South Coast United SC

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South Coast United
South Coast United SC emblem.
Full name South Coast United Soccer Club
Nickname(s) United, Croatia, Croacija
Founded 1984
Ground Sir Ian McLennan Park,
Kembla Grange, NSW
Ground Capacity Seated 500, Standing 5000
Chairman Brian Butković
Manager Greg Valić
League Illawarra Premier League

South Coast United Soccer Club is an Australian association football club from the city of Wollongong. The club was founded in 1984 by Wollongong's Croatian Australian community. The club plays in the Illawarra Premier League. The club is located at Kembla Grange and plays its home games at Ian McLennan Park.


After being founded in 1984, the high point in the club's history came in 1987 when the club won its only Illawara Premier League championship.

South Coast were previously in the Illawarra Conference League or Division 1 as it was previously known. In 2004, SCU were minor premiers of the Illawarra Conference League however lost the Grand Final to Helensburgh 4–1 (H'burg was coached by Alan Paine)

The club last hosted the Australian-Croatian Soccer Tournament in 1994 and has been successful in its bid and has now just hosted the 2014 Australia & New Zealand Croatian soccer tournament.

Home Ground[edit]

South Coast United play out of their home ground Sir Ian McLennan Park in Kembla Grange, NSW. The stadium seats 500 people with standing room for many more thousands.

Panoramic of the freshly cut grass / grandstand at Sir Ian McLennan Park, Kembla Grange
Panoramic of the freshly cut grass / grandstand at Sir Ian McLennan Park, Kembla Grange

Divisional History[edit]

Year Division Points Placed
1996 Division 1 – IFA 31 5th
2001 Illawarra Conference League 32 5th
2002 Illawarra Conference League 39 7th
2003 Illawarra Conference League 35 9th
2004 Illawarra Conference League 62 1st – Premiers and Promoted
2005 Illawarra Premier League 42 5th
2006 Illawarra Premier League 35 9th
2007 Illawarra Premier League 49 5th
2008 Illawarra Premier League 36 9th
2009 Illawarra Premier League 36 3rd
2010 Illawarra Premier League 21 11th
2011 Illawarra Premier League 29 7th
2012 Illawarra Premier League 11th place
2013 Illawarra Premier League 10th place
2014 Illawarra Premier League 5th place
2015 Illawarra Premier League 26 8th place

See also[edit]