Dunbar Rovers have been a strong and proud member of the Eastern Suburbs Football Association since 1991, including winning the top competitions and representing the Association in and winning state-wide Football NSW competitions.
We are rightly proud of our on-field senior record with ESFA: 55 grand final appearances, 35 club grand final wins and 35 club minor premierships. All achieved in style with Dunbar’s trademark pink collar.
- 6 time winner of the ESFA Men’s First Grade League Championship (2007,2008, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2016)
- 5 time winner of the ESFA Men’s First Grade Grand Final (2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2016)
- 3 time Winner of the ESFA Men’s Open Cup (2006, 2009, 2014)
- 10 time winner of the ESFA Women’s Division 1 League Championship (2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
- 6 time winner of the ESFA Women’s Division 1 Grand Final (2005, 2008, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2017)
- 2 time winner of the Open Men’s NSW Champions of Champions (2008, 2014)
- 1999: Winner of the Sydney Metropolitan Cup (Men)
- 2015: Winner of the Open Women’s State Cup
- 2016: Winner of the Open Women’s NSW Champions of Champions
- 2017: Winner of the ESFA Women’s Open Cup
NSW Champions of Champions
Dunbar Rovers has had at least one senior team representing ESFA at the NSW Champion of Champions tournament every year since 2002.
In addition, Dunbar has the honour of being the only First Grade Men’s team from Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs to have won the Champion of Champions not once but twice.
On October 24th, 2008 the club defeated Budgewoi FC (Central Coast) in a very tight final, winning 1-0 thanks to a golden goal in extra-time from striker Peter Satos.
On October 19th, 2014 Dunbar Men’s First Grade defeated Kenthurst (Gladesville Hornsby) 3-2 in the Final. Kenthurst took the lead in the 13 min. Dunbar via Anto Flood saw us draw level and then the same man again to get us in the lead, which was only short lived. Mike Sealy got us the winner at the 79 min mark.
On October 23rd 2016, Dunbar Rovers FC Women’s Championship team defeated Tarrawanna FC (Football South Coast) 2-1 in the final. Similar to the Men, the team became the first team from the Eastern Suburbs Football Association to win the title. A great game by Tarrawanna FC, who pushed our ladies to their limits by getting the early goal, however we had another couple of gears left that saw us win in normal time 2-1 with goals to Belinda (Bina) Seers and the match winner to Fran Brady. Check out the goals from 12.04 minutes in at: http://www.footballnsw.com.au/index.php?id=381
The star in the Club’s logo signifies a Champion of Champions tournament win – a very special event for everyone connected with the Club.