Byron Bay FC started with humble beginnings in 1963 with junior teams ranging from U7s to U14s 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 football’s 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.
Byron senior football has had many ups and downs over the years until winning the Pointscore 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 U16s juniors under the guidance of Vlad Knaus. It was our third attempt in the U16s Grand Final winning the League and Grand Final double.
1998 saw our U15s 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 women and our U16s teams both won the Pointscore Championship and were unbeaten until Grand Final Day.
In celebration of our 50th year anniversary, we established the Hall of Honour, Awards of Distinction, Family Awards and a Team of Distinction. Please click here to browse our award recipients.