Riverside Football Club


Founded in 1975, Riverside Football Club began as the soccer section of Glenwood High School Old Boys Club. Starting in the lowest league of the Natal FA, the club steadily climbed the ranks, reaching Division 1 by 1983. Key milestones included promotion to the Natal League in 1985, winning the Natal League Cup in 1991, and achieving second place in the same league.

Throughout the 80s and early 90s, Riverside fostered a strong club spirit. Notable events included Troye Bingham’s 1987 selection for the Natal U19 team and the first team’s management by Trevor Mussell, leading to the 1991 cup victory.

In 1992, the club joined the Southern Natal FA Premier League, leveraging its excellent facilities and experienced coach. This marked a new chapter in Riverside’s history, paving the way for further growth and success.

Fast forward to 2023, Riverside has undergone a successful reconstitution, adopting a fresh new leadership, logo, and branding. Looking ahead, the club is poised to continue its rich legacy in the years to come.


Suhana Balrajh


(Times & days are subject to change & dependent on age category)

Junior Training

Tuesday and Thursday 5:00-6:30pm.

Senior Training

Tuesday and Thursday 6:30 – 8:30pm.


Juniors  R1800

Seniors R1800

Family Membership R3000

(1 Adult and 2 Children)

Sparking Football Futures


Unlocking potential, igniting passion. We empower players, fans, and partners to reach new heights through vibrant soccer excellence, shaping champions on and off the pitch.


Forging world-class talent. We nurture every player, transforming raw potential into dynamic professionals. Our academy is a launchpad for stars, fueled by a pro training environment and an unwavering commitment to player success.


Development with fire. At Riverside, footballers aren’t just trained; they’re ignited. We push boundaries, unleash potential, and equip players with the skills and spirit to conquer the competitive landscape.

Core Values


Building character and playing with integrity both on and off the pitch. A leading KZN club and a beacon of South African football where dreams take flight.


The driving force that propels us towards excellence, igniting our determination and our spirit on the field.


Cultivating leaders who inspire, excel, and influence positive change within the team and the broader community.



Uniting players with a shared vision and purpose, fostering a strong bond and collaborative spirit to achieve collective goals.


Overcoming challenges with perseverance and courage, always pushing forward regardless of the score.


Engaging with our supporters and stakeholders to grow the love for the game and give back to the community that sustains us.

Junior Soccer

Unleash Your Inner Champion at Riverside FC Juniors!

We are calling all young football stars! Riverside FC Juniors is the place to ignite your passion and hone your skills in a fun, supportive environment. We’ve been dominating the Greater Durban Local Football Association (formerly Durban Central Football Association) for years, with our teams consistently clinching titles and top positions across various age groups.

Whether you’re a complete beginner or a seasoned baller, we have a place for you! Our professional coaching staff takes a personalised approach, tailoring training to unlock your full potential. Boys and girls, all are welcome to join our inclusive community and share the beautiful game.

And the best part? We play at Riverside Sports, a world-class venue that wouldn’t be out of place in the pros! Imagine stepping onto that pristine pitch every Sunday League or Cup match, feeling the excitement in the air and the crowd’s roar.

Riverside Sports isn’t just about football, it’s a complete sporting paradise. After your game, relax with your teammates in the pavilion bar area, catch some shade under the trees, or check out the other top-notch sporting facilities the venue offers.

Ready to become part of something special?

Join Riverside FC Juniors and experience the magic of football like never before!

Here’s what makes us your winning choice:


Proven track record of success: Champions & top contenders in the league year after year!

Professional coaching: Experienced staff dedicated to unlocking your potential.

Inclusive environment: Boys & girls of all levels are welcome to join the fun.

World-class facilities: Riverside Sports is a dream venue for training and matches.

More than just football: Relax, socialise, and enjoy other sports at the amazing Riverside Sports complex.


What we Offer

Dynamic soccer programs for boys & girls (5-17) focused on skill development, fitness, and confidence building. Choose your level:

Soccer Essentials: Master core skills, build fitness, and boost confidence through fun drills and small-sided games.

Soccer Sense: Refine your technique, learn tactical basics, and improve positioning and movement.

Advanced Skills: Take your game to the next level with advanced technique training, tactical strategies, positional play, and conditioned games.

Defensive Coaching: Become a Wall! Master the art of narrowing angles, supporting your teammates, communicating, distributing, and adapting to any situation.

Senior Soccer

Keeping The Dream Alive

The love for the beautiful game doesn’t end at 17 at Riverside FC. We offer thrilling opportunities for players 18 years and upwards to keep the dream alive! Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a new recruit, we have a team for you.

Gliding onto the pitch in the GDLFA Premier League? Our first team is where talent and dedication collide. Witness breathtaking skills, strategic plays, and electrifying goals as they battle for the top spot.


Reigniting The Fire With Over 35 Football

Want to reignite the fire with Over 35 Football? Join a vibrant community of experienced players where competition meets camaraderie. Enjoy friendly matches packed with passion, strategy, and a touch of nostalgia.

And the crown jewel of it all? Riverside Sports. Train and play on the same world-class pitch that nurtures our junior stars. Imagine stepping onto that pristine green canvas, feeling the anticipation in the air, and hearing the cheers of the crowd.