Dee Why FC is one of the oldest and most popular family clubs in Sydney and the oldest club in the Manly Warringah Football Association.

  • Dee Why FC field teams in all age brackets ranging from Under 6’s through to Open Age men’s representation in the top Manly Warringah leagues (over 30 teams).
  • The club has been in existence since 1946 and in that time we have had approx. 26,000+ different people use our training facilities, come along to our training sessions or play for one of our 31 teams.
  • The club also has very strong links to its local community and to various local Primary and High Schools, businesses and Community Clubs and our members also participate in Fundraising for charitable events on a regular basis.

Club History

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.


  • 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)


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


  • Committee refuses to play competition matches on Sundays


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


  • 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.


  • 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)


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


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


  • DY wins MWSA Club championship


  • Lights erected and night training begins


  • 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


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


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


  • Champion club of MWSA


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


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


  • 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


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


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


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


  • 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)


  • Dee Why wins AL1, promoted to Premier League


  • Premier League finishes 2nd on goal difference


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


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


  • Premier league reserves win the league title


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


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


  • 2014 Dee Why FC wins AL1 Championship and are promoted back to the Premier League


  •  New Record membership: 518 Players and 59 Coaches and Managers. Record Junior Players.

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 FC’s local 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.