Heathcote District Football League

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Heathcote District Football League
General Information
Founded1905;117 years ago
Sports Football (1905–present)
Affiliation AFL Victoria Country (2012–present)
No. of teams 9
Level on pyramid 2
Headquarters Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Most recent champion(s) North Bendigo (2019)
(3rd Premiership)
Most titles Mount Pleasant
(19 Premierships)
Related competitions MCDFL, LVFL, BFL
Formerly
1905–1954Heathcote District Football Association
1955–presentHeathcote District Football League
Official website
Football Heathcote District Football League
Records
Highest Score337 – Heathcote 52.25 (337)
1986; (v Tooborac 12.5 77) – 1986
Most goals in a game
Most goals in a season130 – Aaron JamesNorth Bendigo – 2009
Most wins in a row31 – Heathcote 2009–2011
Most losses in a row34 – Redesdale 1930–1932
Most flags in a row5 – Heathcote North 1955–1959
AFL Victoria league rank21 (2018) [1]

The Heathcote District Football League (HDFL) is an Australian rules football league based in the Heathcote region and major Bendigo area with clubs based in the regions of City of Greater Bendigo, Shire of Campaspe, and Shire of Gannawarra

Contents

History

The Heathcote District Football League became a league in 1955. Previous names for the competitions in the area were the Heathcote District Football Association (1905), McIvor District Football Association (1906) and again the Heathcote District Football Association (1907–1954).

In recent years the Heathcote & District Football League has become one of, if not the strongest of the minor leagues in Victoria. During the Victoria Country Championships (Interleague) the HDFL has accounted for major league side Central Murray Football League as well as established a higher ranking than the North Central Football League. The strength & depth of the league is all the more remarkable considering the size of the league, 9 teams

Over the past few years the HDFL has beaten the Geelong & District & Horsham & District Leagues but fell short to AFL Barwon league, Bellarine in 2016.

The HDFL has had many representatives playing for Victoria Country, including recent players Grant Weeks, Andy Grant, Hadleigh Sirett & Jye Keath.

Clubs

Location

Current clubs

ClubColoursMonikerRegionStadiumEst.First seasonHDFL
Premierships
Most
recent
Colbinabbin
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Grasshoppers Shire of Campaspe MJ Morgan Reserve, Colbinabbin19151935**122008;14 years ago
Elmore
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Bloods Greater Bendigo Elmore Recreation Reserve, Elmore1948194852007;15 years ago
Heathcote
St Kilda alternate icon 2.jpg
Saints Greater Bendigo Pigeon Park, Heathcote19671967*72010;12 years ago
Huntly
AFL Hawthorn Icon.jpg
Hawks Greater Bendigo Specialist Breeders Australia Oval, Huntly198619860
Leitchville Gunbower
EssendonDesign.svg
Bombers Shire of Gannawarra Leitchville Recreation Reserve, Leitchville2010201022018;4 years ago
Lockington Bamawm United
AFL Geelong Icon.jpg
Cats Shire of Campaspe Nichol Trading Oval, Lockington1917200142014;8 years ago
Mount Pleasant
Carlton AFL icon.svg
Blues Shire of Campaspe Toolleen Recreation Reserve, Toolleen18891935**192006;16 years ago
North Bendigo
AFL Footscray Icon.jpg
Bulldogs Greater Bendigo HIBO Hotel Oval, North Bendigo1945199632019;3 years ago
White Hills
WH Icon.jpg
Demons Greater Bendigo Tint-a-Car Oval, White Hills1984198411988;34 years ago
** denotes that the club was a founding member of the HDFL
* denotes that the club was a founding member of its former league.

