AUGUST 4, 2018.
Lock this date in, and write it on the calendar. It’s like Christmas come early at the East Coast Eagles.
Next year, the East Coast Eagles will once again host ‘Back to Baulko’ day at Kanebridge Oval, as all grades face off against local arch rivals: the Pennant Hills Demons.
In what is always the biggest occasion on the East Coast Eagles calendar, we are calling all past players and supporters of the Baulkham Hills Falcons, East Coast Eagles and other related clubs, as this promises to be a fantastic day at the footy to catch up with friends and families of the past.
‘Back to Baulko’ day always attracts a huge crowd and plenty of old faces, so get down there and support all the East Coast Eagles sides in the game no-one wants to lose against our fiercest rivals in the Demons.
It’s all about Local Supremacy in the Local Derby on ‘B2B’ day, and whenever these two teams meet.
The East Coast Premier Division side strengthened their grip on the Demons (who despite eventually winning the 2017 Sydney AFL Premiership) weren’t able to beat the Eagles in both fixtures of the home and away season. In Round 2 at Mike Kenny Oval, the Eagles were fast finishers, showing enough class to win the game in the last quarter, getting up 11.9.75 to the Demons 9.14.68, with Aaron Drinkwater and Stuart Turner playing key roles in the midfield. Then, in Round 11 on ‘Back to Baulko’ Day at Kanebridge Oval, East Coast played with far more pride and determination on a day where club stalwart and 2016 Premiership captain Jon Vlatko celebrated his 200th game milestone, as Vlatko finished best on ground in the Eagles victory: 12.10.82 to the Demons 6.9.45. Throughout 2017, the Eagles extended their Premier Division winning streak over Pennant Hills to four games (last losing in the 2015 Grand Final), thus, retaining the illustrious Warren “Pops” Quintrell Shield for another season. Both sides will have plenty to prove in 2018, especially when ‘Back to Baulko’ day rolls around.
The Division 2 side were unlucky in both games against Pennant Hills, losing by close margins.
Division 4, were also very competitive, however, will next season be looking to improve upon their two losses in 2017.
The Eagles Under 19s got one up on their rivals in 2017, by defeating them on ‘B2B’ day, despite losing the corresponding fixture earlier in the season, and ultimately knocked them out of the finals series; so expect plenty of feeling in this ‘B2B’ game next season
The Women’s side has also sworn revenge on the enemy, as the Demons knocked the Eagals out in the first round of the finals series in 2017, as well as defeating them in both games of the home and away season.
The excitement for ‘Back to Baulko’ day in 2018, is already through the roof at the East Coast Eagles.
In the past we have had more than 1,000 past players, supporters and officials attend this huge day, so make sure your there.
Check out the ‘Back to Baulko’ day Facebook page, for more information, by clicking on the link below.