In 1955, both Bass and Kilcunda were founder members of the Bass Valley-Wonthaggi and District Football League. After two unsuccessful seasons, the clubs merged, with the new club immediately claiming a premiership. This success was repeated three years later, but since then there have been no further senior flags.
Between 1996 and 2001 the Panthers competed in the West Gippsland Football League, and then in the West Gippsland-Latrobe Football League until 2004. In 2005 they entered the Alberton Football League where they were consistently competitive although it was not until the 2011 season that they took a legitimate tilt at premiership honours. After topping the premiership ladder with a 16-2 record the Panthers went on to secure the premiership on the strength of a pair of close, hard fought wins over Foster by margins of 8 points (second semi) and 24 points (grand final).
In 2012 the Panthers went back to back after accounting for Dalyston in the grand final by 19 points, 12.17 (89) to 11.4 (70). They then made it three in a row the following season thanks to an 18.10 (118) to 12.10 (82) grand final defeat of Korumburra-Bena.
The 2014 season brought a minor premiership followed by a straight sets exit from the finals, and after missing the finals in 2015 Kilcunda Bass bowed out of the flag race the next year with an elimination final loss to Inverloch-Kongwak.
In 2017 the Panthers joined the new West Gippsland Football Netball Competition.
2018 brings an exciting year ahead for Killy Bass with a lot of changes down at Killy Bass on and off the court/field in the off season which has paved the way to an exciting 2018 season. With the return of local faces Damien Holmes and Lucy Monahan as Senior Football and Netball coaches respectively, the club is well on it’s way to becoming a local community hub for players of all ages and skill level to enjoy. Damo has had the boys hitting the track hard over pre season, with a lot of new faces bringing in a fresh new vibe to the playing group. Lucy has teamed up with our other senior netball coaches Jo and Elisha to build a great senior squad, and for the first time Killy Bass will be fielding U13 and U15 netball teams which is very exciting for the club and players!
It has been a busy off season for the club with a large number of
departures from both the football and netball departments, however with our two new senior coaches in Damien Holmes and Lucy Monahan we believe the club is in good stead moving forward. We’ve been working hard on attracting good quality young people to the club, and have been quite successful in doing this.
The upcoming season is proving to be an exciting one, with a somewhat changing of the guard both on and off the field/court. We have a lot of new faces on the committee this year, including some current players adding a new perspective and fresh ideas.
Our new revamped website has all of your membership options, merchandise, contact details, as well as results and ladders for all grades.
Some other exciting changes at the club include the upgrading of our oval fence, which has recently been completed, be sure to come check it out! We’ve also updated our club signs around the reserve and serviced the oval and court lighting. Over the offseason we were also successful in gaining grants to completely re-develop our netball courts ready for the 2019 season.