Green Gully SC

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Green Gully
Green Gully Logo
Full name Green Gully Soccer Club
Nickname(s) Cavaliers, Gully
Founded 1955
Ground Green Gully Reserve,
Keilor Downs, Victoria
Ground Capacity 10,000
Chairman Australia Charles Farrugia
Manager New Zealand Jeff Fleming
League Victorian Premier League
2010 1
Current season

Green Gully Soccer Club (nicknamed the Cavaliers) is a soccer club based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Green Gully is one of the biggest clubs in Melbourne, it participated in the old National Soccer League between 1984-1986.

The club currently competes in the National Premier League.

History[edit]

The club was established as Ajax Soccer Club in 1955 by Maltese immigrants. In honour of the Maltese Floriana club, Ajax SC adopted their familiar green and white playing strips. The club was renamed to Green Gully SC when it moved to its current home ground at Green Gully Reserve, in the West of Melbourne suburb of Keilor Downs. The "Ajax" was dropped in 1982. The club competed in the National Soccer League of Australia (NSL) from 1984 to 1986 and attracted some great players such as George Campbell from Preston (originally from Aberdeen), and Scott Fraser from Rangers. Green Gully is 1 of the 8 Clubs that are still active in the Victorian Premier League, Green Gully is a 'Sister Club' with Sunshine George Cross FC, It is believed that both Green Gully and Sunshine Georgies adopted the Same kit as a Maltese Premier League club Floriana F.C., Floriana is one of the oldest clubs in Malta. Green Gully currently compete in the Victorian Premier League and have been Victorian Champions in 1981, 1982, 1983, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2010 and 2011.

Rivalries[edit]

The Green Gully Cavaliers have many rivalries, the biggest of the rivalries are the with most games containing controversy. Other Victorian Premier League Clubs that are rivals include Melbourne Knights, South Melbourne FC and Non-Victorian Premier League rivalries include Keilor Park SC and the St. Albans Saints and also the Western Suburbs SC, and more recently, found new rivalries being Hume City FC.

Kit Supplier[edit]

The Kit Supplier for the Green Gully Cavaliers is Adidas, Adidas is the match day kit supplier and training kit supplier. Green Gully's matchday kit is green with white strips, while the shorts and socks are just green. The green gully juniors also have their kit supplier as Adidas,Errea and Covo.

Current squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
1 Australia GK Kieran Gonzalez
2 England DF Daniel Jones
3 Australia DF Rodrigo Vargas
4 England MF Stephen Downes
5 New Zealand MF Jeff Fleming
6 New Zealand FW Jason Hayne
7 Northern Cyprus MF Ratip Cileli
8 Australia FW Muhamad Chawk
9 Australia FW Matthew Sanders
10 New Zealand FW Brent Fisher
11 Lebanon FW Hamid Basma
12 Australia DF Sean Harding
13 Australia MF Andy Vargas
14 Australia DF Christopher Dib
15 Australia DF Dean Campelj
16 Nigeria MF Osagie Ederaro
17 Australia MF Brian Vanega
18 Australia MF Liam Brown
19 Australia GK Michael O'Farrell
Australia MF Peter Deng
Australia MF Thomas Deng

Green Gully Highlights Show[edit]

The Green Gully Soccer Show is on every Saturday at 10:30am on the Network of Channel 31.

The Green Gully Soccer Show is a non-profit Channel 31 Television Show which has aired across Victoria for the past 5 years. The primary purpose of the show is to promote the community and entertainment services available to the general public at the non-profit Green Gully Soccer Club, located in Keilor Downs, Melbourne.

During the 2008 season, the Green Gully Show averaged (viewers per 30 minute show) an audience of 8,000 viewers peaking 12,500 viewers (viewers for at least 1 minute per 30 minute show) according to the official OzTam Television Ratings snapshot recorded in May 2008.

The show no longer is on Channel 31 as the show took a lot of hard work and effort to create entertainment for the viewers.

Honours[edit]

  • National Soccer League Participants 1984, 1985, 1986
  • Victorian Premier League (State League) Champions 1981, 1982, 1983, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2010,2011
  • Victorian Premier League (State League) Minor Premiers 2004, 2005, 2008, 2011
  • Victorian Premier League (State League) Finalists 1992, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2006
  • Victorian Premier League (State League) Runners Up 1987
  • Victorian Metropolitan League Division 1 Champions 1976
  • Victorian Metropolitan League Division 2 Champions 1971
  • Victorian Metropolitan League Division 3 Runners Up 1966
  • Dockerty Cup Winners 1981, 1982, 1986, 2004,2013
  • Victorian Ampol Night Soccer Cup Winners 1979, 1981, 1983

Individual Honours[edit]

  • Bill Fleming Award
  • 1980 - Jimmy Dunne
  • 1982 - Paul Lewis
  • 1983 - Paul Lewis
  • 2005 - Rodrigo Vargas
  • Victorian Premier League Coach of the Year
  • 1999 - Ian Dobson
  • Victorian Premier League Goalkeeper of the Year
  • 2000 - Robert Brian
  • 2008 - Steven Tilovski
  • Victorian Premier League Under 21 Player of the Year
  • 2003 - Simon Storey
  • Weinstein Medal Winners
  • 1980 - Danny Beranic
  • Jimmy Rooney Medal
  • 2003 - Simon Storey
  • 2005 - Brandon Vassallo
  • 2010 - Graham Hockless
  • 2011 - Stephen Downes

Notable former players[edit]

External links[edit]