East Gosford Soccer Club was established in
1963 and was first known as the Dinosaurs.
The clubhouse was previously located at the
site of the recently removed Karribee ferry on
the Gosford waterfront. We were given the
building in 1972 on the condition it be taken
away within 2 days. This was accomplished and
the old house was erected in the position it
occupies today. It was officially opened by Dr
Feather who was instrumental in the formation
of the club.
We currently have over 1000 registered
players. This is more than four times the 286
players we had in 1994. We enjoy one of the
highest participation rates of girls and
women's teams in our association which has 23
member clubs totalling close to 14,000 players
in 2017. We have players from under 5s
through to over 45s (and a few a lot older than
that!) We also boast a very successful senior
club consisting of several all age teams for
both men and women and a Premier League
squad who have been very successful in recent
We are always striving for continual
improvement in providing an avenue for our
members to participate in our errific sport at
the grassroots level. We hope our efforts allow
all of our players to reach their potential and
either continue to play just for fun or go on to
bigger and better things.
A little history…
The new clubhouse
With player numbers approaching 1000 in season 2012 it was becoming clear
that we had outgrown the old boat shed. It was broken into and vandalised
from time to time and the old girl even survived an attempt to burn her down.
The committee decided it was time for an upgrade and went into action.
Knowing approval to build closer to the fields wouldn’t be given due to the
site being a former rubbish tip, the committee aimed for a complete rebuild.
We’d been saving hard and fundraising for a few years and we won some
grants to enable the dream to come true. Construction started at the end of
season 2012 and we had our first ‘open house’ in July 2013. Now featuring
toilets, a brilliant change room, fabulous canteen and bar and plenty of
space, Rams HQ became the envy of every other club on the Coast.
The old clubhouse at its new home
With around 150 members in the early 70’s the Rams were very fortunate to have a
clubhouse of their own. After about ten years the committee added on a room to the
left hand side that served as a makeshift change room and office. A few years later
the over 35 Sandshoe Brigade built a bar in one corner and the canteen was functional
if not a bit cosy. The BBQ was squeezed into a corner of the front verandah and we
always had volunteers happy to help cook on an icy cold winter’s morning.
The clubhouse was the scene of many post match celebrations, 200 club nights, club
presentations and meetings. It developed quite a reputation over the years and many
members hold very fond memories of some wonderful (and sometimes dubious)
Through the nineties and noughties, player numbers surged beyond 800 and the
clubhouse was struggling to meet our needs.
The clubhouse in another life
Situated on the Gosford Waterfront in the 1960s opposite Vaughan Avenue, the building was a
boat shed that served the local boating community for a number of years before what was then
known as Brisbane Water County Council decided it had served its purpose and was time to go.
The East Gosford Soccer Club committee requested the building be given over to them for use
at Hylton Moore Oval for use as a clubhouse. The
committee was only given a very short time frame to
retrieve the building before it was demolished. A
plaque commemorating the eventual opening was
unveiled by the then club president Dr R. H. Feather
on 25 September 1971.
Graeme Schmidt ~ Treasurer
Martin Vanderslot ~ MPO Brett
Wright ~ President Judith
McIntosh ~ Registrar
David Pook ~ Equipment Manager Karen
Wright ~ Merchandise Manager
Steve Gibbons ~ Secretary
Jerry Raftery ~ Women’s Coordinator
Stewart McIntosh ~ Jnr Vice President
Barry Moulds ~ Coaching Coordinator
Stuart Wetherall ~ Snr Vice President Phil
Meyer ~ Canteen / Cadets Absent: Daniel
Lara ~Asst Treasurer
Acknowledgements. The Rams would like to acknowledge the
wonderful support provided by the following:
The committee that put it all together
Paul and Scott Woodcock
(The Woodies) - Principal Builders
The countless Rams players for the donations of materials and labour.
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