Bellarine Football League

The Bellarine Football League is an Australian rules football competition based in the Bellarine Peninsula region of Victoria, Australia, formed in 1971.

Bellarine Football League
SportAustralian rules football
Founded1971 (1971)
No. of teams10
Country Australia
ConfederationAFL Barwon
Most recent
champion(s)
Modewarre
(2018)
Most titles
League Best & FairestJackson Bews (Anglesea) & Mat Dyer (Barwon Heads)
Leading Goal KickerMitch Phelps (Barwon Heads)
Official websiteAFL Barwon

Six of the eight founding clubs played in the Polwarth Football league the year before. Two Polwarth clubs, Lorne and Apollo Bay, were forced to join the CDFL. Drysdale and Barwon Heads (chief initiator) joined from the Geelong & District Football League.

The Bellarine Football League forms the second tier of football in the Geelong area, along with the Geelong Football League and the Geelong & District Football League.

Teams

Current

Club Nickname Location Home Ground Colours BFL Premierships Years in BFL
Anglesea Roos Anglesea, Victoria Dave Harding Oval Royal blue and white vertical stripes 1983, 1991, 1999 1973–
Barwon Heads Seagulls Barwon Heads, Victoria Howard Harmer Oval Royal blue and sky blue with seagull emblem 1972, 1973, 1974, 1993 2019 1971–
Drysdale Hawks Drysdale, Victoria Drysdale Recreational Reserve Brown with gold vee 1976, 1977, 1985, 2009, 2010 1971–
Geelong Amateur Ammos Highton, Victoria Queens Park Green with sky blue yoke and pegasus emblem 2004, 2008, 2014, 2015, 2016 1995–
Modewarre Warriors Modewarre, Victoria Mount Moriac Recreation Reserve Maroon with stylised sky blue yoke and warrior emblem 2018 1996–
Newcomb Power Moolap, Victoria Grinter Reserve Maroon with gold vee inside a sky blue yoke 1980, 1981, 1982, 1988, 2005, 2007 1976–
Ocean Grove Grubbers Ocean Grove, Victoria Ray Menzies Oval Red with white monogram 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 1971–
Portarlington Demons Portarlington, Victoria Portarlington Recreation Reserve Navy blue with red yoke 1978, 1992 1971–
Queenscliff Barracoutas Queenscliff, Victoria Queenscliff Recreation Reserve Royal blue with red and white hoops and couta emblem 1975, 2011, 2012, 2013 1971–
Torquay Tigers Torquay, Victoria Spring Creek Reserve Black with yellow sash 1971, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1998, 2006, 2017 1971–

Former

Club Nickname Location Home Ground Colours BFL Premierships Years in BFL Notes
Leopold Lions Leopold, Victoria Leopold Memorial Park Green with gold vee 1979, 1990 1971–1991 Joined the GFL.
St Leonards Saints St Leonards, Victoria Charles McCarthy Memorial Reserve Red, white and black tri-panel None 1985–1990[lower-alpha 1] Moved to GDFL. Portarlington added St Leonards to its name for the 1996 and 1997 seasons.
Winchelsea Blues Winchelsea, Victoria Eastern Reserve Navy blue with white monogram None 1971–1982 Moved to the CDFL, and later the GDFL in 2002.

