- Noarlunga United
Noarlunga United Bulldogs Full name Noarlunga United Soccer Club Nickname(s) Bulldogs Ground Wilfred Taylor Reserve Chairman Wayne Amos League FFSA Premier League 2011 Premier League, 10th (relegated)Home coloursAway colours
The Noarlunga United Bulldogs are a football (soccer) club from Adelaide, South Australia. In 2011, Noarlunga play in the FFSA South Australian Premier League. They play at Wilfred Taylor Reserve in Adelaide's southern suburbs.
Season 2010 - "The Bulldog bites back"
Season 2010 was a stellar year for the Bulldogs under the guidance of Senior Coach, Brenton Hiern. All three senior teams won the State League minor Premiership and the Reserves (U/23) went on to win the Championship. The Club won Honours in the FFSA Awards including State League Player of the Year, U19 Player of the Year, State League Coach of the Year and the FFSA Fair Play Award.
The club was founded under the name of Wakefield Wanderers in 1963 by John Jones and Norm Hughes. The club changed its name in 1974 to Noarlunga United. The nickname the bulldogs is in honour of the club's British heritage.
The club originally played at Wakefield Reserve, Acre Avenue, Pimpala. The pitch was virtually on the top of a cliff. It had a very big slope down hill from south to north and the winds which used to rip down and across the pitch were horrific.
The club moved to the Wilfred Taylor Reserve which is a far cry from the early years. The club has spacious clubrooms and undercover facilities for supporters. Club patrons and players alike have nicknamed their home the pound.
Their biggest rivals are South Adelaide F.C. and Seaford Rangers. Supporters of the club from years gone by remember heated matches between Seaford and Noarlunga, but in more modern times it is South Adelaide games which are most highly anticipated, as Seaford games are often expected to be one sided affairs.
Mike Harkness took over as manager for the 2007 season. The former Cumberland United, West Adelaide Sharks, Sorrento FC, Stenhousemuir FC, Arbroath FC and Motherwell FC goalkeeper brought new ideas and a fresh vision to the club. Under his guidance the club was promoted to the Premier League for season 2008 at the first time of asking. The club came as runners up to Adelaide Comets in a season which could very well have seen them win their fourth championship as they lost it in the final weeks of the season by a single point. 2008 saw a similar struggle but at the other end of the table and the Club was relegated to the State League in the final round of the season. 2009 saw a consolidation of the Club under the guidance of Steve Young (Chairman) and a coaching trio of Noarlunga stalwarts (Lloyd Roberts, David Foy & Colin Bolto). At the end of the season, the Club narrowly missed the Final series.
2nd Division Champions: 1977 & 1980 3rd Division Champions: 1968 State League Minor Premiers: 2010 U/23 State League Champions: 2002,2010 U/23 State League Minor Premiers: 1998,2010 U/19 State League Champions: 2007 U/19 State League Minor Premiers: 1998,2010 U/17B League Winners: 2006 U/17C League Runner-Ups: 1999 Soccer in Australia Football Federation Australia National teams Current national leagues Former leagues Cup competitionsAustralian Cup (defunct) • FFA Cup (proposed) Domestic leagues Soccer in Australia by state and territory Association football in South Australia – Football Federation of South Australia South Australian Super League South Australian Premier League South Australian State League South Australian Amateur Soccer LeagueFC Adelaide
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Cumberland United — Full name Cumberland United Football Club Nickname(s) Foxes Founded 1943 … Wikipedia
Adelaide United FFSA Cup — The Adelaide United FFSA Federation Cup is a knockout football (soccer) competition played in South Australia. It is run by the Football Federation of South Australia and the major sponsors are A League club Adelaide United FC. When South… … Wikipedia
Seaford Rangers — Football club infobox clubname = Seaford Rangers fullname = Seaford Rangers Football Club nickname = Rangers founded = 1970 ground = Karingal Reserve capacity = chairman = manager = Ben Dale league = FFSA State League season = 2006 position =… … Wikipedia
South Adelaide Panthers FC — Football club infobox clubname = South Adelaide Panthers fullname = South Adelaide Panthers Football Club nickname = Panthers founded = 1997 ground = O Sullivan Beach Sports Complex capacity = chairman = manager = Aldo Maricic league = FFSA… … Wikipedia
Association football in South Australia — Association football (soccer) in South Australia is organised by Football Federation of South Australia who organise local competitions. Contents 1 National Representation 1.1 Fomer Teams 2 Clubs Leagues … Wikipedia
List of association football clubs in Australia — This is a list of association football (soccer) clubs in Australia categorised by region and the division the play in.NationalA League*Adelaide United FC *Queensland Roar FC *Central Coast Mariners FC *Melbourne Victory FC *Newcastle United Jets… … Wikipedia
Barbiero — Fabian Barbiero Spielerinformationen Voller Name Fabian Giuseppe Barbiero Geburtstag 2. Mai 1984 Geburtsort Adelaide, Australien Größe 176 cm Position Mittelfeld Vereine in der … Deutsch Wikipedia
South Australian Amateur Soccer League — The South Australian Amateur Soccer League (SAASL) is the level of football (soccer) below the three professional leagues of South Australia which are run by the FFSA. The Amateur League comprises several Divisions which are played over Saturdays … Wikipedia
Virtus Soccer Club — Northern Demons Full name Virtus Soccer Club Nickname(s) Northern Demons Founded 1951 … Wikipedia
Fabian Barbiero — Spielerinformationen Voller Name Fabian Giuseppe Barbiero Geburtstag 2. Mai 1984 … Deutsch Wikipedia