Based next to Deakin University in Burwood, Emmaus St Leo’s is a true grassroots sporting and social club with more than 300 active members and supporters.
We have a proud history in local suburban football and has been a part of the local area for more than 40 years. A proud amateur club where people play for the love of the game, we compete in the Victorian Amateur Football Association and work hard to maintain a safe, responsible and family friendly environment where local people can come together and enjoy being involved in sport.
We originated in 1971 as the Wattle Park Football Club. With the nearby St Leo’s College providing plenty of recruits, the club was renamed in 1978 to St Leos Wattle Park United Football Club. Joining the VAFA in 1992, the Club has grown in size and strength and following the closure of St Leo’s College in 1994, we became affiliated with Emmaus College. In 2004, the club was officially renamed Emmaus St Leos Old Collegians Football Club.
We have also enjoyed considerable success on the field, with Senior Premierships in 1992, 1995, 2002, Reserves Premierships in 1995 and Under 19 Premierships in 2000 and 2005. As we embark on our 2017 season, we again have our sights set firmly on achieving further success and growing our Club as a great place to be involved in local football.
Run by an energetic Committee and dedicated coaching and support staff, we have massive plans for the upcoming season – and we invite anyone to be a part of them.