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Official name
Campbells Creek Football Club

Known as
Campbells Creek

c 1919

Black and white


Affiliation (Current)
Maryborough Castlemaine District Football Netball League (MCDFNL) 1952–2024

Affiliation (Historical)
Castlemaine Football League (CFL) 1919–1951

Senior Premierships
Castlemaine (District) Football Association/ (C(D)FA) - 1919, 1922, 1926, 1932 (4 total); Maryborough District Football League (MDFL) - 1953 (1 total)


Campbells Creek

Campbells Creek was particularly successful between the wars, contesting a total of seven grand finals for four wins. Since the second world war the club has reached another seven senior grade grand finals but only that of 1953, against Carisbrook, resulted in a win.

The Magpies entered the record books during the 1990 season when they amassed the amazing tally of 100.34 (634) against Primrose, who managed just 3.0 (18).

The first few seasons of the 21st century proved to be something of a struggle with the side hovering near the bottom of the ladder. Things were so tough in 2007 that the club did not field any teams for the year. It resumed in 2008, but of the three grades only the under seventeens, who won 1 match to finish second from last, managed to avoid the wooden spoon, albeit on percentage only. Since then there has been a measure of improvement highlighted by successive elimination final appearances in 2014 and 2015. The next three seasons were less noteworthy yielding a hat trick of 13th place finishes on the 14 team premiership ladder. Worse still was to follow as in 2019 the Magpies lost all 15 matches contested which inevitably consigned them to the wooden spoon.


John Devaney - Full Points Publications



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