Club History

CLUB HISTORY

Junior Football in the local area began in 1956 when the Bentleigh Tigers (King George VI Reserve) played the McKinnon Demons (Bailey Reserve) in the inaugural game.

The Bentleigh McKinnon Youth Centre then organised a competition for the Under 11, Under 13 and the Under 15 age groups which catered for the boys in the area. The competition was strong and the demand for positions in the teams was high with very few sporting options available for boys. By the late 1950s, the Bentleigh Tigers were very strong in numbers and the excess of players in the area brought about the formation of the Bentleigh Bulldogs in the early 1960s. Players who went on to play VFL football from the Bentleigh Tigers included Greg Wells, Gary Hardeman, Trevor Barker and Geoff Raines.

When the Bentleigh Bulldogs and the Bentleigh Tigers merged in 1984, other Clubs in the area followed suit. St. Catherines joined Rowans Rd to form Moorabbin United (now Highett), St. Pauls joined the Demons to form St. Pauls Demons and Glen Orme joined Ormond Blues to form Ormond. The merging of the Bentleigh Bulldogs and the Bentleigh Tigers formed the Bentleigh Junior Football Club. From 1985 until 1997, the Bentleigh Junior Football Club wore the North Melbourne strip which was the colours that were decided upon by the players.

In 1998, the Bentleigh Junior Football Club changed its’ colours to the Melbourne strip as part of the alignment with the Bentleigh Senior Football Club.

The Bentleigh Junior Football Club has fielded between one and nine teams from Under 9 to Under 17 throughout its’ history. In recent years, the number of teams has been on the increase with eight teams being fielded in 2009 and 2010. The number of players coming through the Auskick and the Under 9 and 10 age groups should see the Club continue to thrive in the upcoming years. 

The Bentleigh Junior Football Club is a member of the Southern Metro Junior Football League.

Club Premierships (since 1985)

YEAR

TEAM(S)

1985

Under 13

 

 

 

1986

Under 14

 

 

 

1987

Under 12

Under 14

Under 15

 

1988

Under 13

 

 

 

1995

Under 12

 

 

 

1996

Under 9

 

 

 

1997

Under 9

Under 10

 

 

1999

Under 16

 

 

 

2001

Under 13

 

 

 

2001

Under 11

 

 

 

2002

Under 9 East

Under 13

 

 

2004

Under 9

Under 17

 

 

2008

Under 10 

 

 

 

2011

Under 9 (P)

Under 15

 

 

2012

Under 9 North (P)

Under 12

 

 

2013

Under 9 (P)

Under 10 (P)

Under 12

Under 13

2014

Under 11 

Under 12

Under 13

 

2015

Under 11

Under 14

 

 

2016

Under 15 Girls

     

2017

Under 10 White

Under 14 Girls Under 16 Girls  

 

 

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KEY NOTICES

 
SEASON STARTS
15 APRIL 2018
 
 
 
REGISTRATIONS WILL OPEN SOON
 
Our fee schedule will soon be available on our 'Things you need to know' page.
 
 
If you have any queries please contact the club registrar at registrarbentleighjfc@gmail.com
 
If you are looking to transfer to the Bentleigh Junior Football Club, please contact the Registrar to arrange a transfer form.
 
The Bentleigh JFC Committee wish all players and coaching staff of all teams every success for 2017.

We wish to thank the efforts of all volunteers associated with the teams with special thanks to those who have put their hands up for umpiring, team manager, coaching, first aid and runners.

 

REGISTRATIONS
 
To assist with team planning we need you to register ASAP. 
 
Please click on the link below to register.
 
 

 

MERCHANDISE

Merchandise can be purchased via our Team App Store or direct from the club. 

Available for sale including hoodies, caps, bags and polos.

Contact Sam Trainor

on 0429 012 380.

 

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