Resilience, Enthusiasm, Sacrifice, Purpose, Energy, Commitment & Togetherness.


Bonnyrigg White Eagles FC is one of the oldest and most respected football clubs in Australia, with a proud history spanning over fifty-two years. The club started life in 1968 as ‘Avala Sports Club’, founded by a group of Serbian immigrants who brought their unwavering passion for the game of football to Australia.

Today, our home ground and sports club covers over eight hectares in Bonnyrigg, NSW. The complex includes a main grass field and stadium, along with two additional grass training pitches.

BWE FC have won multiple NPL premierships and championships over the years and boast a long list of talented players who have honed their skills the club.

They include current Socceroo and Red Star Belgrade defender Milos Degenek, who worked his way through our youth system from an early age. Danny Vukovic is another with national team honors who began his career a White Eagle before moving onto the A-League and a career in Europe with KCR Genk in Belgium. Most recently, Luke Ivanovic signed his first professional contract at Sydney FC having come through his junior years at the White Eagles as well as taking his first senior steps as a 16-year old in the famous red jersey.

The culture at BWE FC is incredibly strong and has been built over many years. It is best demonstrated by the loyalty of our players across all age groups. Everyone from the staff, players and coaches to the leadership team follow a set of key values built around Resilience, Enthusiasm, Sacrifice, Purpose, Energy, Commitment and Togetherness.

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🥅 SAP 2022 Trial Dates 🥅

Please see below dates & times for the upcoming BWE FC SAP Trials @ Bonnyrigg SAP Field - opposite the sports club on Elizabeth Drive. Please arrive 45 minutes before your allocated time slot for registration.

Tuesday 26-10-2021
Under 9s - 5:00pm
Under 10s - 6:45pm

Thursday 28-10-2021
Under 9s - 5:00pm
Under 10s - 6:45pm

There will be no trials for U11s & U12s as teams are at capacity.

History with depth... Future with Strength

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🥅 BWE FC 2022 Youth Trials 🥅

Please see below Dates & Times for the upcoming Youth Trials @ Bonnyrigg Main Stadium, please arrive 45 minutes before your allocated time slot.

BWE FC are looking for the below players per age group:

U13s All Interested
U14s Strikers & Central Defenders
U15s Strikers
U16s All Interested
U18s Central Defenders

Monday 25th October
U13s 6-7.30pm
U16s 7.30-9pm

Tuesday 26th October
U14s 6-7.30pm
U15s 7.30-9pm

Wednesday 27th October
U13s 6-7.30pm
U16s 7.30-9pm

Thursday 28th October
U14s 6-7.30pm
U15s 7.30-9pm

Friday 29th October
U18s 7.30-9pm

Sunday 31st October
U16s 9am-10.30am
U18s 10.30am-12 pm

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⚽️BWE FC Coaching Development Within - Ratko U20s Coach ⚽️

Ratko Lovric has been at BWE FC for four years now and has progressed from the 15s to the u20s coach with in that period, making the move into senior football this year after a successful season with the u18s in 2021.

Ratko played NPL 1 with Manly United and started coaching fairly young at the grass roots level, where his love for development talent began.

Talking to Ratko on the 2022 season, he is positive that his players aren't to far away from first grade football and is expecting vastly improved performances, with a number of players transitioning from the u18s to senior football.

“we have a good crop of players who should be pushing first grade…we’ve recruited well and expect nothing less than finals football next season”
“I’ve enjoyed my time at Bonnyrigg, which for me is one of the biggest clubs in the country and an honour to be at”
“I’d like to thank the club for giving me the opportunity but in particular Dragan Pupovac, our head of football, who has really supported me, believed in me and helped me to get to where I am today, I owe a lot to him”

History with depth…. Future with Strength
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Bonnyrigg White Eagles FC would like to announce and welcome Steve Karavatakis as our 1st Grade Head Coach for 2022. Steve has a wealth of experience as a player and coach spanning almost 30 years, playing, and coaching at the highest level. Steve said ‘as a player, he and his team mates knew when they travelled to the Rigg to play against BWE FC they were in for a tough, physical game’ He plans on making the Rigg a fortress once again. Steve will be assisted by Franco Cosentino who also brings a wealth of knowledge to BWE. We are looking forward to a positive and attacking football style that Steve will bring to BWE as he did as a player. Welcome to the BWE Football Family again Steve & Franco.

