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Official name
Kew Bears Football Club

Known as
Kew Bears


Former name

Former name date

1912 (merged with North Kew in 2007)

Brown and gold

Associated clubs
Kew WFC; North Kew; Kew (Original)

Affiliation (Current)
Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA) 1949–2023

Affiliations (Historical)
Reporter District Football League (RDFL) 1912–1919; Victorian Junior Football Association (VJFA) 1920–1926; VFL Sub-District Football League (SUBD) 1927–1948

Home Ground
J.J. Higgins Reserve

Senior Premierships
VAFA B Section - 1953, 1966 (2 total); C Section - 1950, 1962, 1964, 1979 (4 total); Division One - 2015 (1 total); Division Two - 2014 (1 total); Division Three - 2013 (1 total)

Championships and Trophies
JN Woodrow Medal - John A. Fisher 1967 (1 total); GT Moore Medal - Noel F. Stokes 1957; V.R. Crowe 1966; D.J. Mullin 1969; W.K. Blay 1983; B.C. Burden 1988 (5 total); LS Zachariah Medal – A.N. Castle 1950; Joey M Busuttil 1986; Garry W. White 1993; Liam Kinsella 2016 (4 total)


Kew Bears

Football is not just about the winning of premierships ....... and the true value of a club such as Kew, which has proudly carried the district banner for well over a century, and whose players continue to take part in the game for intangible rather than fiscal rewards, can not be easily or objectively defined. All that can safely be observed is that if the game ever reaches a point where it is unable to sustain such clubs, it will be infinitely poorer for it.

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2023 Season (VAFA Division 1) Fixture


Kew Bears' 2023 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Kew Bears        vs Glen Eira          PAC Apr 15 (Sat, 6:40)  
2 A Kew Bears        vs UHS-VU          BRE Apr 22 (Sat, 2:00)  
3 A Kew Bears        vs Preston Bullants          WRR Apr 29 (Sat, 2:00)  
4 H Kew Bears        vs Ivanhoe           VIC May 6 (Sat, 2:00)  
5 H Kew Bears        vs West Brunswick Amateurs          VIC May 13 (Sat, 2:00)  
6 A Kew Bears        vs Peninsula OB          HMO May 20 (Sat, 2:00)  
7 H Kew Bears        vs Prahran Assumption          VIC May 27 (Sat, 2:00)  
8 H Kew Bears        vs UHS-VU          VIC Jun 3 (Sat, 2:00)  
9 A Kew Bears        vs Therry Penola           JPF Jun 17 (Sat, 2:00)  
10 H Kew Bears        vs Glen Eira          VIC Jun 24 (Sat, 2:00)  
11 A Kew Bears        vs Oakleigh Amateurs          SCA Jul 1 (Sat, 2:00)  
12 H Kew Bears        vs Preston Bullants          VIC Jul 8 (Sat, 2:00)  
13 A Kew Bears        vs Prahran Assumption          DWL Jul 22 (Sat, 2:00)  
14 H Kew Bears        vs Peninsula OB          VIC Jul 29 (Sat, 2:00)  
15 H Kew Bears        vs Therry Penola           VIC Aug 5 (Sat, 2:00)  
16 A Kew Bears        vs Ivanhoe           IVA Aug 12 (Sat, 2:00)  
17 H Kew Bears        vs Oakleigh Amateurs          VIC Aug 19 (Sat, 2:00)  
18 A Kew Bears        vs West Brunswick Amateurs          RAN Aug 26 (Sat, 2:00)  


* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.