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Adelaide Galaxy
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League: Super League
Homepage: http://www.adelaidegalaxy.com.au/
Description: West Torrens Birkalla Soccer Club Inc.

GPO box 531 Glenelg SA 5048

Phone: 08-83762865
Fax: 08-83762865

Club Colours: Home - Gold/black shirts , Black shorts, Gold socks
Away - Blue shirts, Blue shorts, Gold socks or Black shirts, Black shorts, Black sox

Australian Representatives:
J.Smith, A.Castle, R.Bracegirdle & L.Hill

Club Honours:
1st Division Champions: 1925, 1928, 1929, 1932, 1936, 1939, 1941, 1944, 1945, 1947, 1950, 1951, 1952 & 1998
2nd Division Champions: 1935, 1960, 1963, 1981, 1986, 1996 & 2001 & 2005
Federation Cup Winners: 1925, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1944, 1946, 1950, 1951 & 1987
Summer Night Series Winners: 2001 & 2002
Coca Cola Cup Winners: 1989
1st Division Minor Premiers: 2002

U/23 Cup Winners: 1995
U/23 State League Champions: 1996
U/19 State League Champions: 1996
Bailetti Cup Winners: 1982 & 1994

History: Source - History of Soccer in South Australia written by Denis Harlow.

Founded in 1943

The club was founded in 1933 by Mr J.Taylor (snr) and played under the name of Birkalla Rovers. The club was nearly called Plympton but the football association of the day ruled that a defunct club called Plympton juniors owed the association GBP2/10/-. The amount owing was a large sum in those days so the new club chose the name Birkalla instead of Plympton

In the early days when dressing rooms at football grounds were almost non-existen, the change rooms for the initial Birkalla club was the back verandah of the Joe Porro betting shop on the opposite side of the Bay Road.

The club has been very prominent over the years particularly during the 1940's and 1950's. They won the championship three years in a row in 1950/51/52.

The club initially played in teh colours of black and gold until 1979 when they amalgamated with West Torrens soccer club to become West Torrens Birkalla and changed their colours to blue and gold.

In late 2000 the club was generously backed by Con Makris and underwent a major transformation. Makris provided the funds to renovate their home ground at Campden Park and to assemble a very strong squad. In 2001 Adelaide Galaxy romped to the state league championship. The club finishing 10 points ahead of second place with one game in hand after opting not to play a postponed game.

In 2002 Adelaide Galaxy dominated the Premier League finishing six points clear at the top of the table. The club was not able to continue its good form into the final series and was knocked out after losing two straight games. In 2003 Adelaide Galaxy finished fifth and the following year was relegated to the 2nd division after finishing bottom. Adelaide Galaxy quickly bounced back to the top league by winning the 2nd division in 2005.


Home Stadium: Camden Sports Complex

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