In 2016 the BJFC’s home games will be played at Gillon Oval (Pearson St, Brunswick), Clifton Park (Victoria St, Brunswick) and Ransford Oval (Park St, Parkville). 

In 2015, with the support of Moreland Council, goal posts were erected at Clifton Park. In 2016 we have been lucky enough to secure the use of Ransford Oval for training and matches. 

Gillon Oval

Entry at Pearson Street, Brunswick – Melways Map 29E6 (map available HERE).

Alexander George ‘Alex’ (or ‘Alec’) Gillon (23 December 1909–25 August 2007) was a civic and sporting administrator. He was most notable as the longest-serving president of the Victorian Football Association, and as a mayor of the City of Brunswick. For his services to the Brunswick Football Club and the Brunswick Council, the Brunswick Football Ground was renamed the A. G. Gillon Oval in his honour in early 1976. 

Brunswick Football Club was an AFL club which played in the Victorian Football Association (VFA) from 1897 until 1991. Based in Brunswick for most of their time in the Association they were known as the Magpies, and wore black and white guernseys. In its final two seasons in the VFA, the club was known as Brunswick-Broadmeadows.

Go to the Scorceboard Pressure website to find out more about the history of the ground and to see some great photos of Gillon.