Our Story

Formed in 1997, our club has grown into one of the largest community sporting organisations in the state.

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Like all community clubs, we’re here today as a direct result of the blood, sweat & tears our members gave, and continue to give to this day.

Arabella the Cooks Hill FC canine
Dec 1997
Arriving a little late to the football party, we're one of the youngest clubs in Newcastle.

On a summer's afternoon in the leafy inner-city of Newcastle, cooled by an ale or two at the Commy, Cooks Hill United Football Club officially became a sporting organisation.

Amidst the buzz of the '98 World Cup, three All Age teams were registered in the local Newcastle competition and became the first representatives of the black & white stripes.

Mar 1999
The first Cooks Hill Womens and Under 6's teams.

The '99 season was the inaugural year for both the Cooks Hill Juniors and the Cooks Hill Womens.

cooks hill team photo 1999
Apr 2000
We enter the InterDistrict competition for the first time, competing in I.D.3's
cooks hill womens team photo 2005
Sep 2005
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Cooks Hill Women win the double, Men enter I.D.2's.

Our All Age E Womens team receive their first silverware, winning the Grand Final after finishing the league at the top of the table.

Elsewhere our Mens side step up into the ID2’s.

cooks hill mens team photo 2011
Aug 2010
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InterDistrict 1’s

Promoted to the top InterDistrict competition, the subsequent years produced many trophy-laden seasons, extensive upgrades to the Athletics Track (Fearnley Dawes) facilities and the full amalgamation of Cooks Hill Juniors with the Senior squads.

cooks hill juniors lined up outside National Park Sports Pavilion
Apr 2016
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Northern League One, The Three-peat

Cooks Hill took the leap into the Northern League One competition. While it was unsuccessful in terms of silverware, foundations were laid that led to First Grade winning the Minor Premiership 3 x years in a row.

cooks hill northern league one celebration
Sep 2023
National Premier League

The dream has always been to play in Newcastles top-division. With an experienced committee, successful playing group, further ground & facility upgrades and a stable club structure, Cooks Hill are promoted into the Northern NSW National Premier League.

profile image of head coach Chris Zoricich wearing a black Cooks Hill top in front of a grey backdrop
Chris Zoricich signs on as Head Coach

"After hearing the clubs vision and ambition, the challenge of helping achieve these goals excites me."

Nov 2022
view of a match being played at our home ground
Jul 2023
Unbeaten in 6 games to finish the season strong!

In Chris Zoricich's first season in charge we finished with an improved points tally of 32pts (14pts more than 2022), goals scored (5 more than 2022) and goals against (conceded 9 fewer goals).

Team Song

To the tune of 'Along the Road to Gundagai'

There’s a team and they’re striped,
in the colours black and white,
and they’re from Cooks Hill Football Club

The midfield’s always firing,
defence is never tiring,
the keeper’s like a wall….

And when our mighty strikers
score another goal
All around the ground you’ll hear:

So we sing high and low
as we let the others know
that we’re from Cooks Hill Football Club

Lyrics written by David Morley, 4th August 2004

the team is in the dressing shed singing the song