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Did You Know - That all BWE FC fileds are grass fields not synthetic? Writes 'So, why do soccer players prefer grass over turf? The first and most important reason is because of injuries: Stress on the ACL and other joints increases by 45%. Also, other important factors like excessive heat, and unnatural bounce of the ball significantly affect the performance of the game on turf.'

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⚽️⚽️Youth Players Wanted⚽️⚽️

BWE have a few spots left in our NPL Youth Teams for 2022.

We have a few spots left for strikers, attackers and defenders for our U13s, U14s, U15s, U16s & U18s. If you are dedicated, hardworking and love the game of football please complete the link below:

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Youth Development

Youth development is a key part of BWE FC.

Our program is run by a team of experienced and passionate football coaches, under the guidance of Dragan Pupovac – our Head of Football. We pride ourselves on developing players from U9’s up, with a focus on building strong technical and tactical skills.

All of our young players are given a holistic understanding of football to help them gain the confidence they need to get to the next level.

The SAP program is led by Technical Director Leo Carle who possesses an A-License.

Our Youth Technical Director is Chris Keane who has a UEFA A License.

BWE FC has a clear pathway to the senior program which is run by First Grade Head Coach Steve Karavatakis and assisted by Franco Cosentino.

First Team

1. James Chronopoulos

2. Jack Kuipers

3. David Vrankovic

5. Goran Subara

9. Radovan Pavicevic

11. Asmir Kadric

15. Raymond Miller

18. Mun-So Gil

19. Aaron Peterson

22. Sam Gallaway

24. Nikola Krljar

Michael Figueira

Nikola Stegnjajic

Andrija Mandic

Sean Eve

Chris Fayers

Brandon Stojcevski

Zac Sfiligoi

Jarrad Wiley

Amaury Gauthier

George Medojevic

Maksim Jez

Alex Barbaro

Dragan Pupovac
Head of Football

Past Players

Milos Degenek   Danny Vukovic   Milan Blagojevic   Doug Utjesenovic   Bobby Despotovski   Gary Van Egmond   Paul Foster   Craig Foster   Tony Henderson   Stan Ackerley   Marshall Soper   Robert Wheatley   Greg Woodhouse   Ballamodou Conte   Glen Moss   Luke Ivanovic



  • NSW Premier League Championship (x4): 1992, 2001, 2013, 2015
  • NSW Premier League Premiership (x6): 1992, 1998, 1999, 2010, 2012, 2014
  • NSW Premier League Championship Runners Up (x6): 1997, 1998, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2012
  • NSW Premier League Premiership Runners Up (x4): 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005
  • NSW Premier League Club Championship (x3): 2005, 2010, 2012
  • NSW Super League Club Championship (x1): 2008
  • NSW Super League Championship (x3):1976, 1988, 2007
  • NSW Super League Premiership (x3): 1976, 1988, 2008
  • NSW Super League Premiership Runners Up (x1): 2007
  • NSW Division One Champions (x1): 1973


  • National Premier Leagues Cup Runners Up(x1): 2014
  • Ampol Cup Winners(x1): 1977
  • Waratah Cup (x2): 1992, 2004
  • Waratah Cup Runners Up(x1): 1991
  • Johnny Warren Cup Winners(x2): 2003, 2005
  • NSW Continental Tyres Cup Runners Up (x1): 2004
  • White Eagles Cup Runners Up(x1): 2012
  • Karadjordje Cup Winners (x4): 1992, 1993, 1995, 2000
  • Karadjodje Cup Runners-Up (x5): 1988, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1996


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For general enquiries, email:
Address: 618 Elizabeth Drive, Bonnyrigg NSW 2177