More than a sports club
The Darebin Women’s Sports Club fields more than thirty teams across Aussie rules, soccer, cricket and 8-ball providing opportunities for over 750 women and girls to play sport in an inclusive, encouraging, supportive and safe environment. The club is a place where anyone can belong.
The founding story
The Fairfield Falcons are on the verge of folding after three seasons in the Victorian Women’s Football League (VWFL), after first forming in 1987. A group of local women resurrect the Fairfield team and play the 1990 VWFL season affiliated with the men’s club. View footage from 1992 here
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First standalone VWFL Women's Club
Read more here on how the team persisted across some challenging years to win the premiership in 1996.
Soccer introduced at the Falcons
Find out how the soccer team was formed here
Renaming the Club
Fielding the first Cricket team
Read more about the early days of cricket here
New home and 8-Ball launched
The Falcons enter a team in the Women’s Eight Ball Association competition for the first time. Read more about the 8-ball history here
Junior Footy kicks off
Read more about the history of the youth program here
Premierships for Cricket and 8-Ball
Fifth VWFL Premiership for Footy
Find out more about this legendary era here
Junior Soccer launched
Read about the origin story of the highly successful soccer program here
Falcons feature in exhibition Aussie Rules games
Falcons drafted to the AFLW competition
5th consecutive VFLW Premiership
Read more about this incredible time in the club’s history here
Junior Soccer growing rapidly
Read more about this growth story here
Aussie Rules Masters team and new Soccer Clubrooms
The Darebin Falcons enter a team in the AFL Masters’ (35+) women’s competition. New facilities for soccer at Robinsons Reserve are opened, and the first players from inaugural juniors clinic in 2011 progress to Falcons senior team.
Find out more about the Masters team here
Empowering women and girls
Find out what we see in our future here
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