We are the Premiers
down by the sea,
We can’t be beaten
as you will see,
At the end of the season,
you’ll know the reason,
Why we are the Premier team.
|Ed Armistead||Geoff Balderas||Michael Balderas||Geoff Borwick|
|Bill Castles *||Bonnie Castles||Michael Causon||Noel Challis*|
|Jason Connelly||Geoff Couper||Michael Coutts||Col Couper *|
|Robbie Dalziel||John Fatourous*||Rod Gibbons||Martin Heathcote|
|Ruby Holiday *||Chas Howard *||Claude Kelly *||Jason Langdon|
|Rose Lloyd||Henry Love||Joy Love*||Stephen Love|
|Jack Lucas *||Mick Mewha||John Morgan||Gary Murnane|
|Lindsay Murnane||Mick Murnane *||Norm Murnane *||Chris Nicholson|
|Kurt Norton||Yano Pacor||Rusty Norton *||Julie Raskatos|
|Chas Reid *||Alistair Reynolds||Brett Smartt||Janet Smartt|
|Paul Staley||Hector Stribling *||Mark Trickey*||Chris Tully|
|Kevin van Deuren||Peter Wheal||Kevin White||Peter White|
|Tina White||David Wyles||Angelo Kambouris|
|* Deceased||Helen Stribling|
Club Total Top 20
* denotes still playing
1933, 1938, 1940, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1974, 1976, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1982, 1998, 2001 (Premiers & Champions) 2006, 2007, 2013
1947, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1966, 1977, 1978, 1997, 2001.
The history of the Lorne Football Club is very long and varied even though they were very late in joining an official Association.
The earliest record of a Lorne team dates back to the late 1850’s. In order to keep the local cricket team fit, a football team was organised. Players formed teams and played against each other. Before the current location of Stribling Reserve became available, all competition took place on the foreshore. Prior to joining the Polwarth Association, several invitation games took place amongst Lorne and other clubs/teams.
It was noted in 1919 that Lorne competed in the Shire Of Winchelsea Association along with Winchelsea, Birregurra, Wensleydale and Deans Marsh. Lorne’s colours were red and blue in this competition. There appears to be no further mention of a Lorne team competing in any official League or Association until the late 1920’s.
With the organisation of Mr H Stribling, Lorne grouped together and entered the Polwarth Association as a very strong team and soon became a much respected and a hard to beat opponent.
It is assumed that Lorne entered the Polwarth Association in approximately 1927-1929 along with Apollo Bay. Prior to these dates Lorne and Apollo Bay held matches amongst themselves.
Isolation, poor roads and lack of transport seemed to be the main reason these 2 teams were so late in joining the Association. Some players had to be collected from Wye River and Eastern View before a full team could be assembled for the day.
Matches against Apollo Bay required players to travel by boat from Lorne as poor roads and weather made the going very slow in the early years. With a tradition dating back many years the two clubs now compete for the “Coastal Cup” every time they meet.
Lorne’s had 6 different team guernsey’s
Coloured horizontal hoops
One depicting a large star
Vertical black and white stripes
Large black and white vertical stripes
Black with 2 white hoops
Dark jumper with a deep “V” (most likely black and white)
Prior to been known as the “Dolphins”, Lorne was referred to as the “Seasiders” in early newspaper articles.
Junior Polwarth Association circa
1927 – 1929
Polwarth Association circa
1933 – 1940
1946 – 1970
Colac and District Football League
1971 – present
Most Goals for the Club:
David Wyles approx 700 (to be confirmed)
Most Goals in a game:
21 – Martin Stewart v Forrest at Lorne 1997
Club Record Score:
Lorne 37 : 26 : 248 def Beeac 5 : 7 : 37 – July 5, 1980
Longest Winning Sequence:
Lorne won 37 games in a row from Round 1, 2001 until the 2002 Grand Final where they were defeated by South Colac. The club won the last five home and away games in season 2000, 16 home and away game in 2001, 18 again in 2002 and lost to Forrest in Round 2 of 2003 a record breaking streak of 40 home and away wins in a row.
Nominations for the Lorne Football & Netball Club
Team of CDFL Era 1971 – 2006The Committee, players and supporters of the Lorne Football club would like to congratulate all the players who have been nominated for selection in the “Team of the CDFL era”. It is truly great honour to be recognised by your peers and be in the company of some very talented footballers. Not to mention the extremely talented players who were unable to make the grade.
TEAM of CDFL ERA 1971 – 2006
Congratulations to the players who have been selected in the “Team of the CDFL era”.
A great honour and true recognition of your talents and contribution to the Lorne Foootball & Netball Club.
FOWARDS Michael Coutts (capt) Dean Holroyd Paul Whyte
RUCKS Geoff Balderas Jason Connelly
INTERCHANGE Neil Grigg (dvc) Brock Sheils Peter Martini Peter White Ricky White Lee Hollmer Brett Dwyer