Cockburn City SC
|Full name||Cockburn City Soccer Club|
|League||NPL Western Australia|
Cockburn City Soccer Club is an Australian soccer club currently playing in the National Premier Leagues Western Australia. They play their home games at Dalmatinac Park and train at Beale Park.
Cockburn City Soccer Club's origin goes back to 1929 when they were known as Spearwood Rovers, in 1966 they amalgamated with Britannia to become Cockburn United. This club split in the early 1960s to become two separate clubs, Spearwood Dalmatinacs and Cockburn United. The two clubs enjoyed success in the period after, with facilities close to each other at Dalmatinac Park and Beale Park. The clubs reunited in 1998 under the negotiations of Angelko Petkovich and John Mijacika and became Cockburn City Soccer Club. The facilities at both parks are still used by the club's Junior and Senior teams.
In 2016 Cockburn City qualified for the FFA Cup round of 32 after beating Stirling Lions in the final qualification round. The Burn were drawn against National Premier Leagues Victoria side Melbourne Knights FC, with the fixture scheduled to be played at Knights Stadium in Melbourne on 10 August 2016. The Knights ran out 2–1 victors on a rainy night in North Sunshine, with Stipo Andrijašević scoring a 70th minute winner after David Araya equalised, cancelling out Jacob Colosimo's opener.
As of 17 August 2019
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Current coaching staff
- Scott Miller – First Team Coach
- Andy Thorburn – First Team Assistant Coach
- Lou Natale – Team Manager
- John Thorburn – Equipment manager
- Tim Buhagiar – Physio
- Joe Pereira – Reserves Coach
- Ross Greer – Reserves Assistant Coach
- Rob Santich – U18s Coach
- John Loreto – U18s Coach
- Christopher Adams ;– Goalkeeping Coach
- Jason Petkovic;– Goalkeeping Coach
- Chris Thackary – Junior Technical Director
Honours (League Positions)
(as Spearwood/Fremantle Dalmatinac)
- 1964: 1st – Semi-Pro Second Division
- 1974: 1st – Semi-Pro First Division
- 1979: 1st – Semi-Pro Premier League
- 1982: 1st – Semi-Pro Premier League
- 1986: 1st – Semi-Pro Premier League
(as Cockburn United/Spearwood Rovers)
- 1963: 1st – Semi-Pro First Division
- 1994: 1st – Semi-Pro Second Division
(as Cockburn City)
- 2012: 1st – State League Division 1
Notable past players
List includes players from Cockburn youth or senior teams that have gone on to represent the Australian national team.
The Cockburn city women's team last played in the 2014 Women's State League Premier Division in the 2014 season.
- National Premier Leagues: Round 20 Match Program 2019. Football West. 17 August 2019.
- Kreider, R.N. (2012) Paddocks to Pitches. The Definitive History of Western Australian Football. Published by SportsWest Media