Membership of Marist Canberra Football Club is open to all students of Marist College.
Football has been competitively played at Marist College since 1978, when Marist College fielded an U14 team coached by Mr. Barbour. A vacancy had come up in the local competition and Mr. Manion, President of the Marist College Soccer Club, approached some of the boys who were coaching junior teams to get together and form an U14 team. This team included Peter Hugg, who was the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games Football Tournament Director and a FIFA representative.
That team went on to play in the U15s and in 1980 were runners up in the U16/17 age group. In 1981 the First X1 played in the Canberra League Division 4. The coach was Des Jordan and the team included Nigel Boundy, Peter Day (Goalie and now Father Peter Day), Anthony Dewhurst, Patrick Langtry, David Lewis, Anthony Martin, Peter Phillips, Michael Uzzell, Laurence Vickery (Captain), Andrew Wood and Michael Zietihofer. The first team to win a premiership for Marist was an U9 team in 1980. This team was coached by two Year 11 boys, Nigel Boundy and Colin Tulley.
Today Marist is a thriving club participating in the Capital Football Junior League and the Aldi MiniRoos (U10–U11). Ages range from Under 10 to Under 18, and all skill levels are catered for. Marist College encourages boys to play for the school-based club.
All Capital Football Junior League and Aldi MiniRoos games are played on Saturday, with starting times varying according to the age group. Under 10s play the first games, and start at 11.30 am. The last games start at 3.10 pm.
Because of the number of teams we field, Marist Canberra Football Club has four home grounds, and teams may not necessarily play at the same grounds for each home game, because we share the College grounds with the Marist Rugby Club. See our Grounds pages for more information.
Last updated 26 February 2017.