In 1949, soon after the formation of the Polonia club had taken place, a large group of predominantly Polish-based soccer enthusiasts were gathered together to form a team in readiness for the first ever match under the new club identity. On that day, Polonia recorded a 3-0 win against their Hungarian rivals, Budapest, in a match played in Lidcombe.
The squad members for this inaugural match included:
In 1996, and after a three-year absence of Polish-based soccer in Sydney, Kościuszko was formed. Their inaugural competition match took place in the NSW State League Division Five. Their opponents for the 17th March clash were Gladesville-Hornsby.
The match, played at Christie Park, saw Kościuszko draw 3-3 in First Grade and narrowly lose 0-1 in Reserve Grade.
The two grades lined up as follows for round one, season 1996 match:
*In a unique coincidence, the Nitarski family was represented on the field, in the original matches for both Polonia and