Ballarat Football Netball League Inc.

The Ballarat Football & Netball League Inc was formed in 1893 and currently in 2016 have 11 senior football and netball clubs consisting of 33 football and 55 netball teams. Our clubs are:

  • Ballarat Football Netball Club
  • Bacchus Marsh Football Netball Club
  • Darley Football Netball Club
  • East Point Football Netball Club
  • Lake Wendouree Football Netball Club
  • Melton Football Netball Club
  • Melton South Football Netball Club
  • North Ballarat City Football Netball Club
  • Redan Football Netball Club
  • Sebastopol Football Netball Club
  • Sunbury Football Netball Club

Our junior competition is made up of 9 junior football and netball clubs consisting of 90 football teams and 54 netball teams from U/10 through to U/16.5. Our junior clubs are:

    • Ballarat Football Club
    • Bacchus Marsh Football Club
    • Darley Junior Football Club
    • East Ballarat Junior Football Club
    • Lake Wendouree Junior Football Club
    • Mount Clear Junior Football Club
    • North Ballarat Junior Football Club
    • Redan Football Club
    • Sebastopol Football Club

      Our Youth Girls competition is made up of 14 clubs. Our Youth Girls clubs are:

        • Ararat Storm Junior Football Club
        • Ballarat Football Club
        • Bacchus Marsh Football Club
        • Creswick Football Club
        • Darley Junior Football Club
        • East Point Football Club
        • Gisborne Football Club
        • Lake Wendouree Junior Football Club
        • MCDFNL Lions
        • Melton Centrals Football Club
        • North Ballarat Junior Football Club
        • Redan Football Club
        • Riddells Creek Junior Football Club
        • Sebastopol Football Club

          Each week the Ballarat Football Netball League has over 900 players participating in senior football, 600 netballers and approx 1,600 juniors playing football.

          The Ballarat Football Netball League has a long and proud history having won division 1 titles in the VCFL Country Championships in 1956, 81, 82, 83 & 86 and winning division 2 titles in 1991, 95, 01, 03 & 04.

          The Ballarat Football Netball League, after back to back wins in Division 2, were promoted to the Premier Division One in 2005, and after a fantastic campaign in Albury fell just short being Runners Up for the Division 1 title. Our Senior Netballers were also Runners Up, and our Under 18 footballers went 1 step further and were undefeated over the carnival, and were proclaimed Division 1 VCFL State Champions.

          In 2016, our Interleague side will play the Western Region Football League in the hope to promote us higher in the AFL Victoria Country league ranking ladder, and a 2017 Worksafe AFL Victoria Country Championships showdown with the loser of the 3 v 4 game, in which victory will ensure that the Ballarat FNL once again competes for the Victoria State Championship in 2018.

          Jim Gull (Daylesford) holds the league goal kicking record kicking an incredible 159 goals in 1961. Jim Gull was an icon in the Ballarat Football League winning the goal kicking award on 8 occasions.

          Steve Kennedy from the Darley FNC is the current league Best & Fairest after winning the Henderson Medal for the first time in his career.

          Bacchus Marsh FNC Forward Peter Shepherd is the current Tony Lockett Medalist after securing the award for the first time in season 2015 after winning the award with 51 goals for the season.

          The Darley Football Netball Club are the current Ballarat Football Netball League Senior Football Premiers after winning their first premiership since joining the BFNL in 1997. The North Ballarat City Football Netball Club are the current A Grade Netball Premiers, winning their first ever A Grade netball premiership in 2015.

          Anybody wishing further information on the Ballarat Football League can contact the Ballarat Football Netball League on 5333 1977 or scott@aflgoldfields.com.au

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