Avalon Soccer Club is an amateur club situated at the northern end of Sydney’s Northern Beaches. As a club we pride ourselves on our friendly, community focused and family club environment. Despite the challenges of 2 years of COVID disruption in 2021 the club had over 1200 registered players aged from 5 to 70, across nearly 100 teams, all playing the beautiful game at a variety of levels, ably supported by a group of highly dedicated volunteers. In 2022 we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the amalgamation of the Avalon Junior and Senior Clubs.
Avalon Soccer Club strive to provide the best possible playing and coaching environment that we can with the resources to our disposal. We are fortunate to boast a number of experienced coaches as our Coaching Director and Club Coaching Co-Ordinator’s who put a great emphasis on player development and coach education at all skill levels in our club. We also provide a number of additional player and coaching development opportunities here in Avalon.
Our home ground is situated at Careel Bay in North Avalon. The most beautiful setting in the MWFA, Careel Bay provides us with two full size fields and a large dedicated mini-field area to cater for the variety of small sided versions of the game played by our younger players. We are also lucky to have our own clubhouse with a great canteen that serves the “best coffee to be found at a football ground anywhere”!!!
We are one of 17 clubs playing in games and competitions organised by the Manly Warringah Football Association.
Our dedication to player development has led to some great success in recent seasons and we look to build on this for the future. Our aim to to ensure all local players can experience quality programs run by the club, and develop their football, right here at Careel Bay.
Some of our recent achievements include:
■ MWFA Women’s Premier League Grand Final Winners 2017 & FA Cup Winners 2017, 2018
■ MAL-1 Semi-Finalists 2017
■ W18-1 MWFA Champion and FNSW State Cup Winner 2019
■ W16-1 FNSW Champion Of Champion Winners 2018
■ MWFA W12-1, W15-1 and W16-1 League and Grand Final Winners 2017, W16-1 winners 2018, W14-1 2019 League Winners.
■ MWFA Women’s Premier League FA Cup Winners 2016
■ W14-1 FNSW Champion of Champions Finalist 2016 and 2019
■ W18-1 FNSW Champion of Champions Finalist 2015
■ W16-1 FNSW Champion of Champions Winners 2013 & 2014
■ MWFA Presidents Cup for Best Junior Club 2013
■ FFA Junior Team of the Year 2012 (W16-1)
■ Eight successful tours to Vanuatu in successive years (2012-2019) by Avalon SC W16 teams, promoting cultural exchange and women’s football development in the region.
As part of our effort to continually improve the facilities at Careel Bay, new lighting was installed on the mini fields in 2017 which has greatly increased the area available for training after dark and future night matches. New drainage for the mini fields has been completed recently to enable more junior games to be played in the event of rain, all boundary fencing has been renewed including new car park fencing around. Longer term we are looking to ensure an artificial field is laid at Careel Bay to give our members year round access to a high quality football environment, as we look to establish a dedicated football hub at the northern end of the peninsula.
Due to the growing number of players at the Avalon Soccer Club, running the club efficiently is a big job that demands a lot of hard work. The club is very lucky to have a great committee and volunteers at Careel Bay, who really make everyone welcome and ensure the atmosphere is one of a friendly community club.
And whilst we are rightly proud of our achievements and success over the last 10 years, we are determined to ensure the club continues to grow and develop players and coaches as we enter a new decade.