Blog And Discussion

Historic Balmain Tigers Face Extinction Unless $250m Plan Can Save Them

BALMAIN Tigers are on the verge of collapse. The Daily Telegraph can reveal that Balmain, who have won 11 first grade premierships, will die unless a $250 million redevelopment of the club's licenced premises in Rozelle is approved early next year. Rejection of the proposal would threaten Balmain's 50 per cent share in the Wests Tigers joint venture and also leave 3000 junior players through ... read more>

Balmain Great Paul Sironen Fears For Future Of Leichhardt Oval Unless Development Proposal Goes Ahead

Leichhardt mayor Darcy Byrne says the current proposal to rebuild Balmain Leagues Club would have no impact on keeping Wests Tigers at Leichhardt Oval. Balmain great Paul Sironen on Monday handed nearly 5,000 submissions to the NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure in support of bringing the leagues club back to its Rozelle base. Sironen said the development was crucial to saving rugby ... read more>

Message From The Chairman

Dear Members, Last week saw the final interment of Balmain Leagues Club Ltd (Subject to DOCA) (BLC). At two separate General Meetings of the members of BLC and Wests Ashfield Leagues Club (WAL), an amalgamation proposal was put up for approval.  The outcome of these two meetings guarantees the future of Balmain Tigers Rugby League Football Club (BTRLFC), its brand and its legacy. The fir ... read more>

Tigers Update

It is with deep regret that I inform you that TIGERS Five Dock was closed down this morning as instructed by the appointed Administrator.  Put simply, Five Dock is not financially viable enough for the Administrator to continue to trade. TIGERS Sydney Markets will continue to operate as per normal whilst amalgamation discussions take place. Work will commence with Canada Bay Council to h ... read more>


Leichhardt Council’s new proposal for historic Balmain Leagues Club site dismissed by Club Directors as unviable and not based on reality An “independent” study into the site of the historic Balmain Leagues Club, commissioned by Leichhardt Council, fails completely to take into account the commercial realities facing the Balmain Tigers nor the chequered-history of the block. Talking o ... read more>

Two New Directors Join Tigers Board

Balmain Tigers are pleased to welcome two new members of the Board of Directors. Mr John Chalk and Mr Gary Thomson have been appointed to the Balmain Tigers Board of Directors. A former Balmain Tigers, Wests Tigers, NSWRL and ARL chairman, Mr Chalk brings with him a decades of experience in rugby league administration and a strong passion for the Tigers club. He currently holds the position ... read more>


PRESS RELEASE Balmain Tigers face being placed in voluntary administration following local Council’s decision to rezone historic clubhouse site One of Australia’s most famous sporting clubs, the Balmain Tigers, faces the real prospect of being placed into voluntary administration within weeks because of a decision by Leichhardt Council to rezone the site of the club’s historic home on V ... read more>


BALMAIN LEAGUES CLUB LTD & HEWORTH PTY LTD 12 September, 2018 The financial agreement struck today between Heworth and Balmain Leagues Club Ltd is a demonstration of both parties’ commitment towards bringing the Balmain Tigers back to Rozelle. Heworth, which has plans to develop the old Balmain Leagues Club site on Victoria Road, Rozelle, has contributed a significant cash injection ... read more>

PRESS RELEASE - Balmain Leagues Club

TIGERS CALL ON COUNCIL TO BACK DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION Balmain Leagues Club has today called on Leichhardt Council to support the development application (DA) that will be lodged this Friday for the Tigers Rozelle site to help secure the future of the historic Club. Developer, Mr Ian Wright, will submit a development application to Leichhardt Council to develop the currently derelict site th ... read more>

Chairman's Update

Dear Fellow Balmain Leagues Club Members, The development of Balmain Leagues Club's Rozelle site continues to be of great interest to our members as well as the general public. I have previously informed members about the impending sale of this important "gateway" precinct to Grand Rozelle Pty Ltd.  Balmain Tigers were informed on Tuesday afternoon (March 27th) that the purchase had been se ... read more>