Western Knights Soccer Club celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2018!
Beginning with humble origins in 1968, when a small group of Croatian migrants began to kick a soccer ball around in central Perth. The name they gave themselves was “Croatia Metropolitan” and by the end of 1968 the club changed its name to Croatian North Perth Soccer Club.
Fast forward to 2018, and 23 years after it changed their name to the Western Knights, the club remains one of the most respected clubs ln and off the field in Western Australian soccer, and a very proud member of the Croatian Soccer Association of Australia and New Zealand.
In the last 50 years, the club has gone through some extraordinary highs, culminating in its first Western Australian State Championship in 1998. Since then the Western Knights have won all possible major trophies on offer in this state, and represented itself and Western Australia on the national stage.
Arguably, going into its 50th year, the club is at its strongest, with a large, passionate and driven committee, loyal fan base, long term and generous sponsors, alongside a happy, winning group of players at senior and junior level. Alongside that is a special 50th anniversary committee currently organising some special events planned throughout the year, with exclusive 50th anniversary merchandise.
A special 50th anniversary logo has been developed with the fantastic support of our friends ADSWA (www.adswa.com.au). The logo, featuring the merging of the old and new emblems of Croatia North Perth and the Western Knights, represents our history and our future
The club itself has throughout its history some fantastic memories, all of which we aim to remember and acknowledge, through various functions and events to be held this year, including:
50th Anniversary Gala Ball
June 2018, North Fremantle Croatian Club
50th Anniversary Family Day Picnic
September 2018, Nash Field
Past Players and Life Members Day
June 2018, Nash Field
Western Knights Ladies Day
August 2018, Nash Field
Western Knights Ladies High Tea
If you have some great memories of the last 50 years, such as photos or articles, we’d love to hear about them. Be sure to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org