P.O. Box 2085, Ballarat Mail Centre, Victoria 3354
Central Highlands Football League (CHFL) since 1979
Yellow and black
Clunes Football League (CFL) - 1964-5-6-7-8, 1972 (6 total); CHFL - 1990, 2000-1 (3 total)
The most noteworthy phase in the Tigers’ history came during the 1960s when they won five consecutive Clunes Football League premierships. They won a sixth flag in 1972 thanks to a hard fought 13.15 (93) to 12.17 (89) grand final defeat of Bungaree.\n\nWhen the Central Highlands Football League was established in 1979 Springbank was a founder member and reached the finals, as it would do in each of its first five seasons, albeit without breaking through for a premiership. That had to wait until 1990, when Newlyn provided the grand final opposition. A year earlier, the Tigers had lost the ultimate match of the season to Hepburn.\n\nSpringbank’s teams at the turn of the century were among the strongest in the club’s history. In 2000, the Tigers trounced Clunes by 65 points, 20.9 (129) to 9.12 (66), to take out the flag, and they followed this up with a 12.12 (84) to 9.7 (61) grand final victory over Buninyong in 2001. Recent performances have been rather less noteworthy, however, with the club’s senior grade side consistently failing to contest the finals. In 2009, for example, they managed just 4 wins from 17 home and away matches to be placed eleventh of fourteen teams.
John Devaney - Full Points Publications