Flinders Park Football Club Inc.

About Us

About Us

On the 15th of March 1927 a community meeting was held and as a result the Flinders Park Methodist Church Football Club was born. The team entered the United Church Association’s ‘B’ Division wearing chocolate and blue guernseys with blue knickers, and capped off their first season with a Premiership. Today, almost 100 years since that meeting and with a rich history since, the Flinders Park Football Club continues to thrive as a football force in the Adelaide Footy League and has added cricket and netball branches to become a club of choice in Adelaide’s western suburbs. 

2024 FPFC Executive Committee

Senior Coach
Sam Snowdon
President & Men's Football
Senior Coach
John Cousins
Chair & Maintenance/Projects
Midfield Coach
Kristy Amato
Treasurer
Midfield Coach
Josh Keain
Secretary & Membership
Forwards Coach
Mark Kearns
Junior & Women's Football, & Fundraising
Senior Coach
Tim Baker
Cricket & Member Protection
Midfield Coach
Jeff Dunn
Sponsorship & Bar Operations
Forwards Coach
Steve Dirksen
Junior Netball & Merchandise
Senior Coach
Georgia Trowse
Senior Netball & Communications

Our History

Early Success

In 1947 and 1948 Flinders Park was a member of the West Torrens District Football Association, and we enjoyed premiership success in both years. The club’s second stint in the SAAFL began in 1949 and on this occasion there were no supporter-related problems. Over the ensuing three decades the Reds made their way steadily up the SAAFL’s grading ladder, and by the mid-1970s we were fielding the strongest teams in our history, as evidenced by the feat of winning back to back premierships in A1 Grade in 1976 and 1977. The 1978 season saw the creation of a new competition, the South Australian Football Association (SAFA), which was intended to be the second tier of organised football in the state. As a leading amateur club, Flinders Park was invited to transfer to this competition, which we did and were able to claim senior grade premierships in both of our first two seasons. We later added a third in 1981, and a fourth and last in 1983. At the end of the 1995 season the SAFA disbanded with most of its member clubs, including Flinders Park, transferring to the SAAFL. There we had an immediate impact winning a division four flag in our first season.

Our Modern Day Legacy

In 2024 Flinders Park has senior men’s football teams competing in Division 2, 2 Reserves and C2 of the Adelaide Footy League (AdFL), as well as senior women’s football in Divisions 4 and 6. We offer junior football at all levels of SANFL Juniors for boys from Under 8 to Under 17.5, as well as girls in the Under 18 competition, to have one of the strongest junior football bodies in the state.

Our A Grade cricketers were A2 Premiers in 2019/2020 and now complete in the highest level A1 competition in the Adelaide Turf Cricket Association (ATCA), with teams in the B2, LO4, Under 18 Division 1 and Under 16 Division 2 grades also. Our junior cricket presence has been strengthening in recent years and we now enter multiple teams at Under 10, Under 12 and Under 14 levels of the the Western Suburbs Junior Cricket Association (WSJCA).

In 2015 we established our first Flinders Park netball teams competing in the South Australian United Church Netball Association (SAUCNA) and have since seen the program expanding at a rapid rate and Premiership successes right across the grades. In 2024 we have some 7 teams taking the court for both the summer and winter seasons, and thanks to the recent construction of our very own netball facilities we will also welcome junior netball for the first time ever.

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Contact Us

Address

Flinders Park Football Club Inc.
Hartley Road, Flinders Park, S.A. 5025

Email

contact@fpfc.com.au

PO Box

120 Brooklyn Park SA 5032