Football South Coast | A long and proud history
Football on the south coast of NSW reaches north to Helensburgh, south to Kiama, and west to the Southern Highlands. Football South Coast was established in 2008 as a unification of all football associations and governing bodies in the area.
Football in this region has a long and proud history with the Balgownie Rangers FC reported to be the oldest-running football club in Australia at 134 years old.
In addition to having the oldest football club in its ranks, FSC also boasts a huge number of professional ex-FSC players – since the 1950s, there have been 55 current and ex-Socceroos that began their football careers in the Illawarra, some of them have also gone on to established successful football careers in Europe.
The Illawarra is undoubtedly a great place for young, ambitious players to start out in football, with their junior programs acknowledged by Football NSW Technical Director and former Soccerro Alex Tobin as “one of the most comprehensive and are of the highest quality in the state.”
FSC has established a number of inclusive programs including the All Ages All Abilities program for those with special needs which is the first of its kind in the region.
The Southern Expansion team recently visited young FSC players over the school holidays and you can see photos of the visit on our community page.