Our 50 year Armadale
Soccer Club Story
Armadale soccer club was originally formed in 1972, Derrick Buchan had approached Tony Delaney who was running two junior teams in the new suburb of Westfield Park, it was agreed that they would form a new club to be named after the suburb. Westfield Park Soccer Club was created and followed by the formation of the first committee which consisted of club president Tony Delaney, treasurer Henry Beal, Dick Chapman, and Derrick Mcloughlan.
The Club’s first home ground was in Byford, which was a problem for the juniors with travel, so the local council was approached, and we were granted use of Gwynne Park in Armadale. It was here where the First Team had won the cup, coached under Tibor Besci (an ex-Hungarian international) in his first season with the Club. The grounds did not really suit for what we required, as the facilities were also shared with another sporting club at the time, this was when the Club was offered Morgan Park, which is home to our Juniors Club.
Our Junior teams started making their presence known in the metro leagues, with the Under 15s & Under 16s winning first division in 1977. With the Under 16s team select to tour in Adelaide, playing Elizabeth City, Para Hills and Adelaide.The Clubs name later changed to Armadale Park Soccer Club and then to Armadale Soccer Club.
Our Club attracts local loyal supporters, being those that had originally started out as players and developing into the coaches, volunteers and spectators we have today, without all these people, our club would not be where we are today.