Adelaide University Soccer Club celebrated it’s 80th year in style, as 270 current and former members attended the anniversary function at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre.

Club awards for 2016 were presented as well as a list of new life members and five new club legends were recognised.

Club Legends

  • Alex Reade – Blacks
  • Bill Pitsadiotis – Grads Red
  • Dr William Hill – Blacks/Whites
  • Ron Roberts – Blacks
  • Moya Dodd – Women

New Life Members

Senior life members

  • Yi Lu
  • William Skinner
  • Andrew Nunn
  • Sam Dooley
  • Nic Hannay
  • Rajan Jadhav
  • Bill Pitsadiotis
  • Christos Pazios
  • Evangelos Sierros
  • Fotis Zabanias
  • Chris Haralam
  • Steve Bresolin
  • Graeme Jackson
  • Steve Safralidis

Junior life members

  • Georgina Toome
  • Erin Doufos
  • Manoush Amouei
  • Parshana Amouei
  • Jasmine Dallimore
  • Natalie Brooks
  • Shania Burns

AUSC had a stellar season with three league titles, seven runner-ups, one cup final win, three league best and fairests, six league golden boot winners and a FFSA Community Coach of the year.

Read the summary of success in 2016

Yi Lu reflects on his life membership

10 years ago, I came to Australia and missed O’Week.

I emailed my Dad and told him there is a Uni soccer club and asked if I should join. My Dad said “yeah it’s a good way to make friends”.

I walked to the club room on the same night and reported to coach Lucas Barsby. Standing next to me was David Dixon. Lucas gave us a good two minute introduction about how things work etc. I didn’t understand a single word.

Anyway, after this I was kept in the club and and have been playing for 10 seasons.

Today I was awarded life membership. Thanks ladies and gentlemen.

Yi Lu, AUSC Black