Fitzroy City Soccer Club is a well-known inner city suburbs club located in the municipality of Yarra with strong community emphasis. Fairfield Park, Yarra Bend Road in Fairfield is the home for the club, where it shares a multi-purpose sports facility with other community groups; the facility includes the exclusive use of a senior soccer ground and winter access to two senior grounds.
The club was founded in 1963. In 1966 the club became a member of the Victorian Provisional League and in the same year renamed to Carlton Serbia. The club was founded primarily by members of the St. Sava Orthodox Church in Carlton, Victoria. Carlton Serbia played most of their home games in the inner suburbs of Melbourne and featured mainly players from the local Serbian Australian Community. Subsequently, the club merged with Ringwood United and became known as Ringwood Serbia.
In 1991 the club became Fitzroy City or Fitzroy Serbia and played its games at the old ground of the ex VFL/AFL club Fitzroy Lions at Edinburgh Gardens in Fitzroy, enjoying their best results ever.
Over the years the club has grown immensely and broadened its memberships to include Senior’s, Women's, Junior’s and Veteran’s teams. Fitzroy City Soccer Club has become more than just a place to play sport, it is a place for families and friends to congregate in the spirit of the community and for local businesses through their support of the club can meet the local community and wider districts.
We are renowned for our cevapi on game days. Today, the club is continuing to strive for success in every aspect of this ever-growing international sport. We have a strong vision to maintain our success and strength as a strong soccer club in the inner city suburbs. We have recently put in place a 5 year plan to field junior teams in each age group and get our seniors to improve and head towards competing in the National Premier League. This plan also requires a very strong support base with the benefits flowing two ways.
Fitzroy City Soccer Club is looking forward to an exciting future, and we look forward to meeting you and welcoming you all to the home of Fitzroy City Soccer Club.
Our Club Song
- For its a grand old team to play for,
- For its a grand old team to see,
- And if you know the history,
- Its enough to make your heart go,
- We don't care what they say,
- What the hell do we care,
- For all we know,
- Is that there's going to be a show,
- And the Fitzroy boys will be there.