South West District Football League

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The South West District Football League is an Australian rules football league based in South-western Victoria, with clubs located in the vicinity of Hamilton, Heywood and Portland. The league is a minor country league, with teams drawn from smaller localities within part of the area of the major Western Border Football League.

Contents

South West District Football League
General Information
Founded1970
Records
Highest Score330 – Western 49.36.330 (v Bessiebelle 1.2.8) – 1987
Most goals in a game21 – Greg Lipscombe – Westerns (v Sandford) – 1984
Most goals in a season168 – Shane Dempsey – Balmoral – 1989
Most wins in a row27 – Tyrendarra 2003-2004
Most losses in a row40 – Macarthur – 1991-1994
Most flags in a row4 – Westerns 1996-1999, Coleraine 2007-2010

History

1969 as three leagues come together

Portland DFLWinsByesLossesDrawsForAgainst%Pts
Tyrendarra 160201828993184.09%64
Winnap 1305013381254106.70%52
Branxholme 1007113261244106.59%42
Heathmere 908115541303119.26%38
Dartmoor909013801275108.24%36
Merino-Digby601111537163494.06%26
Wallacedale401401130173465.17%16
Westerns30141965162159.53%14

FINALS

FinalTeamGBPtsTeamGBPts
1st SemiBranxholme1712114Heathmere10969
2nd SemiTyrendarra131391Winnap81159
PreliminaryWinnap11975Branxholme9963
GrandTyrendarra81260Winnap4428
Port Fairy FLWinsByesLossesDrawsForAgainst%Pts
Penshurst 120211664706235.69%50
Macarthur 120301457842173.04%48
Hawkesdale 90601113909122.44%36
Yambuk 707111971081110.73%30
Bessiebelle401101131118295.69%16
Port Fairy00150491233321.05%0

FINALS

FinalTeamGBPtsTeamGBPts
1st SemiYambuk15595Hawkesdale7749
2nd SemiPenshurst1511101Macarthur12375
PreliminaryMacarthur1715117Yambuk165101
GrandPenshurst101373Macarthur61248


Glenelg FLWinsByesLossesDrawsForAgainst%Pts
Cavendish 173102580737350.07%68
Sandford 1434018311084168.91%56
Pigeon Ponds 1335016961090155.60%52
Harrow 1038013851066129.92%40
Wando Vale531301177159473.84%20
Bahgallah33150946221142.79%12
Dergholm13170571240423.75%4

FINALS

FinalTeamGBPtsTeamGBPts
1st SemiPigeon Ponds7951Harrow2820
2nd SemiCavendish141599Sandford5636
PreliminaryPigeon Ponds11874Sandford10464
GrandCavendish1515105Pigeon Ponds8856

The league was formed in 1970 under the name Portland Port Fairy Football League, as the result of a merger of the Portland and District Football League and the Port Fairy Football League. The Glenelg FL had decided to disband and the continuing clubs needed a competition to play in.

Of the 14 founding clubs, eight came from the Portland and District Football League, three from the Port Fairy Football League and three from the Glenelg Football League.

The league was renamed the South West District Football League in 1983.

Clubs

Current

Six of the current 8 teams were present in the league on formation in 1970 (Branxholme and Wallacedale as separate teams). Coleraine joined from the Western Border Football League in 1995, and Heywood commenced in 2012.

JumperClubNicknameYears in compSWDFL PremiershipsPremiership Years
AFL St Kilda Icon.jpg
Branxholme-WallacedaleSaints1983-
1
1983
Cavendish Football Club colours.jpg
CavendishBloods1970-
5
1973, 1974, 1992, 1993, 2002
Murrumbeena football club colors.jpg
ColeraineMaroons1995-
7
1996, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013
AFL GWS Icon.jpg
DartmoorGiants1970-
6
1979, 1980, 1982, 2011, 2014, 2017
Surrey Park Football Club.jpg
HeathmereMagpies1970-
3
1989, 1990, 2002
Heywood Football Club.jpg
HeywoodLions2012-
4
2012, 2015, 2018, 2019
Tyrendarra Football Club colours.jpg
TyrendarraDarras1970-
9
1971, 1972, 1975, 1986, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2016
Sunbury Kangaroos Football Club colours.jpg
WesternsRoos1970-
8
1984, 1985, 1987, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000

