Presentation Night – October 22

Clear your calendars on the 22 of October for Presentation night at the Orange Grove Hotel in Lilyfield from 7pm.

The highlight of the evening is the L.C Lock Award for the First Grade Best & Fairest player

The Best & Fairest Reserve Grade player will receive the Bill Murphy Award

The Best & Fairest Fifth Grade player will receive the Milton Morrison Award

Other awards for each grade will also be announced throughout the evening.

AGM Notice

Notice is hereby given that the 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Balmain Australian Football Club (the club) will be held on Wednesday September 28 at The Orange Grove Hotel at 7pm.


  1. The club now calls for nominations for the committee for 2017.

Nominations are requested for the positions of

  • President, Vice-president, Football Operations Manager (x2), Matchday Manager (x2), Social and Events Manager (x2). Treasurer and Secretary roles are also called for.

Nominations close at COB on August 24.

  1. Presentation of financial statements

At the conclusion of the AGM the newly elected committee will hold a general meeting where the agenda is the following:

  • Coaches report
  • 2017 schedule – training and ground allocation
  • Role of the committee and overview of responsibilities
  • 1, 3 and 5 year plan to be discussed
  • Any other business

All nominations should be submitted in writing to no later than August 24

Troy Luff plays 500th game

Troy Luff played his 500th senior game over the weekend and was a key figure in the 100 point win over the East Coast Eagles with 3 goals.

A soiree of local and international reporters and photographers were on hand to catch Luffs remarkable achievement as he took to the field for the 500th time and according to Luff he’s not giving up anytime soon.

In other news Luffy worked through his 745th hangover on the Sunday.

See Luffy in the paper here

Congratulations Troy, well done from everyone at Balmain

Tough day for the Tigers

First Grade suffered their first loss of the year to UTS. A fast starting UTS had the lead at every change but to their credit the Balmain boys never gave up, taking a 1 point lead halfway through the last quarter from a Luke Wilby goal only to have UTS kick a couple of late goals and take the win. Tony ‘wrecking ball’ Ng impressed the coaches along with Andrew Marsden in the back line while Sam Hocking showed his class on debut and will prove to be a valuable member of the senior playing group.

Balmain 6.8-44
UTS 7.13-55

Reserve grade are 0-2 after playing another strong side in Pennant Hills. With a few injuries impacting the sides ability to score, Matt Sutton had an excellent game at Full Back, Nick Turner worked hard in the middle and Harry Peers has a lot of potential in the forward line.

Balmain 3.7-25
Pennant Hills 15.15-105

Div 5 played UTS and the scoreboard doesnt reflect how competitive they were. Michael Dunlea in his first game after returning to the Tigers used his skills and experience to win the ball while Joel Burrell showed great determination in his second game of aussie rules and is developing into a solid footballer. If the div 5 boys stick together, they will get a few wins on the board this year and push the top teams.

Balmain 6.3-39
UTS 11.15-81

1st Grade and Div 5 Win!

1st Grade won their first round of the year against Southern Power. Ed McCann kicked 4 goals in a dominant display at Full Forward while Luke Wilby kicked 3 on debut. Alasdair Brown also on debut was everywhere and could not put a foot wrong. Hugh Priest controlled the midfield with Andrew Thwaites.

Balmain 11.12-78
Southern Power 9.3-57

Div 3 played 2015 Preliminary finalists Penrith and went down by 4 goals but the scoreboard doesn’t reflect the endeavour by the team and how close the game really was. Troy Luff showed his class in the ruck and in the forward line while Simon Ede was getting the ball from Adan Rand in the middle and Reece Gillespie kicked some great goals.

Balmain 6.11-47
Penrith 10.12-72

Div 5 also played Penrith and won with Andrew Kyprianou turning back the clock and kicking a lazy 13 goals. Brad Zammit used his pace to break the lines and work the ball forward in a full team effort from all 22 players.

Balmain 22.11-143
Penrith 12.8-80