Skye Football Club was established in 2005. The club is based at Carrum Downs Recreation Reserve.
The Bombers, as they became known, began competing in Division 3 on the Southern Football League (SFL) in 2006.
It didn’t take long for the club to experience premiership success with the Reserves side winning the 2007 Division 2 flag. This was a fantastic achievement for a club in only their second year of competition. Before too long, the club added another two flags: The Division 3 Reserves and Division 3 Seniors both in 2009.
The Senior’s triumph meant the promotion of the club to Division 2 for the 2010 season.
2010 saw the Under 18s team win the clubs fourth premiership in only five years.
The club remained steady in Division 2 with both the Seniors and Reserves appearing in finals several times. The large number of players attending preseason training persuaded the club to introduce a Thirds team for the 2012 season. This was extremely important for a number of reasons: 1. It kept players at the Skye Football Club and 2. It helped boost the match fitness of the reserves side.
The 2013 season brought another premiership flag through the doors of The Hangar. The Reserves team was again triumphant in their Grand Final, taking their premiership tally to three and the club tally to five.
2014 became somewhat a changing of the guard. With new faces in the roles of senior and reserves coach as well as a fresh committee, the club was ready to take massive strides. 2014 was largely successful. There were many new faces arriving to preseason training which boosted the on-field vibe of the playing group.
By the time finals had come around, the club had all four football sides contending. Three of those sides advanced to the Grand Final. In what was a sour day for the club, all three sides were unable to snatch victory, but it was a great sign of things to come.
2014 also marked the year in which the club introduced its first netball side. This added a new layer to our club diversity as it was a first for the club in female participation.
Seasons 2015 through to 2017 were spent trying to chase that ultimate success; a senior premiership and promotion to Division 1. The reserves and thirds continued to be successful with the reserves bringing home the silverware in 2015 and 2017, while the thirds were successful in 2015. While the seniors were always around the mark, they were never able to reach the pinnicle in those years.
After a hiatus from competition in 2016, the under 19s returned in 2017. This was due to some hard ground work that layed the foundations and a strong partnership with the Carrum Downs JFC Under 17s. These players naturally progressed to the under 19s competition in the Southern Football Netball League.
Off-field it has been relieving to see some major upgrades happening around the facilities. Full night-match lighting was installed on both ovals in 2016 as well as a much need irrigation upgrade and resurfacing on oval 1. 2017 saw further plans come into fruition with the second pavilion going up in late 2017 as well as the resurfacing and drainage works on oval 2.
The future looks extremely promising for the Skye Football Club. With more players expected to join in 2018, the club is rapidly growing and providing more and more opportunities to players in the area.