Lets start the week on the sure right foot of Socceroo #358, Paul Trimboli.
Paul has nominated Brighton SC from Melbourne's SE suburbs as his GrassRoots club. Making his way through the ranks from the U8's to the 1st team at Dendy Park, Paul then went on to blossom at Sth. Melbourne & made his Socceroo debut against Fiji in 1988 in the WC qualifier for Italia 1990.
Paul is still very much involved with the game in the role of Operations Manager at Melbourne Victory. Always a gentleman, its a pleasure to welcome him into the fold. Welcome aboard Paul.
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.