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Joined VAFA: 1975

Section: Division 2

Years in Section: 5

Nickname: Bullants

Ground: Ted Adjani Reserve, Thompsons Road, Lower Templestowe (*32, K8) 9850 1690

Women’s/Under 19/Club XVIII: As above.

Colours: Royal with gold wings, bullant monogram/ royal with gold wings – white number; shorts – royal; socks – royal.

Secretary: Russell Wallis 0410 335 216 s[email protected]  

President: Russell Wallis 0410 335 216 p[email protected]fc.com.au 

With one of the best strike rates of any VAFA club that has joined the Association in the past 40 years, Bulleen Templestowe are a club with great panache. The Bullants commenced in the VAFA in 1975 and within the space of just year had climbed the VAFA ladder to find themselves in A Section. A slowish start meant the club took a couple of seasons to find their fight but what followed was an explosion of success. Eight straight finals appearances, collecting back to back premierships in 1978-79, runners-up (C Section) in 1981, premiers (B Section) in 1983 and third placed finish in their first season in A Section in 1984. Whilst that 1980’s flourish was the club’s only period in the top section of the VAFA, they were heady times for a club in its infancy. At the same time the seniors were at their peak, the club’s junior program was the dominant force in the VAFA. Their U19s won five premierships in this period too. As the old boys clubs, namely Marcellin who the Bullants compete for talent from, started to find their feet in the late 1990s and early 2000s, it is no coincidence that Bulleen Templestowe gradually fell back to Division 2. However after 21 years, the club secured another senior flag in 2004. Since then, it has been a steady climb with further premierships added in 2008 (Division 1) and 2012 (Division 2). In 2017, the Bullants fielded a team in Development Division 4 of the VAFA Women’s competition after playing the first-ever game (not for points) against West Brunswick in 2016.


Seniors Women’s Reserves U19s Club XVIII
6 6 7
Premier B / B Section: 1983 U19 (Prem): 1982, 1984-85
Division 1 / D Section: 1979, 2008 U19 (2): 1981
Division 2 / E Section: 1978, 2004, 2012 U19 (3): 1979 U19 (Red): 2006
U19 (North): 2011

Competition Best and Fairest Winners – Senior

Premier / A Section – JN Woodrow Medal – 1

Division 1 / D Section – LS Pepper Medal – 2

Year Name Section Votes
2008 Paul Florence Division 1
1984 Rick J Demarte A Section
1979 Gerard S. Miles D Section 20

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