The West Sydney Berries are an Association football club based in Bankstown, New South Wales.
They were one of the first clubs formed in Sydney and competed in the first ever New South Wales State League as Canterbury FC, and have also been known as Canterbury-Marrickville Olympic.
The club has recently changed its name from Canterbury-Marrickville to West Sydney Berries to increase its appeal across South-western Sydney.
This will be the first time the club plays without Canterbury in its name.
The club was also chosen by Football NSW to be automatically promoted along with Macarthur Rams to the NSW Premier League for the 2007/08 Season.
The main reason for the club’s inclusion was to strengthen football’s presence in Western Sydney and also to have a starting post for a possible Western Sydney franchise in the A-League.
The identification and progression of talented players is delivered via our youth and senior representative teams currently competing in Football NSW competitions.
West Sydney Berries currently competes in 2 Football NSW competitions and these are:
1. Youth League for boys aged 13 – 18 years.
2. Mens and under 20’s.
The strong junior player base has always ensured that “The Berries” will always fielded competitive teams in all competitions in the NSW PREMIER LEAGUE.
The West Sydney Berries played out of their ground at Lidcombe Oval .
The club’s famous blue and yellow colours have been worn by legions of great players over the years,
more recently such icons as: Ron Corry, Charlie Yankos, Peter Katholos, John Watkiss, Zlatko Arambasic, Graham Arnold, Jose Bello-Amigo (currently playing with Racing Ferrol-Spain) and the late, great, Johnny Warren.
– New South Wales State League Cup(Tiger Cup) – Winners (2): 1946, 1947
– Federation Cup – Winners (2): 1957, 1958
– NSW Premier League – Winners (5): 1957, 1958, 1960, 1973, 1985
– New South Wales State Division One Winners (2): 1993, 2007