Northern Spirit Football Club was established in 1997. The 1998/1999 National Soccer League season was Spirit's first, where they finished fifth - 12 points behind league leaders, Sydney United. They were eliminated in the play-offs, after a narrow defeat to Marconi Stallions. 


Spirit's first home match was played at North Sydney Oval and attracted an Australian record crowd for a non-finals match of 18,985, which stood until the establishment of the A-League.


During their first season, former Crystal Palace owner Mark Goldberg, purchased a 31% stake in the club with an option to purchase another 35%, which would have given him ownership. However, he relinquished his option to a consortium made up of coaches and managers including Graham Arnold, Robbie Slater and Ian Crook.


Scottish club, Glasgow Rangers, also owned Northern Spirit for a brief period of time with their home colours being changed to royal blue.


Spirit survived until the end of the NSL era (2003/2004), finishing seventh, one win shy of a place in the finals. After enduring financial problems for much of its existence, the club folded. The former youth teams were assembled into the new Gladesville-Hornsby Football Association with the nickname "Spirit FC".


Spirit FC has been playing in the National Premier Leagues NSW 2 competition since 2013.


This design is based on the Spirit training shirt, during the club's most successful season.

Northern Spirit F.C. 1997-2004 T-shirt

SKU: FC0000260
  • Specifications

    • 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
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    W 47 52 56.5 61 64 68
    L 71 75 78.5 82 83.5 85


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