Canterbury-Marrickville

Canterbury-Marrickville

The West Sydney Berries are a football (soccer) club based in Belmore, New South Wales. They were one of the first clubs formed in Sydney and competed in the first ever New South Wales State League as Canterbury FC, and has also been known as Canterbury-Marrickville Olympic. Since that time, the club has enjoyed some years of success and also painful years of premiership droughts and grand final losses. The club played in the 1986 season of the National Soccer League. [ OzFootball [http://www.ozfootball.net/ark/NSL/1986/NSLTable.html 1986 NSL Table] retrieved "17 August 2008"]

Recent History

The club has recently changed it's name from Canterbury-Marrickville to West Sydney Berries to increase it's appeal across South-western Sydney. This will be the first time the club plays without Canterbury in it's name. The club was also chosen by the Football NSW to be automatically promoted along with Macarthur Rams to the NSW Premier League for the 2007/08 Season. The main reason for the club's inclusion was to strengthen football's presence in Western Sydney and also to have a starting post for a possible Western Sydney franchise in the A-League. The team had an unsuccessful return to the top-flight league in New South Wales. The team managed a lowly 10th place but will not be relegated from the League and will compete in the 2008/09 Season of the NSW Premier League. [ Berries Web Site [http://www.berriesfc.com.au/news_matchreport.htm Berries grab crucial win] retrieved "17 August 2008"]

On the 14th of July, 2008 the West Sydney Berries announced they hard raised a fantastic amount for the Hospital at Westmead which comprised the monies raised by the charity totalling $32,050.00. Fundraising Committee comprising of Board of Directors George Ronis, Nickolas Varvaris, Chris Mitrothanasis and club CEO Laki Konistis paid a special visit to the Children's hostiptal to hand over the check. [Berries 4 Kids [http://www.berriesfc.com.au/about_berries4kids.htm Berries 4 Kids raises $32,000] retrieved "19 September 2008"]

Titles

[Berries Web Site [http://www.berriesfc.com.au/about_history.htm Berries History] retrieved "19 September 2008"]
*New South Wales State League Cup(Tiger Cup) - Winners (2): 1946, 1947
*Federation Cup - Winners (2): 1957, 1958
*NSW Premier League - Winners (5): 1957, 1958, 1960, 1973, 1985
*New South Wales State Division One Winners (2): 1993, 2007

Famous Players

*Zlatko Arambasic
*Graham Arnold
*Jose Bello-Amigo
*Peter Katholos
*Ron Korry
*Johnny Warren
*John Watkiss
*Charlie Yankos

References

External Links

* [http://www.berriesfc.com.au/home.htm Berries Website]


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