Millewa Football League

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Millewa Football League
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Sport Australian rules football
Founded1925;97 years ago (1925)
CountryFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
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The Millewa Football League is an Australian rules football league with teams based in north-western Victoria and south-western New South Wales, Australia.


The clubs are mostly based within the same area as the clubs in the Sunraysia Football League, but generally represent smaller towns and communities. Clubs only field one senior football team and up to five netball teams.


The Millewa Football Association was reformed in 1925. At this time it had teams representing Lock 9, Lake Cullulleraine and Werrimull, and a team called "the Kangaroos". [1] Lake Cullulleraine were the premiers that year. [2] A fortnight after the grand final, a combined association team played the Mildura Football Club in a charity match. [3]

In 1932, the now Millewa Football League contained teams from Bambill, Karawinna, Meringur, Merinee, Pirlta and Werrimull. [4]

Due to World War II, the league went into recess between 1942 and 1945. Media coverage of this league was non-existent between 1940 and 1960. Regular scores did not start appearing in the press until the mid-1970s. [5] Meringur went into recess prior to the 2012 season due to lack of players attributed to the population decline in the district, however returned in 2013. Euston merged with Robinvale of the Sunraysia Football League before the beginning of the 2015 to play in that competition.



JumperClubNicknameYears in compMFL PremiershipsPremiership Years
Bambill Saints1927-281935, 1938, 1939, 1949, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1976, 1980, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2022
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Cardross Lions1962-31962, 1963, 1972
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Gol Gol (formerly Alcheringa)Hawks1980-111982, 1983, 1984, 1991, 1992, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010
Meringur Football Club colours.jpg
Meringur Kangaroos1926-36, 1949-2011, 2013- (2012 in recess)91950, 1952, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1964
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Nangiloc Demons1975-81978, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2017, 2018
Montmorency Football Club.jpg
Werrimull Magpies1926-191926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1947, 1948, 1951, 1954, 1955, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1981, 2003, 2012, 2013

Past Clubs

General statistics

General Information
Highest Score305 - Bambill 48.17.305 (v Werrimull 5.0.30) - 1996
Most premierships27 – Bambill
Most goals in a game
Most goals in a season149 - Rex Handy (Coomealla) - 1986
Most flags in a row6 – Meringur – 1956-1961
Most wins in a row50 - Nangiloc - 1993-96
Most losses in a row26 - Cardross - 2001-2003

Leading Goal Kickers

YearPlayerH&A goalsFinals goalsTotal Goals
1976Ian Hobbs (Bambill) / Denis Coburn (Nangiloc)60 / 605 / 565 / 65
1977Les Hazel (Nangiloc)751085
1978John Sheahan(Werrimull)10615121
1981Owen Evans (Werrimull)73578
1982Don Cooke (Meringur)10011111
1983Rex Handy (Coomealla)1070107
1984Geoff Lucas (Alcheringa)1180118
1985Ron Jackson (Bambill)1399148
1986Rex Handy (Coomealla)12029149
1988Jerry Vuik (Bambill)79281
1989Jerry Vuik (Bambill)89392
1990Glenn Mitchell (Werrimull)41
1991Frank Oldfield (Alcheringa)1230123
1992Frank Oldfield (Alcheringa)1080108
1993Grenville Dietrich (KK)1187125
1994Grenville Dietrich (KK)1230123
1995Grenville Dietrich (KK)1050105
1996Grenville Dietrich (KK)1123115
1997Brett Robertson (Bambill)55055
1998Daryl Fisher (Cardross)73073
1999David McDonnell (Gol Gol)51051
2000Brett Haase (Euston)1035108
2001Matt Leeder (Werrimull)1051106
2002Mark Fitzgerald (Mer)81081
2003Shane Ruyg (Werrimul)831194
2004Bradley Brooks (GG)9016106
2005Bradley Brooks (GG)85287
2006Mark Duscher (Werrimull)76076
2007David Hall (Bambill)71778
2008Mahino Paola(Euston)71071
2009Kaleb Sherwell (Gol Gol)81788
2010Brett Haase (Bambill)92092
2011Jason Bell (Gol Gol)8319102
2012Robert Lindsey (Gol Gol)11716133
2013Luke Stanbrook (Bambill)69978
2014Isaiah Johnson (Werrimull)79584
2015Luke Stanbrook (Bambill)67673
2016Luke Hubble (Bambill)68068
2017David Keens (Nangiloc)67471
2018David Hall (Bambill)57259

Recent Grand Finals


  1. League in recess due to COVID-19 pandemic.

2015 Ladder

Bambill 1403021741065204.13%561st SemiWerrimull15898Gol Gol101575
Nangolic 1304018781232152.44%522nd SemiBambill141599Nangiloc141094
Gol Gol 1007014021355103.47%40PreliminaryWerrimull1418102Nangiloc11672
Werrimull 7010013321199111.09%28GrandBambill1614110Werrimull81361

2016 Ladder

Bambill 150002448631387.96%601st SemiNangiloc14690Werrimull8250
Gol Gol 120301738879197.72%482nd SemiGol Gol131391Bambill131290
Nangolic 70801284138592.71%28PreliminaryBambill121486Nangiloc71254
Werrimull 60901065145573.20%24GrandBambill11975Gol Gol6945

2017 Ladder

Gol Gol 130201834828221.50%521st SemiMeringur1511101Werrimull7850
Nangolic 120301718918187.15%482nd SemiGol Gol131088Nangiloc5636
Meringur 708012281162105.68%28PreliminaryNangiloc1912126Meringur12577
Werrimull 608113241190111.26%26GrandNangiloc91064Gol Gol71355

2018 Ladder

Nangiloc120301479880168.07%481st SemiMeringur6642Bambill196120
Werrimull1005013271183112.17%402nd SemiNanigloc101070Werrimull72365
Gol Gol301111143131486.99%14

2019 Ladder

Nangolic 150001686715235.80%601st SemiCardross61147Meringur5636
Bambill 120301452974149.08%482nd SemiBambill1613109Nangiloc9862
Cardross 60901092120390.77%24PreliminaryNangiloc2014134Cardross81159
Meringur 60901059121187.45%24GrandBambill101373Nangiloc101070
Gol Gol20130744141852.47%8

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