Balmain Australian Football Club

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Balmain Tigers
Richmond Logo
Full name Balmain Tigers Australian Football Club
Club details
Founded 1903
Colours      Yellow      Black
Competition Sydney AFL
President Andrew Kyprianou
Premierships 1988, 1989, 1992, 1997, 1998, 2014
Ground(s) Henson Park
Other information
Official website Official Balmain Tigers Australian Football Club Website
Guernsey: Black with Yellow sash (Clash Jumper is inverted)

Balmain Australian Football Club is a NSWFL foundation Australian Football club competing in the Sydney AFL Premier League and based out of the Sydney suburb of Balmain.

From 2007 to 2013 the club did a deal with the Fremantle Dockers, and became known as the Balmain Dockers, wearing a Fremantle-style guernsey.

Starting season 2014 the club will be known as the Balmain Tigers again and play in the Richmond style black with yellow sash strip. Balmain won the 2014 AFL Sydney Division 1 Premiership defeating UTS 10.15-75 to 9.5.59.

The team train at Glover st Oval in Lilyfield from 6pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Home games are currently at Henson Park in Marrickville.


The club formed in 1903 as the Balmain Football Club, a founding member of the Sydney Football League.

The Tigers won back to back SFL premierships and 1997 and 1998.

Famous players[edit]

Jack Ashley played for Balmain before being recruited by Port Adelaide, taking part in the clubs 1913 and 1914 Championship of Australia victories, winning the Magarey Medal during the second of those.

Sydney Swans player Troy Luff played for Balmain after retiring from the Australian Football League from 2002 onward. Rugby league player Wally Messenger (the brother of Dally Messenger) played for the club in its early days.

Players to make VFL/AFL level from the Balmain Tigers over the years included John Stephenson (1907, Essendon), Charles Brown (1916–1923, Collingwood) Jack Armstrong (1925, St Kilda), Neil Davies (1955, Richmond), Paul Feltham (1970–78, North Melbourne, Richmond) and Ray Hall (1999, Richmond).

In 2010 and 2011 Nic Fosdike (Sydney Swans) was the senior playing coach while Nick Davis (Sydney Swans), Jason Saddington (Sydney Swans) and Chad Fletcher (West Coast Eagles) played alongside Fosdike.

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