Echuca United Football Club

Echuca United Football Netball Club, nicknamed the Eagles, is an Australian rules football and netball club based in the northern Victorian city of Echuca. The club teams currently compete in the Murray FNL.

The club was formed in 1994 with the merger of the Echuca South and Echuca East Football Clubs and competed in the Northern and Echuca League until 1996. After the league disbanded the club joined the Murray Football League since that time.

Club history

The merger of Echuca East FC and Echuca South FC became the “Echuca United Football Club” in 1994. The club competed in the Northern and Echuca League as the Hawks, wearing brown and gold vertical-striped jumpers.

After the league disbanded in 1996, the club joined the Murray league. The club was forced to change their jumpers due to the Barooga Hawks (already in the Murray league) having the same jumpers. Echuca United then became the Eagles and used the same jumper designs as the West Coast Eagles. At the beginning of the 2002 season the eagles purchased new jumpers with a new eagle design adopted.[3]

Since 1997 the club has played in the Murray Football League, winning its only premiership in 2013.[4]

Game statistics

Competition Active Total games Wins Losses Draws Percentage wins Flags
Northern & Echuca Football League 1994-1996 56 32 24 0 57.14% 0
Murray Football League 1997–present (figures show to 2012) 297 119 177 1 40.06% 0

Premierships

League Total flags Premiership year
Murray Football League 1 2013

Reference:[5]

Best & Fairest

  • 1994 – R Couchman
  • 1995 – P Pellegrino
  • 1996 – C Day
  • 1997 – J Hatfield
  • 1998 – P Taylor
  • 1999 – C Day
  • 2000 – B Henderson
  • 2001 – D Dalziel
  • 2002 – D Dalziel
  • 2003 – B Pannam
  • 2004 – D Dalziel
  • 2005 – T McMaster
  • 2006 – A Baker
  • 2007 – L Jones
  • 2008 – D Hueston
  • 2009 – D Hueston
  • 2010 – R Priest
  • 2011 – D Hueston
  • 2012 – S Beattie
  • 2013 – F Priest
  • 2014 – D Moon
  • 2015 – D Hueston
  • 2016 – D Hueston

Reference:[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c “Presidents, Coaches, B&F Winners – Echuca United Football Netball Club Inc – SportsTG”. SportsTG. Retrieved 6 March 2017.
  2. ^ “Echuca United FC – AustralianRulesFootball.com.au”. australianrulesfootball.com.au. Retrieved 6 March 2017.
  3. ^ “About The Club – Echuca United Football Netball Club Inc – SportsTG”. SportsTG. Retrieved 6 March 2017.
  4. ^ McNicol, Adam (4 July 2014). “Echuca united after premiership”. The Age. Retrieved 6 March 2017.
  5. ^ Devaney, John. “Australian Football – Echuca+United Football Club – Stats”. australianfootball.com. Retrieved 6 March 2017.

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