Bunbury United Soccer Club Inc. (formerly Tricolore) was founded in 1968 by Life Member Rocky Calabrese & a few enthusiastic followers. They played in the Collie Soccer Assoc. in 1969 winning very few games in their inaugural season. There was just one League team captained by Mick Vesnaver with no Reserves or Junior teams within the Club.
The South West Soccer Assoc. (Seniors) was formed in 1972 after the disbanding of the Collie Soccer Assoc. In the inaugural year of the SWSA Bunbury Tricolore won the League & Cup titles & the U/16 League Championship.
This year also saw the appearance of one of the Clubs longest serving stalwarts, Ivan Garic, who was 16 years of age at the time and who became the youngest Club Secretary. Ivan has served continuously for 47 years in the following roles:- President, Secretary, Treasurer Public Relations Officer, Head Coach and Club Manager.