In years gone by Wyndham had several football teams including the Rovers, Towns and 5 Rivers when the town was bustling. The population was a lot higher whilst the Wyndham meat works were operational. When the meat works were shut in the 80s, Wyndham suffered a sharp population decrease with football declining as a result of this. The Falcons were then formed out of the remnants of the other Wyndham teams and played in the East Kimberley Football Association for a few years before fading out with Wyndham eventually ending up with no teams at all.
The Port Wyndham Crocs were established in 1999 by a dedicated bunch of volunteers who wanted football returned to Wyndham. The Crocs entered the East Kimberley Football Association in 2000 with a huge season, winning every game but unfortunately losing the grand final. In 2002 the Crocs didn’t win quite as many games but did win the one that really mattered by taking the flag.
The competition has grown to now being called the East Kimberley Football League with 10 teams scattered over the whole East Kimberley area, including one team over the border in the Northern Territory. We cover a huge area with some teams having a round trip of over 1200 km to play, crossing state and territory borders.
Port Wyndham Crocs
Wyndham Oval, Wyndham
Wyndham is the oldest and northernmost town in the Kimberley region of WA, located on the Great Northern Highway, 2,210 km northeast of Perth. It was established in 1886 as a result of a gold rush at Halls Creek, and it is now a port and service centre for the east Kimberley. Wyndham is split into two areas. The original town site of Wyndham Port is situated on Cambridge Gulf, while Wyndham’s Three Mile area is the residential and shopping area of the town.