Club News



Blackburn's Lands Big Fish for 2017

VFL premiership players Xavier Murphy and Ryan Bathie are among a swag of recruits at Blackburnmore


2 course meal + beer and wine for only $60 per head. Guest Speaker ADAM COONEY. The bar will remain open following the completion of the lunch at 2pm - drinks at bar prices. See attached flyer for booking details.more

BFC Senior Training Schedule - JAN & FEB 2017


EFL 2017 Division 1 fixture

Attached the fixture for 2017 - Blackburn games highlightedmore

BFC newsletter extracts - 21/12/2016

See the attached for an update from the President, Matt "China" Breen, and the latest Football Operations Report (including details of our 2017 recruits) from Mick "Tum" Tuminello.more

BFC 2017 Sponsorship Packages

Looking for an opportunity to promote your business to one of the largest local community sporting clubs in Victoria? .... take advantage of our social media channels, physical external signage, electronic media .... or network with a wide range of local business people and/or potential customers at the club. Further details can be found on the attached sponsorship packages flyer.more

BFC 2017 membership application form

Attached membership application form -more

BFC 2017 membership categories

2017 Memberships are now available - see the attached for available categories. Please complete the Membership application form (also attached) and either email or post to the Club's membership manager, Mike McCoy .... ** join before Jan 31 and go in the draw to win a dozen bottles of wines from the Rob Dolan Winery True Colours rangemore



BFC Sponsor Discounts

We encourage you to support our valued sponsors at Blackburn Football Club. Please see the attached flyer for discounts offered to BFC members.more

Senior Club Newsletter

To get all the latest senior club news and game reviews, you just need to subscribe to our weekly email Newsletter. To do this, send an email request to the Club’s Social Media Manager, Mark Edwards – (please include your name, contact phone number, email address and state that you would like to be added to the BFC newsletter email distribution list).more

Senior Club Memberships and Sponsorships

For all enquiries, please contact the Club’s Membership and Sponsorship Manager, Mike McCoy – or 0419 879808.more

Auskick 2016

The littlens are signing up so do NOT miss out. Auskick is so much fun for kids starting at Kinder age and upmore

Parents Night

All Parents encouraged to come along and listen to Rick Irwin from Matchday espouse the value of our footy club in theirs and their childrens livesmore


Girls footy is booming at Blackburn


Blackburn Girls Only Auskick is back for 2016


BJFC Major Sponsors Draw

The Blackburn Junior Football Club Major Sponsors Draw
Drawn Tuesday 8th March 2016more


BJFC Merchandise Order Form 2016

BJFC Merchandise Order Formmore

BJFC Bag Embroidery

"Have your name/nickname embroidered on your Blackburn Sports Bag"

If you would like to have your child's name/nickname embroidered on your Blackburn Sports Bag" could you please complete the attached form. (Cost is $12.00 per bag) Along with the Sports Bag that is to be embroidered.more

BJFC Training Jumper Order Form 2016

BJFC Training Jumper Order Form 2016.
Please complete the form and hand it in on Sunday at Registration Daymore

Vale Lois Eade

The Blackburn Football Club is sad to announce that Lois Eade passed away last night after a very long illness. Lois was a long time supporter, volunteer and friend of all at the club. Our thoughts are with Ron and family.more

BFC U19 Academy

To the Football Community,

In the past six (6) years the Blackburn Football Club has been the most successful Club in the Division 1 under 19s section, winning more games than any other club.

Following on from this success, the Blackburn Football Club will be aiming to enter two (2) stand-alone sides in the Under 19s Section of the EFL for Season 2016.more

BFC - Office Bearers for Season 2016

The Blackburn Football Club held its AGM on Thursday 26th November 2015.
The following Office Bearers were installed for Season 2016.
Congratulations to all new Committee Members and special thanks to retiring President Garry Connolly and all others for their special contribution in 2015more


Presentation Night Award Winners

Well done to Ben Daniher on taking out the 2015 Ron Eade Medal for the Seniors Best & Fairest. Congratulations to all award winners. A full list is on the next page.more

Senior Coach Appointment

Blackburn Football Club is very pleased to announce the appointment of Kon Karavias as Senior Coach for season 2016 and beyond.

Read more on the next page.more

BJFC Coaching Applications Season 2016

BJFC Coaching Applications are now open.
Applications are open until COB Friday 2nd October 2015.
Enquiries to: Dave Ramsdale Director of Football Mob: 0414 580 554more

Ride for Rub

RIDE FOR RUB" is back again.
Grab your bikes and join friends and family in the "Ride for Rub" morning on Sunday 6th September at 6.30am, leaving from Morton Park. David "Rubber" O'Halloran was a much loved Blackburn Junior Coach, 2 x time Premiership Hawthorn player and keen cyclist. The route will be one of Rub's favourites, taking in Warrandyte and Templestowe on a scenic ridemore

BJFC - Parent Info Evening & AGM
Wednesday 2nd September 2015more

Senior Coach Advertisement 2016

The Blackburn Football Club, affiliated with the Eastern Football League and currently playing in Division 1, invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position of Senior Coach.

