West Torrens Birkalla SC

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West Torrens Birkalla Soccer Club, commonly known as Birkalla, is an Australian semi-professional soccer club from Adelaide, South Australia. The club is based in Novar Gardens, a western suburb of Adelaide. The club competes in the South Australian National Premier League, the highest level of football in South Australia and second nationally. Founded in 1923, they are the oldest club in the league.

West Torrens Birkalla
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Full nameWest Torrens Birkalla Soccer Club
Nickname(s)Birks
Founded1923 West Torrens
1933 Birkalla Rovers
1979 West Torrens Birkalla
2002 Adelaide Galaxy
2012 West Torrens Birkalla
GroundJack Smith Park
Capacity3,000
ChairmanAmin Ayoubi
ManagerJason Trimboli
LeagueNPL South Australia
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

The West Torrens club was founded in 1923 and Birkalla Rovers was founded by J Taylor in 1933. In 1979 the two clubs merged to form West Torrens Birkalla (nicknamed Birks), the name they played under until the end of the 2001 season. In 2002 the club's name was changed to Adelaide Galaxy.

At the beginning of the 2006 season, Galaxy reverted to its original team colours, yellow and black. They were one of the original sides in the FFSA Super League.

At the beginning for the 2012 season, Galaxy changed their name back to West Torrens Birkalla, and were coached that season by Sergio Melta.

Birkalla has produced four Australian internationals and 19 State representatives.

Current squadEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   AUS Nicholas Harpas
20 GK   AUS Charlie Yull
3 DF   AUS James Polli
4 DF   AUS Christopher Ashwood (C)
5 DF   AUS Christian D'Angelo
6 DF   ENG George Mannion
7 FW   AUS Stefan Simic
8 MF   AUS Noah Benouzekri
9 FW   CMR Calvin Mbarga
10 MF   AUS Jake Monaco
No. Pos. Nation Player
11 FW   AUS Nathan Munro
12 FW   AUS Nicholas Harpas
14 MF   AUS Austin Ayoubi
15 MF   AUS David Makridis
18 MF   AUS Jonathon D'Arrigo
19 DF   AUS Reece Jurjevic
21 DF   AUS Anthony Quici
23 DF   AUS Yasmin Sudic
80 DF   AUS John-Paul Cirillo

HonoursEdit

  • State League: Champions 2002, 2005
  • Federation Cup: Winners 2002
  • State League 1: Premiers 2021

Notable playersEdit

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