after the 1996 football season, when Balmoral and Douglas Harrow Miga Lake merged
Horsham and District Football League (H&DFL) since 1997
Blue and white
1999, 2002, 2004, 2007 (4 total)
Since emerging out of the marriage of the Balmoral and Douglas Harrow Miga Lake Football Clubs in 1996 Harrow Balmoral has enjoyed more senior grade premiership success than any other club in the Horsham and District Football League. The ‘Roos first reached the grand final in 1999, their third season, when they overcame Kalkee by the narrowest of margins, 6.10 (46) to 6.9 (45). In both 2000 and 2001 Harrow Balmoral finished third and then in 2002 the side claimed its second senior grade premiership with a 14.8 (92) to 13.7 (85) grand final defeat of Rupanyup.
The 2003 season brought another grand final appearance but the ‘Roos lost narrowly to Swifts. A year later, however, they made amends with a comprehensive 13.9 (87) to 6.3 (39) grand final demolition of Laharum. Since 2004 the side has contested another two senior grade grand finals, losing to Pimpinio in 2006, and accounting for Kalkee the following year by 41 points, 16.13 (109) to 11.2 (68). In 2008 the ‘Roos reached the preliminary final, where they lost to Laharum by 27 points. There was nevertheless some cause for celebration at the club as the under seventeens went top.
John Devaney - Full Points Publications