News Flash

 Coaching Courses – 5 & 12 March 2016 (U13-U17) and 8 March 2016 (U5-U7)

MS Sydney-to-Gong Ride – BMF Bikers

A quick message from Team Captain, Derek Page:

“Our team BMF Bikers managed to raise in excess of $4000. Pretty good effort for this first time group – we had a stack of support from individuals, not to mention Blue Mountains Football Club (our club) who gave us permission to raise money through our end-of-season Presentations – both Junior and Senior. Our team’s colour this year was our 50-year anniversary Footy shirt – I reckon we looked pretty good as a group and I hope we did those that we rode for, ourselves and our club proud.

It was a great day and great weather; for our first timers it probably opened their eyes to how massive this day is! On our journey south the largest number that I noticed was 9697… that is a lot of riders!!!!

I have attached a few photos… an “action” shot of the climb (BMF race) out of the Royal National Park, from the lookout at Bald Hill and at the finish … Good times!!!

Thanks again to you all for your support and participation!
Regards Derek (Des)”




Posted in News

Year 2015 Achievements

2015 Team Achievements
12G.1 – League Competition Winners, Champion of Champions representatives
12.5, 16.2, AA.3, O35.1 & O35.3 – League Competition Runners Up
12G.1 & O35.1 – Championship Tournament Final Winners
13.2, 14.2, AW.3, O35.2 & O35.4 – Championship Tournament Final Runners-Up

2015 Special Awards
Life Members – Michael Hampson
Club Person Award – Awarded in recognition of the dedication, time and effort put in by an individual to assist the Club – Sean Burns
John Costello Award – Most Improved team performance throughout the year – 13.2
Robbie Madden Award – Highest Division/Age competition winner – 12G.1
Tony Millington Award – Recognition of a team’s commitment to battle on – 13.4
Margaret Wagner Award – Senior Best & Fairest – Paul McCartan
Dedication Award – For dedication by the team to playing and training the game – 11.7
Brodie Cavanough Memorial Award – Best & Fairest U8 Goalie – Nicholas Blewitt

10 Year Awards
For players who have played for the club for 10 years – Natasha Carbone, Jamie Cross, Sasha Duetoft, Grant Ekström, Jordan Goehner-Drewe, Drew Hamilton, Ben Hofmann, Matthew Philbrook, Ralph Potter, Blake Smythe, Martin Trigg, Riley Williams

20 Year Awards
For players who have played for the club for 20 years – Jon Patching, Stephen Hurley

30 Year Awards
For players who have played for the club for 30 years – Julian Nixon, Glyn Jones, Dave Heyman (pictured below with Fran Refalo, President NFA)


Posted in Awards

Match Report – O35.1 – 30 August 2015

Match Report – O35.1 – Game Date: 30 August 2015

BMFC O35.1: 4
Penrith FC: 0

BMFC Goal Scorers: Brad Collier, Mick R, Pirate

Player of the Match: Micky C

Match Report: It was beautiful sunny day at Jamison Park for the Championship Final against an in form Penrith side who won their last 6 matches.

After last year’s debacle, Sean cancelled the family holiday to make sure there was organisation and order on the day.

ID cards, in alphabetical order, subs, Marshal Matt W, balls, bibs, win the toss, all ticked; the formalities went ahead without drama. The first half left a lot to be desired from a Blueys perspective, as we struggled to get any control, Dave H blamed the over-inflation of the ball; apparently this caused the back three to continue to pass to the guys with green shirts for most of the first half; in fairness, there were not a lot of options in front of them, except for Paul who continued to make himself available.

On the one occasion we passed to a Blueys player – it was Rhett already carrying an injury who had a swing and a miss before recovering to clear the ball; unfortunately he suffered a new injury in the process. This resulted in Rhett and the opposition keeper both kicking with their non-preferred foot … not a pretty sight for the football purists.

Finally we put three passes together – Joe C passed to Mick C who had a shot on goal. From the ensuing corner by JB, Sean had a great opportunity to get off the nudie run; not enough contact was made the ball went out for a throw.

