South Coast United SC

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South Coast United SC emblem.
Full name South Coast Croatia Soccer Club
Nickname(s) United, Croatia, Croacija, Reds
Founded 1984
Ground Ian Mclennan Park, Kembla Grange
Chairman Vlado Skara
Manager Greg Valic
League Illawarra Premier League

South Coast Croatia Soccer Club is an Australian soccer club from the city of Wollongong, New South Wales. The club was founded in 1984 by Wollongong's Croatian Australian community. The club plays in the Illawarra Premier League.


After being founded in 1984, the high point in the club's history came in 1987 when the club won its only Illawara Premier League championship.

South Coast were previously in the Illawarra Conference League or Division 1 as it was previously known. In 2004, Croatia were minor premiers of the Illawarra Conference League but lost the Grand Final to Helensburgh 4–1.

The club last hosted the Australian-Croatian Soccer Tournament in 1994 and hosted the 2014 Australia & New Zealand Croatian soccer tournament.

Home ground

South Coast Croatia play their home fixtures at Ian Mclennan Park, Kembla Grange since their inception in 1984

Divisional history

Year Division Points Placed
1996 Division 1 – IFA 31 5th
2001 Illawarra Conference League 32 5th
2002 Illawarra Conference League 39 7th
2003 Illawarra Conference League 35 9th
2004 Illawarra Conference League 62 1st – Premiers and Promoted
2005 Illawarra Premier League 42 5th
2006 Illawarra Premier League 35 9th
2007 Illawarra Premier League 49 5th
2008 Illawarra Premier League 36 9th
2009 Illawarra Premier League 36 3rd
2010 Illawarra Premier League 21 11th
2011 Illawarra Premier League 29 7th
2012 Illawarra Premier League 11th place
2013 Illawarra Premier League 10th place
2014 Illawarra Premier League 5th place
2015 Illawarra Premier League 26 8th place

See also


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