Mid South East Football League (MSEFL) since 1936
Black and white
1950-1-2, 1956, 1958, 1983-4, 2001 (8 total)
The Magpies were especially strong during the 1950s, contesting half a dozen grand finals during the decade, and winning all but one of them. The club can trace its history back to the early years of the twentieth century when it engaged in social matches against teams from other towns in the vicinity, such as Glencoe and Naracoorte. For a brief time prior to world war one Kalangadoo competed in the Millicent Football Association, getting as far as the grand final in 1908 only to lose to Warriors. Following the war, the club does not appear to have been formally reconstituted until 1927, when it joined the South East Football Association B Grade competition, earning the flag in its debut season thanks to an 8.8 (56) to 5.5 (35) grand final defeat of South Gambier B. Four more premierships came Kalangadoo’s way before the club transferred to the Mid South East Football League in 1936, where it has remained ever since.
The club’s eighth and most recent MSEFL flag was obtained in dramatic fashion in 2001. Opposed in the grand final by Nangwarry, the Magpies almost kicked themselves out of the match, racking up 33 scoring shots to 23 in drawing 12.21 (93) to 14.9 (93). A week later they made their obvious superiority tell as they raced to a comfortable 58 point victory, 17.12 (114) to 8.8 (56).
John Devaney - Full Points Publications