SKYE UNITED'S HISTORY
Skye United FC as the club is known today, started in the Industrial and Amateur Soccer competition under the name of Carrum United in 1982. In the late 80`s the club was joined by a group of players looking for a club with an inviting social environment, i.e. a bar. They originated from Westall United and you may recognise some of their names; Chris Attard and Alan Busuttil to name a few.
In the early to mid 90`s a new home came in the form of the Italo Australian Social Club Dandenong and entry to The Victorian Soccer Federation (now known as Football Federation Victoria). In 2007 the Italo Australian Social Club was sold to a steel Company and the soccer club had to find a new permanent home.
With a junior setup already established in the fast growing area in the Municipality of Frankston, Skye, Carrum Downs and Sandhurst at Skye Recreation Reserve. The senior club relocated after Frankston City, Carrum United Soccer Club and Skye Cricket Club, through the assistance of MP Jude Perera had a redevelopment of the clubroom which made the reserve compliant for senior football under FFV rules of competition. As part of the negotiations with Frankston City Council for the senior men to relocate it was agreed that the club would adopt a suburban name that reflected the immediate surrounds of Skye Recreation Reserve. The members of the day voted for Skye United FC.
In 2013/14 through, Skye United FC, City of Frankston and the State Government (SRV) had a grant application approved for funding through the Strengthening World Game. All three parties contributing funds for Skye Recreation Reserve were reconfigured to expand playing surface, installation of new drainage, irrigation and 6 light towers that would provide 2 full size pitches with lighting approved for night games up to State 1 level, the only club in the City of Frankston at that time.
Over the recent history of the club (including the 2013/14 expansion) the hard working operational committee has contributed to funding towards ground improvements as part of its investment into the reserve to improve the accessibility to local residents. This includes the improvements of; Clubroom, ground redevelopment, interim measures such as portable light towers and cricket wicket in winter. The club is committed to improving the facility for the local residents and youth, and our new pavilion upgrade was officially opened on March 11th 2021.
Today the club boasts in excess of 300 players with 30 % of our members being female. Over the next five years we plan to expand/develop our club in order to reach our goal of 400 plus members, increase the female participation at junior level to allow for future progression into club senior teams and provide pathways for potential elite players to NPL .
Today we are United: Skye United heart, Carrum United soul!