Sutherland Sharks Football Club
is an Australian football
club based in Sutherland, New South Wales
and currently play in the New South Wales Premier League
The club's home games are played at Seymour Shaw Park
, located in the southern Sydney
suburb of Miranda
Sutherland Sharks have a longer and more intriguing history than many might imagine. Despite the adversity of a small population base and relative isolation (no direct road access to Sydney), the seeds of the current football club was sown as far back as 1930 with the formation of Sutherland United SFC.
By 1936, the club had grown markedly leading to a split and formation of the club we know today, albeit under a different moniker - Casuals Soccer Football Club.
With the return of Servicemen following WWII, the population of the area quickly grew and with it the prowess of the Casuals. Up until this point the club had competed in the St George Association but in 1947 the Casuals stepped up to the Metropolitan Soccer League (effectively the Sydney 2nd Division, second in status behind only the old NSW Soccer Association 1st Division).
The club soon earned its stripes in this highly competitive league and to the surprise of many, won the title in just their second year. This success led to promotion to the heady heights of the Association 1st Division but disappointingly, financial constraints forced them to let the opportunity pass. It would be another 24 years before the club... Read More