Club History  

 

1973
The club is founded as Noosa River Soccer Club.
A group of interested people including founding President John Hines met in a Noosaville Cafe & planned to create a soccer club for Noosa & District.
The first public meeting was held at St. Marys Hall Tewantin 3/7/73, afterwards an approach was made to Noosa council to provide grounds for the club.
A further meeting was held and it was decided that the club colours should be brown & gold.

1974
Four teams are entered in the coast competition under 8's, under 10's, under 12's & under 14's.
the teams play at Coolum.

1975
Noosa Shire council allocate 15 acres of land to the club at Tewantin (It was three more years until the grounds were ready).

1976
The first team enter the competition before playing their home games at Read Park Tewantin the team played at Peregian Beach on a field behind the bowls club.
Amazingly the team go through the whole season undefeated but lose the Grand Final.

1978
The club finally play at it's own ground at Sir Thomas Hiley Park, McKinnon Drive, Tewantin. That year also saw the first Grand Final victory when the U12's beat Coolum 2:1.

1979
The canteen & changing rooms are built, almost exclusively by volunteer club members.

1981
The first Women's team take to the field.
The club is renamed Noosa Soccer Club.
The first team are crowned Champions after also becoming Premiers, they beat Woombye 2:1 in the final.

 

1982
The Women become champions after only losing one game all season, sadly they disbanded and did not defend their title.

1983
Noosa win both first & second titles, the first time this was ever achieved in the Sunshine Coast Competition. The First's win the Grand Final 5:4
after extra time, after the teams were 4:4 after 90 minutes.
Noosa play in light blue & white.

1984
WORLD RECORD (Almost)
Noosa beat Nambour 21:0, Steve Walsh scored 17 goals which was a world record for an official game, but the result was made null & void after the federation found that Nambour had played a couple of unregistered players.
The 2nd's win their fourth Championship in a row.

1986
The firsts are Champions & Premiers

1988
Noosa beat Glashouse Beewah (BeeGee's) in the final 3:1 BeeGee's had only lost one other game all season.
Noosa play in Black & Gold.

1991
The new clubhouse is completed.

1995
The club is relaunched with the patronage of Yvonne & Roger Cawley as the Noosa Blues with the help of local publishers Noosa Blue Publishing.
The Club play in their present Blue & Gold colours.
Noosa are Premiers but lose Grand final to Caloundra.

1997
Premiers again but lose to Kawana in Grand final.

1998
Noosa win Grand final at Tewantin 3:1 Vs. Maroochydore after game is delayed buy rain storm.

1999
U13's make the Grand Final
Women win Championship beating BeeGees 1-0

2000
Noosa win grand final as premiers with a golden goal in extra time after the game was tied 1:1 at full time Vs. Gympie Miners.

2001
1st Division Champions after a penalty shhot out after the game was 2-2 at full time.
3rd Division are Premiers.
U14 Girls are Grand Finalists.
U16's Champions after beating Maleny in Grand Final.

2002
U13's & Over 35's reach finals

2003
Reserves win Grand Final

2004 
Reserves lose Grand Final

2005 
U16 Blue win Grand Final 4-0 over Bribie Island

2006 
U16 & Over 35's win their Grand Finals

2007

2008

2009
Over 35's claim title as they beat Buderim in a battle at the Lions den.

2010 
7 teams make finals, including premier mens. Over 35's again claim the title overcoming coolum at their home ground.

2011

Again, 7 teams qualify for finals and 1st Div men get knocked out from 4th position. Over 35's prove too strong and take out the title. Former Welsh international and ex Leeds Utd player, Kevin A'Herne-Evans takes on the role of Captain Coach.

2012

The last home game at Tewantin finishes with an emotional 5-3 victory over Coolum FC. A night to remember.

Unbelievably, magic number of seven teams qualify for finals with many competitive aged junior teams reaching great heights.

2013

A new beginning for the Noosa Lions as they move into their new home at the Girraween Sporting Complex. A record number of almost 500 players and 46 teams. New Premier Men's coach, Dave Boardman, ex NZ Women's National Team coach takes on the job at NLFC.

 

The Noosa Lions have enjoyed a rich and illustrious time winning many trophies along the way, 2013 will see a new begining for the Lions with our move to the new Giraween sports complex. This is a chance for the club to build on its strong community spirit in the best football facility on the Sunshine Coast.