With a return to the Nepean division after the league brought back the promotion/relegation system , the bulls were determined to make their mark on the competition. Newly appointed coach Brett Dunne arrived and the senior team hit the ground running. A quick start to the season with some former players returning saw us with a top 3 position at seasons end. Unfortunately injuries marred our finals campaign and lost both games in a disappointing finish. Andy Mathers won his first best and fairest and was also RU in the league medal.
The reserves under first year coach Luke Forsyth had a fantastic season. A tight knit group who clearly enjoyed playing footy for each other, went on to play finals footy. After a top 2 finish and an exciting after the siren kick to put us into a grand final, the boys demolished Hastings in the grand final to lift the trophy. Bryce Kellerman was awarded the best on ground medal. Grant Paxton dominated all season to win the B&F by the length of the straight.
The under 19s were once again led by coach Mike Triep and played some exciting football. The competition was dominated by both Karingal and Red Hill, and while losing both times in tight contests during the season to the Hillmen the Bulls really stepped up when it mattered most. Red Hill had won 19 straight to be underfeated going into the big game but the bulls were simply outstanding to run out 21 point winners. Ash Cadd was awarded best on ground while Jai Triep won the B&F playing just 10 games after playing 8 seniors games and 3 at the Dandenong Stingrays.
The Sistabulls were under a new coach in Darren Price and got to work early in the pre season. A new game plan and great numbers made sure the girl’s worked hard for their opportunities. After some solid victories they fell short of the top 4 simply by percentage but showed encouraging signs for the future. Cori Harris won her first senior B&F in a stellar individual season.
2019 saw Brendan Dunne return as senior coach, the club was intent on having a real crack at the Premiership and after some great recruits including gun goal kicker Marc Holt the excitement around the club was evident. After dropping only 2 in the home and away season and a smashing of flag favourites Red Hill on their patch mid season we were keen to make our mark come finals. The first final was not what we were after with Langwarrin putting us to the sword and never giving us a look in. The following week up against Somerville at Morningtons ground all supporters were in awe as Holt took control and kicked 10 to steer the bulls home. Langy once again awaited and this time the boys were ready with Holt once again dominating the forward line and booting 11 snags to propel us into the GF. Red hill awaited in the big dance and after an even battle in the first half the opposition proved to be too good on the day and ran away with the win. Cal Dixon took out the best and fairest to win his second award. Cal Dixon won his second best and fairest in what was a impressive individual performance
The reserves once again had a stellar season under the guidance of Luke Forsyth and proved they were once again a force to defend their premiership. A top 3 finish and some fantastic finals footy saw them reach the grand final against old rival Langwarrin. Unfortunately outplayed from the outset the boys couldn’t repeat the dose of the previous season but fantastic none the less. Blake Simpson took out the B&F after a fantastic season
The U19s again showed they were going to be a force with the season mirroring the previous year with only Red Hill pushing them all the way. Some huge wins in the home and away season had the boys primed for a crack at back to back flags. On the open spaces of Frankston Park v Red Hill we witnessed an exciting game played in wet and Windy conditions but after a tight 3 and a half quarters the opposition just edged away. Some quality youngsters played large parts of the season in the senior team to give us all something to look forward to for years to come. Jack Richards won the best and fairest in an outstanding individual season.
Our senior women’s football team set their sights on their first crack at finals footy in 2019 after just missing the previous year under coach Darren Price. A solid pre season laid the foundation to what was a superb season. Picking up victories on a consistent basis during the home and away rounds the girl’s found themselves with a double chance and a real crack at the cup. First up they had the undefeated Pakenham who had caused us trouble throughout the season but the girl’s came with the right mindset and cracked in all day to go down by only 2 points. Next up was Frankston Bombers in the preliminary final, from the outset the girl’s showed their grit and determination and had a comprehensible victory for another crack at Pakenham in the big dance. In an intense Grand final it was very tight early but as the game wore on the bulls pressure was simply too much for the opposition. The forward pressure was a stand out and as the game went on the better we played. Tough and relentless was the message and didn’t they live upto that running out comfortable winners. Best on ground was awarded to Kelly Baker who had a superb season and Cori Harris went back to back in the B&F after tying with Laine Amos to cap a fantastic season.
2020 no football due to Covid