Mid West Football League (MWFL) since 1988
Black and red
Central Flinders/Streaky Bay Football Association (CF/SBFA) - 1938-9, 1946, 1949, 1969-70-1, 1982 (8 total); MWFL - 2008 (1 total)
Wirrulla Football Club was formed immediately after world war one but did not engage in formal, organised competition until 1924 when it became a founder member of the Western Flinders Football Association. Despite being highly competitive throughout most of its time in this competition the closest the club came to winning a premiership was losing grand final appearances in 1924, 1926, 1927, 1928 and 1931.\n\nA move to the Central Flinders Football Association in 1938 brought an immediate change of fortune as Wirrulla overcame Yantanabie United in that year’s grand final by 39 points, 11.16 (82) to 5.13 (43). Obviously relishing the winning feeling, Wirrulla promptly added a second flag the following year with a 7.10 (52) to 5.8 (38) grand final defeat of the same opponent as in 1938.\n\nWirrulla’s time in this competition, which became known as the Streaky Bay Football Association after the second world war, was highly productive, with the seniors adding further grand final victories in 1946 against Rovers, 1949 against Yantanabie United, 1969 and 1971 against Streaky Bay, 1971 against Calca Chacanda, and 1982 at the expense of Rovers once more. There were also a total of five losing grand final appearances.\n\nSince 1988 the Bombers have been members of the Mid West Football League. So far, their senior grade side has contested three grand finals, for one win. That win came in 2008 against a hotly favoured West Coast combination which had romped home in the second semi final clash between the two sides by 70 points, 22.16 (148) to 12.6 (78). However, on grand final day the Bombers were a completely different side, and turned the tables to stunning effect to win an intense, bruising encounter by 3 straight kicks, 14.10 (94) to 11.10 (76). The triumph made it a memorable day all round for the Bombers whose reserve grade team had earlier scored a dramatic, come from behind victory over Western Districts in their grand final.
John Devaney - Full Points Publications