Ballarat Football Club

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Ballarat
Names
Full name Ballarat Football Netball Club[1]
Nickname(s) The Swans
Club details
Founded 1860
Colours      Red      White
Competition Ballarat Football League
Premierships 1897, 1898, 1908, 1923, 1928, 1930, 1932, 1933, 1940, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1951, 1954, 1955, 1962, 1971, 1988, 2008
Ground(s) Alfredton Recreation Reserve

The Ballarat Football Club competes in the Ballarat Football League in the Ballarat region of Victoria, Australia. The club, nicknamed the Swans, has a history dating back to 1860.

Ballarat played their home matches at City Oval in Ballarat for 88 years, then moved to Alfredton Recreation Reserve in 1994. Ballarat play in a predominantly white strip with a red "vee".

Ballarat was a provincial member of the Victorian Football Association from 1878[2] until 1896,[3] taking part in the Association's administration and competing regularly against Melbourne-based VFA clubs. The club was also a founding member of the Ballarat Football Association in 1893.

Ballarat Football League premierships[edit]

1897, 1898, 1908, 1923, 1928, 1930, 1932, 1933, 1940, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1951, 1954, 1955, 1962, 1971, 1988, 2008

Henderson Medal winners[edit]

  • 1950 Frank Pyke
  • 1972 Peter Merriman
  • 1974 Brendan Mahar
  • 1977 Don Discher
  • 1985 Don Discher
  • 2014 Shane Hutchinson

Tony Lockett Medal winners[edit]

  • 1927 Dave Duff 113
  • 1928 Dave Duff 91
  • 1929 Dave Duff 96
  • 1930 Harry Cooper 95
  • 1934 G Anderson 72
  • 1936 Max Wheeler 108
  • 1939 Max Wheeler 93
  • 1957 Robert Brannigan 47
  • 1972 Greg Brown 72
  • 1986 Phil Taglaibue 84

VFL/AFL Players[edit]

References[edit]

Official Ballarat Football League records

  1. ^ http://www.ballaratfc.com/
  2. ^ "News and notes". The Ballarat Star. Ballarat, VIC. 26 April 1878. p. 2. 
  3. ^ "Ballarat Football Club". The Ballarat Star. Ballarat, VIC. 10 April 1897. p. 4. 

Website[edit]

Book[edit]

History of Football in the Ballarat District by John Stoward - ISBN 978-0-9805929-0-0