Month: February 2020

Football West enlist Glory legend Gareth Naven

Football West enlist Glory legend Gareth Naven Naven Appointed

FOOTBALL West have announced that Football Hall of Fame WA inductee and former Perth Glory captain Gareth Naven has been appointed as a Youth Development Officer.He will be directly involved in elite technical programmes, including the Hyundai Technical Support Program (TSP), the Hyundai Skill Acquisition Phase (SAP) for Girls and the Hyundai Skill Development Program […]

WA’s Eightsome Reel in Singapore

WA’s Eightsome Reel in Singapore Top Scorer

IT IS 50 YEARS since the WA State team achieved its biggest overseas victory over an international opponent – a stunning 8-1 triumph over the Singapore national team in Singapore on August 17, 1970.The West Australians were returning from Malaysia after taking part in the prestigious Merdeka Cup and stopped off in Singapore for a […]

Memorable State Team Moments…

Memorable State Team Moments… Konica Minolta Digital Camera

THE 12-month period between April, 1975 and April, 1976, is arguably the most successful spell enjoyed by the WA State team at representative level since the sport adopted semi-professionalism in 1960. Here’s why… PIC ONE: WA became the first Australian team to win a tournament in Asia when they triumphed in the prestigious Marah Halim Cup […]

Two thrilling finales to the D’Orsogna Cup

Two thrilling finales to the D’Orsogna Cup D'orsogna Cup

THE last two years of the D’Orsogna Cup (1994, 1995) provided two thrilling finals – and stunning triumphs for Spearwood Dalmatinac as they grabbed the accolade of the third most successful team in WA’s premier knockout competition with five victories in a remarkable 13-year period.Dalies (who also won three successive D’Orsogna Cups, 1983, 84, 85) […]

A salute to the D’Orsogna Cup hat-trick men

A salute to the D’Orsogna Cup hat-trick men Steve Duckworth

THERE have been eight hat-tricks of goals in the 35-year history of the finals of WA’s one-time premier knockout competition, the D’Orsogna Cup – but probably none more remarkable than that achieved by Steve Duckworth in 1990.Rockingham City striker Steve bagged three goals in a thrilling final showdown with Perth Italia at Bayswater Oval on […]

D’Orsogna Cup: A history of champions

D’Orsogna Cup: A history of champions Derek

AS PART of the continuing celebration of the 60th anniversary of the introduction of semi-professional football in Western Australia in 1960, the State’s leading football historian RICHARD KREIDER looks back at the history of the one-time premier knockout competition, the D’Orsogna Cup. ALTHOUGH a season of football evolves primarily around the pursuit of a league […]

When the great Bobby Charlton came to Perth…

When the great Bobby Charlton came to Perth… Charlton Visits Perth

CONTINUING our series celebrating the 60th anniversary of semi-pro football in WA…IT WILL be 40 years come February 10 since the great Bobby Charlton lit up the Solahart 1980 Night Series by turning out as a guest player with Perth Azzurri.The Manchester United and England star, who played 106 times at international level, was 42 […]

Remember When…WA so close to huge upsets

Remember When…WA so close to huge upsets Wa V Roma

THE WA State team has enjoyed much success since semi-pro football changed the face of the game in 1960…but two of the most memorable efforts against international opponents ended up in losses for the locals. And both, coincidentally, were against Italian visitors – AS Roma and AC Milan. BRETT KLUCZNIK writes; AS ROMA, one of […]