Former clubs

Timeline

South West District Football League

Premierships

Leading Goal Kickers

YearPlayerH&A goalsFinals goalsTotal Goals
1970Kevin Malseed (Macarthur)1069115
1971Kevin Malseed (Macarthur)12018138
1972Kevin Malseed (Macarthur)13711148
1973Garry Johnston (Bessiebelle)801999
1974Graham Edwards (Winnap)80282
1975Kevin Saunders (Western)74579
1976Garry McDonald (Tyrendarra)64872
1977Linton Smith (Tyrendarra)75075
1978Darryl Rose (Wallacedale)83487
1979P Atkinson (Branxholme)76682
1980Ray Albert (Dartmoor)810110
1981Ray Albert (Dartmoor)76076
1982Greg Lipscombe (Dartmoor)0113113
1983Ray Albert (Dartmoor)0129129
1984Paul Hunter (Balmoral)1292131
1985Wes Smith (Heathmere)1475152
1986C Jorgenson(Heathmere)85186
1987Tim Walkenhorst(BW)8515100
1988Shane Dempsey(Balmoral)1070107
1989Shane Dempsey(Balmoral)14523168
1990Luke Hampshire (Tyrendarra)1300130
1991Robert Harman (B/W)84084
1992B Finck (Heathmere)72072
1993Jeff Gill ( Sandford)98098
1994Robert Harman (B/W)87087
1995Troy Wilson (Tyrendarra)68068
1996D Wiley (Heathmere)61566
1997Pat Farrant (B/W)71172
1998Pat Farrant (B/W)84084
1999Craig Rhook (B/W)551368
2000Jeremy Duncan (Western)9222114
2001Craig Rhook (Dartmoor)67269
2002D Sandeman(Western)71576
2003Kym Eagleson (Sandford)983101
2004Nathan Bennett (Tyrendarra)1096115
2005Danny Pridham (Dartmoor)1181119
2006Glen Fry (Coleraine)1350135
2007Kym Eagleson (Sandford)12210132
2008Kym Eagleson (Sandford)73073
2009Mick Wilson (Heathmere)85085
2010Jason McCrae (Dartmoor)1020102
2011Jason McCrae (Dartmoor)10513118
2012Timothy Annett (Westerns)68977
2013Mick Wilson (Heywood)1103113
2014Jason McCrae (Dartmoor)1000100
2015Mick Wilson (Heywood)76177
2016Jason McCrae (Dartmoor)66369

Historical ladders

1970 (foundation season)

ClubWinsLossesDrawsPts
Macarthur180072
Cavendish162064
Yambuk143158
Tyrendarra144056
Dartmoor108040
Westerns99036
Winnap99036
Bessiebelle711028
Wallacedale711028
Pigeon Ponds612024
Heathmere512122
Branxholme513020
Sandford513020
Merino-Digby01800

2004 Ladder

South West DFLWinsByesLossesDrawsForAgainst%PtsFinalTeamGBPtsTeamGBPts
Tyrendarra 170102429805301.74%68EliminationDartmoor1811119Cavendish2214146
Heathmere 1503020051293155.07%60QualifyingHeathmere1816124Coleraine121284
Coleraine 1206017831218146.39%481st SemiColeraine187115Cavendish8654
Dartmoor 909019471806107.81%362nd SemiTyrendarra2612168Heathmere1611107
Cavendish 90901403167783.66%36PreliminaryHeathmere1518108Coleraine101070
Westerns601201369196269.78%24GrandTyrendarra81260Heathmere71254
Sandford201601232219956.03%8
Branxholme-Wallacedale201601059226746.71%8

2005 Ladder

South West DFLWinsByesLossesDrawsForAgainst%PtsFinalTeamGBPtsTeamGBPts
Coleraine 1701026381021258.37%68EliminationCavendish1811119Sandford111076
Tyrendarra 1502125921110233.51%62QualifyingHeathmere121789Tyrendarra111278
Heathmere 1106119211529125.64%461st SemiTyrendarra3114200Cavendish5636
Cavendish 801001713187791.26%322nd SemiColeraine2117143Heathmere101171
Sandford 8010019621907102.88%32PreliminaryTyrendarra2614170Heathmere121082
Dartmoor7011022701952116.29%28GrandColeraine101272Tyrendarra4630
Westerns401401366269050.78%16
Branxholme-Wallacedale10170864324026.67%4

