Club Information

History of the Alstonville & District Football Club

Club History

Alstonville Soccer Club was formed in 1987 from the amalgamation of the Alstonville Junior Soccer Club (formed in 1972) and Alstonvilla Senior Soccer Club (formed in 1980).

The Alstonville Junior Soccer Club fielded its first team in 1972, with an Under 8's team yet their ages ranged from 4 to 8 years. So they played in this division for some years before progressing to the Under 9's group. This team trained at Geoff Watt oval.

The Alstonville Senior Soccer Club was formed in 1980.

The Senior and Junior Soccer Clubs operated separately until 1987 when amalgamation occurred, to form the Alstonville Soccer Club. The meeting was held at the Bowling Club on 17th November 1987. After much dialogue, the Alstonville Soccer Club was born.

In 2006 the name of the club was formerly changed to the Alstonville & District Football Club.

Growth: (the club continues to grow)

1983 - 15 junior teams
1994 - 27 junior teams + 4 senior teams
2003 - 43 junior teams + 6 senior teams
2010 - 46 junior teams + 7 senior teams
2011 - 49 junior teams + 8 senior teams (615 players)

Playing Fields

Games were first played at Geoff Watt oval but as the club grew in the early 80's some training and games took place at Alstonville Primary School, the Showground, the current TAFE site at Wollongbar, an area east of the current Telstra building in Alstonville and at Crawford Park.

Grounds were shared with the Hockey and Rugby League clubs and increased numbers within all clubs placed preasure on local sporting grounds. The club then asked Ballina Shire Council to make ground allocations for soccer. Currently the club plays on fields located at Geoff Watt oval and Crawford Park. The rugby league club is no longer running in Alstonville and hockey is played at Gap Road fields.

Uniform Colours

The original playing strip was red and white but later changed to "red with black stripe". At one stage, it was red with black sleeves and trim when fabric became unavailable. In 1994, the decision was made to change back to the popular red with black strip for all age divisions.

Annual August Carnival

In 1975, Alstonville Soccer Club organised the district's first soccer carnival. Two carnivals (odd and even ages) were held each season until 1989 when all ages played on the same day. This event still continues, on the first Sunday in August - being a great fundraiser and a great day for families to watch games between approx. 100 soccer teams.

Newsletter

In 1988 the first Issue of "The SWEEPER" magazine was produced to inform the Alstonville soccer community of the fortnightly events within the club and competitions.

Currently we publish a Newsletter (still called the sweeper) that continues to keep the local soccer players, families and patrons informed about the success and organisation of our wonderful club.

It also shows the support for the club from the many generous sponsors.


Field Status

 

CP1

OPEN

CP2

OPEN

GW2

OPEN

GW3

OPEN

GW4,5

OPEN

Updated: 3:30pm Mon 18th July 2016

This Weeks Roster

PACKUP

Last team on each field packs up!

SETUP

Fri 22 Jul

5:00PM

CP1

16 Redbacks

Fri 22 Jul

5:00PM

CP2

12 Angels

Sat 23 Jul

8:00AM

CP1

16 Scorpians

Sat 23 Jul

8:00AM

CP2

15 Bombers

Sat 23 Jul

8:00AM

GW

10 Butterflies

Sat 23 Jul

8:00AM

GW

9 Barracudas

Sat 23 Jul

10:10AM

GW3

12 Lightning

Sun 24 Jul

9:00AM

CP1

12 Spirit

CANTEEN (click here for times)

Fri 22 Jul

 

CP

16 Redbacks

Fri 22 Jul

 

CP

14 Warriors

Sat 23 Jul

 

CP

16 Scorpians

Sat 23 Jul

 

CP

15 Torpedoes

Sat 23 Jul

 

CP

12 Magic

Sat 23 Jul

 

GW

6 Eagles

Sat 23 Jul

 

GW

10 Fireflies

Sat 23 Jul

 

GW

6 Magpies

Sat 23 Jul

 

GW

11 Frillnecks

Sat 23 Jul

 

GW

12 Lightning

Sun 24 Jul

 

CP

12 Spirit

Sun 24 Jul

 

CP

12 Magic

NOTE: CP1 canteen duty is during game

BALL BOYS/GIRLS

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40 Year History Book


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The club has published its history for the first time in a beautiful full colour bound book. These can be purchased for $25 from the canteen.


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2016 Upcoming Events

25 July

Coaching Course

GW, 6:00pm

25 July

Keeper Sessions

CP, 5:30PM

1 Aug

Club Meeting

ABC, 7:00pm

7 Aug

Junior Carnival

GW, 9:00AM

1-2 Oct

Oceania Cup

CP & GW

See full calendar here.

Carnival Countdown

Our 2016 Junior Carnival starts in:
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Latest Mens Premier Score

Game: 3:00pm, Sat 16 July, WP1 vs G'bah

Villa FC

Pos: 8

0

|

3

G'bah

Pos: 1

Next: 3:00pm, Sat 30 July, CP1 vs Rovers

Latest Womens Premier Score

Game: 8:00pm, Fri 15 July, SkHd1 vs Lennox

Villa FC

Pos: 4

1

|

2

Lennox

Pos: 3

Next: 6:30pm, Wed 27 July, T1 vs Thistles

2016 Carnivals & Tournaments

3 Apr

Junior Carnival

Dunoon

15 May

Junior Carnival

Ballina

5 June

Junior Carnival

Casino

19 June

Junior Carnival

Thistles

31 July

Junior Carnival

Sth Lismore

7 Aug

Junior Carnival

Alstonville

22 Aug

Junior Carnival

Goonellabah

1-2 Oct

Oceania Cup

Alstonville

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Major Sponsors

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