Murray Bushrangers

Murray Bushrangers
Murray Bushrangers
Full name Murray Bushrangers Football Club
Nickname(s) 'Rangers', 'Bushrangers'
Strip Navy Blue guernsey with yellow, navy blue shorts, navy blue and yellow socks
Founded 1993
Sport Australian rules football
League TAC Cup
First season 1993
Ground Wangaratta Oval - Wangaratta
Club song Unknown
President Andrew Carson
Coach Darren Ogier

Murray Bushrangers is an Australian rules football team playing in TAC Cup since 1993 based in Wangaratta. The team trains in WJ Findlay Oval. The team is coached by Darren Ogier. Jersey colors are Black, Purple and Yellow, with black socks and black (home) or white (away) shorts.

The Bushrangers have produced some of the current elite Australian Football League players through the AFL Draft including Daniel Cross, Brett Deledio, Steve Johnson, Jarrad Waite, Kayne Pettifer, Justin Koschitzke, Hamish McIntosh, Barry Hall, Ben Mathews, Steven King, Robert Campbell, Alipate Carlile, David Mundy & Shannon Byrnes


Club history

Murray Bushrangers are based at Wangaratta, near the Victoria-NSW border and have been involved in the TAC Cup since 1993 when the competition added an additional four country teams. Murray lost in the 2007 TAC Cup Grand Final to the Calder Cannons by 50 points, the only TAC Team of the Year representative for the year was Ben McEvoy. 2008 saw the Bushrangers dominate the entire TAC Cup season finishing 1st at season end and defeating the Dandenong Stingrays by 81 points in the 2008 grand final, midfielder-forward Steele Sidebottom had a game-high 32 possessions and booted 10.3 claiming best on ground honours.

Statistcal Record

  • Premiers: 1998, 2008
  • Runners up: 2003, 2007
  • Morrish Medallist: Derek Murray (1997), Farran Priest (2008)
  • Games Record Holder: Derek Murray (48 games)
  • Goals Record Holer: Adam Prior (85 Goals)
  • TAC CUP Coach Award Winners: -
  • Grand Final Best On Ground Medalist: Michael Stevens (1998), Steele Sidebottom (2008)

TAC Cup Team of the Year players


Other notable players

Sam Carpenter


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