Saints Still Marching On

Saints Still Marching On
20 July 2020

For 27 years, their home ground of Picket Park Oval has been producing local footy champions, memorable matches, and life-long friendships.

It was back in 1993, when young locals and club founding members, Gary Kitson and Mat Cockram, came up with the idea for a football club.

They posted flyers and posters around Bullsbrook, urging anyone with a passion for the great Aussie game to attend a meeting at the Chequers Hotel and were overwhelmed at the turn-out.

Even publicans, Lincoln Hands, and Kim Scott got behind the idea with a $1000 kickstart.

Today the Bullsbrook Football Club is thriving with 60 members – most of them 25 and under - and a 2001 Grand Final win under their belt.

Many of the founding members still come along to the games every week to urge on the current players.

President, Luke Jackson, fondly remembers his first day as a new member at the start of 2019.

“I was greeted with a smile and a hello from the players and coaches,” he said.

“Everyone was willing to help each other out and give advice without expecting anything in return. The club has still got that old country feeling that we enjoy in our community.”

Okeland Communities loves the sense of pride that emanates from the Bullsbrook Saints and have got behind the club for the 2020 season by sponsoring 45 team jumpers.

Luke said the new Kingsford at Bullsbrook 'kit' is a significant boost for his beloved Saints.

He's hoping the club can attract new members as the residential estate grows.

"We've got a few members with young families, and it's great to see the kids come and run around on the oval while the dads are playing a game."

"There's a lot on offer at Kingsford, and it's encouraging more and more people to come and be a part of our community and enjoy the Bullsbrook life," he said.

While 2020 has been a challenging year for everyone, Luke said with Kingsford at Bullsbrook on board the Saints are forging ahead.

“We are thankful for the support and excited to see our partnership grow beyond the 2020 season.”