Castlemaine Football Club

Castlemaine Football Club

The Castlemaine Football Club is an Australian rules football club based in Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia and 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 Club and a foundation club of the Victorian Football Association in 1877 and it has produced a large number of notable Australian rules footballlers.

Like many country football clubs, Castlemaine operates as a football and netball club.

Players wear vertical black and white stripes and goes by the nickname "Magpies".

History

The Castlemaine Football Club was formed in June 15, 1859 in 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 Club to 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 Association when it was formed in 1877.

The original uniform was a white cap with royal-blue Maltese cross.

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

References

External links

* [http://www.castlemainefnc.com Castlemaine Football Club]


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