- Castlemaine Football Club
The Castlemaine Football Club is an
Australian rules footballclub based in Castlemaine, Victoria, Australiaand is currently a member of the Bendigo Football League.
The club is notable for several reasons. Formed in 1859, it is the second oldest known football club in Australia after the
Melbourne Football Cluband a foundation club of the Victorian Football Associationin 1877 and it has produced a large number of notable Australian rules footballlers.
Like many country football clubs, Castlemaine operates as a football and
Players wear vertical black and white stripes and goes by the nickname "Magpies".
The Castlemaine Football Club was formed in
June 15, 1859in an era before codified rules organised competition, but according to some sources, including Graeme Atkinson, "football" was popular in the goldfields region. Records for the foundation date was discovered in 2007 which rewrote history as many had previously believed the Geelong Football Clubto be formed earlier. [http://www.realfooty.com.au/articles/2005/06/04/1117825103656.html]
Without a league, the club was on and off during its first decade.
The club was a foundation club of the
Victorian Football Associationwhen it was formed in 1877.
The original uniform was a white cap with royal-blue
In 1925, Castlemaine joined the Bendigo Football League.
Famous past players
Percy Bentley( Richmond Football Club) 1925-40
Jack Titus( Richmond Football Club) 1926-43
Ron Barassi, Sr.( Melbourne Football Club) 1936-1940
*Graeme Miniham (
St Kilda Football Club) 1953-59
Bud Annand(St Kilda) 1956-62
Brian McMillan( Richmond Football Club) 1962-64
Kevin Delmenico( Footscray Football Club) 1966-70
Robert Thompson( Essendon Football Club) 1968-71
*Peter Hall (Carlton) 1971
Peter Fyffe(Carlton) 1970-73
Mark Cross(Footscray) 1974
Warren Jones(Carlton/St Kilda) 1978-85
Lazar Vidovic(St Kilda) 1989-97
Steven Oliver(Carlton) 1989
Paul Starbuck( Sydney Swans/Carlton) 1990
Rod Keogh(Melbourne/St Kilda) 1990-98
Tom Kavanagh(Melbourne/ Fitzroy Football Club) 1993-94.
Heath Culpitt( Carlton Football Club) 1999-2001
* [http://www.castlemainefnc.com Castlemaine Football Club]
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