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Inglewood United
Inglewood United FC.png
Full name Inglewood United Football Club
Founded 1951
Ground Perth Plasterboard Centre Stadium
Ground Capacity 7,000
President Cesare Colli
Manager Andy Keogh
League NPL Western Australia
2017 2nd
Website Club website


Inglewood United Football Club is an Australian semi-professional soccer club based in Inglewood, a suburb of Perth, Western Australia. The club competes in the National Premier Leagues Western Australia. The club are based at Perth Plasterboard Centre Stadium.

Inglewood have won the State League Premier League once, in 1996, and the State Cup twice, in 1977 and 1999. Their most recent success was in the 2005 Night Series when they lifted the trophy by defeating Swan I.C. 3–0.

History[edit]

Kiev Soccer Club was founded in March 1951[1] by Alexander Minko and Igor Schorsch, migrants from Ukraine. The club took its name from Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, and the famous Dynamo Kyiv team.

Their playing colours of gold and blue were adopted from the Ukrainian national flag in the late 1960s. The clubs' original playing strip was all-black.

Kiev’s first competitive game was on 12 April 1953 when they claimed a 3–1 victory over Wundowie in Division Three North of the Western Australian Soccer Football Association.

In 1962 Kiev entered Division One of the newly formed Western Australian Soccer Federation. The club finished second to Swan Valley to gain promotion to the top flight for the first time.

For the next few years they bounced between the top two tiers, changing their name from Kiev to Kiev-Victoria Park and then back to Kiev.

Spells at Langley Park in Perth, Weston Street in Carlisle and Raphael Park in Victoria Park preceded the club's 1963 relocation to Walter Road Reserve (now Perth Plasterboard Centre Stadium) in Inglewood, which remains their home ground to this day.

1964 saw Kiev capture their first trophy by finishing top of Division One, with State representative Peter Atkinson voted the league’s Player of the Year. Another second tier championship followed in 1967.

Kiev announced their top flight return by placing second to Perth Azzurri on the 1968 league table. They went on to win the Top Four Cup, downing Cracovia 2–1 in the final courtesy of a Bev Allan double.

1970 brought about another name change – to Inglewood Kiev – and within twelve months a 21-year lease was arranged for the use of Walter Road Reserve.

Striker Len Dundo scored himself a hat-trick of Golden Boots as the top flight’s leading goal scorer in 1972, 1973 and 1974. In those three seasons alone Dundo amassed 77 goals for Inglewood.

The fundraising efforts of long-time club secretary Jack Soer were instrumental in ensuring the club maintained a strong financial position throughout the 1970s.

Inglewood commemorated their 25th anniversary with the construction of clubrooms at the northern end of the ground, under the guidance of Vladimir Mandyczewsky. The new bar and office facilities were officially opened in November 1976.

1977 will long be remembered as the year Inglewood truly came of age. Robert Earl (3) and Nick Macallum (2) may have scored the goals in a 5–1 State Cup final mauling of Spearwood Dalmatinac but it was defender Jimmy Smith who was recognised as best on ground.

English import Gordon Todd celebrated his first State League season by taking out the Gold Medal, awarded to the top flights’ best player. John Davidson ensured the year ended on a high by scoring the solitary goal in a 1–0 Top Four Cup victory over Floreat Athena.

Lee Adam created State League history by becoming the first player to collect two Gold Medals, the midfielder winning the prestigious award in 1978 and again in 1980.

Memories of England’s 1966 World Cup win were revived in mid-1981 when team captain Bobby Moore joined Inglewood for two guest appearances.

Midfield livewire Norrie Sutton became Inglewood’s fourth Gold Medal winner in six seasons when he won the award in 1982.

Inglewood lifted their first Night Series trophy in 1983. A Paddy Morris goal in the first period of extra-time was enough to gain a 1–0 win over West Perth Macedonia. Further success eluded the club in the years that followed, culminating in relegation to the second tier in 1987.

It wasn’t until a competition restructure in 1993, brought on by the formation of new peak body the Professional Soccer Federation, that top flight football returned to Inglewood. The following year new president Siggy Kramer secured a new 10-year lease on Walter Road Reserve.

The club entered 1995 as Inglewood Falcons and ended it as Premier League runners-up and Top Four Cup finalists. Jason Ainsley was the runaway winner of that season's Gold Medal.

Inglewood reached the State League pinnacle by winning the 1996 Premier League under the management of Paul Wormley. Goals in the final minutes of the season by Scott Daley and veteran Ian Ballantyne earned the club a 2–1 victory over near-neighbours Bayswater City, and their first league title. Norrie Sutton collected his second Gold Medal, Ronnie More was named Goalkeeper of the Year, and Paul Wormley the Coach of the Year.

The State Cup returned to Inglewood in 1999 courtesy of Gavin Tait, whose second half header was enough to see off Floreat Athena 1–0.

