Lambton Jaffas FC
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|Full name||Lambton Jaffas Football Club|
|Ground||Arthur Edden Oval|
|Head Coach||David Tanchevski|
|League||NPL Northern NSW|
|Website||Club home page|
Lambton Jaffas started off as the senior team of Lambton Soccer Club which was established in 1957.
The club prospered during the 1960s, with the clubs first All Age side being established in 1968. In 1969, the club was invited to participate in the 2nd Division Competition by the Northern NSW Soccer Federation, to replace Dudley Redhead. The club played under the name of Dudley Lambton that year to fulfill the Federation's obligations to the English Soccer Pools. The club struggled that year with the 1st Grade running last and the Reserves Grade 8th, with both recording record losses to Maitland Club.
In 1969, the Under 16 side made the Final, followed by obtaining the Seniors' first title in 1970. In 1975, all 3 Senior sides made the Semi-finals for the first time.
The Seniors home ground is Arthur Edden Oval in New Lambton since 1969, except for one season in 1976. The Juniors play their home games at Harry Edwards Oval and Lambton No. 1 Oval, both in Lambton Park.
In 1978, Ernie Lamb had to differentiate between a newly formed 'All Age' and the 2nd Division senior club, and the name Jaffas was first formally used. Originally, the club one committee to run the Junior and Senior teams. However, in 1980 two committees were formed. The club was incorporated as Lambton Jaffas Soccer Club in 1987, with a Juniors and Seniors division. In 2008, Lambton became a Football Club.
After 42 years of amateur football, in 2010 the club became semi-professional.
In 2013, the club was first promoted to the NBN State Football League.
- NBN State Football League runner-ups: 2013