The Howrah Junior Soccer Club was founded by Jurgen Webb in 1975. The club was initially based at Howrah Primary School fielding teams from under 9’s through to under 12’s.
As the club grew, the word “Junior” was dropped from the club’s name as the club fielded its first senior men’s team in 1981. The club trained at the Howrah Primary School ground and played their home matches at Wentworth Park in Bellerive, and at Darcy Street in South Hobart.
During the 2000/2001 season, the club became aware that Sandown Park in Sandy Bay was no longer being used for hockey; the club approached the Hobart City Council with the intention of using Sandown Park as a training and home gameday venue. The council agreed to this proposition on the condition that the club change their Eastern Shore name of the Howrah Soccer Club. Thus, Beachside Football Club was born…
From the humble beginnings of the Howrah Soccer Club over 40 years ago, Beachside currently fields junior teams from under 13’s through to 18’s age groups. The club also fields a women’s and a men’s team in the Southern Championship 1 rosters, as well as a team in both the Challenge League and Southern Championship competitions.