Premiers

SeasonPremierRunner UpScoreBest on Ground
1971TorquayQueenscliff18.5 (113) - 6.15 (51)Graham Muncey (Torquay)
1972Barwon HeadsOcean Grove18.20 (128) - 15.9 (99)Garry Hamer (Barwon Heads)
1973Barwon HeadsWinchelsea19.11 (125) - 11.9 (75)Brian Marshman (Barwon Heads)
1974Barwon HeadsOcean Grove13.14 (92) - 11.13 (79)Geoff Fry (Barwon Heads)
1975QueenscliffDrysdale14.16 (100) - 11.10 (76)Peter Growney (Queenscliff)
1976DrysdaleTorquay23.10 (148) - 19.13 (127)Greg Scott (Drysdale)
1977DrysdaleQueenscliff12.10 (82) - 11.12 (78)David Hall (Drysdale)
1978PortarlingtonDrysdale12.19 (91) - 5.14 (44)Vincent Guiffe (Portarlington)
1979LeopoldNewcomb18.12 (120) - 17.9 (111)Peter Lewis (Leopold)
1980NewcombPortarlington13.17 (95) - 9.12 (66)Greg Herbet (Newcomb)
1981NewcombTorquay17.10 (112) - 12.9 (81)John Fagan (Newcomb)
1982NewcombTorquay19.15 (129) - 8.9 (57)John Fagan (Newcomb)
1983AngleseaTorquay14.14 (98) - 13.6 (84)Brian O’Keefe (Anglesea)
1984TorquayDrysdale19.11 (125) - 19.10 (124)Alan Lynch (Drysdale)
1985DrysdaleLeopold20.26 (146) - 11.6 (72)Darren Wilson (Drysdale)
1986TorquayNewcomb21.21 (147) - 4.12 (36)Shane Jacobsen (Torquay)
1987TorquayLeopold13.16 (94) - 10.14 (74)Dale Lewis (Torquay)
1988NewcombDrysdale14.7 (91) - 11.12 (78)Ross Gibson (Newcomb)
1989TorquayDrysdale11.15 (81) - 9.18 (72)John McMahon (Torquay)
1990LeopoldAnglesea17.5 (107) - 11.13 (79)Peter Lange (Leopold)
1991AngleseaLeopold10.15 (75) - 5.7 (37)Darren Fraser (Anglesea)
1992PortarlingtonDrysdale10.6 (66) – 4.11 (35)Brian Canny (Portarlington)
1993Barwon HeadsOcean Grove19.17 (131) - 10.16 (76)Antony Callan (Barwon Heads)
1994Ocean GrovePortarlington16.6 (102) - 5.12 (42)Dean Gills (Ocean Grove)
1995Ocean GroveAnglesea17.12 (114) - 11.11 (77)Matthew McTaggart (Ocean Grove)
1996Ocean GroveAnglesea12.12 (84) – 7.12 (54)Steven Sherwell (Ocean Grove)
1997Ocean GroveAnglesea11.10 (76) - 4.2 (26)Will McTaggart (Ocean Grove)
1998TorquayOcean Grove9.8 (62) - 6.7 (43)George Arnold (Torquay)
1999AngleseaOcean Grove13.16 (94) - 12.12 (84)Ian Benny (Anglesea)
2000Ocean GroveAnglesea16.13 (109) - 7.12 (54)Matthew Payne (Ocean Grove)
2001Ocean GroveDrysdale23.16 (154) - 12.8 (80)Kane Montgomery (Ocean Grove)
2002Ocean GroveDrysdale12.23 (95) - 6.7 (43)James Dalton (Ocean Grove)
2003Ocean GroveGeelong Amateur12.9 (81) - 10.12 (72)Liam Rock (Ocean Grove)
2004Geelong AmateurOcean Grove18.9 (117) - 11.5 (71)Haami Williams (Geelong Amateur)
2005NewcombTorquay15.18 (108) - 11.9 (75)Luke McLean (Newcomb)
2006TorquayNewcomb15.9 (99) - 13.11 (89)Andrew Wesley (Torquay)
2007NewcombOcean Grove25.15 (165) - 17.9 (111)Mark Stewart (Newcomb)
2008Geelong AmateurTorquay28.11 (179) - 14.19 (103)Nathan Reid (Geelong Amateur)
2009DrysdaleGeelong Amateur15.18 (108) - 13.12 (90)Brett Dowie (Drysdale)
2010DrysdaleGeelong Amateur13.13 (91) - 11.17 (83)Mitch Scott (Drysdale)
2011QueenscliffGeelong Amateur17.22 (124) - 13.7 (85)Daniel Gibbs (Queenscliff)[1]
2012QueenscliffTorquay16.14 (110) - 12.8 (80)Daniel Gibbs (Queenscliff)
2013QueenscliffDrysdale14.16 (100) - 6.11 (47)Brad Ridings (Queenscliff)
2014Geelong AmateurOcean Grove22.16 (148) - 8.9 (57)Kane Smith (Geelong Amateur)
2015Geelong AmateurTorquay16.16 (112) – 11.14 (80)Peter Street (Geelong Amateur)
2016Geelong AmateurModewarre18.16 (124) – 11.11 (77)Brad King (Geelong Amateur)
2017TorquayGeelong Amateur17.9 (111) – 7.18 (60)Billy Henderson (Torquay)
2018ModewarreBarwon Heads14.9 (93) – 5.16 (46)John Meesen (Modewarre)

Awards

2000 Ladder

Bellarine FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Ocean Grove 1701026751101242.96%68EliminationTorquay121486Geelong Amateur8856
Anglesea 1305022031312167.91%52QualifyingAnglesea13583Drysdale91569
Drysdale 1305019881275155.92%521st SemiDrysdale10868Torquay15999
Geelong Amateur 1206018931564121.04%482nd SemiOcean Grove2110136Anglesea4731
Torquay 1107021811495145.89%44PreliminaryAnglesea121890Torquay121284
Modewarre909016091544104.21%36GrandOcean Grove1613109Anglesea71254
Barwon Heads501301287243052.96%20
Newcomb501301418188775.15%20
Queenscliff501301467213468.74%20
Portarlington00180932291132.02%0

