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KEY FACTS

Official name
Stawell Football Club

Known as
Stawell

Formed
1874

Colours
Red and black

Emblem
Warriors

Associated clubs
Stawell Warriors

Affiliation (Current)
Wimmera Football Netball League (WFNL) 1937–2024

Affiliations (Historical)
Wimmera District Football League (WDFL) 1902–1933; Ballarat Football Netball League (BFNL) 1934–1936

Senior Premierships
Wimmera Football League - 1939-40, 1948, 1950, 1978, 1987, 1995, 2000 (8 total)

Postal Address
P.O. Box 52, Stawell, Victoria 3380

Stawell



Stawell has enjoyed fairly consistent success in the Wimmera Football League since the 1930s. Its tally of eight senior grade premierships is surpassed only by Horsham (twenty-five) and Ararat (eleven). Stawell is of course widely known as the venue for Australia’s most prestigious professional foot race, the Stawell Gift, which takes place every Easter at the Warriors’ home ground of Central Park.

Prior to commencing in the Wimmera Football League in 1937 Stawell spent three decades competing in the Wimmera District Football League. The club was consistently there or thereabouts, claiming a total of half a dozen senior grade premierships and regularly contesting the finals in a competition which was generally home to seven or eight clubs.

Of late Stawell have experienced fluctuating fortunes. They finished seventh (of eight) in both 2013 and 2014, fourth in 2015, third in 2016, fifth in 2017 and seventh (of nine) in 2018. 

Source

John Devaney - Full Points Publications


 

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.