Football can often be a family affair, especially if you're from Ipswich. Socceroo #133, Col Kitching (main pic) has nominated the Bundamba Rangers as the GrassRoots club of both himself and cousin Spencer. Kitching is a venerated name around Ipswich with at least 4 players carrying that name having gone on to wear the green & gold. Col & Spencer appear back row left side by side in the all conquering Bundamba side of 1955. Also in the side are vice captain Norm Rule #163 and skipper of both Bundamba & Australia Bob Lawrie who is front row centre. Welcome aboard Col & Spencer Kitching.
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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.