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The Tyrell Football League (TFL) was an Australian rules football and competition that finished in 1978 with clubs based in the Mallee region of Victoria, Australia. The league featured three grades in the Australian rules football competition, being First-Grade, Reserve-Grade and Under 16s (starting in 1966).

History

The Tyrrell Football League was formed in 1946 and competed through to 1978 until the league folded and all clubs joined new and neighbouring leagues in the area.

Clubs

Final Clubs

Club Colours Nickname Home Ground Former League Est. Years in comp TFL Premierships Fate
Berri-Culgoa
Tigers Berriwillock Rec. Reserve, Berriwillock; Culgoa Rec. Reserve, Culgoa 1975 1975-1978 0 Moved to Southern Mallee Football League
Manangatang
Saints Manangatang Rec. Reserve, Manangatang MFL 1900s 1958-78 (1970-76 as Chinkapook-Manangatang) 2 Moved to Northern Mallee Football League
Nandaly
Bombers Nandaly Rec. Reserve, Nandaly MFL 1919 1952-1978 1 Moved to Northern Mallee Football League
Nullawil
Maroons Nullawil Rec. Reserve, Nullawil WDFA 1900s 1946-1978 9 Moved to Southern Mallee Football League
Sea Lake
Seagulls Sea Lake Rec. Reserve, Sea Lake WDFA 1894 1946-1978 7 Moved to Northern Mallee Football League
Ultima
Roos Ultima Rec. Reserve, Ultima MMFL 1900s 1955-1978 0 Moved to Kerang and District Football League

Former Clubs

Club Colours Nickname Home Ground Former League Est. Years in comp TFL Premierships Fate
Berriwillock
Bullfrogs Berriwillock Rec. Reserve, Berriwillock WDFA 1890s 1946-1974 7 Merged with Culgoa to form Berri-Culgoa
Birchip
Swans Birchip Recreation Reserve, Birchip WDFA 1946-1952 1 Moved to North Central Football League
Chinkapook
Magpies MFL 1913 1958-1970 0 Absorbed by Manangatang in 1970
Culgoa
Culgoa Recreation Reserve, Culgoa WDFA 1890s 1946-1975 1 Merged with Berriwillock to form Berri-Culgoa
Curyo
NCFL 1890s 1946-1957 0 Folded
Narraport
Narraport Recreation Reserve, Narraport WDFA 1890s 1946-1952 2 Moved to North Central Football League
Wycheproof
Demons Wycheproof Recreation Reserve, Wycheproof WDFA 1890s 1946-1951 2 Moved to North Central Football League

Premierships

Year Premier Score Runner-up score
1946 Sea Lake 17-14-116 Narraport 15-15-105
1947 Sea Lake 12-10-82 Narraport 10-15-75
1948 Wycheproof
1949 Narraport 13-11-89 Sea Lake 4-9-33
1950 Birchip 8-13-61 Narraport 9-6-60
1951 Wycheproof 10-12-72 Narraport 10-8-68
1952 Narraport 14-11-95 Nullawil 7-8-50
1953 Culgoa 9-10-64 Berriwillock 6-5-41
1954 Berriwillock 8-12-60 Culgoa 8-7-55
1955 Berriwillock 11-8-74 Nullawil 5-14-44
1956 Berriwillock 10-14-74 Nandaly 9-8-62
1957 Berriwillock 14-11-95 Nullawil 7-8-50
1958 Berriwillock 14-14-98 Manangatang 6-13-49
1959 Sea Lake 14-9-93 Nandaly 7-11-53
1960 Berriwillock 16-10-106 Nandaly 8-11-59
1961 Berriwillock 9-9-63 Nullawil 9-8-62
1962 Culgoa 8-10-58 Nullawil 6-10-46
1963 Manangatang 9-6-60 Nullawil 7-11-53
1964 Nullawil 7-14-56 Chinkapook 8-7-55
1965 Sea Lake 7-8-50 Berriwillock 6-6-42
1966 Nullawil 14-9-93 Sea Lake 9-6-60
1967 Manangatang 11-13-79 Nandaly 10-15-75
1968 Sea Lake 10-16-76 Culgoa 9-9-63
1969 Sea Lake 7-13-55 Nullawil 8-2-50
1970 Sea Lake 10-16-76 Nullawil 6-9-45
1971 Nullawil 8-6-54 Sea Lake 2-14-26
1972 Nullawil 13-11-89 Ultima 7-10-52
1973 Nullawil 19-10-124 Nandaly 13-12-90
1974 Nandaly 18-10-118 Nullawil 17-14-116
1975 Nullawil 14-15-99 Ultima 14-14-98
1976 Nullawil 21-12-138 Berri-Culgoa 9-9-63
1977 Nullawil 14-13-97 Berri-Culgoa 8-14-62
1978 Nullawil 12-23-95 Nandaly 6-14-50