2006 Ladder

South West DFLWinsByesLossesDrawsForAgainst%PtsFinalTeamGBPtsTeamGBPts
Coleraine 1701029171126259.06%68EliminationBranxholme-Wallacedale1616112Sandford121082
Tyrendarra 1602025211317191.42%64QualifyingTyrendarra21628Westerns131290
Westerns 110701799192293.60%441st SemiWesterns121486Branxholme-Wallacedale1510100
Branxholme-Wallacedale 1008020851882110.79%402nd SemiColeraine207127Tyrendarra14993
Sandford 90901957208793.77%36PreliminaryTyrendarra2912186Branxholme-Wallacedale1511101
Dartmoor401401661249566.57%16GrandTyrendarra141094Coleraine7446
Cavendish401401381233159.24%16
Heathmere101701281244252.46%4

2007 Ladder

South West DFLWinsByesLossesDrawsForAgainst%PtsFinalTeamGBPtsTeamGBPts
Tyrendarra 1602022121350163.85%64EliminationWesterns1611107Heathmere2116142
Sandford 1305022481431157.09%52QualifyingSandford269165Coleraine14993
Coleraine 1107021691544140.48%441st SemiColeraine2322160Heathmere1416100
Westerns 100801580167994.10%402nd SemiTyrendarra122294Sandford11672
Heathmere 909022161717129.06%36PreliminaryColeraine2111137Sandford11874
Branxholme-Wallacedale909018691661112.52%36GrandColeraine101272Tyrendarra101171
Cavendish301501465200473.10%12
Dartmoor101701033340630.33%4

2008 Ladder

South West DFLWinsByesLossesDrawsForAgainst%PtsFinalTeamGBPtsTeamGBPts
Tyrendarra 1602016601091152.15%64EliminationDartmoor12779Sandford9761
Heathmere 1206017351253138.47%48QualifyingColeraine179111Heathmere12779
Coleraine 1206017051396122.13%481st SemiDartmoor15898Heathmere111682
Sandford 1008014571453100.28%402nd SemiColeraine121284Tyrendarra3523
Dartmoor 801001543162694.90%32PreliminaryTyrendarra2219151Dartmoor6440
Westerns801001397156889.09%32GrandColeraine91266Tyrendarra51141
Cavendish301501322170677.49%12
Branxholme-Wallacedale301501074180059.67%12

2009 Ladder

South West DFLWinsByesLossesDrawsForAgainst%PtsFinalTeamGBPtsTeamGBPts
Westerns 1404019671169168.26%56EliminationCavendish121284Tyrendarra7648
Coleraine 1206016501125146.67%48QualifyingColeraine15999Heathmere15595
Heathmere 1206018451291142.91%481st SemiCavendish91468Heathmere71961
Tyrendarra 1107016591098151.09%442nd SemiColeraine51545Westerns4731
Cavendish 1107015051212124.17%44PreliminaryWesterns1811119Cavendish81058
Dartmoor8010018571412131.52%32GrandColeraine111379Westerns4832
Sandford401401153191460.24%16
Branxholme-Wallacedale00180724313923.06%0

2010 Ladder

South West DFLWinsByesLossesDrawsForAgainst%PtsFinalTeamGBPtsTeamGBPts
Coleraine 160112245891251.96%66EliminationCavendish141397Dartmoor121587
Tyrendarra 1305018031009178.69%52QualifyingWesterns189117Tyrendarra141094
Westerns 1204218911291146.48%521st SemiTyrendarra1812120Cavendish12274
Dartmoor 1206018591331139.67%482nd SemiColeraine1912126Westerns3624
Cavendish 701011433150195.47%30PreliminaryWesterns8553Tyrendarra7850
Heathmere601111417174581.20%26GrandColeraine111379Westerns91064
Sandford301411192194061.44%14
Branxholme-Wallacedale00180736286825.66%0

2011 Ladder

South West DFLWinsByesLossesDrawsForAgainst%PtsFinalTeamGBPtsTeamGBPts
Dartmoor 1403122751089208.91%58EliminationWesterns188116Heathmere174106
Tyrendarra 1404019101051181.73%56QualifyingTyrendarra101373Coleraine7850
Coleraine 1305016471250131.76%521st SemiColeraine15898Westerns10969
Heathmere 1107017841468121.53%442nd SemiTyrendarra1514104Dartmoor91165
Westerns 1007117431401124.41%42PreliminaryDartmoor91569Coleraine9761
Branxholme-Wallacedale601201278189867.33%24GrandDartmoor91266Tyrendarra41034
Sandford201601146251445.58%8
Cavendish101701095220749.61%4

