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Ballarat FNLMedia Release | The McDonald’s Ballarat Football Netball League inducted six new members into the Ballarat FNL Hall of Fame on Monday night, with one existing Hall of Fame member elevated to the status of Legend.

In front of a crowd of over 150 people at the Ballarat Leagues Club, the following six people were inducted into the Ballarat FNL Hall of Fame and elevation to Legend status was also announced:

Legend Elevation – ALLAN ABRAMS
Allan Abrams is one of the most decorated and recognized administrator, coach and player in the history of the Ballarat FNL, and now he joins Bill Henderson, Jim Gull, John Northey, George King and Peter O’Connell as Legends of the Ballarat Football Netball League, elevated to Legend after his induction into the Ballarat FNL Hall of Fame back in 2008.

Allan’s list of achievements includes:
• Inducted into the Ballarat FNL Hall of Fame in 2008
• Played 233 games
• George King Medalist 1964, 1969, 1971
• Ballarat FL Under 18 Best & Fairest (Dick Ree's Trophy) 1959 & 1960
• North Ballarat FC Senior Best & Fairest - 1966
• North Ballarat FC Reserves Best & Fairest – 1963, 1964, 1969, 1971
• North Ballarat FC U/19 Best & Fairest – 1959, 1960
• North Ballarat FC U/16 Best & Fairest - 1957
• North Ballarat FC U/14 Best & Fairest - 1954
• Captain Coach NBFC Reserve Premiership 1971
• President of North Ballarat FC 1994 - 1997
• Awarded Life Membership to the North Ballarat FC in 1987
• Member North Ballarat FC Hall of Fame
• Ballarat FL Life Member since 1989
• Coached Ballarat FL Junior Representative sides
• Ballarat FL/AFL Goldfields Tribunal Panel Member since 2000
• Recipient Australian Sports Medal for Services to Sport 2000
• Assistant Coach at Dunnstown FC from 1973 to 1975, won B&F in 1973
• Coached North Ballarat U/14’s from 1979 to 1981, winning the Premiership in 1980
• President of the North Ballarat Junior FC from 1986 to 1991
• President of the North Ballarat FC from 1994 to 1996
• President of the North Ballarat FC in 1997 when they moved into the VFL
• Director of the North Ballarat Sports Club from 1998 to 2005, Chairman in 2005
• Former Board Member and President of Ballarat Sportsmans Club, still an active member
• Over 65 years of involvement in Football

2016 Ballarat FNL Hall of Fame Inductees

BARRY ALLAN (GOLDEN POINT FNC)
• Played 209 games with Golden Point from 1974 to around 1990
• Three time premiership player with Golden Point – 1980, 1981 & 1987
• Runners Up on three occasions – 1976, 1983 & 1989
• Captain Coach of Golden Point in 1983
• Reserves Coach of Golden Point in 1988
• Officially retired from playing in 1989 whilst filling in a few times in the reserves after that
• Selector for Golden Point for several years after official retirement in 1989
• Golden Point President from 1995 to 1999
• Life Member of Golden Point FC and East Point FNC
• Awarded Best Defender of the Year on several occasions
• BFL Interleague Representative on three occasions – 1978, 1980 & 1981
• Played 102 games with Lemnos FC (now Shepparton Swans) in the GVFL
• Played 14 games with Geelong West in the old VFA in 1974
• Played 21 games with Waubra FC in the CHFL in 1982 as Captain Coach, also won the Premiership that year
• Played in three Junior Premierships with the Lemnos FC – 1969, 1970 & 1971
• Inaugural Match Review Panel member for AFL Goldfields for two years – 2011 & 2012

KERRIE ROMERIL (EAST BALLARAT/EAST POINT FNC)
• Member of East Ballarat Football Club Ladies committee from 1986to 1990
• One of five members involved in the development/establishment of the BFL senior netball competition (1990)
• Key stakeholder of establishing East Ballarat Football Club’s Senior Netball Club (1991)
• Premiership Team member of East Ballarat FC senior netball premiers in the inaugural year of netball in BFNL
• Senior Coach/Player with East Ballarat FC from 1991 to 1993
• BFL Netball interleague team member in 1991 and 1992
• Senior Netball Coach of East Ballarat in 1994
• BFNL Netball Interleague Coach in 1994
• Reserve Netball Coach/Player with East Ballarat (Runner-up) in 1995
• Chairperson of Netball Committee for BFNL from 1996 to 1999
• East Ballarat JFNC Junior Coordinator from 2012 to 2014
• East Ballarat FNC Netball Player from 1991 to 1998
• East Point JFNC Outstanding Club Service Award named after Kerrie Romeril
• Winner of the 2014 BFNL Keith Lawrence Service Award
• Committee member and volunteer of the East Ballarat JFNC and East Point FNC from 2004 to current

