The Kings Domain Football Club started its life in 2007 as the sacred heart Spartans FC which provided some cricketers and friends of the Sacred Heart Cricket Club something to do in winter. Since that first season where the club struggled to field a single team at times and played on a micro-pitch in Fawkner Park with modest results, the club has gone from strength to strength.
The Spartans undertook a recruiting drive after the 2007 season and began 2008 by fielding two teams and relocating to Edmund Herring Oval, quickly dubbed ‘The Hellring’ on Domain road just behind the shrine of remembrance. The ‘Hellring’ proved to be an intimidating venue for visiting teams and the spartans seniors finished as champions of the Vicsoccer First Division in only their second season gaining promotion to the Premier Division.
With promotion to the Premier League in 2009 The Spartans were successful enough on and off the pitch to stand on their own two feet so they broke away from the Sacred Heart Sporting Club and renamed themselves the Melbourne City Spartans FC. Success returned in 2010 with the reserves receiving the runners-up pennant. This proved to be the start of a string of successes.
The reserves provided a rich and consistent vein of form going on to winning the highest division’s championship pennant in 2011, 2012 and 2013. The seniors also tasted continued success winning the Vicsoccer League Cup Championship in 2012 and following this up in 2013 by winning the Premier League Championship.
The 2013 season was a stellar one for the Melbourne City Spartans with the seniors going undefeated and the reserves only losing one game. The combined end of season table read W: 36 D:4 L:1.
In order to continue the growth of the club, it was decided to leave Vicsoccer and compete in the Football Federation of Victoria (FFV) for the 2014 season. Due to FFV requirements the club has again had to change its name and is now the Kings Domain Football Club relocating back to Fawkner Park but never forgetting the ‘Hellring’ located in Kings Domain and where the Spartans had so much success.
In 2014 Kings Domain Football Club continued to grow by fielding a third Men’s team and a Women’s team for the first time. The Club had another successful season with the women going undefeated to win the first FFV Championship for the Club and two of the men’s teams finishing runner’s-up in their respective competions.
The club has a proud tradition of ensuring all players and supporters have an active time off the pitch with a packed social and events calendar. The two qualities that run through the club which have been the foundation for the stability and success of the club both on and off the pitch are a strong sense of mateship and a strict “no dickheads” policy.
The club is also proud to be culturally diverse with players representing club coming from a wide range of backgrounds such as England, Ireland, Scotland, Norway, Sweden, USA, Italy, France, Argentina, Germany, Malaysia and Tasmania.