Mooney Valley Football Club, is an Australian rules football club that plays in the Essendon District Football League (EDFL) and is located 13 km north-west of Melbourne in the suburb of Moonee Ponds. Founded in 1933, the club has won one (1) Senior “A” Grade Premiership (Only 14 of the current 26 clubs in the EDFL have won a Senior “A” Grade Premiership), four (4) Senior “B” Grade Premierships and one (1) C Grade Premiership.
The Club was first founded in 1933 at a meeting held in Dench’s Butcher shop in Puckle St, Moonee Ponds. On April 29, 1933 Moonee Valley Football Club had their first game and first win vs Woodlands Football Club. That year, Jack Taylor a future President of the club won the Essendon District Football League (EDFL) Best & Fairest award.
Moonee Valley has a strong junior section in which they field teams in the Under 10’s, 12’s, 14’s and 16’s. In 2012 after losing to the undefeated Pascoe Vale Football Club by over 90 points in the semi-final, Moonee Valley went on to beat them in the Grand Final by 7 points winning their first Under 16 Division 2 Premiership since 2001.
The Senior side was particularly strong during the early 1950s, winning an A Grade Premiership in 1952. After winning the B Grade premiership in 1994 the seniors acquitted themselves well in A Grade the next year, ultimately finishing 4th on the ladder. One of the most noteworthy seasons in Moonee Valley’s history came in 1999 when both the Seniors and Reserves won the B Grade Premiership. The seniors held their own in A Grade for the next few seasons before succumbing to relegation back to B Grade in 2005. In 2012 with the split of the B Grade competition, Moonee Valley moved into the newly formed C Grade competition. The Under 18’s have been quite successful as well, they have won one (1) A Grade Premiership, two (2) B Grade Premierships and one (1) C Grade Premiership.
- A Grade: 1953
- B Grade: 1975, 1986, 1994, 1999
- C Grade: 1970
- B Grade: 1985, 1999
- C Grade: 2014
Under 18’s Premierships
- A Grade: 1982
- B Grade: 1970, 1993
- C Grade: 1979, 2014