THE BIRTH OF THE MIGHTY DEMONS
25 PREMIERSHIPS, THE MOST OF ANY RFL CLUB
In 1910 a Brotherhood was created. One that has seen many years of true culture and mateship, one that has lived for so long and will continue to be everlasting. The bond made by the game that cultivates our country is unlike any other. Its a bond of family.
The birth of the Mighty Demons began with Paddie Curry as captain in 1909, scratching together their own town games between Winkie and Monash before joining the Murray Association in 1910.
The demons have always strived for the stars. In 1911 the boys only lost two games, following up in 1912 where the grand final saw the Demons lose a nail biter against Renmark. In 1913, their well earned flag was awarded to the Demons to fill their boots before the footy drought that was brought on by the war began.
The dazzling 20's saw the true spirit of the Demon's come about. securing five A grade premierships in the years 1920, 1921, 1923, 1925 and 1929 when the Demons played a undefeated season.
DEMONS HALL OF FAME
Regarded to be the greatest player to ever play at the Berri Football Club, Oliver lead the Demons to take total dominance of the competition between 1920 - 1940. Playing 117 games for Port Adelaide, including becoming the member of four premiership teams, captain of one premiership side and winning dual Best and Fairest. It becomes hard to compare Oliver to other players and best just to honour him as a legend of the game. From the words of York Richardson, Oliver is "the finest all-round exponent of Australian Football in my playing and watching experience".
Clubs Most Successful Captain
The clubs most successful captain. Leading four premiership sides to victory and playing in an overall eight premierships, Wade was successful in more ways then one when it came to strapping on the boots. Winning two Whillas Medals and playing league football for Port Adelaide, Wade was seen as unstoppable and today is still regarded as one the the first and best footballers to pull on the red and blue, and the most successful captain the clubs ever seen.
Greatest Leader of Riverland Football
Leading the Demons too three consecutive premierships in 1966,
1967 and 1968 after the Demons 11 year drought. However, Hill's football career did not contain between the walls of the Riverland. Hill went on to play in the VFL for Hawthorn, taking home the 1961 premiership. After retiring, Hill came back to Berri to coach in the 1970's and won another premiership in 1975. Hill's contribution to the Football and Cricket played in the Riverland saw him win Riverland Sportsperson of the year. Malcom is only one of three footballers who have won the award.