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South Coast Wolves Football Club
South Coast Wolves FC logo.jpg
Full name South Coast Wolves Football Club
Nickname(s) Wolves, South Coast, WCFC
Founded 1980-2008 (as Wolves)
2009- (as WCFC)
Ground WIN Stadium
Wollongong, New South Wales
(Capacity: 20,000)
Chairman Paul Myjavec
Manager Trevor Morgan
League NSW Premier League
2010 TBD
Home colours
Away colours
Current season

The South Coast Wolves Football Club (formerly Wollongong Community Football Club and the Wollongong Wolves) is an Australian Association football club based in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia currently playing in the NSW Premier League.

The club was formed in 2009 as a not for profit organisation, run and owned by the community since the financial demise of the Wollongong Wolves.


History (as Wollongong Wolves)


2000 Grand Final

The Wolves first Grand Final win came in the 1999/2000 season, when the Wolves beat Perth Glory in a penalty shootout. Perth were up 3-0 at halftime, but goals from Scott Chiperfield, captain Matt Horsley and a last minute equaliser from Paul Reid put the game into extra time-Golden Goal. after no goals in extra time it went to penalties. Wollongong goalkeeper Les Pogliacomi was the hero saving vital penalties. The Wollongong Wolves won 7-6 on penalties

2001 Grand final

Wollongong FC logo (2007-2009)

The Wolves won their second NSL title in 2001. They beat South Melbourne 2-1 Stuart Young and Sasho Petrovski scored the goals.

NSL Demise

After the demise of the former national competition, the National Soccer League (NSL), the Wolves moved onto the top state competition, the NSW Premier League. A memorable Grand Final win would be of the 2008 Premier League when the Wolves won the Championship to only be in financial debt later in the year.

History (as Wollongong Community FC / South Coast Wolves)

2009 "Wolves" Demise

After winning the 2008 NSW Premier League Championship, the club had showed many financial losses including AUD$240,000 in debts and losses of players and coaches. It was later announced that the current club would cease to exist and a new community organization would be formed which would ensure money problems would not plague the new club in the future.[1]

After a dismal 2009 season, the Wollongong Community Football Club requested a name change back to the former "Wolves" moniker, with the formal request being approved in November 2009.[2]


(as Wollongong Wolves)

  • Oceania Club Champions: 2001
  • NSL Champions: 1999/2000, 2000/2001
  • NSL Minor Premiers: 1988
  • NSW Premier League Champions: 1987, 2008
  • NSW Premier League Minor Premiers: 1987
  • Tiger Turf Cup winners: 2007

The Oceania Club title however, did not lead to them playing in the FIFA Club World Championship it had qualified them to play in, as FIFA had cancelled the World Club Championship due to financial reasons.

Current squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Australia GK Balla Conde
2 Australia FW Ilija Prenzoski
3 East Timor DF Alfredo Esteves
4 Australia FW Steven Hayes
5 Australia FW Samet Kaynak
14 Peru FW Daniel Cortez
6 Australia DF Josh Price
7 Australia MF Drew Pinazza
8 Australia MF Jamie Pitt
20 Australia GK Nikodin Matic
  • Coach: Trevor Morgan
  • Goalkeeper Coach: John Krajnovic

Former Players (Wollongong Wolves)


External links

Preceded by
South Melbourne
NSL Champions
Succeeded by
Sydney Olympic
 FIFA Oceania Club Championship 2000-01 Winners 
Wollongong Wolves
First title


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