Blaham Blazers

Balham Blazers is a football club based in South London with age group teams that play in the Tandridge League and the London County Saturday Youth Football League. The club was formed in 2001. For the League Season 2016/2017 we will have two Under 16 teams, two Under 15 teams, two Under 14 teams, an Under 13 team, two Under 12 teams and an Under 11 team playing in the Tandridge League and an Under 10 team, an Under 9 team, an Under 8 team and an Under 7 team playing in the London County Saturday Youth Football League. We also have an open age, First team, Balham FC, playing in the Combined Counties League, a Balham FC Youth (Under 18) team playing in the Southern Youth League and a Womens team, Balham Panthers FC, playing in the Greater London Womens Football League.

For further information on Balham Blazers F.C. and our age group teams please check out the different sections of our website.

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Blazers Go Italia!
In 2013 BBFC U13s were invited to play in a prestigious tournament in Italy. Watch film.

Balham Blazers FC
— The first ten years (2001-2011). Watch film.

Marshall's Match Reports
Marshall - a.k.a. M#5 - presents Match Reports for his team, the U13 Eagles, in 2013-14. Watch M#5 reports. Watch M#5 rulr


Wednesday May 24th
& Wednesday June 14th

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Great Display At Furngate
Congratulations to our U10s, who put on a great display of BBFC football to win the Furngate Tournament on Sunday July 2nd. rule

Four Finals In A Row
The Balham Blazers U11s made it four finals in a row, as they picked up their third trophy of the summer at Furngate. rule

Presentation Evening
It’s that time of year once again when
everyone in the club from all squads, Under 7
to First team, comes together for our annual
Presentation Evening. MORE...
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First Team Pre Season
First team pre season training for the 2017-18
season starts on Tuesday June 27th. The
following friendlies have been arranged.
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Going One Better
After going out at the semi final stage last
year, the BBFC U11s were keen to go one
better and make it to the final of the
Kingstonian tournament on Sunday June 25th.
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So Near At Elm Grove
Both our U14 Eagles and U16 Colts came
so near and yet so far at the Elm Grove
Tournament on the weekend of June
17th/18th. MORE...
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Open Trials
This year’s School Year 1-Year 11 Open Trials
on Wednesday May 24th and Wednesday June
14th were busier than ever, with hundreds of
boys and girls in attendance. MORE...
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Girls Drop In
The club held it’s first ever Girls Drop In
session for School Year 5s - School Year 8s
on Tuesday June 13th. MORE...
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Sponsored Marathon
Although rain threatened towards the end, the weather was kind this year at the annual Sponsored Marathon on Wednesday June 7th, which is a crucial fundraiser for the club. rule

All Balham Final
On Sunday June 18th the U11s went to the
Elm Grove tournament in the hope of retaining
the trophy they won last year. MORE...
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Balham FC Bursary Scheme
Donations – 2017/18
As part of the club's inclusive approach, we
believe that it is very important to offer help
with fees in the form of partial bursaries to
players selected to play for the club who
would find it challenging to pay their fees in
full. MORE...
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Hat-trick for U12 Colts
The U12 Colts won the Elm Grove tournament on 18 June making it three tournament wins in a row. rule

U9s Win At Stamford Bridge
Congratulations to our U9s who won the Play
On The Pitch Tournament at Stamford Bridge
on Sunday June 11th. MORE...

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Colts Do It Again
Congratulations to the U12 Colts for their
second tournament victory of the summer
at Bourne End on Saturday. MORE...
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Clean Sweep Sunday
Many congratulations to our Under 8s, Under
10s and Under 12 Eagles, who together made
a clean sweep of all three competitions.

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Heads Held High
On 3 June the U11s entered the annual
Guildford City tournament. After finishing as
runners up last year, the team were hoping to
go one better and bring the trophy home.
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Eredivisie Scalp Taken On Tour
Congratulations to our U15 Colts, who finished
impressive Runners Up in the Saturday
Tournament on their May Bank Holiday
Weekend tour to Holland. MORE...
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Another Promotion
Following promotion last season, from the
Surrey Elite League at Step 7, it’s been
another fantastic season for the Balham First
team. MORE...
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Eagles At The Double
Congratulations to our U14 Eagles who won
the "Double" adding the Tandridge League
A Division title to the League Cup they won
in March. MORE...
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First Team BBQ
The rain couldn’t dampen the spirits at the
annual end of season First team BBQ on
Saturday May 28th, hosted once again by
Club Chair, Jennie Molyneux. MORE...
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Youth Runners Up
Congratulations to everyone associated with
the Balham Youth team, who after a poor start
in the league, recovered superbly and climbed
the table to finish as Southern Youth League
West Division Runners Up. MORE...
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15 Colts League Champs
Many congratulations to the BBFC Under 15
Colts who were crowned Tandridge League A
Division Winners and League Champions on
Sunday May 21st. MORE...

