History

Old Barker Football Club (OB FC) was founded in 1991. The club was until recently known as Barker Old Boys Football Club or BOB's and only officially changed its name in 2014 to reflect the continued participation of Women as integral members of the club.

The club's formation was driven by Jeremy Hook, the former Barker College School Captain of 1988, who rallied a number of alumni to leave the local teams they had been playing for and join together under the OB FC banner.  The club started as a single team in the bottom division of the Kuringai District Soccer Association (KDSA) and over a period of 5 years grew into a 4 team club with over 60 members, playing in the top division (Premier League) of the KDSA and winning two premierships within those first 5 years. 

Moving forward nearly twenty years, the club fields 7 teams with over 100 members and a strong growth profile. In men's all age the club has squads in the recently renamed Northern Suburbs Football Association's (NSFA) Premier League, Division 5 & Division 6. In 2012 the club welcomed its inaugural women's team who currently compete in division three of the womens all age NSFA competition. Reflecting the strength of the world game at Barker and the inspirational leadership of Craig Harris in the 1980's - the player base spans over 18 years with players from many years well represented across the club.


OB FC has grown into one of the best dedicated alumni sports clubs associated with a secondary school in Australia
— Peter Gregory, OBA vice-president

Logo Development

  The original logo was formed in medieval Italy by renowned sculptors and artists of the age. Steve Jobs has credited much of his aesthetic influence to this seminal design. It was difficult decision for the club to transition away from such a long held and inspirational design. 

 

The original logo was formed in medieval Italy by renowned sculptors and artists of the age. Steve Jobs has credited much of his aesthetic influence to this seminal design. It was difficult decision for the club to transition away from such a long held and inspirational design. 

Inspired from a bohemian colour palate and incorporating stylistic grace, clubmen Andrew Taylor delivers a graceful update in 2015 to celebrate the clubs name change. 

Inspired from a bohemian colour palate and incorporating stylistic grace, clubmen Andrew Taylor delivers a graceful update in 2015 to celebrate the clubs name change.