Club History

FSC - Friendship, Sportsmanship, Courage

In late 1985, the Principal of Freeman Catholic High School (Bonnyrigg), Peter Turner asked for parents interested in forming a sports and social club, to organise weekend and after school sports and activities for the young people in the district.

Fifteen parents attended and several weeks laterm Freeman Catholic High School Sports and Social Club was formed.  The club's first formal meeting was held on the 23rd of June, 1986 in a demountable school office.  Cardinal Sir James Freeman was the founding patrol of both the school and the sports club and being an avid Eastern Suburbs "Roosters" rugby league supporter, was able to influence the school and the club's signature colours of red, white and blue.  

In 1989 the club became known as Freeman Sports Club (FSC) with the philosophy being "to foster sports and social activities for people of all ages within our school and surrounding areas". The club's first president was Ron Shoebridge who expressed the hope that the FSC might "build a strong bond between all people in the community through sport and social activities". The FSC first competition entered was a mixed boys and girls cricket team for the cricket season of 1986/1987.

In the first ten years of FSC it has offered and fielded teams in the following codes with great success - Soccer, Netball, Cricket, Rugby League Basketball and Indoor Soccer. During the early years FSC moved to various grounds – Horton Park Bonnyrigg (now known as Lalich Park), and King Park No.2 at Wakeley. In 1989 Fairfield City Council was approached about the use of Cowpasture Basin grounds. This was later renamed as Stockdale Reserve and have since became the FSC home ground. FSC became an Incorporated identity in 1990. 

 Original Committee 1986
President Ron Shoebridge
Vice Pres Ken Brannan
Secretary Terry Kennedy
Ass Sec Stephanie Dixon
Treasurer Linda Svalina
Ass Treas Dennis Muir
Publicity Pam O’Connor
Liaison Officer Frank Luca
Committee Fay Muir