St Mary's Sporting Club

St Mary's Sporting Club Inc., nicknamed the Saints, is an Australian rules football and netball club based in the port city of Geelong, Victoria. The club teams currently compete in the Geelong Football Netball League, the premier league in the region.[1]

St Mary's
Full nameSt Mary's Sporting Club Inc
Club details
Founded1953 (1953)
Premierships(10): 1956, 1959, 1960, 1967, 1972, 1975, 1979, 1992, 2004, 2008, 2019
Ground(s)Kardinia West Oval
Other information


Earlier club

A version of this club existed from 1904 to 1906. They competed in the Church Union Association and won the 1905 Church Union Association premiership. The club was short-lived, disbanding in 1906, and it was another 16 years before St Mary's re-formed. This was done with great success playing in the Geelong Athletics Societies Football Association. It won flags in 1922, 1923, 1924 and 1927 before disbanding again in 1934.

Current club

The club was reformed from the merger of CYMS and YCW Clubs in 1953. They joined the GDFL Evelyn Hurst Cup and won their first flag in 1956. Since then it has become one of the most consistently successful club in the league. It was part of the breakaway that created the Geelong Football League in 1979.


Notable players


  • Cat Country: History of Football In The Geelong Region – John Stoward – ISBN 978-0-9577515-8-3


This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.