About us

Hornsby RSL Football Club was established in November 1969 (youth club 1968). We cater for all players of any age.

The Hornsby RSL All Age soccer club was established in November 1969 so that members of the RSL youth club could graduate into the senior ranks. In its initial season, 1970, the soccer club competed in the Ku-ring-gai District Soccer Association (KDSA) and was successful in winning the Division 2 competition that year.

After being promoted to Division 1 in 1971 the Soccer Club continued to play attractive and entertaining soccer resulting in winning the KDSA cup in 1972. The club also won a combined RSL Club’s Gala Day competition in 1973. During the mid 1970’s, Hornsby RSL Soccer Club was a great supporter of the Ku-ring-gai Districts Representative Teams and in one season there was a total of 9 ex-RSL players in the districts first grade squad.

The club continued its success with premierships in 1975, 1978, 1981 and 1984 seasons and again won the KDSA cup in 1989. In the late eighties, the club was fortunate enough to obtain the services of Australian National Socceroo, Robbie Hooker, who was player/coach. Robbie brought to the team a more professional outlook and attitude resulting in the club having its most successful season in 1991 by winning the Premier League and KDSA Club Championship. The Soccer Club also enjoys an active social aspect with many social functions organised over the years, especially the annual pilgrimage to Mallacoota in Victoria where they compete for the prestigious Mallacoota Cup.

Soccer Club re-unions where held after 10 and 20 year anniversaries but the function held in October, 1999 for the Thirtieth year surpassed the lot. In excess of 300 past players and supporters were in attendance with thirteen of fifteen original team members attending. Some had not seen each other for 24 years and others travelled as far as Perth, Townsville, Adelaide, Melbourne, Grafton, Nambucca, Coffs Harbour, Taree and Canberra – proving how much the Hornsby RSL Soccer Club is valued.

Since their creation both the Youth and the Senior clubs operated as 2 separate clubs, however 2017 saw the clubs combine for the first time to become 1 club. This now provides a direct pathway for youth players in to senior grades and also provides the skills and expertise from both clubs to work together in to making a better Hornsby RSL Football Club for all to enjoy.


Hail hail the RSL, what the hell do we care, what the hell do we care
Hail hail the RSL, what the hell do we care now.

Its a grand old team to play for, its a grand old team to see.
and if, you know the history.

Its enough to make your hearts cry.