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style="font-size: larger;" | Essendon District Football League
Founded 1930
Chairman Ian Price
General Manager Stan Pettett
Treasurer Arthur Crofts
Junior Football Director Brett Scott
Senior Football Director Ross Wall
Registrations & Transfers David McWilliam
No. of senior club 24
2011 Premiers Strathmore Website EDFL Website


The Essendon District Football League (EDFL) is an Australian rules football
Australian rules football
Australian rules football, officially known as Australian football, also called football, Aussie rules or footy is a sport played between two teams of 22 players on either...

 league based in the north-west suburbs of Melbourne, which was established in 1930.

The EDFL consists of 24 senior clubs, 10 clubs in A Grade and 14 clubs in B Grade. Both grades have a reserve side and an under 18's side that align with the senior matches.

The League has also established an EDFL Umpires Association, EDFL Trainers Association and EDFL Auskick.

A Grade

Club Nickname Coach Web Page Jumper
Aberfeldie
Aberfeldie Football Club
Aberfeldie Football Club is an Australian rules football club located 9 km north-west of Melbourne in the suburb of Aberfeldie which entered the Essendon District Football League in 1948....

Abers John McMillan Official Site
Avondale Heights
Avondale Heights Football Club
The Avondale Heights Football Club is an Australian rules football club located 14 km north west of Melbourne in the suburb of Avondale Heights and was founded as a junior club in September 1965 where a small group of locals met at St James Church in Macey Street to establish a club for the...

Heights Chris Johnson Official Site
Craigieburn
Craigieburn Football Club
The Craigieburn Football Club is an Australian rules football club and is located 27 km north of Melbourne in the township of Craigieburn....

Eagles Paul Barnard
Paul Barnard
Paul Barnard is a former Australian rules footballer who played from 1994 until 2003.Originally from East Perth, where he played 29 games from 1992–93, Barnard's first two seasons of AFL were spent with Hawthorn. After managing only 11 games he came to Essendon as part of a trade with Paul Salmon...

Official Site
Doutta Stars
Doutta Stars Football Club
The Essendon Doutta Stars Football Club is an Australian rules football club located 10 km north west of Melbourne in the suburb of Essendon, and affiliated with the Essendon District Football League in 1946.-History:...

Stars Marcus Barham Official Site
Greenvale
Greenvale Football Club
The Greenvale Football Club is an Australian rules football club located 23 km north west of Melbourne in the suburb of Greenvale. The club was founded in 1990 as a junior club by Les Norris, who died in April of 2009. By 2005, the club was fielding fifteen teams in the Essendon District Football...

Jets Anthony Rock
Anthony Rock
Anthony Rock is a former Australian rules footballer who played for North Melbourne and Hawthorn in the VFL/AFL.A midfielder from Hadfield, Rock debuted in the league during the 1988 season, playing with North Melbourne. He stayed with the club until 1999 when he moved to Hawthorn for his final...

Official Site
Keilor
Keilor Football Club
Keilor Football Club is an Australian rules football club located 20 km north west of Melbourne in the suburb of Keilor.The first football match played at Keilor was in 1894 against an Essendon junior team...

Blues Mick McGuane Official Site
Maribyrnong Park
Maribyrnong Park Football Club
Maribyrnong Park Football Club is an Australian rules football club located 7 km north of Melbourne in the suburb of Moonee Ponds .The club was formed in 1980 from an amalgamation of Riverside Stars and Moonee Imperials football clubs who shared the same clubroom and played on adjacent ovals...

Lions Brodie Holland
Brodie Holland
Brodie Holland is a former professional Australian rules footballer best known for his playing days at the Collingwood Football Club in the Australian Football League....

Official Site
Oak Park
Oak Park Football Club
Oak Park Football Club is an Australian rules football club located 12 km north west of Melbourne in the suburb of Oak Park and was founded in 1957 as a junior club playing Under 15's in a local junior competition....

Kangaroos Phillip Plunkett Official Site
Strathmore
Strathmore Football Club
Strathmore Football Club is an Australian rules football club located 7 km north west of Melbourne in the suburb of Strathmore and was founded in 1954 as a junior club.The senior club was established in 1957....

Mores Digby Morrell
Digby Morrell
Digby Morrell is a former Australian rules footballer who played with the Kangaroos and Carlton in the Australian Football League ....

Official Site
Taylors Lakes
Taylors Lakes Football Club
Taylors Lakes Football Club is an Australian Rules football club located 23 km north west of Melbourne in the suburb of Taylors Lakes and was founded in late 1989 as a junior club after discussions with Taylors Lakes Recreational Club and local residents, as a result the club affiliated in 1990...

