Yarraville Football Club was an Australian rules football club founded in 1903 and played in the VJFA until 1927. In 1928, the club joined the VFA where it played until 1984 when the club went into recess. In 1996, the Kingsville Football Club in the FDFL who by this time had taken over the Yarraville ground changed their name to Yarraville. In 2007 the Yarraville Football Club merged with the Seddon Football Club to become the Yarraville Seddon Eagles.
The VJFA years (1903–1927)
Yarraville Football Club was formed on April 1, 1903. It then joined the Victorian Junior Football Association and won seven Premierships, the first in 1905. Margaret Berlowitz was President of Yarraville from 1914 to 1922. Bill Munday started playing for Yarraville in 1916 and played in 3 premierships, 1920, 1925 and 1926. Yarraville then entered the Victorian Football Association in 1928.
The VFA years (1928–1984)
Yarraville joined the VFA in 1928. In 1935 the club won its first VFA grand final. Its next VFA grand final win was in 1961 the same year the VFA added a division 2. By the mid 70s the club had been relegated to the 2nd division and in 1976 finished last on the ladder. However things would turn around in 1977 thanks to a big sponsorship deal. Yarraville finished on top of the ladder in 1977. But were unable to win the grand final. Yarraville stayed as a top side in 2nd division in the late 70s and early 80s. Just one month prior to the opening round of the 1984 season... Read More