2001 Ladder

Bellarine FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Ocean Grove 1503021431049204.29%60EliminationTorquay10868Geelong Amateur61450
Drysdale 1503020601059194.52%60QualifyingDrysdale1511101Modewarre11874
Modewarre 1503013791270108.58%601st SemiModewarre111076Torquay10464
Torquay 1206018221463124.54%482nd SemiDrysdale15999Ocean Grove111278
Geelong Amateur 1107016121264127.53%44PreliminaryOcean Grove1815123Modewarre7648
Queenscliff701011431184977.39%30GrandOcean Grove2316154Drysdale12880
Newcomb601201513169689.21%24
Anglesea401311351165781.53%18
Portarlington301501088210651.66%12
Barwon Heads10170986197250.00%4

2002 Ladder

Bellarine FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Drysdale 180002280984231.71%72EliminationModewarre31735Barwon Heads14892
Ocean Grove 1503024111202200.58%60QualifyingOcean Grove1816124Geelong Amateur10868
Geelong Amateur 1107017121431119.64%441st SemiGeelong Amateur1512102Barwon Heads6642
Modewarre 100801338149589.50%402nd SemiDrysdale238146Ocean Grove13684
Barwon Heads 909014721333110.43%36PreliminaryOcean Grove1420104Geelong Amateur6844
Queenscliff8010015961531104.25%32GrandOcean Grove122395Drysdale6743
Torquay801001534175287.56%32
Newcomb401401266200363.21%16
Portarlington40140932190348.98%16
Anglesea301501130203755.47%12

2003 Ladder

Bellarine FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Geelong Amateur 180002770853324.74%72EliminationTorquay72062Anglesea8755
Drysdale 160202593985263.25%64QualifyingDrysdale9660Ocean Grove131795
Ocean Grove 1206023311322176.32%481st SemiTorquay101575Drysdale61147
Torquay 1107021371320161.89%442nd SemiGeelong Amateur121385Ocean Grove71254
Anglesea 100801950196199.44%40PreliminaryOcean Grove2115141Torquay8856
Queenscliff90901554181085.86%36GrandOcean Grove12981Geelong Amateur101272
Barwon Heads8010016981598106.26%32
Newcomb401401262213959.00%16
Modewarre201601156239948.19%8
Portarlington00180617368116.76%0

2004 Ladder

Bellarine FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Geelong Amateur 170012642859307.57%70EliminationOcean Grove101373Queenscliff9761
Drysdale 1404022031262174.56%56QualifyingDrysdale11117Barwon Heads6945
Barwon Heads 110611547182884.63%461st SemiOcean Grove1911125Drysdale101373
Ocean Grove 1008020921579132.49%402nd SemiGeelong Amateur3312210Barwon Heads9357
Queenscliff 909017991376130.74%36PreliminaryOcean Grove2319157Barwon Heads9963
Newcomb909018231534118.84%36GrandGeelong Amateur189117Ocean Grove11571
Torquay909016881661101.63%36
Anglesea701101765178798.77%28
Modewarre301501009198650.81%12
Portarlington00180609330518.43%0

2005 Ladder

Bellarine FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Newcomb 1503024651187207.67%60EliminationAnglesea1910124Drysdale9862
Geelong Amateur 1404022021272173.11%56QualifyingGeelong Amateur131896Torquay9862
Torquay 1206019151698112.78%481st SemiTorquay13583Anglesea101070
Drysdale 1206017491733100.92%482nd SemiNewcomb1616112Geelong Amateur11975
Anglesea 1107018281458125.38%44PreliminaryTorquay1715117Geelong Amateur141094
Queenscliff1107016521534107.69%44GrandNewcomb1518108Torquay11975
Modewarre701101373180875.94%28
Ocean Grove301501485208971.09%12
Barwon Heads301501332194468.52%12
Portarlington201601195247348.32%8

2006 Ladder

Bellarine FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Newcomb 1404022661575143.87%56EliminationOcean Grove121082Torquay13785
Geelong Amateur 1305022701450156.55%52QualifyingGeelong Amateur1618114Barwon Heads131088
Barwon Heads 1206019941504132.58%481st SemiTorquay2023143Barwon Heads71456
Ocean Grove 1206021381658128.95%482nd SemiNewcomb2211143Geelong Amateur179111
Torquay 1206020801805115.24%48PreliminaryTorquay2416160Geelong Amateur1613109
Modewarre809118101656109.30%34GrandNewcomb131189Torquay1915
Drysdale809119701907103.30%34
Anglesea601201779201288.42%24
Queenscliff301501365247455.17%12
Portarlington101701089272040.04%4

