Waverley Blues Football Club
Mount Waverley Football Club (MWFC) was established in 1925. It first played in red jumpers and white sash, before settling on its navy blue jumpers with a monogramme in white (similar to the current Carlton jumping suit). After the brief disbanding between 1929 and 1935, the club has had an enviable existence with Mount Reserve. Mount Reserve in Charles Street Mt.Waverley.
MWFC was a member of its time in the South Eastern Football League and received a trophy in 1964. As the SEFSL expanded, MWFC played all of its games in its top Division. The SEFSL was later renamed known as the Southern League and MWFC continued playing in the First Division until 1993.
In 1994, the club joined in 1994 with Burwood Football Club which was which is a Second Division Southern League Club. In 1994, the Mount Waverley Burwood Football Club was a part of the First Division in the Southern League from 1994 to 1997.
It was the Waverley Football Club (WFC) was another club that was steeped in history. WFC was established in 1908 and was adorned with the well-known black and red stripes of the Victorian Football Association (VFA – precursor to the present-day VFL). Waverley Football Club had success in 1965, winning their first Division One Premiership in that year. The club was located in Central Reserve on the corner of Waverley and Springvale Road during the VFA period. WFC was admitted to with the Eastern Football League in 1991 and experienced moderate success between 1991 and 1998. It played home matches on Columbia Reserve.
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In the 1998 season the committees of both The Waverley & Mount Waverley Burwood Football Clubs considered the possibility of collaborating to create a brand new, dynamic club which could serve the Waverley district within Monash. City of Monash. It is believed that the Waverley Blues have won premierships in 2000 (Division 4 Eastern Football League), 2005 (Division 4 Eastern Football League) and the year 2008 (Division 3 Football League). See below for a complete list of Reserves, Seniors Netball, Junior Premierships and Reserves.
Waverley Blues Football club currently is part of Division 3 within the Eastern Football League. The main home of the club remains Mt Waverley Reserve, but we also play on Pinewood as well as Tally Ho Reserves.
The year 2020 was the first time that no game of football took place in Metro Melbourne due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The Club is looking forward to getting back on the pitch and the training the track by 2021!
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Womens Football History at Waverley Blues
The Waverley Blues fielded an under 16 Youth Girls team at first this the season of 2016, and there were two players who finished the top two spots (Riley Hall) and 3rd (Amelia van Oosterwijk) in the League Best & Fairest awards.
In 2017, we introduced our first ever Senior Women’s team , with players ranging from between 16 and 35. Coached by our first head coach Chris Goldstraw the team made it to the Grand Final in their first ever season. This was an incredible achievement for a group that has never played before in a football game.
In 2018 , our women’s team went on to the Finals while our u14s girls team also enjoyed an enjoyable season and finished with Abbey Cerovac 3rd place in the League most prestigious and fairest award.
In the 2019 AFLW Draft we had three former players selected. Gemma Lagioia (pick 8 Western Bulldogs), Amelia van Oosterwijk (pick 62 Western Bulldogs) and Emily Harley (pick 93 Richmond).