Churchill FNC

Churchill FNC

Churchill’s original name was the Hazelwood Football Club. In 1905, it was a founding member under that name of the Mirboo Football Association, and later competed at various times in both the Morwell Football Association and the Mirboo Morwell Football Association. After world war two the club affiliated with the Mid Gippsland Football League where it would remain until 1983 claiming a total of seven senior grade premierships, the last two of which, in 1982 and 1983, came after the name change to Churchill, which occurred in 1981. Between 1970 and 1980 the club had been known as Hazelwood Churchill.

In 1984 Churchill transferred to the La Trobe Valley Football League but found the going tough, succumbing to a succession of wooden spoons. Since commencing in the North Gippsland Football League in 1995, however, the club has enjoyed the most consistently successful phase in its history. The seniors in fact reached the grand final in their very first season, but lost by 8 points to Gormandale. A second losing grand final followed in 1996, this time by the narrowest of margins against Glengarry, but since the turn of the century Churchill has been the league’s most successful club, contesting five senior grade grand finals for triumphs in 2002 against Traralgon Tyers United, 2003 over Heyfield, and 2008 against Gormandale. In 2014 the Senior side returned to claim another Preimership by defeating the then undefeated Heyfield in the Grand Final.

The Cougars’ achievements have not been limited to senior grade, with the reserves capturing flags in 1996, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2009, and the thirds in 1995-6-7 and 2000-1-2, 2010 and 2014 In addition, Churchill was the NGFL’s champion club a remarkable eight times in succession between 1996 and 2003.

The Churchill Football Club was admitted into the League in 1995 and have participated every season since that date.

Senior Premierships – 2002, 2003, 2008, 2014, 2018
Reserves Premierships – 1996, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2009
Thirds Premierships – 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2011, 2014, 2018
A Grade Premierships – 1996, 1998(Champions), 2004, 2012
B Grade Premierships – 2010
D Grade Premierships – 2001, 2015
U13 Premierships – 1998, 1999

Senior League Best & Fairest Winners
1997 – S.Answerth
2002 – L.McDonald
2007 – L.McDonald
2016 – Chris Williams

Reserves League Best & Fairest Winners

2005 – S.McNamara

2007 – C.Williams

Thirds League Best & Fairest Winners

1995 – G.Williams

1996 – C.Johnson

1997 – A.Chircop

1998 – M.Rennie

2000 – N.Richer

2011 – A.Tatterson

2012 – Jayden Wilkins

2017 – Ryan Carlson

A Grade Best & Fairest Winners

2002 – N.Hutchinson

B Grade Best & Fairest Winners

2003 – K.O’Brien

2006 – R.Paterson

2009 – J.Kay

C Grade Best & Fairest Winners

2002 – P.Hicks

2003 – H.Lancaster

D Grade Best & Fairest Winners

2001 – C.Hutchinson

2004 – M.Robin

2011 – J.Quinn (Equal Winner)

2015 – E.Hutchinson

Seniors League Leading Goal Kickers

1996 – S.Sanders

1998 – N.McDonald

2003 – T.Darby

2008 – N.McDonald

2012 – Dale Paterson

Thirds League Leading Goal Kickers

2012 – Hamish Towns

Reserves League Leading Goal Kickers

1996 – R.Jellis

1997 – R.Jellis

1999 – R.Jellis

2001 – T.Jenkins

2002 – T.Jenkins

2003 – W.Whykes

2007 – R.Jellis

Thirds League Leading Goal Kickers

1995 – R.Jellis

1996 – N.McDonald

2002 – D.Jenkins

Club Championships

1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

Football Rookie of the Year

2003 – Travis Brighton

Code of Conduct Award

2002 – Football – Seniors, Reserves, Thirds

2003 – Football – Thirds

2005 – Football – Seniors

2009 – Netball – C Grade (Equal Winners)

2010 – Netball – 17&U (Equal Winners)

2011 – Netball 17&U (Equal Winners)

Contact Details

Name: Sample
Phone: 123456789