Knights Player and Family Handbook
For detailed information on the club and answers to most frequently asked questions on playing, training, playing kits, and everything in between, download the PDF Handbook below.
Irymple Knights Soccer Club (IKSC) established in 1978, is a proud and successful club and a prominent part of the Sunraysia soccer community.
Although there are numerous reports of sporadic soccer games in the Sunraysia region as far back as the early 1900s, the World Game in Northwest Victoria really kicked off and established itself in the 1970s with the influx of migrant workers. European workers arriving in the region were looking for a way to show their passion, where another type of football held sway. Regardless of origin or social class, soccer provided a sense of identity and belonging.
Our Irymple roots
Soccer in Irymple has had a rich history stemming back to the early 1900s. In 1911, Irymple (a satellite settlement to Mildura), proudly fielded a soccer team known as Irymple Soccer Club (Irymple SC), that comprised a vibrant mix of locally born players with working class British migrants. For four years from their inception in 1911, Irymple SC took the field in Mildura competition before the great war. The competition involved two or three teams. While Merbein dropped in and out, the Mildura and Irymple soccer clubs kept up a steady battle between 1911 and 1915.
However, this all came to an end with the start of the World War 1 in which the Irymple Soccer Club lost 9 of its starting 11 team. For 63 years, no team would represent the township again until 1978.
Our club, formerly known as Zagreb S.C was founded in 1978 by Croatian migrants that had settled in the area. We are located on Henshilwood Reserve, Irymple. Frank Radman Senior (the founding member and inaugural President), not only initiated its establishment but proudly supported the running of the club for the years to follow and along with a few supporters, built the very foundation and values that the club still stands for today.
Back in 1979, the club started their inaugural season with only two junior grades consisting of under 10, 12 and the senior team. Since then, the club has continued to grow its player base and now fields teams in all of the following:
Mini Roos (Sub-Juniors)
- U12 mixed
- U13 Girls
- U14 mixed
- Under 16 Girls
- Under 16 Mixed
A common thread between the club of 1911 and the club today is its rich history of multiculturism, acceptance and courage. They form the fabric of what our club represents.
Irymple Knights Soccer Club invites newcomers to actively participate in the local club and we have often welcomed overseas students, refugees and visitors into our teams.
We have also seen many of members move through the club and to play soccer at more elite levels.
A thriving and successful club in Football Federation Sunraysia history, we have won:
- 17 Mens Senior League Championships
- 9 Womens League Championships
- Over 10 Junior League Championships
- 10 Football Federation Sunraysia Cups
- Numerous Club of the Year Trophies
Our Women’s team has also achieved 6 straight Sunraysia League premierships and a total of 9 premierships since the inception of the Sunraysia League Womens competition, the most recent being in 2021. At IKSC, we have been part of the pioneering of the Sunraysia Womens League competition and are proud of all our female players participation, dedication and achievement.
All players must be registered online (via ‘playfootball site’) and paid in order to play.
To register go to http://playfootball.com.au and click on the ‘Player’ link to go through the registration process. Fees can then be paid directly to the club.
Please contact Heather for further information. 0428171160