After a 4 year hiatus, the Challenge night is making a return and to celebrate Bungaree FNC are going…
Back to school.
Saturday 7th of April.
After our round 1 clash against Dunnstown, it’s back to the clubrooms for a night of games, trivia and friendly competition.
Orientation at 7.30pm. Class starts at 8.00pm. Enrolment costs $30.
Summer & winter uniforms are both acceptable. NO CASUAL CLOTHES.
We are currently looking for junior footballers for all age groups.
There is no experience necessary to join our teams so if you or anyone you know may be interested in joining our family orientated club please get in contact with our coaches, or come to training on Wednesday nights from 5PM.
We are located just 10 minutes from Ballarat and would love for you to be a part of our club!
CALLING ALL PLAYERS FOR 2018 SEASON
Bungaree will be holding their annual registration night on the 28th February.
Junior Football & Netball registration will commence around 5pm.
Senior Netball meeting will commence at 6pm. You must be in attendance if you intend to play this season. Please contact Barb if you wish to play but are unable to make it.
Senior Football registration will commence after training.
You have heard from “The Prince” (Brian Lara) and “The King” (Viv Richards). Now on the eve of the 2017 AFL Grand Final, Bungaree FNC and veteran MC & comic JK bring you Premiership Player and controversial media star “The Ambassador” Slammin’ Sam Kekovich. Don’t miss out on the hottest ticket in town. Book today!
On Friday we hosted our 2017 Senior Best & Fairest Awards. In the netball Molly Binks won the C Grade B&F ahead of Ebony Pearson who finished closely in second. The B Grade award went to Amanda Clarke who raced home to beat Olivia Browning & Sophie Wade who tied for runners up. The Barb O’Dwyer Medal for A Grade B&F went to Emma Hills whose spectacular season was good enough to edge out Kathryn O’Dwyer. Also a big congratulations to Jane & Billy Hodge who won the Kathryn Gray Award for their outstanding work for the netball club in 2017.
On the football side of things the reserves best player was Justin Dummett who finished the season strongly to overcome Chris Robertson who finished in second place. Matthew MacDonald won the leading goal kicking, Sam Hammond took out the Most Improved for the second year in a row, Dalton Murphy was the choice for the coaches award and Daniel Mahar was judged the most determined for the 2017 season, well done to you all!
In the seniors the McGuane Medal was won by Dave Benson for the second year in a row, Daves amazing season saw him never really challenged on the leader board, with Matthew Sheridan finishing as the runner up. Joel Mirtchin was the leading goal kicker for the year in his first season for the demons, while Jack Oostendorp was deemed the best defender in only his second season. The award for most improved went to Steven Ryan who showed just how good he could be throughout the season. The newly titled Jim O’Keefe MVP award was unveiled to the crowd, with the recipient Jackson Murphy being voted by his peers as the player who has best shown the values and behaviours set by the group throughout the season.
The presidents award for 2017 went to Michael Phyland for his work he puts in behind the scenes, and the best clubman award went to the one and only Simon Prendergast for the massive workload he does for the club not only on gameday but also all year round. Well done fellas!
There were two Life Members inducted on Friday with the recipients being Jack Steenhuis and Troy Beaston. These two gentlemen do enormous amounts of work around the club and we truly are forever thankful for it all, congratulations on your deserved recognition!
The 2017 CHFNL Grand Final day saw us have 4 teams in the last matches of the season, it was a great day had by all.
The U15 girls were victorious in extra time, in unusual circumstances, we couldn’t be more proud of the way they conducted themselves.
In the U17 the girls continued their strong recent form to win the eighth consecutive premiership, this is truly an unbelievable feat, well done girls!
In the C Grade we came up against Learmonth, who proved to be the better side on the day, inflicting our first loss of the season, well done on a great season.
The B Grade also went into extra time in our match against Springbank, unfortunately we were on the losing side this time around, no doubt we will be back bigger and better next season!
Our season comes to an end once again and what a great year its been out at the Bungadome! A season whereby all our senior sides were invigorated by youth and a big step up to senior footy and netball was made successfully, holding us in terrific stead for the 2018 season and beyond.
Today marks the culmination of that year, and our B Grade, C Grade, U17 and U15 netballers will get the opportunity to represent the red and the blue on the biggest stage of all and aim to bring home the ultimate glory.
Good luck girls, you’ve done your club very proud win, lose or draw!
Our B Grade girls will be the headline act as they take on a talented Springbank outfit that they were able to overcome in the Qualifying Finals by 10 goals. If the girls can replicate that performance they will be in with a terrific chance of securing their first flag since 2009.
C Grade will aim for back to back premierships when they face Learmonth, the team they defeated in last years decider. These two sides have clearly been the standout in 2017, with the Dees winning their only encounter back in Round 11 by 8 goals.
The Under 17 girls will contest their 10th grand final in a row, and aim for 8 on the bounce when they face an undefeated Hepburn side. Hepburn gave the girls a good touchup when they met way back in Round 3, but the girls can take a lot of confidence in their improvement since then and know that a good 4 quarter performance can take them towards that coveted flag.
The Under 15 girls come up against Learmonth, a side that has saved it best netball for the pointy end of the season and handed the girls their first loss of the season in the qualifying final. This promises to be an absolute cracker to kick off the day, good luck girls!
Marquee Night is being held again back at Bungaree tonight. Get your best dress up sorted and see out the season on what is always a bumper night. DJ and finger provided with drinks at bar prices. $20 entry.
Thanks to all who helped out over the course of the season at Bungaree, your efforts are much appreciated. We look forward to wrapping up the season at next Friday night’s McGuane Medal.
Finals Week 3 Schedule
Saturday September 2
1st Preliminary Final @ Bungaree
C Grade Netball Bungaree v Buninyong @ 12.30pm
Sunday September 3
2nd Preliminary Final @ Learmonth
U13 Netball Bungaree v Hepburn @ 9.30am
U15 Netball Bungaree v Buninyong @ 10.30am
U17 Netball Bungaree v Creswick @ 11.30am
B Grade Netball Bungaree v Clunes @ 1.30pm
A Grade Netball Bungaree v Learmonth @ 2.30pm
Full Finals week 2 Football and Netball results
A Grade: Bungaree 42 def Beufort 39
U15: Bungaree 25 def by Newlyn 23
U13: Bungaree 18 def Waubra 15
What an fantastic night for the club at the Central Highlands Best & Fairest.
Dave Benson took out his second Geoff Taylor medal – It is an awesome achievement to win it once, let alone going back to back – you are our newest club legend Dave!!!
Olivia Browning was equal winner of the B grade netball. Ebony Pearson runner up in the C grade netball.
Kathryn O’Dwyer made the netball team of the year and Dave was named in the football team of the year also.
Congratulations – We are so very proud of you all!!!