Make sure you get to Presentation Night on Friday the 9th of October at the London Hotel at 7pm.
In lieu of a cover charge the club will ask for a cash donation of an amount you feel comfortable with. This will go directly towards expenses and help provide Sherrin Footies to train with amongst other expenses required to run a footy club.
It’s important that the entire club which includes players from 1sts, 2nds, 5ths, volunteers and supporters attend Presentation Night to make it a great event.
We will auction off some footy memorabilia and there will be a lucky door prize.
Drinks and food can be ordered at the bar
Dress code: Lounge Suit
Download the 2006 year book from here and read the coaching reports from Andrew Leoncelli (1sts), Andrew Mclellan (Reserves), Adam Coles (4ths) and Peter Adams (U18’s).
The front cover has all of our guernsey designs over the years, and there’s quite a few, some great, some good, some not so good.
This was our last year book up until last year which will also be online soon.
You can now download the 2014 Yearbook (kindly produced by Gary Bennell, photos by Leigh Gazzard) from the Year book section under About in the main menu.
Balmain went down to Sydney Uni by a kick in todays Preliminary Final at Henson Park.
Balmain were 6 goals behind in the first half and fought their way back to be within a kick but ultimately ran out of time.
It was a case of a missed opportunity as poor decisions, skill errors and a lack of intensity by the Balmain boys gave the Students the edge in the
first half and that was all they needed to run away with the game.
Harry Jenkins was a stand out as he has been all season, James Webster tried hard all day and Wayd Blackburne contributed up forward and on the ball.
As our season is over a special thanks goes to all of our volunteers – Kevin Meade (Team Manager), Arie Plug (All Rounder), Gary Bennell (Time Keeper), the girls in the canteen, and all the boys that have helped out on game day as water runners, runner, ground manager, club umpire, goal umpire, boundary umpire, bbq and anything else needed to be done.
Thank you to all players that wore the yellow and black guernsey this year. You all wore it with honour and pride and we hope to see you in 2016 for a bigger and better season.
James Julian West
Bryson Graham Long
Make sure you’re at training on Tuesdays and Thursdays ready to go at 6:30pm, let Luke know if you’ll be late or cant make it.
First Grade traveled to Tarens Point to take on the in form Southern Power who beat contenders UTS and Pennant Hills in recent weeks. It looked like they were also going to claim the scalp of Balmain. The Power were leading at every change until Balmain took the lead midway through the last quarter and held on despite Power throwing everything they had at a depleted and injured Tigers outfit. Chris Bolt inspired the boys by putting himself in the ruck and working with midfielders Wayd Blackburne and Aaron Cottrell to setup two quick goals in the last quarter while club stalwart Dan Brian steadied the back line with composure under pressure, thwarting Powers forward entries. Nick Whitehead was impressive on the wing finding space and using his pace well. One question from last week was also answered, James West found enough ball to return to First Grade.
Southern Power 8.7-57
Balmain Tigers 8.8-58
Reserve Grade played Sydney Uni at Mahoney oval and answered the second question from last week, unfortunately they were still unable to find the goals. The endeavour and commitment from the Reserves squad can’t be questioned but they were outplayed by the students. Matt Sutton was best on for Balmain and is starting to find real form after a long break from the game. Max Friend was in and under every contest and young Tommy Doyle of Drummoyne Power relished the opportunity to play senior footy and impressed his new team mates and the Coach with his attack at the ball and skills. Tommy has a bright future once he graduates to the senior ranks of Balmain and is a future star of the game.
Sydney Uni 19.12-126
Balmain Tigers 2.4-16