1998, when the West Preston and Reservoir Lakeside Football Clubs merged
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Northern Football League (NFL) since 2007
White, red and blue
Diamond Valley Football League (DVFL) Division One - 2003 (1 total)
Prior to its merger with Reservoir Lakeside in 1998 West Preston, which had been formed in 1948, had enjoyed senior grade premiership success in the Diamond Valley Football League three times, all in division two. Reservoir Lakeside meanwhile, which had been established a year earlier than West Preston, had fared even better, having claimed senior grade division one premierships in 1965, 1975 and 1977.
The newly merged club did not take long to impose itself, reaching a division one grand final in only its third season. Northcote Park proved to have the Roosters’ measure on that occasion, but three years later West Preston Lakeside claimed its first premiership with a 13.9 (87) to 9.9 (63) grand final defeat of Montmorency. The club’s Under 19s won flags in 2006 and 2008, both times at the expense of Bundoora and in 2010, West Preston Lakeside snared a second A Grade flag, upsetting the highly fancied Heidelberg.
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