Greater Western Victoria Rebels

The Greater Western Victoria Rebels is an Australian rules football club which plays in the NAB League, the statewide under-18s competition in Victoria, Australia.

Greater Western Victoria Rebels
Full nameGreater Western Victoria Rebels Football Club
2019 season
After finals10th
Home-and-away season10th
Club details
Founded1993 (1993)
Colours     Black      White      Grey
CompetitionNAB League
Premierships(1) 1997
Ground(s)Eureka Stadium, North Ballarat
Other information
Official websiteGWVRFC

Initially known as the Ballarat Rebels and wearing green and gold, the team was established in 1993 as one of four regional under-18s clubs, set up as part of a plan by the AFL Commission to have clubs set in all regions of the state of Victoria. The club became affiliated with the new VFL's North Ballarat Football Club in 1996, and changed its name to North Ballarat Rebels and its colours to black and white to reflect this.[1] In January 2017, the club again changed its name to Greater Western Victoria Rebels to reflect their expanded recruitment zone.[2]

This was to help aid in player development and the process of the AFL draft, which allows U18 players the opportunity to be selected by AFL clubs.

Greater Western Victoria has produced many notable AFL players including Adam Goodes, Drew Petrie, Troy Chaplin, Jed Adcock, Tim Notting, Shannon Watt, James Walker and Shane O'Bree.


  • Premierships (1): 1997
  • Runners-up (0): Nil
  • Wooden Spoons (1): 2013



  • * Denotes being selected in Greater Western Sydney Mini-Draft (2011)
  • + Denotes player was pre-listed by Greater Western Sydney (2011)
  • † Denotes player was pre-listed and on-traded by Greater Western Sydney (2012)
  • Sources:1994-2009: AFL Record Season Guide 2010[6]

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