The Central Goulburn Valley Football League (CGVFL) was established on Monday, 11 March 1946 at the Annual General Meeting of the Goulburn Valley Football Association, when a name change of this Australian rules football competition took place.[1]

History

The Central Goulburn Valley Football League (CGVFL) was established on Monday, 11 March 1946 at the Annual General Meeting of the Goulburn Valley Football Association, when a name change of this Australian rules football competition took place.

In July, 1946, former Richmond player and Katandra captain, Eddie Ford collided with an Ardmona player, but played out the game and went home, but later became ill. Ford was taken to the Mooroopna Hospital, where he later died.[2]

In 1947, CGVFL premiers, Ardmona were defeated by the premiers of the Murray Football League, Cobram, played at Numurkah in October, 1947.[3]

On Thursday, 23 February 1950, the Centrals Seconds Association officially folded up and existing teams were recommended to join the CGVFL senior football competition.[4]

At the 1950 CGVFL – AGM, Miepoll were admitted into the competition, Sheparton East and SPC merged, but joined the Goulburn Valley Football League as City United Football Club and Mr. J Pearson was elected as secretary for the 25th consecutive year of the following football competitions – [5]

In June, 1950, the Goulburn Valley Football League 13.14 – 92 defeated Central Goulburn Valley Football League 8.15 – 63.[6]

The CGVFL officially went into "recess" at the 1953 CGVFL – AGM, but never reformed as a football competition.[7]

A thorough history of this rural Australian rules football competition can be found in a great 1949 article in the Shepparton Advertiser by clicking on this citation.[8]

Clubs

Final Clubs

Club Colours Nickname Home Ground Former League Est. CGVFL Seasons CGVFL Senior Premierships Fate
Total Most recent
Dookie College Navy Blue and Red Dookie College 1946 1946-1952 1 1952 Moved to Benalla Tungamah Football League in 1953
Katandra
Kats Katandra Recreation Reserve, Katandra West GVA 1911 1946-1952 2 1950, 1951 Moved to Benalla Tungamah Football League in 1953
Miepoll
Miepoll Recreation Reserve, Miepoll EDFA 1900s 1950-1952 0 - Moved to Euroa District Football Association in 1953
Shepparton East 1924 1946-1952 1 1948 Merged with SPC to form City United in 1950, who fielded a team also known as Shepparton East in CGVFL until the competition's demise
Tallygaroopna
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Redlegs Tallygaroopna Recreation Reserve, Tallygaroopna GVA 1904 1947-1952 (1949 reserve grade only) 0 - Moved to Picola & District Football League in 1953
Undera
Lions Undera Recreation Reserve, Undera GVA 1888 1950-1952 0 - Merged with Mooroopna in 1953, re-formed in Kyabram District Football League in 1954

Former Clubs

Club Colours Nickname Home Ground Former League Est. CGVFL Seasons CGVFL Senior Premierships Fate
Total Most recent
All Blacks (reserve grade only) 1946 0 - Folded in early 1947
Ardmona
Bush Cats Ardmona Recreation Reserve, Ardmona GVA 1920 1946-1949 1 1947 Entered recess in 1950, re-formed in Kyabram District Football League in 1957
Dookie
Magpies Dookie Recreation Reserve, Dookie KDFA 1887 1946-1948 0 - Moved to Benalla Tungamah Football League in 1949
Kyabram Youth Club 1940s 1949-1950 0 - Moved to Kyabram District Football League in 1951
Mooroopna
Cats Mooroopna Recreation Reserve, Mooroopna GVA 1877 1946-1948 1 1946 Moved to Goulburn Valley Football League in 1949
Numurkah Reserves
Blues Numurkah Recreation Reserve, Numurkah 1882 1948-1949 0 - Moved to Picola & District Football League in 1950
Shepparton
Bears Deakin Reserve, Shepparton GVFA 1880s 1946-1949 1 1949 Moved to Goulburn Valley Football League in 1950
Shepparton Boys 1950 0 - Folded
Shepparton Preserving Company (SPC) GVFA 1945 1946-1949 0 - Merged with Shepparton East to form City United in 1950
Toolamba Toolamba Recreation Reserve, Toolamba GVA 1930s 1947, 1950-1951 0 - Absorbed by Murchison in 1952
Wunghnu
Magpies Wunghnu Recreation Reserve, Wunghnu GVA 1874 1950 0 - Moved to Picola & District Football League in 1951

