Club History

NPL2 Women’s Champions

Bankstown City were crowned Champions of the NPL2 Women’s Competition, defeating Sydney Olympic in the Grand Final and earning promotion to NPL1.  The Women’s Football program remains the destination for all aspiring female footballers from Bankstown and beyond.

Introduction of Womens' Competition Teams

A milestone year for the Club, with the introduction of Women’s Teams for the first time in the Club’s history. The Women’s teams were competitive from the start and secured promotion to NPL2 in 2015.

Waratah Cup Winners

The Bankstown City Lions Men’s 1st Grade secured their 2nd Waratah Cup, defeating Sydney Olympic in the Final (3-1)

Super League Runner's Up

The season saw  the First Grade Men finish in second position on the ladder. In the finals, Bankstown City were defeated by Blacktown City in the grand final (3-1). The Youth Boy’s finished in 3rd spot of the club championship, their highest achievement since coming into the competition.

Back-to-Back Champions Again

In 2005 local junior and former Socceroo and current player Sasho Petrovski re-joined Bankstown City Lions after playing in the NSL. The First Grade Men started the season strongly, and finished the season in first place. Bankstown City Lions were , for the second time in a decade, back-to-back Champions, defeating Bonnyrigg White Eagles in the Grand Final (3-1) 

Participation in the finals series

In 2004, Bankstown City Lions finished in the top four earning participation in the finals series. They went on to win the NSWPL Grand Final against Belconnen, bringing back the Championship to Bankstown for the first time in 10 years.

Won the NSW Winter Super League

In 2001, Bankstown City won the NSW Winter Super League and were promoted to the NSW Premier League. The Club upgraded to their home ground, Jensen Park, which saw the installation of TV Standard lighting and covered seating.

Winning the Treble

The season was the most successful in the Club’s history. The team lost only 1 game in the regular season, winning 16 games in total – scoring 52 goals and conceding 9 – the Club went on to win the grand final and finished as back-to-back (1993 & 1994) Champions.

The silverware did not stop there – Sydney Macedonia went on to play Sydney Olympic in the 1994 Waratah Cup Final at Marconi Stadium. Sydney Macedonia defeated Sydney Olympic, 2–1.

The club had secured the treble: Premiers, Grand Final Winners (Back to Back Champions), and Waratah Cup Winners. This remains the most successful accomplishment for any Football Club in the Bnakstown Area. After the 1994 season, the club became known by its current name: Bankstown City Lions FC.

Premiers of 1993

In 1992, Sydney Macedonia played its first game in the top tier of NSW Football.  In 1993, the Club finished 2nd, and went on to win the grand final, scoring a goal in the final minute against Blacktown City. The Club we crowned Premiers in 1993. This was the first ever time that a team from Bankstown were Champions of the NSW State League

Promotion to New South Wales Division 1

In 1989, the Club was Champion of Division 2, losing only 3 games all season, and was promoted to New South Wales Division 1, finishing 6th in that year.

Bankstown City/Sydney Macedonia Soccer Club

Keen to expand and further compete in the bigger leagues, the Club purchased the licence to participate in the New South Wales Division 2. The Club had strong support from the local Bankstown and wider Macedonian community in Sydney, and named itself “Sydney Macedonia”. Bankstown once again had a team in the NSW State League that was strong and competitive. In their first year of the competition Sydney Macedonia finished 3rd. 

Yagoona Macedonia

Yagoona Macedonia Football Club was created by Macedonian immigrants looking to compete in the local league. Yagoona Macedonia competed in their first domestic season. From here, the hard work of players, coaches, volunteers and their families helped build the ever-growing Macedonian-Australian Sydney based club.