 
Lakers Steve Burns Official Site


The 2010 A Grade premiers were Maribyrnong Park defeating Greenvale
Greenvale
-In Australia:*Greenvale, Victoria, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia**Greenvale Football Club*Greenvale, New South Wales, a rural community in the Riverina...


B Grade

Club Nickname Coach Web Page Jumper
Airport West
Airport West Football Club
Airport West Football Club is an Australian rules football club, located 14 km north west of Melbourne in the suburb of Airport West. Established in 1961, the club affiliated with the Essendon District Football League in 1962....

Eagles Ron Rooney Official Site
East Keilor
East Keilor Football Club
East Keilor Football Club is an Australian rules football club located 16 km northwest of Melbourne in the suburb of Keilor. The club was founded in 1967 as a junior club....

Cougars Steven Kolyniuk
Steven Kolyniuk
Steven Kolyniuk is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Footscray in the AFL.Kolyniuk made his debut for Footscray in 1987 and played with the club for 14 seasons. He managed 177 games before announcing his retirement in 2000. Kolyniuk kicked 198 goals for Footscray with his best...

 
Official Site
Glenroy
Glenroy Football Club
Glenroy Football Club is an Australian rules football club located 14 km north of Melbourne in the suburb of Glenroy. The club was founded in 1946 and affiliated with the Essendon District Football League. The club fields open age and junior teams....

Roys Brett Jeffery Official Site
Hadfield
Hadfield Football Club
Hadfield Football Club is an Australian rules football club located 14 km north of Melbourne in the suburb of Hadfield. The Hadfield Community Youth Club was founded in 1961 and played at Reddish Reserve and wore green and gold....

Hawks Robert Don Official Site
Hillside Sharks Darryl Craig Official Site
Jacana
Jacana Football Club
Jacana Football Club is an Australian rules football club located 16 km north of Melbourne in the suburb of Jacana and is affiliated with the Essendon District Football League....

Jaguars Wayne Reardon Official Site
Keilor Park
Keilor Park Football Club
Keilor Park Football Club is an Australian rules football club located 20 km north west of Melbourne in the suburb of Keilor Park and was founded as a junior club in October 1974 when residents met to establish a local football, basketball, and netball sporting club.Club colours were chosen...

Devils Marcus Barclay Official Site
Moonee Valley
Moonee Valley Football Club
Mooney Valley Football Club was founded in 1933 in the Essendon District Football League and is located 13 km north west of Melbourne in the suburb of Moonee Valley...

Valley Charlie Denaro Official Site
Northern Saints Saints Derek Shaw
Derek Shaw (footballer)
Derek Shaw is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Collingwood in the Victorian Football League during the late 1970s and early 1980s.Shaw, who could play as both a ruckman and forward, came from Bundoora originally...

Official Site
Pascoe Vale
Pascoe Vale Football Club
The Pascoe Vale Football Club is an Australian rules football club located 11 km north west of Melbourne in the suburb of Pascoe Vale . The club is affiliated with the Essendon District Football League....

Panthers David Morgan Official Site
Roxburgh Park
Roxburgh Park Football Club
The Roxburgh Park Football Club is an Australian rules football club located 24 km north of Melbourne in the new housing estate of Roxburgh Park...

Magpies Barry Marsh Official Site
Tullamarine
Tullamarine Football Club
Tullamarine Football Club is an Australian rules football club is located 17 km north west of Melbourne in the suburb of Tullamarine and is affiliated with the Essendon District Football League....

Demons Ashley Manning Official Site
West Coburg
West Coburg Football Club
The West Coburg Football Club is an Australian rules football club located 8 km north west of Melbourne in the suburb of Coburg. The club was founded in 1927, and fields seniors and juniors in the Essendon District Football League....

Burgers Ryan Smith Official Site
Westmeadows
Westmeadows Football Club
The Westmeadows Football Club is an Australian rules football club located 19 km north west of Melbourne in the suburb of Westmeadows and is affiliated with the Essendon District Football League....

Tigers Anthony Leydin Official Site


The 2010 B Grade premiers were Taylors Lakes
Taylors Lakes Football Club
Taylors Lakes Football Club is an Australian Rules football club located 23 km north west of Melbourne in the suburb of Taylors Lakes and was founded in late 1989 as a junior club after discussions with Taylors Lakes Recreational Club and local residents, as a result the club affiliated in 1990...

 defeating Pascoe Vale.

Juniors matches


The juniors consist of: Under 10s, Under 12s, Under 14s and Under 16s. There are eight junior divisions at this level and each team listed in the senior section has at least one junior team in divisions 1, 2 or 3 for each age group, however many clubs have more in divisions 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.

AFL players


EDFL players who have gone on to play in the VFL/AFL
Australian Football League
The Australian Football League is both the governing body and the major professional competition in the sport of Australian rules football...



