Adelaide United hosted a ‘fan day’ at Coopers Stadium on Wednesday afternoon, in celebration of their Westfield FFA Cup Final triumph over Perth Glory.
The day gave around 1,000 fans the opportunity to watch the Reds’ recovery training session before being able to meet the players and have photos taken with the FFA Cup trophy.
Speaking to the media during the festivities, United striker, Bruce Djite, said he was certain the win was just as important to the fans as it was to the players.
“It was a fantastic moment yesterday to be able to lift that cup,” Djite said.
“We did a few promos throughout the week and no one touched it, so to finally get our hands on it was massive.
“I think what’s fantastic about this is that the team is so tight-knit and I couldn’t think of winning anything with a greater bunch of boys, so I’m really happy for my teammates and the fans who’ve waited so long (for something like this).
“Now they (the fans) have something they can claim – there’s something in history – and something we can all be proud of.”
Djite continued by saying the squad will now look to use their FFA Cup success to drive them further in their A-League campaign, but there is plenty of work still to do.
“We want to win as many trophies as we can and we’re there, or thereabouts, (in the A-League) but it’s still pretty early in the season,” he explained.
“We’re not really dominating the league and we have a lot to improve on still.”
If you didn’t get a chance to attend the fans day, you can still have a photo with FFA Cup by visiting the Club Shop (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm).