Defunct footy clubs in Melbourne

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  1. MortlockWatcher

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    Dec 18, 2013
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    Fitzroy Stars is separate to Brunswick - Stars played in MNFL (and WSFL as well?) and were around for years before that even
     

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  2. MortlockWatcher

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    Brooklyn went to SFL in mid 2000s before folding (ex Wembley Park????)

    Correct.
     
  3. pazza

    pazza Hall of Famer

    Essendon
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  4. mrmeatman

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  5. mrmeatman

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    Collingwood
    Aug 30, 2016
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    Hi. Do the records have the team lists? I played for Sandringham Sacred Heart back in the 80's and would really love a copy of the SSH lists if possible. Good memories....
     
  6. MortlockWatcher

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    No they didn't. They might have done it for Grand Finals though.
     
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  7. mrmeatman

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    Yeah, possibly. Can't seem to find much info at all, except a grand final on YouTube in 84. Will keep hunting.
    Thanks.
     
  8. Christopher31

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    Feb 5, 2014
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    I played juniors at Holy Child 1977-79 in the Northern Metropolitan Football League. We wore blue jumpers with a yellow monogram, home ground was one of the ovals at Gibb Reserve. Gone the way of a few other clubs from around that area - Dallas Blues, Coolaroo Rovers, I think Upfield had a side too?
     
  9. Stevi_Tigers

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    played in the 90's but yeah at gibbs reserve. when i was there it was geelong jumpers
     
  10. MortlockWatcher

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    Holy Child was Rod 'Curly' Austin's old stomping ground.
     
  11. Frustrated Tiger

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    Newlands Colts, old Melbourne jumpers, ground at the back of the Coburg Athletics track was it not?
     

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  12. Frustrated Tiger

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    Nth Melb / Kensington home ground at the bottom of the commission flats....enough said...dog of a side.
     
  13. Snake_Baker

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    Had their own dedicated bong room and certain supporters used to pull roscoes on opposition fans when things got willing.
     
  14. Snake_Baker

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    #64 Snake_Baker, Jun 2, 2017
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    I know of two clubs that aren't on your excellent list.

    Essendon Baptists-St Johns : The club played out at Fairbairn Park, won the 1956 EDFL A grade flag and was home to Essendon greats such as Ron Evans, Ted Fordham, Ken Fraser and Don McKenzie. The club combined with the Ascot Vale Presbyterians to form the powerful Essendon - Tullamarine footy club which won a record 5 EDFL flags on the trot between 1975 to 1979. The club dropped the "Essendon" from their name in 1981.

    West Essendon Youth Club (WEYC) Played on the top ground above Doutta Stars at Buckley Park. Was a founding member of the EDFL but struggled as a club only winning one C grade flag in the late 70's. Best known as the club where Gary Foulds originated.
     
  15. Frustrated Tiger

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    Yeah got cleaned up once in the centre square....was certainly glad when they got the arse....
     
  16. Dogs till i die

    Dogs till i die All Australian

    Western Bulldogs
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    Bulldogs / Willy / Palace
    Dec 30, 2003
    676
    Melbourne western region
    Watching my older brother play in the old Metropolitan Protestant Churches Football League in the mid 70s, I recall a side called Jolimont who wore Collingwood jumpers and whose players were all deaf and dumb. Southport were another side in that Comp wearing South Melbourne jumpers and playing in Commercial Road

    Williamstown Methodists evolved into Williamstown United and later Hobsons Bay before folding in the 90s.
    Sandridge played in the lower divisions of the WRFL in the mid 90s before folding. Think they evolved out of the Port Colts Club 18 side from the VAFA.
    The Essendon High Old Boys moved from the EDFL to the old FDFL and became North Essendon before folding around 1990.
    Newport YCW moved to the WSFL, became Newport East, wearing black with a white monogram and playing at Digman Reserve before folding shortly after the WSFL and FDFL merged to later became the WRFL.

    Many clubs now hanging by a thread too, thankfully the game is still growing.
     
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