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The history of the BMNFC starts all the way back in the late 1800's when a group of locals formed a committee to start up a football club in the town of Bacchus Marsh.


In 1978 Maddingley Football Club left the Ballarat-Bacchus Marsh Football League and joined the Ballarat Football League.  The following year Bacchus Marsh Football Club merged with Maddingley, their respective jumpers joining to create the black with red & yellow vee that is seen today. The clubs changed their name from Maddingley-Bacchus Marsh Football Club to the Bacchus Marsh Football Club in 1983.


Some names to have gone on to the VFL/AFL throughout the years and their respective clubs are -

Harry Vallence played at Carlton

Keith Shea played at Carlton & Geelong

Fred Wooller went to Geelong

Wayne Closter played at Geelong Football Club

Nick Suban former player for the Fremantle Football Club

Liam Duggan currently at West Coast Eagles

Brenton Payne was picked by St. Kilda