Arncliffe Scots soccer club has a long and interesting history. It was initially a soccer club formed in the seventies by locals and Scottish immigrants.

The club competed in the St George Football Association which focussed on fielding three senior teams first second & third grades. Arncliffe Scots also fielded several junior teams.

In just a few short years the seniors had risen to what was known as the top tier of football in Australia- the NSW State League. Before the national league was formed in the late seventies, teams like Apia, St George, Hakoah , Yugal ,Olympic , South Sydney Croatia and Rockdale Illinden all played in this league.

Scots played at Hurstville oval, signed many international imports and attracted high quality coaches including Jim Gallagher and Socceroo Atti Abonyi. The club was run on a decent budget and paid all players on a professional level. Unfortunately, the success was short lived and the club folded after only a few years.

In the early 80’s some of the junior Arncliffe Scots players mostly of whom were childhood friends were responsible for the formation of a new Arncliffe soccer club along with others from the large Macedonian community in Arncliffe & are still actively involved in the current Scots FC club.

They would religiously gather at Arncliffe Park at any opportunity to play small sided football games. As the participation grew so did the passion & desire to form their own football club , which started competing in football tournaments all over NSW under the name of Arncliffe Macedonia.

Soon after, the club was granted entry to compete in the Marrickville Football Association where they experienced modest success. The following season attracted some of the most talented & gifted players in the region , talent was only part of the ingredients required to be a successful club the other was sponsorship which at the time was lacking. To assist with funding the football club approached Arncliffe RSL, seeking support towards using their premises to hold fund raisers in the form of fortnightly discos.

Arncliffe Disco was born , it may have been a slow start but momentum was starting to build rapidly eventually transforming the venue into an extremely successful fortnightly event , attracting 400 – 500 patrons every second Friday ,doubling those numbers come long weekends.

The success of the discos helped the football club enter the 1986 NSW Soccer Federation 5thDivision eventually catapulting the club to 1998 NSW Soccer Federation 2nd Division.

1998 also signified the commencement of a long term association with Arncliffe Scots Sports & Social Club , their support & sponsorship enabled the soccer club to form & enter an All Age side competing in the St George Soccer Association gaining promotion to the premier league the year after.

SCOTS FC initial training & playing grounds were at Firmstone Gardens Rockdale and thereafter relocated to Scarborough Park North which is regarded as one of the finest playing facilities in the St George area.

Over the years SCOTS FC have attracted former International , National & State League players to the club.

Currently SCOTS FC fields junior & senior teams starting from U6 – O45 , objectives are to encourage and promote the development of grassroots football, with emphasis on youth involvement drawn from the local community.

The Club believes that, as a large provider of football in a structured, safe and fun environment, it addresses several key criteria for the local community – reduce anti-social behaviour in providing an outlet for local youth, engaging all ages in a healthy and recreational past-time, promoting respect, fair play & personal development through individuality, teamwork and the socialisation one would associate with a community club culture.

 

Club Overview

Club Name:SCOTS FC
Established:1986
Club Colours:RED & BLACK
Home Ground:SCARBORROUGH PARK NORTH
Council:ROCKDALE
2016 Junior Teams4
2016 Senior Teams6