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Bendigo Pioneers
Full name Bendigo Pioneers Football Club
Nickname(s) Pios
Strip Navy Blue, Sky Blue, White, Yellow
Founded 1993
Sport Australian rules football
League TAC Cup
First season 1993
Ground Golden Square Football Ground
Club Song ?
President ?
Coach Mark Ellis
2006 9th of 12

The Bendigo Pioneers are an Australian rules football team in a Victorian under 18s league called the TAC Cup.

They have produced some of the elite players in the league, including Nick Dal Santo and former AFL Rising Star Joel Selwood.

Bendigo player Grant Ford was selected in the 2007 TAC Team of the Year.

Kallen Geary etched his name into Bendigo Pioneers Football Club history as winner of the Neville Strauch Memorial club champion award for 2008.The wingman joined his brother, Jarryn, as a Pioneers’ best and fairest winner.

Leading votes for the Neville Strauch Memorial club champion award:51 Kallen Geary, 45 Torin Petrie, 39 Rhys Healey, 34 Lee Coghlan, 22 Jordan Florance, 19 Jake Hall, 13 Ryan Gillingham, 12 Dustin Martin, 11 Shane Page, 10 Sam Irwin-Hill.

The Bendigo Pioneers award winners for 2008:Most improved: Lee Coghlan.

Best team player: Lee Coghlan.

Coaches’ award: Torin Petrie.

Most disciplined: Damon Byrne.

Trainers’ award: Julian Lockwood.

Goalkicking: Rhys Healey, 25.

Most defining moment: Jordan Florance.

John Turner Memorial Best Clubman award: Ken Gilbee.

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