Central Highlands Football Netball League
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2024
FormerlyBacchus Marsh & Ballarat DFL & Clunes FL
SportAustralian rules football, Netball
Founded1979; 45 years ago (1979)
FounderVCFL
First season1979
PresidentHeath Boyd
No. of teams17
Country Australia
Venue(s)Grand Final Venue: Eureka Stadium, Ballarat
Sponsor(s)Brandt
Official websiteCentral Highlands FNL website

The Central Highlands Football Netball League is an Australian Rules Football & Netball League in the Ballarat region. The league coordinates Senior, Reserve, Under 18, Under 15 and Under 12 grades.

History

Central Highlands FNL - 1979 to 2024

The CHFNL was formed in 1979 as a merger of the Clunes FL and the Bacchus Marsh Ballarat DFL.

In 2011 the league admitted four new clubs from the defunct Lexton Plains Football League, bringing the total number of clubs to 18.

In 2014 Illabarook changed its name to Smythesdale to reflect the town it plays its home games. Smythesdale later entered recess in 2018.

Clunes Football Association - 1931 to 1978

The Clunes FA was formed in 1931 and was initially made up of the following teams - Campbelltown, Clunes, Newstead and Smeaton.[1]

Clubs

Current clubs

Club Colours Nickname Home Ground Former League Est. Joined Premierships
won
Premiership years
Ballan
Blues Ballan Recreation Reserve, Ballan BBMFL 1881[2]
1979
2
1980, 1981
Beaufort
Crows Goldfields Recreation Reserve, Beaufort BFL 1880[3]
1994
3
1995, 1996, 2018
Bungaree
Demons Bungaree Recreation Reserve, Bungaree CFL 1897[4]
1979
2
1991, 2014
Buninyong
Bombers Buninyong Recreation Reserve, Buninyong BBMFL 1874[5]
1979
1
2002
Carngham Linton
Saints Carngham Recreation Reserve, Snake Valley LPFL 1969
2011
0
Clunes
Magpies Ligar Street Reserve, Clunes CFL 1869
1979
3
1979, 1993, 1997
Creswick
Wickers Doug Lindsay Reserve, Creswick CFL 1869[6]
1979
1
1987
Daylesford
Bulldogs Victoria Park, Daylesford BFL 1877
2006
3
2007, 2009, 2012
Dunnstown
Towners Dunnstown Recreation Reserve, Dunnstown BBMFL 1894
1979
3
1994, 1998, 1999
Gordon
Eagles Gordon Recreation Reserve, Gordon BBMFL 1895[7]
1979
3
1988, 2022, 2023
Hepburn
Burras Hepburn Recreation Reserve, Hepburn CFL 1919
1979
9
1985, 1986, 1989, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2017
Learmonth
Lakies Learmonth Recreation Reserve, Learmonth CFL 1889
1979
0
Newlyn
Cats Newlyn Recreation Reserve, Newlyn CFL 1900
1979
2
1992, 2003
Rokewood Corindhap
Grasshoppers Rokewood Recreation Reserve, Rokewood LPFL 1932
2011
0
Skipton
Emus Skipton Recreation Reserve, Skipton LPFL 1873
2011
0
Springbank
Tigers Wallace Recreation Reserve, Wallace CFL 1925
1979
5
1990, 2000, 2001, 2015, 2016
Waubra
Roos Waubra Recreation Reserve, Waubra CFL 1910
1979
4
1982, 2006, 2011, 2019

Former clubs

Club Colours Nickname Home Ground Former League Est. Years Premierships
won
Premiership years Fate
Darley
Devils Darley Park, Darley BBMFL 1919 1979–1985
1
1984 Moved to Riddell District Football Netball League following 1985 season, now in Ballarat Football League
Korweinguboora
Korweinguboora Recreation Reserve, Spargo Creek CFL 1920s 1979–1981
0
Folded in 1982
Smythesdale

(formerly Illabarook)

Bulldogs Smythesdale Recreation Reserve, Smythesdale LPFL 1925 2011–2018
0
Entered recess following 2018 season
Wendouree
C.E. Brown Reserve, Wendouree BFL 1920s 1979–1994
1
1983 Merged with Ballarat YCW to form Lake Wendouree in Ballarat Football League following 1994 season

Location of clubs

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Carngham-Linton (Snake Valley)
Waubra
Skipton
Rokewood-Corindhap
Newlyn
Learmonth
Dunnstown
Creswick
Clunes
Carngham-Linton (Linton)
Buninyong
Bungaree
Beaufort
  
Locations of the 2019 CHFL clubs.

