Category: Socceroos

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 […]

Our Socceroos

Our Socceroos 2022 06 100 Years Of The Socceroos (feature Image)

Today marks the 100th anniversary of Australia’s first game of international football. The venue was Carisbrook Park, Dunedin, and the opposition New Zealand on Saturday June 17, 1922, when the host nation claimed a 3-1 victory over their Trans-Tasman rivals. Western Australia wasn’t represented in that first international outing, however, in the intervening years no […]

Socceroos Qualify for Fifth Successive World Cup

Socceroos Qualify for Fifth Successive World Cup 2022 06 14+socceroos+xi+vs+peru

Australia have qualified for a fifth consecutive World Cup finals tournament after defeating Peru in their intercontinental play-off. Substitute goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne made the decisive save as Australia out-shot Peru 5-4 on penalties after the game remained tied at nil-all after extra-time. The shoot-out win brought to an end a marathon qualification campaign that stretched […]

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 […]

Our Stars of Yesteryear: Ron Adair

Our Stars of Yesteryear: Ron Adair Des Abrahams, Ron Adair and Don McArdle

It is hard to believe West Australian football came close to losing one of our all-time greats, Ron Adair, to another sport soon after his arrival from Northern Ireland in 1949. “Everyone was so sport mad here I just had to play something and I picked soccer,” Ron told ‘the Sunday Times’ newspaper in 1954. […]

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, […]

Brad Jones Stars in Saudi Super Cup Win

Brad Jones Stars in Saudi Super Cup Win Brad Jones

Goalkeeper Brad Jones has collected his second Saudi Super Cup winners medal in as many years after inspiring Al-Nassr to victory over arch-rivals Al-Hilal. The West Australian shot-stopper made several vital saves to help Al-Nassr clain the trophy with a 3-0 win on the weekend. Jones made a point-blank save to thwart South Korean star […]

Glory toss Coyne into the coaching mix

Glory toss Coyne into the coaching mix Chris Coyne

FOOTBALL Hall of Fame WA inductee Chris Coyne has joined Perth Glory as the club’s Under-20s Head Coach.Coyne, who was inducted into the Hall of Champions in 2016, has spent the last seven years as a very successful NPLWA coach with Bayswater United, leading the club to four league titles (one of them in an […]

Garcia goes from history-maker to top Glory

Garcia goes from history-maker to top Glory Garcia

WA FOOTBALL history-maker Richard Garcia has been appointed as Perth Glory’s new Head Coach for the next two seasons. He takes over from Tony Popovic, who recently quit the club to take up a coaching post in Greece.A former Glory skipper and Socceroo, Garcia has worked as an Assistant First Team Coach and Head Youth […]