Horsham & District Football League

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Horsham & District Football League
Sport Australian rules football
Founded1935;87 years ago (1935)
No. of teams11
Country Australia
Most recent
  • Seniors: Rupanyup (2022l
  • Reserves: Noradjuha/Quantong (2022)
Official website www.horshamdfl.sportingpulse.net
Highest Score356 - Homers 56.20.356 (v Gerang-Kiata 1.0.6) -


Most goals in a game25 goals Kevin Smith Homers v College - 1965

24 goals Rob Maynard Homers v Gerang Kiata -


Most goals in a season170 - Geoff Parish – Homers - 1992, Paul Morgan – Rupanyup - 1998
Most flags in a row5 – Kalkee – 2008-2012
Most wins in a row45 – Kalkee – 2008-2010
Most losses in a row46 - Natimuk – 1999-2002

The Horsham & District Football League is an amateur Australian rules football league based in the Wimmera area of Western Victoria.



The league in its present form was created in 1946. Prior to World War 2 a number of local leagues existed around Horsham, shrinking to one in 1934. The clubs that played in the previous incarnation in 1934 were Green Park (which won the premiership), CYMS, Quantong, Adelphians, Church of England, Longerenong and Pimpinio Seconds. The clubs that played in 1946 were Kalkee (which won the premiership), Horsham Homers, Wonwondah, Jung, Wail, Laharum, RSL, Longerenong College, Taylors Lake and YCW.

In 1982 the league expanded after the West Wimmera Football League disbanded and five clubs joined: Goroke, Noradjuha, Douglas-Harrow-Miga Lake, Gerang - Kiata, and Netherby-Lorquon. This brought the total to sixteen clubs. Since then all of these West Wimmera clubs have gone into recess, and Imperials-Wonwondah moved to the Wimmera Football League in 1983.

In 2000, after the folding of the Ararat District Football Association, Stawell Swifts and Great Western joined the competition.

Edenhope-Apsley joined from the Kowree Naracoorte Tatiara Football League in 2007. Natimuk and Horsham Diggers (Wimmera Football League) voted on a merger for 2014 season and beyond under the banner of Natimuk United Football Netball Club. The club wore the Natimuk jumper for home games and Horsham Diggers jumper for away games. They kept scheduling a match on Anzac Day. [1] [2]

Swifts were premiers in 2014 after defeating the previously undefeated Laharum in the grand final. [3]

Lahurum defeated Kalkee in the 2015 grand final. [3]

Jeparit-Rainbow transferred from the Mallee Football League for the 2015 season. This caused the Mallee League to fold at the end of the 2015 season.

Consequently Hopetoun and Beulah merged to form the Southern Mallee Giants and transferred to the Horsham & District League in 2016. They dominated the competition for two seasons without losing a game before transferring to the Wimmera Football League.



JumperClubNicknameYears in compHDFL PremiershipsPremiership Years
Edenhope ApsleySaints2007---
Harrow BalmoralKangaroos1997-61999, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2018, 2019
Jeparit RainbowThe Storm2015---
West Perth Falcons Jumper.svg
KalkeeKillers1945–1948, 1954–1958, 1960-151946, 1947, 1948, 1974, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1989, 2000, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
LaharumThe mountain men1936-101938, 1958, 1959, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1987, 1995, 2013, 2015
Natimuk UnitedRams1971-2013 : 2014- (Merged with Horsham united to become Natimuk United)11975
West Adelaide Bloods Jumper.svg
Noradjuha-QuantongBombers1997- (merger)--
Glenelg Tigers Jumper.svg
PimpinioTigers1968-22005, 2006
RupanyupPanthers1981-71985, 1986, 1990, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001
SwiftsBaggies2000-22003, 2014
Waratah Warriors Jumper.svg
Taylors LakeLakers1946-11952

Past Clubs


2014 Ladder

Horsham DFLWinsByesLossesDrawsForAgainst%PtsFinalTeamGBPtsTeamGBPts
Lahurum 180002641716368.85%72EliminationEdenhope-Apsley10666Harrow-Balmoral72062
Kalkee 1404021291057201.42%56QualifyingKalkee111581Stawell Swifts8856
Stawell Swifts 1404019431035187.73%56SemiStawell Swifts121486Edenhope-Apsley12779
Harrow-Balmoral 1305017961207148.80%52 SemiLahurum1914128Kalkee9963
Edenhope-Apsley 1107017131154148.44%44PreliminaryStawell Swifts208128Kalkee101373
Noradjuha-Quantong601201437189875.71%24GrandStawell Swifts15595Lahurum10666
Natimuk United601201304173875.03%24
Taylors Lake501301411214565.78%20

2015 Ladder

Horsham DFLWinsByesLossesDrawsForAgainst%PtsFinalTeamGBPtsTeamGBPts
Lahurum 162002517588428.06%72EliminationTaylors Lake8755Jeparit-Rainbow51242
Kalkee 142202086878237.59%64QualifyingHarrow-Balmoral122092Kalkee11571
Harrow-Balmoral 112501614932173.18%52SemiKalkee1616112Taylors Lake141195
Taylors Lake 1026017801245142.97%48 SemiLahurum1716118Harrow-Balmoral4832
Jeparit-Rainbow 1026014831235120.08%48PreliminaryKalkee1810118Harrow-Balmoral6945
Stawell Swifts72901227184066.68%36GrandLahurum141498Kalkee7850
Natimuk United22140891162854.73%16

2016 Ladder

Horsham DFLWinsByesLossesDrawsForAgainst%PtsFinalTeamGBPtsTeamGBPts
Southern Mallee Giants 160002317809286.40%64EliminationHarrow-Balmoral111177Lahurum11874
Jeparit-Rainbow 140201987988201.11%56EliminationKalkee9559Edenhope-Apsley51242
Lahurum 120401677902185.92%48SemiHarrow-Balmoral121486Kalkee10868
Kalkee 1105020161031195.54%44 SemiSouth Mallee Gaints2215147Jeparit-Rainbow8755
Edenhope-Apsley 1105018151069169.78%44PreliminaryHarrow-Balmoral111379Jeparit-Rainbow41034
Harrow-Balmoral100601799845212.90%40GrandSouth Mallee Gaints111480Harrow-Balmoral9155
Taylors Lake709016871622104.01%28
Stawell Swifts501101174202258.06%20
Natimuk United20140794256530.96%8

2017 Ladder

Horsham DFLWinsByesLossesDrawsForAgainst%PtsFinalTeamGBPtsTeamGBPts
Southern Mallee Giants 160002556529483.18%64EliminationStawell Swifts71456Natimuk United8452
Harrow-Balmoral 140202653478555.02%56EliminationJeparit-Rainbow121587Lahuarum5535
Stawell Swifts 130301799992181.35%52SemiJeparit-Rainbow101171Stawell Swifts7850
Jeparit-Rainbow 100421514955158.53%44 SemiSouth Mallee Gaints13886Harrow-Balmoral71557
Lahurum 907014701133129.74%36PreliminaryHarrow-Balmoral2913187Jeparit-Rainbow5838
Natimuk United907014501221118.76%36GrandSouth Mallee Gaints11773Harrow-Balmoral81361
Taylors Lake10150554322117.20%4

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