Finley Football Club

The Finley Football Club, nicknamed the Cats, is an Australian rules football and netball club based in the town of Finley located in the Riverina district of New South Wales. The club teams currently play in the playing in the Murray FNL, which Finley joinedin 1933.

Full nameFinley Football Netball Club
Club details
Foundedc. late 19th. Century [note 1]
CompetitionMurray FNL
PresidentAshley Haynes
CoachTom Doyle
Premierships(7): 1952, 1954, 1958, 1971, 1981, 1982, 1988

Some players from Finley have risen to the major league in the country, the Australian Football League (AFL), including Shane Crawford and Tom Hawkins.

Others from Finley to have represented VFL/AFL clubs include Allan Jeans (1955–59, 77 games for St Kilda and premiership coach of St Kilda 1966, premiership coach for Hawthorn 1983, 1986 & 1989), Jack Hawkins (1973–81, 182 games- Geelong), Darren Jackson and Bert Taylor (1934–36, 39 games- Melbourne)[2]


  • Murray Football League (7):
    • 1952, 1954, 1958, 1971, 1981, 1982, 1988 [3]


  1. The date of foundation is unclear. Some sources state the club was established in the 1890s but there is no reliable evidence about that.[1]


  1. Finley FC profile
  2. Wilks, M. (2011) Australian football clubs in NSW Bas Publishing. p. 42
  3. Club history
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