Western Strikers SC

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Western Strikers
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Full name Western Strikers Soccer Club
Nickname(s) Strikers
Founded 1980
Ground Carnegie Reserve
Chairman Aggie Giannini
Manager Frank Tibaldi
League National Premier Leagues South Australia
2013 Premier League, 8th
DNQ (Finals)

Western Strikers are a soccer club from Adelaide, South Australia. Strikers play in the South Australian Super League. Their home ground is at Carnegie Reserve. They are great rivals of fellow western suburbs sides like the Toros and White City. Strikers have a number of strong junior sides.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1980 under the name of VC Woodville City Junior Soccer Club with a complement of three junior teams. - u/10, u/11 and u/12.

The six founding members were G.Leonardi, J.Carbone, M.Mirabelli, P.Corbo, A.Manou & J.Pellizari.

In 1994 the club fielded a senior team for the first time which played in the SA Amateur league. In 1996 the club fielded u/19 and u/23 teams in the SASF competition. In 1998 they fielded 3 senior teams.

The entry into the State League also coincided with a change in name to the Western Strikers and a change in playing venue with a move to the Grange Reserve. In 2000 the club moved to Carnegie Reserve.

Transition from State League to Super League[edit]

The Western Strikers F.C started in the State League, they made their way up to the Premier League, almost getting themselves into the Super League in 2007, but they have clinched their spot in the Super League in 2008 after a convincing win over South Adelaide 5-0. The win will take the Senior Team, Under 23's and 19's team into the Super League.

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 Japan GK Takumi Takahashi
3 Australia DF Daniele Lastella
4 Australia DF Michele Lastella (Captain)
5 Australia DF Joseph Ciarla
6 Scotland MF Joseph Allison
7 Australia DF Jake Monaco
8 Australia MF Yasmin Sudic
9 England FW Callum Flanagan
10 Australia MF Adrian D'Alfonso
No. Position Player
13 Australia MF Paul Bearzotti
15 Australia MF Stephen McNeill
17 Australia FW Chahine Noujaim
20 Eritrea DF Ermias Haile
23 Australia MF Sanjin Julardzija
Japan MF Takahiro Nakamizo
Australia GK Mauro Facchini
Eritrea MF Jemal Abdu
Australia DF Andre Noujaim

Notable Former Players[edit]