North Bankstown Soccer Club was formed in 1953 and began playing in the 1954 season. The inaugural under 10,12 and 14 teams were quick to set the pattern for future years with a premiership and two runners-up pennants. By the early 1960s, the club membership was a reflection of the rapid growth of the North Bankstown and Yagoona area, at one stage the club fielded more than 30 teams in the Bankstown United Association of Soccer Clubs (BUSAC) competition.
Over the years, North Bankstown has competed in a number of successful premierships outside the district, these being the inter-suburban League and Amateur League in the early 1960s and the Metropolitan League in the late 1970s. The club was also a long time member of the NSW Soccer Federation’s division one and two competitions.
In the mid 1980s, Norths fielded concurrent teams controlled by the NSW Soccer Federation, the NSW Amateur Soccer Federation (Youth) League and the BUSAC. The lack of financial support by way of adequate sponsorship and/or licensed club, meant it became necessary for North Bankstown to concentrate on the BUSAC.
By the late 1980s the ageing population of the area saw the club’s teams drop to around 10, with this level being consolidated and maintained. One famous era in the club’s history prior to the Premier League, was from 1970 when the club won 10 consecutive All Age premierships, including Champion of Champions and Amateur Cup competitions.
In fact, 13 All Age division one premierships were won in the 16 years from 1964 to 1980.
Since the inception of the current Premier League (later named to Platinum League) system, we are one of the only clubs who have had teams competing every year. Norths have won a reserve grade premiership and involved in many finals but are still striving for the elusive first grade premierships.
In that time, they have achieved 8 gold medal winners, including three in the last five years. (2012,2013,2016)
Our younger players have also achieved success over the years, with many premierships over a range of age groups. We have also won the BDAFA club championship for junior clubs a number of times and have had junior teams competing quite successfully in Champion of Champions competitions and State Cup.
We are a friendly, multicultural club who’s player base reflects the changing dynamics of the area.