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Joined VAFA: 1932-361959

Section: Division 2

Years in section: 1

Nickname: Magpies

Ground: Ransford Oval, Park Street, Parkville. (*29 F10). 0422 595 526

Under 19/Club XVIII: As above

Women’s: McAlister Oval

Colours: Black and white vert. stripes/ black – white number; shorts – black; socks – black & white hoops.

Secretary: Lydia Holt M: 0448 566 091 E: [email protected]

President: Beth Cook M: 0427 772 320 E: [email protected]

West Brunswick as we know them now, commenced in the VAFA in 1959, with the club’s senior team winning the 1960 E Section the premiership in their second year. Prior to this, a West Brunswick club had played in the VAFA from 1932-36 with the club winning the D Section premiership in their first season (1932) before they disbanded. Fast forward again and the 1960 success was followed up with the Magpies playing in two more grand finals in a row, losing both the 1961 (D Section) and 1962 (C Section) deciders. The club was in B Section, but they could only hang on for two seasons before being relegated back. Recently, the Club has gone from strength to strength as they’ve won back-to-back premierships in Division 4 (2014) and Division 3 (2015), and have now worked their way in Division 1 for 2018. In 2017, the Westies entered a team in Development Division 1 of the inaugural VAFA Women’s competition and went devastatingly close to premiership success but fell one point short in the decider against St Mary’s Salesian before another heartbreaking loss to the Saints in 2018.


Seniors Women’s Reserves
Men’s Reserves U19s
8 2 3
Division 1 / D Section: 1932 Premier Reserve: 2019
Division 2 / E Section: 1960, 1980 Premier B (Blue) Reserve: 2018
Division 3: 1976, 2002, 2015
Division 4: 2008, 2014

Competition Best and Fairest Winners – Senior Men’s

Premier C / C Section – LS Zachariah Medal – 1

Division 1 / D Section – LS Pepper Medal – 1

Division 3  – P Hutchinson Medal – 1

Division 4 – OJ Meehan Medal – 1

Year Name Section Votes
2008 Bill Irving Division 4
2006 Bill Irving Division 3 26
1989 M.A. Stone D Section
1953 W.J. Hawes C Section

Competition Best and Fairest Winners – Senior Women’s

Premier B (Blue) – 1

Year Name Section Votes
2018 Melissa Lindsay Premier B (Blue) 17

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