Skipton Emus

Skipton Emus AFL club

Skipton Emus AFL logoAbout
Skipton boasted an extremely strong team during its early years, on one occasion allegedly going fifteen years without losing a single match.

During the late 19th and early 20th century Skipton took part in a number of semi-official, often unnamed competitions. After world war one the Linton and District Football Association was formed with Skipton enjoying premiership success in 1921, 1923 and 1924. The club went on to compete in numerous different leagues during the inter-war years.

Between 1953 and 1998 Skipton was a member of the Western Plains Football League, before transferring to the Lexton Plains Football League in 1999.

A new era for The Skipton Football Netball Club began in 2011 with the club joining the Central Highlands Football League & Central Highlands Netball Association. The club gained a new jumper which incorporates the 3 colours – red, blue and white – our great club has worn throughout its history.

The Skipton Football Netball Club is a vibrant, community orientated club. Please feel free to contact us to become a member, volunteer or become a player.

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Home Ground
Skipton Recreation Reserve, Smythe Street, Skipton

Location
Skipton is a town in the Western District of Victoria, situated on the Glenelg Highway, 166 km west of Melbourne and 52 km southwest of Ballarat. Skipton is on the banks of Mount Emu Creek and is named after Skipton, in Yorkshire, England. It is known as “the home of the platypus”. Henry Bolte, the longest serving Premier of Victoria, grew up in Skipton.

Premierships
1891, 1908, 1921, 1923-24, 1937, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2009-10