A rebranding to Inglewood United in 2000 preceded the negotiation of a new 25-year lease on Walter Road Reserve. The following year the club celebrated their 50th anniversary with the opening of a new 1,000-seat stadium, the Kramer Stand, on the western side of Walter Road Reserve.

Although now recognised as one of the State League’s powerhouse clubs, Inglewood’s only trophy capture of recent times was the 2005 Night Series. Jason Colli, Dean Apelgren and Rory Mouttet were the scorers in a convincing 3–0 defeat of Swan IC.

By contrast, individual accolades have flowed for Inglewood players. Robert Zabica (2000) and Oliver Taseski (2001, 2009 and 2011) were honoured with the Goalkeeper of the Year award, Louis Parkinson (2003) and Jack Clisby (2012) added their names to the Gold Medal winners list and Alex Salmon (2017) scored the Golden Boot.

Honours[edit]

National Premier Leagues Western Australia Champions: 1996

National Premier Leagues Western Australia Runners-Up: 1968, 1977, 1994, 1995, 2016, 2017

State Cup Winners: 1977, 1999

State Cup Runners-Up: 1981, 1995, 2005, 2009

Top Four Cup Winners: 1968, 1977

Top Four Cup Runners-up: 1982, 2008, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2016

Night Series Winners: 1983, 2005

Night Series Runners-Up: 1976, 1979, 1997, 2000

Division One Champions: 1964, 1967

Division One Runners-Up: 1962

Division Three Cup Winners: 1959

Current squad[edit]

As of 28 October 2017 [2]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Australia GK Alex Dunn
2 Australia DF Alex Ishida-Livings
3 Grenada DF David Cyrus
4 England DF Scott Blackmore
5 Australia DF Scott Robertson
6 MF Miki Vujacic
7 Republic of Ireland FW Kenny Keogh (c)
8 Chile MF Jason Barrera
9 England FW Alex Salmon
10 England FW Ashley Rosindale
11 England MF Ellis Healing
No. Position Player
12 MF Feisal Zaw
14 MF Hanafi Ghazali
15 England MF Brian Farrell
16 Australia MF Jamie Murphy
17 England DF Rikki Smith
19 England FW Steve Burton
20 GK Michael Cohen
23 England FW Brian Woodall
Australia DF Connor Becsi
MF Jordan Allen-Rama

Coaching staff[edit]

  • Technical Director: Alex Stanojevic
  • First Team Coach: Andy Keogh
  • First Team Assistant Coaches: Andres Oliveira, Saul Contera, Jason Colli
  • First Team Physio: Katie Holtham
  • Goalkeeper Coach: Dave Whalley
  • Under-20 Coach: Andrija Petrovic
  • Under-20 Assistant Coach: Robert Jakubowski and Hung Huynh
  • Under-20 Manager: Damian Clarke
  • Under-20 Physio: Vernon Manite
  • Under-20 Property Manager: John Papadopoulos
  • Under-18 Coach: Brad Rushton
  • Under-18 Assistant Coach: Chris Finlayson
  • Under-18 Manager: Kerrie Collier
  • Property Manager: Floria Tigan

League Record[edit]

  • 1953: 5th – State League Division Three North
  • 1954: 2nd – State League Division Three North
  • 1955: 4th – State League Division Three
  • 1956: 7th – State League Division Three South
  • 1957: 2nd – State League Division Four
  • 1958: 6th – State League Division Three 2
  • 1959: 5th – State League Division Three
  • 1960: 2nd – State League Division Two
  • 1961: 4th – State League Division One
  • 1962: 2nd – State League Division One
  • 1963: 9th – State League Premier League
  • 1964: 1st – State League Division One
  • 1965: 9th – State League Premier League
  • 1966: 3rd – State League Division One
  • 1967: 1st – State League Division One
  • 1968: 2nd – State League Premier League
  • 1969: 8th – State League Premier League
  • 1970: 5th – State League Premier League
  • 1971: 8th – State League Premier League
  • 1972: 4th – State League Premier League
  • 1973: 5th – State League Premier League
  • 1974: 5th – State League Premier League
  • 1975: 8th – State League Premier League
  • 1976: 6th – State League Premier League
  • 1977: 2nd – State League Premier League
  • 1978: 5th – State League Premier League
  • 1979: 4th – State League Premier League
  • 1980: 4th – State League Premier League
  • 1981: 6th – State League Premier League
  • 1982: 3rd – State League Premier League
  • 1983: 3rd – State League Premier League
  • 1984: 7th – State League Premier League
  • 1985: 7th – State League Premier League
  • 1986: 7th – State League Premier League
  • 1987: 9th – State League Premier League
  • 1988: 6th – State League First Division
  • 1989: 4th – State League First Division
  • 1990: 5th – State League First Division
  • 1991: 5th – State League First Division
  • 1992: 7th – State League First Division (SFWA)
  • 1993: 7th – State League Premier League
  • 1994: 2nd – State League Premier League
  • 1995: 2nd – State League Premier League
  • 1996: 1st – State League Premier League
  • 1997: 4th – State League Premier League
  • 1998: 8th – State League Premier League
  • 1999: 7th – State League Premier League
  • 2000: 4th – State League Premier League
  • 2001: 8th – State League Premier League
  • 2002: 5th – State League Premier League
  • 2003: 4th – State League Premier League
  • 2004: 6th – State League Premier League
  • 2005: 4th – State League Premier League
  • 2006: 8th – State League Premier League
  • 2007: 5th – State League Premier League
  • 2008: 4th – State League Premier League
  • 2009: 7th – State League Premier League
  • 2010: 9th – State League Premier League
  • 2011: 4th – State League Premier League
  • 2012: 5th – State League Premier League
  • 2013: 6th – State League Premier League
  • 2014: 9th – National Premier Leagues WA
  • 2015: 7th – National Premier Leagues WA
  • 2016: 2nd – National Premier Leagues WA
  • 2017: 3rd – National Premier Leagues WA
  • 2018:   – National Premier Leagues WA

