For 13 years women and girls in the Illawarra Stingrays football club have been homeless.
The Stingrays are Wollongong's National Premier League team and have fielded players to the Matildas and provide eight current W-league players.
But the club has never had its own home ground or a regular training field.
It has had nowhere to store its gear or had an ability to generate income from canteen sales or sponsorship signage.
One Wollongong City councillor, Jenelle Rimmer thinks that is unacceptable and wants council to change the situation.
"We wouldn't allow the Dragons, Hawks or Wolves to be homeless for 13 years," she said.
"So why do we have the Stingrays, which are part of the National Premier League, to be without a home?
"This sends a messages to girls and it is not something the council should be proud of.
"I was speaking to a mother at the club and it broke my heart when she told me her 11-year-old daughter said, 'I wish I was a boy because they get treated better than we do'.
"Some players in the senior team have spent their whole time playing without a home ground and I don't want that to be the case for the current under 7s and 8s players."
At the next council meeting, Cr Rimmer will ask fellow councillors to support her plan for council to prioritise finding a home ground or to create a new one such as in West Dapto for the Illawarra Stingrays.
She wants council to help the club find a home ground with their own lease arrangements or a joint/sub-leasing arrangement that provides a home ground that currently is underutilised and allows them to create an income stream.
Cr Rimmer said every club knew generating an income from canteen sales and displaying sponsorship signage was vital to financial viability.
Fencing and lighting also needed to be provided.
"Council needs to be more proactive and that is what my motion is aiming to do," Cr Rimmer said.
"It is not good enough that we haven't been able to find them a home ground.
"I am determined to find them a place to call home.
"We don't want to lose the Stingrays and see them go over the bridge to Shellharbour."
Illawarra Stingrays were established in 2006 and the club has 120 playing members.
Cr Rimmer said the club felt like a "travelling band of gypsies".
The club's home ground games are at JJ Kelly Park, which is a shared arrangement with another club, and teams train at three fields. Coaches are forced to keep the gear in their car boots.