Sandhurst Football Club

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Sandhurst Football Club
Full name Sandhurst Football & Netball Club
Nickname(s) Dragons
2016 season
After finals 1st (Premiers)
Home-and-away season 1st
Club details
Founded 1861; 156 years ago (1861)
Colours      Maroon      Navy Blue
Competition BFL
Premierships BFL (17) 1881, 1884, 1885, 1890, 1891, 1893, 1920, 1923, 1927, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1937, 1940, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1983, 2004, 2016
Ground(s) Queen Elizabeth Oval, Bendigo
Other information
Official website SFNC

The Sandhurst Football Netball Club are an Australian rules football and netball club which compete in the Bendigo Football League (BFL). Sandhurst is the former name of the city of Bendigo.


Sandhurst, who were then known as the Maroons, were one of the league's foundation clubs in 1880. They had been formed in June 1861, by Melbourne Football Club rulemaker J.B. Thompson.[1]

The club did not play in the BFL from 1901 to 1914, but returned to the league after the war in 1919, and have appeared in every season since.

They are the second most successful club in BFL history with 26 premierships, one behind Eaglehawk.

Notable players[edit]


  1. ^ "Sandhurst". Full Points Footy.