Tom Allison
Tom Allison
Tom Allison is a former Australian rules footballer who played for North Melbourne Football Club in the Victorian Football League . He played 106 games and kicked 61 goals for North Melbourne between 1963 and 1970. Allison was recruited from West Coburg and played one State of Origin match for...

, Zac Dawson
Zac Dawson
Zac Dawson is an Australian rules footballer who has played for the Hawthorn and St Kilda Football Clubs in the Australian Football League .-AFL career:- Hawthorn :...

, Michael Rischitelli
Michael Rischitelli
Michael Rischitelli is an Australian rules footballer, a former Brisbane Lion player, currently contracted with the Gold Coast Football Club in the Australian Football League.-Brisbane Lions :...

, Peter Faulks
Peter Faulks
Peter Faullks is an Australian rules footballer for the Fremantle Football Club in the Australian Football League and the Peel Thunder Football Club in the West Australian Football League ....

, Ryan O'Keefe
Ryan O'Keefe
Ryan O'Keefe is an Australian Football League player with the Sydney Swans, and part of the Swans' 2005 premiership-winning side....

, Shaun McKernan
Shaun McKernan
Shaun McKernan is an Australian rules football player for the Adelaide Football Club.He was Adelaide’s second selection in the 2008 National Draft, taken at pick 28, and recorded strong results at the 2007 NAB AFL Draft Camp ranking second for the standing vertical leap behind number 2 draft pick...

, Addam Maric
Addam Maric
Addam Maric is a professional Australian rules footballer currently playing for the Melbourne Demons in the Australian Football League ....

, Aaron Kite, Brent Hartigan
Brent Hartigan
Brent Hartigan is an Australian rules football player, formerly of the Richmond Football Club in the AFL.He is the son of Darryl Hartigan who played for Coburg in the VFA and was a member of their 1979 premiership team...

, Lynden Dunn
Lynden Dunn
Lynden Dunn is an Australian rules footballer for the Melbourne Football Club in the Australian Football League.He was selected as Melbourne's second pick and 15th overall in the 2004 AFL Draft...

, Jim Gutterson
Jim Gutterson
Jim Gutterson was an Australian rules footballer who played with Footscray in the Victorian Football League ....

, Paul Koulouriotis
Paul Koulouriotis
Paul Koulouriotis is a former Australian rules footballer. who played one season for Port Adelaide in 2000, before playing three seasons for Geelong from 2004–2006 in the AFL. He went to St Mary's...

, Ivan Maric
Ivan Maric
Ivan Maric is an Australian rules football player of Croatian descent in the Australian Football League and was the number 20 of the Adelaide Crows Football Club. He currently plays for the Richmond Football Club.- Early career :...

, Steven Alessio
Steven Alessio
Steven Alessio , is a former Australian rules footballer with the Essendon Football Club.Of Italian descent and named in the VFL/AFL Italian Team of the Century in 2007, Alessio made his debut in 1992, and was renowned as one of Essendon's great ruckmen...

, Paul Chapman, Jude Bolton
Jude Bolton
Jude Bolton is an Australian rules football player with the Sydney Swans of the AFL. Bolton currently holds the record for most tackles in a VFL/AFL career....

, David Dench
David Dench
David Dench is a former Australian rules footballer in the Victorian Football League. He played his whole career with North Melbourne Football Club at one of its most successful periods....

, Ron Evans, Mark Harvey
Mark Harvey
Mark Harvey is a former Australian rules football player who played for the Essendon Football Club. He played 206 games from 1984 to 1997, kicking 190 goals, and was assistant coach at Essendon from 1998 to 2005...

, Matthew Lloyd
Matthew Lloyd
Matthew James Lloyd is a former Australian rules footballer who played for and was the captain of the Essendon Football Club in the Australian Football League...

, Wes Lofts
Wes Lofts
Wes Lofts is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Carlton in the Victorian Football League during the 1960s.A key defender, Lofts represented the Victorian interstate team in both 1963 and 1967...

, Glenn Manton
Glenn Manton
Glenn Manton is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Carlton and Essendon. He usually played in defence but was occasionally used up forward.-AFL Career:...

, Corey McKernan
Corey McKernan
Corey McKernan is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the North Melbourne Kangaroos and Carlton Blues in the Australian Football League...

, Brock McLean
Brock McLean
Brock "Chooka" McLean is a professional Australian rules footballer currently with the Carlton Football Club in the Australian Football League...

, Mark Mercuri
Mark Mercuri
Mark Mercuri was a professional Australian rules football player for Essendon. He played in the 1993 Grand final winning team which defeated Carlton...

