In 1984 South Coast United Soccer Club first commenced playing in the lower football tiers in Wollongong & quickly rose through the ranks to the Illawarra Premier League, where it took out the League Championship / Grand Final Double in 1987.
Based on a committed following with over 50 Foundation Members & 100 Associated Members, the Club forged ahead to develop their facilities at Sir Ian McLennan Park, whilst maintaining their status in the top league until the early 1990’s.
Ten years into their existence, the Club won the rights to the 20th Australian Croatian Soccer Tournament, which was a highlight for the relatively young club.
Over the years the Club has experienced its ups & downs, but continues to be a driving force in local football having competed in the Illawarra Premier League since 2005.
South Coast United SC has a fine tradition of developing players, whilst many football identities have been associated the Club, including “Hajduk Split” legend, Ante Zanetic, Welshman Neil Williams & Wollongong Wolves legend David Skeen. Players associated with Club include record goal scorer, Joe Coelho, “Players of the Year”, Claude Cellini & Michael Santalab, Brendan Santalab in 2004 & Socceroos skipper Mile Jedinak in 2005.