Central Blues

The Toronto Central Blues are an Australian rules football club based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Central Blues
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NicknameBlues
SportAustralian rules football
Founded2005
First season2006
LeagueAFL Ontario
Home groundHumber College South (matches); Coronation Park and Cherry Beach (training sessions)
Anthem"We are the Navy Blues"
PresidentBruce Parker
Head coachVictor Cinco and James Boyd (men's), Ewan Williams (women's)
Captainn/a for 2021 season
Strip
Navy blue and white CFC logo with red maple leaf (based on the Carlton Blues)

HistoryEdit

The club was founded in 2005 by former Guelph Gargoyles players Bruce Parker and Rob Chapman.[1] The club is well-supported, and enjoys an active alumni network.[2]

In 2008 the Blues finished 5th and qualified for finals for the first time in the club's brief history. The Blues would go on to defeat the Guelph Gargoyles in Round 1, but experienced defeat in the Preliminary Final at the hand of the Broadview Hawks.

2009 saw the club finish 6th at the end of the regular season to make it into the Finals for the 2nd consecutive season. The club managed to once again surprise their opponent (Toronto Dingos) to easily win their first Final, only to lose to the Etobicoke Kangaroos in the Preliminary Final to end up 4th overall.

Grand FinalsEdit

In 2010 the Central Blues won their first OAFL Premiership versus their downtown Toronto rivals the Toronto Dingos.

In 2014 the Central Blues overcame a 7–5 season to advance to the Grand Final, narrowly losing to the Broadview Hawks.[3]

Women's teamEdit

In 2009 the Central Blues expanded to include Ontario's first organized women's Australian football team. The women's team was started by Bruce Parker and Sherrelle Kelly-Witt.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Central Blues AFC - About the Club". Central Blues AFC. Archived from the original on 21 January 2016. Retrieved 5 February 2016.
  2. ^ Central Blues Australian Rules Football Club 2006. 2 October 2006. Archived from the original on 21 December 2021. Retrieved 5 February 2016 – via YouTube.
  3. ^ "Central Blues make the Grand Final". Central Blues AFC. Archived from the original on 23 April 2016. Retrieved 5 February 2016.

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