AFC 1891 premiership team
Ararat Football Club 1891 (Red and White stripes) Back: J Murray, William Fleming, A Blackie, P Egan, H McGibbony, Tom Martin (Captain), L Taylor, Austie ‘Foggie’ Miller (Vice Captain), Bill Battye, Charles ‘Butter’ Laundry, R Neale, A Basham, T Langenbacher, R Hewitt Front: P Donoghue, H Baxter, Tom Ford, S D’Arcy, T Dimelow, H Skewes (umpire)
AFC 1908 premiership team
AFC 1910 premiership team
Ararat Football Club 1910 Stood out of Wimmera District Football for the year. Won Fitzgerald trophy against Willaura and Pennant competition against Stawell 4th row: George Hansford (sec), Bob Clarke, Jack Nicholson, Jack Hewitt, Dan Toohey, Eugene ‘Darkie’ Farish, Ted ‘Legs’ Carroll, (?) 3rd row: (?), Ned Corbett, Walter Claringbold, Bill Brady, Stan Jones, Ernie ‘Jockey’ Gale (Vice-Captain), Ted Willan, Bill Toole, Alex Horne, (?) 2nd row: Kevin ‘Mick’ Carroll, John ‘Dick’ McDonald, Joe ‘Rangi’ Bryant (Best All-round player), Austin ‘Whelan’ Carroll (Captain-in-charge), Tom Wild (President), Bill ‘Sprocket’ Sproule, Bert ‘Darkie’ Edmondstone (Killed WW1) 1st row: Jack Richardson, John ‘Ginger’ Chinnock, Fred Williams, Ern Wilkinson and son (Photo taken in front of grandstand at the Recreation Reserve, Ararat)
AFC 1911 premiership team
Ararat Football Club 1911 Wimmera District Football Association Premiers Back: (?), Ernie ‘Jockey’ Gale, Philip Oates, Bill ‘Rangi’ Bryant, Jack Blackman, Stan Jones, Bill ‘Curly’ McKay, Ted Willan, Harry Toole Centre: Fred Williams (President), Ted ‘Legs’ Carroll (Best All-round player), Ted Brown, Austin ‘Whelan’ Carroll (Captain-in-charge), Bill Toole, Kevin ‘Mick’ Carroll, Edwin ‘Rally’ Bonner, Bertram ‘Darkie’ Edmondstone (Killed WW1), (?) Front: Bill ‘Sprocket’ Sproule, (?), Jack Brown, Jack Richardson, William Harvey (Killed WW1)
AFC 1911 premiership team
Ararat Football Club 1911 Wimmera District Football Association Premiership team defeated Horsham at Stawell Back: (?), Ernie ‘Jockey’ Gale, Philip Oates, Bill ‘Rangi’ Bryant, Jack Blackman, Stan Jones, Bill ‘Curly’ McKay, Ted Willan, Harry Toole Centre: (?), Fred Williams (Pres), Ted ‘Legs’ Carroll, Ted Brown, Austin ‘Whelan’ Carroll (Capt), Bill Toole, Kevin ‘Mick’ Carroll, Edwin ‘Rally’ Bonner, Bertram ‘Darkie’ Edmondstone, (?) Front: Bill ‘Sprocket’ Sproule, (?), Jack Brown, Jack Richardson, William Harvey
1914 AFC premiership team
Ararat Football Club – 1914, Wimmera District Football League Premiers Ararat 12.12 (84) defeated Horsham 8.8 (56) at Stawell Back: ?, ?, Jack Richardson, Frank Cronin, Jack Jordan*, Sid Timmins, Ned Corbett, Kevin ‘Mick’ Carroll, Lloyd Gillies, Bill ‘Curly’ McKay, ?, Walter Claringbold (President) Centre: ?, Stephen Murphy, Ray Mitchell, Joe ‘Rangi’ Bryant, Austin ‘Whelan’ Carroll (c), Bert Edmondstone*, Alex Morris, Bill Toole Front: Bill ‘Rangi’ Powell, Ted Brown, Jack Blackman, Edward Lovett, Bill ‘Sprocket’ Sproule (*killed at war)
AFC 1923 premiers
Ararat Football Club 1923 Wimmera District Football League (Red jumper with white stripe across chest) Back: Jack Heenan, Irvine ‘Rangi’ Gardiner, Tom Creenaune, Chris ‘Chino’ Gardiner, Ern Toole, Sid Timmins, George Sing, Jim Bonner Centre: Bert Toole, Bill ‘Curly’ McKay, Bill Toole, Fred ‘Mick’ Johnson (Coach-Captain), Tom Walsh, Ivan Rosengreen, Alex Riley Front: Bill Homburg, Jack Martin, Hugh McKinnis

AFC 1926 premiers
