Blackheath Football Club
CELEBRATING 40 YEARS IN THE COMMUNITY
1982 - 2022
Welcome to Blackheath FC
In 2022 Blackheath FC celebrated 40 years of fostering and developing amateur
Football in the Upper Blue Mountains of NSW.
Summer Football Is Here!
In what is a first for Blackheath Football Club, the club is delighted to announce that we will be hosting a Summer Development Program (Summer Football) this summer beginning at 6pm on Wednesday 18th October 2023 at Blackheath Oval.
Players must register online before they play.
Registration Fees are $30 for current registered players and $35 for those not already registered.
Come be a part of Blackheath Football Club's first Summer Development Program!
We held our 2023 Presentation Day on Sunday 17 September at Mountains Christian College, Blackheath from 12 to 2pm. This was the weekend straight after the final Gala Day round of matches, and we were happy with the turnout, particularly as summer seems to have arrived early in the Blue Mountains and it was pretty hot and dry over that side of town!
Thanks very much to all the people who were onsite from 11am helping to cook the sausage sizzle and set up the main hall for the presentation. Andy, Melissa and Luke did a great job on the cooking side of things, while Secretary Renée and Duty Officer Wendy both did an excellent job keeping the event interesting and moving along at a good pace!
Click here to see some photos from today's event.
Best & Fairest
The Club has had an all new Committee since the start of this season and one initiative that new Secretary Renee Frenette was keen to initiate, was a weekly Best & Fairest Award at each of our games, for one individual performance.
The kids certainly seem to be thrilled with their awards,
judging by these photos so far! Click photos to enlarge.
Mini Outlaws in action
The first session was on Friday 5th May with a whole bunch of new MKO players coached by our two super new coaches,
Olly and Thomas!
The first games of the season start on April 29th, but a couple of our teams actually start with a "Bye" and won't be in action until the following weekend.
Here's a map of the playing fields at Lithgow. You'll see the pitches are labelled PH1. MF1, MF2, MJ2 etc. Look for the field name on your teams draw.
- BFC in the Community -
Blackheath Sports Precinct
BMCC backs BSPG proposal for new community sports centre.
BSPG is a community group made up of all the sport and recreation groups using Blackheath Oval including Blackheath Football Club,
Blackheath Cricket Club, Blackheath Tennis Club, Blackheath Rugby League Club, Blackheath Scouts,
Blue Mountains Dog Training Club and Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre.
The group was formed in December 2021 with the express purpose of upgrading oval facilities.
(L to R) Michael Brogan (Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre),
Mark McGrath (Blackheath Sports Precinct Group [BSPG] and Blackheath Cricket Club),
Cr Suzie Van Opdorp, Cr Sarah Redshaw, Toby Griffin (Blackheath Scouts), Daniel Roberts (Blackheath Football Club).
From the Blue Mountains Gazette December 9 2022
Blue Mountains City Council has backed a proposal for a new community sports centre at Blackheath Oval.
At their November 29 meeting, council gave support to Blackheath Sports Precinct Group's (BSPG) proposal
for a new community sports centre on the old dressing sheds site at Blackheath Oval.
Council had previously decided the sheds were no longer fit for purpose and should be replaced.
Council will now work with the group to develop costed plans and investigate funding options for
the new centre within six months.
Importantly there is also a bushfire safety aspect to the proposed centre.
Blackheath Oval is the only official Neighbourhood Safer Place (NSP) in Blackheath designated
by the NSW Rural Fire Service.
But the site has no facilities where people can shelter during a fire emergency.
The centre will provide this shelter.
Over the last year BSPG has developed concept plans, with final plans to be completed once council reports back.
BSPG president Mark McGrath says the centre is "well overdue" and will provide ongoing benefits to Blackheath.
"Blackheath is an active community and one of the last towns in the Mountains without sports clubhouse facilities," he said.
"This centre will help us retain and grow sports participation in Blackheath. Research shows that community sports
facilities help lower ongoing health costs via improved physical and mental health for people."
Mr McGrath said they were looking forward to working with council to get the project 'shovel-ready'
so they can raise funding. It could be cost anywhere from two to three million dollars.
Plans provide for a two-storey clubhouse with toilets, changerooms, a kiosk and meeting room on the ground floor,
with a function room and viewing deck overlooking the oval on the upper floor.
It also features an indoor training space for the frequent occasions when the weather is too cold or wet.
He said there are also plans for an underground rainwater tank which could be used in a fire emergency.
Council has been asked to explore funding opportunities with the RFS over this aspect of the proposal.
Full article in the Blue Mountains Gazette
40th Anniversary Pin Badge
To celebrate our 40th Anniversary in 2022, Blackheath FC has produced a limited number of collectable, gold plated, lapel pin badges.
The pin is stamped metal, 25mm in size and shows our club badge.
We are selling the badges for $6 each or 3 badges for $15.
Postage is $3.30 Australia wide.
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