There were calls for subs for the Blueys after Penrith made their 16th rotation; finally Dunny was subbed, although not in his opinion the worst on ground and Andy Football was introduced and given 2 minutes to make an impact. No impact half time.

Half-time brought the Pommy and Joe show as they discussed the virtues of the poor condition of the pitch which both teams were playing on. Joe also made the comment to Brad that he seemed off his game and looking every bit of his 40 years and 1 day, his state was not helped by receiving a Falcon in the warm up, Sean was subbed at halftime and replaced by Mick from the Village who had spent the week recovering for what Chicken said was a season ending injury.

At the start of the second half Danny, Dave and Pommy gave the secret hand shake, happy being nil all after playing up hill against the wind and rubbish.

The second half saw the breakthrough the Blueys needed. Brad took the half-time team talk well, he scored and settled the team down and the flood gates opened, Mick from the Village got a brace with some on the sideline suggesting Joey should not have passed for that close, very unselfish. Corey came on pushing to have his guest contract updated to full time contrart for next season and applied himself well. Soon after, the Pirate was introduced after saying to Dunny “I bet you $20 I’ll score if I get on”; ten minutes later he had a goal and $20 of Marty Dunn’s money. After that the remainder was a festival of football by the Blueys with only a couple of scary moments … after all a 4 nil lead is dangerous lead.

It was good natured match played in the right spirit and thank you to Penrith for being our opponents.

As this is the end of the season, it is appropriate to thank the people who have supported us the during the year:

  • firstly the BMFC committee
  • Joe Mc for his sideline management
  • Rhett and Quinny who assisted in Joe’s absence
  • upgrades Pagey, Mark A, Johnny P, Rusty
  • supporters, Mr and Mrs Collier who braved the fog at Colo and the cold in Lawson, The Pirettes, Burns kids
  • Pommy and Pirate for the Bar B Q
  • Paulie for managing the esky
  • Marty for organising the trip away.


Posted in Match Reports

Match Report – 12.G1 – 29 August 2015

Match Report – 12.G1 – Game Date: 29 August 2015

BMFC 12.G1: 1
Penrith FC: 0

BMFC Goal Scorers: Tilly

Player of the Match: Emily

Match Report: The BMFC Under 12 girls have taken all before them this season.

Finishing top of the table then qualifying for the GF in the Championship Tournament, the girls took out the title on Saturday in a close and tense encounter with Penrith FC.

The girls’ relentless pressure, composure with the ball and solid structure for the duration of the game saw the game open up late with the nil all deadlock broken with 3 mins to play, courtesy of a great finish by Tilly off a cross played in to the busy goal mouth.

All the girls were brilliant and it was certainly a trademark team performance for the ultimate game of the season, playing with confidence and an attacking flair, while ensuring Penrith didn’t have any easy possession when the ball was in dispute.

After receiving their Competition Winners and Championship Tournament winners medallions, Emily was awarded with the game ball for her outstanding performance during the GF, being solid in goals in the first half and then putting on a dazzling display on the ball in the second half.

As competition winners, the girls go on now to compete in the Champion of Champions, with the first game next Sunday.

At this point it is worthy to acknowledge the resounding success that this season has been for the 12G.1 team, in what is for most, the first season in an all-girls comp.

Special mention and thanks must go to Paul Swatridge for his dedication and absolutely outstanding job as coach all season.

The girls improvement all season under his guidance has been really impressive and they continued to get stronger and better throughout each game in the final rounds.

Also doing a stellar job as manager, special thanks to Ian Thorpe who has coordinated everything with impeccable efficiency.


Posted in Match Reports

Match Report – O35.3 – 30 August 2015

Match Report – O35.3 – Game Date: 30 August 2015

BMFC O35.3: 1
Werrington FC: 2

BMFC Goal Scorers: Voldemordt

Player of the Match: All

Match Report: It was a dark and stormy afternoon that we took to the field for the Division 2 final. Werrington took it to us from the whistle but by no means did we fall over. The team rallied to defend.

