Launceston City FC
|Full name||Launceston City Football Club|
|Nickname(s)||City, Juventus, Juve|
|Ground||Buckby Land Rover Park, Prospect|
Launceston City Football Club is an Australian soccer club based in Launceston, Tasmania. The club was founded in 1956 and currently participating in the Tasmanian NPL Tasmania since 2013, run by the governing body Football Federation Tasmania. The club has over 100 registered players across senior, women and social leagues.
The junior club was briefly called "Westside Devils Soccer Club" from 1998 to 2016 and has since changed to Launceston City Devils. It has age groups from Under 7 to Under 16, and is one of the largest and most successful junior soccer clubs in the state with over 350 junior soccer players. The club also has a women's team which has been dominate since the turn of the new century picking up 9 Premier League titles and going 4 league seasons between 2005 and 2008 unbeaten.
Launceston City founded in 1958. City was particularly dominant in the 1960s, when they won every season except 1964. Although Northern Tasmania's most successful club with 19 Northern titles, they have failed to repeat their dominance of the 60s. The club uses the colours of Juventus and have links to the club. Prior to the cessation of ethnic affiliations by Australian football clubs in 1997, Launceston City were known as Launceston Juventus.
In 1978 Launceston Juventus relocated from their home ground at Brooks High School to Landrover Buckby Park located in Prospect where the club is still playing home games till this day. Landrover Park has two playing grounds, fully functional flood lights for night games, clubrooms, change rooms.
Launceston City fields teams in the National Premier League Tasmania NPL, the second tier of Australian football, Northern Championship, Northern League 1, Under 18's, and currently has one Super League Women's team and one Northern Women's Championship Team this makes up over 100 senior registered players.
Since Launceston City (Juventus) was founded in 1958 there has been four recorded club crests throughout the years.
The first ever recorded club crest since Launceston City's (Juventus) beginning in 1958 was this crest.Featuring the club's Italian heritage, resolve for success and the Launceston's coat of arms down the bottom of the crest. Which features with the two Tasmanian Tiger's holding the gold of the shield which refers to the early history of gold-mining in nearby hills. The blue represents the junction of the North and South Esk rivers where the city (symbolised by the gold central disc) was founded and the Tamar River flowing north to the Bass Strait. The club crest still features prominently outside the Launceston City change rooms to this day which was painted by life member Frank Stolp.
In the 1980s the club committee led by president and life member Ross Wesson formed a new design of the Launceston City (Juventus) club crest highlighting the club's relations to the club's Italian relations Juventus F.C. with the black and white stripes as seen on the club's home kits, the crest was used up until the early 2000s. The crest could be seen around Launceston in the form of stickers on motor vehicles and in the way of a keyring.
|Season||League||Statewide Cup||FFA Cup|
|Name (national level)||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Position||Tasmanian Finals||NPL Finals|
|2012||North Premier League (2)||16||5||3||8||22||40||−18||18||6th||DNQ||Didn't Exist||First round||Didn't Exist|
|2013||Victory League (2)||21||0||1||20||14||117||−103||1||8th||DNQ||DNQ||Round of 16|
|2014||Victory League (2)||21||3||1||17||29||86||−57||10||8th||DNQ||DNQ||Quarter-finals||DNQ|
|2015||Victory League (2)||21||7||3||11||39||51||−12||24||5th||Quarter-finals||DNQ||Quarter-finals||DNQ|
|2016||NPL Tasmania (2)||21||7||2||12||24||58||−34||23||5th||Quarter-finals||DNQ||Round of 16||DNQ|
|2017||NPL Tasmania (2)||21||5||3||13||25||58||−33||18||6th||Quarter-finals||DNQ||Semi-finals||DNQ|
|2018||NPL Tasmania (2)||21||11||4||6||56||32||24||37||4th||Didn't Exist||DNQ||Semi-finals||DNQ|
- State Championships: (once) 1961
- State Championships Runners-up: (11 times) 1960,1964,1969,1971,1972,1975,1976,1981,1995,2001,2005
- Northern Premierships: (19 times) 1959,1960,1961,1962,1963,1965,1966,1967,1968, 1969,1971,1972,1975,1976,1982,1984,1986,2001,2005
- Advocate Coca-Cola Night Soccer Series :1981
- Northern Premier League Reserves:2005,2006,2017
- Northern Premier League u18:2015,2018
- Statewide Cup:1966,1976,1991,2004,2007,2018
- Statewide Cup Runners-up:2005,2006
- Steve Hudson Cup:1987,1989,1991,1993,1996,2002,2004,2005,2007
- Northern Women's Premier League:2001,2002,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2016
- Women's State Championship:2007, 2012
- Women's Statewide Cup:2015
Men's State League Player of the Year
Women's State League Player of the Year
Northern Women's Best & Fairest
Northern Men's Reserves Best & Fairest
Northern Men's Under 18's Best & Fairest
NPL Tasmania Rising Star Award
NPL Tasmania Goal of the Year