The Wycheproof Football Club was formed in 1882, but very little football was played,except by a few district clubs, Many had never seen a football, much less kicked one, so it was often difficult to field a full team. The first matches were played in two halves. When they started the captains tossed and the winning captain kicked of from the centre. When they finished the first half they retired and" had a feed" then came back and played the second half
The first recorded officials on the Wycheproof Football Club honor board are for 1890. President; Mr J E Cutts, Secretary; Mr S W Gregson, Captain; J Gay.
May 2nd 1890; The following teams entered the football competition arranged by Mr Williams of Charlton( Wycheproof, Donald, Charlton, Jeffcott, Yeungroon, Foley's Hill, Korong Vale, Wedderburn, Richmond Plains.) Delegates met on May 8th and arranged the draw. This was the first competition the local club had competed in. Before that only a few games were played against district teams, October 1st 1890; Final of the Williams Cup. Charlton 2-6 defeated Wycheproof 1-15.
A report in the Mount Wycheproof Ensign, Friday May 8th 1891 is as follows:- A meeting of the Wycheproof Club was held on Tuesday last, to discuss the rules under which the trophy presented for competition by Mr J E Cutts should be played for. Mr A E Bilton was present from Charlton and Mr Buchanan, president of the Ninyeunook Club was also present. After discussion the following rules were adopted;- 1.That all competing clubs pay an entrance fee of 10s 6d to defray expenses. 2. That all matches be decided by points- 4 for a win and 2 for a draw. 3. That all players be bona fide residents of two months prior to May 1st 1891. Members not having been residents are not eligible to play unless a permit is obtained from the committee. 4 No permit will be issued after 1st July. 5 That no player can play for more than one club for this Cup. 6 That the umpire report to the Committee any player guilty of a breach of the rules or foul language. Such players may be disqualified for the season or for a specified time as the Committee may think fit. 7 That any protest lodged must be in the hands of the secretary by 8 pm on the Wednesday following the match, such protest to be accompanied by a fee of 10s 6d, which amount will be forfeited should the protest be deemed frivolous, and no protest will be accepted after that time under any pretext whatever. 8 All protests to be settled by a meeting of delegates. 9 Delegates must be members of the clubs they represent. 10 That the time for playing be 50 minutes each half all through the season. 11. That all matches be started at 3pm sharp. 12. That all clubs insist on each player wearing a guernsey the stated colours of the Club, and in default, players will be fined 2s 6d each. 13. That the Victorian Football Association Rules be adopted where not otherwise provided for in these rules. The meeting left the question of fixing dates for matches and other preliminary business to the delegates, Mr Belfrage being appointed for this club.
Wycheproof, Ninyeunook, Wooroonook, Charlton,played for the cup. In September 1891 the Cup was won by Wycheproof, which beat Charlton 4-10 to 1-5. Charlton protested but the protest was dismissed. Points scored:- Wycheproof 24, Charlton 20, Wooroonook 8, Ninyeunook nil. The first football was played in Dempsey's paddock, Wycheproof, west of the town. When owned by George Anderson it was always referred to as Anderson's paddock. The club continued playing there until moving to its present ground about 1910-11