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 Brenton Hiern
League State League South Australia
2016 State League, 4th
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. They are known for their flamboyant celebration moves.

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 Australia GK Navarro Panozzo
26 Australia GK Billy Ninos
23 Australia DF Joe Poll
24 Australia DF Tariq Eltahir
3 Australia DF Headman Dadzie
4 Australia DF Michele Lastella (Captain)
5 Eritrea DF Ambesager Yosief
17 Australia DF Joe Tripodi
20 Australia DF Alphonso Sayee
6 Scotland MF Joseph Allison
7 Australia MF Adrian Giacomelli
8 Australia MF Michael Moularas
10 Australia MF Michael Russo
18 Australia MF Jordan Spadavecchia
25 Australia MF Abel Amanuel
13 Australia FW Adrian D'Alfonso
15 Australia FW Stephen McNeill
9 Australia FW Jacob Atkinson

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