Malvern City Football Club was founded in 1976 by a group of people who saw there was a lack of football clubs in and around the Malvern area and had the foresight to set up what is today the largest football club in the Stonnington precinct.
Malvern City’s first home ground from 1976 was Central Park situated at the corner of Wattletree and Burke Roads. In 1983 Malvern City moved to Sir Zelman Cowan Park where it remains its home base today.
The club’s initial teams in 1976 was a men’s senior and reserve team – by 1978 junior teams were introduced to Malvern – Success came quickly with the senior men’s team winning its first championship in 1978.
The club currently plays in State League Division 1 and is seen as one of the more powerful clubs within its league.
Malvern City has teams in the Malvern Minis (boys/girls 4yo-7yo), Miniroos (boys/girls U8s-13), Juniors (boys/girls U14s-21), Senior men/women and the National Premier League (U14s-18).
Today, Malvern City has over 700 players across 44 teams – this welcome growth has meant that the club has had to expand to a second venue within the Stonnington precinct – The National Premier League program operates out of the newly renovated Gardiner Park which is a tremendous venue to showcase Malvern’s elite and aspirational junior program within the Stonnington precinct.