Formed in March 1887 as the Liverpool Football Club, Kermandie went on to enjoy a long and fruitful membership of the Huon Football Association, earning the first of a total of twenty-six premierships in its debut season, and ultimately vying with Cygnet as the competition’s most successful side. The club’s second known premiership (records for the early years are incomplete) arrived in 1905, and its twenty-sixth came by means of a 7 point grand final win over Franklin in 1996. Kermandie entered the Southern Football League in 1998, but endured a quite horrendous time at first, winning just 1 of 18 matches in its debut season en route to the ignominy of a wooden spoon. There was marginal improvement in 1999, but the side still finished a long way off the pace with just 4 wins for the year. However, the 2000 season saw the Bushrangers, as they were then known, shocking everyone by surging up the ladder to qualify for the finals in second place, just a win behind minor premier and former Statewide Football League club Hobart. Once the finals got underway, Kermandie struck a rich vein of form that culminated in a convincing 13.11 (89) to 8.11 (59) grand final defeat of another former Statewide club in New Norfolk.
After the SthFL split into two divisions in 2002 Kermandie competed in the Regional League, breaking through for a flag in its fourth season with a thrilling 6 point grand final win over arch rival, and reigning premier, Cygnet. In 2006 the side bowed out at the preliminary final stage against Sorrell. It then returned to the winners’ enclosure with a hard fought 16.13 (109) to 15.9 (99) grand final defeat of Huonville in 2007.
In 2009 Kermandie began competing in a newly constituted single division SthFL but after just a single season the club disbanded.
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