Seagulls milestone 100th season underway with logo unveiling
AN EXCITING 2022 season is already underway at the Barwon Heads Football and Netball Club (BHFNC) after the club publicly unveiled the new logo for its centenary season on social media last Saturday.
The BHFNC, which was founded in 1922, is now in the midst of conducting its 100th year and the new logo is just the first of many celebrations for the Seagulls according to club president Tim Goddard.
“We’ve got lots of plans coming up for next season,” Goddard said.
“There are already plans for a regalia ball next season and writing up teams of the decades and things like that, which we are finalising at the moment, but we are certainly going to celebrate our club in its centenary year well with the community.”
The newly unveiled logo pays homage to the club’s history thanks partially to local graphic designer Paul Kelly, with the aim being to reflect the art deco period of Australia’s history in the 1920s and 30s – the same time period BHFNC was born.
“If you really investigate the design of the logo, you will see that we have included our original colours back in the 20s and 30s being the maroon with the sash, before we switched to our royal and pale blue uniforms,” Goddard said.
The Seagulls president reiterated that the club is looking forward to not only celebrating its centenary year with the current members of the club, but also those who came before and contributed to the club over the course of its history.
“We are excited for all the past players, presidents, life members, administrators and of course the current players,” Mr Goddard said.
“Pretty much anyone who has been involved with the club for any period of time really. We can’t wait to get back to the footy and the netball to celebrate our club, our town and our community.
“Not many clubs get to 100 years I would have thought so that’s a massive achievement in itself for the club – it’s good raising the baton!”
Barwon Heads was the chief initiator in forming the Bellarine Football League in 1971 and continues to be a leader in football and netball throughout the Bellarine region each year.
Furthermore, their home of Howard Harmer Oval remains one of the most picturesque grounds in Victoria.