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Club History

Penrith Football Club is one of the oldest established football clubs in the Nepean District. Originally called the South Penrith Sports and Social Club, its genesis began in 1968 on the daily commuter trains to and from the city.

As with many of the sporting clubs in Penrith, it was the work and determination of a few dedicated people which saw this club get off the ground. Len Gendle and Ernie Johanssen felt that the community needed a soccer club to promote sportsmanship in the area. Initially, the train became their "office" as plans were drawn up for a draft constitution and the paperwork needed for the formation of a club was dealt with. 1968 saw the club field two junior and two senior teams in the competition.

Since then we have seen the club go through many changes. Our name for example has gone through several, South Penrith Sports and Social Club, South Penrith Soccer and Sports Club, Penrith Sports and Social Club, Penrith Soccer Club and now in 2006 Penrith Football Club.

And while our club colours have always been the distinctive red, green and white, similarly as time has passed we have adopted different styles of strip, going from the original all cotton "candy stripes" of the 60's and 70's through to our more familiar and dominant "bottle green" of today.

No doubt the future will see more changes for our club and of course we all hope those changes will be for the better, so far we have continued to go from strength to strength over the last 38 years. From those humble four teams in 1968 to present day where we field in the vicinity of fifty teams each season. I'm sure Len and Ernie would be proud!

  
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