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AN ABRIDGED HISTORY OF
COMO WEST SOCCER CLUB, (1956)
COMO WEST JUNIOR SOCCER CLUB, (1960)
THE COMO WEST - JANNALI JUNIOR SOCCER CLUB (1974)
by Marie Pinkerton
The local newspaper article, (SCAM? and very likely in 1955) read:
"Combating juvenile delinquency, the N.S.W. Junior Soccer
Association yesterday organized Soccer matches for 348 children
at Miranda. Thirty teams of children, aged between six and 17,
played in continuous matches between 9 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. at Seymour
Shaw Park, Miranda. It was the association's third annual gala
day, and trophies were presented to winning teams. The organizers
believe the sports day is the only one of its kind in Sydney,
and is helping to reduce child delinquency in the Sutherland Shire
When we started two years ago we had only eight teams of boys,
now we have 30."
Did this article have any effect on the residents of Como West?
Did it prompt them to do something? Possibly, because it was on
7th March 1956 that a meeting, chaired by Mr Eric Gray, was held
at the home of Mr & Mrs Moliver, in Como West. A decision was
made to "print placards to be displayed around the streets
of West Como inviting all those interested to form a Junior Soccer
Football Club to be present on Sunday next 11.3.56".
Presumably for the purpose of attending to immediate matters, and
as a temporary measure, Mr E. Gray stood as President, Miss M. Moliver
as Treasurer, Mr Jeffs as Secretary, and Mr E. Gray as Assistant
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