Club History

2012 was the inaugural year for our club and we intended to embark on a journey that was going to be remembered. After floating the idea of a team in Blacktown between mates, the Magic was born. It was a milestone for the Blacktown area as we are the only Senior AFL Club in Blacktown City and offer an exciting opportunity for junior players providing a clear pathway through to senior football.

The first training session was held at Blacktown International Sports Park, with an attendance of 5 (including the coach). The emphasis on bringing down your mates and a culture built around inclusion saw 45 keen Magicians before our debut game. The 2012 season started slow, but by mid-season the Magic were sitting second on the ladder, and finished there at seasons end. A successful finals campaign saw us make the Grand Final, eventually losing to UTS.

Integral to the success of the club was the support of the families, schools, the Indigenous community and businesses in the Blacktown area. The club is supported by Blacktown City Council, and has a strong connection and commitment to the local indigenous community. The design and colours of Blacktown Magic’s Guernsey are influenced by the local indigenous community.

 

2013 Guernsey Designs

 

 

 

2013 was a year of growth for the club – as we fielded 2 teams and won our first premiership flag in Division 3, earning promotion to Division 2 along the way. It was a hard fought victory against Randwick City Saints but a thoroughly deserved flag as our Magicians dominated throughout the year also taking the Minor Premiership. Our inaugural Division 5 team also made the finals in their first year fighting gallantly as a team setting up a great foundation for many years to come.  Off the field we were just as successful as on the field – we submitted our club entry into the National Swisse AFL Club of the Year competition and was awarded the winner – more than 3000 entries were received! We were also awarded the Blacktown City Council Sports Club of the Year in recognition for our achievements and growth of participation in the local government area.

In 2014 our numbers grew again and so did the talent that came on board. In a higher division, Division 2, our first grade team started slow but by the end of the year they hit their straps – so much so they made their 3rd consecutive Grand Final. Unfortunately this year, we fell short to a very classy opponent in Sydney University who won the Division 2 flag for the second year running and earning promotion to Division 1 accordingly. Our reserve grade team in Division 5 had a consistent year with results and performances setting up their maiden Grand Final appearance against Penrith Rams. Testament to the coach and players – there was not going to be any other result than a win for the Magicians, as they were focused and determined to bring home the flag – and that they did. It was the second premiership flag for the club and the second year in row we earned promotion – now into Division 4 for our reserve grade team. In the 3 years our club has been together we have reach 5 out of 5 finals series, 4 out of 5 Grand Finals and won 2 Premiership flags!

In a landmark year – 2015 – we created history again. We successfully entered the first ever Women’s AFL team from Blacktown City and there is a lot of excitement within the club to see what will transpose throughout the year with the team. For the men’s teams – now in Divisions 4 and 2 – our playing numbers grew again with 20 new players in the ranks and setting up the opportunity to grow again in 2016 to enter a third team, aligning to our 5 year strategy. With the new Women’s team now in the Magic family, we also took the opportunity to create a new design for our home playing Guernsey – staying true to our foundations and connection to the indigenous community.

New Guernsey Design 2015

We are all excited to see what happens in 2015 for all of our 3 teams and wish all those involved the very best of luck!

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Club Logo

 

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Club Song

 

The official team song of the Blacktown Magic AFC was a hotly debated topic however this one had the Magic to Win! 
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 We’ve got the Magic to win

The Magic to rule

Come on, Blacktown aggression

We are the boys from the West

Giving our best

It’s true Blacktown tradition

We’ll never stop, stop, stop

Til we’re top, top, top

There’s history here in the making

We’ve got the Magic to win

We’ll never give in

Til the flag is ours for the taking

MAGIC!

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