The Club was founded in 1966 by a group of young Italian men who soon after arriving to the Illawarra found the Warrawong Coffee Lounge was the place to visit after work.
This soon created a rivalry between the Warrawong Coffee Lounge and the Port Kembla Coffee Lounge so in 1964 the idea of two rival groups playing a game of football was born, with the losing team having to pay for other’s dinner.
After a period of time the owner of the Warrawong Coffee Lounge suggested the two groups get together to create a soccer team and enter it in the district competition.
The next step was to decide on a name for the team and it was unanimously decided to call the team Warrawong Azzurri. The application was submitted to the Illawarra Soccer Association and the application was unsuccessful. The reason given was that all league position were taken and that Soccer Australia were trying to eliminate all ethic names from the competition so the name Azzurri was not allowed.
The committee decided to reconvene and rename the team to Lake Heights Blues. This was again unsuccessful as was another attempt in 1965 and 1966. All the while the two Coffee Lounges still played against each other.
As fate would have it the Secretary of Port Kembla Dunubia approached the groups and asked if they were interested in taking Danubia’s position in the Illawarra competition.
This was promptly accepted and in 1966 Port Kembla Danubia became Port Kembla Soccer Club.
Port Kembla’s inaugural game was in the Corrimal knockout against EPT.
Port Kembla Soccer Club quickly established itself as a family Club with this came a great support base and soon has established a junior body recruiting all the junior players from the immediate area. This led to the formation of the Port Kembla Junior Soccer Club. Over the years many junior players came through the ranks to play within the senior teams.
From King George Oval to Commiditchie Reserve to Wetherall Park it has been a great journey. We are now respected as one of the premier football clubs in the Illawarra.