Muswellbrook Australian Football Club

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Full nameMuswellbrook Australian Football Club
2019 season
After finals6th
Home-and-away season6th
Club details
Founded1988; 35 years ago (1988)
Dissolved1993 (reformed 2003)
CompetitionAFL Hunter Central Coast
PresidentAnnette Garland
CoachBrian Scott
Premierships(1): 2005 (Tamworth AFL)
Ground(s)Weeraman Field, Muswellbrook
Other information
Official website[1]

The Muswellbrook Australian Football Club, also known as the Cats, is an Australian rules football club based in the Upper Hunter Region town of Muswellbrook, New South Wales, and is currently affiliated with the AFL Hunter Central Coast competition.

Club history

The Muswellbrook AFC was founded in 1988 and competed in the Newcastle Australian Football League, enjoying very little success and eventually disbanding five years later in 1993 due to a lack of players. After ten years of no football in Muswellbrook, the Cats were reformed in 2003 and played in the Tamworth AFL. In their inaugural season in the TAFL, the Cats enjoyed a great deal of success and managed to just finish the season outside of the top four. 2004 saw the club make the Finals series for the first time but unfortunately lost in a semi-final. The following year saw Muswellbrook claim their first premiership, coming from behind to beat the Tamworth Swans by 3 points, sitting second-last halfway through the season to come back and win ten out of their next twelve games to secure a Finals berth, defeating the Inverell Saints and Tamworth Kangaroos before winning the grand final. The Cats remained in the Tamworth AFL (now known as AFL North West) until 2013 when the move was made to the Black Diamond AFL for the 2014 season.[1] They competed in the 2nd Division competition, which was the third tier of the league at the time, and competed in the Black Diamond Plate from to 2017 to 2019, which was the BDAFL/AFLHCC's 2nd tier competition from 2017 to 2019. Muswellbrook's first season in the BDAFL saw them two wins out from making Finals sitting at 6th on the ladder. The 2016 season an undefeated season but ultimately went down to The Entrance Bateau Bay in the Grand Final. The following year saw Muswellbrook struggle with on field success, finishing the home and away season eighth out of nine teams with just two wins but 2018 saw some better results, finishing fourth on the ladder and beating The Entrance Bateau Bay in a home final but ultimately bowed out after losing to Newcastle City the following week.[2] 2019 saw another Finals appearance after finishing 6th but ultimately fell short to The Entrance Bateau Bay which saw them eliminated from the Finals.[3]

The Muswellbrook Cats made history in 2019 when they hosted The Entrance Bateau Bay in their inaugural Pride Round in Round 17, to celebrity and encourage diversity within Australian football.[4]

In the media



  1. "Our History - Muswellbrook Seniors". SportsTG. Retrieved 2020-05-27.
  2. "Australian Football - muswellbrook Football Club - Stats". Retrieved 2020-05-27.
  3. Thompson, Rod (2019-08-24). "The Entrance Bateau Bay ends Muswellbrook Cats' HAVAL Black Diamond Plate premiership aspirations". Muswellbrook Chronicle.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. Tsaousis, Cody (2019-08-19). "Muswellbrook Cats to contest inaugural Pride match, which celebrates diversity within the sport of AFL". Muswellbrook Chronicle.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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