, Joe Misiti
Joe Misiti
"Smokin" Joe Misiti is a former Australian rules football player of Italian descent who played for the Essendon Football Club. Originally from Keilor Park, he made his Australian Football League debut in 1992 and retired at the end of the 2004 premiership season with 236 games to his credit...

, Daryl O'Brien
Daryl O'Brien
Daryl Ernest O'Brien is a former Australian rules footballer who played 135 games for the North Melbourne Kangaroos during the 1960s....

, Dean Limbach, Jesse W. Smith
Jesse W. Smith
Jesse W. Smith is a former Australian rules footballer who played for St Kilda and North Melbourne in the Australian Football League . He is the son of former North Melbourne player, Ross Smith...

, Jesse D. Smith
Jesse D. Smith
Jesse D. Smith was an Australian rules footballer for the Carlton Football Club in the Australian Football League.Originally from Rupertswood, Smith was drafted in the 2004 rookie draft and debuted in Round 20, 2006 against Richmond. Smith played mainly in the midfield when with Carlton's , the...

, David Calthorpe
David Calthorpe
David Calthorpe is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Essendon, the Brisbane Lions and the Kangaroos in the AFL....

, David Rodan
David Rodan
David Rodan is a professional Australian rules footballer currently playing for the Port Adelaide Football Club.Rodan is the first Fijian-born player to reach 100 AFL games.-Early life:...

, Dane Swan
Dane Swan
Dane Swan is an Australian rules footballer for Collingwood in the Australian Football League.Since 2007 Swan has emerged as one of the AFL's elite midfielders, winner of the prestigious Brownlow Medal in 2011 with a record tally of 34 votes...

, Mark Thompson, Andrew Welsh, Damien Peverill
Damien Peverill
Damien Peverill is an Australian rules footballer who played 144 senior games with Essendon Football Club in the Australian Football League between 2001 and 2008...

, Adam Pickering
Adam Pickering
Adam Pickering is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Carlton in the Australian Football League. After being delisted by Carlton, Pickering moved to Western Australian to play for East Perth in the West Australian Football League.-Sources:*Holmesby, Russell & Main, Jim . The...

, Dale Morris
Dale Morris
Dale Morris is an Australian rules footballer who currently plays for the Western Bulldogs.Morris spent four years playing for Werribee Football Club in the Victorian Football League before being added to the Bulldogs' rookie list in the 2004 Rookie Draft...

, Dick Reynolds
Dick Reynolds
Richard Sylvannus 'Dick' Reynolds was an Australian rules footballer and coach who represented Essendon and Victoria with great distinction....



VFL/AFL players who have played in the EDFL

John Barnes
John Barnes (footballer)
John Charles Bryan Barnes MBE is an English football manager and former player.During his playing career, Barnes had successful periods at Watford and Liverpool in the 1980s and 1990s, winning the First Division twice, the FA Cup twice, and playing for England 79 times...

, Jon Hassell
Jon Hassell
Jon Hassell is an American trumpet player and composer. He is known for his influence in the world music scene and his unusual electronic manipulation of the trumpet sound.-Life and career:...

, Stephen Paxman
Stephen Paxman
-Fitzroy career :He began his career with the Fitzroy Football Club in 1991, he went on to play 102 games for the club before the club merged with Brisbane Lions.-Port Adelaide career :...

, Anthony Aloi, Sedat Sir
Sedat Sir
Sedat Sir is a former Turkish Australian rules footballer who played for the Western Bulldogs in the Australian Football League . Sedat, known as a solid defender, played 24 games at senior level between 1995 and 1998. He was also a member of the Western Bulldogs 1998 reserves premiership team...

, Dean Laidley
Dean Laidley
Dean Laidley is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the West Coast Eagles and North Melbourne in the Australian Football League from 1987 to 1997, including in North Melbourne's 1996 premiership side. He served as coach of North Melbourne from 2003 to 2009...

, Justin Madden
Justin Madden
Madden was 206 cm tall, and one of the tallest men ever to play Australian Rules football, and his potential in this area was fully utilized by Carlton, who used him as their main ruckman. Over the next fifteen seasons, Madden became a mainstay of the Carlton side, and one of the most...

, Simon Minton-Connell
Simon Minton-Connell
Simon Minton-Connell is a former Australian rules footballer in the VFL/AFL, and nephew of the great full-forward, Peter Hudson.-VFL/AFL career:...

, Winis Imbi
Winis Imbi
Winis Imbi is an Australian rules footballer.Imbi is notable as the first player born in Papua New Guinea to reach VFL/AFL level....

, Aaron James
Aaron James (footballer)
Aaron James is an Australian rules footballer who played with Collingwood, Richmond and the Western Bulldogs in the Australian Football League ....


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