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The club was founded in 1969. It was set up originally as a sporting division within the West Pennant Hills Sports Club, along with cricket, athletics, netball and softball. The first soccer committee elected was Les Lees, Bill Maher, Jim Fuggle and Kevin Smith. On Saturday 1 February 1969, the first registration day at Campbell Park attracted enough players for 13 teams. The first match by a West Pennant Hills team was played at Booth Park, Beecroft on 12 April 1969.

In 1986 the club was renamed West Pennant Hills-Cherrybrook Soccer Club. In 1987 it was incorporated as a separate entity from the Sports Club, when it was decided that the development of soccer as an independent sport should receive stronger focus. In 1998 club membership passed the 1000 mark for the first time and since then has climbed to a record
membership of more than 1300 players in 2003. In 2004 the club has registered 100 teams, another milestone.

Womens’ soccer teams were first introduced in 1995 and continues to grow. In 2002 the girls had their most successful year winning 3 Premierships, 4 championships and 2 Pennants.

In 1996 the club adopted the Lion into its emblem and since then has been known by this short title. In its relatively short lifespan the club has won many premiership, championship and state titles. It is the largest club within the Gladesville Hornsby Football Association and one of the largest in New South Wales. In 1995 the club won the GHFA Club Championship for the first time. In 2000, the club had its most successful year of competition, winning 12 premierships, 13 championships and the State Champion of Champions under 10 first division titles.

The provision of adequate grounds for training and home games remains an issue for the club, due to its expanding membership. In addition to Campbell Park at West Pennant Hills, which remains the club’s premier pitch, Edward Bennett and Thomas Thompson reserves in Cherrybrook were added in the 1980s. In 1997 the club secured access to James Henty Park and Dural Park in neighbouring Dural

In 2002, in partnership with the Redwood Football Club in Blenheim New Zealand, we set up the Trans Tasman Challenge played on a home and away basis. That year our under 15/1s went on tour and took the Challenge Cup back to West Pennant Hills. In 2003, the 14/2s successfully defended the cup and again in 2004 the 15/1s will be travelling to New Zealand.

In 2019, the club will celebrate its 50th anniversary click here to see how you can get involved in some of the events we have coming up to celebrate. Click link to event article

WPHC Football Club Life Members

Ross & Kay Iredale1993
Mr. Geoff Playdon1994
Mr. Steve Dalgairns1994
Steve & Suzie-Gai Chatman1995/1999
Mr. Ken Walker1995
Mr. Phil Bingemann1998
Mr. Graham Higham1999
Mr. Scott Ramage2000
Mr. Paul Vogelzang2001
Mr. Ken Smith2002
Henry & Lesley de Gorter2004
Mr. Pat Mulligan2005
Mrs. Jenny Heiser2005
Mrs. Cathy Bedwell2006
Mr. Glenn Ashelford2006
Vicki Keys2008
Ian Porter2009
Trina Thompson2010
Andy Day2012
Lisa Rudd2015
Keith Everard2015
Fiona Schubert2016
Stuart Zalunardo2019
Brad Walker2020

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