History

We currently through the efforts of past President and Life Member Dan Henry preparing a comprehensive history of Our Club.  Dan will have the help of our local author and VAFA scribe Smokie Dawson in completing this history in time for the 2015/16 launch of our Club's Hall of Fame.

The history of the Club reaches back to 1886 when football was evolving in Melbourne. Our Club has played its small part in the development of Australian Rules to the place it now enjoys as Australia's most loved winter sport. From the Club's earliest days Williamstwon CYMS has been more than a football and cricket club. it has been part of Williamstown's fabric and played a much larger role in the community. Community continues as a core value of our Club and we continue to look for ways to celebrate our people and support the game. For example Umpire Appreciation Day is now part of the AFL calendar, but it is worth remembering that this initiative began at the Fearon.

We look forward to Dan and Smokie sharing the many stories that sit withn the walls of the Club at the Fearon; the stories of premierships, close losses and we had a few of those in the 1990s and of triumphs and the characters of our Club.