Deniliquin Football Teams History

Deniliquin have had a lot of Football clubs over time from junior football to senior football.

This story will be updated over time as more records are looked at and added to the narrative.


Deniliquin Rams (named Rams after name search in 1984)
Deniliquin Rovers (first mentioned in 1903 before 1977 start?)
Deniliquin Colts (known as Red and Whites)
Railway Football Club (stopped briefly in 1915 and known as Magpies)
Deniliquin Federals (Wore Green & White)
North Deniliquin
West Deniliquin
East End (Wore Maroon c1919)
Commonwealth Football Club (c1901-02, worn Red, White and Blue)
South Deniliquin (1931, Maroon jumpers, Blue knickers(shorts)

Local Grand Final clashes

Colts defeated East End in 1925
Colts defeated East End in 1926
Colts defeated East in 1927
West Deniliquin defeated North Deniliquin in 1953
Railway defeated Federals 1914
Federals defeated Railway 1915
Federals defeated Railway 1919 – 5.7 – 37 to 2.8 – 20
East beat West in 1934 (Deniliquin Junior Football)
North defeated East 1935 (Deniliquin Junior Football


Murray Football League
Echuca League
Edwards River League
Edward River Junior Football League
Picola & District Football League
Deniliquin District Football Association
Deniliquin Football Association

Did You Know?

The Federals, East End and Mathoura were in a league by themselves?

In May 1928, a junior team was said to ‘most probably go under the name of the Deniliquin Rovers’.

The Rams were known simply as Deniliquin Football Club and a picture of the club logo in the 1950’s had a Magpie in it.

Commonwealth Football Club had a party until 2:30am at the Masonic Hall.

The Independent reported there was a club called the Deniliquin Rovers in 1903.

St Kilda played against Deniliquin in October 1933 and the Saints won the match 11.11 – 77 to 7.5 – 47 and the game was played in Deniliquin.

St Kilda finished 9th out of 12 teams in the 1933 VFL season whilst Deniliquin were Echuca League Premiers.

Deniliquin were the 1933 Echuca League Premiers in their debut season in the competition and were attacked at Mathoura station by egg throwers, one player was face slapped while receiving a handshake from that person.

Deniliquin went back to back in 1934 by defeating Echuca East 14.10 – 94 to 10.14  – 74.

Deniliquin quit the Echuca League for a brief period of time in 1937.

Deniliquin Football Club put in an application to join the Campaspe Valley Football League in 1946 and had a meeting at Lyceum Hall.

Deniliquin Football Club did not move to the Campaspe Valley Football League and stayed in the Echuca Football League in 1946.

A fight caused the abandonment of a match between East End and Mathoura as a fight broke out in the second quarter, East End were leading 3.4 – 22 to 2.3 – 15.


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