1969 when all four former members of the disbanded Brown's Well Football League, Alawoona, Peebinga, Taplan and United Ramblers merged
Brown's Well Sporting Complex
Riverland Independent Football League (RIFL) since 1971
Brown and gold
Upper Murray Football League (UMFL) B Grade - 1969 (1 total); RIFL - 1972, 1975, 1978, 1982, 1985-6, 1988, 2000 (8 total)
When the Brown’s Well Football League disbanded after the 1968 football season its four member clubs, Alawoona, Peebinga, Taplan and United Ramblers amalgamated to a single new club, which in 1969 fielded two teams, Brown’s Well and Brown’s Well II, in the Upper Murray B Grade Football League. The first choice side was successful in lifting the premiership that season after it defeated Loxton in the grand final by 19 points, 8.6 (54) to 4.11 (35).
The 1971 season saw the UMFL B Grade competition effectively replaced by the Riverland Independent Football League, in which both Brown’s Well and Brown’s Well II competed side by side for the next five years., with Brown’s Well four out of five grand finals during that time for two wins.
At the end of the 1975 season Brown’s Well II disbanded, but the Bombers’ senior grade side continues to compete in the RIFL to this day. By the turn of the century they had contested no fewer than sixteen grand finals and won eight premierships, but things of late have been more of a struggle, culminating in the ultimate indignity of a winless wooden spoon in 2008.
John Devaney - Full Points Publications