The history of the Tea Tree Gully District Football Club, in the North East suburbs of Adelaide is one that has been 150 years in the making.
The club was formed in 1862, and (along with the neighbouring football club at Modbury) is the oldest surviving football club in South Australia, and one that has survived, and continues to this day.
Having been around for so long, means that thousands of people have been associated with the club over the years. And the newly launched “The Story of Tea Tree Gully District Football Club” reflects that in it’s size.
Launched last week, this hardcover book contains 536 pages of history relating to the club. It begins with facts about how football started in Australia, South Australia and in Tea Tree Gully, and then gives information and records of the Tea Tree Gully District Football Club from every decade since the 1860s.
The book also includes a brief history on other local football clubs at Hope Valley, Houghton, Modbury and Golden Grove, as well as information on defunct local football clubs at Highbury and Glenroy.
For anyone with a connection to the club and an interest in its history, there is no book that comes close to this one. In 40 chapters, this book contains:
– details of every TTGDFC Life Member and many of the club VIPs
– stats and records of TTGDFC and the honour board
– team photo of every TTGDFC junior side in 2014
– 650 photos, 250 newspaper articles
– over 3,300 names in the index
Available for AU$50.00 plus AU$15.00 postage within Australia (if applicable). Payment can be made by EFT or cash or cheque.
Orders can be placed by phoining David Crisanti on 0467 381 122 or emailing: email@example.com.