Nevertheless, the opposition put one away. Unfortunately I had a front row seat. A ball spilled out, I thought it could be wrapped up (so left my man go) … The ball wasn’t wrapped up … And my man stabbed the ball home.

Thankfully, against all run of play, our Voldemordt took a ball from about half way … Keeping the running defense at bay … He made it to the goal and pushed it passed the keeper to level the score.

The second half was hard but the run of play changed in our favour. Crank rattled the cross bar, scores of headers were near misses and Voldemordt hit a volley that was only saved by a defender on the goal line.

Say it once, not all subs were run quickly enough.

I can safely say that there was a good play made by each and every one of our players … From Frankie tipping a shot over the bar … To GB heading the ball for a near miss.

Unlucky boys. A damn good show.

See youse all at the Seniors Presentation.

Posted in Match Reports

Match Report – O35.1 – 23 August 2015

Match Report – O35.1 – Game Date: 23 August 2015

BMFC O35.1: 2
Hazelbrook FC: 1

BMFC Goal Scorers: Rori Badcell, The General (Marty Dunn)

Player of the Match: Danny (Shimmy) Margetts

Match Report: This was to be the triumphant return of Rori Badcell, and triumphant it was! Rori is a reclusive creature who only comes out to forage during Hazelbrook fixtures. When Rori turned up in the changing room on Sunday morning the Blueys were almost as happy to see him as the Hazelbrook boys weren’t.

The final fixture of the round robin series and both Blueys and Hazelbrook went into the game with maximum points from the two previous rounds. A slight goal difference advantage to Hazelbrook meant that a draw would mean the end of the campaign for Blueys.

Thankfully, an injection of personnel meant that the Blueys had a strong team with a strong bench. A much welcome return to sweeper for Danny (Shimmy) Margetts freeing Rori Badcell up for his much preferred foraging role in the centre of the midfield. Hazelbrook also looked strong with a number of key players returning from injury. Coach Joe is absent with a bad dose of the flu, so The Mighty Quinn takes the reigns as team organiser and substitution manager.

With Jude Law officiating in black and white the game kicks off and Blueys are instantly on the back foot as Hazelbrook appear to start with 3 formidable strikers. Young Sean Burns and The General (Marty Dunn) react quickly and take on caretaker roles as third defenders, chiming in with some excellent defensive challenges. Hazelbrook press hard, but the Blueys defence is in excellent shape. The ball is admittedly in the Blueys half for the first twenty minutes, but no real scoring chances are created by Hazelbrook. The best chances at this stage would appear to be coming from a Blueys counter-attack. Shimmy Margetts has had 100 touches of the ball before the first twenty are over, and at least 99 of them are without fault.

Gradually, the Hazelbrook overindulgence with strikers is beginning to take its toll. 25 minutes in and the Blue Mountains midfield are very much on top. Young Sean Burns is starting to find some space on the right and Shimmy Margetts is hitting him regularly with inch perfect cross field balls. 35 minutes in and the inevitable happens, Justin Burns lays at beautiful through ball to Rori Badcell who finishes with panache to give the Blueys a 1-0 lead.

A striker substitution by Hazelbrook brings about the most unsavoury moment of the game. Two Spanish archers in the space of five minutes left Pommy and Davey Heyman with bruised faces. The stand in striker (affectionately named “Large multiplier” by D Heyman) receiving his marching orders, not only by Jude Law but also by Pommy. This earned Pommy his own share of the cheese and some well earned criticism from team mates at half time. Blueys dominating 1-0 with an extra man.

Second half started much the same way. Blueys stayed calm and held possession, gradually wearing Hazelbrook down and creating chances along the way. The game looked to be comfortably in our hands when with 15 minutes to go things turned to custard. A possession handover allowed Hazelbrook to counter attack quickly and an intelligent switch to an unmarked right midfielder left the Blue Mountains defence helpless. A beleaguered appeal for offside was unsuccessful and the Hazelbrook midfielder calmly slotted the equaliser in Badcell-esque fashion.

