The Broome Bulls are an Aussie Rules Football Team that play in the West Kimberley Football League (WKFL). They were formed in 1949 (Originally as the Meatworks Football Club) and then became the Broome Bulls Football Club in 1995 after the Meatworks closed its doors in 1994.
The club has had a rich history both on and off the field. In the early days of the Meatworks the team was made up predominately from workers at the local meatworks site plus tradesmen. Even after they changed to the Bulls they still maintained their "workers" tradition with most of the team made up of tradies, apprentices labourers and service workers. They also have a tradition of picking up any passing tourists keen to have a kick, these guys, usually only in Broome for a couple of months, would extend their holiday to run out the end of the season so that they could stay with the team, this usually means that the Bulls lose 10-15 players each year. Even with such a high turnover of players due to the transient nature of Broome and its workers, the club has been very successful, winning a total of 14 Premierships (including 2 three-in-a-row's 62,63,64 & 97,98,99).
First game: Sunday 17 July 1949 between the Towns team and Meatworks in a practice game.
First game: The final score was Town 4:8 (32 points), Meatworks 3:3 (21 points). Nick Hansen (Meatworks) played strongly for the greater portion of the game. 'Mr Adlam, who had charge of the whistle, did a very satisfactory job'.
First Captain: Arthur Shackleton
Premierships: (14): 1950, 1954, 1957, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1970, 1982, 1989,1995,1997,1998, 1999, 2001.
WKFA Fairest and Best Winners: 1982 Ron Foy, 1997 Chad McElroy, 1998 Clem Rodney, 2012 Ben Saunders , 2014 Hayden McCleod, 2016 Hayden McCleod
Hall of Fame: Don 'Billy Bunter' Entwhistle, Peter Talman, Mick Hansen, Lenny Molan, Doug Stewart, Norm Back, Greg Fiorenza, Bob Noble, Ross Highway, Gavin Greaves.
Len Molan kicked 16 goals in the Grand Final of 1950 when they defeated Towns by 22 goals and also beat Towns in the 1954 Grand Final by 10 goals. Meatworks have always been renowned for their muscle, vigour and determination. Jamie Finley played for Perth in 1995 at full back. In 1998, Shaun (Muddy) Waters kicked 22 goals in a fixtured game against Bidyadanga. This is an all time record tally for this Association.
Meatworks Life Members: Peter Fitzmaurice, Ross and Carol Highway, Graeme McKenzie, Alfie Court, Darren Banfield and Tony Hart (also President of Bulls Football Club in 1998), Jamie Findlay, Paul Taylor.
|CAPTAIN||SECRETARY||PRESIDENT||VICE PRESIDENT||BEST & FAIREST||BEST CLUBMAN||Ladder Position|
|1980||Carol Highway||Ronnie Foy|
|1982||Greg Fiorenza||Greg Fiorenza||Carol Highway||1st|
|1983||Alf Court||Carol Highway||Alf Court||3rd|
|1984||Bob Ferguson||Carol Highway|
|1985||NO TEAM DUE TO NO NUMBERS|
|1986||Wayne Fowler||Carol Highway||Ross Highway||Carol Highway||4th|
|1987||Ross Glrisich||Carol Highway||Ross Highway|
|1988||Ross Glrisich||Gary Mills|
|1989||Tim Price||Peter Fitzmaurice||1st|
|1990||Allan Douglas||Craig Collins||Peter Fitzmaurice|
|1991||Allan Douglas||Rob Banfield||Peter Fitzmaurice|
|1992||Bob Green||Rob Banfield||Harold Tracey||Steve Hubbard|
|1993||Bob Green||Rob banfield||Bernadette Malatsky||Ian Gower||Gavin Greaves||3rd|
