Williamstown (VFA)

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1950 Argus Badge
1950 Argus Badge

Williamstown is a Seaside suburb in Melbourne's south west. With respectable working class roots, the football team was formed in 1864.

The club has a long and successful record with VFA premierships in 1907, 1921, 1939, 1945, 1949, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1959, 1986, 1990 as well as second division premierships in 1969 and 1976.

From the 1920's to the end of the 1930's the club strugged with eight finishes in the bottom four between 1925 and 1938 with only one finals appearance in those 15 years.

This record was turned around in 1939 with the recruitment of big name VFL players such as Gordon Ogden (Melbourne), Eric Glass (Melbourne) and Harry Vallence (Carlton). This was followed by Ron Todd (Collingwood) in 1940 and Des Fothergill (Collingwood) in 1941. In 1938 Williamstown received the wooden spoon and in 1939 it won the premiership.

In the 18 years between 1945 and 1962 Williamstown were in the top 4 every year except 1951 and 1952 and took home seven premierships

Team Name and Jumper

Cgwil003 029 Williamstown - Source: Australian Rules Football Cards
Cgwil003 029 Williamstown - Source: Australian Rules Football Cards

Villagers, Seagulls
Blue guernsey with a diagonal yellow sash.

Team Photos

Photos by Charles Boyles

Photos by Unknown/Other Photographers

Williamstown Team Photos

Boyles Player Photos


1933 Giant League and Association Colours
1933 Giant League and Association Colours

Reference_ Williamstown Team of the Century
Reference_ Williamstown Captains
Reference_ Williamstown Coaches
Reference_ Williamstown Best and Fairest
Reference_ Williamstown Leading Goal Kicker

Home Grounds

Williamstown Cricket Ground (Williamstown)

Results during Charles Boyles Work Period 1925-63

For more extensive results (and source data for this table), see


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