About two minutes later the penny drops and Blueys realise that Hazelbrook have not only scored an equaliser, but also an effective winner. Quinny quickly recruits Shimmy Margetts into striker leaving a flat back-line, but Hazelbrook are not really looking to score.

Pauley McCartan is brought down on the edge of the Hazelbrook penalty area. The free kick is taken, and all eyes are on Pauley for the header. As the ball sails over Pauley’s head, up steps The General! Marty Dunn with a beautifully timed volley beats the keeper at the near post to put the Blueys ahead 2-1 and the final is within sight.

Hazelbrook are not done yet though, and throw a desperate attack at the Blueys. A corner is awarded which is initially cleared, however the second phase cross is met with a Hazelbrook header which looks destined to score high at the near post. Suddenly Pommy’s head appears out of nowhere and clears the ball to safety (Pommy didn’t write this by the way….).

Blueys win 2-1 and book a place in the final against Penrith FC whose upset win against the ever popular Band Club brought an even bigger smile to the Blueys faces. A good game and a great win. Special mentions to The Mighty Quinn for some calm organisation. Jude Law (ref) probably the best ref we have seen at the local level in a long while, if ever. Rhett for playing on bravely with a badly strained thigh. Davey Heyman for leaving Yoghurt-land early …. Mick Randall for the much needed walking off the field settler. Hazelbrook for playing in great spirit as usual (with one small exception). Finally The Sausage Sizzle and its contributors: The Pirate (Onions), Emma (Corey’s missus) for the outstanding Chilli Jam, Scotty Shields for starting things rolling, Marty Dunn and Pommy on the tools, The Bose tunes.

Bring on the finals.

Posted in Match Reports

Match Report – 12.1 – 22 August 2015

Match Report – 12.1 – Game Date: 22 August 2015

BMFC 12.1: 0
Bligh Park FC: 2

BMFC Goal Scorers:

Player of the Match: Keastie

Match Report: The evening before the game, the final training session was turned over to a fun competitive challenge night. Five challenges – crossbar challenge, chip in the bin, throw in the bin, nearest the pin & penalty shoot out. Prizes for all were on offer. A close finish with Aidan, Liam and Sam all tied at the top of the leader board

The next morning our final game of the season and with no chance of making the GF the coach asked the boys to put in a solid performance to cap off a great season

Jake was in goal and Captain for the day. Dom and Ash were given specific roles to pick up Bligh Park’s two most creative players – both did a terrific job helping to keep the opposition scoreless in the first half. We defended really well, Sam, Damo and Will as the back three. We also broke away on a number of occasions – most notable seeing Eli playing a through ball perfectly in behind the defence for Liam to run onto

In the second half we went behind early through a scrambled goal from a corner and a second just after to a well taken shot

The boys continued to battle away, Millsy, Finn & Aidan in the midfield challenging for everything, Chris, Liam & Alex up front working hard to create openings but couldn’t get back into the game – the story of our semi’s really, just never got going

After the game the boys all poured their water bottles over the coach (thank goodness it was a nice warm day!)

A great first competitive season. All the boys worked hard at training, have improved their skills and knowledge of the game and most importantly have had great fun and developed friendships. Thank you to all the parents for getting the boys to training & games & putting nets up; thank you to Lyn for running fitness & agility training every week & pre-game warm up; thanks to Laura as Manager; thank you to the many Dad’s that chipped in and helped with training

Team photo: back row (l to r) Jake, Aidan, Dom, Will, Chris, soaking wet coach Mark, Sam, Alex Mills, Ash, Finn, Liam
Front row: Damo, Alex Crambrook, Eli
Missing: Connor


Posted in Match Reports

Match Report – O35.4 – 23 August 2015

Match Report – O35.4 – Game Date: 23 August 2015

BMFC O35.4: 6
Springwood United FC Inc: 1

BMFC Goal Scorers: Ibra (4), Psycho, The Kaiser

Player of the Match: Ibra

Match Report: With the other two teams in our group of death having played earlier in the day, we knew a win would see us through to the GF

We had a full squad of 16 and learnt Springwood had 9 plus a couple borrowed. Early advantage us then

