The Northern Bullants and the Northern Suburbs have a deep rooted connection through past players, supporters, staff and the community. It’s through this connection that the lifeblood of the club has been kept alive. The Bullants have persevered through many struggles and due to the passion of its community it has survived once again.
The Ants were officially formed in 1885 however our history dates back to 1882. In the early days the Bullants were quite successful claiming 5 VJFA premierships. It was in 1926 where the Bullants joined the VFA as a standalone club. The “Bullants” name was then adopted in 1930 due to their ‘swarming’ playing style.
The bullants through the years built its success on the backs of many legendary players including Carlton’s first brownlow medalist, Bert Deacon, Hawthorn premiership coach, Alan Joyce, Collingwood captain/Bullants Hall of Fame inductee, Ray Shaw and widely known Roy Cazaly. All players including these legends, supporters, staff and the community created the sturdy foundations that continue to be built upon to this day, foundations which allowed the club to enjoy six VFA premierships