Month: November 2017

RIP Kevin Correia, a terrific striker

RIP Kevin Correia, a terrific striker Vale

FORMER WA State team and Fremantle City striker Kevin Correia has died. He passed away on November 15 at the age of 38.Kevin played three times for the State side.He made an impressive debut in the 4-0 win over the Malaysian Under-23 team at Litis Stadium in 2000, setting up one goal and being responsible […]

United star will join in Hall of Fame festivities

United star will join in Hall of Fame festivities 1968 Man Utd

FORMER Manchester United and Scotland left back Francis Burns will be a Special Guest at the Football Hall of Fame WA’s 21st birthday festivities at Dorrien Gardens on December 12.Part of the celebrations will be a special tribute on the 50th anniversary of the WA State team’s international challenge with Manchester United, which took place […]

The day the State team had a Devil of a time

The day the State team had a Devil of a time 1967 Western Australia State squad

WHEN did the West Australian State team become Manchester United? The answer is on August 15, 1967, in front of 18,000 people at the Merdeka Stadium in Kuala Lumpur.The famous red strip had been presented to the West Australians after they had taken on United in an international challenge match at the WACA Ground on […]

Football family wishes Roy a speedy recovery

Football family wishes Roy a speedy recovery Eddie Lennie and Roy Stedman

ONE of WA’s great referees, Roy Stedman, made world headlines 50 years ago when he sent off the legendary Denis Law in Manchester United’s international challenge against the WA State team at the WACA Ground on June 27, 1967.Roy has always been diplomatic regarding what prompted him to show one of United’s greatest strikers a […]

When WA made history in the Merdeka Cup

When WA made history in the Merdeka Cup 1967 Western Australia State squad

IT’S 50 years since the West Australian State team made history by becoming the first Australian representative side to take part in a tournament in Asia.The Australian national team, the Socceroos, had initially been invited to compete in the Merdeka Cup international tournament in Malaysia in 1967 but could not take up the offer.Julius Re, […]

Williams returns to join in the celebrations

Williams returns to join in the celebrations 2006 Football Ashes squads

FORMER State team coach Eric Williams, who has just returned to Australia after 15 years coaching in South-East Asia, will be a special guest at the Football Hall of Fame WA’s 21st birthday celebrations at Dorrien Gardens on December 12.The celebrations will include the 50th anniversary of the State team’s historic game against Manchester United, […]