1995, through the merger of the Leitchville and Gunbower Football Clubs
P.O. Box 11, Leitchville, Victoria 3567
Central Murray Football League (CMFL) since 2002
Black and red
Northern and Echuca Football League (NEFL) - 1995 (1 total)
The Bombers were born in 1995 through the merger of erstwhile Northern and Echuca Football League rivals Leitchville and Gunbower. Leitchville was in fact the reigning premier of the competition, ensuring that the newly merged club, which would continue in the NEFL, boasted a strong nucleus of players. It promptly endorsed this by claiming the 1995 premiership thanks to a 3 point grand final victory over Moama.
At the end of the 1996 season the NEFL disbanded, and Leitchville Gunbower joined the North Central Football League, in which it competed for five seasons, reaching the finals for the only time in the last of them. Since 2002 the Bombers have competed in the Central Murray Football League where they have yet to claim a flag at any level, although the reserves went close in 2007, losing to Balranald in the grand final.
Leitchville Gunbower’s senior team also did well last year, qualifying for the finals in fifth place before overcoming Swan Hill in the elimination final by 42 points. First semi final opponents Tyntender proved too strong, however, winning by 49 points, 15.20 (110) to 9.7 (61).
John Devaney - Full Points Publications