West Torrens Birkalla SC

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West Torrens Birkalla
Birkalla Logo 02.jpg
Full name West Torrens Birkalla Soccer Club
Nickname(s) Birks
Founded 1923 West Torrens
1933 Birkalla Rovers
1979 West Torrens Birkalla
2002 Adelaide Galaxy
2012 West Torrens Birkalla
Ground Jack Smith Park
Ground Capacity 3,000
Chairman Amin Ayoubi
Manager Steven DeGiovanniello
League NPL South Australia
2017 NPL South Australia, 6th
Website Club website
Current season

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 National Premier Leagues South Australia, the highest level of football in South Australia and second nationally. Founded in 1923, they are the oldest club in the league.

History[edit]

The West Torrens club was founded in 1923, and the 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.

Birkalla has produced four Australian internationals and 19 State representatives.

At the beginning of the 2006 season, Galaxy reverted to its original team colours, yellow and black.

Galaxy was one of the sides in the first season of the FFSA Super League.

At the beginning for the 2012 season, Galaxy reverted to West Torrens Birkalla under coach Sergio Melta.

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
13 Australia MF William Plush
4 Australia DF Tom Dittmar
5 Australia DF Davide Zerillo
6 Australia MF Lawrence D'Arrigo
15 Australia MF Hayden Walter
10 Australia MF Ian Kamau
28 Australia DF Adam Le Cornu
11 Australia MF Fumiya Suzuki
14 Australia DF Oliver Zafiridis
No. Position Player
37 Australia MF Jake Forrester
7 Australia FW Jake Monaco
3 Australia FW Michael Mangafakis
1 Australia GK Julian Torresan
20 Australia GK Joe Gauci
80 Australia DF John-Paul Cirillo
23 Australia DF Michael Camacho
12 Australia FW Taro Kawamura

Achievements as Galaxy[edit]

  • State League: 2002, 2005
  • Federation Cup Winners: 2002

Notable players[edit]