Club History

Club History

Bluebirds United Soccer Club was formed on 3 April 1970 under the guidance of founding members John Harbin and his father Bill. The club adopted the name ‘Bluebirds’ from the insignia of the English Football Association club, Cardiff City.

In its first year the club registered 4 junior teams and over the last 44 years has grown substantially to register 23 junior and 5 senior teams in 2013.

From humble beginnings, sharing facilities at Pilbeam Park and moving to other venues such as Saleyards Park, Duthie Park and North Rockhampton High School, the club finally settled at ‘Webber Park’ in the mid 1980s. The first clubhouse was opened in 1989 and since then has been upgraded and extended to form the licensed club we see today. This club is now the Bluebirds United Sports Club, a club that not only supports and is home to us, but other sports such as softball, netball and golf.

Over the years, Bluebirds United Soccer Club has been successful on many levels with numerous junior players achieving representation at Rockhampton, Central Queensland and Queensland level. The club has also been successful at a senior level winning the ‘Wesley Hall Cup’ in 1974, 75, 76, 77 and again in 1987, 1990 and 91.

The development programs currently in place, a highly qualified coaching staff and our hard working volunteers will ensure the club continues to aim to improve on these achievements in the years to come.

We are now formally known as Bluebirds United Football Club, Inc. The club adopted the global term ‘football’ in the wake of changes at the national level and as a way of ensuring we are clearly recognised as part of the ‘WORLD GAME’. We became an incorporated body in May 2013 as a way of further professionalising our overall approach and to place the club in a better position to seek support for future development.

We welcome you to be part of that future and to continue making history with us.

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