West Torrens Birkalla SC
|Full name||West Torrens Birkalla Soccer Club|
|Founded||1923 West Torrens
1933 Birkalla Rovers
1979 West Torrens Birkalla
2002 Adelaide Galaxy
2012 West Torrens Birkalla
|Ground||Jack Smith Park|
|League||NPL South Australia|
|2017||NPL South Australia, 6th|
|Website||Club home page|
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.
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.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Achievements as Galaxy
- State League: 2002, 2005
- Federation Cup Winners: 2002