Our history

The vision of establishing a Greek Football Club with its own identity, unite the youth within the Parramatta and surrounding suburbs, and forge life long friendships, dates back to 1974. By the following year it had formed its first committee, and, having registered the Club under the name Hellas Parramatta, it entered the Granville & District Soccer Football Association competition in 1976 with five teams (U8’s, U11’s, U13’s, U16’s and an All Age). Our equipment and uniforms (brown and yellow) was originally donated by the Bankstown Crest Soccer Club.

Parramatta City Council through our founding members granted the Club a home ground. This ground was Barton Park, North Parramatta, and an ex garbage tip. With their assistance in providing soil and turf, voluntary members and supporters converted the ground  into a reputable field. With the stability of a home ground and office premises at the Parramatta Greek Church, the Club began to grow.

It attracted further members, and over the following years increased the number of registered teams with G.D.S.F.A. We temporarily relocated to Granville Park, Merrylands whilst Council upgraded the facilities at Barton Park, North Parramatta.

For a number of years the Club sought a more stable/permanent home ground, and again with Parramatta City Council’s assistance it was granted Eric Primrose Reserve, Rydalmere by1980. Once again the ground was one of Council’s  local garbage tips and lacked facilities.

With Council’s approval, our members commenced construction on temporary dressing rooms and store. The club utilised one soccer field, which ran parallel to Parramatta River at the northern end of the ground.

During the early 80’s the Club began to prosper. It changed its strip to blue and white to reflect its Greek heritage, and entered the NSW State League competition in 1982.

In the following years, as government grants became available, Parramatta City Council constructed new facilities at the ground, including:

- Dressing Sheds
- Store Room

- Canteen

- Car Park facilities

- Lighting

- Bicycle Track

- Spectator fencing

 

Further upgrading was performed on the lighting and a second ground was utilised, both fields running in E-W direction. The car parking facility was also extended to accommodate for our growth. Our club had to meet some of these projects by also providing funds.

As the Club continued to thrive it registered teams in NSW State League competition along with NSW State Youth League division 2, and NSW Cadet League division 1 teams. This was necessary to accommodate and compliment our playing talent. We have been competing under NSW Soccer Federation since 1982 at senior level.

By early 2000,  membership numbers exceeded 200, and 47 championships had been won, including the NSW State League Senior, Youth, and Female teams which had completed 15 championships. In 1982 and 2011 it was also the GDSFA champion Club

Over the Club’s history the name has changed a several times, from the original Hellas Parramatta in the 70’s, to Western District Hellas Sporting Club in the 80’s.  In October 1992 it changed to Parramatta City Sporting Club Incorporated, and finally in October 2010 to Parramatta City Football Club Incorporated.

Since its humble beginnings at Barton Park, with a total of five teams, today in 2015, Parramatta City Football Club has 17 , including an O45’s, O35L, and Premier League.

Players who commenced with the Club as children are now in the Senior teams. Just like their parents who supported them and proudly watched them take the field, they too are doing the same with their children. For they too will forge life long friendships and become the future of the Club


Founding Committee

NAME

POSITION

Mr John Dimos

President

Mr Annivas Giannou

Vice President

Mr Jim Nikolitsas

Secretary

Mr George Salahoris

Treasurer

Mr Alex Zotos

Public Relations

Mr Aristidis Bonovas

Equipment & Uniforms

Mr Theo Antoniadis

General Member

Mr   Spiros  Belthikiotis

General Member

Mr  Zois Kiritsis

General Member

Mr Jim Kominos

General Member

Mr John Papadopoulos

General Member

Mr  Bill Trahanas

General Member

Mr Bill Tsoukalidis

General Member


Founding Committee at a social function , " Yugoslav Hall", Granville. Circa 1975


1st hellas  commitee

Bill Tsoukalidis, Aristidis Bonovas, Bill Trahanas, Spiros Belthikiotis, Theo Antoniadis, George Papadopoulos, John Koimanis*, Fr Nicholaos Tsouloukidis*, Alex Zotos, John Dimos, Anivas Giannou, Jim Nikolitsas, Zois Kiritsis

* Non comittee member


First all age team 1976

hellas all age 1

Back row: Con Koimanis,Stefanidis, Jocelyn, Theo Antoniadis, Rocky, George Koimanis, Bill Tsoukalidis

Front row: Michael Koimanis, Jim Dimos, Arthur " Tourkos", Michael Kavouras, Con Bonovas.


 U8's at our original home ground, Barton Park.  Circa 1977

u 8's






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