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10s Win League Cup
Congratulations to the Under 10s who won the
London County Saturday Youth League Cup
Final on Saturday May 13th. MORE...
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Colts Win Sandhurst
Congratulations to our U12 Colts who won the
Sandhurst Tournament on Sunday May 15th,
beating a field of 32 teams to the title. MORE...
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London Senior Trophy Triumph
Balham finished what has been an exceptional
first season in the Combined Counties League
in style by lifting the London Senior Trophy on
Saturday May 6th. MORE...
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8s Win Paddington Rec Cup
The Under 8s got their hands on their first
silverware of the season when they lifted the
Paddington Rec Cup on Saturday May 6th. The
low key event was the perfect introduction to
the tournament season. MORE...
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16 Colts Come Good
Many congratulations to our U16 Colts, who
secured the Tandridge League B Division title
on Sunday April 30th, with a resounding 5-0
away win. MORE...
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Balham Finish In Promotion
Balham completed their first league season in
the Combined Counties League on Saturday
April 22nd with a 3-1 home win against Cove

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BBFC 2017 Sponsored Marathon
This years' BBFC Sponsored Marathon will
take place on Wednesday June 7th: 5pm-8pm
on Tooting Bec Common, by Elmbourne Road,
at the end of Streathbourne Road.
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Shrooty Becomes A Viking
Former BBFC age group coach, Robin Shroot,
who played for Birmingham City, Stevenage
and Northern Ireland U21s in the UK, is on
loan at Norwegian Premier League club, Viking
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U14 Eagles Cup Final
Congratulations to our U14 Eagles who won
the Tandridge League Cup Final at Chipstead
FC on Saturday March 26th.
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Congratulations to Tooting based GoldenShotz
who won a tempestuous Balham Sixes
fundraiser at Chestnut Grove on Friday March
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CPD Event
Balham FC hosted a coaching event in
partnership with the London FA, The FA
mentor programme and Nike on 16th March
at Selhurst Sports Arena.
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15 Colts At Fulham
Congratulations to the BBFC U15 Colts who
went to Motspur Park on Tuesday March 14th
for a game against Fulham Academy U14s.
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County Cup Final
Congratulations to the Balham First team who
are through to the County Cup Final having
beaten Bridon Ropes FC 3-0 in the semi final
of The London Senior Trophy on Saturday
March 11th.
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Sotto Undici
�Sotto Undici" were the winning team at a
record breaking 2017 Balham FC/Balham
Blazers FC Quiz Night on Saturday March 4th,
held at our regular venue opposite Trinity
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Two Big Wins For 14 Eagles
Congratulations to our U14 Eagles, managed
by Jaden Cameron, who are into the
Tandridge League Cup Final following an
excellent 3-0 win away to Bromley Rooks
on Sunday March 5th.
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Balham To Host CPD Training
Balham FC, in conjunction with the London FA
and Nike Academy, are delighted to host a
CPD training exclusive for Charter Standard
clubs and their coaches, allowing them to
share best practice and ideas on coaching and
developing young footballers.
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Jake & The Taj
Long serving First team stalwart, Jake Henry,
taking a break from the heart of the Balham
rearguard, in CCL Division One, to teach in
India for five weeks.
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Sports Club Of The Year
Balham FC/Balham Blazers FC were honoured
and delighted to be named Sports Club Of The
Year, for an unprecedented third time, at the
2016 Active Wandsworth Sports Awards, held
in the Civic Suite at Wandsworth Town Hall on
Friday February 10th.
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London Cup Final
Many congratulations to our U16 Eagles who
are through to the London Cup Final, the
Champions League of Youth football.
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11s On Fire At Motspur Park
Our U11s gave an excellent account of
themselves when they went to Motspur Park
on Wednesday February 8th for a 9v9 friendly
against Fulham’s Academy U10s.
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Panthers Need Keepers
Our women�s team, Balham Panthers FC, who
play in the Greater London Women�s Football
League on Sundays and train on Wednesdays,
are looking for new goalkeepers.
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Kenya Orphanage
While visiting family in Kenya this Christmas,
U16 Eagles player, Matthew McDowell, visited
an orphanage with a charity donating
Christmas presents, food and water to the
staff and children.
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Balham Sixes
The first fundraising open age Balham FC 6-a-
side tournament of the year takes place at
Chestnut Grove School on Friday March 17th.
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Balham FC Football Academy
Why not sign up to the new exciting Balham
FC Under 18 College Programme in
partnership with St Francis Xavier 6th form
college in Wandsworth.
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Annual Club Quiz Night
4th March 2017. 7.30pm Kick off, at St Mary
Magdalene Church Hall opposite Trinity Fields.
Price: £12.50 Including a Curry.
