I first met Hans playing against him in the Sydney amateur league some sixteen years ago. Playing alongside Paul quigley (35/3) and Craig Mcainsh (45/1) and we were amazed that Hans was still playing aged 60. Little did we know he would still be plying his trade when he was 76.
Anyone who met Hans will vouch that his energetic bubbly nature always came to the fore, with his love of football never far away.
Always first to a game he would work his way talking to all his teammates followed by then chatting to the opposition.
I am sure that Hans enjoyed the pre match line up with the customary shaking of the opposition hands more than the game itself as it gave him further opportunity to catch up.
As we approach the end of the winter season we are pleased to announce that Balmain DFC will again be running our popular Summer Soccer competition again in 2015/16.
This competition is aimed at junior players -- boys and girls -- from U6 to U12.
We have just published detailed information about the competition on our website - Click HERE for details.
News > Latest, 25 November 2014
We are now very pleased to OPEN Registration for our SEPTEMBER Holiday Clinics
A very interesting email was received from Eddie Moore, CEO Football NSW on Community Impact of Football in NSW.
This is highly relevant to our Spaces to Play Campaign as it details, for the first time, the economic, health and social contribution of grassroots football. Please take the time to read the attached reports.
The report’s authors estimate the total annual economic contribution of grassroots football in NSW is more than $417 million per annum.