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About Us


Essendon Royals Soccer Club is a leading community soccer/football club in Melbourne’s inner north-west.

The Royals were founded in 1959 as Unione Sportiva Triestina. The name reflected the Italian roots, specifically the city of Trieste, of its founders.

Home to over 700 players, the Royals are committed to being one of Victoria’s central hubs of football.

During Season 2021, our senior men team is competing in State League 1 North-West, while our senior women compete in State League 1 North-West.

Essendon Royals is committed to providing a fun, positive and organised environment for budding junior soccer players to enjoy the game and develop their skills.

Our senior teams provide ample challenges for those seeking to prove themselves at a higher level in the game, while we also maintain a number of social, open-age teams.


Essendon Royals Soccer Club Vision

To provide accessible, vibrant and inclusive sporting and personal development opportunities to inspire a happier and healthier next generation of Moonee Valley footballers and citizens.

Essendon Royals Soccer Club Objectives

Through the provision of our extensive sporting and social programs, the Essendon Royals sets out to facilitate the following for our members and surrounding communities:

  • Healthier, more active people.
  • Lifelong learning and skills.
  • Safe, strong active communities.
  • Social programs for community and talented athletes.


Our vision and objectives are reflected by our values across four key pillars for our club.


We value our community of members and partners and the people they bring to our club.

As such we strive to provide a club environment that delivers:

  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Supportive Environment
  • Accessibility
  • Sustainability


We understand the vital role our club can play in shaping a better future for our people and our community.

As such we strive to play a positive role in the development of our people as:

  • Humans
  • Players
  • Coaches
We also strive to encourage greater progress of our city by being an active participant in the development of facilities within the Moonee Valley municipality.


The Royals want the football our teams play to reflect the community we represent, whilst also entertaining all who watch them play.

As such we strive to play our football in a way that reflects and/or allows for:

  • Fair Play
  • Quality Play
  • Individual and Team Development


Our club has served the City of Moonee Valley and its citizens for over 60 years. In that time, our club has been a springboard for many to go on and achieve great things in sport and life.

We respect and value both:

  • Our History and
  • Our People
We strive to give everyone who walks through our doors the opportunity to write their own unique chapter in our history books and welcome them to our family.










Our History

Essendon Royals began life in 1959 as Unione Sportiva Triestina. The name reflected the Italian roots, specifically the city of Trieste, of its founders. Since those early days the Club has experienced its fair share of promotions and relegations.

It has played in virtually every division including the Victorian Premier League. Four mergers over that period have also seen the Club’s name change fairly frequently. The last merger with East Brunswick-Ivanhoe SC in 1994 added Royals to the club’s name. Despite all these changes, the Club continues to follow the tradition of the Club’s founders, providing the local football community with an opportunity to indulge their passion for the World Game.

In 2019, the Club celebrated its 60th anniversary, which provided a great opportunity to chat to some of the great and most influential figures from the club’s history.

In this video we chronicle the clubs’ origins right through to the modern day.