Today's offering is another from the Sydney Hills FA, its Socceroo #441, Hayden Foxe. Hayden has nominated the Winston Hills FC as his GrassRoots club. Based at Max Ruddock Reserve, the Bears came into being in 1970, 28yrs before Hayden made his international debut in a friendly against the US in the build-up to the Confederations Cup. He's played in Germany, England, Belgium & Japan before returning home. He's now a member of the coaching staff at the Wanderers. Meeting him was one of the highlights of another disappointing night at the SFS.
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.