|1994||John Webb/Andy Mcrae||Daryl Brown||Marika Griffiths||Lou Mittee||Brett Hall||5th|
|1995||David Bushall||Rotating Captains||Tracey Rushford||Graham Glasson||Jamie Findlay/Chad McElroy||Gary Burton||1st|
|1996||Brent Hansen||Paul Cruikshank||Sue Watts||Bud Watts||ClintRenfrey||Tony Hart||3rd|
|1997||David Bushall||Jamie Findlay||Rod Stone||Jamie Findlay||1st|
|1998||Rod Stone||Jamie Findlay||Jacki Piper||Tony Hart||Clem Rodney||1st|
|1999||Rod Stone/Ray Briggs||Jamie Findlay||Wes Hardiman||Geoff Hamill||Jamie Findlay||1st|
|2000||Marcus Ritchie||Jamie Findlay||Joanna Wellburn||Rob Clarke||Jamie Findlay**||Gary Burton||2nd|
|2001||Marcus Ritchie||Jamie Findlay||Nikki Mercer||Paul Mercer / Rob Clarke||Steve Valli||Bruce Wolfe||1st|
|2002||Kurt||Brendon Bernhardt||Nikki Mercer||Harold Tracey||Brendan Bernhardt||Narelle Bernhardt||5th|
|2003||Peter Marshall||Hall/Marcus Ritchie||Jamie Findlay||Tony Hart||Clint Hutchinson||Jamie Findlay**||4th|
|2004||Jamie Findlay||Steven Thompson||Clare Cowen||Tony Hart||Steven Thompsn||Paul Taylor||3rd|
|2005||Mick Hick||Steven Thompson||Clare Cowen||Tony Hart||Steven Thompsn||Paul Taylor||2nd|
|2006||Mick Hick||Steven Thompson||Tracey Bevan||Paul Taylor||Josh Mongoo / Simon Appleby||Mark Chadwick||3rd|
|2007||Tom Power||Mark Chadwick / Dane Johnston||Louise Mattaboni||Tim Martin||Damon Pavlinovich||Steve Thompson||7th|
|2008||Jeff Hall||Steven Thompson||Roslyn Martin||Tony Hart||Jeff Johnson||Roslyn Martin||4th|
|2009||Mike Fountain||Jamie Stewart||Roslyn Martin||Tony Hart||Ben Croy||Steve Thompson||8th|
|2010||Mike Fountain||Jamie Stewart||Shaz Ellies||Tony Hart||Jamie Stewart||Tom Ellies||7th|
|2011||Mike Fountain||Jamie Stewart||Carla Rudd||Tony Hart||Simone Fountain||Jamie Stewart||Jeremy Hall||6th|
|2012||Tim Richter||Tim Richter||Carla Rudd||Wes Green||Jeremy Hall||Ban Saunders||Denise Bardill||5th|
|2013||Rob Wilson||Tim Richter||Jeremy Hall||Wes Green||Paul Taylor||Hayden McLeod||Grant Hall||6th|
|2014||Darren Muir||Hayden McLeod/Sam Lapporta||Jeremy Hall||Wes Green||Paul Taylor||Hayden McLeod||Nicole Rendall||6th|
|2015||Ben Sarsfield||Hayden McLeod||Jeremy Hall||Wes Green||Paul Taylor||Hayden McLeod||Tim Crawford||6th|
|2016||Ben Sarsfield||Hayden McLeod||Jeremy Hall||Wes Green||Patrick Lelivevr||Hayden McLeod||Paul Taylor||3rd|
|LEAGUE BEST AND FAIREST||
|1986||Ross Highway made life member|
|1987||Alf Court made Life Member|
|1988||Carol Highway made life member|
|1989||Brad Tollentino "Best On Ground Trohphy in GF"|
|1990||Rob Banfield ABC footballer of the year|
|1993||Paul Mercer and Gary Burton Made Life Members|
|1995||Became the Bulls. Jamie Findlay Father McMahon medal|
|1997||Chad McElroy||jamie findlay Father McMahon Medal. Shaun Waters Leading Goal Kicking|
|1998||Clem Rodney||Mark Bushell Father Mcmahon Medal. Shaun Waters Leading Goal Kicking|
|1999||Warrick Roe Father Mcmahon Medal. Bulls beat towns in 50th anniversary Shaun Waters Leading Goal Kicking|
|2000||Shaun Waters Leading Goal Kicking|
|2001||Tyrone Garstone ABC footballer of year|
|2006||Dan Liaros leading WKFA goal kicking. Jamie Findlay and Les Rodgers made life members|
|2012||Ben Saunders||Paul Taylor Inducted as Life Member|
|2014||Hayden McLeod||Hayden McLeod won the WKFL Best and Fairest|
|2016||Hayden McLeod||Hayden McLeod won the WKFL Best and Fairest|