Social & Club Events

In Season Events 2021

-10/04/21 Round 1 @ Harp Hotel Kew 7:30pm Start Season Kick off

-22/05/21 Round 7  High Tea & Ladies Night @ Ted Anaji

– 12/06/21  Queens Birthday Weekend Players Day

-03/07/21 Round 12 Past Players & 2011 U19 Premiership Reunion @ Ted Ajani

-16/07/21 Round 13 Halloween/Rubik’s Cube/Ipod Shuffle Night @ Ted Ajani

-18/09/21 BTAFC Presentation Night @ Ted Anaji 7pm



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Welcome to the Bulleen Templestowe Amateur Football Club

Women’s Training Dates

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Women’s training has now commenced and is being held on:

Monday nights – Ted Ajani Reserve from 6:30pm-8pm

Wednesday nights – Boronia Grove Reserve, Leed Street from 6:30pm – 8pm


Should you have any questions please call Steve Jackson, Senior Women’s Coach on 0497 817 536.



Men’s Training Dates

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Men’s training has now commenced and is being held on:

Monday nights – Ted Ajani Reserve starting at 6:15pm

Thursday nights – Timber Ridge Reserve starting at 6.15pm


Should you have any questions please call Jason Reynolds, Senior Coach on 0413 790 566.


Womens 2021 Pre-Season Update

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Training started for most of the girls prior to Christmas and commitment from the players has been growing along with our numbers.  We have been concentrating on skills, fitness and ball movement.

With the season start not too far away we still have plenty of work ahead of us, however I’ve been impressed by the girls and how they have approached training and the positive feedback as a group.

On another positive note we have been able to secure two club legends, 1 in Harry Harisou as Ruck Coach and the other Ricki Demarti as Specialist Training coach and mentor for the girls, this is a huge addition to our support network together with Robert Toscano and Bruce Traplin.

Looking forward to a solid year from the girls.

Steve Jackson

Senior Women’s Coach.


Under 19’s Update | Declan McLaughlin

After a difficult start to the season, the U19s recorded a terrific 40 point victory over Therry Penola last week. We have already seen tremendous improvements in many players in a really short period of time which leaves the entire club feeling very excited for the rest of the season.

Players such as Josh Ferraina, Conor Whiting and Nick Scala as well as many more have given us great consistency through backline, midfield and forward line respectively. Our leaders Jack Galapi, Mitch Cassidy and Logan Parris continue to impress with their commitment both on and off the field. The U19’s are not only impressing within the U19 side though, with U19’s player Lachlan Postans being a regular part of the Senior side since Round 1 and Mitch Cassidy’s great form being rewarded with a call up to the Senior side on the weekend. Knowing the talent within this side, I doubt these will be the only two to have played Senior football by the end of the season.

It also must be noted, the great pathway that the U19 side is creating from junior football to senior football. We have been privileged to have already provided opportunities to outstanding Colts (U17) players such as Andrew Andriopolous, Joseph Brenner and Oscar Strike who have gotten a consistent feel for VAFA football throughout the first few rounds. Several others have also stepped up an all have proved up to the challenge.

This week the U19 Bullants play Brunswick NOBS at Ted Ajani as they look to capture another win and some serious momentum heading into the middle part of the year.

Go Bullants!

Senior Mens Update | Jason Reynolds/Michael Popovski


Round 5 vs Brunswick NOBS

The senior team had shown considerable improvement over the first month of the home and away season, and found themselves with an impressive 3-1 record. This was their best start to a season since the premiership year of 2012. Round 5 was an opportunity to test ourselves against another quality opponent. NOBS were relegated from D1 at the end of 2018, but had hit the ground running on the way to a 3-1 record and three dominant performances in a row.

It was obvious from the outset that NOBS were very fleet-footed side, who transitioned the ball extremely well from their back half. They backed their teammates in to win the ball at stoppages or in general play and pushed hard forward of the footy. There were a number of talls in their forward line that were agile, explosive on the lead, strong above their head, and quality finishers in front of goal. The first half unfortunately didn’t go to plan. Players were regularly drawn towards the ball and/or player and we quickly lost our shape. It enabled NOBS to create loose players and use them to good effect. Players were not quick enough to react after we turned the ball over and NOBS exploited our lack of two-way running (accountability). Our ball movement broke down forward of centre and we were extremely wasteful with our inside F50s. Old habits had crept in and we found ourselves behind at half time.

The second half was a lot more positive. We became more patient with the ball in hand and did not turn the ball over under perceived pressure. There were large periods of the third quarter where we won stoppages, got back to support our defense, and controlled possession. All whilst kicking into a very noticeable breeze. I have been blown away by the resilience of this group. They have been challenged in every game this year and always had the strength of character to fight the game out to the very end. We had the better of NOBS in the last quarter, were able to outscore them, and can take some momentum into the game against Whitefriars next week. There will be a clear emphasis on our midfield-forward connection at training this week. Too many times we kicked long to the narrow side of the ground. It was too predictable for the opposition and meant that they could outnumber in the air. Many of our forwards had worked higher up the ground, but failed to work back in time and be in position to receive the ball inside F50. Instead of moving the ball quickly, we had to slow down far too often, and this gave the NOBS defenders time to get back and set up.

Patrick Moio was an absolute standout on the day. He is such an honest player, who is manic with his pressure, and has shown tremendous balance between offense and defense. He has stepped into a leadership role this year, and at only 19 years of age, shapes to be a key pillar in our team for many years to come. Ashwyn Mohandas presented as a target all day, was physical, brought his teammates into the game and shown great vision and awareness in traffic. Ethan Mainieri returned to form in his role across half-back. He broke the lines with his run, was really efficient with his disposal (especially by foot), and was strong in his one-on-one contests.

While all coaches, players and board members acknowledge that the group has shown significant progress, this game acted as a bit of a reality check. We know what it takes to match it with the top 3 teams in the competition, and will continue to work tirelessly to further bridge the gap. Our best is certainly good enough, but we need to avoid lulls within or between games. Consistency is key to our ongoing improvement.

Jason Reynolds


This year so far has been a little trying at times with us have 45 players going through the Reserves so far. In the power house game we finished  with just  15 fit player on the ground and yet my boys didn’t give up. Things have changed for the better over the last couple of week with 6 new players entering the senior group which gives us the opportunity to have a full bench. New players have come from mates within the existing playing group which tells me we do  care and are wanting to improve and willing to move forward for the remainder of the season .Our determination to play out games is fantastic and it is a credit to the boys.

I believe we can turn this year around let’s get on the track be committed to the Club and each other and let us see what happens

Your loving coach

Poppy xxoo