BHA Past Winning Teams & Clubs

These pages list the names of the winning teams for the various awards for past years. We are progressively restoring the lists from a previous Website. The lists are based on the few records that remain available to us.

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Seniors

While the Premiers list has the winners back to 1932, the other awards such as Minor Premiers and Runners Up were either not recorded (or not awarded) that far back. In the case of the Memorial Cup and President's Trophy, these were first awarded according to the starting date of each corresponding Past Winners table.

  • Premiers - The name of the team that wins the Grand Final match.
  • Minor Premiers - The name of the team that finished with the highest number of Premiership Points at the conclusion of the regular fixture rounds.
  • Runners Up - The name of the team that loses the Grand Final match.
  • Memorial Cup - It was first awarded in 1950 to the winner of a pre-season knock-out competition in Division 1 only. It was later expanded to all Senior Divisions. When the knock-out competition was dropped, the Memorial Cup was then contested by the top two teams at the conclusion of the first series of fixtures by way of a match that was played in addition to the normal fixture matches, usually on a Sunday. More recently it has been awarded to the team that is leading at the conclusion of the first series of fixtures, i.e. the separate match is no longer played. The original Memorial Cup (Division 1) was donated by the Josiffe family in 1950.
  • President's Trophy - Commencing in 1978 this award was contested by the top two teams at the conclusion of the second series of fixtures in a match that was played in addition to normal fixture matches, usually on a Sunday. More recently, similar to the Memorial Cup, it has been awarded to the team that is leading at the conclusion of the second series of fixtures, i.e. a separate match is no longer played. In the case where a division only plays two series then the President's Trophy is awarded to the Minor Premiers. 2018 has seen the President's Trophy no longer being awarded.
  • BHA Best & Fairest Medal - First awarded in 1980, this award has been associated with various sponsor's names, but more recently has simply been known as the BHA Best and Fairest Medal.

Juniors

Several tables for the Junior Divisions have bee added. As with the Senior Divisions the following definitions apply:

  • Premiers - The name of the team that wins the Grand Final match.
  • Minor Premiers - The name of the team that finished with the highest number of Premiership Points at the conclusion of the regular fixture rounds.
  • Runners Up - The name of the team that is defeated in the Grand Final match.

 

We hope to add further lists and tables as we reassemble more of the data and as time permits.

 

Kim Rendell
BHA General Secretary