The Western Region Football League
is an Australian rules football semi-professional
league, based in the western suburbs of Melbourne
, for both seniors and juniors.
The league was formed in 1931, as the Footscray District Football League
. In 1988 the league absorbed clubs from the West Suburban Football League and in 2000, to reflect the fact that the league had expanded across the western suburbs, it changed its name to the Western Region Football League
. The leagues headquarters are at Yarraville Oval which is the home of former VFA club, Yarraville.
In 2002 the league, in particular its 2nd Division, found itself a national audience when a Seven Network
reality tv show called The Club followed the performance of a team called the Kensington Hill Hammerheads throughout the season. The players, coach and president were chosen on the show, and after finishing third in the regular season, went on to win the flag.
For the first time in the league's history, the WRFL First Division Grand Final was played at Chirnside Park in Werribee. In previous years, only the Second Division Grand Final was played there. This was partly caused by the renovations being done at the Whitten Oval
Division One Premiers
1931 - Parkside <br>1932 - Riverside <br>1933 - Parkside<br>1934 - West Footscray<br>1934 - West Footscray<br>1936 - Parkside<br>1937 - Parkside<br>1938 - Spotswood<br>1939 - ICI (Deer Park)<br>1940 - ICI (Deer... Read More