaleMaribyrnong Park
2006StrathmoreWest Coburg
2005StrathmoreCraigieburn
2004GreenvaleAvondale Heights
2003Oak ParkTullamarine
2002Oak ParkGreenvale
2001KeilorKeilor Park
2000KeilorWest Coburg
1999Doutta StarsMoonee Valley
1998StrathmoreDoutta Stars
1997KeilorGlenroy
1996KeilorWest Coburg
1995KeilorAberfeldie
1994East KeilorMoonee Valley
1993Airport WestTullamarine
1992Airport WestEast Keilor
1991Doutta StarsWest Coburg
1990Doutta StarsKeilor Park
1989StrathmoreHadfield
1988KeilorPascoe Vale
1987Avondale HeightsWest Coburg
1986GlenroyMoonee Valley
1985KeilorAirport West
1984StrathmoreWestmeadows
1983GlenroyOak Park
YearA GradeB GradeC Grade
1982GlenroyAberfeldieGladstone Park
1981StrathmoreTullamarineEssendon Youth Centre
1980Doutta StarsGlenroyBrunswick City
1979Essendon TullamarineHadfieldMoonee Ponds
1978Essendon TullamarineEast KeilorBrunswick City
1977Essendon TullamarineAscot ValeWest Coburg
1976Essendon TullamarineAvondale Heights Old Essendon Grammarians
1975Essendon TullamarineMoonee ValleyEssendon Youth Centre
1974AberfeldieGlenroyBrunswick Presbyterians
1973KeilorStrathmoreTullamarine Ascot Presbyterians
1972Doutta StarsAscot ValeRiverside Stars
1971West CoburgStrathmoreHadfield
1970West CoburgBroadmeadowsMoonee Valley
1969Doutta StarsAscot ValeSt. Davids
1968West CoburgKeilorBatman
1967West CoburgStrathmoreRiverside Stars
1966GlenroyWest CoburgAscot Youth Centre
1965West CoburgEssendon High School Ex-StudentsEssendon Baptist St Johns
1964Doutta StarsAscot Vale PresbyteriansPascoe Vale
1963Doutta StarsWest Coburg SeniorsGlenroy
1962Doutta StarsBroadmeadowsMoonee Imperials
1961Doutta StarsNorth Essendon MethodistsDoutta Stars
1960Moonee ImperialsEssendon High School Ex-Students
1959Doutta StarsAberfeldie
1958Essendon Baptist St John'sWest Coburg Juniors
1957Doutta StarsNorth Essendon Methodists
1956Brunswick CityEssendon Baptist St John's
1955Moonee ImperialsLincoln Stars
1954Doutta StarsBrunswick
1953Doutta StarsAberfeldie
1952Moonee ValleySt Davids
1951Doutta StarsGlenroy
1950Doutta StarsLincoln Tigers
1949Doutta StarsGlenroy
1948Doutta Stars
1947Ascot Vale United
1946Ascot Vale United
1945No Competition - WW2
1944No Competition - WW2
1943No Competition - WW2
1942No Competition - WW2
1941La Mascotte
1940Ascot Vale
1939La Mascotte
1938Ascot Vale
1937Ascot Vale
1936Ascot Vale
1935Ascot Vale
1934Woodland
1933Ascot Vale
1932Woodland
1931Woodland
1930St John's

EDFL Women's

History

EDFL Women's
Upcoming season or competition:
Sports current event.svg2023
Sport Women's Australian rules football
Founded2016;7 years ago (2016)
Inaugural season2018
No. of teams22
Most titles Aberfeldie, Keilor, Pascoe Vale (1)

In partnership with the Western Region Football League (WRFL), in 2016 the two leagues established the Western Region & Essendon District Women's Football League, an eleven-team open-age competition for women. Five EDFL clubs fielded teams in the competition – Craigieburn, Glenroy, Keilor, Pascoe Vale and Roxburgh Park – with Keilor prevailing against WRFL side Manor Lakes in the grand final. [9]

In 2018, the EDFL established its own Women's competition, consisting of 13 teams. Of those 13 teams, two came from outside of the League – the Ballarat Football League-side Sunbury Lions; and Sunbury Kangaroos, at the time competing in the Riddell District Football League. Glenroy, despite competing in the 2017 joint competition, did not field a side, while Avondale Heights and Taylors Lakes fielded a joint team under the Avondale Heights–Taylors Lakes moniker.

