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 years – and was honoured by being inducted into two Halls of Fame.
He was a player, a coach, an administrator, a referee and an historian, documenting the history of the game in his chosen region from 1898 to 2006.
Ron, who came to WA in the late 1960s after spending a few years in NSW, was a player-coach with Centrals, Laporte, Bunbury Dynamos, Forrest Park, Cavaliers and Bunbury City and was a club official for Centrals, Forrest Park, Laporte and Bunbury Dynamos.
He was the inaugural South West Games director for football and held several positions, including president, for the South West Association. He was, in fact, the SWSA’s longest serving president, and also served as the treasurer and registrar with the organisation.
Additionally, he was a qualified referee and referee’s allocator, a life member of the South West Association and was inducted into the South West Hall of Fame in 2001.
Ron was further lauded for his extensive football career by being inducted into the Football Hall of Fame WA’s Hall of Recognition in 2005.