Roselea FC are proud to have been providing the opportunity for children and adults to play football since 1967.
Many thanks to Maria Wylie and Olive Collins for their contribution. These wonderful ladies whom are both Life Members documented our history up to 2000. The account was thought to have been lost, but Maria had a copy which she kindly loaned to us. The rest is history!!!
One of the founders of the club - Bill 'Pop" Williams was not only a life member of Roselea, Bill was also recognised as the oldest referee in Australia and throughout the Commonwealth.
In 1968 the managers kit included 3 spare pairs of laces in case of a mishap!
Our Name - Roselea
The name Roselea is unique. In the local area it applies to Roselea Public School, Roselea Way, Roselea Park, Roselea Community Centre and Roselea Football Club.
The land surrounding Roselea Way, Roselea Park, Roselea Public School and Carlingford High School was originally orchards. After depletion of the soil, poultry farms and rose nurseries were established on the land. In1910 part of the land was taken over by the Commonwealth to establish the Pennant Hills Wireless Station. This later became the AWA Wireless mast.
Rapid population growth stretched recreational playing facilities and to make maximum use of resources a co-operative effort was undertaken at Roselea. The land where the wireless mast was located was sub-divided between the Department of Education, the Catholic Church and Hornsby Shire.
The Council negotiated an agreement to form and maintain the area as playing fields which could be used by the schools during the week and the public on weekends. Roselea Public School opened its doors in 1965. Rose Lea means a grove of roses. The current club logo reflects on our heritage. The club’s original logo was a ball with wings. The logo incorporates the ball with wings and roses to reflect the meaning of our name.
View a downloadable document of our first 50 years (1967 - 2016), here.