Ararat Football Club 1926 Ballarat Football League (Black and White stripes) Back: Bert ‘Clarence’ Clark (trainer), Henry Thomson, Bert Rea, Jack Antonio, Andy Donnelly (Captain-Coach), George Sing, Edmund Joyce, Matthew Joyce, Fred Anderson Centre: ?, ?, ?, Jack Martin, ? Front: ?, Stan Calaby, ?, ?, Jack Heenan unknown players – Hugh Moran, Ellis, AE Wilkinson, H Webb, Charles Sertori, Percy ‘Ike’ Richards, Jack O’Connell
AFC 1928 premiers
Ararat Football Club 1928 Last year in Ballarat Football League (Black and White stripes) Back: Dick Byrne, Arthur Hargreaves, Jack Peters, Eric Lewin, Fred Anderson, Alex ‘Chooky’ Fowler, Andy Donnelly (Captain-Coach), Edmund Joyce, Henry Thomson, Jack Antonio, Eugene Sullivan Front: Phil Sullivan, Sid Hall, Jack Martin, Bert Rea, Alick Riley, Ted McVeigh, Clarence ‘Terry’ Oehm
AFC 1930 premiers
Ararat Football Club 1930 Wimmera District Football League (stood out of football in 1929 after leaving Ballarat Football League, Andy Donnelly ? coach) (Black jumper with white AFC monogram) Back: Arthur Hargreaves, Jack Claringbold, Ivor Anwyl, Fred Anderson, Phil Sullivan, Jack Heenan, Ron Eckhardt, Tom Lewis Centre: Jack Sneddon, Jim Williamson, Alex ?Chooky? Fowler (Vice-Captain), Ted Shiels (Captain), Edmund Joyce, Bert Rea, Jack Brien Front: Bob Bell, Alick Wills, Ernest Verdon, Edgar Warren
AFC 1931 premiers
Ararat Football Club – 1931 Wimmera District Football League – Runner-up to Stawell (Black jumper with white AFC monogram) Back: Ron Eckhardt, Jack Claringbold, Arthur Hargreaves (Vice-Captain), Phil Sullivan, Jim Williamson, Ted Shiels, Bert Rea, Centre: Jack Sneddon, Jack Delacca, Edmund Joyce, Bill Twomey (Captain-Coach), Les Lockland, Jack Wood, Jack Heenan, Front: Jim Block, Alex Wills, Ernest Verdon, Clarence ‘Terry’ Oehm, Bob Bell
AFC 1932 premiers
Ararat Football Club – 1932 Wimmera District Football League – Runner-up to Horsham Back: Arthur Perkins, Jack Claringbold, Harold Anderson, Roy Scown, Rich King, Jock Byrne, Charlie Hamilton, Ted Shiels Centre: William Stanley, Alex ‘Chooky’ Fowler, Bill Twomey (Captain-Coach), Edmund Joyce, Ron Eckhardt, Jack Heenan, Jack Antonio Front: Bert Rea, Alick Wills, Ernest Verdon, Roy Copley, Bob Bell
AFC 1933 premiers
Ararat Football Club – 1933 Wimmera District Football League – Runner-up to Stawell (Black jumper with white AFC monogram) Back: Ted Shiels, Alex ‘Chooky’ Fowler, Jack Claringbold, Harold Anderson (Captain-Coach), William Turnbull, Charlie Hamilton (Vice-Captain), Jock Byrne, Russell ‘Ruck’ O’Neill Centre: Arthur Perkins, Keith Davidson, Bert Rea, Roy Copley, Merv Candy, Mel Timms Front: Bill Allgood, Ernest Verdon, Jim Block, Alick Wills, Dan Kennedy
AFC 1934 premiers
Ararat Football Club 1934 Ballarat-Wimmera Football Leagues (1934-36) (Black jumper with white AFC monogram) Back: Russell ‘Ruck’ O’Neill, Mel Timms, Roy Copley, Bert Shiels, Gordon Davis, Charlie Hamilton, Jock Byrne, Jack McCubbin Centre: Edwin Harrower, Bill Allgood, Jim Block, Ted Bourke (Captain-Coach), Ted Shiels (Vice-Captain), Jack Condon, Eric Feltscheer Front: Jack Moysey, Alick Wills, Merv Candy, Dan Kennedy
AFC 1937 premiers
Ararat Football Club – 1937 First year of Wimmera Football League (Black jumper with white AFC monogram) Versus Murtoa Vin Broderick (Captain-Coach), ?, ‘Ruck’ O’Neill, ?, Aub McRae, Jack Moynahan, Jack Claringbold, ?, George Miller, Merv Candy, Jim Block, William Turnbull, Bert Jaensch, ?, ?, ?, William Allgood, ?
