The 1990’s created a tumultuous time for the Bullants and the VFA; Like all things with a good foundation however, they can be maintained and rebuilt with ease. It was in these times that a beneficial merger with an under 18’s team the Northern Knight was struck. The Bullants then rebranded to the Northern Bullants.
In 2002 an affiliation with Carlton FC was formed. This mutually beneficial affiliation saw the Bullants achieve multiple successful football seasons, especially with two consecutive Grand final appearances under the tutelage of current-day Carlton coach, David Teague. This affiliation later grew into a merger and the Bullants were rebranded into the ‘Northern Blues’. Some VFL champions then played for the Bullants in this time, such as Ahmed Saad, Kane lambert, Alex Johnson and Andre Gianfagna.
It is now that the Covid-19 pandemic has called a close to this merger between Carlton and Bullants. Now with nothing but the sturdy foundation to rebuild from, we have a unique opportunity to stand alone and are asking you to be a part of this rich history like the many before us.