Welcome to the Balham Blazers F.C. website. Balham Blazers is a football club based in South London with age group teams that play in the Tandridge League and the London County Saturday Youth Football League. The club was formed in 2001. For the League Season 2014/2015 we will have an Under 17 team, an Under 16 team, two Under 14 teams, two Under 13 teams, three Under 12 teams and an Under 11 team playing in the Tandridge League and two Under 10 teams, an Under 9 team and an Under 8 team playing in the London County Saturday Youth Football League. We also have an open age, First team, Balham FC, playing in the Surrey Elite Intermediate Football League, a Balham FC Youth (Under 18) team playing in the Southern Youth League and a Womens team, Balham Panthers FC, playing the Greater London Womens Football League.
For further information on Balham Blazers F.C. and our age group teams please check out the different sections of our website. Tweets by @BalhamBlazers
Flying The Balham Nest It's that time of year again when another crop of long serving BBFC players fly the nest to embark on university life. Further information.
BBFC Club Policy 2014-2015 Download a copy of the club policy. It is important that all players and parents read it. Download document.
Alfie And Theo Are Back New U8 Coaches, Alfie Cruttwell and Theo Marks, can be seen in the picture above, a decade ago in 2004, having just won the Walter Perry Cup Final for BBFC U11s. Further information.
Match Abandoned Balham's First Team match v Ripley Village FC on Saturday September 13th was abandoned in the second half after Balham striker, Jermaine Townsend, suffered a cardiac arrest. It was an incredibly traumatic experience for everyone there. Further information.
Panthers Make A Point The newly formed Balham Panthers FC took a point in their first league game drawing 2-2 with London Phoenix on Sunday September 7th. Following a 3-1 win the week before in a pre season friendly this, as the final scoreline suggests was an even game. Further information.
Langley Champs The U12 BBFC Eagles traveled down to Kent to take part in the Club Langley pre-season tournament on Sunday Sept 7th. On arrival, the grass appeared to have been allowed to grow all summer and the goals were as wide as a Men's 11 aside goal. Further information.
Starting At Sandhurst A great start to pre-season for the U13 Eagles. Both BBFC teams entered made it to the knockout stages of the Sandhurst 5-aside tournament on Sunday August 31st. Further information.
Physio Clinic Continues As the new season gets underway again we hope all our players are in tip top condition. If not this is just a reminder that we have the club physio Pablo Santander on hand on Tuesday evenings at Chestnut Grove. Further information.
Introducing Balham Panthers FC This season, 2014-15, Balham FC are continuing to grow, adding a Ladies’ team to our armoury for the first time ever. We have welcomed Panthers WFC into the fold, an FA Charter Standard team who play in the Greater London Womens Football League Division 2 (South). Further information.
The Last Tournament Congratulations to the U12 Youth Team, who were runners up in their last tournament of the season at Danson FC in Essex. Having come through the group stage unbeaten....... Further information.
Football, Tennis And Pirates In Devon Huge thanks to BBFC parents, Chris and Lisa Kerr, who organise a superb residential football tournament in July each year at the palatial Bryanston Boarding School in Devon, which our U8s took part in this time around on the weekend of July 19th........Further information.
JC Reps LFA "I feel honoured to have been chosen to represent the London FA at the Football Futures National Camp July 21st-24th 2014. I have met and been inspired by some incredible people."........Further information.
Black Training Tops Black training tops have now arrived. Order yours via Zoe Appleton before 31st July to have for the start of the season........Further information.
The Wolfie of Wall Street The first player to take part in the Balham Blazers Work Placement scheme began work on the trading floor at LMR Partners on Monday July 14th. Alfie Miller goalkeeper of the 2013-14 U16ís.................Further information.
Annual Presentation Evening Four hundred people gathered at Trinity Fields on Friday July 11th for the annual BBFC Presentation Evening, at the end of our thirteenth season as a club. Once again, despite the threat of rain, we were lucky with the weather and the event, sponsored by Sullivan Thomas, was a great success.......... ........Further information.
Eddie's Amazing Season
What an amazing season Eddie Luchford had in 2013-14. Not only was he top scorer in the Southern Youth League with 34 goals in 20 games, twice as many as the runner up... ...........Further information.
Cornell Gets Top Award When you consider that there are 30 teams and approximately 600 players in the Southern Youth League, to be voted Southern Youth League Player of the Season is an incredible achievement...............Further information.
Congratulations to all associated with the BBFC Youth Team who won the Southern Youth League Fair Play Award for 2013-14...... ..............Further information.
The U11 Youth Team certainly know how to celebrate. After picking up their League Championship winning trophies at the BBFC Presentation Evening it was early to bed for an early wake up as they headed off paintballing in Cobham..............Further information.
