Maryborough Castlemaine District Football League (MCDFL) since 1946
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Maryborough District Football League (MDFL) - 1967-8, 1972-3-4, 1977, 1981 (7 total); MCDFL - 1982 (1 total)
The Tigers’ record of having won eight senior grade Maryborough Castlemaine District Football League (and precursor) premierships places them second on the all time list behind Carisbrook (twelve), and equal with Maldon. They reached their first grand final in 1951 but lost heavily to Primrose. They had to wait until 1967 before breaking through for a flag which they did by means of a 6.18 (54) to 6.7 (43) grand final defeat of their 1951 nemesis, Primrose. A second premiership followed twelve months later courtesy of a highly impressive 79 point grand final thrashing of Newstead.\n\nThe 1970s proved to be Royal Park’s halcyon decade, spawning grand final appearances in 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976 and 1977. Four of these grand finals resulted in victories, including a league record-equalling three in a row from 1972 to 1974.\n\nThe Tigers again played off for the premiership six times in the 1980s, but only against Primrose in 1981 and Maldon the following year did they achieve success. Royal Park’s last senior grade grand final appearance to date came in 1993 against Newstead. It was a distinctly unmemorable day for the Tigers who succumbed to defeat by 15 goals.
John Devaney - Full Points Publications