Collingullie Glenfield Park
Collingullie Ashmont Kapooka achieved Farrer Football League premiership success in their very first season thanks to a 19.13 (127) to 12.11 (83) grand final defeat of Ardlethan. Further premiership success was attained in 2002 and 2003 following which there were three consecutive grand final losses, to Northern Jets in 2005, The Rock Kerong Creek in 2006 and the Jets again in 2007. There was no doubting the Demons’ superiority in 2008, however, as they trounced The Rock Yerong Creek in the grand final by 81 points, 22.16 (148) to 10.7 (67). It was an excellent year all round for the club which also claimed both the reserves and senior grade netball flags.
In 2009 the Demons went back to back when they accounted for Marrar in the grand final by 34 points, 12.19 (91) to 8.9 (57), a result that was repeated the following year by a massive 112 point margin.
Since 2011 the Demons, renamed Collingullie Glenfield Park in 2015, have competed in the Riverina Football League. They reached a grand final in only their second season but lost by 39 points to Narrandera. A year later they were again grand final losers, this time at the hands of Coolamon by a margin of 23 points. In a classic example of "third time lucky" they broke through in 2014 to claim their first RFL flag with a 15.10 (100) to 14.3 (87) grand final defeat of Mangoplah Cookardinia United Eastlakes. They promptly backed this up the following year with a considerably more comfortable grand final victory over the same opponents - 18.9 (117) to 6.9 (45), a margin of 72 points. After that, the 2016 season was a disappointment as the Demons crashed out of the flag race at the first semi final stage before again contesting a grand final in 2017 only to fall short by a goal against Leeton Whitton. Amends were swiftly made as, in the 2018 premiership play off, the Demons just held on against a fast finishing Griffith Swans combination to edge to victory by a couple of points, 12.8 (80) to 12.6 (78). The 2019 season saw a sharp decline in fortunes as the Demons tumbled down the list to seventh. Because of coronavirus restrictions they did not field a team in 2020, although the league itself continued on a reduced scale basis with six of its nine clubs competing.
John Devaney - Full Points Publications