Our History

Arncliffe Aurora Football Club Inc was established in 1991 by local members of the community to promote a social sporting environment for the youth of Arncliffe and its surrounds in the Bayside Council area.

Although founded in 1991, its legacy and origins date back to the 1960s as an extension of Sister Clubs in Southern Lebanon.

The vision of the founding members reflects the ‘Fajr’ spirit of many of our communities local members and immigrants.

The word “Fajr” or Aurora, is the Arabic word defined as the rising of the sun, reflecting the birth of new opportunities and the blue sky, representing limitless ambition, hence the yellow and blue strip of Arncliffe Aurora.

This spirit is a key ethos of Arncliffe Aurora’s mission to foster and nurture a new generation of youth by achieving their footballing objectives in a warm and friendly environment.

We have grown from the original five established teams in 1991 with 75 registered players, to fielding over 40 teams ranging from U6s to Premier League with more than 700 registered players.

Today we have players, managers and committee members of various backgrounds believing and contributing to the Aurora spirit.

We are immensely proud of our history, but also celebrate our position within our community and within the wider Australian society.

We are eternally grateful to all those that have contributed to the success of the club through their passion, commitment and ongoing support.

Our home ground is the picturesque Arncliffe Park which has nurtured generations of local football players over the years, and through the club we strive to provide local children direction in both their physical conditioning and life discipline.

Finally, Arncliffe Aurora Football Club acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we are established– the Gadigal/Bidjigal Peoples, and we pay respect to their Elders; past, present and emerging.