We take you through the journey of Swinburne FC from its inception to the most recent trophies.
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The original Swinburne Soccer Club was formed
The original Swinburne Soccer Club was formed in 1978 and the club had many successful years until the club was forced to fold in the late 90’s.
Club Re-forms and the club enters VicSoccer
In 2003, past players and current Swinburne students re-formed the club committee and two men’s teams were formed and the club joined the Amateur Soccer Federation of Victoria (VicSoccer) with a Senior’s and Reserve’s team.
Our home ground was set up at Markham Reserve in Ashburton.
Introduction of a Women's Team
The following year the club moved to better (and closer) facilities at Fritsch Holzer Park in Camberwell, and entered a women’s team into the VicSoccer women’s league. Unfortunately the women’s competition was abolished by the league the following year however the men’s teams continued to grow.
Howard Dawson Reserve becomes home
In 2006 the club expanded again and relocated to bigger and better facilities at its current home of Howard Dawson Reserve in Glen Iris. The following year the women’s team was re-established and entered into the Football Federation of Victoria.
In 2012 the Women’s team won the first Championship trophy for Swinburne FC in the modern era.
Mens enter the FFV State Leagues
The Men’s team make the transfer from VicSoccer to the Football Federation of Victoria (FFV).
Mens enter the Metropolitan Leagues
After the collapse of the majority of the playing group from 2018, Swinburne FC make the move into the Metropolitan leagues starting a new era for the club as games were moved to Sundays.
Senior Men secure the Metro 5 Championship
Swinburne FC’s Senior Men win the Metro 5 South-East division after finishing on top of the table with 16 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. Scoring an impressive 83 goals in 18 league matches. The then went on to win the Metro 5 Grand Final, knocking off Fawkner Soccer Club 2-0 to be crowned champions of Metro 5.
The Men's Double
Swinburne FC’s 1st and 2nds both finished top of the table in their respective Metropolitan 4 and 7 South-East divisions making it the first time in the club’s history that both the Senior Men and the Reserves had won the league in the same season.