Former clubs

ClubColoursMonikerRegionEst.First HDFL
season
Last HDFL
season
Premierships
Axedale Greater Bendigo 1921192819320
Broadford
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Kangaroos Shire of Mitchell 1890198520081
Costerfield Greater Bendigo 1900190519474
Goornong Greater Bendigo 194719510
Heathcote Greater Bendigo 190519211
Heathcote North
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Greater Bendigo 1922192219668
Heathcote Rovers
Collingwood icon.svg
Rovers Greater Bendigo 1927192719669
Knowsley Greater Bendigo 19241927, 19461
Redesdale Greater Bendigo 193019320
Rushworth
AFL Richmond Icon.jpg
Tigers Shire of Campaspe 1882196519983
Stanhope
Brisbane Bears design.jpg
Lions Shire of Campaspe 197619983
Tooborac
AFL Geelong Icon.jpg
Cats Shire of Mitchell 1905198610

List of Premierships

SeasonPremiersRunners-upScore
1912 Costerfield (1) Heathcote 9.9 (63) – 2.2 (14)
1913 Costerfield (2) Heathcote 6.11 (47) – 3.7 (25)
1914 Costerfield (3) Heathcote 2.10 (22) – 2.7 (19)
1915Suspended during World War I
1916
1917
1918 Heathcote (1) Costerfield 6.7 (43) – 3.7 (25)
1919 Costerfield (4) Heathcote 8.5 (53 – 4.5 (29)
1920 Costerfield (5) Heathcote 3.9 (27) – 3.5 (23)
1921 Heathcote (2) Tooborac 7.9 (51) – 5.9 (39)
1922 Heathcote North (1) Heathcote South 6.10 (46) – 3.13 (31)
1923 Costerfield (6) Heathcote South 6.10 (46) – 4.3 (27)
1924 Costerfield (7) Heathcote Ramblers 6.5 (41) – 2.6 (18)
1925 Heathcote Reds (1) Costerfield 9.6 (60) – 6.4 (40)
1926 Costerfield (8) Knowsley 7.15 (57) – 5.7 (37)
1927 Heathcote Rovers (1) Costerfield 7.9 (51) – 5.8 (38)
1928 Heathcote Rovers (2) Heathcote North 17.19 (121) – 10.11 (71)
1929 Heathcote Rovers (3) Tooborac 12.11 (83) – 12.5 (77)
1930 Heathcote Rovers (4) Heathcote North 10.10 (70) – 6.7 (43)
1931 Tooborac (1) Heathcote North 13.17 (95) – 10.14 (74)
1932 Tooborac (2) Heathcote Rovers 16.20 (116) – 12.14 (86)
1933 Tooborac (3) Heathcote North 6.5 (41) – 6.4 (40)
1934 Heathcote Dons (1) Costerfield 15.13 (103) – 6.10 (46)
1935 Tooborac (4) Heathcote North 6.17 (53) – 6.12 (48)
1936 Tooborac (5) Colbinabbin 17.14 (116) – 6.14 (50)
1937 Tooborac (6) Heathcote Rovers 12.12 (84) – 5.11 (41)
1938 Tooborac (7) Mount Pleasant 13.12 (90) – 10.11 (71)
1939 Colbinabbin (1) Mount Pleasant 13.16 (94) – 13.4 (82)
1940 Heathcote Rovers (5) Mount Pleasant 11.11 (77) – 9.10 (64)
1941Suspended during World War II
1942
1943
1944
1945 Heathcote Rovers (6) Heathcote North
1946 Knowsley (1) Heathcote North
1947 Heathcote Rovers (7) Heathcote North
1948 Heathcote Rovers (8) Heathcote North 10.16 (76) – 5.8 (38)
1949 Colbinabbin (2) Heathcote North 11.11 (77) – 10.10 (70)
1950 Colbinabbin (3) Tooborac 10.16 (76) – 6.12 (48)
1951 Heathcote Rovers (9) Tooborac 9.9 (63) – 9.8 (62)
1952 Heathcote North (2) Tooborac 12.10 (82) – 10.9 (69)
1953 Tooborac (8) Heathcote North 9.10 (64) – 4.18 (42)
1954 Elmore (1) Tooborac 15.9 (99) – 7.19 (61)
1955 Heathcote North (3) Elmore 12.11 (83) – 9.8 (62)
1956 Heathcote North (4) Mount Pleasant 16.7 (103) – 7.7 (49)
1957 Heathcote North (5) Heathcote Rovers 6.16 (52) – 3.4 (22)
1958 Heathcote North (6) Tooborac 15.9 (99) – 10.5 (65)
1959 Heathcote North (7) Tooborac 13.5 (83) – 9.13 (67)
1960 Elmore (2) Mount Pleasant 12.17 (89) – 9.12 (66)
1961 Tooborac (9) Heathcote North 14.12 (96) – 11.16 (82)
1962 Mount Pleasant (1) Heathcote Rovers 9.11 (65) – 6.7 (43)
1963 Elmore (3) Tooborac 9.16 (70) – 7.11 (53)
