Season 2016 is approaching the business end…

The Bomber continue to experience mixed results on-field, across our teams. As it stands, our A’s and B’s will play finals in September, which is fantastic.

The byes experienced this year have left many of us with mixed emotions. On the one hand, they have provided our seasoned campaigners with good rest time for their experienced footy bodies; on the other hand, the byes have seemed to prolong the team gelling on-field; certainly for the A’s. Having said this, we are placing a very competitive team on the oval each week. Some good wins have been achieved; some tough battles have ended in a loss. What we do have is good depth and what appears to be strong signs as we fast approach finals.

Our breed of young Bombers are showing some great signs for the Club’s future. With dedicated coaches and supportive parents, we can see the skills improving each week. Our senior colts team have shown big hearts, persistence and perseverance. Whilst it has not translated to the scoreboard, this passion has not gone unnoticed and leaves a good impression on many supporters.

Across all grades, we remain focused on achieving on-field success now and for the years to come.

Off-field we have a couple more scheduled events – view the calendar on this page for details – to compliment others we have held this year. Here is a brief summary:

On the 22nd April, we launched “First Use Of The Ball”. Written and illustrated by Paul McCarthy and Danny Menzel from DM Graphics, it captures the essence of our Club from its inception in 1866 through to present day.

On the 23rd April, we also celebrated the Club’s Sesquicentennial Anniversary by hosting an epic evening event that proved to be everything it promised and more. This season is a momentous occasion for the Kapunda Football Club and indeed the broader Australian Rules Football community.

With numbers closer to 500 in attendance the audience was treated to a well organised museum of The Bomber to promote our fine history; special messages from the likes of Bruce McAvaney and Russell Ebert; a superb video taking us back to 1866 through to present day and narrated by Kym Dillon and Tom Wren; with special release 150th mementoes including the brilliant book put together by our very own Paul McCarthy and Danny Menzel, which has set a new benchmark in sporting club records that capture the reader through story-telling and visual layout; our “1866” Red and White wines; Reidel glassware; 2016 Membership pins; through to new design merchandising to wear or display.

Sponsors and Life Members’ Day was held on the 7th May as an opportunity to show appreciation for those that give and have given so much to our Club.

We also had Michael Voss join the Bomber for our annual goods and services auction – AKA, Red & Rump night. Vossy was a gentleman and gave good insight to his experiences in footy and life. He left his mark that night together with many patrons who parted with their hard earned dollars to purchase the wonderful auction items donated by our sponsors and members of our community.

Go The Bomber!

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Book Release

First Use of the Ball: Celebrating Football in Kapunda Since 1866

This commemorative book superbly written by Paul McCarthy will be available from April 22nd.

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Become a 2016 Member

Membership Payments can be made online. Click here to apply and be eligible to purchase the limited release 2016 Membership Pin. This is a “one-off” and there are 150 pins. Be a part of Australian Rules history and a landmark Kapunda Football Club occasion.

Note: There is a price increase on 1st May 2016. Pay your membership before this date to qualify for 2015 prices.

The History of Kapunda Football Club