Although Dee Why “officially” formed in 1946, we know of two medals awarded (1925 & 1926) to Dee Why players whilst playing for Dee Why.  Either way, Dee Why is the oldest and most respected football clubs in the peninsular Northern Beaches.

1946

  • Dee Why Amateur Soccer Football Club” formed by DY  Men’s Amateur Swimming Club
  • One team playing on Sundays against Granville & Lane Cove on round robin basis
  • Home ground is ‘Duncum’s Reserve’ at South Creek Rd, (Cnr Thew & South Creek Rd)

 

1947

  • DY enters 3 teams (U12’s, 14’s & 16’s) in the first MWSA competition

1949

  • Committee refuses to play competition matches on Sundays

1950

  • W.C. Wentworth – patron of club
  • First all-age team formed, DY wins Grand Final 2-0 against Narrabeen

1951

  • DY wins MWSA Club championship
  • Under 18’s win the ‘all age’ Onoto Pen knock out competition
  • All age grand final between Dee Why vs Manly takes 2½ hours ending in 2-2.  Replay took 2hrs 20 minutes with DY snatching 3-2 victory on the final whistle.

1952

  • Sir Robert Askin (later to be Premier of NSW) is a vice president of Dee Why
  • Home ground is moved to Dee Why Oval
  • Registration for Seniors is 5 shillings (50c), Juniors is 2 & sixpence (25c)

1954

  • DY’s Bob Parker starts the MWSA ‘Soccer Post’

1956

  • DY forms Dee Why United Cricket Club
  • Ladies Auxiliary formed to organise social events and raise funds

1957

  • DY wins MWSA Club championship

1958

  • Lights erected and night training begins

1963

  • DY wins all-age competition, majority of team also formed the under 21 rep side for Manly Warringah which also won their competition.  They were first Manly side to ever win a rep competition

1964

  • New change sheds & amenities block erected on DY Oval
  • Last Manly Warringah game played on Dee Why Oval

1966

  • Dee Why enters Division 3 (there were only 3 Divisions) Intersuburban League
  • Federation home ground is Graham Reserve
  • Awarded Champion Club of MWSA

1974

  • Champion club of MWSA

1975

  • Canteen and meeting room is built onto change sheds
  • First edition of ‘DY Dribble’ newsletter
  • DY Federation (1st & 2nd) wins competition and grand final

1977

  • Federation wins Division 4 grand final (beat Ryde 2-0)

1979

  • Dee Why enters team in the first year of Premier League
  • 1st Dee Why Women’s team is formed
  • DY Federation wins Division 3 and is promoted to Division 2

1980

  • Record number of teams – 29 teams
  • Record number of players – 346 players
  • DY Federation wins Umbro Cup (beat North Bankstown 2-0)

1981

  • DY Federation wins Division 2 and grand final (beat Mt Druitt 5-3 on penalties)

1982

  • Federation competes in Division 1 – one step away from highest comp. in NSW
  • DY wins Ashton Shield state indoor soccer title

1983

  • George Best plays for Dee Why on Wednesday 27th July in exhibition match against Manly Warringah (Dee Why wins 2-1, G. Best scores the winner)

1986

  • Dee Why wins AL1, promoted to Premier League

1987

  • Premier League finishes 2nd on goal difference

1996

  • PL wins grand final (beat Pittwater 2-1)
  • PL wins MWSA Cup
  • Dee Why wins MWSA six-a-side competition

2000

  • Premier league reserves wins grand final (beat Pittwater 2-0)

2001

  • Premier league reserves win the league title

2003

  • Premier league wins SA cup (beat Manly Vale 5-0)

2011

  • Dee Why FC launches brand new website and facebook page.

History of the clubs badge

The club is located near to Dee Why lagoon, which features prominently on the club’s crest and logo. The lagoon is home to one of only two colonies of black swans in Sydney, which are more commonly found along the western coast of Australia. A single black swan was thus chosen as the attractive centrepiece for the club’s crest and badge.

The club’s colours were also chosen to reflect Dee Why Football Club’s local catchment area. The blue represents the ocean and gold the sand signifying the club’s location on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

 

Dee Why FC’s claim to fame

Among Dee Why’s claims to fame is their most famous player, the one and only George Best who made a guest appearance for the mighty Swans back in 1983. Dee Why’s Premier League was also once sponsored by the comedian Billy Connolly who was a school friend of the current President at the time Billy Kelly.