1964 Heathcote North (8) Elmore 9.11 (65) – 6.12 (48)
1965 Rushworth (1) Mount Pleasant 13.14 (92) – 8.4 (52)
1966 Mount Pleasant (2) Heathcote North 10.14 (74) – 9.8 (62)
1967 Mount Pleasant (3) Heathcote 14.10 (94) – 10.11 (71)
1968 Mount Pleasant (4) Rushworth 14.17 (101) – 12.17 (89)
1969 Rushworth (2) Elmore 12.9 (81) – 10.14 (74)
1970 Heathcote (1) Elmore 8.13 (61) – 9.6 (60)
1971 Mount Pleasant (5) Heathcote 18.14 (122) – 9.14 (68)
1972 Heathcote (2) Colbinabbin 17.15 (117) – 12.14 (86)
1973 Tooborac (10) Rushworth 21.21 (147) – 8.7 (55)
1974 Tooborac (11) Colbinabbin 19.26 (140) – 14.15 (99)
1975 Colbinabbin (4) Rushworth 12.15 (87) – 10.13 (73)
1976 Stanhope (1) Colbinabbin 14.13 (97) – 12.13 (85)
1977 Rushworth (3) Colbinabbin 18.2 (110) – 14.17 (101)
1978 Colbinabbin (5) Stanhope 20.12 (132) – 17.15 (117)
1979 Mount Pleasant (6) Colbinabbin 17.10 (112) – 15.17 (107)
1980 Mount Pleasant (7) Elmore 17.13 (115) – 11.18 (84)
1981 Mount Pleasant (8) Colbinabbin 15.18 (108) – 15.10 (100)
1982 Heathcote (3) Mount Pleasant 20.15 (135) – 10.16 (76)
1983 Mount Pleasant (9) Stanhope 8.14 (62) – 6.8 (44)
1984 Mount Pleasant (10) Elmore 21.23 (149) – 12.9 (81)
1985 Elmore (4) Heathcote 14.17 (101) – 10.10 (70)
1986 Stanhope (2) Broadford 22.8 (140) – 6.8 (44)
1987 Stanhope (3) White Hills 23.20 (158) – 13.7 (85)
1988 White Hills (1) Stanhope 12.14 (86) – 9.10 (64)
1989 Heathcote (4) Stanhope 24.15 (159) – 9.7 (61)
1990 Mount Pleasant (11) Heathcote 15.18 (108) – 12.12 (84)
1991 Colbinabbin (6) Heathcote 15.11 (101) – 11.9 (75)
1992 Heathcote (5) Mount Pleasant 16.8 (104) – 9.12 (64)
1993 Mount Pleasant (12) Heathcote 15.10 (100) – 11.14 (80)
1994 Mount Pleasant (13) Heathcote 13.13 (91) – 12.11 (83)
1995 Mount Pleasant (14) Heathcote 11.16 (82) – 10.17 (77)
1996 Broadford (1) Mount Pleasant 7.8 (50) – 6.9 (45)
1997 Mount Pleasant (15) Elmore 13.8 (86) – 11.12 (78)
1998 Colbinabbin (7) North Bendigo 11.19 (85) – 4.3 (27)
1999 Colbinabbin (8) Mount Pleasant 7.8 (50) – 4.6 (30)
2000 Mount Pleasant (16) Colbinabbin 18.10 (118) – 7.12 (54)
2001 Mount Pleasant (17) Broadford 10.8 (68) – 6.8 (44)
2002 Colbinabbin (9) Lockington Bawawm United 15.10 (100) – 11.9 (75)
2003 Colbinabbin (10) Broadford 20.13 (133) – 16.16 (102)
2004 Colbinabbin (11) White Hills 6.14 (50) – 2.9 (21)
2005 Mount Pleasant (18) White Hills 16.14 (110) – 12.15 (87)
2006 Mount Pleasant (19) Elmore 19.13 (127) – 13.12 (90)
2007 Elmore (5) Colbinabbin 26.29 (185) – 12.14 (86)
2008 Colbinabbin (12) Heathcote 16.9 (105) – 12.11 (83)
2009 Heathcote (6) Colbinabbin 15.17 (107) – 15.13 (103)
2010 Heathcote (7) Lockington Bamawm United 8.8 (56) – 5.9 (39)
2011 Lockington Bamawm United (1) Heathcote 15.9 (99) – 14.9 (93)
2012 Lockington Bamawm United (2) North Bendigo 21.14 (140) – 7.4 (46)
2013 Lockington Bamawm United (3) Huntly 15.13 (103) – 6.9 (45)
2014 Lockington Bamawm United (4) North Bendigo 13.9 (87) – 11.10 (76)
2015 North Bendigo (1) Leitchville Gunbower 10.13 (73) – 8.15 (63)
2016 North Bendigo (2) Leitchville Gunbower 14.18 (102) – 13.4 (82)
2017 Leitchville Gunbower (1) North Bendigo 15.18 (108) – 12.10 (82)
2018 Leitchville Gunbower (2) North Bendigo 14.10 (94) – 12.13 (85)
2019 North Bendigo (3) Colbinabbin 10.10 (70) – 4.10 (34)
2020Season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic in Victoria [2]
2021Season abandoned due to COVID-19 pandemic in Victoria [3] [lower-alpha 1]

