Corowa-Rutherglen Football Club
The Corowa-Rutherglen Football Netball Club, nicknamed the Kangaroos, is an Australian rules football and netball club based in the town of Corowa in New South Wales. Corowa-Rutherglen's football and netball squads currently play in the Ovens & Murray Football League.
|Full name||Corowa-Rutherglen Football Netball Club|
|Competition||Ovens & Murray Football League|
|Premierships||(2): 2000, 2003|
|Ground(s)||John Foord Oval|
The club is notable for producing many VFL / AFL football players over many years, including John Longmire.
Additionally surplus players formed the Rutherglen-Corowa Cats in 1979 and competed in the Coreen & District Football League for 13 seasons, before moving to the Ovens & King Football League for 11 seasons. Today the club is known as the Rutherglen Cats, dropping "Corowa" from their name in 2002, and have competed in the Tallangatta & District Football League since 2004.
In the 2016 Ovens & Murray FNL season it was announced that the Corowa-Rutherglen FNC would move the round 11 home match to Rutherglen's Barkley Park. This marked the first time a match was played in Rutherglen for premiership points since the 1981 Ovens & Murray FL season. Traditionally the Rutherglen Cats do not play on the Queen's Birthday Weekend as the town hosts the annual Winery Walkabout.
Accompanying the return was a pre-match luncheon with many guest speakers, including Rutherglen O&M Hall of Famer Bill Gayfer, Mick Gayfer, John Pearce, Corowa-Rutherglen's O&M Hall of Famer Jim Sandral, Dennis Sandral, John Clancy, and Peter Chisnall. At the luncheon it was suggested by Corowa-Rutherglen official Fred Longmire that both the Corowa-Rutherglen FNC & Rutherglen FNC could be run by a one-commission model, which would include three representatives from both clubs, an independent chairperson and a paid general manager to run 12 football and nine netball teams in the O&M and T&D football leagues.
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- Ovens & Murray Football League
- Seniors (2) 2000, 2003
- Seconds (2): 1986, 1992
- Thirds (3): 1983, 1984, 2000
VFL / AFL players recruited from CRFNC
- Brad Campbell - St Kilda
- Jeff Bruce - Fitzroy
- Ben Mathews - Sydney
- Joshua Houlihan - St Kilda
- Ryan Houlihan - Carlton
- Adam Houlihan - Geelong
- Damian Houlihan - Collingwood
- Mark O'Donoghue - North Melbourne
- John Longmire - North Melbourne
- Michael Gayfer - Collingwood
- Aaron Henneman - Essendon
- David Teague - North Melbourne
- Robert Campbell - Hawthorn
- Darryl Henderson - North Melbourne
- Adam Matthews - Carlton
- Paul Lewis - Geelong
- Paul O'Donoghue - North Melbourne
- Peter Chisnall - North Melbourne
- Paul Bartlett - North Melbourne
- Craig Horwood - Collingwood
- Brett MacKenzie - North Melbourne
Team of the Century (1903-2003)
|Team of the Century|
- Team ref
- 1 G. Tobias was named in the Team of the Century for his career with the Corowa FC. He was also a foundation player for the Corowa-Rutherglen FC in 1979
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