Whyalla Soccer

The following are newspaper clippings sent to me by Danny Wilson covering Tommy Russell's time playing for Croatia and Wanderers in the Northern Area Soccer Association during the 1960's and 1970's.

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Solomons Cup fever.

Croatia beat Lions to progress in the Cup.

Thunder v Croatia.

Croatia defeat Port Augusta to win the Solomons Cup.

Weekly report from the mid-1960's.

Croatia and Transfield the winners this week.

Croatia item from June 16, 1964.

Whyalla take on Port Pirie.

A staple of early Australian football - a local England v Scotland clash.

An early season round-up, including the league table.

Juniors getting into it.

Not a great wrap on this game from 1970.

Tommy Russell at Wanderers.

Veteran Tommy Russell into his 10th local season, with Joe Lorecki.

March 27, 1974 Sportsman of the Week: Tommy Russell of Wanderers.

NASA B Grade Best and Fairest: Tommy Russell (Wanderers).

Wanderers defeat Croatia to win the Association Cup.

The winning Association Cup team of the Wanderers.

An item from October 9, 1975.

Another end of 1975 season item.

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  1. Great clippings. I remember many of these names from the 70s, especially the Wanderers teams. Whyalla soccer was at it's peak during that decade.

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