The Oakleigh Cannons FC was established in 1972. Initially it was the creation of a few young Soccer enthusiasts who funded the establishment of the club themselves. The Club is located at the Jack Edward’s Reserve, Edward Street Oakleigh. (Melways Reference 69 H9 )On December 12th 1972, the South Oakleigh Soccer Club ( now called Oakleigh Cannons FC ) was inaugurated into the Victorian Soccer Federation.
During the Club's 40 year history, it has had the following success to its name:
- 9 x Premierships- STATE LEAGUE LEVEL
- 2 x Runner up –STATE LEAGUE LEVEL
- 1 x Youth Championship
- Multiple Junior Competition Trophies in all age groups.
- Victorian Premier League- Minor Champions 2006
- Victorian Premier League - Runners Up in the Grand Final 2011
It has also won a number of Cups in both Provisional and Metropolitan Leagues. The Club won the First Division Championship in the 2003 Season and was promoted to the Premier League where it still competes in currently.