1920 as York Plains Football Club; renamed Mt Pleasant in 1926
Mount Pleasant Football Ground
Oatlands District Football Association (ODFA) since 1953
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The Mounties were established in 1920 as York Plains Football Club. They assumed their current name of Mount Pleasant in 1926, and enjoyed a fair amount of success during the 1930s, claiming senior flags in 1931, 1938 and 1939.
In 1953, Mt Pleasant entered the Oatlands District Football competition, which had been formed the previous year. The club enjoyed immediate success, downing Tunbridge by 24 points in that year’s grand final. Further premierships were claimed in 1954, at the expense of Woodsdale, and 1955 against Parattah.
To date, the Mounties have won fourteen senior ODFA flags, a tally bettered only by Woodsdale. Their greatest decade was the 1970s when they contested all ten grand finals, emerging victorious from six.
Among the many fine players to have represented the club perhaps the most noteworthy was Roger Barwick who was named as the Association’s best and fairest player in 1962, 1963 and 1972, and topped its goal kicking list on three occasions as well.
John Devaney - Full Points Publications