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 nameCorowa-Rutherglen Football Netball Club
Club details
Founded1979 (1979)
CompetitionOvens & Murray Football League
PresidentGraham Hosier
Premierships(2): 2000, 2003
Ground(s)John Foord Oval
Other information

The club is notable for producing many VFL / AFL football players over many years, including John Longmire.


The club was formed in 1979 when the Corowa Spiders and the Rutherglen Redlegs merged to become the "Corowa-Rutherglen Roos".

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.[1] 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.[2][3][4][5]

Year G B Pts Home G B Pts Away Report
2016 6 11 47 Corowa-Rutherglen 10 6 68 Wodonga Report (Saturday June 11)


Notable players

VFL / AFL players recruited from CRFNC

Team of the Century (1903-2003)

Team of the Century [7]
B: F. King D. Sandral L. Jackson
HB: W. Francis J. Sandral J. Kingston
C: A. Dunn W. Gayfer W. O'Donoghue
HF: D. Carroll N. Hawking G. Tobias 1
F: A. Francis R. Baker A. McCauley
Foll: M. Mills J. King J. Clancy
Int: J. Lane A. Way C. Dickins
Coach: P. Tossol
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

See also


  1. Mardling, Xavier (11 June 2016). "Still a bit of bark in Dogs' season". Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  2. JOHNSTON, DAVID (11 June 2016). "A back to the future model for Roos, Cats". Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  3. "Weekend of opportunity in footy". Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  4. "Roos relish return to Barkley Park". 16 June 2016. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  5. "Roos return to Rutherglen". Archived from the original on 17 August 2016. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  6. "VFL/AFL Players - Corowa Rutherglen Football Club - SportsTG". Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  7. Team of the Century 1903–2003 on SportsTG
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