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Founded by Mr Maurice Gili in 1973, Fairfield Patrician Brothers Football Club continues to go from strength to strength 40 years on from its inception. 


Mr Gili commenced teaching at the College of the same name in January 1973. During that time Mr Gili was playing first grade in the Australian Soccer Federation for Melita Eagles Soccer Club. Mr Gili showed great persistence and determination to introduce soccer to the College and the Fairfield community.


1975, the third year since the inception of Fairfield Patrician Brothers Football Club saw the club enter four teams into the Southern Districts Football Association.


Pats entered teams within the under 12, 13, 14 and 15s age groups with Southern Districts Football competitions going on to taste success in the under 15s competition. In actual fact the club exceeded expectations in all age groups finishing second within the 12s and 14s age groups and third with the u13s competition.

1975 also brought with it the induction of 13 parents to the club's committee. The committee would prove instrumental in guiding the club through organisation of events to raise money and gain sponsorship. 

The season also marked the first year of the club playing home games at Fairfield Park. This was in contrast to previous years where home games were played at Smithfield Oval, sharing the ground with other clubs. 

Moving to such a field required much support and once again it was the parents, led by the committee who proved ever reliable. Tasks including supervision of the grounds, marking of lines and obtaining managers and coaches we undertaken willingly and voluntarily. 

One notable mention goes to the Goddard family who would use there station wagon as the club's tuckshop on numerous occasions. 

1977 saw the club field five teams in Southern Districts Football competitions. The club continued to establish a strong presence in the competition through both strong performances and fine sportsmanship. 

Premiership success was brought to the club by way of the u14s who not only won the minor premiership but backed it up to do the double - winning the premiership in emphatic fashion.

Both the u11s and u17s played exceptionally well throughout the season, reaching the final in their respective competitions only to narrowly lose out in the decider - the u11s winning the minor premiership in the process. They were complimented by the efforts of the u15s and u13s who both narrowly missed out on semi final births.

In what has to be some sort of a record, the u11s netted 180 times during the course of their season, conceding just 10 goals in the process. It was proof that the club had some real talent on its hands and this would be consolidated in the years to come.

Off the field, the involvement of parents in fundraising and volunteering was growing exponentially. It was help that assisted the club greatly in its establishment as a functional football club in the SDSFA.



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