Contributing To The History of Modbury SC
After 50 years of making its mark on South Australia’s soccer community, Modbury Soccer Club is now a highly respected member of the Football Federation of SA (FFSA), with thousands of players, members, supporters and spectators, having some affiliation with the Club during that time.
The early history of Modbury SC provides a fascinating insight to the operations of the club from its inception in 1964, through to 1992, and was compiled by Charlie Fitzgerald with assistance from many of the older Modbury members.
Did you know the origins of Modbury Soccer Club can be traced back to a meeting in a fish and chip shop? In 1964 a meeting to start a new soccer club was held by interested players and prospective members in a local fish and chip shop; this led to the official forming of Modbury Soccer Club.
The original application form to join the South Australian Soccer Federation (SASF) is dated 2nd March 1965, it was signed by the first Secretary Keith Gunstan; the first Chairman is listed as Christopher Pratt. Records show that the club’s home ground was Modbury Oval, Main North East Road, Modbury, located behind the current Modbury Hotel. The application to SASF was to join the 3rd Division Reserves and the playing member subscription was five shillings.
Although today Modbury SC is known for playing in royal blue and white, the club’s original colours are recorded as Shirts: Two Blues; Shorts: White; Socks: Light Blue.
The original Modbury Soccer Club Committee comprised the following people:
Chairman: Christopher Pratt
Secretary: Keith Gunstan
Treasurer: M Morgan
Now in to Modbury SC’s 50th year, volunteers are working on updating the history from 1993 – 2014, and is inviting contributions of information, photographs or memorabilia which will bring to life that period in the club’s history. Members, supporters and former players are encouraged to share those memories, and send photos or documents from any period in Modbury’s history that they may have.
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