About West Adelaide SC
The principal founder of the club in 1962, under the name of Hellas, was Mr A. Hatzi-Stathi, who along with others created the club after the demise of the Olympic Soccer Club (Formed 1945) which had been banned by the S.A.F.S.A following crowd disturbances. The Club was a major force in South Australian soccer in the 1960’s & 70’s prior to joining the National Soccer League. Hellas played its home games at Hindmarsh Stadium prior to and during their National League campaign. The venue was the scene of many local derby’s and outstanding games. The club entered the NSL in the inaugural year 1977 with cautious optimism having won the local championship in South Australia in 1976. In 1978 it was probably the club’s greatest achievement when they became National Champions of Australia in only their second year of participation in the National League. Today West Adelaide Soccer Club is playing in the South Australian National Premier League 1 and continues to strive for success on and off the field.