Newtown & Chilwell Football Club
|Newtown & Chilwell|
|Full name||Newtown & Chilwell Football Club|
|Premierships||(9): 1937, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1978, 1982, 1985, 1986|
The club teams currently compete in the regional Geelong Football Netball League, playing their home games at Elderslie Reserve.
Chilwell Football Club (formed 1874) and Newtown Football Club (formed 1874/1875) were affiliated with the following leagues:
- Geelong District Football Association (GDFA), 1879–1918
- Geelong District Football League (GDFL), 1919–1921
- Geelong Junior Football Association (GJFA), 1922–1932
- Geelong District Football League (GDFL), 1933
In 1933 the Newtown Football Club and the Chilwell Football Club merged to form the Newtown & Chilwell Football Club. The merger of two of Geelong's oldest clubs was because Newtown had difficulty getting players so they looked to their neighboring club, Chilwell. The club also has a historical link to the Barwon Football Club, which at its peak in the mid-1870s was one of the strongest clubs in Victoria, before it merged into Chilwell in 1879.
When the league was formed in 1979 the Eagles were one of the 10 clubs that broke away from the Geelong & District Football League. The city and country clubs of the old GDFL were divided into the major league competition of the GFL and the minor league GDFL.
- Stoward, John. Cat Country – History of Football in the Geelong Region. ISBN 978-0-9577515-8-3.
- Mark Pennings; Trevor Ruddell (2007), "Anyone but Barwon", Sporting Traditions, 25 (1): 41–55
- Fanning, Noel (9 April 2008). "Geelong and District Football League boasts a long list of superstars". The Geelong Advertiser. www.geelongadvertiser.com.au. Retrieved 10 November 2008.
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