This photograph of the Yallourn Reds Under: 10 soccer team was taken in 1971. It is hard to believe that some of the youngsters, in the above team, will be approaching their 60th birthdays in 2021. The boys in the team are:
Back Row: Stephen Husquin, Mark Husquin, Daniel Wallace-Crabbe , Stephen Lightbody, Maurice Lyons, Shane Plautz, Robert McMicken, Michael Hutchinson
Front Row: David Curtis, Trevor Langmaid, Barry Hill, Ian Nerrie
The Coach of the team was John Brown; and it is thought that the lady, shown in the photograph, was the club’s Junior Secretary, at that time, Mrs Brenda Kinne
During 1971, the Yallourn Reds Under: 10 team played a total of 27 games and won every match. It is also recorded that the team amassed 164 goals while just six were registered against the team in the entire season. The Yallourn Reds also won the local Under: 10 ‘knock-out’ competition.
Seven of the above team members were selected to represent the Latrobe Valley Soccer League junior squads in interleague / interstate trials and fixtures.
Julie would appreciate the opportunity to post any photos of other Yallourn junior sporting teams on this website. Please feel welcome to forward any such photos and memorabilia to Julie. Thank you.
Apologies for any incorrect spelling of family names of the boys in the above photograph (Roger).