This is a list of former Australian Rules Football competitions in the Australian state of Victoria.

Metropolitan competitions

Name Founded Ended Reason Previous Names Known clubs
Band of Hope Football Association 1920 1926
Berwick Football Assocication[1] 1910 1932 Most clubs moved to the Dandenong District FL
Bourke-Evelyn Football League 1906 1931
Caulfield Oakleigh Football League[2] 1932 1962 Formed as a feeder competition for players to progress to the Oakleigh (VFA) side. Merged with the Eastern Suburban Football League to form the South East Suburban Football League.
Croydon Ferntree Gully Football League 1950 1961 Changed its name to the Eastern Districts Football League
CYMS Football League[3] 1902 1974
Dandenong Districts Football League[4] 1933 1953
East Suburban Football League[5] 1932 1962 Merged with the Caulfield Oakleigh Football League to form the South East Suburban Football League.
Eastern Suburban Churches Football Association[6] 1925 1992 Absorbed by the Southern Football League
Federal Football League 1909 1981 Absorbed by the South East Suburban FL
Keilor & Broadmeadows Football League 1926 1931
Melbourne District Football Association 1906 1924 Forerunner of the VFL Sub Districts
Melbourne North Football League 1989 1994
Methodist Football League 1946 1955
Metropolitan Football League 1950 1974 Sub District Football League (1925–49) Altona, Deer Park, East Brunswick, East Hawthorn, Fairfield, Hawthorn City, Northcote Park, Reservoir, Richmond District, St Albans, St Kilda City, South Melbourne District, Sunshine
Metropolitan Protestant Churches Football League 1957 1971
Mountain District Football Association 1911 1965 Existed 1911–1924, reformed 1931–1935, known as Belgrave Football League in 1936, 1945–1965. Merged with Yarra Valley Football League in 1966 to form Yarra Valley & Mountain District Football League Monbulk, Belgrave, Ferny Creek (1911-1932), Olinda (1911-1914 + 1933–1938), Olinda-Ferny Creek (1946-1964), Macclesfield, Emerald, Gembrook, Silvan, Boronia, Ferntree Gully, Upwey-Tecoma, Upper Ferntree Gully, South Belgrave, South Wantirna, Mt. Evelyn, Lilydale Imperial (1931–32), Kilsyth (1936)
Northern Metropolitan Football League 1975 1979 Batman (now Coburg Districts), Bellfield, Broadmeadows, Collingwood Districts, Dallas Blues, East Brunswick, Fitzroy Stars, Jacana, Merlynston, Preston Wanderers, Princes Hill, RMIT, St Andrews, West Brunswick
Panton Hill Football League[7] 1931 1987
Protestant Football Association 1921 1940
Reporter Football Association[8] 1903 1926 Disbanded early 1927 after inner clubs joined the V.F.L. Sub-Districts and the outer clubs formed the Ringwood District Football League Box Hill, Mitcham, Canterbury, Ringwood Imperials (1903), Ringwood, Bayswater, Ferntree Gully, Burwood, East Burwood, Camberwell, Warrandyte, Nunawading, Blackburn, Doncaster, Croydon, Rose Of Camberwell (1909), Surrey Hills, Deepdene, Kilsyth, Kew, Vermont, Auburn, Balwyn
Ringwood District Football League[9] 1927 1941 Ringwood, Blackburn, Doncaster, Warrandyte, Croydon, Kilsyth, Vermont, Mitcham, Templestowe, Tunstall All Blacks, Ringwood East, Olinda-Monbulk (1939), Bayswater, Boronia, Lilydale Stars
Saturday Morning Football League 1927 1960
Scoresby District Football League 1925 1930 Bayswater-Boronia, Ferntree Gully, East Burwood, Ferny Creek, Belgrave, Scoresby, Monbulk, Silvan
Sunday Amateur Football League 1947 1964
Sunday Suburban Football League 1950 1968 Melbourne Amateur Sunday Football Association (1950–67)
VFA Sub District Football Association 1927 1953
VFL Sub District Football League 1925 1949 Revamped into Metropolitan FL (1950-1974)
Victorian Junior Football Association 1883 1932
West Suburban Football League[10] 1919 1987 Absorbed by the Footscray District Football League Werribee District Football League (1919–64) Altona, INF, Lara, Laverton, Little River, Metro Farm, Newport, Services, Werribee, Werribee South, Williamstown Rovers, Wyndham
YCW National Football League[11] 1963 1986 ACSC, Bellfield, Broadmeadows, Clifton Hill, Coburg YCW, East Brunswick, East Preston, East Thomastown, Fitzroy Stars, Fairfield, Flemington, Jacana, Kensington Stores, Keon Park, Merlynston, Moomba Park, Moorabbin West, North Fawkner, North Melbourne and District YCW, RAAF Melbourne, RAAF Squadron, Reservoir Rovers, Richmond Centrals (unrelated to current Richmond Central) St Andrews, South Dandenong, West Ivanhoe

Country competitions

References

  1. ^ Dandenong Journal
  2. ^ Caulfield Oakleigh District Times
  3. ^ Catholic Advocate
  4. ^ Dandenong Journal
  5. ^ Box Hill Reporter
  6. ^ Box Hill Reporter
  7. ^ Whittlesea Post
  8. ^ Ringwood Mail
  9. ^ Ringwood Mail
  10. ^ Werribee Banner
  11. ^ Catholic Advocate
  12. ^ Ararat Advertiser
  13. ^ Bacchus Marsh Express
  14. ^ Bairnsdale Advertiser
  15. ^ Bairnsdale Advertiser
  16. ^ Ballarat Courier
  17. ^ Ballarat Courier
  18. ^ Wonthaggi Sentinel
  19. ^ Morwell Advertiser
  20. ^ Horsham Times
  21. ^ Creswick Advertiser
  22. ^ Colac Herald
  23. ^ Traralgon Journal
  24. ^ Snowy River Mail
  25. ^ Riverine Herald
  26. ^ Gippsland Times
  27. ^ Avoca Mail
  28. ^ Skipton Standard
  29. ^ Nhill Free Press
  30. ^ Swan Hill Guardian
  31. ^ Terang Express
  32. ^ North West Express
  33. ^ Geelong Advertiser
  34. ^ Warrnambool Standard
  35. ^ Gippsland Times
  36. ^ Sea Lake Times
  37. ^ Hamilton Spectator
  38. ^ Pakenham Gazette
  39. ^ Hamilton Spectator