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Past Players Association 

The Past Players Association has been formed to bring together anyone who has had a connection or is currently involved at the Bentleigh Football Netball Club while helping grow support for the club at all levels.

It is targeted at, but not limited to, past & present players, partners, parents and supporters of the club.

Along with our rich history comes astrong bond between players. We draw strength from each other on and off the field, this is why we are so strong as one. Looking to join our past players association? get in contact now.

BFNC Past Players Page
Join Bentleigh FNC administrative legend and former SFNL Chairman Mark Seymour in a new serious of interviews with some of Bentleighs most iconic past players. With big names such as:
  • Dennis Crozier, Captain/Coach and Senior Coach of the BFNC 1981 Runners up
  • Colin Richards, Foundation player and Secretary. Senior Premiership player and Senior Coach
  • Greg Clough, Former player, former club president, current Club sponsor and hall of famer Greg Clough
And more to come from:
  • Bruce Aitkin, 177 Games, 799 Goals, Seniors premiership player, Club senior B&F winner, League B&F winner, kicked 10 goals in a season 4 times
  • Peter Farnsworth, A grade senior player, A grade senior coach, reserves premiership coach 1982
Use the button below to view these videos on youtube or check out our Facebook and Instagram pages and share them with your mates.
Watch the interviews
The Bentleigh Football Netball Club needs your assistance. Come join the BFNC family and community by becoming a volunteer.
The BFNC is an incorporated, not for profit community sporting club that provides sporting opportunities to participate in men’s, youth’s and women’s football and youth’s and women’s netball.

The governance and financial management of the organization is undertaken by a committee that is elected at the Annual General Meeting on November 17th.  All committee members are required to be responsible for a portfolio.

To undertake the day to day organization of the Club, particularly during its various sporting seasons, we rely very heavily on the active participation of volunteers.  

These volunteers take on various official roles, can be members of sub-committees or assist on a casual basis.

Listed below are the various areas where volunteers can be of assistance.  

Any involvement, no matter how small, would be greatly appreciated by the Club.
Further information regarding any aspect of the listed roles may be obtained by contacting the Club as follows:    
Football Department:
a.Match day assistants – e.g. team runners, statisticians, board management, water persons, timekeepers, scoreboard attendants, umpire escorts, match videoing personnel, live score operators(home games), photographers, trainers and team managers/assistant team managers
b. Ground management – Sponsor’s boards, setup and removal, goalpost padding setup and removal.
c. Game officials for thirds e.g. field umpires, boundary umpires, goal umpires.
d. Games officials for women’s football e.g. boundary umpires, goal umpires.
2. Netball Department:
a. Co-coordinators
b. Training staff
c. Equipment organization/maintenance
3. Trading Operations:
a. Canteen assistants
b. Bbq assistants for both general bbq and morning egg and bacon type bbq.
c. Coffee cart operation
d. Merchandise sellers
e. Bar staff (RSA required) match day; (after match day inside and outside bar); post match and Thursday night’s post training.
f. Meals preparation, meals selling and kitchen maintenance – match day and Thursdays.
g. Special Fundraisers e.g. Bunnings BBQ’s Organizers, workers etc.
h. Raffles organizers and ticket sellers.
4. Facilities/equipment maintenance:
a. Cleaners
b. Property Officers
c. Covid19 Officers
5. Communications/social media – operators, writers, maintenance, photographers
6. Social organizers, funds’ collectors, supervisors, security, cleaners
7. Fundraisers – organizers, funds collectors
8. Bentleigh Juniors- Organizers for mascots, Little League type activities
9. Administration/ clerical assistants
10. Hospitality – home match food preparation and serving for President’s half time functions

If you are interested or would like further information on any of the above roles please fill out the expression of interest using the button below:
Volunteer with Bentleigh FNC

The Importance of Stretching and Warming Up

A warm-up and stretch program prepares your body and muscles for sport. Do not rush your warm up, even if you are late to training. It is the warm up that allows you to:

1. Be ready to compete
2. Play at your best
3. Avoid injury

Therefore a good warm up should include a light jog, exercises and muscle stretches to help prepare you for sport, avoid injury and muscle soreness and will allow you to keep playing your sport with minimal risk of injury.

Why Stretch?
Stretching helps relax your body and increases your flexibility and should be part of your daily life. If you stretch regularly you will find that every movement becomes easier.
Stretching before a game or a training session helps switch your muscles on and decreases their tightness. Therefore, it helps get your muscles ready for exercise and reduces the chance of hurting your muscles during exercise.
Stretching after the game is also extremely important, as it helps relax muscles after a hard workout. By doing a good stretching session after exercise it will help reduce muscle soreness that sometimes happens in the next couple of days after a hard game of football.

How to Stretch
When performing the stretches seen in the diagrams:
· Hold each stretch for 20 – 30 seconds
· Repeat the same stretch 2 -3 times
· Make sure your breathing is slow and controlled
· Hold the stretch steady. Don’t bounce the stretch.
· Stretching should never hurt.

All you should feel is a mild tension in the muscle that you are stretching. The feeling of tension in the muscle that you are stretching should reduce over the 20 – 30 seconds. If it does not, east off the stretch slightly and find a position where the tension is more comfortable.
In summary, stretching is an important part of every athlete’s training program and should be performed before and after football training and games.


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