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Formed in 1926, the Western Suburbs Australian Football Club competes in the Sydney AFL competition.

The club, which became the first licensed Australian rules football club in New South Wales in 1962, is located in Croydon Park, next to Picken Oval.

During the 1960s and 1970s, Western Suburbs was by far the most successful club in the competition. They made every grand final from 1963 to 1969 and every grand final from 1971 to 1979 bar one. John Northey coached at the football club before coaching at AFL Level.

Western Suburbs Magpies

Home Ground
Picken Oval, Hampton Street, Croydon Park

Croydon Park is a suburb in the Inner West of Sydney, located about 12 km southwest of the Sydney CBD.

1951, 1963, 1965-66, 1969, 1972, 1974-75, 1977, 1996