Bendigo Pioneers

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Bendigo Pioneers Football Club
Full name Bendigo Pioneers
Nickname(s) Pioneers
2016 season
After finals DNQ
Home-and-away season 11th
Club details
Founded 1993; 24 years ago (1993)
Colours      Navy Blue      Sky Blue      Yellow
Competition TAC Cup
Coach Rick Coburn
Premierships TAC Cup (0)
Ground(s) Queen Elizabeth Oval, Bendigo
Other information
Official website BPFC

The Bendigo Pioneers is an Australian rules football team in the statewide Victorian under-18s league, the TAC Cup.


The Bendigo Pioneers is an Australian rules football team playing in TAC Cup since 1993 based in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia. The idea behind the Bendigo Pioneers is to train its players and condition them for professional football. The team is divided into under-15s, under-16s, and under-18s. The Pioneers train at Epsom/Huntly Oval, Epsom. Their jersey colors are blue, white and yellow with blue, white and yellow socks and blue (home) or white (away) shorts. They are within the largest region, from Bendigo to Broken Hill, therefore having the largest area to recruit from.

Notable players and coaches[edit]

Some notable players from the Bendigo Pioneers are record holders for most games played and most goals scored within the team, which are David Favelaiki and Stephen Reaper. Favelaiki played a record 49 games with the Pioneers, and Reaper scored 132 goals.

Players drafted from Bendigo Pioneers[edit]

Many notable players in the Australian Football League have been recruited from Bendigo. These players include:

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