History and Mission

The Manly Bombers were founded in 2001. We are based on the lower Northern Beaches of Sydney with our home ground at Weldon Oval, North Curl Curl.

Our Mission Statement is:

"to introduce, teach, develop and promote the AFL code within the broader Manly - Warringah community whilst contributing towards the physical, social and personal development of the children"

At the Manly Bombers, we don't just teach kids the unique craft of Aussie Rules football, they also learn courage, self-confidence, discipline and, most importantly, team spirit.

2016 The Club caters for all ages from 5 to 18 years old. The club plays Australian Rules Football (AFL) where all children are encouraged to have fun and learn new skills.

Auskick to Under 12s play modified rules designed to introduce the skills of AFL football.

For 5 to 8 year olds there is LIMITED CONTACT, NO GRADING and the emphasis is on FUN and developing a love for sport.

For ages Under 9 to Under 10; this is an introduction to the team structure with MODIFIED TACKLING and NO GRADING.

For ages Under 11 and Under 12, this is an introduction to the graded competition structure and MODIFIED TACKLING and GRADING is introduced.

For ages Under 13 to Under 17, this is YOUTH FOOTBALL on a Full size Oval with some modified rules which ensures maximum participation and enjoyment in a competitive, but fun and SAFE environment.

For our Under 17 age group this can be both the pinnacle of their Junior Football and preparation for continuing to play Adult football.

For Under 14 and Under 18 Girls, these are competitions for girls only teams and they play MODIFIED RULES on a MODIFIED FIELD.

Australian Football is a fun, safe, contact sport which all children can play and enjoy. Everyone gets a game. All coaches are trained by the AFL and have Level 1 credentials (minimum). The main aim of the Club is for the players to have fun, enjoy the game and become proficient at the skills of Australian Football.

All players, coaches and parents are required to abide by the AFL's "Code of Conduct" rules.


To join or find out more information about the Bombers contact the Club President Tony Flynn or the Club Registrar

2015 The introduction of our first all girls team in the U18 Youth Girls competition

2014 We fielded 136 Auskick players and 332 Junior / Youth players competing in 19 teams.

2012 We were permitted to line mark Frank Gray reserve and Mike Pawley Oval to create two Junior AFL ovals. Which now accommodate our Auskick and Under 9s to Under 12s on game days.

2011-12 Our Club house and facilities underwent a major rebuild.

2010 Weldon Oval was resurfaced and we started playing our Under 9s to Under 12s on Frank Gray Reserve and Mick Pawley Oval, while our youth teams trained and played Away that season.

2009 We acquired the additional use of 4 adjacent Hockey fields on Frank Gray Reserve and Mike Pawley Oval, for our now 100 strong Auskick squad.