Woodend/Hesket Football Club

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Full nameWoodend/Hesket Football Club
Club details
Colours  Gold and   Brown
Competition Riddell District Football League
Premierships1978, 1983, 2002, 2007
Ground(s)Gilbert Gordon Oval Victoria
Other information
Official websitewww.woodendhawks.com.au

The Woodend/Hesket Football Club, known as the Hawks, is an Australian Rules Football club playing in the Riddell District Football League. [1]


The club is located 65 km north west of Melbourne in the township of Woodend.

The Club first played as Woodend-Hesket in 1978 following the merger between Woodend FC and Hesket FC. The Senior Club plays home games at the Gilbert Gordon oval.

The club's main feeder team is the Woodend Junior Football Club (Woodend Hawks - www.woodendhawks.com.au) who were established 1973 and play their home games at the Woodend Racecourse.


Hesket Football Club

Formed in 1873 the Hesket club participated in the local competitions including the Riddell Football League from 1920. The colours were red and white. In 1971 the club went into recess after the season only to reform in 1975 in the RDFL 2nd Division. The club merged with Woodend in 1978.


  • 1910, 1921, 1925, 1926, 1960

Woodend Football Club

Formed in 1880 the Woodend club participated in the local competitions including the Riddell Football League from 1920. From 1925 Woodend played against local Castlemaine sides until returning to the Riddell DFL in 1953. The colours were navy blue. After finishing last in 1977 the club merged with Hesket in 1978.


  • 1889, 1893, 1895, 1896, 1900, 1904, 1914, 1930, 1931, 1937, 1954, 1964



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  1. Full Points Footy, Riddell District Football League , retrieved 15 April 2009


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