About us » Portugal Madeira Club
The Association of the Portugal Madeira Club was formed in Dulwich Hill, in 1968. Then an association formed largely by Portuguese speaking migrants that had settled in the inner western suburbs of Sydney around the city of Marrickville, sister city to the Portuguese city of Funchal, capital of the archipelago of Madeira.
The aim of the association was to promote Portuguese speaking cultures in New South Wales and to facilitate the integration of all new settlers into the Australian way of life, through the practice of sports, competitions and charitable events.
Since soccer was by far the preferred sport of the founding members of the association, they decided to form a professional soccer team to compete in the New South Wales soccer league and to name it the Dulwich Hill Football Club.
The Dulwich Hill Football Club has been competing since 1968 in the local soccer league of New South Wales, the FootballNSW National Premier League (NPL).
Currently, the Dulwich Hill Football Club adult squads compete in the third division of the NPL while the youth teams compete in the second division of the NPL.
Over the years the Association grew and moved its clubhouse to New Canterbury Road in Petersham, another suburb of the city of Marrickville which the Inner West Council has officially named as “Little Portugal” on the 20th of August 2019 due to its large Portuguese population network.
On the 7th day of June of 1985, the Association incorporated and become the Portugal Madeira Sydney Social and Cultural Sports Club Limited or as it is known affectionately in Australia as the Portugal Madeira Club of Sydney.
About us » Clubhouse
In 1987, the Club bought our current clubhouse located in the city of Marrickville at numbers 1 to 3 of Denby Street. The current clubhouse was officially inaugurated in January 1988 with the presence of the following personalities:
- Alberto João Jardim » 2nd President of the Autonomous Regional Government of Madeira.
- Manuel Ferreira » Secretary of the Madeira Community Associations in Australia.
- Daniel Gouveia » President of the Portugal Madeira Sydney Social and Cultural Sports Club.
Our current clubhouse is open to its members and their guests, seven days per week. We only close three days per year: Christmas day, New Year’s day and Good Friday.
About us » Illustrious visitors
- Jorge Sampaio » 18th President of the Portuguese Republic from 1996 to 2006.
- Alberto João Jardim » Ex-President of Regional Government of Madeira from 1978 to 2015.
- Miguel Alburquerque » President of the Regional Government of Madeira.
- Rosa Mota » Gold medal in the Marathon at the Summer Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea, 1988.
- Presented the Portugal Madeira Club with a signed comemorative framed print.
- Álvaro Florença » Renowned Portuguese popular singer from Madeira.
- Augusto Canário » Renowned Portuguese folk singer and concertina player.
- Jorge Ferreira » Renowned Portuguese American singer musician from Fall River, Atlantic City, USA.
- Márcio Amaro » Renowned Portuguese popular singer from Madeira Island.
- Minhotos Marotos » Renowned Portuguese folk group from Minho.
- Tony Carreira » Renowned Portuguese best-selling popular singer.
- The Portuguese Kids » Renowned Portuguese American comedy group from Massachusetts. USA.
- Office: (02) 8123 0996
- Club: (02) 8123 0982
- Fax: (02) 8123 0998
- Thursday: 10:00AM to 9:00PM
- Friday & Saturday: 10:00AM to 12:00AM
- Sunday: 10:00AM to 6:00PM
- Wednesdat to Friday: 10:00AM to 4:00PM