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The Western Region Football League is the premier suburban football competition in Melbourne's west, dating back to the then Footscray District Football League's inaugural season in 1931. In the eight decades that have passed since the league's inception, the competition has grown to cater for Melbourne's burgeoning population to the city's west, and now encompasses both senior & junior competitions with clubs hailing from nine of Melbourne's municipalities.

In 1931 the league's formation clubs were Parkside A, Parkside B, Bayview, Tech Old Boys, CYMS, Braybrook, Scouts & St Johns. The 1932 season saw the addition of West Footscray, Dark Blues, Yarraville Rovers & Seddon.

Following their 2011 premiership triumph, Spotswood Football Club are now the league's most successful club, having won fifteen Division One flags, ahead of Parkside (14), Braybrook (12), Seddon (5), St Albans (5), West Footscray (5), Albion (4), Port Melbourne Colts (4), F&Y Socials (4), ICI / Deer Park (4), North Footscray (3), Hoppers Crossing (2), Kingsville (2) & Riverside & Yarraville (1).

Over the years the league has produced a number of players that have gone on to have success at an elite VFL/AFL level. Of particular note the league has produced two Brownlow Medallists, Fred Goldsmith (1965) who started his playing career at Spotswood, and Brian Wilson (1982) who played his junior football at Braybrook.

This online archive aims to provide an accessible history of the league to the Western Region Football League community. If you have any information, statisitics, videos or photos to add to this site, please email c.nation@wrfl.asn.au .