First half was evenly balanced until Ibra was put through on goal from a defensive clearance and dinked over the oncoming keeper. The lead was doubled off a Noddy corner, again Ibra on the score sheet with a near post glancing header

Confusion reigned at times with the multiple substitutions. At half time the decision was made to hand the role to Dekker who was there giving us much appreciated support

The game was all over within 10 minutes of the re-start – two more to Golden Boot winner Ibra and one for The Kaiser to get him off the nudie run. Chances kept coming and we finally made it 6 with Ibra putting Psycho through to slot home. A late consolation goal was conceded

Excellent team performance – notable defensive displays from Scott & Aaron

Great to see all over 35 teams in the Grand Final – good luck everyone and enjoy the day

Posted in Match Reports

Match Report – O35.3 – 23 August 2015

Match Report – O35.3 – Game Date: 23 August 2015

BMFC O35.3: 10
Penrith FC: 1

BMFC Goal Scorers: GB, Voldemordt, Crank, Rusty and Tomby

Player of the Match: All

Match Report: It was a dark and stormy morning that the O35 3’s took to the field … possibly for the last time. We squared up at the whistle and took the game to the opposition. Whilst goals weren’t being scored, it were these early stages (of maintaining possession) that set us up.

It was Voldemordt who broke through first for a couple of very tidy goals prior to half time.

The second half began with two rapid fire goals for the Blueys, being rewarded for our persistence. GB too had a gigantuan game bagging four goals for the team. The net was lucky to contain Rusty’s strike and Crank pulled off the impossible angle to put one away as well.

Penrith did put a goal away but that’s enough said about that :). At this point it was 9-1 and the call came for Tomby to step up into the forward line (as God forbid, we’d have to see this man’s naked body if he didn’t score today!). And would you believe … within 5 minutes, Tomby was in position to take a strike on the ball that the keeper had just deflected. Swing and a miss!

Well, that wasn’t true. Tomby slotted this volley around the keeper and into the back of the net!!!!!!!!!!! There were tears as the team realised what this meant for them.

Lastly, but by no means least, The Boss was brought up to the front line. With the few seconds he had left in the game, he took the ball from half way, kicking and chasing his way around players on a straight course for the goal. At the edge of the box, he lined up and struck the ball beautifully! The ball rose to about chest height, by the time it reached the goals, and the keeper had to punch the shot away. Very unlucky Boss.

Great game all around the park. Solid defence, great support play and excellent passes through the line.

As it happens, the moons aligned and we later found out that we had made it to the grand final.

See everyone at training, for one last gigantuan push!!

Posted in Match Reports

Match Report – 9.Blue – 22 August 2015

Match Report – 9.Blue – Game Date: 22 August 2015

BMFC 9.Blue:
Blue Mountains FC:

BMFC Goal Scorers: Matt 4 Harry m 1

Player of the Match: Con S

Match Report: End of season and a friendly against the whites to see out a very productive year for the u9 Blues. And as it turned out this was a great game to finish on…..

Game started with some good attacking football from both teams and whites took the lead. Within 10 minutes they were 2-0 up and blues heads began to to sag. A few subs and matt pulled one back, 2-1 at half time. This was going to go to the wire.

Second half began and blues pulled it back to 2-2 but whites fought right back to make it 3-2. Second half sub again paid dividends and some slick passing saw the blues go 3-3, then 4-3 and finally put the game to bed with 2 mins left at 5-3! Well done matt for his four goals….but well done the rest of the boys for their hard work and never say die attitude.

MOM was con S whose defence proved the old saying, goals entertain, but defence wins matches. His tackles and reading of the game in one-on-one situations was outstanding. Great way for everyone to finish a very successful season!

Posted in Match Reports
AIA Vitality


December 8, 2015
Committee Meeting
7:30 pm-9:30 pm
January 12, 2016
Committee Meeting
7:30 pm-9:30 pm
February 9, 2016
Committee Meeting
7:30 pm-9:30 pm
Telstra Foundation
Ask Your Neighbour Cleaning Services

Who's Online

0 visitors online now