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About

lukeThe Echunga Football Club (EFC) was formed in 1903. Gold diggers introduced the game to the area and played periodically on our hallowed turf prior to 1903. For 20 years the EFC was involved in challenge matches against neighbouring towns, teams from Adelaide and the lake-district until 1923 when we became a founding member of the Hills Central Football Association. This Association survived for 44 years until the amalgamation with neighbouring associations to form the Hills Football League.

With a World War terminating football competition for five years the EFC involvement with a formal association /league now spans 88 years. We have won 16 “A” grade premierships from 33 Grand Final appearances – a proud history. Our Golden Era was the decade after the war. Eight Grand Final appearances and six premierships won. This period is also remembered because of the brilliance of probably the greatest footballer in Hills football history. The EFC ruckman, Keith (“Jim”) Hampton won seven Mail Medals and was runner-up twice and third once. He ruled the air and was an automatic selection for the HCFA team for 16 consecutive years. Approaches by all of the SANFL clubs and some VFL clubs were ignored – he had cows to milk.

Our original dressing room was a tin shed located at the southern end of the oval. Cementing the floor necessitated a major club project in 1930. From this humble start the EFC progressed to a new building that incorporated modern facilities and survived for 40 years to the current complex that is acknowledged as the best in the HFL. These building projects, the removal of the trotting track, the oval drainage and lighting and our ability to present six teams each week is a credit to countless administrators and volunteers that have provided a service to our Club over its long history.

 

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A Grade Best & Fairest

Premierships

1949 J Boothby, E Humphreys, H Liebelt
1955 A Berry, J Plane, R Sheppard, R Smith, T Smith, W Thomas, J Thomas, C Wickham, R Gilbert,P Liebelt
1966 K Anderson, L Brown, A Edmonds, R Edmonds, R Elston, D Hampton, K Hampton, A Hampton, B Nicol, C Nicol, F Tilbrook, T Whatman
1967 B Gilbert
1971 J Brown, C Elston
1974 V Greifhahn, C Sheehan, J Smith, N Smith
1978 W Koop, J Mooney
1979 G Hampton, K Hampton, I Bates, A Rothe, P Rothe
1980 J Gilbert
1982 H Schulz, C Paech, B Braendler
1983 I Rothe
1984 P Elston, R Berry, R Mooney, R Fuller, T Liebelt
1986 W Berry, B Schulz
1987 T Rothe
1989 K Pocock, G Schulz, J Bates, M Whatman, P McHenery, T Guy
1990 P Sellar, J Couch
1993 K Rothe
1994 S Gedei, W Ewing
1996 W Crafter
2000 S Noske, A (Adrian) Walton
2004 R Fleming, J Shaefer
2005 C Sheehan Jnr
2006 G R Blunt, B Butler, K Biersteker
2007 P J Munn
2009 M Rigby, P J Ward, R J Bloomfield
2015 G Edmonds

1923 C Darwent
1924-30      G Smith
1931-32       A Colebatch
1933  E Colyan
1934-36      A Liebelt
1937 E Humphreys
1938  H Hudson
1939-40     W Colebatch
1945-48      R Smith
1949           G Schwerdt
1950-60     D Hampton
1961 A Edmonds
1962-63     R Noble
1964 B Gilbert
1965-68     C Elston
1969  J Brown
1970-89     A E Rothe
1990 C Sheehan
1991-1993 A E Rothe
1994-1996 R J Bloomfield
1997-2006 P J Munn
2007 M Rigby
2008 M Rigby & P J Munn
2009-2010 P Weydling
2011-2015 K Pocock
2016- present B Butler

1923-1924 B Peach
1925-34 H Liebelt
1935 C Gilbert
1936-38 F Keam
1939 D Golding/ R Smith
1940 R Smith
1945-46 M Gilbert
1947 G Schwerdt
1948 W Liebelt
1949-50 B Pick
1951-52 R Edmonds
1953 W Garrett
1954-55 T Whatman
1956-60 B Nicol
1961 J Mossop
1962-1963 G Hawthorne
1964 J Smith
1965 R Elphick
1966 R Couch/M Sheehan
1967-1968 M Sheehan
1969-70 J Couch
1971-77 C Sheehan
1978-79 A Pinchbeck
1980-84 G Edmonds
1985-87 P Beaumont
1988-90 R Berry
1991-93 I Bates
1994-97 R Jackson
1997-2006 G Blunt
2007 S Bailey
2008-11 S Mellington
2012-16 I Tregoning

“A” Grade
1923 J Liebelt
1925 F Smith
1936 J Thomas
1946 Keith Hampton
1947 Keith Hampton
1948 Keith Hampton
1950 Keith Hampton
1952 Keith Hampton
1953 Keith Hampton
1954 C Elston
1955 Keith Hampton
1972 Ken Hampton
1988 S Gedei
1992 Tim Curnow
2003 Tim Curnow
Reserves Grade
1968 V Greifhahn
1972 G Hampton
1976 V Greifhahn
1980 I Bates
1984 Ken Hampton
2003 Brett Butler
“A3” Grade
1988 B Schulz / R Cooper
Senior Colts
1977 K Pocock
1985 S Hein
1988 A Vears
1992 Nick Sward
1993 Nick Sward
1995 Wade Carter
1996 Ben Fleming
2006 Clint Guy
2007 Brock Rothe
Junior Colts
1973 T Rothe
1974 K Pocock
1987 C Sheehan Jnr
1993 Gavin Mooney
2004 Clint Guy
2008 Harley Montgomery
2010 Brock Montgomery

1970 N J Smith
1971 C J Sheehan
1972 K R Hampton
1973 C J Sheehan
1974 G C Nicol
1975 G C Nicol
1976 K Hampton
1977 K Hampton / L Bottrill
1978 C Sheehan
1979 J Crouch
1980 I Rothe
1981 I Rothe
1982 W Bellman
1983 C Sheehan
1984 S Gedei
1985 S Gedei / B Mesecke
1986 B Miller
1987 S Jeffries
1988 S Gedei
1989 S Jeffries
1990 M Curnow
1991 R Pearce
1992 T Curnow
1993 D Rothe
1994 S Gedei
1995 M Young
1996 A Vears
1997 A Vears
1998 B Shaefer
1999 P Young
2000 P Young
2001 C Sheehan Jnr
2002 L Munn
2003 T Curnow
2004 S Cranna
2005 L Munn
2006 C Lynn
2007 O Rowsell
2008 O Rowsell
2009 B White
2010 J Edwards / A Edwards
2011 D Henke
2012 L Carey
2013 L Carey
2014 P Lindsay

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