by Alan Ions
As a long-time supporter of Heidelberg United, it’s impossible not to feel a sense of pride and joy when witnessing the passion and dedication of our fans. From those who have been following the club since the 60s to the youngest generation of supporters, we are a unique community that has been through ups and downs together, yet remains UNITED in our love for the team.
One of the most remarkable things about Heidelberg United fans is the diversity of ages represented among us. It’s a pleasure to see the much older fans still coming out to support our club, as well as the young supporters who will help shape the future of Heidelberg United. We come from all walks of life, but we are bound by our shared love for the team.
One of the things that unites us most is the chant of “A-A-Alexandros” that can be heard echoing through the stadium during every game. This chant has become a symbol of our support for the team and has the power to lift the players, helping them to perform at their best. It’s amazing to see how this simple chant can bring together thousands of supporters into one cohesive force.
Of course, it’s not just the fans who make Heidelberg United such a special club. We have a rich history that dates back to the late 1950s, when the club was founded by Greek immigrants. Over the years, we have seen some of the greatest players in Australian soccer history take the field in our famous yellow and black stripes. From the likes of Kotis Xanthopoulos and Jim Kriaris in the 60’s to Andy Bozikas and Nick Racovalis in the 70s and to Jeff Olver, Gary Cole and Theo Selemidis in the 80s to today’s superstars likes Adrian Zahra and Luke Byles, Heidelberg United has always had a legacy of excellence on the field.
But we are not content to rest on our laurels. We are building for a new generation of supporters, and we are working hard to ensure that Heidelberg United remains a force to be reckoned with in the Australian football scene. We know that our fans are the lifeblood of the club, and we are committed to providing them with the best possible experience, both on and off the field.
This is a club for everyone, and it has been that way since the early days of the picnics. We would gather together as a community and our club bonded us together as immigrants, allowing us to become more than just friends but families. Heidelberg United is a club that truly embodies the values of inclusivity and community. With a fan base that spans across all ages, races, and backgrounds, it is a place where everyone is welcome and everyone is treated equally.
It is a club that is built on a strong foundation of togetherness and support for one another. As supporters of Heidelberg United, we are proud to be part of such a remarkable community. We are proud to be part of a club that values each and every one of its supporters and players. It is this sense of belonging that makes Heidelberg United such a special place. The club has a rich history that is deeply intertwined with the community. From the early days of the family picnics, we have been gathering together as a community.
Our club has been a catalyst for bringing people together and creating lifelong friendships. As supporters of Heidelberg United, we understand the importance of community. We understand that it takes a village to build a successful club. That is why we are always looking for ways to give back to our community and to support those who support us. We are not just a club, it is a way of life. It is a place where we come together to celebrate our love for the game, our love for the club, and our love for each other. It is a place where we can be ourselves and feel accepted for who we are.
As supporters of Heidelberg United, we are committed to upholding the values of inclusivity and community that have been the foundation of this club since its inception. We are committed to supporting our players, our coaches, and our fellow supporters. We are committed to being the best fans we can be, and to making Heidelberg United the best club it can be.
Heidelberg United is more than just a football club. It is a community. It is a place where people come together to support each other, to celebrate the game, and to create lifelong friendships. As supporters of this remarkable club, we are proud to be part of such a special community. We are Heidelberg United, The People’s Club.
So to all the Heidelberg United fans out there, young and old, we want to say thank you for your unwavering support over the years. You are the reason we continue to strive for excellence every day, and we are honoured to have you as part of our community. Here’s to many more years of chanting “A-A-Alexandros” and cheering on our beloved team!