Ballarat Football Netball League Inc.

The Ballarat Football & Netball League Inc was formed in 1893 and currently in 2013 have 11 senior football and netball clubs consisting of 33 football and 44 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 10 clubs. Our Youth Girls clubs are:

      • Ararat Storm Junior Football Association
      • Ballarat Football Netball Club
      • Bacchus Marsh Football Netball Club
      • Darley Football Netball Club
      • Gisborne Rookies Football Netball Club
      • Golden Point Junior Football Netball Club
      • Lake Wendouree Football Netball Club
      • Redan Football Netball Club
      • Riddells Creek Football Netball Club
      • Sebastopol Football Netball 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 2013, both our senior football and netball Interleague sides defeated the Bendigo Football Netball League to promote us to fourth on the AFL Victoria Country league ranking ladder, and a 2014 Worksafe AFL Victoria Country Championships showdown with the Goulburn Valley FNL, in which victory will ensure that the Ballarat FNL once again competes for the Victoria State Championship in 2015.

      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.

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

      East Point FNC Forward Dan Jordan is the current Tony Lockett Medalist after securing the award for the fifth time in season 2013 after winning the award each year from 2006-2009. Dan finished 2013 with 110 goals to his name, the BFNL's first century of goals since Jordan himself last accomplished the feat in 2007

      The North Ballarat City Football Netball Club are the current Ballarat Football Netball League Senior Football Premiers after winning their first premiership since their 2008 readmission into the competition in 2013. The Sunbury Football Netball Club are the current Senior Netball Premiers, winning their second ever A Grade netball premiership in 2013.

      Anybody wishing further information on the Ballarat Football League can contact the Ballarat Football Netball League on 5333 1977 or aaron@ballaratfl.com.au or rod@ballaratfl.com.au.