Macedon Cats

Football

Established in 1888, the Macedon Football Club has a long history and tradition within the towns of Macedon, Mount Macedon and throughout the entire Macedon Ranges community. Nicknamed the ’Cats’ and based at the picturesque Tony Clarke Reserve, Macedon Football Club was an original member of the Riddell District Football League (RDFL), where it remains an integral member today.
The club has spent the majority of its history playing in the navy blue and white horizontal ‘hoops’ (Geelong jumper), while for a period of time in the 1980’s and 1990’s it wore the royal blue and red vertical stripes (Port Melbourne jumper). Tasting Senior Football premiership success has been few and far between for the club with premierships in 1907, 1919, and the last in 1976 – far too long ago. More recent team success has come via the Under 18’s who tasted premiership glory in 2004, 2008 and 2010 and the Reserves who famously won their first ever premiership in 2010 before going back-to-back in 2011. Individual success has been more common in recent times, with Senior League Best and Fairest winners Aaron Blade in 2009 and Darren Goodwin in 2013 both taking home the Bowen Medal.
Perhaps the proudest moments in the club’s history of over 125 years though has been the drafting of 3 players in the space of 2 years to AFL Clubs.
  • Daniel Markworth to the St Kilda Football Club at Pick Number 35 in the 2011 NAB AFL National Draft
  • Lachie Plowman to the GWS Giants at Pick Number 3 in the 2012 NAB AFL National Draft and
  • Matthew Dick to the Sydney Swans(now at Carlton Football Club) at Pick Number 64, also in the 2012 NAB AFL National Draft.