Cavendish has enjoyed two periods of success during its time in the South West District Football League, claiming successive senior grade flags in 1973-4 and 1992-3. The club also won the 1985 and 1992 reserve grade premierships. There have been no senior grade grand final appearances since 1994 when the Bloods went down by 28 points to Westerns. Recent seasons have produced mixed fortunes featuring intermittent finals forays alternating with dalliances with - and one consignment to - the wooden spoon. For example, the Bloods came seventh in 2013, sixth in 2014, fourth in 2015, third in 2016, and seventh in 2017 before succumbing to the ultimate indignity in 2018 when they lost all 16 matches contested for the year and, inevitably, finished last. A year later they at least managed a win, but this was still not enough to lift them off the bottom of the ladder.
John Devaney - Full Points Publications