Durbanville FC was founded in 1974 by a group of fathers and sons who wanted to play the game in the area. The main driving force behind this was Arthur Winstanley who never had a son of his own, but had a passion for the game. With the help of a lot of individuals, our first ground was next to the tennis club where a make shift tuck shop was built and run by the moms and wives. Cake sales and fund raisers where held regularly to be able to save for the building of the clubhouse. At that time, an amount of R100.00 raised per fundraiser was regarded as a success.
The first team of the club started playing in the old Cape Western League 3rd division. In 1977 we were given the two fields where we are situated now, but a lot of work still needed to be completed there. The club officially relocated in 1978 to Klazinga Park (later named after one of the founding members and Arthur’s right hand man, the late Dolf Klazinga).
In the initial years, our senior sides were never a force to be reckoned with and we moved around the leagues, having a stint in the 1st Division. It wasn’t until unification that our club became one of the more respected clubs on the field. In 1993 we were runners up in the then Hunters Gold competition, an extraordinary feat considering that the competition included all the 1st teams in the entire Western Cape.
A pivotal moment and springboard to the ongoing success currently being enjoyed was winning the SAFA Premier League in 1997. A host of honours have followed since, primarily under the management guidance of Graham Purdy, including the Super League in 2000, 9 CTTFA Premier Leagues (including 5 in a row from 2006 to 2010), the latest success in 2018, 5 Premier League Cup Wins, latest in 2013, and a Rum Cup success in 2007. For the full honours list, click here.
Summer league football followed which has also proven to be successful, just missing out on league honours in 2008/9 and 2009/10, finishing runners-up on both occasions, and finally winning the Castle Summer League in 2010/11, followed up by winning again in 2011/12, although missing out on promotion to the Vodacom League (SAFA Third Division) after losing in the play-offs on both occasions.
Further honours have included the CTTFA District club of the year and many other honours in the lower senior teams as well as the juniors.
The foundation of Durbanville FC remains in the strength and population of all our senior and junior teams, the latter being a critical feeding mechanism into the senior levels.
The club welcomes new members, both old and young, recognising that numbers need to managed in line with the facilities capacity.