The Delta BayHawks were formed in January 2009. The club was developed to assist with the transition of North Delta Junior Australian Rules Football League (NDJAFL) to the senior British Columbia Australian Football League (BCAFL). The BayHawks are the fourth club to join the BC Footy which was established in 2001. The Bayhawks were founded by NDJAFL President, Coach and BC Footy veteran, Mike McFarlane with assistance from NDJAFL Vice President and Coach, Steve Bayley. For their inaugural season the Bayhawks were aligned with the West Coast Saints Australian Rules Football Club. For their second season in 2010 the Bayhawks are aligned with the Burnaby Eagles Australian Rules Football Club.
Round One 2010 saw the Bayhawks win their first B.C. Footy League match against the Burnaby Eagles. 2010 also saw two Delta Bayhawks players, Clayton Lund and Andrew Roosdahl make the World XVIII Team for the 2010 NAB AFL Under 16 Australian Championships.
January 2001 witnessed the creation of the first official Australian Rules Football club in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This report outlines the creation, development and success of the club throughout the inaugural season. It will also act as a precursor to the 2002 season and the future of Australian Football in British Columbia and the western provinces of Canada. It is intended that the history of the Vancouver Australian Football Club (VAFC) shall be viewed as a learning experience for any persons interested in developing a similar club and by the VAFC documenting its various experiences it will help prepare others in the creation of Australian Rules Football Clubs.
The continued success of Australian Rules Football throughout Canada is dependent on ensuring that grass roots clubs are given constant support and assistance. It is hoped that the Canadian Australian Football Association will continue to offer guidance and resources to clubs such as the VAFC and that with the support of the Australian Football League – International Development, more clubs will be created throughout western Canada and the United States of America’s north west.
Established in 2005, we play in the North West Pacific Australian Football League against Vancouver Cougars, Victoria Lions, Seattle Grizzlies & Calgary Kangaroos. Our home is in beautiful Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. We are always looking for new players, supporters, umpires etc. We pride ourselves on welcoming new Canadians to play our great Aussie Game! Contact any one of our dedicated committee members (found in the contacts list) if you are interested in playing or being involved at all with the Eagles!
West Coast Saints
The Saints are a non-profit Australian football club based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The club was originally founded in 2008 but officially started on its own in 2009. They compete in the British Columbia Australian Football League against teams from Vancouver & Burnaby and regularly compete with other teams from Seattle & Calgary. The playing season runs from April through September, with both home and away games, as well as tournaments throughout Canada and the United States.