Kilsyth Football Club has been an important part of the local community for over 85 years. It was established in 1924 as a member of the Ferntree Gully-Croydon League. Later, in 1962, it became a foundation affiliate of what is now called the Eastern Football League (EFL), which is widely regarded as the most professionally run metropolitan League in Australia.
The Club’s nickname is The Cougars, and its home is the marvelous facility at Pinks Reserve in Kilsyth. Cougar teams wear a black jumper with red sash.
Kilsyth Football Club is a vibrant place, catering to several generations of interest in Australian Rules football. Each weekend during the season, it hosts the Gladesville/Kilsyth AUSKICK for primary school children, and fields six Junior teams (Under 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 17), two senior teams (Reserves and Seniors), and a Veterans team.
This represents a total playing strength of some 300 men, girls and boys, plus of course their families, many supporters, and Club members … all in all, quite a big operation.
In the course of its long history, Kilsyth teams and players have won many awards and achieved many successes. The Club’s tradition boasts seven senior premierships, as well as numerous Reserve, Under 18, Junior and Veteran flags.
In 2012, the Veterans team won the premiership. We look forward to all Senior and Veterans team challenging for the premiership in their 2013 campaign.
As a sporting club that is well grounded in its community, Kilsyth is proud to host the Eastern Football League’s Under 9 and Under 10 Lightning Premierships each year, and to stage EFL Junior grade finals.
Kilsyth Football Club is open to all who want to experience the many rewards of involvement in grassroots Australian football.