The Grasshoppers commenced in the Picola and District Football League's South East Division in 2009 having previously competed in the Hume Football League and the now defunct Coreen and District Football League in which they had enjoyed premiership success on no fewer than a dozen occasions. Their first flag in their new surroundings was quick in arriving, although their first PDFL season was one to forget as they managed just a single win to end up with the wooden spoon. The 2010 season saw them qualify for the finals, and the following year they again made the finals before cruising to a memorable premiership triumph with wins over Waaia in the qualifying final and Shepparton East in both the second semi and grand final.
Rennie went on to contest the finals in each of the next three years but the 2015 and 2016 seasons were nothing short of disastrous as the Hoppers lost all 36 matches contested to collect consecutive wooden spoons. The 2017 season could not have afforded more of a contrast as, after finishing the home and away rounds in third place, the side went on to contest the grand final. Opposed by a Tungamah side which was widely favoured to win the Hoppers led at every change by 14, 11 and 31 points en route to a memorable 11.9 (75) to 9.8 (62) triumph.
The 2018 season saw the restoration of the single division format last employed ten years earlier. Rennie was one of thirteen members of the revamped competition and, despite only qualifying for the finals in sixth place, went on to win four sudden death matches culminating in a 9.8 (62) to 3.6 (24) grand final defeat of Picola United.
John Devaney - Full Points Publications