KEN NUNN (REDAN FNC)
• A Redan Junior Player starting in Under 14’s, won the club best & fairest in under 18’s in 1968
• Won the Redan’s Dalton Bayly Best and Fairest Award at half back in 1969 & 1970
• Played at Rupanyup Football Club in 1972,73 and 74
• Won Premiership with Rupanyup FC in 1973 and won the Best & Fairest in that year
• Wimmera Football League Interleague player in 1972
• Redan Football Club Senior Premiership player in 1975, 1976 & 1977
• Played 113 senior games
• North Ballarat Junior Football Club - Team Manager – 1997, 1998 & 1999
• BFNL Junior Interleague U/15 Team Manager - 1998
• Redan FNC - Team of the Century member at half back
• Redan Football Netball Club Secretary/Team Manager from 1996 to 2007
• Redan Football Netball Club Life Member
• Redan FNC Hall of Fame member – legend status
• Son Luke played in four Redan Senior Premierships 2002, 2003, 2007 & 2011

IAN BAKER (NORTH BALLARAT FNC & REDAN FNC)
• Played for St Kilda FC from 1976 to 1979 (51 games and 3 goals)
• Played for Richmond FC in 1980 (3 games and 0 goals)
• Played with North Ballarat FC from 1982 to 1986 (81 games and 14 goals)
• Five Premierships with North Ballarat FC – 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985 & 1986 (Suspended in 1982)
• Captain/Coach in the Premiership years of 1984, 1985 & 1986 & Coach in the Runners Up year of 1988
• North Ballarat Team of the Century member
• A Redan Junior Player
• Senior Premiership player with the Redan FC in 1975
• Redan Team of the Century member
• Played 101 senior games with the Redan FC
• Redan FC Senior Coach in 1987
• North Ballarat Inaugural coach of TAC Cup side in 1993
• BFL coach of the Interleague Team – 1985

DANIEL JORDAN (EAST POINT FNC)
• Played 126 games for the East Point FNC between 2006 and 2013
• Played 12 VFL games with the Geelong FC – 2003 & 2004
• BFNL Interleague Representative on seven occasions – 2006-10, 2012 & 2013
• BFNL Interleague Captain – 2012
• Henderson Medal winner in 2006, Runner Up in 2007
• Tony Lockett Medal winner on five occasions – 2006-09 & 2013
• Two-time Courier Player of the Year – 2006 & 2013
• Three-time East Point FNC Best & Fairest – 2006, 2008 & 2013
• Three-time East Point FNC Best & Fairest Runners Up – 2007, 2009 & 2012
• East Point FNC Leading Goal Kicker Award named Dan Jordan Award
• 8 time Dan Jordan Award Winner (Leading Goal Kicker) for East Point – 2006-13
• Captain of East Point FNC Team of the Decade (2001-10)
• Kicked a total of 774 goals across 8 years with East Point at 5.8 goals per game
• Kicked 100 goals on three occasions – 2006 (148), 2007 (112) & 2013 (113)
• BFNL Team of Year Member on six occasions – 2006-09, 2012 & 2013
• BFNL Coach of the Year twice – 2012 & 2013
• VCFL Representative on two occasions – 2006 & 2007
• Xavier College 1st XVIII goalkicking record 15 goals in a game and 62 goals in an APS season (10 games)
• St Bernards VAFA A Grade leading goalkicker – 2002 & 2004
• St Bernards VAFA A Grade Premiership player - 2002
• VAFA Player of the year - 2002
• St Bernards VAFA Best & Fairest - 2004 (10 games)
• VAFA Best & Fairest “Woodrow Medal” Runner Pp - 2004 (10 games)
• WAFL East Fremantle Reserves Best & Fairest - 2005 (7 games)
• 2014 Essendon VFL Development Coach
• 2015 Essendon VFL Assistant Coach
• 2016-17 Essendon AFL Development Coach
• 2018 Essendon VFL Head Coach

PETER BROWN (NORTH BALLARAT FNC)
• Played with South Melbourne FC from 1971 to 1976 (78 games and 9 goals)
• Played with North Ballarat FC from 1977 to 1987 (185 games and 147 goals)
• Life Membership North Ballarat FC in 1989
• Ballarat Football League Interleague Player (23 games and 19 goals)
• 3-time State Interleague Champions in 1981, 1982 & 1983
• 7 Premierships with North Ballarat FC in 1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985 and 1986
• North Ballarat FC Best & Fairest in 1982
• North Ballarat FC Best & Fairest Runners Up in 1979 & 1981
• BFL Interleague representative
• Current ruck coach with North Ballarat City Senior group

The McDonald’s Ballarat Football Netball League is thrilled to have these six fantastic representatives of the league throughout the years as the newest Hall of Fame inductees, a fitting reward for their achievements throughout football, netball, coaching and administration. Congratulations also to Allan Abrams on your elevation to Legend status.