CGVFL Honour Board

Year Premiers Score Runners Up Score Grade / Venue President Secretary Treasurer
1946 Mooroopna 12.16 – 88 Shepparton 9.15 – 69 Senior Premiers, At Shepparton RR [9] N W Fairless J Pearson J Pearson
All Blacks 18.9 – 117 Toolamba 14.9 – 93 Seconds Premiers, At Shepparton RR [10][11]
1947 Ardmona 7.11 – 53 Shepparton 5.10 – 40 Senior Premiers, At Shepparton RR [12][13] M G O'Brien J Pearson J Pearson
Shepparton Boys 8.13 – 61 Shepparton 7.3 – 45 Seconds Premiers, At Shepparton RR [14][15]
1948[16] Shepparton East 10.12 – 72 Shepparton 10.7 – 67 Senior Premiers, At Deakin Reserve [17] M G O'Brien J Pearson J Pearson
SPC 11.14 – 80 Numurkah 5.13 – 43 Seconds Premiers, At Deakin Reserve [18][19]
1949 Shepparton 8.8 – 56 S.P.C. 4.18 – 42 Senior Premiers, At Deakin Reserve.[20][21] M G O'Brien J Pearson J Pearson
SPC 3.10 – 28 Tallygaroopna 3.10 – 28 Tied Seconds Grand Final, At Deakin Reserve.[22][23]
Tallygaroopna 9.14 – 68 SPC 6.12 – 48 Seconds Grand Final Replay, At Numurkah.[24][25]
1950[26] Katandra 15.15 – 105 Dookie College 12.9 – 81 At Deakin Reserve [27][28] Cr. C H Whitfield J Pearson J Pearson
1951[29] Katandra 13.19 – 97 Dookie College 10.3 – 63 At Deakin Reserve [30] Cr. C H Whitfield J Pearson J Pearson
1952 Dookie College 16.6 – 102 Katandra 6.5 – 35 At Deakin Reserve [31] Cr. C H Whitfield J Pearson J Pearson

CGVFL – Best and Fairest Award

This award was donated by and called the Shepparton Advertiser Trophy, in 1946 and 1947, then was called the Neal Hanlon Memorial Trophy from 1948 to 1952.[33]

Year Winners Club Votes Runner Up Club Votes Comments
1946 W "Bill" Hanlon & Shepparton East 18 Eddie Ford & Katandra 16 [34]
Eric "Bubby" James Shepparton 18 J Williams Dookie College 16
1947 Eric Roscoe Shepparton 48 Alex Slocombe Dookie College 36 [35][36]
1948 Alex Slocombe Dookie College 31 M Dexter & Dookie College 28 [37]
Pat Dalton Shepparton East 28
1949 Murray Slee Shepparton 34 Pat Dalton Shepparton East 28 [38]
1950 John Landy Dookie College 32 Jimmy Wong Shepparton Boys 23 [39]
1951 Harry Cook Shepparton East 26 Max Mills Katandra 21 [40]
1952 Jim Hovey Tallygaroopna 27 Max Mills Katandra 26 [41]

1946: Eric James also won the Goulburn Valley Football League's Morrison Medal in 1935 & 1937, with the Shepparton Football Club.

CGVFL – Leading Goalkicker

Year Winner Club Goals Goals in finals
1946 Norman Marchment S.P.C. ? ?
1947 Norman Marchment S.P.C. 97 [42]
1948 N Thorne Mooroopna 88 [43][44]
1949 K Roulent S.P.C. 41 [45]
1950 R "Dick" Broughton Tallygaroopna 61 5 = 66 [46]
1951 R Bearham Dookie College 28 0, 2 & 3 = 33 [47]
1952 ?

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