Balmain Australian Football Club

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This article is about the Sydney AFL (Australian rules) team. For the NSWRL (Rugby league) team, see Balmain Tigers. For the NSW State League Division 1 soccer team, see Balmain Tigers FC.
Balmain Tigers
Richmond Logo
Full name Balmain Tigers Australian Football Club
Club details
Founded 1903
Colours      Yellow      Black
Competition Sydney AFL
Premierships 1988, 1989, 1992, 1997, 1998, 2014
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.

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 the Sydney AFL flag most recently in 2014.

Famous players[edit]

Jack Ashley played for Balmain before being recruited by Port Adelaide, taking part in the clubs 1913 Championship of Australia victory and winning the Magarey Medal the following year.

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.

In 2014 the club broke a 16-year drought to take out the Division 1 premiership

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