Please forward applications in writing to:

The Secretary
Blackburn Football Club
PO Box 264
Blackburn VIC 3130
or email

Senior Coach - Update

Further to recent communication, the Blackburn Football Club has made the decision to relieve Peter Banfield of Senior Coaching duties for the remainder of this season.
This decision was made in the interests of all parties and is effective immediately.
The remainder of the season will see current Assistant Coach Kyle Matthews appointed as the interim Senior Coach, assisted by Anthony Fagan.more

Media Release - Peter Banfield

The Blackburn Football Club wishes to advise that its Senior Coach of the last 4 years, Peter Banfield, will not be re-appointed in 2016. The Club has made this difficult decision as the Football Department will be restructured next year to take into account changing circumstances.

Click 'more' to view the media release document.more

10000 Touches is back at BJFC

10,000 touches is back for the school holidaysmore

July Girls Clinic

Girls School Holiday Football Clinic for girlsmore

BJFC Blackburn Girls News May 15

Blackburn Girls News May 2015more

Value of Blackburn Football Club


AFL Victoria Value of a Community Football Club

AFL Victoria Value of a Community Football Club
This is the first study of its kindmore

BJFC Burn Baby Burn

Burn Baby Burn Social Night for Blackburn Junior Football Club
Saturday 16th May 2015
See notice for further detailsmore

BJFC Major Raffle

BJFC Major Raffle.
Please see attached flyer for details.
All proceeds go to BJFCmore

BJFC Community Social Responsibility Night

Community Social Responsibility Night May 20th April
Guest speakers include Gary Ayres
See attached flyer for detailsmore

300 Club Memberships

Memberships in the 300 Club for 2015 are now available. Make sure you get on board and support your club with this important fundraiser.

The benefits include Panther membership, entry in 18 $300 raffle draws at home games, entry in 2 $1000 raffle draws at start and end of season, 300 Club lunch, end of season function and entry to half-time afternoon tea.

Click 'more' for application form.more

Season 2015 Memberships

2015 Membership sales are now open. Please click 'more' for the application form which outlines the types of memberships available. Also, please check out the benefits of becoming a 300 Club member (see other post).

Your ongoing support is very important to the Club, and we look forward to welcoming new and returning members in 2015.

It promises to be an exciting season, so jump on board!more

Sponsorship Opportunities

Are you or your business interested in sponsoring the Club this year? Or perhaps you'd like to sponsor a player of your choice. We'd love to hear from you.

Click 'more' to view the packages available and who to contact.more


Auskick 2015 Articlemore

Ambulance Victoria Membership for Players

The Club is encouraging all players to be covered by Ambulance Victoria to avoid the possibility of facing a hefty bill. A membership information document is attached. Click 'more'.more

Blackburn Juniors 2015 Registration and Registration Day

Registration for 2015 for Blackburn Juniors is now open. Go to the Forms and Club Policies tab above, select the registration info relevant for you and follow the steps.more

Girls only Auskick comes to Blackburn.

Blackburn Football Club is pleased to announce the launch of the Blackburn Girls Auskick centre.

The centre is part of the NAB AFL Auskick program and is designed to introduce primary school aged girls to football.

Sessions will be held on Monday evenings from 5.00-6.00pm. They will start on 23 February and finish on 23 March, after which girls can continue with weekend Auskick (at Laburnmore

New Major Sponsor - Jellis Craig

We are delighted to announce that Jellis Craig Blackburn has come on board as a major sponsor of the Blackburn Football Club for 2015. Check out their contact details under the BFC Local Sponsors link.more

Girls wanted to play Under 12, Under 15 and Under 18s footy in 2015


2015 Coaching Appointments - Reserves and Under 19s

Blackburn Football Club is pleased to announce that Alan Love will be our Reserves coach for next season and Matthew Eccles will be coaching our Under 19 team. We welcome Alan and Matt to the 'Pit'.

Click 'more' for further info -->more

Juniors Annual Report

Our Juniors 2014 Annual report is attached. Read about our great yearmore
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1st Division Seniors 2016
1 Vermont 62
2 Balwyn 54
3 Rowville 52
4 Noble Park 48
5 Doncaster 48
6 Norwood 40
7 Blackburn 28
8 Montrose 24
9 South Croydon 24
10 East Ringwood 24
11 North Ringwood 20
12 Knox 8