The Churches Football Association Sydney Inc (CFA Sydney) began in the early 1920s as the New South Wales Protestant Churches Soccer Football Association.  It grew to be the largest soccer association in the Southern Hemisphere during the 70s and 80s, having at one time as many all age teams as the rest of NSW combined.  In 2016 their was a name change to Churches Football Assocation Sydney Inc.  CFA Sydney continues to provide competitions for children aged from 5 years to adults.

Many well known Australian players have played within its competitions including 1974 World Cup Socceroos Ron Corry and Johnny Warren (Botany Methodist); 1979-80 Socceroo, Greg Woodhouse (St Pauls Bankstown & Chester Hill Presbyterian); 2006 -13  socceroo, Tim Cahill (Balmain PCYC); 2008 Socceroo, Shannon Cole (Yaralla)  and Matildas keeper 1989 - 2000, Tracey Wheeler (Wentworthville Uniting).  Pita Rabo (Guildford McCredie Uniting) went on to captain the Fiji national side and participate in 2002 and 2006 World Cup qualification campaigns after playing in the CFA Sydney.

Other famous sporting identities to have played in NSWPCSFA (NSWCFA) have included cricketers: Richie Benaud, Brian Booth, Bobby Simpson (St Clements Marrickville), Len Pascoe & Jeff Thomson (St Pauls Bankstown), Dirk Wellham (St Lukes Concord), Mitchell Starc (Lidcombe Churches); Australian international Rugby League player: Brian Poppa Clay; High Jumper: Brandon Starc (Lidcombe Churches); Head of Soccer Australia in the 1990s: David Hill (Sydney University); ABC radio host: Adam Spencer (Gladesville Uniting) and even former Prime Minister: John Howard (Earlwood Baptist?)

Click on the link to access complete records since 1963.  

If you hold any annual reports or fixtures books predating this info (or for 1963 which is missing) please contact us so that this record can be updated
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