PURPOSE & PHILOSOPHY:

At Carss Park FC, we are very proud to provide a long & successful tradition of both park football to our local community and a pathway to further representative opportunities. We have a family friendly ethos based on fun, fitness, football & friendship. Whilst we aim to develop each individual's skills to the best of their ability, team comaraderie and good sportsmanship towards own team and competitors is equally as important. These are lifelong skills which players will take with them across all areas of life long after they finish football.

And here at Carss Park, we take pride in the skills both on & off the field that our players take with them on their journey, and in turn come back to us later to keep the ever new generation of footballers moving through at CPFC.

HISTORY:

Carss Park FC was established in 1930 by a local prominent resident by the name of Charles Pirie. He approached Kogarah Council with the idea of commencing what was known as soccer for the children of the local community. Thus was born the great tradition of the maroon and white that continues to this day. Through name, site and uniform changes, the rich tapestry of his legacy continues through to our 80th Anniversary- held in 2010 and beyond, with our main field (previously The Chinese market gardens) named in his honour. Charles Pirie remains as our main ground, along with the midi and mini fields that so many Carss Park generations of players have grown up on, fostering a love of football and friendship. Noteable ex-players include Internationals Paul Degney & Aytek Genc, Matthew Breeze- A'League Referee, Richard Plesa, Dean Bouzanis, Nikolas Tsattalios and more. Several CP female players are also beginning to work their way through the representative pathways of St George FC and beyond.

As the oldest club in The St George Association, we are proud of our tradition, heritage and commitment to football over the past 82 years. Many families are generational, with the children and grand children of former presidents, committee and players now taking up active roles in our club,

The legacy to our local community continues in this our 84th year......

SPECIFIC FOOTBALL AIM:

To provide:

• Informative training & development to all players

• Provide coaches & managers with current theory & practices in keeping with football expectations in 2014 and beyond

• Coaches with the skills required to assist them in their role- through Grass Roots Coaching, The website Links, The Junior Licence, support as required from our club manager Jason Marks and opportunity at monthly meetings for discussion

• CPFC players the opportunity to join The Monday Night Academy for additional coaching / specific goal keeping by our accredited club coach Jason Marks. This comes at NO COST to our registered players - Best value going!!.

Our Committee members can be found here.