About Us

The Club and its History
Wahroonga Football Club was originally founded in 1956 as Wahroonga Sports Club, catering for various sports including soccer. In 1957 the Ku-ring-gai District Soccer Association was formed with five clubs, and Wahroonga was one of those founding clubs.(the others being Kissing Point, North Turramurra, Lindfield and West Pymble). The only competition held that year was under 12 and Wahroonga won the first ever KDSA premiership.
Club legend and Life Member Bill Mackay joined the club in the early 1960s as coach of his son’s under 9 team. Bill has filled just about every role at Wahroonga Football Club (as it is now known) over the years, including as President and he is also a life member of KDSA (which is now called Northern Suburbs Football Association - NSFA). Bill is still a fixture at Karuah on Gala Day and at our Presentation Day.
Wahroonga has gone on to win more than 100 NSFA competitions in the years since 1957, including many division 1 titles. Wahroonga won 4 consecutive All Age Division 1 (now NSFA Premier League) titles from 1968 to 1971 and won again in 1977. Wahroonga has achieved the double of All Age Division 1 premiership and KDSA (now NSFA) Cup 3 times; in 1968, 1969 and 1977. As well as 5 All Age Division 1 premierships, Wahroonga has also won the KDSA (NSFA) Cup 5 times.
Wahroonga teams have won the Football NSW Champion of Champions competition, a knockout competition for division 1 champions of each association, 2 times. In 1981 the under 21 team won Champion of Champions, in addition to winning the statewide Robertson Cup, and in 2000 the under 11As won Champion of Champions.
In 2007 the girls’ under 18 team were runners-up in Champion of Champions. In 2015 the under 12As reached the semi finals of Champion of Champions and a year in 2016 later the team (now the under 13As) made it all the way to the final, where unfortunately they lost 4-0 to Forest-Killarney.
Wahroonga has been in the NSFA over 35 Division 1 for 17 consecutive years (as of 2016) and our over 35s team has won the NSFA Rick Close Cup once, in 2013, and been runners-up on a number of occasions. We have also had a team in NSFA women’s All Age Division 1 for 8 consecutive years (as of 2016).
In the early 1990s Wahroonga was briefly the largest club in the association with over 400 registered players. In 2004 Wahroonga was the third largest club with around 800 players and 69 teams playing each week, catering for age groups from the under 6 right through to over 35; men, women, boys and girls. By 2006 Wahroonga had passed the 1,000 mark in registered players. Playing numbers have decreased since then but in 2016 we had over 600 registered players in 47 teams from under 6 to over 45.  
After a fund-raising ball at Telstra Stadium in 2002, which raised almost $23,000, the club installed competition-grade lighting at Ku-ring-gai High School and completely resurfaced the fields there, for use in training and competition games. The main field was named "E. J. Watson" field, in honour of Eddy Watson, who put so much effort into the project.
In 2014 we were lucky enough to find a major sponsor in Peter and Katie Lazanas who own LaZana Ristorante in Wahroonga. Peter, Katie and their team run the Tigers’ Den at Karuah, where players and parents can enjoy a cappuccino or flat white and a bacon and egg roll or other exciting snack.
Wahroonga Football Club has traditionally been called the Tigers. At various times in our history we have worn orange and black (as befits the Tigers) but for most of our history we have worn mainly red uniforms with a Tiger logo.
In 2014 we made a significant change to the Wahroonga shirt, with a red and white hoop design.


Life Members
Bill Mackay
Phil Bradfield
Kathryn Bradfield
Tony Batten
Anne Batten
Chris Wilkinson
Kate Wilkinson

Bill McCranor
Greg Thatcher
Bob Howe
Paul Nelson (RIP)
Peter Staff

George Allen
Bill Mackay
Phil Bradfield
Tony Batten (2008-2014)
Mark Bendall (2015 - )

If you know anything more about the history of Wahroonga FC, please contact us to let us know, because our records are incomplete.