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Ballarat Football Club

Full name Ballarat Football Netball Club[1]
Nickname(s) The Swans
Club details
Founded 1860
Colours      Red      White
Competition Ballarat Football League
Premierships 1897, 1898, 1908, 1923, 1928, 1930, 1932, 1933, 1940, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1951, 1954, 1955, 1962, 1971, 1988, 2008
Ground(s) Alfredton Recreation Reserve

The Ballarat Football Club competes in the Ballarat Football League in the Ballarat region of Victoria, Australia. The club, nicknamed the Swans, has a history dating back to 1860. Ballarat once competed in the Victorian Football Association.

Ballarat played their home matches at City Oval in Ballarat for 88 years, then moved to Alfredton Recreation Reserve in 1994. Ballarat play in a predominately white strip with a red "vee".

Ballarat Football League premierships

1897, 1898, 1908, 1923, 1928, 1930, 1932, 1933, 1940, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1951, 1954, 1955, 1962, 1971, 1988, 2008

Henderson Medal winners

  • 1950 Frank Pyke
  • 1972 Peter Merriman
  • 1974 Brendan Mahar
  • 1977 Don Discher
  • 1985 Don Discher

Tony Lockett Medal winners

  • 1927 Dave Duff 113
  • 1928 Dave Duff 91
  • 1929 Dave Duff 96
  • 1930 Harry Cooper 95
  • 1934 G Anderson 72
  • 1936 Max Wheeler 108
  • 1939 Max Wheeler 93
  • 1957 Robert Brannigan 47
  • 1972 Greg Brown 72
  • 1986 Phil Taglaibue 84

VFL/AFL Players


Official Ballarat Football League records

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History of Football in the Ballarat District by John Stoward - ISBN 978-0-9805929-0-0

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