|Sport||Australian rules football|
|No. of teams||11|
|Official website|| www|
|Highest Score||356 - Homers 56.20.356 (v Gerang-Kiata 1.0.6) - |
|Most goals in a game||25 goals Kevin Smith Homers v College - 1965 |
24 goals Rob Maynard Homers v Gerang Kiata -
|Most goals in a season||170 - Geoff Parish – Homers - 1992, Paul Morgan – Rupanyup - 1998|
|Most flags in a row||5 – Kalkee – 2008-2012|
|Most wins in a row||45 – Kalkee – 2008-2010|
|Most losses in a row||46 - 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.
Swifts were premiers in 2014 after defeating the previously undefeated Laharum in the grand final.
Lahurum defeated Kalkee in the 2015 grand final.
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.
|Jumper||Club||Nickname||Years in comp||HDFL Premierships||Premiership Years|
|Harrow Balmoral||Kangaroos||1997-||6||1999, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2018, 2019|
|Jeparit Rainbow||The Storm||2015-||-||-|
|Kalkee||Killers||1945–1948, 1954–1958, 1960-||15||1946, 1947, 1948, 1974, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1989, 2000, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012|
|Laharum||The mountain men||1936-||10||1938, 1958, 1959, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1987, 1995, 2013, 2015|
|Natimuk United||Rams||1971-2013 : 2014- (Merged with Horsham united to become Natimuk United)||1||1975|
|Rupanyup||Panthers||1981-||7||1985, 1986, 1990, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001|
|Stawell Swifts||14||0||4||0||1943||1035||187.73%||56||Semi||Stawell Swifts||12||14||86||Edenhope-Apsley||12||7||79|
|Southern Mallee Giants||16||0||0||0||2317||809||286.40%||64||Elimination||Harrow-Balmoral||11||11||77||Lahurum||11||8||74|
|Kalkee||11||0||5||0||2016||1031||195.54%||44||Semi||South Mallee Gaints||22||15||147||Jeparit-Rainbow||8||7||55|
|Harrow-Balmoral||10||0||6||0||1799||845||212.90%||40||Grand||South Mallee Gaints||11||14||80||Harrow-Balmoral||9||1||55|
|Southern Mallee Giants||16||0||0||0||2556||529||483.18%||64||Elimination||Stawell Swifts||7||14||56||Natimuk United||8||4||52|
|Stawell Swifts||13||0||3||0||1799||992||181.35%||52||Semi||Jeparit-Rainbow||10||11||71||Stawell Swifts||7||8||50|
|Jeparit-Rainbow||10||0||4||2||1514||955||158.53%||44||Semi||South Mallee Gaints||13||8||86||Harrow-Balmoral||7||15||57|
|Natimuk United||9||0||7||0||1450||1221||118.76%||36||Grand||South Mallee Gaints||11||7||73||Harrow-Balmoral||8||13||61|
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