Unknown players in no order – Des Bicknell, Ken Block, Lin Lardner, James McDougall, Frank O’Rourke, ‘Snowie’ Rowe, Syd Smart
AFC 1937 premiers
Ararat Football Club – 1937 First year of Wimmera Football League (Black jumper with white AFC monogram) Versus Stawell Mascot unknown ,Vin Broderick (Captain-Coach), Eric Feltscheer, Keith McDougall, ‘Ruck’ O’Neill, ?, ?, George Moore, ?, Jim Block, Bert Jaensch, Jack Moynahan, Aub McRae, William Turnbull, George Miller, Merv Candy, ?, Dan Kennedy, William Allgood Unknown players in no order- Des Bicknell, Ken Block, Eddie Clough, Frank O’Rourke (James McDougall 19th man not present in photo)
AFC 1938 premiers
Ararat Football Club – 1938 Wimmera Football League (Black jumper with white AFC monogram) Mascot-John Dowie, Bill Twomey (Captain-Coach), Eric Feltscheer, Keith McDougall, Don Hooper, Bill Searle, Les Smith, Russell ‘Ruck’ O?Neill, Jack Moynahan, George Moore, Aub McRae, George Miller, Bert Jaensch, Alan Neal, Merv Candy, Dan Kennedy, Les Dunne, Robert Jones, Jack Walsh, Roy Callanan
AFC 1946 #1
Ararat Football Club 1946 – at Stawell round 15 Wimmera Football League (first year of football after WW2), (White jumper with red stripe across chest), Coach – Edward ‘Cargie’ Greeves
Back Row: Len Taylor, Albert Fry, Arthur Clark, Doug Spencer, Jack ‘Cooka’ Clark, Ted Tassell, Andy Meek, Lindsay Flavell, Ray Tassell Centre Row: Bill Walker, Ray Floyd, Jack Davies, Richard Drever, Fred Drever (Captain), Les ‘Terry’ Oehms, Syd Clark, Paddy Quinlivan, Bill Carroll
Front Row: Bill ‘Buff’ Olver, Daryl Hutchison, Ken Robson
AFC 1946 #2
Ararat Football Club 1946 – at Rupanyup round 17
Back: Bert Fry, Tom Wallis, Ken Robson, Lindsay Flavell, Ted Tassell, Bill Carroll, Andy Meek, Len Taylor,
Jack ‘Cook’ Clark, Les Dunne, Syd Clark, goal umpire?
Front: Bill Walker, Ray Floyd, Fred Drever, Mascot – Daryl Hutchison, Paddy Quinlivan, Les ‘Terry’ Oehms, Richard Drever, Bill ‘Buff’ Olver
AFC 1947
Ararat Football Club 1947 – at Nhill round 12
Back: Jack Wilson, George Miller, Keith Clover, Les Lugg, Stan Pengelly, Roy Bligh, Arthur Clark, Reg Wright, Lochie Firebrace, Frank Parker, Ron ‘Sailor’ Graham, Hugh McKinnis
Front: Andy Brisbane, Jack Davies, Norm Falls, Ken Robson, Bert Fry (Captain-Coach), Paddy Quinlivan,
Peter Fryar, Bill ‘Buff’ Olver Mascot: Daryl Hutchison
AFC 1948
Ararat Football Club 1948 – at Nhill round 3
Back: Bill Walker, Jack ‘Cooka’ Clark, Keith Clover, Fred Wilson, Clen Denning (Captain-Coach), Reg Wright,
Bill Smeaton, Ray Tassell, Frank Parker
Front: Lochie Kent, Ron McMaster, Bill Wilson, Bill ‘Buff’ Olver, Paddy Quinlivan, Norm Falls, Ron Floyd,
Eric James, Arthur Clark
AFC 1951
ARARAT FOOTBALL CLUB – 1951 WFL PREMIERS
Back: Bill Walker, Alan Pollard, Arthur Clark (VC), Bill Harricks, Max Taylor, Les Lugg, Lyle Clark, Eric James, Kingsley Spalding
Centre: Norm Falls, John Vinnicombe, Richard Hellyer, Ron Jory (Captain-Coach), Ted Whitfield, Jack Davies Front: Fred Homburg, Tom Ryan, Jack Antonio, Marty Creenaune, Ron Graham
AFC 1951 part 2
Frank Parker, Ian Spalding, John Dowling, Russell Thompson, Jack Clark, Les Styles
1986 premiership team
WIMMERA FOOTBALL LEAGUE 1986 SENIOR PREMIERS (2nd > 1st) Grand Final at Warracknabeal Ararat 23.12 (150) defeated Horsham 20.17 (137) Back: Bruce Vann (trainer), Stuart McKinnis, David Hosking, Michael Hosking, David Jennings, Darren Bahl, Tony Birrell, Bill Hosking (trainer) Centre: Greg Batt (team manager), Neil Vallance, Tony Owen, Greg Cox, Colin Thompson (assist coach), Bruce Vallance, Michael Spalding, Murray McKinnis, Bill Smith (trainer) Front: Craig Somers, Mark Cunningham, Trevor McKinnis (Reserves coach), Garry Todd (captain/coach), Col Pavey (President), Brett Dalkin, Greg Kerr Absent: Allister Williamson, Chris Dalkin