Recent seasons

The 2021 season ladder prior to abandonment of season: [6]

2021 season

Ladder

2021 ladder (cancelled) [lower-alpha 2]
Pos.TeamPWLDPFPA%Pts
1
AFL Geelong Icon.jpg Lockington Bamawm United 1612041569463338.8856
2
Leowglfl.PNG Colbinabbin 169341204652184.6644
3
AFL Footscray Icon.jpg North Bendigo 169341113807137.9244
4
WH Icon.jpg White Hills 169431245975127.6942
5
Carlton AFLW icon.png Mount Pleasant 167541169983118.9236
6
AFL Hawthorn Icon.jpg Huntly 1658391694596.9326
7
SwanReachDesign.png Elmore 16394747139953.4020
8
St Kilda alternate icon 2.jpg Heathcote 162113799141156.6314
9
EssendonDesign.svg Leitchville Gunbower 160133543167032.516

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References

Notes

  1. The season was abandoned prior to the first match of the finals series, with alterations throughout the season. The minor premiers were Lockington Bamawm United, whom had won all twelve matches played. [4] [5]
  2. All of the postponed matches were logged as draws; teams highlighted had qualified for the finals series before the subsequent cancellation.

Citations

  1. "AFL Victoria Community Championships Rankings". AFL Victoria . 16 May 2017.
  2. D'Anello, Luke (22 May 2020). "Local footy: Heathcote District Football Netball League cancels season". The Herald Sun .
  3. Huntly, Josh (9 September 2021). "Final siren sounds on HDFNL season". The Riverine Herald.
  4. Payne, Aydin (31 May 2021). "GVL, HDFNL make changes to fixture amid COVID lockdown". Deniliquin Pastoral Times .
  5. Saultry, Meg (20 August 2021). "UPDATE: HDFNL round cancelled due to Shepparton Covid-19 outbreak". The Riverine Herald .
  6. "Ladder for 2021 Seniors HDFNL".