From humble beginnings to League Champions
The idea of a Peninsula Old Boys Soccer team had been thrown around a handful of times over the previous decade. Unsuccessful attempts were made in the mid 2000's, but a growing demand for a team was evident mid-way through 2011.
In September 2011, a committee comprising of students from the Class of 2009 and 2010 was formed, and the foundations of TOPSA Soccer Club were built.
This group of former students, Joshua Sinclair (2010), Matthew Smart (2010), Michael Cornell (2009), and Abdul Hafiz Rozali (2009) worked tirelessly over the 2011 Spring/Summer to ensure that there was going to be a Boys Soccer team up and running for the 2012 Season.
TOPSA then provided substantial financial backing for the club, while The Peninsula School allowed us to use their facilities for training and matches.
In September 2012, The Peninsula Old Boys won the club's first piece of silverware: the Bayside Division 2 Championship. Peninsula Old Boys finished on top of the table, and were deserved league champions. Reagan Barry was the inaugural coach.
Later in September, Peninsula Old Boys finished Runner's Up in the League Cup Final, losing to Langwarrin Reserves 6-4 at Baxter Park.
The inaugural squad in 2012 comprised of past students from 2007 to 2013. Moving into 2013, the Club established two additional teams due to popular demand.
The Peninsula School's first ever Old Alumni Girl's team was created in early 2013. The Peninsula Old Girls competed in the Bayside FA Women's Premier League in 2013, and was comprised of mostly former students.
The Girls finished 8th in their first season, while the Boys Reserves finished 7th after a lively cup run. The Boys Firsts finished League Runner's Up in Division 1.
In 2014, the Club recorded its highest membership numbers to date, and the two men's sides were promoted to the Bayside FA Premier and Reserves Leagues.
In 2015, the Girls won the club's first piece of silverware: The Bayside FA Women's cup.
In 2016, the Premier League side finished 3rd (it's highest ever finish).