Camden Tigers roar into 60th year as a club

The Camden Tigers are roaring into their 60th year and they are ready and raring to celebrate.

The local soccer club will host a gala dinner event and fete in August, pending Covid-19 restrictions, and they are inviting players, volunteers, coaches and members past and present to come along.

President Rod Ciantar said the club, formed in 1961, had many proud moments through the past six decades.

"Some of Camden Tigers' best memories or moments include one of our local junior players Greg Dickinson representing Australia playing football," he said.

"And Camden Tigers, to the best of our knowledge is the only club to host one of the largest primary school tournaments (Tiger Shield) at no cost to the participating schools.

"We've had a number of former Camden Tigers players play professional football at various levels.

"One of our best memories was in 2017, when we secured promotion in the final game of the season in front of a packed house, gaining a full representative program for the 2018 season and beyond.

"We are the only club with both a local and representative arm in the Macarthur Region, creating an in-house development pathway."

Life member and former Tigers president Michael Gowing said the club had gone from strength to strength throughout the years.

"I believe one of the club's greatest achievements is the growth and development of the girls and ladies football program over the past eight years," he said.

"We've gone from having one junior and one senior female team to having the largest and most successful female program including many championships and securing a representative program for girls with plans of further expansion."

The club's 60th anniversary coordinator Nancy Noble said the club would host an anniversary dinner/dance at Ottimo House on Friday, August 13 and a 60th Anniversary Fete.

"We would love people near and far to join us in celebrating this community milestone, so they can be witness to how far the club has come during its 60 years of operation," she said.

"We would also like to acknowledge everyone who contributed to this achievement and making it all possible to be where we are today."

The dinner event will include a a three course meal, drinks, photobooth, dancing, presentations, lucky door prizes and special guests.

"There have been so many members and families who have come through the gates of Ron Dine Memorial Reserve to take part in a sporting event, which has grown so rapidly over time," Noble said.

"It will also be a great opportunity for all involved to mingle with past and present members, to share memories of how things were back then to how they are now and to hopefully learn something new from those who came before us.

"It's set to be a historical event, that people will hopefully be talking about for many years to come."

Tickets can be purchased at events.ticketbooth.com.au/event/ctfb60th or contact Ms Noble on 0425 325 151.