Category: From the Vaults

Pele, a Socceroo and a World Tour That Was ‘Better Than Playing with Elvis’

Pele, a Socceroo and a World Tour That Was ‘Better Than Playing with Elvis’ Pele

By the end of his career, John Coyne was a Socceroo who played in the UK, US and Australia – but for a few glorious weeks in 1975 he was teammates with Pele, who dubbed him ‘Crazy John’. Tom Smithies reports for keepup.com.au Even now you can hear the slight disbelief in John Coyne’s voice, […]

Remembering Perry Lakes Stadium

Remembering Perry Lakes Stadium 1962 Perry Lakes Stadium

More than 800 athletes representing 35 nations came together 60 years ago this week to compete at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games. Perry Lakes Stadium was the Games’ centrepiece, a purpose-built venue in Floreat featuring a 5,000 seat grandstand and open air perimeter seating for a further 25,000 spectators. On November 22, 1962, […]

2012: Teenager Dylan Tombides Makes His West Ham Debut

2012: Teenager Dylan Tombides Makes His West Ham Debut Dylan Tombides

Talented young striker Dylan Tombides’ made his senior debut for English Premier League club West Ham United ten years ago today. It was the culmination of years of hard work and dedication for the teenager who, sadly, less than two years later would lose his life to testicular cancer at the age of 20. Dylan’s […]

2003: Swan Upset the Odds to Achieve Cup Glory

2003: Swan Upset the Odds to Achieve Cup Glory 2003 Swan IC Cup winners

Swan IC captured their first major trophy by defeating traditional rivals Perth SC 2-1 in an epic 2003 Boral Cup Final. First half goals by Paul Lincoln and Elton Holmes had the black and whites in a seemingly comfortable position, however, that changed early in the second half when team captain Damian Scali was issued […]

1928: Syd Hinton Selected for Australia’s First Trip to Asia

1928: Syd Hinton Selected for Australia’s First Trip to Asia 1928 Australia national team

Sydney ‘Syd’ Hinton is very much an Australian football pioneer. The left-sided defender gained the unique honour of being part of Australia’s first ever foray into Asia when selected for the national teams’ ground-breaking visit to the Dutch East Indies and Singapore in mid-1928. Across eight weeks in July and August of that year Australia […]

1979: Bunbury Steps Up to Semi-Professional Football

1979: Bunbury Steps Up to Semi-Professional Football 1979 Bunbury City Headlines (feature Image)

Bunbury City secured a unique place in Western Australian football history when they faced off with Ashfield Dynamo in a Division Four fixture on the afternoon of April 8th, 1979. The occasion marked the debut of a regional team in the state’s semi-professional football league. Formed in late 1974, Bunbury were quick to make their […]

2001: Corey Hugo Keeps Red Star In Check

2001: Corey Hugo Keeps Red Star In Check 2001 Western Australia vs Red Star Belgrade advertisement

Corey Hugo played the starring role when Western Australia faced the might of Red Star Belgrade on the evening of 28 January 2001. But despite the goalkeeper’s heroics, the Yugoslav giants scored at either end of the 90 minutes to claim a 2-0 victory in front of 4,000 supporters at Litis Stadium. Mihajlo Pjanovic opened […]

Superstars of Yesteryear: Alex Marr

Superstars of Yesteryear: Alex Marr Alex Marr

“Not only is he agile as a cat and lithe as a panther, but in addition to being blessed with a solid frame, has also the heart of a lion,” is how the ‘Westralian Worker’ newspaper glowingly described Alexander ‘Sandy’ Marr, one of Western Australia’s finest ever goalkeepers. There were very few ‘keepers who could […]

Overcoming Stormy Days: the Perth Glory Story 2013-2021

Overcoming Stormy Days: the Perth Glory Story 2013-2021 Perth Glory celebrate winning the 2018-19 A-League Premiership

In celebration of Perth Glory’s 25th anniversary the Football Hall of Fame WA presents the sixth and final instalment of the clubs’ history, in which we look back on the happenings of the past eight years. Perth Glory’s quest for a first trophy since winning the 2003/04 National Soccer League title seemed a distant dream […]

1992: Local Quartet Shines in Young Socceroos Defeat of Brazil

1992: Local Quartet Shines in Young Socceroos Defeat of Brazil 1993 Australia U20 representatives

The samba drums may have been pounding but it was the Young Socceroos that danced to the rhythm in defeating Brazil 1-0 in the opening game of the SBS Youth Challenge Series. An enthusiastic crowd of 10,000 turned out at Fremantle Oval on the evening of 5 December 1992 to witness Australia take on the […]