League: Premier League
Description: Salisbury United Soccer Club.
PO Box 382 Salisbury South 5180.
Home - Blue Shirts, Blue Shorts and Blue Socks
Away - Red shirts, Black shorts & Red socks
1st Division Champions: 1985
2nd Division Champions: 1983
3rd Division Champions: 1955 & 1976
West End Cup Winners: 1984
U/23 State League Champions: 1999 & 2000
Source - History of Soccer in South Australia written by Denis Harlow.
Founded in 1954
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.Grey, D.Adcock from Salisbury North and W.Meyers, R.Bush, C.Chalk, E.Jefferson and J.McCabe from the RAAF base.
Incidently 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 April 2nd 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 1980's to the early 1990's 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 unfortunate passing 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 and they are currently know as the Berries.
: Steve Jarvis Park
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