2007 Ladder

Bellarine FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Drysdale 1401118241279142.61%58EliminationGeelong Amateur169105Torquay1511101
Newcomb 1402016321114146.50%56QualifyingNewcomb177109Ocean Grove71355
Ocean Grove 1006014641141128.31%401st SemiOcean Grove121587geelong amat12981
Torquay 905213811299106.31%402nd SemiNewcomb3115201Drysdale101070
Geelong Amateur 906112961217106.49%38PreliminaryDrysdale101474Ocean Grove111379
Anglesea601001143136683.67%24GrandNewcomb2515165Ocean Grove179111
Portarlington501101025149768.47%20
Modewarre401201215131292.61%16
Barwon Heads401201186155376.37%16
Queenscliff301301246163476.25%12

2008 Ladder

Bellarine FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Geelong Amateur 1701025841177219.54%68EliminationDrysdale169105Anglesea131795
Ocean Grove 1106121451449148.03%46QualifyingTorquay15797Ocean Grove131593
Torquay 1107019911620122.90%441st SemiOcean Grove2514164Drysdale1516106
Drysdale 110701775179598.89%442nd SemiTorquay131088Geelong Amateur111379
Anglesea 1007120741629127.32%42PreliminaryGeelong Amateur141397Ocean Grove11975
Barwon Heads1008019721505131.03%40GrandGeelong Amateur2811179Torquay1417101
Portarlington601111502196976.28%26
Modewarre601111367180375.82%26
Queenscliff601201604186985.82%24
Newcomb001801075327332.84%0

2009 Ladder

Bellarine FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Geelong Amateur 1602024451156211.51%64EliminationQueenscliff1720122Ocean Grove131391
Drysdale 1404023651682140.61%56QualifyingTorquay1417101Drysdale131795
Torquay 1305023401421164.67%521st SemiDrysdale1417101Queenscliff8856
Queenscliff 1206020101424141.15%482nd SemiGeelong Amateur1616112Drysdale10969
Ocean Grove 1106122861709133.76%46PreliminaryDrysdale1710112Torquay131997
Barwon Heads809119281712112.62%34GrandDrysdale1518108Geelong Amateur131290
Modewarre6012016491645100.24%24
Anglesea501301808191594.41%20
Portarlington401401394193272.15%16
Newcomb00180429405810.57%0

2010 Ladder

Bellarine FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Drysdale 1503021451249171.74%60EliminationAnglesea1514104Torquay121385
Geelong Amateur 1404020921160180.34%56QualifyingGeelong Amateur1911125Queenscliff7951
Queenscliff 1404021401215176.13%561st SemiQueenscliff1617113Anglesea14993
Torquay 1206018011454123.87%482nd SemiGeelong Amateur1813121Drysdale11773
Anglesea 110701598166995.75%44PreliminaryDrysdale102484Queenscliff61450
Ocean Grove1008016911435117.84%40GrandDrysdale131391Geelong Amateur111783
Barwon Heads701101670182391.61%28
Modewarre401401224160876.12%16
Portarlington301501011219046.16%12
Newcomb00180927249637.14%0

2011 Ladder

Bellarine FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Geelong Amateur 1502122631355167.01%62EliminationAnglesea12981Torquay8957
Ocean Grove 1503023121353170.88%60QualifyingQueenscliff2314152Ocean Grove121183
Queenscliff 1403122371228182.17%581st SemiAnglesea198122Ocean Grove141296
Anglesea 1305021321195178.41%522nd SemiGeelong Amateur1819127Queenscliff121082
Torquay 909016721542108.43%36PreliminaryQueenscliff1716118Ocean Grove101474
Drysdale909017231716100.41%36GrandQueenscliff1722124Geelong Amateur13785
Barwon Heads701101511186281.15%28
Modewarre401311326168678.65%18
Newcomb20151973227242.83%10
Portarlington00180905284531.81%0

