Tea Tree Gully Sports Club
This great club in the north eastern suburbs has the uncommon achievement of being successful in both footy and cricket. It is home to The Gullies (football) and The Bulls (cricket).
Matches are played on Pertaringa Oval, a former sheep farm which was bought by Tea Tree Gully Council in 1960 to meet the future needs of a developing residential area.
The Tea Tree Gully Football Club holds the distinction of being one of the oldest operating football in clubs in Australia.
The clubs first recorded game was against ‘The Adelaidians’ near Modbury on August 30th 1862. It has a very strong senior and junior.
Records of the cricket team began even earlier with a match recorded between Tea Tree Gully and Houghton in 1854.
It has produced some great players over the years including Hawthorn key forward Ryan Schoenmakers, cricketer Peter Sleep and current Australian, Redbacks and Adelaide Strikers player Travis Head.
With its very healthy senior and junior participation in both sports, no doubt it will continue to successful for many years to come.