Take a short walk through our last 40 years!
Originally formed and we shared Valletta Road’s Collins Reserve with Fulham Amateurs at the time.
Throughout 1986, we were at Brighton for one season.
Merged with Brighton for one season, under the banner of Brighton.
Seniors played under the Brighton banner not Woodville City.
First year as Woodville City Junior Soccer Club.
Roadblocks in 1988 due to youth progressions—no platform to proceed to senior levels.
The new Woodville City Soccer Club returned back to Collins Reserve towards the end of 1989.
During this season, U15s highest team available
Juniors were stationed here for 1 year (1991) before moving to Sunningdale Reserve for another singular year.
Woodville City moved to Salesian College.
Due to the inclusion of an U23 side, we began playing at the Veneto Club.
Throughout the early years of the 1990s, there was significant growth in junior program with 100+ kids for junior development (5-9 years old).
Still at Veneto Club
Commissioned body in 1995
Pat told by the Federation that we would not be able to join the State League if at Veneto Club.
We began to make moves for senior squads.
Officially became Western Strikers Soccer Club at point of entry for full-fledged State League status.
End of 1997, got the nod—moved to grounds at Grange and adopted new name to meet requirements.
Moved into senior squads (Pat President until the beginning of 1999)
Nick Pansaris appointed as inaugural Senior Coach
March 1998 first game was against Modbury Soccer Club (now Modbury Jets)
Election of new President Joe Cecere at AGM (steps down in 2002)
Adrian Piekarski first Captain
The focus was to utilise locally developed players.
At the end of 1999, we moved to Carnegie Reserve which was presented to us by Amateurs as an opportunity.
Joe Cecere took over presidency
Amateurs presented a lease for Carnegie Reserve. Although there was no use for it.
Club moved from Grange to Carnegie Reserve over 1 day with over
200+ kids enlisted across every level
Business as usual
First year goal was to make playoffs. Ultimately,a 3-1 loss to Adelaide Hills
Good results for their first year cemented our position in the league, community and WSSC foundations.
Tony Monaco steps in as President.
2002 onwards we built the club through the senior leagues to try attain promotion
Goal of promotion was achieved after finishing second.
Throughout the mid 2000s it was business as usual trying to grow for promotion.
Promotion to FFSA Super League (now NPL).
FFSA Coca-Cola Federation Cup 2009
Aggie Giannini elected as president.
Relegated to Premier League (Now State League 1)
Gianni Lastella takes over presidency.
Finished 2nd on the table and lost in the Grand Final 0-2 to Sturt Lions
Business as usual
Currently in State League 2—fell to Vipers FC in the Grand Final 4-3 during promotion battle