Month: April 2015

WA’s link to football’s founding fathers

WA’s link to football’s founding fathers Freemason Arms

SPORTS historian Andy Mitchell has uncovered the Australian origins of one of the founders of English football – and he is a West Australian.When an invitation was published in London in the autumn of 1863 for club captains to define once-and-for-all a mutually agreeable set of rules, Fred Moore was among the small group of […]

Tony and Trent fly the WA flag

Tony and Trent fly the WA flag The Socceroos celebrate

PERTH-BORN Trent Sainsbury wasn’t the only West Australian to be a key figure in Australia’s magnificent success in the 2015 Asian Cup. Tony Franken also played an important role for the Socceroos.Franken is Australia’s goalkeeper coach – a role he has filled for over a decade.The former East Fremantle Tricolore player was responsible for making […]