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Hills Football League

Hills Football League
General Information
Founded 1967 in the Adelaide Hills
Current clubs Birdwood
Blackwood
Bridgewater
Callington United
Echunga
Gumeracha
Hahndorf
Ironbank
Kangarilla
Kersbrook
Macclesfield
Meadows
Mount Barker
Mount Lofty
Nairne Bremer
Onkaparinga Valley
Sedan-Cambrai
Torrens Valley
Uraidla Districts
Milang Panthers
2011 Season
2011 Season - Central
Central A Grade Premiers Uraidla Districts 13.7 (85) defeated Blackwood 12.12 (84)
Central B Grade Premiers Blackwood 8.8 (56) defeated Ironbank 5.4 (34)
C Grade Premiers "Blackwood" 8.12 (60) defeated Mt.Lofty 5.4 (34)
Central Senior Colts Premiers (U17 1/2) Blackwood 17.14 (116) defeated Lobethal 8.10 (58)
Central Junior Colts Premiers (U15) Hahndorf 14.5 (89) defeated Mt.Lofty 6.6 (42)
Central Under 13's Premiers Hahndorf 8.9 (57) defeated Blackwood 4.11 (35)
A Grade Mail Medalist Daniel Ebert - Uraidla Districts
2011 Season - Country
Country A Grade Premiers Echunga defeated Birdwood

The Hills Football League (HFL) is an amateur Australian rules football league, situated in the Adelaide Hills region of South Australia, to the south east of the state capital Adelaide.

The League has over 3000 players belonging to 20 member Clubs.[1] The League's Clubs are divided into two playing Divisions
- Central Division (Formerly Division 1 - mostly the larger towns in the Hills region);
- Country Division (Formerly Division 2 - the remaining clubs in the region).

Both divisions have their own programs for the season and there is no promotion and relegation system. It is the second biggest leagues in South Australia after the South Australian Amateur Football League.

In 2009 the Uraidla Districts Football Club became the first team in HFL history to secure all senior premierships (A,B&C) in a single season.

History[2]

The Hills FL was formed in 1967 as a result of the merger of the original Hills Central FL and the Torrens Valley FL. For a number of years, the competition consisted of three divisions, firstly known as the Central Zone, the Northern Zone and the Southern Zone. This later changed to Zone 1, 2 and 3 with two years also providing a Zone 4. Eventually in 1979 the two divisions that exist today was established. The one year that was an exception was 1983 when competition was played in one division.

Heathfield-Aldgate hold the record for the most premierships won in succession from 1971 to 1977.

Grades

The HFL consists of:

  • Junior Grades
    • Under 8's
    • Under 9's
    • Under 10's
    • Under 11's
    • Under 13's
    • Under 15's
    • Under 17.5's
  • Senior Grades
    • A Grade(A1)
    • B Grade(A2)
    • C Grade(A3)

Central Division

Jumper Club Nickname Years in comp HFL Premierships
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Blackwood[3] Woods 1987- Central: 1988, 1991
Bridgewater[4] Raiders 2013- * Country: 1981
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Hahndorf[5] Magpies 1967- Central: 1984-85, 1992–93, 1995, 1997, 2001
Ironbank-Cherry Gardens Thunderers 1986- Country: 1998-99
Lobethal[6] Tigers 1967- Central: 1981, 1998–99, 2002
Mount Barker[7] Barkeroos 1967- Central: 1969-70, 1982–83, 2000, 2003–04, 2012
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Mount Lofty[8] Mountain Devils 1986- * Central: 1967-68. 1971-72-73-74-75-76-77, 1986, 1990, 2006-07-08
Onkaparinga Valley[9] Bulldogs 1967- Central: 1978, 1994
Torrens Valley Mountain Lions 1997- * Country: 1967-68-69, 1971, 1991, 2005, 2007, 2010
Uraidla Districts Demons 1997- * Central: 1979-80, 1987, 1989, 1996, 2005, 2009-10-11, 2013

Country: 1978-79

Merged Team (*), Premierships as current entity (bold)

Premierships

[10]

Country Division

Jumper Club Nickname Years in comp HFL Premierships
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Birdwood Roosters 1967- Country: 1973, 1975-76-77, 1992, 1994
Echunga Demons 1967- Country: 1995-96, 2000, 2011, 2013
Div 3: 1972
Gumeracha Magpies 1967- Country: 1970, 1982, 1984
Kangarilla Double Blues 1967–1978, 2006- Country: 2006
Div 3: 1970, 1973–74, 1978
Kersbrook Blues/Brookers 1971- Country: 1972, 1974, 1986, 1993, 1997, 2008–09
Macclesfield Bloods 1967–1983, 1987- Country: 1980
Div 3: 1969
Div 4: 1972-1973
Meadows Bulldogs 1967-1982, 2001- Country: 2001-2004
Div 3: 1967
Nairne Bremer United[11] Rams 1978–1991, 1998- * Country: 1985, 1989
Div 3B: 1974, 1978
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Sedan-Cambrai Magpies 2010- * -

Merged Team (*), Premierships as current entity (bold)

Premierships

[10]

C-Grade Only Clubs

Jumper Club Nickname Years in comp HFL Premierships
Milang Panthers 1986-2005, 2010- -

Former Clubs

Jumper Club Nickname Years in comp HFL Premierships
Callington United[12] Eagles 1995-2012 (merged with Bridgewater) -

References

External links

  • Hills Football League Official Site
  • Country Footy (Central)
  • Country Footy (Country)
  • Full Points Footy


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