2012 Ladder

South West DFLWinsByesLossesDrawsForAgainst%PtsFinalTeamGBPtsTeamGBPts
Westerns 152102019857235.59%60EliminationDartmoor1911125Coleraine61046
Heywood 142202061867237.72%56QualifyingHeywood121486Tyrendarra10363
Tyrendarra 1026016041065150.61%401st SemiTyrendarra11975Dartmoor9963
Dartmoor 927016531185139.49%362nd SemiHeywood141195Westerns111278
Coleraine 82801304991131.58%32PreliminaryWesterns1710112Tyrendarra11773
Cavendish828014451322109.30%32GrandHeywood189117Westerns111177
Heathmere521101247139289.58%20
Sandford321301111182360.94%12
Branxholme-Wallacedale0216027132138.43%0

2013 Ladder

South West DFLWinsByesLossesDrawsForAgainst%PtsFinalTeamGBPtsTeamGBPts
Heywood 162002207751293.87%64EliminationWesterns101575Tyrendarra6541
Coleraine 132301715863198.73%52QualifyingColeraine1812120Dartmoor6137
Dartmoor 1125015201231123.48%441st SemiDartmoor141296Westerns81765
Tyrendarra 1125013731198114.61%442nd SemiHeywood81462Coleraine71153
Westerns 6210012991187109.44%24PreliminaryColeraine141296Dartmoor111278
Sandford621001214148581.75%24GrandColeraine15696Heywood91064
Cavendish621001139158272.00%24
Heathmere22140828174547.45%8
Branxholme-Wallacedale12150672192534.91%4

2014 Ladder

South West DFLWinsByesLossesDrawsForAgainst%PtsFinalTeamGBPtsTeamGBPts
Dartmoor 180002606665391.88%72EliminationTyrendarra81058Westerns51242
Heywood 150301885858219.70%60QualifyingHeywood121284Coleraine3422
Coleraine 1206015891205131.87%481st SemiColeraine1511101Tyrendarra10666
Westerns 90811364155287.89%382nd SemiDartmoor188116Heywood111278
Tyrendarra 90901235134092.16%36PreliminaryHeywood121082Coleraine9256
Cavendish501211189143882.68%22GrandDartmoor121385Heywood10969
Branxholme-Wallacedale30150979183953.24%12
Heathmere00180540249021.69%0

2015 Ladder

South West DFLWinsByesLossesDrawsForAgainst%PtsFinalTeamGBPtsTeamGBPts
Heywood 150102228579384.80%60EliminationCavendish101373Westerns11369
Coleraine 140201701746228.02%56QualifyingColeraine91367Tyrendarra8957
Tyrendarra 120401669926180.24%481st SemiColeraine1911125Cavendish9862
Westerns 907013671084126.11%362nd SemiHeywood111581Coleraine3927
Cavendish 808014631035141.35%32PreliminaryTyrendarra9963Coleraine9761
Dartmoor401201106178362.03%16GrandHeywood81765Tyrendarra51242
Heathmere20140608224927.03%8
Branxholme-Wallacedale00160559229924.31%0

2016 Ladder

South West DFLWinsByesLossesDrawsForAgainst%PtsFinalTeamGBPtsTeamGBPts
Tyrendarra 160001964732268.31%64EliminationCavendish71254Heywood61046
Coleraine 110501409992142.04%44QualifyingColeraine131088Dartmoor14286
Dartmoor 1105015141101137.51%441st SemiCavendish11773Dartmoor10969
Cavendish 907013011077120.80%362nd SemiTyrendarra81058Coleraine61046
Heywood 70901210129193.73%28PreliminaryColeraine91266Cavendish7850
Branxholme-Wallacedale501101096140877.84%20GrandTyrendarra81159Coleraine7951
Westerns50110979153663.74%20
Heathmere00160870220639.44%0

2017 Ladder

South West DFLWinsByesLossesDrawsForAgainst%PtsFinalTeamGBPtsTeamGBPts
Heywood 160002240678330.38%64EliminationHeathmere11672Branxholme-Wallacedale91771
Dartmoor 1204015431185130.21%48QualifyingWesterns71456Dartmoor71052
Westerns 808012741205105.73%321st SemiDartmoor3012192Heathmere8654
Branxholme-Wallacedale 80801037131878.68%322nd SemiHeywood2216148Westerns1511
Heathmere 70901198151679.02%28PreliminaryDartmoor131290Westerns6440
Tyrendarra7090979131874.28%28GrandDartmoor121385Heywood111379
Cavendish401201126144078.19%16
Coleraine201401006174357.72%8

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