The following playing strips have been worn by the Bentleigh Football Netball Club.
The current Bentleigh club jumper consists of a red V-neck on a navy blue background, with the SFNL logo on the front as well. 

The current Bentleigh dress has a red V neck on a prodimantly white background.
Throughout its history, Bentleigh has had different guernsey designs, as follows:

Bentleigh Dragons

1965-1977

The founding committee of the club chose the green and gold vertical striped jumper because most other traditional type colours and designs were already in use by other clubs so they chose green and gold because they were the Australian sports colours.

Long sleeve jumper

1965-1977

The Bentleigh Dragons wore a guernsey of green and yellow vertical stripes. The all yellow jumper, with the three green vertical stripes is the iconic to the clubs history. 

As it was back in the 60s the jumper was framed with a collar that matched the teams colours, paired with yellow, green and white socks.

Change of stripes

1978-1992

In 1978 the club revised it's classic striped jumper to create a more modern look and carry the Bentleigh image through the 80s. This included thinner stripes to act as borders for the three main stripes. The club also revised the shorts and socks design to reflect the new look jumper.

New wings for Bentleigh

1993-1994

This " West Coast Eagles" type design was adopted when the club joined the newly formed Southern Football League. The home shorts were a dark green, the same as on the jumper and the socks were the same dark green with a gold roll at the top.

Bentleigh Demons

1995-1999

The red and blue Melbourne design jumper was adopted as the club wanted to strengthen its ties with the former Bentleigh Federal League club. 

VAFA bound

2000-2010 (Various Sponsors Displayed)

In 2000 we saw the red and navy blue jumper that the club is most associated with make its way to the Victorian Amateur Football Association. 

In its time in the VAFA the club won only three grand finals (U19’s 2004, Seniors and Reserves 2009 ) and this tally should have been larger considering its talented playing stocks. 

VAFA bound cont.

2000-2010

The current Bentleigh club jumper consists of a red V-neck on a navy blue background, with the SFNL logo on the front as well. 

It is paired with a "retro" inspired home strip of royal blue with a red yoke with blue shorts.

New jumper sponsors

2007-2010

In 2007 we saw the Bentleigh Football Club jumpers feature the Westpac bank logo featured on the Left breast of all BFC Guernseys.

Back to the Southern league

2011-2012

At the end of 2010 the club entered into discussions with the Southern Football League regarding re-joining their competition in 2011. After much fact finding, and various meetings with players, committee, supporters, Bentleigh Juniors representatives and officials of the SFL it was decided overwhelmingly to re-join the SFL and play in Division 2 of their 3 Division competition.

Away strip

2012-

The 2012 Away strip was copied from the Melbourne AFL away strip. The Senior side played in the 2011 SFL DIV 2 Grand Final against Highett whose colours were also red and blue. As Highett finished higher on the ladder than Bentleigh, the club had to wear an alternate strip for the match. Thanks to the Melbourne F.C. Bentleigh was able to wear a set of their away strip jumpers for the Grand Final. The design proved to be popular with members so was chosen by the members as the club's away strip for 2012. Three complete sets of the new jumpers were donated to the club by one of its loyal sponsors, "The Bayside Companion Dog Training School". These jumpers are still in use by the club.

Netball polo

2012

A key moment in the club’s history came in 2012 when Bentleigh fielded a women’s netball side for the first time. Eventually three netball sides competed in the SFNL and added another dimension to Bentleigh.

Netball dress

2013-2014

The top and skirt are prodominatly navy blue to emphasise the new age Bentleigh that comes with the Netball teams, while still featuring traditional elements and colours of the club.

This design uses the club colours to pay homage to the new connection with female athletes and their evolution over time.

New SFL unifrom partners 

2013-2014

The 2016 season was a landmark year for the club with both firsts and reserves teams reaching the Division 1 Grand Finals. The reserves had a resounding win in their play-off against Dingley, but the seniors were overwhelmed by a perennially strong Dingley combination. Nevertheless, it was the first time a Bentleigh side had reached a Division 1 SFL Grand Final.

Netball Dress

2015-2017

Features a modinized version of the classic V design from the football playing jumper and classic white piping on the jumper and on playing shorts.

This uniform has a classic, yet modern style and is a kit netballers can be proud of.

New SFNL logo

2015-2019

Until recently it was known as the Southern Football League (SFL), but in a historic move it has now officially become the Southern Football Netball League (SFNL). The SFNL are the first metropolitan football league in Melbourne to incorporate netball in its name.

Long sleeve jumper

2015-

The Southern Football Netball League was officially unveiled at the Season Launch on Saturday 11 April at Trevor Barker Oval. Guests included Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, Netball Victoria CEO Michelle Plane, beyondblue CEO Georgie Harman and St Kilda Football Club CEO Matt Finnis.

Womens football jumper

2015-2019

In another groundbreaking move Bentleigh fielded a women’s football side for the first time in 2017 and women’s football has expanded significantly since that date. 

Netball Dress

2017-2019

Bentleigh Football Netball Club entered 3 well rounded netball teams again for the 2019 season and welcomes an experienced and knowledgeable new Head Coach, Steph Clegg. 

ANZAC Day Jumper

2017- (Only worn during the ANZAC day round)

Both Cheltenham and Bentleigh wear specially designed commemorative ANZAC Appeal jumpers for their annual ANZAC Round clash.

Decorated with the image of the ANZACS making their way across a stretch of land at the bottom, and a sky gradient that blends into the classic navy blue of the bentleigh jumper.

Pride Round Jumper

2019- (Only worn during pride round)

The use of solid colours only, clean, sharp lines and no gradients help to give the jumper a more traditional, professional and simple look.

tThe sharp and consistent pattern of the jumper encourages the colours to flow seemlessly with the design of the jumper, without making the jumper appear "busy".

The womens jumpers were sponsored by Suez and their logo was located on the back of the jumper below the playing number.

Pride round jumper

2019- (Only worn during pride round)

The use of solid colours only, clean, sharp lines and no gradients help to give the jumper a more traditional, professional and simple look.

tThe sharp and consistent pattern of the jumper encourages the colours to flow seemlessly with the design of the jumper, without making the jumper appear "busy".

The men's jumpers were sponsored by the St.Kilda Football Club.

Pride round bib

2019- (Only worn during pride round)

A reflection of the clubs pride jumper in the bib is used to demonstrate the wide spread message and value of acceptance amongst our community.

The sharp and consistent pattern of the jumper encourages the colours to flow seemlessly with the design of the jumper, without making the jumper appear "busy".

League jumper sponsor

2020-

The Bendigo Bank logo was added to all SFNL Football and Netball team uniforms. The club, with its excellent playing and social facilities provides an excellent community environment for people to be associated with both in a sporting and business sense. Bentleigh’s short and long-term goals centre on success on the field and maintaining viability as a club where current, past and future players, officials and supporters feel welcome.

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