Bob Kucera

Bob Kucera

Former Minister for Disability Services; Sport and Recreation; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests; Seniors

    New board for WA Soccer Association

    8/09/2004 2:00 PM

    The unification of soccer in the State has taken a major step forward with Sport and Recreation Minister Bob Kucera naming the new board of the Western Australian Soccer Association (WASA).

    “I am delighted with the calibre of people from the business and soccer communities whom we have been able to attract to oversee the further development of soccer in WA,” Mr Kucera said.

    The board members are:
    • Kevin Campbell (chairman) - former chairman of Lotterywest and former general manager of Channel Seven Perth;
    • Steve Coppack - recent past president of the Junior Soccer Association;
    • Russell Goodrick - former director and former acting president of Soccer West Coast;
    • Paul Kelly - WA State manager for Business Development with Member’s Equity Bank and former professional soccer player;
    • Jane King - former vice-president of Women’s Soccer WA;
    • Marcello Cardaci - a prominent member of the WA legal and business community; and
    • Linda Wayman - general manager of Austereo in Perth, the operators of radio stations MIX 94.5 and 92.9FM, and former general manager of EventsCorp.
    The Minister said more than 26,000 people already played soccer in WA and bringing soccer under a united structure would help boost the number further.

    “The State Government’s aim is to ensure kids get the chance to play soccer at all levels in this State, from local to elite, and that the administrative body is there to support those goals,” he said.

    President of the Australian Soccer Association (ASA) John O’Neill said the new WASA board provided a mix of Western Australians with soccer knowledge and strong commercial experience.

    “I am sure the board will be able to unify soccer in WA, provide governance and stability and establish a solid platform for the administration of soccer throughout the State,” Mr O’Neill said.

    “ASA looks forward to WASA being a member of the national soccer family as the constitutional reform process is implemented throughout Australia.”

    Minister's office: 9213 7000