Katandra Football Club

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Katandra
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Full nameKatandra Football Netball Club
Nickname(s)Kats
Club details
Founded1911;110 years ago (1911)
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Competition Murray FNL
Premierships17 (1950, 1951, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1966, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1983, 1984, 1990, 1992, 1998, 2003, 2004)
Ground(s)Katandra West Recreation Reserve
Uniforms
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The Katandra Football Club, nicknamed the Kats, is an Australian rules football and netball club based in the small Victorian town of Katandra West. The club teams currently compete in the Murray FNL.

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History

After much talk in the district for many years the Katandra Football club was founded in 1911. [1] Their first opponents were Rockville and Pine Grove.

Reforming after World War I in the 1922 the club played in a small local association centered around Dookie. The small completion lasted until the height of the depression before taking a break for a few years. In 1936 the reformed to play in a competition with the small towns around Shepparton until the outbreak of World War II.

Despite the blemish of 2012, the club has experienced success over the past decade. Winning premierships in all grades of football and many grades of netball. The most recent Senior premiership was in 2004. The A Grade netball team won their first premiership in 2009 and were able to follow this by being Runners Up in 2011 and winning the 2012 pennant. The Senior team recently completed a remarkable feat of completing 8 seasons with no worse finish than being Preliminary Finalists. This 8 season streak included 2 Premierships, 3 Runners Up and 3 Preliminary Finals losses. Unfortunately, the proud club has not competed in finals since 2010 and received its first wooden spoon in 2012 after finishing last in the eight team PDFL-South East competition.

Past players to play AFL include Footscray ruckman Les Bartlett, Melbourne tough man Rod Grinter and Carlton best and fairest winner, David Teague.

The club changed leagues following an administration disagreement between the AFL Goulburn-Valley and the Picola & District Football League. [2] The club wanted to remain under the AFL umbrella for player development and insurance so they joined the Murray Football League.

Football competitions timeline

Katandra FC have played in the following football competitions.

Football Premierships

Seniors

Football – Runners up

Seniors

The club was runner-up in the –

Picola & District Football League

Tungamah Football League

Benalla Tungamah Football League

Central Goulburn Valley Football League

Goulburn Valley Football League

Wooden Spoons

Football League: Best & Fairest winners

Seniors

AFL players

These Katandra players made their VFL / AFL debut in the following years –

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References

  1. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/232372011?searchTerm=Katandra%20football%20club &searchLimits=l-decade=191|||l-year=1911
  2. https://www.bordermail.com.au/story/5268339/picola-league-strikes-back-in-afl-admin-takeover-stoush/
  3. "1936 - Goulburn Valley 2nds 18 FA - AGM". Shepparton Advertiser. 31 March 1936. p. 11. Retrieved 23 July 2020 via Trove Newspapers.
  4. "1940 - Goulburn Valley FL: Best & Fairest". Shepparton Advertiser. 19 August 1940. p. 5. Retrieved 17 July 2020 via Trove Newspapers.