Tullamarine Football Club is an Australian rules football club is located 17 km north west of Melbourne in the suburb of Tullamarine and is affiliated with the Essendon District Football League.
Formed in 1974 and known as Essendon-Tullamarine after a merger between Essendon Baptist St John’s and Ascot Vale Presbyterians, Tullamarine was a success from the outset, with its five successive A Grade flags between 1975 and 1979 establishing an Essendon District Football League record which still stands. More recently, the club has enjoyed intermittent success. Essendon Baptist Saint John’s was a noteworthy presence in the EDFL for many years, winning a B Grade premiership in 1956, and an A Grade flag two seasons later. Among the club’s products were no fewer than fourteen Essendon footballers including such luminaries as Ron Evans, Ted Fordham, Ken Fraser and Don McKenzie. The club dropped Essendon from its name in 1981 and became Tullamarine F.C. also winning its first B Grade premiership in the same year. Its colours are blue and red and are known as the Demons they have the same jumper and mascot as Melbourne f.c have in the AFL.
The club’s latest senior premiership was the 2003 win over West Coburg 13.17.95 to 10.10.70.
Since 2003 the seniors have been runners up in 2007, 2008 and 2014 they have also made the finals every year between 2005 and 2014 only missing out in 2013 and are now coached by former Westmeadows coach and North Melbourne under 19’s premiership player Anthony Leydin.
Tullamarine have remained a strong force in the 1st division of the EDFL for much of the past decade, with a brief and unsuccessful stint in the premier division in 2004. It enjoys strong junior and local support, and new players and members are more than welcome as the club is known as “The Friendly club” because of its friendly environment and its willness to welcome anybody to join and be part of its great club. Their home ground is Leo Dineen Reserve in Spring Street, Tullamarine, and has been since it moved there in 1977, redevelopment of the ground have begun and social rooms redevelopments will start soon making it one of the better grounds in the area and in the E.D.F.L.
Senior Premierships (8)
- 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979
- 1981, 1993, 2003