The History of the
New Lambton Eagles

Football in New Lambton has a rich history dating back to 1917 when the inaugural competitive match was played near the intersection of Mackie Ave and St James Rd. New Lambton faced off against a team composed of Miners from Lambton, a momentous event immortalized by the miners’ lamp and date on New Lambton’s crest.

Throughout the years, New Lambton has been a breeding ground for legends in Newcastle, National, and International football. Notably, James Jackson captained Arsenal Woolwich, while Ray Baartz and Col Curran, celebrated heroes of the 1974 World Cup campaign, both honed their skills in junior football for New Lambton South, dispelling common misconceptions.

In 1974, New Lambton showcased their prowess by reaching the final of the State Cup and ultimately clinching the championship, akin to today’s Australia Cup.

Fast-forwarding to 2007, with a burgeoning roster of approximately 250 players, New Lambton FC (formerly New Lambton Junior Soccer Club) embarked on an ambitious growth strategy. This included a relocation from Alder Park to Novocastrian Park and the implementation of strategic initiatives aimed at establishing the club as the premier choice in Newcastle.

In a pivotal move in 2016, NLFC merged with the New Lambton Eagles, reuniting two clubs after four decades. This merger, coupled with the club’s unparalleled development program, sets the stage for New Lambton to position itself for a resurgence in 1st Division.

Today, boasting over 1000 registered players, New Lambton Football Club is a formidable force at the representative level. Having entered the Women’s Premier League (WPL) in 2017, the club is now poised to solidify its standing as a championship-caliber club in both male and female National Premier League competitions..

The once dormant giant has awoken, ready to make its mark on the football landscape once again.