In 2019, the competition expanded to 19 teams and was split into two divisions – a 10-club Premier Division and a nine-club Division 1. Aberfeldie became the first team to field two sides, one in each division.

Clubs

ClubColoursMonikerHome venueEst.Former
league
EDFL senior seasonsEDFL senior premierships
FirstTotalTotalMost recent
Premier Division
Aberfeldie
Aberfeldie Football Club Jumper.jpg
AbersClifton Park, Aberfeldie 20182018512019
Burnside Heights
Burnside Heights Football Club colours.jpg
BearsBurnside Heights Recreation Reserve, Burnside Heights 2018201850
Craigieburn
Craigieburn Football Club colours.jpg
EaglesD.S. Aitken Reserve, Craigieburn 2017WREDWFL201850
Hillside
Hillside Football Club.jpg
SharksHillside Reserve, Hillside 2018201850
Keilor
Keilor Football Club.jpg
BluesKeilor Recreation Reserve, Keilor 2017WREDWFL2018512022
Pascoe Vale
Pascoe Vale Football Club.jpg
PanthersRaeburn Reserve, Pascoe Vale 2017WREDWFL2018512018
Maribyrnong Park
Maribyrnong Park Football Club colours.jpg
LionsMaribyrnong Park, Moonee Ponds 2019201940
Westmeadows
Westmeadows Football Club.jpg
TigersWillowbrook Reserve, Westmeadows 2018201850
Division 1
Essendon Doutta Stars
Essendon Doutta Stars Football Club colours.jpg
DouttasNipper Jordan Oval, Essendon 20192019112019
Gisborne
Western Bulldogs AFLW icon.png
BulldogsGardiner Reserve, Gisborne 2021__202120
Greenvale
Greenvale Football Club Jumper.jpg
JetsGreenvale Reserve, Greenvale 2019201940
Moonee Valley Reserves
Moonee Valley Football Club Tile.jpg
ValleyOrmond Park, Moonee Ponds 2021202120
Strathmore
Strathmore Football Club Jumper.jpg
MoresLebanon Reserve, Strathmore 20182018512022
Sunbury Kangaroos
Sunbury Kangaroos Football Club colours.jpg
KangaroosEric Boardman Reserve, Sunbury 2018201850
Sunbury Lions
Sunbury Football Club colours.jpg
LionsClarke Oval, Sunbury 2017WREDWFL201850
Division 2
Airport West
Airport West Football Club colours.jpg
EaglesHansen Reserve, Airport West 2021__202120__
Coburg Districts
Coburg Districts Football Club colours.jpg
LionsCole Reserve, Pascoe Vale 2019201940
Maribyrnong Park Reserves
Maribyrnong Park Football Club colours.jpg
LionsMaribyrnong Park, Moonee Ponds 2021__202120
Oak Park Reserves
Oak Park Football Club colours.jpg
KangaroosJ.P. Fawkner Reserve, Oak Park 2022202210
Sunbury Kangaroos Reserves
Sunbury Kangaroos Football Club colours.jpg
KangaroosEric Boardman Reserve, Sunbury 2022202210
Tullamarine
Tullamarine Football Club.jpg
DemonsLeo Dineen Reserve, Tullamarine 20192019412022
Westmeadows Reserves
Westmeadows Football Club.jpg
TigersWillowbrook Reserve, Westmeadows 2021202120
denotes that the club's most recent senior premiership was in Division 1.

Notes:1 Avondale Heights competed as Avondale Heights-Taylors Lakes in 2018.

Juniors matches

The juniors consist of: Under 8s, Under 10s, Under 14s, Under 16s and Under 18.5s. There are also youth girls teams in the junior divisions. There are eight junior divisions at this level and each team listed in the senior section has at least one junior team in divisions 1, 2 or 3 for each age group, however many clubs have more in divisions 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.

Junior Only Clubs

ClubColoursMonikerHome venueEst.Former
league
EDFL senior seasons
FirstTotal
Ascot Vale
Ascot Vale JFC colours.jpg
PanthersWalter Street Reserve, Ascot Vale 201720177
Coburg
Calivil United Football Club colours.jpg
LionsJackson Reserve, Coburg North __
Hume Bombers
Hume Bombers JFC colours.jpg
BombersKalkallo Reserve, Kalkallo 2018__20176
St Francis
St Francis JFC colours.jpg
SaintsOak Park Reserve, Oak Park 2015__20179

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