The Barmera Monash Football Club is more like a community club than a footy club, catering for locals and visitors alike.
The Bistro has evening meals from Wednesday through to Saturday and Sunday lunch. A full a la carte menu plus daily Chef specials.
The Club offers good value quality meals and for the children, a purpose built kids room with play equipment and movies.
Our balcony is pet friendly.
So whether it's a flutter on the pokies, a cold beer, a relaxing coffee or a great value meal, the Barmera Monash Football Club is the place to be!
Originally known as the Pelicans, Barmera Monash had to endure a long wait before first procuring a senior grade flag. The club was formed in 1957 when Upper Murray Football League rivals Barmera and Monash merged. Until 1972 the resultant club continued in the UMFL, contesting a total of four grand finals without success. It ought really to have broken its drought in 1962 but somehow conspired to draw its grand final clash with Loxton, despite managing 30 scoring shots to 20. In the replay it again amassed more scoring shots than the opposition (19 to 17) but went down by 33 points.
The 1972 season saw Barmera Monash lining up in the Northern Riverina Football League, but the side’s ill luck in grand finals continued with losses in 1973, 1976, 1980, 1981 and 1982. Finally, at the tenth time of asking, the side broke through for its long overdue first flag when it overcame Renmark by 11 points in the premiership decider of 1983. Clearly relishing the experience, the ‘Roos as they were by this time rather mundanely known went on to triumph in five out of the next six grand finals. However, the past couple of decades have yielded no further flags, with a trio of losing grand finals in 1995, 1999 and 2001 the closest the side has come.
The ‘Roos were highly competitive in 2008 but bowed out of premiership contention with a 5 point preliminary final loss to Renmark. They reached the Grand Final in 2010 losing to Berri by 40 points.
Finally in 2012 the drought was broken after a 9 point triumph over Waikerie.
A book has been published to commemorate the centenary of the Barmera Monash Football Club in 2020. It covers 100 years of the club's participation in the Upper Murray/Riverland Football League competition. Call us on (08) 8588 2025 to order your copy.