The Club formed in March 1962 with only 2 teams, U8 and an U10 squad entered in local competition. By the 1963 season, the Club had grown to 11 teams, for which some of the mothers of the time sewed together the playing shirts. We shared one ground at Forestville oval with Forest District Rugby Union Club (which later became officially known as Melwood Oval). The field was rough with tree roots and rocky patches and members of the day helped to seed the oval and plant trees around the perimeter.
The first full Committee of eleven members was formed in 1964 with the Club growing to 15 teams. With the growth of the population of Forestville and Killarney Heights suburbs, the Club further grew to become (by 1966) the largest club in the MWSA sporting 23 teams from approximately 300 players, with Gordon Nutt (ex Arsenal and England B player, becoming the first Club Coach).
By 1967 the Club was considered too large, which resulted in the formation of Wakehurst FC with 8 teams. A further offshoot from Wakehurst in the early 1970s led to the formation of the Belrose Rangers, later to form part of Belrose Terry Hills Raiders FC.
Despite the Wakehurst split, by 1969 Forest had grown again to 32 teams and a further split was made to form Killarney Heights Soccer Club (KHSC), follow this link to see the first KHSC 1970 Annual Report .
Thereafter, Forest Soccer Club continued to grow and fielded 32 teams by 1977. Over the ensuing years, Club numbers rose and fell until the amalgamation between Killarney Heights Soccer Club and Forest Soccer Club in 1993, following which we’ve continued to grow in strength.
The origins of the clubs current logo was the amalgamation of:
- KILLARNEY HEIGHTS SOCCER CLUB
- FOREST SOCCER FOOTBALL CLUB
The two main areas of growth over recent years have been in the Sub-Juniors and in the Ladies divisions. Most notably, 2009 was the inaugural year of our Ladies Premier League squad. The girls exceeded all expectations by becoming league champions in their first year and going on to the quarter finals of the NSW Champion of Champions league.
In 2010 our Junior U11 division 1 team was crowned NSW Champion of Champions with a mammoth comeback effort to overturn a two-goal deficit and defeat West Pennant Hills Cheerybrook FC in the final by 3 – 2.
In 2011 we celebrated our 50th season being our Jubilee Year by hosting a community gala day and welcomed large numbers of the local community to enjoy the event with sponsors joining us as VIP guests to this auspicious milestone.
In 2012 the combined total of Junior and Sub-Junior players at FKFC reached 64% of our 1049 players registered and represents the future of the club.
Forest Killarney Football Club endeavours to promote competitive but fair play and sportsmanship through its Code of Conduct and although at its highest player numbers to date, it continues to maintain its objective of providing a family-orientated environment and sporting service for its local community.
We are proud of our collaborative heritage, family focus and community tradition and are privileged to enjoy a picturesque leafy environment, local grounds and good facilities.
Forest Killarney Football Club Inc.
P.O. Box 57
NSW 2087 AUSTRALIA