P.O. Box 686, Bairnsdale, Victoria 3875
East Gippsland Football League (EGFL) since 1974
Black and yellow
In 1974, Wy Yung Football Club, which had already been in existence for more than half a century, was a founder member of the East Gippsland Football League. The Tigers struggled to impose themselves at first, and indeed when the EGFL split into two divisions in 1984 they found themselves consigned to the lower tier. In 1986, however, the competition reverted to a single division format, whereupon Wy Yung promptly reached the grand final, only to go down to Lindenow by 44 points. Further losing grand finals followed against Lakes Entrance in 1988, and Lindenow once more in 1991, before the arrival of the club’s first flag in 1992, which came via a 9.11 (65) to 5.6 (36) grand final defeat of Snowy Rovers.\n\nSince 1992 the Tigers have frequently featured in the September action, and gone on to reach the grand final on seven occasions. However, only once were they successful. That was in 2005, when they scored an emphatic 16.14 (110) to 7.14 (56) victory over Bairnsdale, a team against which they had succumbed in three previous grand final encounters.\n\nIn 2006 Wy Yung qualified for the finals in fourth place, but bowed out of premiership contention at the first hurdle against Lakes Entrance. The side showed slight improvement in 2007, eventually finishing third, before returning to the winners’ rostrum in emphatic fashion in 2008 courtesy of a dominant home and away season followed by comfortable victories over Bairnsdale in both the second semi final and grand final.
John Devaney - Full Points Publications