Boroondara Eagles FC history begins in 2002 with the formation of the Collegians Association Football Club by Old Scholars of Wesley College. The purple of the college was adopted for the club because of this connection.
In July 2003, the club became Boroondara Lions after gaining access to grounds at Howard Dawson Reserve, Glen Iris through the City of Boroondara.
In 2005, junior teams were added to the club with an objective to support and promote girls and women’s football alongside the boys. Based at Howard Dawson Reserve in Glen Iris, the Boroondara Lions Junior Football Club was formed.
In October 2008, following the merger of Boroondara Lions and Templestowe Eagles, the club became the Boroondara Eagles Football Club, as it is known today.
In season 2011, specialist training was introduced for all teams after a successful pilot scheme rolled out in 2010 for the girls team. The U16 girls won their league ladder and went on to win the State grand final, in a 3 way play off. They beat a team from another division in the final that was previously undefeated with a +118 goal difference.
Providing equal opportunity for members with a culture of inclusiveness, our club thrives on strong community support.
Today, Boroondara Eagles FC has grown in stature as a community club of choice for more than 800 players in 61 teams ranging from U5s to Senior teams. The club’s growth meant it had to find new facilities and in 2006, the club moved from Howard Dawson Reserve to occupy the home grounds of Macleay Park (Our headquarters), Stradbroke Park and the Carey Sports Complex.
At the heart of our club is the belief that every child should strive to be the best version of themselves. We aim to help create resilient, responsible and respectful young players who will kick goals in life and in their community.
Senior team history
The Senior Women’s team was created in 2011. In 2011, the team came first in the State League 3 competition. In 2012, the women finished second on the ladder of State League 2 and then finished first in State League 1 in 2013.
In 2014 and 2015, the team had two seasons in the Women’s Premier League (WPL) competition making the finals both times. They finished 3rd in 2014, and then won the league title and the Team App Statewide Cup the following year in 2015.
2016 saw the women’s team return to the State League 1 competition after being unable to join the newly formed WNPL competition. They topped the State League 1 ladder for 3 years in succession (2016-2018).
In 2018, the Senior Women’s first team finished their “three-peat” as State League 1 Champions, who topped their ladder with a goal difference of 124. The Senior Women’s reserves team also finished equal top of their ladder on points, second based on goal difference.
The Senior/Open Men’s team officially became the Boroondara Carey Eagles in 2016 following a merger with the Old Carey Soccer Club. Old Carey needed to add junior teams to enable them to continue to play in the State Men’s competition as per Football Victoria’s Rules of Competition. From this a new partnership was formed that has seen the team rise through the ranks.
In 2017 the men’s team won the State League 4 title and went back to back in 2018 by gaining promotion to State League 2 after winning the State League 3 title.
The Men’s senior team success continued in 2019 having taken out the State League 2 Title which will see the team compete in the State League 1 division in 2020.
The club’s history and success is due to committed volunteers and leaders with a relentless focus on servicing the members of the club.
2018 to present Chris Constantine
2016 to 2017 Paul Guthrie
2010 to 2015 Graeme Smith
2008 to 2009 Paul Martinez
2003 to 2007 Andrew Barbayannis