BJFC Girls 2018

Girls ready to rock!



Way back in 1944, 20 local boys from Balwyn, first pulled on the Yellow and Black and kicked the first ever goals for the Balwyn Tigers. Next year, some seventy five years later we are about to turn another significant page in our Club’s history!

Welcome to GIRLS2018! – as the sensation of girls junior football is about to hit Balwyn Park!.

The interest in girls Australian Rules Football has captured the hearts of over 380,000 girls playing junior footy in 2017 nation-wide.


The Balwyn Junior Football Club GIRLS2018 program has swung into top gear ahead of Season 2018 with appointment of our Girls Football Administration and Marketing Officer.

Joey Dikranian has joined the Tigers and brings considerable AFL development and Womens/Girls Coaching experience and together with the Committee, will drive our exciting new Girls division of BJFC as our Club celebrates its 75th birthday in 2018.

The current AFL Game Development Officer and Education assistant, Joey has already commenced promoting BJFC through all schools in the broader region and community.

The explosion of the national W-AFL League and the exciting program at local level has seen over 4,000 players join local women’s football competitions in 2017 and an impressive list of candidates were keen to be part of the inaugural Girls2018 program at Balwyn

Club President Andrew Wells added “Joey brings the right balance of youth and experience, with a clear and impressive passion for community lead programs, coaching and local game development. We are really excited to be working with Joey and have him part of the Committee as we get ready to field our Girls2018 expansion teams”.

Joey was equally excited about wearing the Yellow and Black at Balwyn! “The Balwyn JFC is a Club that is clearly going places and as Girls footy continues to get more popular, I was really keen to be part of what this Club has ready to launch for Girls and also boys. I hope to be part of the very best Girls junior program anywhere, with a focus on safety, respect, inclusion and most importantly….fun!.” said Dikranian.

“This strategic role is an investment in our Club’s future and we were delighted with the very high caliber of candidates who were attracted to the exciting direction of Balwyn as a Junior Football Club. Each candidate commented on how the Club has presented and differentiated itself externally and were attracted to the strong direction we have in place. The Committee has worked very hard to deliver and put this in place over the last 12 months. On behalf of all Club families, I’m delighted to welcome Joey to the Balwyn Tigers with a load and friendly Tiger ROAR!” said Wells.

Joey Dikranian Profile:

Joey brings a considerable wealth of experience and energy to Community and Girls football and will be a key foundation of our 2018 program.

Current Employment

  • AFL VictoriaGame Development Officer – responsible for the delivery of AFL Victoria’s football development strategy which includes both school environments/community-based initiatives.
  • Glen Eira College: Physical Education Assistant and Interschool Sports Coach

Girls/Womens Football Experience:

  • 2017:  Highett J.F.C U/16 Girls Coach
  • 2017:  Senior Women’s Assistant Coach
  • 2016: “Jew Crew” – Girls Division 1 Premiers (Unity Cup)
  • 2016: Highett J.F.C (SMJFL) U/18 Youth Girls Assistant coach
  • 2014-2015 Clayton North Primary School Interschool Sports Program

Other Junior Football Experience

  • 2013- 2015: Oakleigh Chargers Football Club (TAC Cup) Coordinator
  • 2014-2015: School Sports Victoria – Football Assistant Coordinator

To find out more, contact Joey Dikranian:

Phone:  0429 185 521


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