Seated second from right is the 3rd of today's Queensland connection. Socceroo #130 is midfielder Cliff Sander another from the Ipswich production line of the 50's and another member of our Melbourne Olympics side. Cliff has nominated the Ipswich Tech side as his GrassRoots club. Now no more, Tech played at the famous St. Helens ground Ebbw Vale. As always, a pleasure to have another of our older brigade aboard, welcome Cliff.
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Greg Werner began playing in 1965, with the GrassRoots club of Socceroo skipper Murray Barnes, a change of suburb at age 6 and a new club, one that would become the GrassRoots club of Rob Wheatley & after a 27 year hiatus came back to playing with the GrassRoots club of Socceroos Steve Perry, Richie Bell, Chris Iconomidis & Matilda, Justine Fisher, one could say that the links with the NT are ingrained.
At age 55, when his body gave up on playing, he took up the whistle to stay actively involved. In November of 2014 he created the GFP on Facebook to fill the void left by those in control of the game & in January 2016 launched this website.