Fruitful Furngate Well done to all the BBFC teams who headed to the Furngate Tournament, in Surrey, on the weekend of July 5th/6th. It was a shame that both our U9 teams and U13 teams............. Further information.
Plate At The Abbey Bidding to make it three tournament wins in a row the U11 Eagles topped their group at the Abbey Rangers competition on Saturday June 5th............. Further information.
Reigning In The Rain Despite persistent rain, which at one point, on the first day of the Guildford City Tournament on June 28th/29th, caused a forty-five minute postponement, BBFC reigned supreme............. Further information.
Ruislip Tournament As Holland were squeezing past Mexico in the last sixteen of the World Cup, BBFC U11 Eagles were readying themselves for a semi final in the Ruislip Rangers Tournament on Sunday June 29th............ Further information.
Balham Blazers Bursary Fund – Donations for 2014/15 Season Our Bursary Fund offers full or part bursaries to players selected to play for the club who can't afford all or part of the fees. To keep funding this scheme as the club grows we invite parents and friends of the club........... Further information.
Worcester Park Balham Blazers U11 Eagles went one step further than 2013 in the Worcester Park Tournament on Saturday June 21st, claiming a well-deserved tournament win and exhibiting some fine football throughout the competition...........Further information.
Victorious 10s The Balham Blazers U10 Colts emerged as clear victors at the Elm Grove Park Tournament on Sunday June 15th.......... Further information.
Gallant Nines Our talented U9 Eagles finished as gallant runners up in Elm Grove's tournament this year. They came through the group stages strongly, playing delightful football at times with everyone getting on the score sheet.........Further information.
U16s Triumph at Brockham Following the heartbreak of losing in a penalty shoot out in the final of the NPL Tournament two weeks ago, the U16s went one better on Saturday 14th June to lift the Brockham World Cup, in a high-quality tournament at Dorking. ........Further information.
BBFC World Cup Fantasy Football Calling all Blazers. Do you think you know your football? If so then join the Balham Blazers league in FIFA World Cup Fantasy Football. Go to the official FIFA site. Register - being careful not to sign up to receive marketing information from McDonalds ........Further information.
Windsor Wonderland Congratulations to the BBFC U11 Youth team who having been quarter finalists, semi finalists and runners up, in their three tournaments so far this season.......Further information.
X-Men Colts The BBFC U12 Colts, with one U9 Eagle in tow, enjoyed a day off on June 7th and a trip together to see the latest X-Men film......Further information.
Bourne End Blues The BBFC U11 Eagles played magnificently at the Bourne End Tournament on Saturday June 7th. Winning five games and drawing one in the group stages they progressed to the semi finals,........Further information.
Penalties Prove Costly If only our U16s, U12 Colts and U11 Eagles had been German on the weekend of May 31st/June 1st things might have been different. ........Further information.
So Nearly At NPL A disappointed Balham U16 side went up to collect Runners Up medals at the NPL Tournament at Teddington on Saturday May 31st. The boys lost on penalties following a 1-1 draw after extra time against the host side NPL........Further information.
94th Minute Heartbreak A cruelly deflected goal in the 94th minute of the SYL Invitational Plate Final at River Lane on Thursday May 29th meant heartbreak again for the BBFC Youth Team in their second cup final of the season........Further information.
Selsey 14 The BBFC U12 Youth teams’ May Bank Holiday tour to Selsey, sponsored by PIP Mechanical & Electrical & Classic Clean London, proved to be a great success both on and off the playing field...........Further information.
Redemption Having been down in the dumps after losing to London Cup winners, Glebe Lions, in the Tandridge League Cup Final, only a week earlier, it was all smiles for the BBFC U11 Eagles after their league encounter on Sunday May 25th..........Further information.
Cruel To Colts Many congratulations to the U12 Colts who finished a fantastic first season in the Tandridge League level on points at the top of the B Division. Whilst promotion has been secured the Colts unluckily have to settle for runners up spot..........Further information.
Eagles Fly High Many congratulations to the U12 Eagles, who with a new manager at the helm and in their first season in the Tandridge League, finished as runners up in the C Division.........Further information.
Perfect Record Many congratulations to the BBFC U12 Youth team, who having finished as runners up last season in the London County Saturday Youth Football League, went one better in their first season in the Tandridge League winning the D Division title......... Further information.
NEW BBFC Work Placement Scheme Balham Blazers is pleased to announce the launch of a work placement scheme for its players..........Further information.
Mars Sports Fund: Vote for Balham!!! Mars Milk Play Fund are providing funding to clubs nationally. Every month they are donating cash awards to sports individuals and clubs in need of extra funding......... Further information.
Eagles Cup Runners Up Having done brilliantly to get to the Tandridge League Cup Final, in their first season in the league, the BBFC U11 Eagles had to be content with runners up medals after an uncharacteristic bad day at the office in the final played at Chipstead FC on May 18th.......... Further information.
