Drysdale Football Club

The Drysdale Football and Netball Club, nicknamed the Hawks, is an Australian rules football and netball club that plays in the Bellarine Football League and situated in the township of Drysdale, in the centre of the Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. The clubs plays its home games at Drysdale Recreation Reserve, Drysdale.

Full nameDrysdale Football Netball Club
Club details
Founded1879 (1879)
CompetitionBellarine Football League
Premierships(14): 1926, 1928, 1935, 1955, 1962, 1963, 1966, 1969, 1970, 1976, 1977, 1985, 2009, 2010
Ground(s)Drysdale Recreation Reserve
Other information
Official websitedrysdalefc.com.au

Its teams currently compete in the Bellarine Football League, a competition based in the Bellarine Peninsula region of Victoria, Australia, formed in 1971.


The club was established in 1879. Drysdale club played in an early version Bellarine Football League that ran from 1895 to 1914. Reformed after the great war the club continued to play locally until 1924 when it joined the Geelong Football Association.[1]

The Drysdale Football Club continued to play in various Geelong district competitions until the Bellarine District Football League was formed in 1971. Drysdale won back to back premierships in the GDFL prior to joining the new league. Since joining the Bellarine District Football League the club has a winning rate of 60.1%.


Notable VFL/AFL players


  • Cat Country: History of Football in the Geelong Region by John Stoward – Aussie Footy Books, 2008 – ISBN 9780957751583


  1. History on club website
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