Soccer Club was formed in 1997 and competed
in the NSL between 1997-98 until Round 8 of the 2000-01 season when it folded.
The club was strongly linked to the Carlton
Australian Rules club and suffered from poor crowds.
On the field, Carlton had a successful debut season, coming runner up to South Melbourne.
They were unable to make the finals the next year, but bounced back in season
1999/2000, being beaten in the Preliminary Final by eventual champion Wollongong Wolves. But Carlton's financial woes forced the withdrawal of the side from the 2000/01 season after eight rounds.