Media Statement | National Second Division

Caroline Springs George Cross FC continues to explore the pathway to the National Second Division

One of Australia’s most storied football clubs – Caroline Springs George Cross – has confirmed its steadfast exploration of becoming a foundation member of the National Second Division (NSD) competition heralded by Football Australia and forecast to commence in March 2025.  

The NSD offers the club, players, and the broader community a platform to thrive and contribute to the growth and success of football nationwide.  

With a rich history spanning more than 75 years, the organisation has played a pivotal role in nurturing and developing players at both a grassroots and elite level in both Malta and Australia, boasting a swag of decorated footballers including Socceroos Kevin Muscat, Craig Foster, John Markovski, Manny Muscat and Paul Trimboli. 

After spending much of its rich history in Sunshine, the club has in recent years affirmed its status as one of western Melbourne’s truly diverse and inclusive outfits, operating out of modern and upgraded facilities in Caroline Springs. 

President Mark Sultana is immensely proud of George Cross’ vibrant past, present and future. 

“With the NSD offering a pathway for our club to return to the national stage for the first time since exiting the National Soccer League in 1991, we continue to carefully progress our commitment to bolstering a strong community on and off the park. 

“Our supporters have been enthused in recent times with our success in the iconic Australia Cup and proudly carry their shared Maltese and Australian heritage, creating a cultural tapestry that is woven into the fabric of our club and Melbourne’s burgeoning west,” explains Sultana.  

“While there is much work and careful planning to come, our board, members, supporters and other key stakeholders are keenly eyeing further developments from Football Australia in regard to progression of the NSD. 

“With successive promotions in the past two seasons, Caroline Springs George Cross is in an enviable position on many levels. Thus, it is incumbent upon us to further explore our options in a robust and exciting NSD landscape.” 

More information will be divulged in due course. Further commercial and media enquiries can be directed to Mr. Sultana on or via phone on 0409 993 818