Asquith Soccer Club and Its History

A rich history in the community

Asquith Soccer Club is a strong family club, which prides itself on being "The Friendly Club". Many of our senior players have children playing in our junior teams, and coach & manage at all levels in the club. Our main home ground is the beautifully maintained Asquith Park, with Asquith Boys High as our second home ground. Our club welcomes players of all ages and abilities and promotes sportsmanship and fair play as well as skill development and most importantly, fun.

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The club was founded in 1969 with the club entering an All Age team into Division 2 and the club was successful in winning Division 2 in the first year and subsequently made their way in what was then known as Division 1. The club had a very strong All Age side during the 70’s with the club regularly in the top 4 and were Runners Up in 1975,1976 and 1979. 1979 was a great year for the club with First grade being Runners Up in the league and they took out the club’s one and only KDSA Cup title. The Reserve Grade side were Premiers and the Club won the Division 1 Championship on the back of the Firsts and Reserves points tally. However the following year was to be a disaster as the club finished 11th in Division 1 and were relegated to Division 2. The club pushed hard for promotion during the 80’s but could only post mid table finishes. Asquith did have a good reserve grade side that won 3 straight Division 2 titles in 1982,1983 and 1984. The club had also expanded and had a All Age Division 4 team with the Reserve Grade winning the 1985 title. Unfortunately towards the end of the 80’s and into the early 90’s, the clubs senior section was on the decline and by 1992 the club had slipped to Division 4.

The club slowly rebuilt and in the year 2000 the club had clawed its way back to Division 3 and made promotion to Division 2 for the 2001 season. The Club was on the up with a young crop of players and the club won the 2001 Division 2 title and subsequent promotion back to the top league now known as the Premier League after spending 22 years in the lower leagues. The club had unprecedented success during the next 5 years as Asquith’s Premier League side became the benchmark in the KDSA. The Club won the First Grade Premier League title for 5 straight years in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 to set a KDSA record for the most consecutive Premier League/Division 1 titles. The Club unfortunatley could not capture another KDSA Cup and were Runners Up in 2003, 2004, and 2007 and also in 2004 were Runners Up in the NSW Champion of Champions Tournament. With the Premier League First Grade team going so well, other successes followed down through the grades. The Premier League Reserve Grade side won the premiership in 2004 and with it the club won the Premier League Club Championship.

The Club by 2002 had developed a strong Division 4 side and after being promoted they won the Division 3 title in 2006 and were promoted to Division 2 in 2007. Unfortunatley the side was relegated back to Divison 3 in 2008 where they have finished 3rd in both the 2008 and 2009 season. The Division 3 Reserve grade side were successful in winning the 2008 premiership. The Club continued its growth in the lower Divisions and had a Division 5 side also and in 2007 they won promotion to Division 4 for the 2008 season. The Club was going from strength to strength and by the end of the 2009 had Mens Teams consisting of First and Reserve Grade in Premier League, Division 3, Division 4, Division 5, Division 6 and Over 45’s. In 2009 the Club returned to the top of the KDSA as the Premier League side took out the District’s top prize and gave the club its 6th title in 8 years.

The Womens side of the club was also strong with the club fielding an All Age Division 1, Division 4, and Over 35 sides in the 2009 season.

In 2013 we disbanded our Premier League team and focused instead upon the development of our upcoming players. We fielded a very successful Division 5 squad who took out the minor and major premiership in the first grade to receive promotion to Division 4 for 2014. Our Division 6 reserve grade also won their grand final, and our women’s Over 35 came runners up for a great finish to 2013. In the Junior Club we had champions in under 12, under 15 and girls under 16 and several gala day wins.

In 2014 we continued to build on previous success in Division 5 to take out the minor and major premiership in first grade of Division 4 to earn promotion to Division 3 for 2015. Our Men’s Over 35 team were runner’s up in First Grade of Division 3 and our Women’s Over 35 team were Division 2 champions. Meanwhile our juniors also thrived in 2014 with increasing numbers and 5 of our 7 competition aged teams reaching finals series. Under 13 and Under 16 won Grandfinals, while Under 13 also won their minor premiership, Under 12A, Under 16A and Girls Under 16A were all runners up in their competitions.