Coaches and Players[edit]

Head Coaches[edit]

Listed according to when they became Head Coach:

  • (C) – Caretaker
  • 1953 not recorded
  • 1957 Val Zazula
  • 1959 England Alf Tipton
  • 1965 England Danny Burton
  • 1966 England Peter Atkinson
  • 1967 Romania Siggy Kramer
  • 1970 Frank Schaper
  • 1970 England John Adshead
  • 1972 Poland Zyggie Pieda
  • 1974 John Lovell
  • 1975 Mick Jones
  • 1975 Australia Jimmy Pearson
  • 1979 Poland Zyggie Pieda
  • 1980 Australia Jimmy Pearson
  • 1982 Gordon Todd
  • 1985 England John Sydenham
  • 1986 Alf De Bono
  • 1987 Derek Henderson
  • 1987 Colin Ashley
  • 1988 B.Newell
  • 1990 Australia John Coyne
  • 1991 Scotland Ernie Hannighan
  • 1992 Australia Roy Jones
  • 1993 England Eddy Hodgkinson
  • 1996 Paul Wormley
  • 1998 Ian Buckley
  • 1998 Scotland John Hunter
  • 2001 Steve Parkinson
  • 2002 Bob Braid (C)
  • 2002 Australia Jimmy Pearson
  • 2003 Paddy Morris (C)
  • 2003 England Eddy Hodgkinson
  • 2006 England Alan Vest
  • 2007 Australia Bobby Despotovski
  • 2008 England Lee Bamber
  • 2009 England Alan Vest (C)
  • 2009 Australia Shane Pryce
  • 2012 England Graham Normanton
  • 2014 Australia Goran Stajic (C)
  • 2015 Australia Michael Garcia
  • 2016 Greece Taki Nicolaides
  • 2017 Republic of Ireland Andy Keogh

Player of the Year[edit]

  • 1979 Ukraine Peter Baczynski
  • 1980 Neil Mearns
  • 1981 Australia Peter Baczynski
  • 1982 Scotland Norrie Sutton
  • 1983 Mel Weston
  • 1984 Mark Johnson
  • 1985 Richie Paskins
  • 1986 John Cockerill
  • 1987 Dean Paini
  • 1988 Paul Mooney and Andy Godfrey
  • 1989 Republic of Ireland Donal O'Brien
  • 1990 not recorded
  • 1991 Steve McCaffrey
  • 1992 Paul Gorst
  • 1993 Martin Guilfoyle
  • 1994 Paul Gibbon
  • 1995 England Jason Ainsley
  • 1996 Tony Hall
  • 1997 Martin Woodall
  • 1998 England Lee Crosby
  • 1999 Steve McDonald
  • 2000 Australia Robbie Zabica
  • 2001 Jamie Goodman
  • 2002 Jamie Goodman
  • 2003 Scotland Alan MacKenzie
  • 2004 Australia Greg Sharland
  • 2005 Australia Shaun Kilkelly
  • 2006 Australia Shane Pryce
  • 2007 Australia Shane Pryce
  • 2008 Australia James Sammut
  • 2009 Australia Shane Pryce
  • 2010 Australia Ryan Clarke
  • 2011 Rory Grant
  • 2012 Australia Jack Clisby
  • 2013 Australia Greg Sharland
  • 2014 Australia Ryan Clarke
  • 2015 England Tim Gould
  • 2016 Australia John Migas
  • 2017 England Alex Salmon

Notable Past Players[edit]

List includes players from Inglewood youth or senior teams that have gone on to represent the Australian national team or similar, or have amassed over 100 games with Perth Glory FC or similar.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Federation of Ukrainians in Australia, 'Ukrainians in Australia Volume 1', Melbourne, 1966, p838.
  2. ^ "National Premier Leagues Season Preview". Football West. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 17 February 2017. 

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