Soccer Photos

SV Soccer Club 1941 Premiers
SV Soccer Club 1941 Premiers – Image: Ena Willemsen & State Library of Western Australia (Via Remember Midland Facebook Page)

SV Soccer Club Sept 1941 -Western Mail
SV Soccer Team – From Western Mail September 1941

SV Soccer Team 1947
Western Mail – Thursday 21 August 1947

Rackich Bros 1953
RAKICH BROTHERS WORK IN VINEYARD
Geoff Rakich, the Swan Districts ruckman, drives a tractor on his grandfather’s vineyard at Herne Hill yesterday. With him is his brother, Joe, who is captain coach of the Swan Valley soccer team. If his family and relatives had their way, Geoff Rakich also would play soccer for Swan Valley. Rakich prefers the Australian game, however, and is having such a good season that he is not likely to make a change. While the brothers were dusting rows of grape vines with fertiliser yesterday they frequently discussed the merits of the two codes. Herne Hill, where several Rakich families live, is the centre of the Swan Valley team’s activities and is a soccer stronghold. Geoff, who played in the State carnival team this year, is also a good soccer player. State Player Joe, who has been selected in the State soccer team to play against the touring Chinese next month, has been useful in Australian football. Another brother, Frank, also plays soccer with Swan Valley. Geoff has to travel about 15 miles each way to train with Swan Districts on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Next Saturday he will have to travel about 60 miles to play at East Fremantle Oval. He is a very keen student of the Australian game. He said yesterday that his object when playing was to kick the ball to a team-mate or to a position where it would be easiest for a team mate to get it. “I have no natural football ability,” he said. “I have to concentrate on everything I am doing in a game in order to play well.” Artistic Rakich said that any natural ability he had was in drawing and painting. He was fond of painting and had been complimented for some of his work. In the Swan Districts dress ing-room there is a life-like drawing by Rakich of Jack Murray, the coach of the second team. Rakich said that he had con templated giving up cricket next season so that he could devote more time to painting. Rakich, who is 26, is married and has two small sons. He was born at Midland Junction and has always lived in the Swan Valley district. He said yesterday that he was grateful to Frank Sparrow for the improvement he had effected in his play this season.
(The West Australian – Wednesday 26 August 1953)

SV Soccer Club 1959

Swan Valley Soccer Team 1959 – Photo Courtesy Tom Polich

BACK ROW – LEFT TO RIGHT – JIM JURJEVICH, JACK POLICH (Dec) EMLYN JONES, FRANK (Chick)RAKICH (Dec), JOE (Doc) RAKICH, RON (Hobsy) ROKI 

FRONT ROW – LEFT TO RIGHT –JOHN NORMANDALE, ALAN McSHANE, PETER PERICH, NICK SVICAREVICH , JOHN BEOR.

 

Len Dundo Soccer
Len Dundo – Photo courtesy of the Dundo Family (Via Remember Midland Facebook Page)

Len Dundo Soccer News Article
– Photo courtesy of the Dundo Family (Via Remember Midland Facebook Page)

Len Dundo Soccer WA Rep
Len Dundo in State Rep uniform – Photo courtesy of the Dundo Family (Via Remember Midland Facebook Page)

SV Soccer Club u10 1975
Swan Valley Soccer Club Under 10’s – 1975 (Taken from Swan Express – September 11, 1975) (Via Remember Midland Facebook Page)

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