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.