Football Premierships

Senior Football
Reserves Football
Under 17's
Under 14's

Statistics

CHFNL: Senior Football Records
Highest Score 436 – Gordon 69.22.436 (Smythesdale 1.1.7) – 2015
Most goals in a game 22 – Paul McMahon – Springbank vs Smythesdale round 17 2016
Most goals in a season 149 – Ian McBain – Dunnstown – 1982
Most wins in a row 32 – Dunnstown – 1994–1995
Most losses in a row 83 – Smythesdale (Illabarook) – 2011–2015
2023 CHFL season
Football Premiers
  • Seniors: Gordon
  • Reserves:
  • Under 18s:
  • Under 15s:
Football Minor Premiers
  • Seniors:
  • Reserves:
  • Under 18s:
  • Under 15s:
Football Goalkicking Awards
  • Seniors:
  • Reserves:
  • Under 18s:
  • Under 15s:
Football Best & Fairest
  • Seniors: Sean Tighe
  • Reserves:
  • Under 18s:
  • Under 15s:

League Best & Fairest

Senior Football[17]

Leading CHFNL Goalkicker

Seniors[18]

2011 Ladder

Central Highlands Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Hepburn 16 0 1 0 2105 938 224.41% 64 Elimination Gordon 10 12 72 Dunnstown 5 7 37
Waubra 15 0 2 0 1960 780 251.28% 60 Elimination Bungaree 13 3 81 Beaufort 8 10 58
Buninyong 15 0 2 0 1644 993 165.56% 60 Qualifying Daylesford 13 7 85 Hepburn 7 16 58
Daylesford 13 0 4 0 2020 1087 185.83% 52 Qualifying Waubra 10 16 76 Buninyong 10 10 70
Gordon 12 0 5 0 1834 1571 116.74% 48 Semi Hepburn 24 10 154 Gordon 12 7 79
Bungaree 11 0 6 0 1659 1279 129.71% 44 Semi Buninyong 15 17 107 Buninyong 7 9 51
Beaufort 11 0 6 0 1414 1157 122.21% 44 Preliminary Waubra 16 9 105 Hepburn 10 12 72
Dunnstown 10 0 7 0 1360 990 137.37% 40 Preliminary Daylesford 13 9 87 Buninyong 11 13 79
Clunes 8 0 9 0 1293 1173 110.23% 32 Grand Waubra 10 9 69 Daylesford 6 8 44
Springbank 7 0 10 0 1327 1315 100.91% 28
Carngham-Linton 7 0 10 0 1378 1516 90.90% 28
Newlyn 7 0 10 0 1051 1437 73.14% 28
Skipton 7 0 10 0 1218 1698 71.73% 28
Creswick 4 0 13 0 1058 1632 64.83% 16
Learmonth 3 0 14 0 1192 1560 76.41% 12
Rokewood-Corindhap 3 0 14 0 1275 1913 66.65% 12
Ballan 3 0 14 0 1070 2088 51.25% 12
Illabarook 1 0 16 0 619 2350 26.34% 4


2012 Ladder

Central Highlands Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Hepburn 15 0 2 0 2266 907 249.83% 60 Elimination Waubra 18 10 118 Creswick 9 8 62
Buninyong 15 0 2 0 1725 783 220.31% 60 Elimination Newlyn 11 12 78 Springbank 8 3 51
Bungaree 15 0 2 0 1744 810 215.31% 60 Qualifying Daylesford 11 10 76 Hepburn 10 12 72
Daylesford 14 0 3 0 1672 923 181.15% 56 Qualifying Buninyong 16 13 109 Bungaree 8 8 56
Waubra 13 0 4 0 1426 897 158.97% 52 Semi Hepburn 19 11 125 Waubra 9 7 61
Springbank 11 0 6 0 1255 1049 119.64% 44 Semi Bungaree 10 14 74 Newlyn 6 6 42
Newlyn 10 0 6 1 1304 958 136.12% 42 Preliminary Buninyong 9 17 71 Hepburn 9 9 63
Creswick 10 0 7 0 1098 1107 99.19% 40 Preliminary Daylesford 17 13 115 Bungaree 9 16 70
Beaufort 8 0 8 1 1205 1210 99.59% 34 Grand Daylesford 12 10 82 Buninyong 11 7 73
Gordon 7 0 10 0 1381 1466 94.20% 28
Dunnstown 7 0 10 0 825 1348 61.20% 28
Clunes 6 0 11 0 1282 1294 99.07% 24
Ballan 5 0 12 0 1192 1402 85.02% 20
Skipton 4 0 12 1 962 1412 68.13% 18
Carngham-Linton 4 0 12 1 892 1746 51.09% 18
Learmonth 4 0 13 0 841 1582 53.16% 16
Rokewood-Corindhap 3 0 14 0 1185 1726 68.66% 12
Illabarook 0 0 17 0 632 2267 27.88% 0

