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History

The playing of football by a Keilor team dates back to at least the 18th of June 1894, when Keilor played Essendon Juniors at Keilor.

In the period 1894 – 1925 Keilor played matches against various sides from the city hotel social clubs, along with teams from nearby towns. Keilor’s first competition matches were played in the Keilor and Broadmeadows Football Association, which was formed in 1926. Playing against neighbouring towns, Keilor featured in a number of Grand Finals, being successful in 1926 and 1928.

Keilor became an affiliate club in 1932 with the Essendon District Football League (EDFL) formed in 1930. Keilor struggled in its early years of EDFL competition as most of the residential growth took place in the Essendon area.

In it’s first 60 years Keilor fielded predominantly senior teams, with occasional junior matches dating back to at least 1927. The first junior team fielded with the EDFL was the under 17’s in 1957. In later years further junior teams were established: under 13 – 1967; under 15 – 1968; under 11 and 9 – 1973.

A B Grade premiership in 1968 was followed by it’s first A-Grade premiership in 1973, and again in the years 1985, 1988, three in a row 1995, 1996, 1997, and back to back in 2000 and 2001. Most recently in 2008