Bullsharks ready for season kick-off

THEY may not have a national team but AFL continues to be one of the most popular sports in every State and is played around the country.

Founded in Victoria and played for over 150 years making it an Australian tradition, the growth in participation is soaring, with Bankstown AFL Bullsharks also planning for another bumper winter season.
Coming off a very successful 2023 season with all competitive teams playing finals, the club’s Rodney Craig said that last year their U11s won the premiership, the U12 Youth Girls were runners up and the U12s went deep into the finals series.
“Our U9s and U10s were competitive each week and the AFL Auskick program saw excellent numbers,” he said.
“This season we are looking at fielding U9s, U10s, U11s and U12s (all mixed) and again expect strong AFL Auskick numbers.”
Training got underway last month at Kelso Park, Panania, and Craig said anyone interested in giving AFL a try, was more than welcome to attend without having to commit to registering. “Parents should just approach the coaches or any committee member at the ground on the night,” he said.
With the season kicking off this Sunday, April 7, the club is looking forward to using new facilities at Kelso which, according to Craig, are said now to be the best facilities in Western Junior Sydney AFL.
“We also have loads of special training events scheduled during the season including multiple kicking sessions run by ex Sydney Swan player Tim Schmidt, more interaction training sessions with GWS Giants players and our much loved pizza nights,” he said.
Parents of any interested child looking to play AFL, should email