Pennant Hills Australian Football Club

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Pennant Hills Demons
Full name Pennant Hills Australian Football Club
Club details
Founded 1971
Colours      Blue and      Red
Competition Sydney AFL
President Phil Hare
Coach Chris Yard
Ground(s) Mike Kenny Oval
Other information
Official website Pennant Hills official website

Pennant Hills Demons is an Australian rules football club competing in the Sydney AFL Premier League and based out of the Sydney suburb of Pennant Hills. Their home ground moved from Ern Holmes Oval in April 2011 to Mike Kenny Oval


The club was formed in 1971. Pennant Hills were promoted to the top Sydney grade, the SFL (now Sydney AFL Premier Division) in 1977.

The club has won the premiership 4 times. Their first premiership was in 2000, when they defeated North Shore 15.12 (102) to 12.7 (79) at Macquarie University. Their second was in 2006, at Henson Park. The Demons scored eight behinds in a row to defeat the previously undefeated East Coast Eagles by two points. Their third again came against East Coast Eagles with a record 104 point win in 2008. The most recent of the clubs 4 premierships was in 2015 against the highly fancied East Coast Eagles, the third time the two clubs had played off in the final game of the season, with all three being played at Henson Park and all three going the way of the demons.

Notable players[edit]

The club produced Lenny Hayes, who played for the St Kilda Football Club in the Australian Football League. Mark McVeigh also played for Pennant Hills before being drafted by the Essendon Football Club, as well as his younger brother Jarrad McVeigh who was drafted by the Sydney Swans.

Kieren Jack and his younger brother Brandon Jack both currently play for the Sydney Swans.

Other Pennant Hills players to represent AFL clubs include David Brown (Sydney) Stefan Carey (Sydney/Brisbane), Adam Chatfield (Carlton) and Terry Thripp (Sydney).[1]

In 2008, Jarrad McVeigh won the Sydney Swans best and fairest award. He is the first player from a Sydney-based club to win the best and fairest at the Sydney Swans. In 2010, Kieran Jack won the best and fairest at Sydney and Lenny Hayes won the best and fairest at St Kilda.[2]



  1. ^ Wilks, M (2011) Australian Football Clubs in NSW BAS Publishing p.75.
  2. ^ Wilks, Miles (2011). Australian Football Clubs in NSW. Melbourne: BAS Publishing. ISBN 9781921496134. 

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