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Sports Club Of The Year
We are delighted to announce that Balham FC
/Balham Blazers FC has been nominated as
Sports Club of the Year for 2016 at the Active
Wandsworth Sports Awards on Friday February
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First Pro In USA
We are delighted to announce that former
BBFC age group and first team player, Joe
Holland, was the 10th pick of the 2017 MLS
Super Draft
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Score Hero
Anyone who has been watching the
Premiership football on BT Sport since
Christmas will probably have seen an advert
for Score Hero! starring a number Balham FC
and Balham Blazers FC players at half time.
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2016 FootGolf Open
It was the day of the goalkeeper at the 2nd
annual Balham FC FootGolf Open held at
Addington Court Golf Centre on December
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End Of Term Report
Thankfully it’s been another excellent first
term for the senior section of the club, Balham
FC and the age group section, Balham Blazers
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BFC Christmas Game
Despite the fact that a large number of players
past and present are currently injured or away
for the holidays it was great, as always, to see
many familiar faces back home for the annual
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See The Big Boys Play
Why not come and see the Balham FC First
team play in 2017. Home league and cup
matches in the Combined Counties League
Division One kick off at 3pm on Saturdays at
The Wibbandune Stadium.
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England International
Monday December 19th was an extremely
proud an historic day for BBFC as Fabio
Carvalho became the first player from our
club to play internationally for England.
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Players Across The Pond
Balham has a number of players at university
in the USA on four year “soccer” scholarships.
Please see the article below on Joe Holland,
who is achieving great things at the highly
rated Hofstra University.
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First Term Uni Boys
It’s great to hear that the latest batch of
Balham players who started at university in
September are already making a considerable
impression on the green baize at their
respective places of learning.
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ISFA National Squad
We are proud to say that there were three
BBFC players in the Independent Schools
Football Association National Under 16 squad,
who played friendlies against Nottingham
Forest and Chesterfield at St George’s Park in
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Youth Module 3
As a result of being a Nike Partner Club we
were delighted to see another three of our
coaches get invited to the English Football
Association’s national centre at St Georges
Park to do their Youth Module 3 Course.
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Two BBFC age group teams have been in to
play Fulham Academy teams at Motspur Park
this term as part of our on going partnership
with the Category 1 Academy Club.
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Sam Stars
Sam Arbuckle, who played at BBFC from aged
8-15, signed this season as an Under 16 at
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Jack Petchey Latest
Balham Blazers are delighted to still be part
of the Jack Petchey Award scheme where
each month a player gets chosen by their
teammates to win the award and receive £250
to spend on their squad.
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Jack Petchey Awards Scheme
Balham Blazers are delighted to be part of the
Jack Petchey Foundation Gold Scheme. This
means we have 9 awards to present each year
to players who demonstrate good
sportsmanship, leadership or commitment to
training. MORE...
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Fiddes Plays Real Madrid
Former BBFC Youth team player, Alec Fiddes,
who recently graduated from Bristol
University, swapped pre season at Balham to
sign for Amorebieta in the Spanish League in
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Former BBFC Players Fabio “Fabs” Carvalho
and Sam “Xavi” Arbuckle are both doing
extremely well in the Fulham Academy.
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BBFC Bursary Scheme Donations
– 2016/17
As part of the club's inclusive approach, we
believe that it is very important to offer full or
part bursaries to players selected to play for
the club who can't afford all or part of the
fees. MORE...
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Nike Partner Club
We are delighted to announce that Balham
Blazers FC have been invited by Nike to
become a Nike Partner Club. Very few clubs
nationally are offered this prestigious
opportunity and we have agreed a three year
deal which offers our club many benefits.

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BPFC Needs You
Balham Panthers FC are looking to add
committed, talented female players aged 16+
to the newest squad at Balham FC. MORE...
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Vestra Wealth

Sunday 02 July
U11s Colts won the Furngate tournament
U10s won the Furngate tournament

Sunday 18 June
U12 Colts won the Elm Grove tournament
U11s won the Elm Grove tournament

Sunday 11 June
U9s won the Play On The Pitch Tournament at Stamford Bridge

Sunday 04 June
U8s, U10s and U12 Eagles, who together made a clean sweep of all three competitions

Saturday 03 June
U12 Colts won their second tournament of the summer
at Bourne End

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team of Balham Blazers FC and
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