Defunct footy clubs in Melbourne

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Les Malone

Norm Smith Medallist
Jul 28, 2019
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GWS
Looks like they were just called Collingwood.
The league also had teams such as Richmond, Carlton (Stars or Blues, or two separate teams?) and North Melbourne. Other teams from 1953 were Graham, Montague, West Footscray, AYC, Millers, Ivanhoe, Sunshine, Parkwood, Brooklyn, Angliss, Williamstown, Braybrook, and South Brunswick
Did VFL teams have Sunday Amateur affiliate clubs?
yes cheers for that, having a look at the photo now ..... it says Magpies football club, Sunday Amateur FL, winners of the Kenson Shield 1949, 50 AND 52 RUNNERS UP 1948

All the officials have what looks to be Collingwood blazers with the exact Collingwood magpie on the pocket.

looks to be some well known CFC names in the team or relations of ..... Utting, Dellamarta, Turner,
 

Les Malone

Norm Smith Medallist
Jul 28, 2019
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GWS
Just on the above post, i think Kenson (shield) were bookmakers, FWIU there was no horse racing on Sunday and the Sunday league was very popular with the punters, a story from my Grandfather who i got the photo from stated that one time Collingwood who were a fair way in front at half time against a team i cant remember but a 'local identity' from around the area came into the change rooms at half time and proceeded to open his coat to everyone showing a pistol, ...... surprise surprise ...... Collingwood lost.
 

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Dogs till i die

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Dec 30, 2003
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Western Bulldogs
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Bulldogs / Willy / Palace
It's a very long timeline ...
Melbourne District Association (1906-1915, 1919-24)
renamed ...
VFL Sub-District Association (1925-1949)
renamed ...
Metropolitan Football League (1950-1974)
renamed ...
Northern Metropolitan Football League (1975-1979)

timeline breaks - Fitzroy Stars (went to YCWNFA?), Batman became Coburg Districts in 1981 and went to the FDFL and now are in the EDFL, Princes Hill went to the VAFA, Jacana (YCW then EDFL?), Collingwood Districts (ESCFA), Merlynston folded soon after, East Brunswick went to the FDFL?, St. Andrews ? , Dallas Blues went to YCW, West Brunswick (VAFA?), Bellfield to ESCFA, Broadmeadows (YCW?), Preston Wanderers ? and RMIT ?

Panton Hill FL folded after 1987

Melbourne North Football League formed in 1989 (1989-1994)

Fitzroy Stars eventually to DVFL/NFL.
East Brunswick Did play in the FDFL from about 1987 to about 1992 before folding. Played at Fleming Park on Albert St. Played finals in Div 2 and were a good div 2 side, played in Collingwood jumpers.

Were very culturally 'diverse' and their home ground was very intimidating for visiting teams.

Umpired there several times and can't say I enjoyed those occasions.

There was also a Port Rovers and a Fitzroy team (Stars?) Who both played for several years in the old Western Suburbs FL around 1980 but a gun fired in a finals match at Chirnside Park brought about their demise.
 

Mobbs

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East Brunswick Did play in the FDFL from about 1987 to about 1992 before folding. Played at Fleming Park on Albert St. Played finals in Div 2 and were a good div 2 side, played in Collingwood jumpers.

Were very culturally 'diverse' and their home ground was very intimidating for visiting teams.

Umpired there several times and can't say I enjoyed those occasions.

There was also a Port Rovers and a Fitzroy team (Stars?) Who both played for several years in the old Western Suburbs FL around 1980 but a gun fired in a finals match at Chirnside Park brought about their demise.
"Fitzroy Rovers", my records suggest, in 1982. They lost a grand a grand final to Werribee Centrals that year by exactly 100 points.
 

Cummo

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Essendon
Interested in getting a list of defunct footy clubs in Melbourne and maybe a bit of info e.g League they were in colours, nickname, home ground, maybe why they disbanded if there are any intersting reaons.
Saint Pius Football Club (also known as West Heidelberg YCW)
Colours: Black with green yoke and narrow gold and white vee
Home Ground: Ford Park, Ivanhoe
YCW Football League (YCWFL) 1965–1978, Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA) 1979–1982
Notable Players: Peter McKenna (Collingwood, Carlton), Shane Bond (Collingwood, North Melb)
They disbanded because they became insolvent.
 

Mobbs

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Fitzroy FC
Anyone with info on the 4 teams that merged to become the Werribee Tigers. They were Werribee South, Irish National Foresters, Services and Metro Farm. I've only found Metro Farm Herefords who played in a Red guernsey with a White V.
Apart from some details of appearances and premierships in the Werribee league, the only extra data I learnt was that INF were based at Chirnside Park. However for all I know, maybe they all played out of the same ground.
I only ever got confirmation that INF, Metro Farm and Services contributed to the Werribee VFA team - and not Werribee South. But it does make sense that Werribee South were also part of this, as they ceased at the same time.
 

fumbler

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"Fitzroy Rovers", my records suggest, in 1982. They lost a grand a grand final to Werribee Centrals that year by exactly 100 points.
They were called Rover as at the time they didn't have one home ground, i believe they trained at the top end of Edinburgh Gardens near where the tram went through to Alfred Cres. They utilised Atherton Gardens before it became a soccer ground, Merri Park (not sure which oval), Flemming Park on Sunday's, Ross Straw Field and there are a few more.

Anyone with info on the 4 teams that merged to become the Werribee Tigers. They were Werribee South, Irish National Foresters, Services and Metro Farm. I've only found Metro Farm Herefords who played in a Red guernsey with a White V.
Comment to Mobbs below.
Apart from some details of appearances and premierships in the Werribee league, the only extra data I learnt was that INF were based at Chirnside Park. However for all I know, maybe they all played out of the same ground.
I only ever got confirmation that INF, Metro Farm and Services contributed to the Werribee VFA team - and not Werribee South. But it does make sense that Werribee South were also part of this, as they ceased at the same time.
INF wore Green and they wanted to put the clover on it but as we know back then it was hard to do, they were located near Corpus Christi as that's where most of the Irish located to. Think they played at Chirnside Park?
Metro Farm Herefords was at Cocoroc, they were a big club for the size and population. 1919 - 1964
Werribee South there is very little information on them and i have asked around some of the locals and some farmers who have been in the area for ages, all i found out was that they had a few identities and were called Swans like South Melbourne for a few seasons before WWII, The Battlers and Diggers after the road and after WWI vets. 1921?? - 1964
Nothing on Services FC
 
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