WE ARE UNITED
NEWS & UPDATES
50 YEARS STRONG!
Steel United Soccer and Social Club has been embedded into the Whyalla community for over 50 years.
We were established in 1966 by Ron Inglis, Jim Kennedy, George Logan and Graham Scott as part of the Northern Areas Soccer Association also having teams competing in other sports such as Darts, Eight Ball and Bingo.
Steel United played from many different grounds after their inception into the NASA competition including the old velodrome on Keith Street on a dirt surface, the Rifle Club, Jenkins Park (Lions) and Dakalanta Park (Westlands United) from 1966 to 1974, while our first clubrooms were built.
On the 13th September 1972 the foundations were laid on our very own clubrooms on Penglase Street which was later named ‘Magill Park’ after William Magill.
Our pitch was deemed not suitable for playing on and our players would walk to the NASA Stadium behind our clubrooms to play and then walk back to the club post game to socialise.
The first official match at Magill Park was played on Sunday, 10th March 1974 seeing Steel United take on Thunder, winning A Grade 8-0 and Reserves 9-1.
In November 2005 after a significant weather incident, Steel United were without a clubroom after irreparable damage was sustained to the roof, requiring the need to move to a new location.
Steel United moved into the former Whyalla City Soccer Club grounds, conveniently located just the other side of the BMX track, at 8 Keith Street for the 2006 season, where we reside to this day!
Over the last 16 years, our dedicated committee, players, members and volunteers have dedicated their time to making improvements to Magill Park, making it our home and a safe and friendly environment for the Whyalla community to be a part of.