Month: April 2021

Caledonian Devastated by the Great War

Caledonian Devastated by the Great War WW1 soliders in silhouette

The First World War took a massive toll on football in Western Australia. Around 400 players and officials from the likes of Perth FC, Thistle, City United, Rangers, Claremont, Austral, Fremantle and Training College enlisted in the Australian Forces, however, there was one club that felt the effects of war more than any other. Caledonian […]

Vale Dick Fearon

Vale Dick Fearon Vale black armband

Dick Fearon, a long-term contributor to footballs’ development in the States’ south-west, passed away following a short illness on 9th April 2021. Born in Liverpool, England, in 1939, Dick quickly spread the football gospel upon his arrival in Australia in 1970. Based in Bunbury where he helped establish Bunbury Dynamos, he was the heart and […]

2015: Collette McCallum Retires from Football

2015: Collette McCallum Retires from Football Collette McCallum

Collette Gardiner (nee McCallum) was only 29 when she brought the final curtain down on a glittering career. Six years on from announcing her retirement, the silky-skilled left-footer is still rated one of Australia’s best midfield players. Collette was a key figure in the Matildas emergence as a power in the women’s game. Between 2005 […]

Perth Selected as Women’s World Cup City

Perth Selected as Women’s World Cup City 2021 04 Womens World Cup

Perth has been named amongst nine host cities for the 2023 Women’s World Cup. With the finals tournament little over two years away, FIFA today made the announcement that five Australian cities and four in New Zealand will host games at the 32-team event which is set to attract a worldwide audience of over one […]

Our Stars of Yesteryear: David Jones

Our Stars of Yesteryear: David Jones David Jones

David Jones is the perfect example of local talent shining at the highest levels of Australian football. The imposing central defender played with great distinction on the local, national and international stages throughout his 15-year senior career. Born in Fremantle on 1st April 1955, David gained State representative honours as a junior for Kwinana United, […]