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Warragul Football Club

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Nicknames  Gulls
Date founded  1879
Last Club Premiership  2006: Under 16
President  Chris Blackwood

League  Gippsland Football League
Home ground  Western Park Warragul (Tarwin St)
Anthem  "We Are The Mighty Gulls"
Titles  4 (1974, 19761984, 2003) Senior Premierships
Finishing Positions (LVFL, GLFL, WGLFL, WGFL, GFL)  Runners Up: 5 Times 3rd: 6 4th: 14 5th: 2
Colours  Away games: Teal, White, Red & Black; Home games: Black and Red V, original jumper
Head coach  Steven Kidd (2015-2016* Senior coach); Scott Mcintosh (reserve coach)

Warragul football club


Warragul Football Club is an Australian rules football club currently in the Gippsland Football League (GFL), fielding Senior, Reserve, Under 18 and Under 16 football teams, as well as A, B, C Grade and Under 17, Under 15 and Under 13 netball teams.

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History

The Club was formed in 1879 by William Paul and its first games were played against other local football clubs including Drouin, Buln Buln, Morwell, Traralgon and Berwick.

Warragul's guernsey was originally black with a red V, until 2000 when the guernsey was changed to the current colours of teal, white, red and black.
The 'Gulls' have had a proud history especially through the successful years of the early 1920s, 1970s and 1980s.

Lean seasons in 1998 and 1999 in the Gippsland/Latrobe FL, saw the club transfer to the West Gippsland FL, with the thought of providing a better chance of retaining players. The Victorian Country Football League provided this clearance for the Gulls to the WGFL, where they played from 2000-2004. However, the merging of the GLFL and WGFL saw Warragul resume its battles with former foes from 2005.

Since 2005, the club has been a part of the Gippsland FL, competing against clubs such as Bairnsdale, Drouin, Garfield (until their transfer to the EDFL), Moe, Morwell, Traralgon, Maffra, Sale, Wonthaggi and Leongatha.

In 2010 and 2011, Warragul finished bottom of the ladder, winning only one game in each respective season. The club is currently building a young base of players to build on into the future, many of whom had success with the club in both the Under 16 and 18's previously.

Reserves, Under 18 & Under 16

Grand Final Appearances

  • 2012 Under 18 Grand Final Grand Final | at Morwell WARRAGUL 8.6.54
    def by BAIRNSDALE 8.12.60
  • 2009 Under 18 Grand Final Grand Final | at Morwell WARRAGUL 8.11.59
    def by
    MAFFRA 12.6.78
  • 2008 Under 18 Grand Final Grand Final | at Traralgon WARRAGUL 4.4 28
    def by TRARALGON 7.7 49
  • 2006 Under 16 Grand Final Grand Final | at Traralgon WARRAGUL 9.13 67
    def TRARALGON 5.12 42
  • Leagues

  • 1902-1908 West Gippsland FA
  • 1909-1915 Central Gippsland FL
  • 1916-1918 World War I (No Football Played)
  • 1919-1921 Central & West Gippsland FA
  • 1922-1940, 1946-1953 Central Gippsland FL
  • 1954-1994 La Trobe Valley FL
  • 1995-1999 Gippsland-La Trobe FL
  • 2000-2004 West Gippsland Latrobe FL (Western Division)
  • 2005-2009 West Gippsland Latrobe Football League (Premier Division)
  • 2010–Present Gippsland Football League
  • Gulls Premierships

    SENIORS:

  • 1974, 1976, 1984, 2003
  • RESERVES:

  • 1974, 1984, 1996
  • THIRDS:

  • 1979, 1981, 1982, 1985, 2004
  • FOURTHS:

  • 2003, 2004, 2006
  • Club Life Members

    Life Members who have contributed greatly to support the success of the Warragul Football/Netball Club

    Maurice Reeves, Robert Ballingall, Alan Walkinshaw, Bruce Nicholl, Robert Vaughan, Anthony Nott, Hugh Bingham, Claire Henshall, William Best, Tom Malady, Kevin Mills, John Heenan, Neville McDonough, Colin McKenzie, Dorothy Carland, Michael Waters, Audrey Ray, Michael Vick, Alan Glen, Bryan Fitzpatrick, Ray Waters, Ray Cropley, Ray Costelloe, Gary Olsson, Graeme Gahan, Rod Pollock, Betty Nott, Julie Pollock, Jim Johnson, Neil Stapleton, Kevin Collis, John Shiels, Noel Gleeson, Ann Nott, Tony Flack.

    VFL/AFL Players

    The following list notes current and former VFL/AFL players that have played with the Warragul Football Club

  • Horrie Farmer (St Kilda)
  • Noel Price (Fitzroy)
  • Bert Taylor (Fitzroy)
  • Alan Fields (Fitzroy)
  • Pat Twomey (Collingwood)
  • Harry Weidner (Richmond)
  • Geoff Williams (Geelong)
  • Alan Noonan (Essendon)
  • Barry Round (Footscray, Sydney)
  • Gary Ayres (Hawthorn)
  • Ashley Green (Essendon, Brisbane)
  • Robert Murphy (Western Bulldogs)
  • Michael Ross (Essendon)
  • References

    Warragul Football Club Wikipedia


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