About the Club
Byron Bay Football Club is a volunteer organisation promoting a positive club culture, in which all members are valued and supported for their contribution.
Members are openly encouraged to become involved in their club, as we strive to work together to build a positive, valued entity within the community that our members can be proud of.
We are an equal opportunities club with a zero tolerance for discrimination, and we expect all members to adhere strongly to our professional codes of conduct.
In accordance with these codes of conduct, we expect all players, referees and team coaches to be treated with respect, and at no time will the use of physical or verbal abuse be tolerated, either on or off the field.
We are driven to provide equal access pathways for players of all abilities and aspirations, whether recreational or competitive – to play football, enjoy football and pursue their football dreams.
We are committed to nurturing and developing the juniors in a structured, organised way, thereby building strength and consistency at the junior level and improving both football and life skills.
We are committed to developing all players through quality coaching. This will be achieved with solid coaching support and education, and by encouraging interaction and support among all players (both on and off the field), regardless of experience levels. Special attention is given to promoting interaction between junior and senior players.
We strive to be a financially secure and disciplined club, which supports and values our sponsors and our community.
play by the rules
At Byron Bay FC we play by the rules. Click here to read our Codes of Conduct and other information to help you play by the rules too.
Byron Bay FC started with humble beginnings in 1963 with junior teams ranging from under 7's to under 14's in the Brunswick Byron competition. The senior side started three years later in 1966, playing at that time in the Tweed Byron competition, winning their first competition in 1978, and reaching three Grand Finals and Finals through to 1980. They also won three consecutive Anzac Cups from 1978 to 1980.
Byron's first real taste of Lismore Soccer in senior ranks was in the Tristram Cup with Byron missing out on a finals berth with a draw against a Lismore Club then called Eastwood United. Byron eventually joined Lismore District Soccer in 1982 in second division competition after a number of players retired or moved on.
Byron senior football has had many ups and downs over the years until winning the Minor Premiership in the then Reserve Grade competition in 1988 under the guidance of coach Mark (Mono) Stewart, which enabled the Club to finally be promoted to first division and twice making the semi-finals. Byron's first success came from our Under 16's juniors under the guidance of Vlad Knaus. It was our third attempt in the Under 16's Grand Final winning both Minor and Major Premierships.
1998 saw our Grade 15's make the Grand Final under the guidance of Marcelo Valenzueva, who turned this team into a formidable side in their first year in Lismore Soccer.
1997 saw the emergence of our first Womens team (previously, womens soccer teams were not affiliated with our Club) in third division which made the Grand Final and in 1998 our senior womens and our first junior Grade 16's teams both won the Pointscore Championship and were unbeaten until Grand Final Day.