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KEY FACTS

Known as
Virginia

Formed
1975

Colours
Red, white and green

Emblem
Rams

Current Affiliation
APFL (SA)

Senior Premierships
Gawler and Districts Football Association (GDFA) - 1984 (1 total); APFL - 1998 (1 total)

Virginia

The original Virginia Football Club existed between 1908 and 1959, at which point it amalgamated with Two Wells. Over the course of those five decades it played in a total of twelve grand finals in various competitions, winning eight of them.\n\nIn 1975, Virginia and Two Wells split into two separate clubs once more. Virginia initially competed, without much success, in the Central District Football Association, before joining the Gawler and Districts Football Association in 1981. Three years later it won the GFA’s senior grade premiership after downing local rivals, and erstwhile partners, Two Wells 14.14 (98) to 11.15 (81). When, in 1987, the GDFA merged with the Barossa and Light Football Association to form the Barossa Light and Gawler Football Association the Rams were founder members of the new competition in which they continued to compete until transferring to the Adelaide Plains Football League eight years later.\n\nTo date, Virginia has reached the APFL’s senior grand final twice, losing by 23 points to Mallala in 1997 and overcoming United by 18 points the following season. The club has also enjoyed success in its other grades, with the reserves winning premierships in 1996, 2003, 2004 and 2006, the senior colts in 1998 and 2000, and the junior colts in 1997 and 1998.

Source

John Devaney - Full Points Publications