1955 as a junior club; seniors commenced in 1964
P.O. Box 1185, Lalor 3075, Victoria
Northern Football League (NFL) since 2007
Red and white
Panton Hill Football League (PHFL) - 1966-7 (2 total); Diamond Valley Football League (DVFL) and DVFL Division One - 1980, 1991-2-3, 1998 (5 total); Division Two - 2001, 2004 (2 total); NFL Division Two - 2007 (1 total)
With ten senior grade premierships to its credit in a little over four decades Lalor can boast an outstanding rate of success. The senior arm of the club commenced in 1964, and it spent its first four seasons competing in the Panton Hill Football League, reaching the finals for the first time in 1965 before claiming back to back premierships in 1966 and 1967. The 1968 season saw the Bloods on the move to the Diamond Valley Football League, precursor of the Northern Football League in which the club nowadays competes.
The DVFL was a somewhat stronger competition than the PHFL and it took Lalor more than a decade to make its mark. The senior grade side enjoyed its first premiership success in the DVFL in 1980, which was the last season that the competition contained just a single division. The Bloods were a competitive force in division one for the remainder of the 1980s, but a losing grand final against Greensborough in 1989 was the closest they came to procuring another flag.
The 1990s saw Lalor stamp itself as the DVFL’s pre-eminent club with senior grade division one grand final triumphs in 1991-2-3 and 1998. Over the past decade the club has flitted back and forth between division one and division two with its only grand final appearances and premierships coming in the lower division. The Bloods have so far won three division two flags, with the third of these in 2007 coming in the NFL, which replaced the DVFL that year.
John Devaney - Full Points Publications