Defunct footy clubs in Melbourne

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Les Malone

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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
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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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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.
 

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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.
 

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