Bonnyrigg White Eagles

The club was established in 1968 as the Avala Sports Club, named after the Avala mountain in Serbia. In 1977, Avala was promoted to the New South Wales Premier League and competed in the top level of New South Wales soccer until 1986.

After a two-year absence from the New South Wales Premier League which included a New South Wales Winter Super League Premiership-Championship double in 1988, Avala’s strong performances in the State Leagues and their strong crowd attendances didn’t go unnoticed and they were offered the opportunity to be a part of the National Soccer League; however they declined due to poor administration within the Soccer Australia sector and the large financial burden it would place on the club, with many other clubs within the league at the time financially struggling. Avala returned to top flight action in 1989, undergoing a name change to Bonnyrigg White Eagles after the 1992 season, and remained in the Top Division until 2006.

Established by Serbian migrants from the Cabramatta area of south-west Sydney, their primary supporter base has been the local Serbian community. Its most famous products are former Socceroo Milan Blagojevic, current Melbourne Victory keeper Danny Vukovic, as well as former Melbourne Heart and Young Socceroo and defender David Vrankovic. Another notable former player, Milan Susak played a major role in Ange Postecoglu’s Premiership and Championship winning Brisbane Roar side.

Club Honours

  • New South Wales Champions 1992, 2001, 2013, 2015
  • New South Wales Premiers 1992, 1998, 1999, 2010, 2012, 2014
  • Ampol Cup Winner 1977
  • Waratah Cup Winner 1992, 2004
  • Johnny Warren Cup Winner 2003, 2005

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