Northern Tigers FC

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Northern Tigers
Logo
Full name Northern Tigers Football Club
Founded 2002 (1963 as Ku-Ring-Gai United)[1]
Ground Mills Park
Ground Capacity 1500
Owner Northern Suburbs Football Association
Head Coach Jason Eagar
League NPL NSW2
Website Club home page

Northern Tigers FC is a semi-professional soccer club based in the Hornsby area of Sydney. The Northern Tigers enter teams in the Football NSW National Premier Leagues NSW Men's 2 (Men and Boys), National Premier Leagues NSW Women's 2 (Women and Girls), FNSW Skills Acquisition Program (Under 9, 10 and 11) and the NSW Futsal Super League.

Home games are played at Mills Park, Asquith with occasional games at Parklands Oval, Mt. Colah and the Lindfield Campus of the University of Technology, Sydney. They are one of 19 "feeder" clubs that maintain a working relationship with A-League club, Sydney FC.[2]

History[edit]

Ku-ring-gai & District Soccer Association purchased a NSW Soccer Federation Division 1 license from the Balmain Tigers in 2002. The name was then changed to Northern Tigers and Northern Tigers FC was established.[3]

In 2003 they were premiers of FNSW Men's Division 1 and were promoted to the FNSW Super League (now National Premier Leagues NSW Men's 2). In 2007 they were Premiers of Super League but declined promotion to FNSW Premier League (now National Premier Leagues NSW Men's 1). In 2010 they were Champions of FNSW Super League after defeating St. George FC 4–0 in the Grand Final.

The 2015 NPL NSW2 season, saw their senior side crowned champions however due to the club championship promotion criteria by Football NSW (which are points accumulated across the U20' and U18's as well), they were not promoted.

Location[edit]

The Northern Tigers have an intake area for players that includes most of the northern corridor of Sydney that stretches from the Sydney Harbour Bridge to the Hawkesbury River.

Players come from suburbs including Berowra, Gordon, Pymble, Lindfield, Killara, Lane Cove, Chatswood, Wahroonga, Artamon, Hornsby, Willoughby, Turramurra and Northern Beaches.

Club Colours[edit]

Northern Tigers FC players wear white with bottle green when playing at home and purple with white when playing away.

Pre-season scheduled demonstration matches[edit]

Each year, the Northern Tigers' First Grade team play 'demonstration' games against A-League clubs Sydney FC and the Central Coast Mariners.[4]

Sydney FC is based in Sydney, about 45 mins South of the Northern Tigers home ground while The Mariners are based on the Central Coast about 45 mins North.

These matches have, in the past, been watched by up to 1500 spectators.

Notable former players[edit]

Socceroos[edit]

Matildas[edit]

International[edit]

U20 Youth International[edit]

AFC U19 Young Socceroos[edit]

  • Travis Cooper

National League or A League[edit]

Northern Suburbs Football Association[edit]

The Northern Suburbs Football Association was formed in April 1957 as Ku-Ring-Gai & District Soccer Association (KDSA). There were five foundation clubs – Kissing Point, Wahroonga, West Pymble, North Turramurra and Lindfield.[5] The first representative teams entered in NSW Federation competitions in 1959 or 1960, with the first senior representative side competing in 1963 as Ku-Ring-Gai United.[1] In 1970 Ku-ring-gai merged with Artarmon to enter the NSW Federation competition and changed its name in 1972 to Ku-ring-gai Soccer Club. NSW Soccer Federation also approved the merger of the KDSA with the Northern Suburbs Soccer Association for the 1973 season. The district would continue to operate as KDSA.[5] In 2012, the association changed its named to Northern Suburbs Football Association to more accurately reflect district boundaries and remain in line of the national use of "football" within federations.[6]

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