The Yorke Peninsula Football League (YPFL) is an Australian rules football competition based in the Yorke Peninsula region of South Australia, Australia. It is an affiliated member of the South Australian National Football League. The league was known as the Yorke Valley Football League until 1996, having previously absorbed the Yorke Peninsula Football Association in 1961, and the Southern Yorke Peninsula Football League in 1994.
At the moment there are several different services covering the YPFL, the main ones being the Yorke Peninsula Country Times (Newspaper) and the YPFL Report which is a site which offers a magazine every wekk about the YPFL and a podcast every week about the YPFL.
The current Yorke Peninsula Football League developed over a number of years and involved the gradual amalgamation of the Yorke Valley Football Association, Yorke Peninsula Football Association, and Southern Yorke Peninsula Football League.
The Yorke Peninsula Football Association was formed in 1888.
The founding clubs were:Cross Roads
Moonta Young Turks
Wallaroo Young Turks (renamed from Kadina).
The final year of the Yorke Peninsula Football Association was in 1960 when the competing clubs were:Kadina,
These clubs then joined the Yorke Valley Football Association in 1961.
The Southern Yorke Peninsula Football League was formed in 1908 with 5 founding clubs, and after World War 2 the league remained largely structurally unchanged until it was absorber in 1993. The following 7 clubs remained for much of the competition's duration:
In 1919 the Southern Yorke Peninsula Football Association and the Central Yorke Peninsula Football Association merged to form the Central And Southern Yorke Peninsula Association. This League went into recess during World War II and in 1945 the Southern Yorke Peninsula Football Association was reformed. The Southern Yorke Peninsula Football Association was renamed as the Southern Yorke Peninsula Football League in 1957.
At the end of the 1993 season, after years of diminishing player numbers, the six remaining clubs were amalgamated into two new clubs - Curramulka, Minlaton and Stansbury as the CMS Crows, and Yorketown, Edithburgh and Western United as the Southern Eagles - and the two resulting clubs joined the YVFL for the 1994 season.
The Yorke Valley Football Association was formed in 1930.
The Yorke Valley Football Association disbanded in 1936, but was reformed in 1945. In 1961 the Association absorbed the clubs from the Yorke Peninsula Football Association (see above). The Association changed its name to Yorke Valley Football League in 1963. In 1994 the Yorke Valley Football League absorbed the Southern Yorke Peninsula (see above). At that time the participating clubs were:Ardrossan
CMS (a new club, resulting from the merger of Curramulka, Minlaton and Stansbury)
Southern Eagles (a new club, resulting from the merger of Edithburgh, Western United and Yorketown)
In 1996, the YVFL changed its name to the current title.
At the end of the 1996 season the Central Yorke Football Club was formed from a merger between Arthurton and Maitland.