2. Sid Grant and Harry Hetherington's 'History of Soccer in New South Wales' and
3. the NNSW Heritage Cup website in gathering this information.
The first task has been to create a database of all the so-called 'heritage clubs' in the region, those over 100 years old. Using the Heritage Cup website we created a rudimentary database of the following.
|Minmi Rangers/Wanderers FC||1884|
|West Wallsend FC||1891|
|Edgeworth Eagles FC||1892|
|Merewether Advance SFC||1894|
|Dudley Redhead United SFC||1896|
|Cessnock City Hornets FC||1907|
|Wetson Bears FC||1907|
|Lake Macquarie City Roosters FC||1912|
|New Lambton FC||1917|
|Maryland Fletcher FC|
- Minmi Rangers/ inaugural club.
Also known as Thistles/Squashers/Clippers/Starlights/Wanderers
Won a raft of competitions -- the Gardiner Cup in 1892 -- club collapses before ww2
- Wallsend FC --- Rovers/Royals/Reds --
Aside from Ellis Cup in 1889, didn't really start winning much until the 1920s 14 Major Premierships [11 Runners-Up], 4 Minor Premierships, 2 Club Championships, 65 Cups [13 Runners-Up],
- Adamstown Rosebud (momentarily Shamrocks)
- West Wallsend Athletic/Bluebells/Mazeppas/woodpeckers
- Edgeworth Eagles -- previously Young Wallsend
- Merewether Advance
- Dudley Redhead -- a merger of two clubs
- Cessnock (one time Bluebells)
- Weston Magpies/Albion/Bears
founded 1907 in 1909 changed to black and white stripes under the influence of Geordie Bill Hindmarsh. Has to change to the Bears when the Maitland Magpies enter the competition
- Lake Macquarie
- New Lambton
The second task has been to revisit Mosely
Third: Sid Grant and Harry Hetherington's History of Soccer in New South Wales on Mark Boric's site https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_UpU_G0B9TaI-KKiL7kzV1iqw6ED4t8E/view
Soccer in the Newcastle District had been organised by the Northern British FA since 1887. By 1900 there were fifteen teams playing in official competitions [6 of them survive] and by 1909 twenty-eight teams. [8 of those survive] In 1910 the Wallsend and District British FA was formed and took over from the Northern British FA. In its first year the new body raised the District’s number of soccer teams to fifty-two.