Month: January 2020

RIP Ron Moss, a great South West servant

RIP Ron Moss, a great South West servant Ron Moss

RON MOSS, one of the South West’s most influential and hard-working football identities, died on January 28. He was just a few weeks short of his 84th birthday.Ron, who was born in Cardiff in Wales, was a dedicated servant to the needs of football in Bunbury and the greater South West area for over 40 […]

MEMORABLE MOMENTS…

MEMORABLE MOMENTS… Bobby Moore For Inglewood Kiev

THERE have been many Memorable Moments throughout the 60 years since semi-pro football was introduced to Western Australia in an historic move led by eight progressive clubs in July, 1960. Here are some of them… PIC ONE: One of the great action photographs to be published in The West Australian. Photographer Ian Ferguson brilliantly captured this […]

From autocracy to new football officialdom

From autocracy to new football officialdom 1966 Board

FOLLOWING on from the recent article regarding the 60th anniversary of organised semi-professional football in WA, I’d like to add a timeframe of names and events – for the record.By the mid-1950’s, ten years after Germany capitulated to end WWII, Australia had received many displaced people to settle downunder. Italians, Greeks, those from the Yugoslav […]

Remember When…A Tricolore Treble

Remember When…A Tricolore Treble East Fremantle Tricolore

TO CELEBRATE the 60th anniversary of the introduction of semi-pro football in WA we kick off our series highlighting some of the most notable achievements (by teams and individuals) in those six decades by paying tribute to East Fremantle Tricolore, the first team to win three successive league titles.The greatest rivalry in the early years […]

Sixty years since WA football changed

Sixty years since WA football changed 1960azzuri

THIS year (2020) is the 60th anniversary of the establishment of professional football in Western Australia – a move which totally changed the face of the game in WA.It did not come without a certain amount of acrimony with a ‘rebel’ group of eight clubs leading the way in a determination to bring WA football […]