1890

The Balmain Club

Club established. Name later changed to the Balmain District Football Club.

Home Ground

The first use of Birchgrove Oval by a football team.

1902

1968-1969

Starting Teams

Setting up football teams and club by Frank Hawkins and Wal Gourlie.

First Match

The first match played against the Balmain RSL U14 team. We lost 30-0.

1969

1970

Joining Teams

Incorporation of the club under the umbrella of the Balmain Police Boys’ Club.

President

Frank Hawkins, elected as the first club president.

1970

1970

Women’s Auxiliary

Formation of the Women’s Auxiliary.

Presentation Night

First annual presentation night held at Balmain Police Boys’ Club.

1970(7th Nov)

1970

Western Suburbs District

Joined the Western Suburbs District Soccer Football Association.

Retirement

Retirement of Frank and Joyce Hawkins

1976

1979

Retirement

Retirement of Wal Gourlie

Canterbury District

Joined the Canterbury District Soccer Football Association.

1983

1985

Name Change

Changed name to Balmain Police Citizen’s Youth Club.

100 Years

100th anniversary of organised football in Balmain.

1990

1993

Break Away

Leave the Balmain Police Citizen’s Youth Club.

Logo Change

Updated logo design

1993

1994

Independent

Incorporated as an independent club in 1994.

Junior

Dropped the term ‘junior’ in the club name.

1999

2002

100 Years

100th anniversary of football at Birchgrove Oval.

Logo Change

Update of clubs logo.

2004

2004

Joining together

Formation of the Balmain Girls and Women Soccer Club Sun-Committee.

Girls Soccer

Balmain girls’ teams joined the Gladesville and Hornsby District Soccer Association.

2005

2010

Name Change

Changed name to Balmain and District Football Club.

Biggest Club

Recognised by Football NSW as the largest football club in NSW.

2017

2018

Champions

BDFC wins the first Champion of Champions NSW (Football NSW)

50 Years

BDFC celebrates its 50th anniversary.

2019