The side in this pic is the 1965 Hakoah outfit after winning the State Cup. A fortnight later they would win the Australia Cup after a monumental penalty shootout with Apia ending 13-13 with lack of daylight forcing a replay. The Hakoah keeper is the latest to nominate his GrassRoots club, he is Peter Fuzes, Socceroo #185 and Hakoah was also his GrassRoots club, playing out of the vast expanse of Queens Park. Hakoah also contained fellow Socceroos Alan Marnoch (standing 4th from the right) & Danny Walsh (behind the trophy) and a host of home union internationals.
1967 Squad v. Scotland
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.