Forget-me-not Friday : Kwinana United

As of today, the last Friday of every month shall be Forget-Me-Not Friday – where we ask for your help in identifying people, places and dates for some of our older records.  If you recognise a family member, place, or can help with a date for any of these photos, please contact Amy at Kwinana Library, 9236 4300 or email voicesofkwinana@kwinana.wa.gov.au

Meet Medina Football Club!

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Now known as Kwinana United,  the Club kicked off in 1955.  The first President’s report reading:

President: J. Wilkinson. 125 Medina Avenue.

Secretary: J. Mortimer, 65 Crabtree Way.

The club wishes to express its appreciation of the support given it by it’s local ‘fans’, both during their games and in other ways.  This encouragement is really gratifying  to players and committee alike.  It gives us incentive to justify your support.  We should also like to acknowledge the debt the club owes to Mr. McGuigan, Kwinana Road Board Commissioner. The cooperation shown by him and his staff has been of the highest order; the ground has been praised by many visiting club officials.

The position of the club is fairly healthy.  We have managed to keep on the ‘right side’ financially, although it does take quite a bit to run a soccer club.  As far as the playing record is concerned we are doing quite well; we have an unbeaten record on our own ground, and in the League competition have played 14 games, won 11, drawn 1, lost 2; have scored 59 goals for and 20 against.  Points scored total 23, only 1 behind the League leaders.

As this is our first season, this is pretty good going, and we think we have an even chance of promotion next year.  In the Association Cup we have managed to play our way into the next round at Medina – and that is exactly what the doctor ordered.  The MEdina and district soccer followers will see their team in action against a first division side, and we have full confidence in our ability to win this game.  The ‘locals’ can turn on a good brand of soccer and Swans will have to be ‘on their toes’.

The committee feels that we should express our appreciation to some of our players who, if they cared to, could be playing for first division sides.  The players concerned know to whom we refer.

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