2015 BFNL Finals Food Tender / External Site Holder

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The Bendigo Football Netball League is seeking Food Tender / External Site Holder proposals from hospitality professionals for catering services throughout the 2015 Bendigo FNL Finals Series. We are seeking companies that will be flexible and adaptable to the BFNL and Bendigo community. For more information, please download the Tender Document or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Applications close 4.00pm Friday 26th June, 2015

Strath Storm win Wirama Shield

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The Smoking Ceremony at Flight Centre Park on Monday was a fantastic sight. More photos can be viewed by clicking the link on the home page.

Congratulations to Strathfieldsaye FNC who won both the Wirama Shield for football and the netball trophy. The best player medals were awarded by the designers of the jumpers to the Storm’s Lachlan Sharp and South Bendigo’s Jake Smythe. In netball the best player medals went to Storm’s Kate Burton and South Bendigo’s Stephanie Goode.

The Strathfieldsaye FNC jumper was designed by Drew Berick who is a descendant of Dja Dja Wurrung ancestor Henry Harmony Nelson.  Drew's design is Mindi the rainbow serpent which is a significant creator spirit of Dja Dja Wurrung people.  Mindi created much of the landscape and waterways of the Dja Dja Wurrung Country.

The South Bendigo FNC jumper was designed by Ron Kerr Jnr, better known as Thunda, who is a Dja Dja Wurrung man.  Thunda’s design signifies the people who were removed from their homelands and the journey across all lands leading Dja Dja Wurrung people home to Country.

An Auskick and Net Set Go! Program was also conducted on the day.




Indigenous Round

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Bendigo FNL Indigenous Round – Wirama Shield

The Indigenous round on Dja Dja Wurrung Country will be held this weekend by the Bendigo Football and Netball League. The Indigenous football round has been developed in partnerships with Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation (DDWCAC) its company, Dja Dja Wurrung Enterprises Pty Ltd (DDWE) and AFL Central Victoria, Reconciliation Victoria and LendLease.

The showcase game of the Indigenous round is being held on Monday 8th June between Strathfieldsaye and South Bendigo Football and Netball Clubs at Flight Centre Park, Strathfieldsaye.

The match brings together members of the Central Victorian Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people and provides an opportunity for learning and paying recognition to the living Aboriginal culture of the Traditional Owners, the Dja Dja Wurrung.

AFL Central Victoria Partnerships and Bendigo Football Netball League Manager, Carol Cathcart said “We are excited to once again partner with the Dja Dja Wurrung people to present the BFNL Indigenous Round. This year we have provided indigenous netball bibs to both the Strathfieldsaye and South Bendigo Clubs in addition to the indigenous football jumpers.  The Clubs will be playing for the Wirama Shield in football and trophy in netball”.

Graham Atkinson, Chairperson, Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation said “This is an exciting time for Dja Dja Wurrung people as events like this place us back in the landscape that we were removed from.  It also provides a relaxed place for the whole community to get together and support local sport.  It is also a great opportunity to get the Dja Dja Wurrung artists involved in the design of game day jumpers.  Jumpers were designed by Ron Kerr Jnr for South Bendigo and Drew Berick for Strathfieldsaye” and will be available for sale from the Corporation.

Game times have been adjusted for the Welcome Ceremony:

  • 10.25am     U/18 Football Match
  • 11am          17/U and B Grade Netball Matches
  • 12.12pm     Reserve Football Match
  • 12.30pm     B Reserve and A Reserve Netball Matches
  • 1.58pm       Welcome/Smoking Ceremony
  • 2.20pm       Senior Football Match (presentations at the conclusion of the game)
  • 2.30pm       A Grade Netball Match (presentations at the conclusion of the game)