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While our club is one of the most progressive and high profile football clubs in New Zealand, it also has a rich &
colourful history. The information and images in following article was taken from the book:
‘The Lilywhites - The history of Eastern Suburbs AFC 1934 – 2015’.
Eastern Suburbs AFC first game in 1934
Suburbs inaugural game was played against a Grey Lynn based club called ‘Comrades’ The game was played at St. Heliers reserve (now known as Vellenoweth Green) on Tamaki Drive, and resulted in a 5 - 3 triumph to Suburbs. Comrades was a Grey Lynn based club, and after a number of name changes and merges it is now part of Western Springs AFC.