Welcome to Balmain Australian Football Club.

We are a proud club steeped in history as a founding member of the NSW AFL dating back to 1903.  Over the past three years we have reviewed our goals and raised our ambition to return to being a leading Australian football organisation in Sydney catering for all players, our families and supporters.

Recruiting - Head Coach of the Men's Senior Team

In taking the next step towards meeting the club's ambition, the Balmain Tigers is seeking to engage a new Head Coach of its Men's Senior Team.  Our community club caters for a diverse range of players and the Head Coach is the fulcrum to developing their skills and delivering the cohesion to ensure we thrive and enjoy ourselves along the way.

The successful applicant will understand the club values bringing commitment, enthusiasm and integrity to an already prosperous culture.  Communicating clearly amongst the groups and the wider community, including social events, significantly benefits our collective cause.  

With the support of the committee and volunteers, we are prepared to offer an attractive remuneration package to cover expenses and time at training and on game days.  

For expressions of interest and further information, please email us via the contact link at the top of this page.


Men's Platinum Division

The 2021 season has ended and preparation is underway for 2022.  Subject to Public Health orders, pre-season training is expected to commence 16 November and round 1 of the season on 2 April 2022.

We are constantly recruiting new Tigers, so if you are taking the leap from juniors to seniors, are jaded with your old team, or are new to town and keen to join an historic establishment, contact us above, or head to our TeamApp for further details.

Men's Masters

Over 35 and keen to play?  We cater for the full range of enthusiasts from Sunday social kickstarter sessions through to full competition particpation.  Follow our TeamApp and get involved.

Women's Team

We are eager to hear from women who want to play footy.  Get in touch and we will build a team.  The Tigers led the establishment of the women's league in 2000, but have not fielded a side since 2015.

We cater for all adults and levels of experience, so even if you are new to the sport, come along for a kick, or just want to provide support.

  • Pre-season training is expected to commence 16 November 2021.  Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1800-1930hrs, Glover Street oval, Lilyfield;
  • Intra-club game planned for 11 December; 
  • 2022 season runs from April through to September with games on Saturdays, any time between 0830-1700hrs.

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Our associated clubs are the Glebe Greyhounds and the Leichhardt Cygnets.


Useful links

BAFC TeamApp

Sydney AFL - Fixtures and Results

Sports TG Passport


Concussion education

Insurance - Marsh

Sydney AFLPremiership winners: 1988, 1989, 1992, 1997, 1998, 2011, 2012, 2014

NSW Football History Society

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