Salisbury United FC
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|Full name||Salisbury United Football Club|
|Ground||Steve Jarvis Park|
|League||FFSA State League|
|2011||State League, 1st (promoted)|
The club was founded in 1954 at a meeting held in the Salisbury North Primary School. The meeting came about when a group of people from Salisbury North and a group from the RAAF base at Mallala got together to discuss the possibility of forming a soccer team in the Salisbury area.
That group, who were all founding members, consisted of D.Grey, E.Jenkins, H. Wallace, H.Grey, D.Adcock from Salisbury North and W.Meyers, R.Bush, C.Chalk, E.Jefferson and J.McCabe from the RAAF base.
Incidentally the RAAF base at Mallala, a WWII training base, was closed in 1960 with the RAAF staff moving to the new RAAF base at Edinburgh. The club affiliated with the SASFA and played its first game on 2 April 1955 beating British Wanderers 2–1.
In 1958 the club spent 1000 pounds on lighting and ground improvements. Many addition improvements have been made to the ground over the years.
In the mid-1980s to the early 1990s the club was one of the powerhouses in local football winning the 1st Division in 1985. With the support of Steve Jarvis it had become the banner club for the northern suburbs. Further the club was considered as a serious contender for the National Soccer League. However the death of Steve Jarvis put an end to the National League ambitions.
In 1995 Salisbury United merged with Central Districts Apac and became known as the Apaches. Prior to the merger they were known as the Bears.
In 2006 sadly the team was relegated to the State League after a poor start to the season they were unable to make up the ground despite a strong finish to the year.
For the 2007 season the club has made a significant announcement in the appointment of an SA legend of the game Neville Flounders as coach for the coming season. The club sees this appointment as a major step towards their climb back through the ranks
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State League Champions: 2011
Reserves State League Champions:2011
Reserves FFSA Cup Champions: 2011
State League Champions: 2008
1st Division Champions: 1985
2nd Division Champions: 1983
3rd Division Champions: 1955 & 1976
U/23 State League Champions: 1999 & 2000
Reserves top five champions 2008
u/19 top five champions 2008
U/17 Div 1 (2010)
U/16 Div 1 (2009)
U/13 Div 1 (2011)
U/10 Div 3 (2000)