Wallsend FC

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Wallsend Football Club
Wallsend FC logo.jpg
Full name Wallsend Red Devils Football Club
Nickname(s) Red Devils
Founded 1887
Ground The Gardens Sporting Complex
Ground Capacity 2,100
Ground Coordinates 32°53′38″S 151°41′1″E / 32.89389°S 151.68361°E / -32.89389; 151.68361Coordinates: 32°53′38″S 151°41′1″E / 32.89389°S 151.68361°E / -32.89389; 151.68361
President Aaron Cottrell
Head Coach Chris Gallagher Jnr
League Northern NSW State League Division 1
2014 Zone Premier League, 3rd (leagues restructured)
Website Club home page

Wallsend Football Club is a football club in Australia. They play in Northern NSW State League Division 1 which is the second tier of competition in Northern NSW Football.[1]

Club[edit]

Colours[edit]

The original club colours consisted of red shirts with a golden sash, white shorts and red and white socks. This strip was worn by the Wallsend Rovers, the original club name in 1887. The presence of red and white has been continuous, with evolving designs and styles always involving the use of these colours. There are plans to return to the original strip with the revival of the golden sash for the club's 125th anniversary.

Ground[edit]

Wallsend Football Club is based at The Gardens Sporting Complex, which was formerly used by the Newcastle Breakers until their demise. The ground has been developed into a multi-use greyhound and sports venue, not merely a site for football. The previous capacity to hold 11,000 spectators has dropped to one of 2,000, with 1,100 of those being seated.

Rivalries[edit]

Wallsend Football Club's principal rivals are the nearby clubs of West Wallsend FC and Adamstown Rosebuds FC, against whom they have been playing matches for over a century.

Wallsend's nearest rival in geographic terms is the club Plattsburg Marylands FC.

Honours[edit]

Major Premierships[edit]

  • State Premiers: 3
1942, 1943, 1944
  • Northern Premiers: 3
1945, 1951, 1953
  • State Premiership: 3
1957, 1959, 1965
  • State League Premiership: 2
1932, 1933
  • Northern League Premiership: 1
1929

Other[edit]

  • Premiership Runners-Up: 11
1930, 1949, 1954, 1956, 1971, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1994, 1995
  • Minor Premierships: 4
1951, 1965, 1985, 1994
  • Club Championships: 2
1994, 2003

Cup wins[edit]

  • Daniel's Cup: 16
1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1950, 1951, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964
  • Ellis Cup: 5
1889, 1919, 1920, 1923, 1924
  • State Cup: 5
1926, 1932, 1933, 1937, 1942
  • Robinson Cup: 5
1932, 1933, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1962
  • Ampol Cup: 4
1960, 1961, 1963, 1964
  • Richardson Cup: 3
1921, 1926, 1937
  • State League Cup: 3
1944, 1950, 1957
  • Gardiner Cup: 3
1944, 1945, 1947
  • Priest Cup: 3
1943, 1944, 1945
  • Sheahan Cup: 2
1938, 1941
  • Northern Cup: 2
1931, 1932
  • Badge Trophy: 2
1900, 1903

Australian representatives[edit]

A number of Wallsend have representational honours at various levels.[2] In 1933 one Australian national team fielded five Wallsend players, being; C Edgetton, Winky Forrester, J Osborne, Jock Parkes, and Alf Quill. The match was played against New Zealand and ended as a draw with C Edgetton captaining the side and Alf Quill scoring both Australian goals.[3]

Olympians[edit]

The Melbourne Olympic Games of 1956 saw two representatives from Wallsend Football Club play for Australia, George Arthur and Bruce Morrow.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Koch, Antho. "NNSWF Announces Expansion of Premier Competitions for Season 2015". Retrieved 2014-10-15. 
  2. ^ Koch, Antho. "Notable Former Players". Retrieved 12/03/2011.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. ^ Kemp, John Grahame. "Wallsend Football Club Timeline: The Great Years 1920–1968". Retrieved 12/03/2011.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. ^ Kemp, John Grahame. "Wallsend Football Club Timeline: The Great Years [1920-1968]". Retrieved 12/03/2011.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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