Ewell Saxons Congratulations to BBFC U11 Colts who were runners up at the Ewell Saxons tournament on Saturday May 17th. Having started with two draws in the group stages the team went on to win four games in a row, including a penalty shoot-out, to reach the final......... Further information.
2014 BBFC Sponsored Marathon Thankfully the weather was ideal for the annual fundraising BBFC Sponsored Marathon, which took place this year on Wednesday May 14th at a sun kissed Trinity Fields......... Further information.
League and Cup double Balham have done the League and Cup double! A glorious night for the First team as they beat St Andrews 3-2 in the SSEC League cup final.
Sandhurst Town Congratulations to the BBFC U10s, who were runners up at the Sandhurst Town tournament on Sunday May 11th. Having won through the initial group stage and then a Champions League group stage they won a tough semi final on penalties........Further information.
SSEC League Champions Many congratulations to the Balham FC First Team who were crowned Surrey South Eastern League Champions on Saturday May 10th. The team who secured their third promotion in a row since being formed in 2011, needed a point in their final game against Old Plymouthians to take the title.........Further information.
Showdown In Sutton It was heartbreak for BBFC in the Southern Youth League Cup Final v Leatherhead, played at The Borough Ground, home of Sutton Utd, on Thursday May 8th, in front of a crowd of over 200.........Further information.
Race For The Kids The RBC Race for the Kids is Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity's very own annual 5k family fun run. It takes place on June 8th in Battersea Park. ........Further information.
U11 Youth Are Champs Many congratulations to the BBFC U11 Youth team, who secured the Tandridge League C Division title with one game to spare on Sunday May 4th.........Further information.
Fuzzy Wuzzie Friday 3 It was another Fuzzy Wuzzie night at the rescheduled third fundraising 6-a-side Old Fellers Tournament of the season on Friday May 2nd........Further information.
Shield Glory The BBFC U13 Colts dramatically lifted the Tandridge League Shield at Chipstead on Sunday April 27th defeating Coney Hall in an very tight final. Down 1-2 with only ten seconds left to play, the Colts equalised through a superb James Eghan goal to take the tie to extra time........Further information.
ISFA National Squad Congratulations to U13 Eagles player, Sam Arbuckle and former BBFC player, Will Donkin, now a signed academy player at Chelsea FC, who represented London recently at the ISFA Regional Festival at Shrewsbury School.......Further information.
Another Young Leader We are delighted that BBFC U11 Youth Coach, Jaden Cameron, has been selected to join the London FA Young Leaders Council, following in the footsteps of First team player, Dan David, who served on the inaugural Council last year. ......Further information.
Shrooty To Norway Following a frustrating season at Stevenage Borough FC in League One, former BBFC Coach, Robin Shroot, a fans favourite at Broadhill Way, where he made 74 appearances, scoring 11 times......Further information.
Conference Blazers Former BBFC stalwart, Alec "Messi" Fiddes, who scored hatfuls of goals for the club before playing as a scholar in Spain for a year, came into direct contact with another former BBFC player......Further information.
Marshall interviews Sadiq Khan JSadiq Khan MP visited our U13s training session to support the talent on display before they flew out to Italy to play in the Torneo Carnevale di Gallipoli. Our very own cub reporter, M#5, took the opportunity to talk football with Sadiq: from local grassroots to Liverpool FC...
Watch the interview here
Aaron Mitchell - great news Just to let you know Aaron was offered a professional contract at QPR yesterday. I’m sure you will all join me in congratulating him....... Further information.
Sports Club Of The Year BBFC was delighted and honoured to have four award winners at the superbly organised and presented 2013 Active Wandsworth Sports Awards on Thursday February 13th..... Further information.
Sadiq Pops Along BBFC were delighted to welcome Shadow Cabinet Minister and MP for Tooting, Sadiq Khan, to an U13 training session at Chestnut Grove on Friday January 31st.......Further information.
Sunday September 28 Panthers v Godalming Town 7-2
U17 v The Warren FC 11-2
U16 v Warlingham Colts FC 2-9
U14 Eagles v Coney Hall 5-1
U13 Colts v Caribb FC 3-2
U13 Eagles v Rusthall FC 13-4
U12 Colts v Beckenham Town 5-1
U12 Eagles v Bromley FC 1-1
U12 Youth v Southwark 1-1
Saturday September 27 Firsts v AFC Cubo 0-2
U10 Colts v Wandsworth FC 13-0
U10 Eagles v Sporting Duet FC 7-2
U9 v Westside FC 3-2
U8 v Bedhead Blue FC 3-9
Thursday September 25 Youth v Spelthorne Sports 5-2