Senior Coach Announcement: Greg Chivers

The Bulleen Templestowe Amateur Football Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Greg Chivers to the role of Senior Coach for 2017.

Greg is a well known Bullant held in high esteem in the football community. A triple best and fairest winner and dual premiership player (including Premiership Captain), Greg epitomises hard work and passion for the game. Greg also played a season in the testing Northern Territory with Nightcliffe – where he won their best and fairest award. Greg is pumped for 2017.

“There is nothing better than being a Bullant”, Chivers said. “It gives me a sense of pride, a sense of community. I’ve been able to create special bonds and lifelong friends for which I am eternally grateful”.

Asked about what our members and supporters can expect, Chivers was straight to the point.

“Our brand of football will be the traditional Bullant true grit and determination. I like ‘flair and dare’, but also composure, using the ball well with football smarts.

Our mantra on the training track at the moment is push yourself, push each other and have a crack and the lads are certainly doing that. There’s a good feel, there’s a good vibe and we’re looking forward to playing ball this year.

I’d also like to extend a warm welcome to Harry Urwin and the Lady Bullants. I think it’s absolutely fantastic and on behalf of the playing group we look forward to seeing you on the training track and getting to know you all.

To wrap up – there is no other place in the world I want to be right now. I want to be on the TAJ with the whistle in my hand helping and encouraging these young men on their craft that is football. And I promise to you my fellow Bullants – I will give it my all.”

Greg’s support team is currently going through a selection process and will be confirmed over the coming weeks. Please join us in congratulating Greg on his appointment and wishing him and the team all the very best for 2017.

Ladyants 2017 Senior Coach Announced



coach-harry-unwinBulleen Templestowe AFC are delighted to announce the appointment of Harry Unwin as the club’s first Senior Women’s Coach. Harry as recently coached the Senior Girl’s football teams at Mount Scopus Memorial College and Ivanhoe Girls Grammar School and also has coaching experience in boy’s football and cricket. Together with this coaching experience Harry has a strong knowledge of football having umpired at Carey Baptist Grammar School and for the Yarra Junior Football League, including several grand final appointments. The club is excited to have someone of Harry’s experience and character as our inaugural Senior Women’s Coach at an exciting time for the club and for women’s football in Manningham.


Bullants & Palmer part ways

To all Bullants,

The club has completed its end of year on-field review and have mutually agreed with coach Anthony Palmer that both seek alternate arrangements for season 2017. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Anthony for his commitment and dedication as senior coach over the last 5 seasons and wish him all the very best in his future endeavours.

Reserves Coach, Andrew Verga has decided to stand down from his position to concentrate on the Under 17 team at Bulleen Templestowe JFC and continue his great work in developing the pathway between junior and senior football.

The club will be conducting its vote count on September 17 with Anthony and Andrew in attendance to recognise individual awards and this will provide an opportunity for the club to officially thank both coaches.

Harry Harisiou – President

Bushrangers end horror season


The Bushrangers have ended the Bullants season on a low as they defeated a young gallant side by 37 points at Ted Ajani Reserve on Saturday afternoon. The Bullants now have some soul searching to do over the Christmas break and look to redeem themselves in 2017.

Bulleen Templestowe AFC 3.2-20 3.4-22 7.7-49 7.8-50
Yarra Valley OB 3.3-21 5.9-39 7.12-54 12.15-87


Two on the trot for rejuvenated Bullants


The Bullants showed poise and class on Saturday afternoon winning their second game on the trot after defeating Emmaus St Leos away from home.

Billy Wilson was superb for the Blue and Gold whilst Anthony Lucisano was prolific down forward kicking three goals. Full report to come.

Goal Kickers: A. Lucisano 3, O. Aziz 2, D. Dakin 2, R. Edsall, T. Harisiou, B. O”Connor, L. Wallis, B. McLaughlin
Best Players: B. McLaughlin, B. Wilson, J. Cowell, C. Burridge, A. Lucisano, S. Avramidis