It's fair to say that BBAFC has experienced phenomenal growth in senior football in a few short years.
Up to 2013 BBAFC was only a Youth and Junior football club. Tired of losing quality players to other clubs in their teenage years, a vision was birthed to develop senior football.
In 2013 BBAFC created and entered a Men's First Team in Senior football for the very first time, playing that inaugural year in AFF Div 1. Fast forward to 2020 and our Men's First team is playing NRFL Div 1, we have a Women's First Team playing Conference, many senior men's and women's teams, including over 40s.
With the club having invested in the youth through our Director of Football and qualified coaches, the aim is to provide a pathway for our youth into quality senior football. It's very exciting as a club to every year hand out 10 and 15 year service awards to our dedicated and committed players.
As of 2020 our senior players are to wear our brand new Adidas strip.
Due to the 2020 playing season being reduced by Covid the club has decided to reduce the fees for 2021 to $200.
If full payment cannot be made at time of registration then each player is to arrange a payment plan with the club. If fees are unpaid and no payment plan is in place at season start, the player will not be able to take the field until payment arrangements are made.
The season generally runs from early April until the end of August.
Senior football predominantly plays home games at Lloyd Elsmore Park where we have our club rooms that we share with the Howick and Pakuranga Cricket Club. As such, it's one of the nicest club rooms and bar facilities so as to enjoy a cold one or two after the games. It's important to the club to develop a positive team and club culture, so we encourage all our teams to enjoy the after match at the club rooms.
MEN'S FIRST TEAM AND RESERVES
A rapid rise through the grades finds our Men's First team playing NRFL Div 1. The First and Reserves provide a pathway for our talented youth in elite senior football.
WOMEN'S FIRST TEAM
Not to be out done by the men, the Women are gaining a reputation for quality football and having won Women's AFF Div 1 in 2019 find themselves playing Conference football.
There are currently 9 senior men's team playing in the AFF across 7 different divisions. As such we provide a number of opportunities for senior players of all differing abilities, whether purely social or more competitive.
We are proud to have some long serving teams and teams with cult followings - The Phins, The Horses, Red Bulls, KnowHowCantDo, Roma.
Beside the Women's First team we have Women's Reserves playing NRF Championship and two women's social teams playing AFF Div 2 and 4. Women play their football on Sundays.
OVER 40s FOOTBALL
Not forgetting the more mature players of the club, there are 3 teams playing Over 40s and Over 45s football. The legends of the club are 'The Thunderbirds', along with 'The Aces' and our cultural 'East Chinese'.
"You're on your own out there ... with 10 mates"