Welcome to North Wagga
Premiers, 1953 - believed to be the only time North Wagga Public School had an Australian Football team in school competition.
The History !
Australian Football in North Wagga goes as far back as 1887. At that time known as Old Town, playing on the North Wagga recreation Ground, located where the current horse grounds are now adjacent to the railway viaduct.
Records show that in 1933-1940 North Wagga Stars played in the Wagga ARFL team colours were Black and white hoops.
Following WW2 in 1946 the club was reformed, the team wore heavy white cotton guernsey’s with a red star sown on the front.
The Stars played in two Grand Finals of Wagga ARFL. In 1946 North Wagga Stars 10.7. 67 drew with Junee 09.13.67. Junee defeated North Wagga Stars in the Grand Final replay at Bolton Park. 1949 Gumly Gumly 10.12.72 defeated North Wagga Stars 8.10.58 at Bolton Park.
The stars remained in the Wagga ARFL until 1957 when North Wagga Stars and North Wagga merged to form North Wagga FC playing in Albury & DFL. Inspired by a colour photo of Bill Mohr a former North Wagga junior who went on to play for St Kilda it was decided to adopt the Red, White and Black colours of St Kilda.
Junior teams were added following WW2.
North Wagga has been associated with various leagues in this area. Wagga Football League, Albury and Districts F.L., Farrer F.L, Riverina FL and Riverina D.F.L.
1933-1940 Wagga F.L. (North Wagga Stars)
No competition due to WW2
1946-1956 Wagga A.R.F.L. (North Wagga Stars)
1948 – 1954 Albury & D.F.L. (North Wagga Saints)
1957 Albury & D.F.L. (North Wagga AFC) North Wagga Saints and North Wagga Stars merged.
1958 – 1981 Farrer F.L.
1982 – 1984 Riverina D.F.L
1985 – 2006 Farrer F.L
2007 in recess
(reformed in to RFL - with u18's)
2008 - 2009 Riverina F.L.
(relegated back to FFNL following 2009)
2010 – FFNL
2011/12 – 2011 AGM – member’s approval is given to change the registered name of the Club to NORTH WAGGA FOOTBALL NETBALL CLUB to recognize the important contribution of the Netballers to the Club. A constitution and rules were also adopted at the 2011 AGM.
North Wagga has been the home of many VFL, AFL and local legends including Bill Mohr and Ron Clegg. Our most famous recent junior Wayne Carey was selected All Australian captain for several years and played in numerous AFL premierships for the Kangaroo’s (North Melbourne) AFL football club.North Wagga area has a real passion for the community and footballrich history of community involvement with Generations of family’s involved over time up to and including today.
Back row: Rodney McInerney, Colin Lyons, Ron Price, Cyril Peake (coach) Bill Murley, Wayne Edmondstone, John Murley.
Middle row: Allan Rolton, Ken Edmondstone, Brian Lyons, Ron McKenzie, Ray Thompson, Mervyn Oakman, Allan McSpadden.
Front row: Bob McFarland, Peter Hallam, Max Murley, Allan Thompson, Ron Hodge, Jack Cousley.