Penrith City in the National Soccer League

Penrith has been synonymous with the sport of rugby league since the Panthers entered the competition in 1967 but for a brief period in the mid ‘80s, the suburb at the foot of the Blue Mountains hosted a team in the National Soccer League.

Penrith City in 1984 and 1985 participated at the highest level of domestic football in Australia but it must be said that they didn’t exactly set the competition on fire.
 
Penrith City was relegated at end of the 1985 season and never resurfaced at the highest level even though under the auspices of Penrith-Nepean they were in the NSW Premier League as late as 2009 boasting players such as Brisbane Roar’s Dimi Petratos and Central Coast Mariners’ Matthew Nash.
 
For the full story, pick-up your free copy of The Wanderer magazine at this Sunday’s match against Wellington Phoenix at Sportingbet Stadium.
 
Tickets are available here with Members receiving 10% off.