About the Club

A long history of excellence.

Our History

Kawana Soccer Club was first established in 1979 from the disbanded Henzell Park Rangers Club. Many members of that club became members of the new organisation with Les Hankin taking on the job of President and his wife, Sue becoming Secretary/Treasurer. The club took up residence on the park directly behind Kawana Shopping World, now know as Kevin Asmus Park.

They obtained the services of long time soccer leader, Fin McColm to act as counsellor in an attempt to steer the club in the right direction. Kawana Estates Pty Ltd provided valuable financial support in the first year and continued to back the club in the ensuing years.

Morey Tonen, a foundation member, passed away in the early eighties and the club decided to hold a carnival to honour his memory annually. This was an under 7 and 8 carnival and has taken place ever since, with the now iconic big medals proudly supplied by club sponsor Emro Pproducts each year.

In 1991 Kawana Soccer Club moved to the new Kawana Sports complex. The following year the club’s Division 1 team, coached by Ken McLean, played in its first ever grand final, going down to BeeGees 3-1, with the goal being scored by Les “Casper” Fleming.

A junior girls team was formed in 1984, coached by Jeff Claridge, and the team went undefeated for 5 years. Some of these ladies went on to play in the Women’s team, wining 2 grand finals, including the club’s first ever Senior team championship coached by Jim Laylor.

In 1997 the club won its first Division 1 Men’s Grand final against Noosa (3-2) in a golden goal thriller. The winning goal was scored by Scott Dixon and one each to Wayne Mitchel and Casper Fleming. Since then the club has had a very successful run of winning cups, grand finals and premierships.

1999 saw the appointment of Alex Murphy as Head Coach. Alex brought with him a more professional approach to the club and the competition. He was one of very few to be appointed from outside Kawana Football Club, but he managed to fit right in, upholding the club culture while creating a culture for future players to aspire to. This was definitely a turning point in the club’s history evidenced by the level of success we have had since then.

In 2006 the club again moved fields. This time to Kawana Sports Precinct’s Western Fields after the failure and closure of the Kawana Sports complex (pre Sunshine Coast Stadium). Since then this has remained the club’s home.

In 2016 the club rebranded and, in line with the rest of the country becoming a “Football” club not a “Soccer”, changed its logo and name to Kawana Football Club. Kawana FC has always been a relatively small Club from a Membership perspective, however it’s a different story on the pitch. Kawana FC has well and truly “punched above its weight” since 1997, winning a cabinet full of trophies in a range of competitions, both locally and statewide, in both Male and Female grades.

Club Committee 2023/2024

PresidentTodd Forrest0439 112 522
Vice President - SeniorsJarrad Ryan
Vice President - JuniorsAdam Shelly0466 650 306
Vice President - MiniroosDave Austin
Female Football DirectorFrances Cayley
SecretaryAbby Maynard
TreasurerDeb Turner & Kelly Rowlinson
Registrar - SeniorsJackie Collins
Registrar - JuniorsJo Morgan
Registrar - MiniroosJulie Taylor
Kit CoordinatorSarah Ryan
Equipment CoordinatorAdrian Taylor
Social MediaDan O'Carroll
Volunteer Coordinator
First Team CoachBrad Lloyd
Sponsorship EnquiriesTodd Forrest0439 112 522
Club PatronJarrod Bleijie MP

Current Life Members

  • Morey Tonen (dec’d)
  • Jan Brice
  • Uwe Wauge
  • Gary Whan
  • Ernie Grazier (dec’d)
  • Peter Kemp
  • Trish Kemp
  • Peter Harvey
  • Derick Laird
  • Anne Laird (dec’d)
  • Jeff Claridge
  • Terri Claridge
  • Laurie Jones
  • Bob Fitzgerald
  • Ken Oakes
  • Lynn Oakes
  • Allan Austin
  • Dianne Austin
  • Shaun Claridge
  • Jim Laylor (dec’d)
  • Martin Roth
  • Brad Lloyd
  • Les Fleming
  • Jarrad Ryan

Our Sponsors

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