Strathfieldsaye Football Club

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Strathfieldsaye Football Club
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Names
Full name Strathfieldsaye Football & Netball Club
Nickname(s) Storm
2017 season
After finals 1st
Home-and-away season 2nd
Club details
Founded 2007; 11 years ago (2007)
Colours      Navy blue      White
Competition BFL (2009-)
Premierships 3
Ground(s) Strathfieldsaye Recreation Reserve, Strathfieldsaye
Uniforms
Home
Away
Other information
Official website SFNC

The Strathfieldsaye Football Netball Club is an Australian rules football club which competes in the Bendigo Football League. They are based in the Bendigo suburb of Strathfieldsaye.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1978 as the Mandurang-Strathfieldsaye Junior Football Club. This club was formed due to the need to facilitate the increasing population of junior footballers in the Mandurang and Strathfieldsaye district. The club commenced playing in the Bendigo Junior Football League. In 2003 the club became known as the Strathfieldsaye Junior Football Club (Strathfieldsaye JFC).

By 2007 there was enough interest in a senior club forming and in September 2007 the Strathfieldsaye Football Netball Club was formed. There were discussions on whether to join the stronger Bendigo Football League or the lower Heathcote District Football League to get the club established but the members voted overwhelmingly for the Bendigo Football League. The club decided that Bendigo was where they wanted to play so they submitted a business plan to get to a higher standard as quick as possible. In 2008, an application to join the Bendigo Football League for the following season was submitted and accepted. The club identity 'Strath Storm' was created and the club adopted playing colours of Blue & White hoops as these were the colours of the Strathfieldsaye JFC.

In 2009 the Strathfieldsaye Storm competed in senior competition for the first time and in 2012 they played in their first finals series winning both the Elimination and First Semi-Final, before losing the Preliminary Final. In 2013 the Storm made their first Grand Final after finishing the Home and Away season on top with 12 wins and 1 draw from 16 games, however lost the Grand Final to Golden Square by 21 points. The Storm went on to claim their first Premiership in 2014, defeating Sandhurst by 55 points.

Club Song[edit]

Oh we’re from Strathfieldsaye
A fighting fury we’re from Strathfieldsaye
In any weather you’ll see us with a grin
Risking head and shin
If we’re behind then never mind
We’ll fight and fight and win
For we’re from Strathfieldsaye
We never weaken til the final siren’s gone
Like the Ranga's of old
We’re strong and we’re bold
For we’re from Strathfield
(blue and white)
We’re from Strathfieldsaye
GO STORM
*The term "Ranga's" is a direct reference to the foundation club being Mandurang/Strathfieldsaye JFC and reflects the heritage of the original club.

Year by year performance (home and away only)[edit]

Year Wins Draws Losses For Against % Ladder Position
2009
4
-
14
1454
2089
69.6
9
2010
6
-
12
1643
2226
73.8
7
2011
9
-
9
1807
1456
124.1
6
2012
12
-
6
1986
1490
133.3
4
2013
12
1
3
1645
1020
161.3
1
2014
17
-
1
2174
995
218.5
1*
2015
18
-
-
2081
938
221.9
1*
2016
14
-
4
1715
1034
165.9
3
2017
15
-
3
2267
1039
218.2
2*
Total
107
1
52
16772
12287
136.5
3.8

* denotes Premiership winning year

Honours[edit]

Premierships & Grand Finals

League Total Premierships Premiership Years
Bendigo Football League
3
2014, 2015, 2017


Year Winner Runner-up Score
2013 Golden Square Bulldogs Strathfieldsaye Storm 102 – 81
2014 Strathfieldsaye Storm Sandhurst Dragons 138 – 83
2015 Strathfieldsaye Storm Sandhurst Dragons 60 – 53
2017 Strathfieldsaye Storm Eaglehawk Hawks 88 – 56

References[edit]

Books[edit]

History of Football in the Bendigo District, John Stoward, ISBN 978-0-9805929-1-7