Western Knights were lucky enough to have former Socceroo goalkeeper, Mark Bosnich visit the club last week as part of his major speaking engagement.
Bosnich made an appearance on Thursday night at Nash Field where he took the time to sign autographs and mingle with the Western Knights juniors and supporters.
The children were all clearly pleased to have a soccer great greet them and provide them with words of encouragement. The juniors even challenged him to a penalty shootout giving them all an opportunity to take on a former International goalkeeper.
The First Team, Reserves and Under 18’s players were also addressed by Bosnich during their training session he provided them all with some advice and words of wisdom, citing the trials and tribulations he had experienced with Aston Villa.
The club hosted a corporate fundraiser lunch on Friday at Tompkins on Swan in Alfred Cove where Mark Bosnich was our special guest with master of ceremonies, Ashley Morrison.
Over 200 guests enjoyed a three course meal and were treated to a real insight into the life and career of Mark Bosnich from his early days playing for Sydney Croatia to signing for Manchester United, his move to Aston Villa and his final days at Chelsea.
Plenty of sports memorabilia including guernseys and goalkeeper gloves signed by Mark Bosnich and a Fremantle Dockers corporate box were on offer during the auction and all fetched great prices with all proceeds going to the Western Knights Soccer Club.
Western Knights President, Miso Bunic said the lunch was great success for the club and is hopeful the corporate lunch with a guest speaker can become annual event on the club’s calendar. The members of the seniors and juniors comm
ittees should all be congratulated for their efforts in organising the Mark Bosnich visit. Bunic thanked all who attended and hoped they were treated to a great day.
Western Knights would like to take this opportunity to thank our major sponsor, DTMT and associated sponsors namely Denboer & Associates, United Industries, WA Premix, Onesteel, CJD Equipment, Matic Transport, Benchmark Recruitment, Bellvista Fruit & Vegetables, Lorimer Homes, Dr John Harriott, Optima Partners, Cambridge Insurance Brokers and The Beer Store Morley.
And acknowledge Ashley Morrison Media, GG Legal, Advanced Fire & Flood Restorations, Promat WA, Famous Pacific Shipping, Scoop Property, Devita & Dixon Lawyers, Kangaroo Resources Limited, Empire Financial Group, Armando’s Sports, Read Corporate, Hanson Concrete, IPS Insurance Brokers, Vertex Financial Solutions, Esplanade Hotel Fremantle, Bentleys, Seatram, Sportsstars and Legends, Richards Electrical Claremont and Bunnings Claremont for their support of the lunch.
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