2013 Ladder

Central Highlands Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Buninyong 17 0 0 0 1719 562 305.87% 68 Elimination Daylesford 13 18 96 Creswick 10 10 70
Waubra 16 0 1 0 1888 878 215.03% 64 Elimination Springbank 12 10 82 Creswick 10 10 70
Bungaree 13 0 4 0 1452 713 203.65% 52 Qualifying Hepburn 9 5 59 Buninyong 6 7 43
Hepburn 13 0 4 0 1532 1072 142.91% 52 Qualifying Waubra 10 10 70 Bungaree 9 6 60
Springbank 12 0 5 0 1302 894 145.64% 48 Semi Buninyong 18 8 116 Springbank 13 13 91
Daylesford 11 0 6 0 1840 1033 178.12% 44 Semi Bungaree 13 13 91 Daylesford 7 6 48
Gordon 10 0 7 0 1594 1195 133.39% 40 Preliminary Buninyong 14 11 95 Waubra 11 12 78
Creswick 8 0 8 1 1291 1057 122.14% 34 Preliminary Hepburn 15 13 103 Bungaree 6 12 48
Learmonth 8 0 9 0 1206 1265 95.34% 32 Grand Hepburn 16 10 106 Buninyong 14 13 97
Skipton 8 0 9 0 1204 1415 85.09% 32
Newlyn 6 0 9 2 969 1041 93.08% 28
Clunes 7 0 10 0 1100 1286 85.54% 28
Carngham-Linton 6 0 10 1 1204 1402 85.88% 26
Ballan 6 0 11 0 1201 1415 84.88% 24
Beaufort 5 0 12 0 895 1277 70.09% 20
Dunnstown 4 0 13 0 815 1417 57.52% 16
Rokewood-Corindhap 1 0 16 0 644 1911 33.70% 4
Illabarook 0 0 17 0 447 2470 18.10% 0

2014 Ladder

Central Highlands Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Bungaree 15 0 2 0 1923 689 279.10% 60 Elimination Buninyong 14 15 99 Daylesford 9 10 64
Gordon 15 0 2 0 2089 1155 180.87% 60 Elimination Springbank 10 10 70 Learmonth 8 7 55
Hepburn 14 0 3 0 1859 850 218.71% 56 Qualifying Gordon 19 13 127 Hepburn 13 6 84
Waubra 13 0 3 1 1733 870 199.20% 54 Qualifying Waubra 11 10 76 Bungaree 11 7 73
Buninyong 13 0 3 1 1545 932 165.77% 54 Semi Springbank 12 13 85 Hepburn 6 9 45
Springbank 11 0 6 0 1551 932 166.42% 44 Semi Bungaree 19 17 131 Buninyong 9 4 58
Learmonth 11 0 6 0 1533 1012 151.48% 44 Preliminary Springbank 18 10 118 Waubra 7 9 51
Daylesford 11 0 6 0 1347 1076 125.19% 44 Preliminary Bungaree 12 17 89 Gordon 10 21 81
Ballan 8 0 9 0 1552 1153 134.61% 32 Grand Bungaree 16 18 114 Springbank 7 14 56
Clunes 8 0 9 0 1321 1461 90.42% 32
Creswick 7 0 10 0 1240 1168 106.16% 28
Beaufort 7 0 10 0 1100 1167 94.26% 28
Carngham-Linton 6 0 11 0 1328 1573 84.42% 24
Newlyn 5 0 12 0 1044 1505 69.37% 20
Skipton 4 0 13 0 991 1492 66.42% 16
Rokewood-Corindhap 2 0 15 0 941 1576 59.71% 8
Dunnstown 2 0 15 0 779 1317 59.15% 8
Smythesdale 0 0 17 0 92 4040 2.28% 0


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