Welcome to OBFC.
The Old Barker Football Club invites all recent Barker College school leavers, men and women to continue to play sport. Last year BOBSFC had a very successful year for all of its teams, and we are looking to attract more players to the club.
A bit about the club
Old Barker Football Club (OBFC) was founded in 1991. The club was until recently known as barker Old Boys Football Club or BOB's and only officially changed its name in 2014 to reflect the continued participation of Women as integral members of the club. The club's formation was driven by Jeremy hook, the former Barker College School captain of 1988, who rallied a number of alumni to leave the local teams they had been playing for and join in together under the OBFC banner. The club started as a single team in the bottom division for the Ku- Ring-Gai District Soccer Association (KDSA) and over a period of 5 years grew into a 4 team club with over 60 members, playing in the top division (Premier League) of the KDSA and winning two premierships within those first 5 years.
Moving forward nearly twenty years, the club fields 7 teams with over 100 members and a strong growth profile. In men's all age the club has squads in the recently renamed Northern Suburbs Football Association (NSFA) Premier League, Division 5 and Division 6. In 2012 the club welcomed its inaugural women's team who currently compete in division three of the womens all age NSFA competition. Reflecting the strength of the world game at Barker and the inspirational leadership of Craig Harris in the 1980's- the player base spans over 18 years with players from many years well represented across the club.
OBFC competes broadly across the NSFA competition. We have six teams in the men's all age competition and one women's team in NSFA Division 3. We encourage fair play across all divisions of play and our teams are regularly recognised as the best and fairest team in their competitions, as voted by the Ku-Ring-Gai District Football Referee Association's (KDFRA) referees.
For the more competitive footballer we compete at the highest level in the NSFA with a premier league squad that trains twice a week. Although we foster the most relaxed approach towards our football of all Premier League teams, selection for this squad is meritocratic and will reflect your individual football skill and fitness.
We have a Division 5 and Division 6 squad which each have their own first and reserves team. These teams are encouraged to attend training but this is an optional opportunity and any of our players enjoy a socially competitive hit out on the weekend. The club supports players of all skillsets and endeavours to find a football team that aligns well with each players values.
Looking to the future we hope to attain promotion for our Division 5 squad into Division 4 and introduce an over 35's team.
We currently have one women's team that participates in NSFA's Division 3. We are always interested in growing player numbers and anticipate that in the next few years we can have two or even three women's teams in competition.Training is not compulsory and we mix training for the women's team with men's all age Division 5 and 6. This has provided a fantastic opportunity for the clubs women who on a regular basis outshine the men at trainings.
OBFC prides itself on maintaining a socially competitive approach to our members involvement in football. We maintain an open culture that encourages the social football development of all club participants. Although we maintain a close association with Barker College and act as an Alumni club, we welcome like minded people from all backgrounds interested in playing football and meeting a terrific group od men and women. We have a broad player bas with around a 50/50 split between ex-Barker and non-Barker players and currently enjoy member participation from international recruits relocated from Catalonia (Spain), UK and Holland.
The positive attitude and welcoming culture that we foster at OBFC has been steady growth in the participation base of the club's membership.
We have three tiers of club membership. These are designed to accommodate the different life stages of our members to encourage participation across all ages, as well as strengthen our association with Barker Alumni's.
WORKER | $390
A worker is defined as anyone who is not a University of TAFE student.
STUDENT | $320
This membership tier is for any current University or TAFE student who did not attend Barker College.
ALUMNI STUDENT | $290
This membership tier is for Barker Alumni's currently studying at University or TAFE.
Additional Fee Disclosures. The fees above represent the fees associated with club registration for the 2017 season. They may not be reflective of costs in future years. OBFC provides playing kits but retains ownership of these kits, which are to be returned at the end of the season. Kit socks are not included and will need to be purchased separately. Participation in club social activities or personal OBFC branded merchandise is not included in the registration fee.
Please refer to our Facebook page below for details on pre-season training and trial matches. Alternatively call or email me to find out a bit more about the club.
President – Barker Old Boys Football Club
0400 419 253