2012 Ladder

Bellarine FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Queenscliff 1701021751090199.54%68EliminationModewarre1713115Drysdale168104
Torquay 1404022191304170.17%56QualifyingTorquay1810118Ocean Grove14791
Ocean Grove 1404018901359139.07%561st SemiModewarre1515105Ocean Grove131088
Drysdale 1206019331433134.89%482nd SemiQueenscliff121688Torquay111177
Modewarre 1008017471255139.20%40PreliminaryTorquay101777Modewarre71355
Geelong Amateur909018381515121.32%36GrandQueenscliff1614110Torquay12880
Barwon Heads601201923196397.96%24
Anglesea601201878196395.67%24
Portarlington10170957281134.04%4
Newcomb10170791265829.76%4

2013 Ladder

Bellarine FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Queenscliff 1800021261114190.84%72EliminationOcean Grove141397Torquay131694
Geelong Amateur 150302185969225.49%60QualifyingDrysdale141498Geelong Amateur131492
Drysdale 1305018881334141.53%521st SemiGeelong Amateur131997Ocean Grove81361
Torquay 1205120821232168.99%502nd SemiDrysdale101373Queenscliff91266
Ocean Grove 1008020211603126.08%40PreliminaryQueenscliff121486Geelong Amateur61551
Barwon Heads809120031586126.29%34GrandQueenscliff1416100Drysdale61147
Modewarre601201547163994.39%24
Anglesea401401301211661.48%16
Newcomb30150987235441.93%12
Portarlington00180709290224.43%0

2014 Ladder

Bellarine FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Geelong Amateur 1602024741024241.60%64EliminationQueenscliff131896Barwon Heads81361
Torquay 1404022041141193.16%56QualifyingOcean Grove141195Torquay111581
Ocean Grove 1305021031386151.73%521st SemiTorquay1910124Queenscliff111379
Queenscliff 1206018781254149.76%482nd SemiGeelong Amateur2318156Ocean Grove6945
Barwon Heads 1107018961515125.15%44PreliminaryOcean Grove14589Torquay121284
Drysdale1008018491192155.12%40GrandGeelong Amateur2216148Ocean Grove8957
Modewarre601201599166496.09%24
Anglesea501301439165686.90%20
Portarlington301501170206456.69%12
Newcomb0018041241289.98%0

2015 Ladder

Bellarine FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Torquay 170102195913240.42%68EliminationOcean Grove9761Anglesea8957
Geelong Amateur 1602026921056254.92%64QualifyingGeelong Amateur111480Barwon Heads91569
Barwon Heads 1305020381190171.26%521st SemiBarwon Heads10868Ocean Grove41640
Ocean Grove 1107019441414137.48%442nd SemiGeelong Amateur111884Torquay101373
Anglesea 8010017031534111.02%32PreliminaryTorquay1610106Barwon Heads10868
Modewarre801001419153792.32%32GrandGeelong Amateur1616112Torquay111480
Queenscliff7011016711504111.10%28
Drysdale501301415159688.66%20
Portarlington501301406188674.55%20
Newcomb0018029641497.13%0

2016 Ladder

Bellarine FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Geelong Amateur 1503022841133201.59%60EliminationModewarre1715117Torquay121082
Queenscliff 1404020231222165.55%56QualifyingQueenscliff13583Anglesea10969
Modewarre 1305016231385117.18%521st SemiModewarre1717119Anglesea81159
Anglesea 1206015531328116.94%482nd SemiGeelong Amateur2433177Queenscliff11571
Torquay 1008016491173140.58%40PreliminaryModewarre1612108Queenscliff121284
Ocean Grove8010014721439102.29%32GrandGeelong Amateur1816124Modewarre111177
Barwon Heads8010015131508100.33%32
Drysdale701101231157178.36%28
Portarlington301501345203965.96%12
Newcomb00180750264528.36%0

2017 Ladder

Bellarine FL Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Torquay 1602019961078185.16%64EliminationModewarre1711113Ocean Grove91266
Geelong Amateur 150301998957208.78%60QualifyingGeelong Amateur111783Barwon Heads101171
Barwon Heads 1404018371044175.96%561st SemiBarwon Heads131896Modewarre5636
Modewarre 1107015791304121.09%442nd SemiGeelong Amateur12577Torquay71355
Ocean Grove 1008015801536102.86%40PreliminaryTorquay1712114Barwon Heads111783
Queenscliff809115281513100.99%34GrandTorquay179111Geelong Amateur71860
Anglesea801001495170287.84%32
Drysdale501301405159288.25%20
Newcomb10161957249838.31%6
Portarlington101701017216846.91%4

Notes

  1. Played Round 1 of the 1991 BFL season before moving to the Geelong & District Football League.

References

  1. "Queenscliff ends premiership drought". Geelong Advertiser. 19 September 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2012.

Book

  • Cat Country - History of Football In The Geelong Region - John Stoward - ISBN 9780957751583
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