East Coast Eagles
is an Australian rules football
club competing in the Sydney AFL
competition and based out of the Sydney suburb of Rouse Hill, New South Wales
Previously known as the Baulkham Hills Falcons
and wearing maroon and gold, this team wears the West Coast Eagles
uniforms of blue and Gold.
The history of the East Coast Eagles can be traced back to the formation of the Baulkham Hills Junior Australian Football Club in 1976. Since 1976 Baulkham Hills has fielded teams in all age groups in the major junior competition in suburban Sydney. Baulkham Hills are the most successful junior club in Sydney, having enough players to field two teams in every age group in most seasons and more often than not winning the premiership. In the mid-to-late 1980s it was not uncommon for two Baulkham Hills teams (then known as the Hawks and the Kookaburras) to play each other in grand finals.
In 1988, the club had enough numbers to field an under 19 team in the Sydney Football League. As the Sydney University
club could not field an under 19 team, Baulkham Hills played in their stead. The team had a successful season, eventually finishing in fourth place after losing the first semi-final to Pennant Hills
. As this team was an amalgamation of players from the Hawks and the Kookabuuras, a new emblem – the Falcons – was born. The team played in a maroon jersey with gold stripes, similar to the jersey of the Subiaco
club playing in the WAFL
In the early 80's Baulkham... Read More