Club History

CLUB HISTORY

This page provides a history of significant events that happen at Fernhill Junior Soccer Club:

2009   – Club renamed from Fernhill Junior Soccer Club to Fernhill Junior Football Club in line with direction of Football Australia. Old Logo upgraded to more modern logo with new name.

2008   – 302 Registered players, 4 Grand Final winning teams, Club receives major sponsorship from Hino Australia, with sponsorship also from Illawarra Hino Albion Park.

2007    – 211 Registerd players

2006    – 237 Registered players

2001    – Ground renamed to ‘Ray Robinson Field’ after a very special person who devoted much of his time to improve the ground over his 18 years with the senior club.

1998    – 148 Registered players, Club president: Rob Hunter

1966    – Club relocated from Pop Errington Park, (Fernhill) to Towradgi Park.


Fernhill u16’s – c1966

1964    – Club began preparing to move to a permanent home at Towradgi.

1960    – 13 Teams entered, issues encountered with the number of teams attempting to train play on one ground. Grounds at Fairy Meadow were used.

1957    – 7 Teams entered

1956    – 5 Teams entered


Fernhill u10’s 1956 – Photo and info supplied courtesy of Phil Orphin
“We were called the Mighty Midgets – unbeatable.
As we went to a game in the back of Mr Beattie’s truck we would sing:
Fernhill boys, Fernhill boys, Fernhill boys are we
We’re always up to mischief wherever we may be
Teachers say we’re lazy but they make a big mistake
Wherever you see a Fernhill boy he is always wide awake. Repeat until we got to the ground”

1955    – Fernhill Junior Soccer Club Inaugurated. A meeting was held to form the Junior Club. A donation of 10 pounds from the Senior Club launched the Juniors. 3 teams were entered, u10’s, u/12’s and u/14’s. U/10’s won the competition in their first year which drew many new players the following year.

1926    – Fernhill Soccer Club established, playing off ‘Pop Errington’ Park at Fernhill.

LIFE MEMBERS

NAMEYearKnown Roles (incomplete)
Vince MASTERS *Treasurer 1969
Mr K, COAD *President 1969
D PLEACE
Allan CARTER
C CRAM
E LEGGETT
Anthia GAUSDEN
Ann MILLER
Bill BOYCE
P DEGABRIELE
Neil KEMP
Mrs B MASTERS * Ladies Auxiliary Sec 1960, Secretary 1969
B HARRIS
Patricia RICHARDSON
Robert HUNTER1999President, 1998,99, 2007-2009
Andrew ANDERSON1999
Phillip ARMSTRONG1999
Michelle HUNTERSecretary 2007,2008
Eric WARDLE2004President 2006, V.President 2007
Sue WARDLE2004
Robert CORNWELL2005Junior V.President 2007
Andrew Muirhead2018
John Zuzic2018
Ed O’Donnell2018
Allyson Giustiniani2021
* Deceased