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  1st Grade Ladder  
Newcastle City 26
Cardiff 20
Terrigal Avoca 20
Killarney Vale 14
Warners Bay 4
Lake Macquarie 0
 
  Game Results  
Results for Round 07
26 May 2012
Black Diamond Cup
Cardiff
16.12.108
vs
Killarney Vale
5.9.39
Black Diamond Cup
Warners Bay
5.2.32
vs
Newcastle City
15.18.108
Black Diamond Cup
Terrigal Avoca
22.15.147
vs
Lake Macquarie
4.2.26
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  Polls  
Who Will The 2012 Premiership
Newcastle City
Cardiff
Singleton
Terrigal Avoca
Gosford
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  About Us  

The Black Diamond Football League is situated on the east coast of Australia in the state of New South Wales, north of Sydney and covers an area of more than 150 lineal kms from Woy Woy in the South to Nelson Bay in the north. The Singleton Club is 40 minutes drive west of Newcastle.


It was formed at the end of the 1999 season with a combination of clubs from the Central Coast and Newcastle Football Leagues.

The league comprises 10 clubs.  In 2009 eight in First Grade, ten in Reserve Grade and nine in the Under 18 competition.  Plans are for 10 clubs in each grade in 2010.


Six of the clubs are Hunter based whilst another four are on the
Central Coast. The most northern club in the league is Nelson Bay, Singleton is the most Western and the most southern is Terrigal Avoca


Not all clubs field three grades but the league has given those clubs which don’t, a time frame in which to work towards a full complement.


The initial premier in the League was the Terrigal-Avoca Panthers in 2000 then West Newcastle Wallsend Demons in 2001, Cardiff Hawks in 2002, Newcastle City Blues in 2003 and the Hawks again in 2004, 2005 & 2006, Killarney Vale in 2007 and Newcastle City in 2008.


The premiership trophy in the league is the Black Diamond Cup which was first played for in 1888 and won by the Wallsend Club. The trophy is said to be the oldest Australian sporting trophy still being contested. It even outdates cricket's
Sheffield Shield.


The League has an Umpires Association and both the
Central Coast and Newcastle have junior competitions. This group forms a region which in total fields 83 teams with approximately 2,000 players registered.


It is administered by an independent Board of Management who oversee all aspects of the competition.


The day to day activities are managed by a part time general manager. It is one of the league's goals to have this position revert to full time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

President

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Manager

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Premier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B & F

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Votes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goalkicker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Phillips Chris Arnold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Coligan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terrigal Avoca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Troy Bayliss (C)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maurice Goolagong (T-A)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

73

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Arnold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greg Stewart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West Newcastle- Wallsend

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shawn Simpson (C)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maurice Goolagong (T-A)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

135

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2002

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Arnold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greg Stewart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cardiff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Hamilton (T-A)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+Maurice Goolagong (T-A) David Healey (C)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

102
+114

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barry Leacy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greg Stewart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newcastle City

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jason Coulloupas (NC)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maurice Goolagong (T-A)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

124

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ian Granland OAM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greg Stewart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cardiff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jason Coulloupas (NC)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maurice Goolagong (T-A)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

123

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ian Granland OAM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Garry Burkinshaw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cardiff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clint Austerberry (KV)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maurice Goolagong (T-A)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

88

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ian Granland OAM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Garry Burkinshaw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cardiff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clint Austerberry (KV)
Angus Darling (TA)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Ryan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2007

 

 

 

 

 

2008

 

Ian Granland OAM

 

 

 

 

 

Steve Smith

 

Scott Ledwidge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Killarney Vale

 

 

 

 

 

Newcastle City

 

Tim Sheldon (C)

 

 

 

 

 

Luke Rawnsley (NC)

 

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courtney Knight (NC)

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Ryan (C)

 

118

 

 

 

 

 

110