Kingscliff District Football Club aims to provide all Tweed Valley players with a clearly defined development pathway from grassroots football to the Premier League Competition and to promote the game of football at all levels within the Tweed Valley.
Tweed Valley Kings was founded after a collaboration between Kingscliff and Murwillumbah soccer clubs. Players from both clubs combined their efforts in the 2008 First Division (playing as Kingscliff Wolves) to finish the competition undefeated and earned promotion to the Gold Coast Premier League.
Photo: 2008 First Division Grand Final winners (as Kingscliff Wolves)
Kingscliff played under the Tweed Valley Kings model for four years in the Gold Coast Premier League. The first couple of years in the league were a struggle for the TVK Men, but the team managed to stick it out and remain in the top league. In 2011 the team came within one point of taking out the league, and in 2012 were FA Cup finalists. The TVK Women were successful from the start of the venture, and finished off with a League and Grand Final double in 2012.
After structural changes by Football Gold Coast in the latter part of 2012, TVK was forced to disband and continue running as Kingscliff District Football Club instead. The same philosophy still holds, and we’ll be fighting our way back to the top again.
Soccer was introduced to Kingscliff in 1968 when Eric Oxley formed Kingscliff Junior Soccer Club.
Initially one under 8 team was entered into the local competition, this grew that same year to an under 10 and an Under 12 team.
For the next five years the teams played in the Gold Coast Competition playing in a white tee shirt with a gold and black logo, black shorts with gold and black socks.
In these early years no soccer fields were available at Kingscliff. Instead teams called a field at South Tweed Heads home. These fields were located on the site where the Boyds Bay Caravan Park now exists.
In 1972 grounds finally become available at Kingscliff but unfortunately, that same year due to older boys moving onto high school out of the area, the club disbanded.
1978 and the interest in soccer again took hold, and the club that is today was formed.
In 1985 Kingscliff made the difficult decision to move its membership to the Gold Coast Competition. In this competition the club has flourished and is regarded as a leader in the Soccer community. The early committee members were committed to the development of the game and in many ways, were ahead of their time.
As a direct result of their wisdom and foresight, the club today prospers, growing each year and is truly the way of the game in the area.