Western Magic Australian Football Club

Western Magic Australian Football Club is an Australian rules football club based in the western Sydney suburbs.[1] The club fields teams across the Men's, Women's & under 19s competitions.

Western Magic
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Names
Full nameWestern Magic Australian Football Club
Former name(s)Blacktown Magic Australian Football Club
Club details
Founded2012
Colours  black   red   gold
CompetitionSydney AFL
PresidentMark Barclay
Ground(s)BISP (capacity: 2,500)
Uniforms
Home
Other information
Official websitewesternmagic.sydney

HistoryEdit

In 2012 the Magic fielded a solitary team in the Division 3 competition, finishing runners up in their inaugural season to the UTS Bats.[2] In 2013 they expanded to 2 sides - a Division 3 and a Division 5 side. The Division 3 side finished Minor Premiers and went on to win the Grand Final against Randwick City Saints by 10 points. This earned the side a promotion to Division 2. In 2014 the Division 5 side finished 4th at the end of the regular season. A late season charge saw them win the Grand Final over local rivals Penrith to claim the club's 2nd premiership. The Division 2 side finished Runners Up, losing the Grand Final to minor premiers Sydney University. The club highlight is Daniel Lim getting 27 votes and finishing Runner Up in the 2014 Division 2 B&F. In 2015, the club added its first Women's team, who qualified for the finals in their first season. The Men's division 2 side made amends for the previous season, defeating Camden by 8 points in the Grand Final. This earns the club promotion to Division 1. In 2016, the club fielded its first Under 19s team, who would go on to reach the grand final.

In 2017, the Magic bid farewell to president John Clifford, and Mark Barclay was voted in as his successor. The club will be coached by Jack Schwarze (Seniors), Anthony Hyland (Reserves), John Dimond (Women's) and Daniel Armstrong (19s).

The Magic won the 2018 AFL Sydney Women's grand final over the Wollongong Saints.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rowles, Ben (13 September 2013). "Magic wins Swisse AFL Quality Club of the Year". afl.com.au. AFL Media. Retrieved 26 January 2019.[dead link]
  2. ^ Day, Brendan (13 August 2013). "NSW/ACT Club of the Week: Blacktown Magic". aflnswact.com.au. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Wollongong Saints fall to Western Magic in AFL Sydney grand final". Illawarra Mercury. 9 September 2018. Retrieved 26 January 2019.

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