Month: December 2019

RIP Duncan Mackay, a great Azzurri coach

RIP Duncan Mackay, a great Azzurri coach Mckay Azzuri coach

DUNCAN Mackay, who was Perth Azzurri’s most successful coach in the 1970s, a former captain of Scottish giants Celtic and a Scotland international, has died at the age of 82.He passed away on December 22, but Celtic did not announce his death until just after Christmas.Mackay was coach of Azzurri between 1975 and 1977, succeeding […]

Football West go for a Glorious trio

Football West go for a Glorious trio Jason Petkovic

THREE former Perth Glory identities will spearhead a Football West committee that will look into the planning and development of the sport in Western Australia,Former Glory and Socceroos international goalkeeper Jason Petkovic, Glory’s dual NSL title-winning coach Mich d’Avray and WA women’s star Tanya Oxtoby will combine their collective expertise to assist Football West in […]

Anniversary of Dalmatinac’s big breakthrough

Anniversary of Dalmatinac’s big breakthrough Spearwood

IT IS 40 years since Spearwood Dalmatinac won their first State League championship – sparking a decade in which the club dominated the local scene.Dalies had finished third in the league in 1977, second in 1978 (when pipped on goal difference by Kingsway Olympic) and then captured their first championship, drawing 2-2 in their final […]

When our amateurs ruled Australia

When our amateurs ruled Australia 1979 Western Australia Amateur State team

FORTY years ago (1979) Western Australia celebrated its 150th Year Anniversary – and befitting the occasion was the State Amateur team winning the National Amateur Championships at Wotton Reserve, the home of Morley Windmills.The tournament had only commenced the year before in South Australia at Hindmarsh Stadium, where WA failed to win a game.But what […]

Remembering WA’s amateur past…

Remembering WA’s amateur past… Wa Assoc Board

DURING a recent memorabilia collating exercise, a large honour board was unearthed containing committee member names for the defunct Western Australian Amateur and Social Soccer Association (WAASSA) from 1988 to 2004.Fully sanctioned amateur soccer, however, dates back to 1968 when the first controlling body was known as the Westralian Amateur Soccer League. Run by John […]

When Eddie met an old friend…

When Eddie met an old friend… Eddie With Pierluigi

WA’S most celebrated referee, Eddie Lennie, caught up with the world’s most decorated – and recognisable – whistler, Pierluigi Collina, in Kuala Lumpur last week.The occasion was the Asian Football Confederation’s biggest-ever Refereeing Conference, which brought together nearly 500 match officials and referee assessors from around the Asian region, and the world.Collina, who is the […]

Brett Klucznik joins the Hall of Fame Committee

Brett Klucznik joins the Hall of Fame Committee Brett Klucznik and Louis Prospero

HIGHLY-RESPECTED WA football historian, website editor/reporter and photographer Brett Klucznik has joined the Committee of the Football Hall of Fame WA.“I am honoured to be a asked to be a member of the Committee, particularly now that the Hall of Fame has taken on a new look – with a new logo and the launch […]