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The Western Border Football League is an Australian rules football competition based in the Lower South East region of South Australia, and south-western border region of Victoria. It is an affiliated member of the South Australian National Football League and the Victorian Football League. The league is commonly regarded as the premier country football league in South Australia, and a leading country Victorian league.

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Western Border Football League
General Information
Founded 1964
Records
Highest Score 289 - North Gambier 44.25.289 (v Heywood 2.3.15) - 1999
Most goals in a game 21 - Tim Williamson - Casterton (v Coleraine) - 1993
Most goals in a season 136 – Robbie Lawson – East Gambier - 1982
Most wins in a row 38 - South Gambier 1996-1998
Most losses in a row 50 - Heywood 1999-2001
Most flags in a row 5 - South Gambier 1996-2000

Contents

Brief history

In 1964 the Western District Football League in Victoria and the South-East & Border Football League in South Australia merged to form the Western Border Football League. The founding 12 clubs were Casterton, Coleraine, East Gambier, Hamilton, Hamilton Imperials, Heywood, Millicent, North Gambier, Penola, Portland, South Gambier and West Gambier.

Penola left and joined the Kowree-Naracoorte Football League in 1988, Coleraine left and joined the South West District Football League in 1995, leaving the 10 teams that are in the competition today. Some famous players that have played in the Western Border Football League have been Bill Picken, Matthew Clarke, Nick Daffy, Nathan Lovett-Murray and John Mossop.

2008 Ladder

Western Border FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against  % Pts
Portland 16 0 2 0 2018 1126 179.22% 64
Imperials 13 0 5 0 1682 1259 133.60% 52
Hamilton 12 0 6 0 1892 1225 154.45% 48
South Gambier 12 0 6 0 1718 1256 136.78% 48
East Gambier 12 0 6 0 1729 1396 123.85% 48
North Gambier 11 0 7 0 1824 1461 124.85% 44
Millicent 6 0 12 0 1237 1556 79.50% 24
West Gambier 5 0 13 0 1471 1924 76.46% 20
Casterton 3 0 15 0 1207 1783 67.69% 12
Heywood 0 0 18 0 786 2478 31.72% 0

FINALS

Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Elimination East Gambier 15 11 101 South Gambier 11 15 81
Qualifying Imperials 14 10 94 Hamilton 11 18 84
1st Semi East Gambier 19 12 126 Hamilton 8 4 52
2nd Semi Portland 15 14 104 Imperials 6 17 53
Preliminary Imperials 13 14 92 East Gambier 9 12 66
Grand Portland 13 15 93 Imperials 10 12 72

2009 Ladder

Western Border FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against  % Pts
South Gambier 16 0 2 0 2165 1192 181.63% 64
Portland 15 0 3 0 1906 1155 165.02% 60
East Gambier 15 0 3 0 1893 1170 161.79% 60
Imperials 10 0 8 0 1634 1412 115.72% 40
North Gambier 9 0 9 0 2058 1507 136.56% 36
Casterton 8 0 10 0 1478 1894 78.04% 32
Millicent 8 0 10 0 1583 1546 102.39% 32
Hamilton 6 0 12 0 1415 1897 74.59% 24
West Gambier 3 0 15 0 1184 2167 54.64% 12
Heywood 0 0 18 0 990 2366 41.84% 0

FINALS

Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Elimination North Gambier 13 9 87 Imperials 11 13 79
Qualifying East Gambier 8 9 57 Portland 4 11 35
1st Semi North Gambier 9 7 61 Portland 4 10 34
2nd Semi East Gambier 14 10 94 South Gambier 13 13 91
Preliminary South Gambier 14 13 97 North Gambier 14 9 93
Grand South Gambier 12 11 83 East Gambier 9 12 66


In 2006 Portland Football Club were premiers, defeating East Gambier Football Club.[1]

In 2007 Portland Football Club were again premiers, defeating North Gambier Football Club by 115 points.[2]

In 2008 Portland Football Club once again carried home the premiership flag for the third year in a row!

Recent Premierships

  • 1997 South Gambier
  • 1998 South Gambier
  • 1999 South Gambier
  • 2000 South Gambier
  • 2001 Imperials
  • 2002 South Gambier
  • 2003 Portland
  • 2004 Hamilton
  • 2005 South Gambier
  • 2006 Portland
  • 2007 Portland
  • 2008 Portland
  • 2009 South Gambier

Current clubs

  • Casterton Football Club (Victoria)
  • East Gambier Football Club (South Australia)
  • Hamilton Football Club (Victoria)
  • Hamilton Imperials Football Club (Victoria)
  • Heywood Football Club (Victoria)
  • Millicent Football Club (South Australia)
  • North Gambier Football Club (South Australia)
  • Portland Football Club (Victoria)
  • South Gambier Football Club (South Australia)
  • West Gambier Football Club (South Australia)

Former Clubs

External links

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