Gosford Tigers to return to Black Diamond AFL

After an absence of four years, Gosford Tigers will return to the Black Diamond AFL (BDAFL) in 2016.

The club will return in a slightly different format however with both the Gosford Juniors and Seniors amalgamating to form a new entity. Mr Mal Barsing has been elected as president of the club which will field both men’s and women’s teams in the 2016 Black Diamond AFL competition.

The club will also continue to field a women’s team in the AFL Sydney competition. The Tigers were a formation club of the BDAFL and remained there until 2012, when the club moved to AFL Sydney, as they were unable to field three sides, which was a requirement of the BDAFL at that time.

The BDAFL has since changed to a divisional structure. The return of the club is seen as a positive step by BDAFL president, Mr Wal Bembic. “To have a formation club in Gosford return to the BDAFL is a positive step for the AFL in the region” Mr Bembic said.

“The new structure is also a positive step and congratulations to both the senior and junior clubs on enabling this to occur.

“This structure now creates a pathway whereby junior footballers from Gosford and neighbouring junior clubs can progress seamlessly from junior football into senior football,” Mr Bembic said.

Media release,
Oct 21, 2015
Garry Burkinshaw,
Black Diamond AFL