Canberra City Soccer Club was founded in September 1976, and joined the Philips Soccer League in its inaugural season in 1977. In that year, the club's home ground was Manuka Oval, but in 1978 it moved to the National Athletics Stadium in Bruce. The club's first coach was former Socceroos captain, Johnny Warren.
The club also ran teams in the local competition and established a junior membership. Three of the club's younger players were included in the Australian team at the World Youth Championship preliminary finals in South America in 1979. Unlike other Australian soccer clubs that had either a strong ethnic backing or were notably Anglo-Australian, Canberra City established itself as representative of the local, largely mixed, community.
Between the 1980 and 1981 seasons, 14 of the 15 clubs in the Philips Soccer League changed their names, adopting unique titles. Canberra City became Canberra Arrows, and later the Canberra City Football Club. The club competed in the National Soccer League from 1977 to 1986.
A restructure of the national league for the 1987 season saw Canberra relegated to the New South Wales State League. This design is a tribute to the establishment of national league soccer in Canberra.
Canberra Arrows T-shirt
- Unisex, regular fit
- Crew neck
- Mid-weight, 180 GSM
- 100% combed cotton
- Neck ribbing, side seamed, shoulder to shoulder tape, double needle hems, preshrunk to minimise shrinkage
Size S M L XL 2XL 3XL W 47 52 56.5 61 64 68 L 71 75 78.5 82 83.5 85
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