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History of AJFC

About Abbotsford Junior Football Club

Abbotsford Junior Football Club (AJFC) is a voluntary community sporting organisation located in Sydney’s Inner West, serving junior and senior football players in the Canada Bay area, with players primarily from the suburbs of Abbotsford, Chiswick, Drummoyne, Five Dock, Russell Lea and Wareemba.  

The club’s main objective is to provide a safe and friendly environment for football players of all ages. As the club’s name suggests, our core focus is on junior football player development: a coaching director coordinates an age-based training program, ensuring that all children are taught age-appropriate skills and the club offers extended skills training for keen players. The club currently has over 1000 registered members. 

Campbell Park, located in Chiswick, New South Wales, has always been the club’s home ground. In 2010, the facilities were significantly improved, with the installation of 6 new light towers, providing excellent lighting that meets the Australian Standard for night games to all areas of Campbell Park. More recently, Abbotsford has partnered with the Canada Bay Council to upgrade its Campbell Park Club House which opened in 2017.  In 2019, AJFC commenced games on a brand new football pitch on Lysaght Oval and in 2020, new light towers have been installed to allow for increased training area during weekdays.  This means that football training sessions can be rotated around these grounds to spread the wear and tear with a view to maintaining good playing surfaces over the winter competition.

The History of Abbotsford Juniors Football Club

Abbotsford Junior Soccer Club held its inaugural meeting on the 26th October, 1965, with Mr Alan Moore the first Club President, Mr Dennis Craig as Club Secretary and Mr Ray Evans as Club Treasurer. The Ladies Auxiliary was established by Mrs Marg Welling, Mrs Babe Young and Mrs Marvis Verity. Initially, the club competed in the Churches Association but in 1989 the club joined the Canterbury District Association.
 
The club was incorporated in 2001 as Abbotsford Junior Soccer Club and changed the club name to “Abbotsford Junior Football Club” in 2007. In recognition of the rapidly increasing interest in girls football, the Club welcomed its first female players to competitive football in 2011; an interest that continues to be a focus for the Club today.