ABOUT OUR CLUB
Olympic was formed in 1953 and for two decades the club’s soccer team was based at various grounds around Perth.
Keen to establish a permanent base, our members’ generosity funded the move to the Kingsway Sporting Complex and, in 1973, the Olympic Kingsway Sports Club was formed. With new clubrooms and facilities, we quickly became the envy of our rivals and it wasn’t long before our senior soccer team became the best in WA. Coached by John Ward and led by stars Len Dundo, Steve Tombides and Steve Sceats, Olympic Kingsway dominated the late 1970s and early ’80s, winning two State League titles, three Top Four cups and a Night Series crown.
The huge training fields at Kingsway reserve also laid the platform for our famed youth academies and junior development. Over the years, Olympic Kingsway have helped nurture pathways for our juniors into Australian and representative squads. Eight players who have worn the Olympic Kingsway shirt – Stan Lazaridis, Richard and Michael Garcia, Chris and Jamie Coyne, Daniel De Silva, Jamie Harnwell and James Afkos – have also played for Perth Glory FC.
The club is presently undergoing a massive $2.6 million redevelopment and our facilities are set to become the best in Perth’s northern corridor. With floodlights to all our training pitches and a proposed new grandstand to come, the future is bright.
State League Champions: 1978, 1980
Top Four cup: 1978, 1979, 1980
Night Series: 1980
BOARD OF MANAGEMENT AND COMMITTEE
The Olympic Kingsway Sports Club is governed by a board of 15 members. Our current board is a group of experienced business people who all have a close connection with the club.
Steven Nelkovski was voted the club’s President on December 3, 2016 on a two-year term. Steven first played at the club as a junior in 1984 and has an extensive background in Football and the media. Steven’s held senior roles as a Sports reporter with Channel 7 and Fox Sports and managed Perth Glory’s Media and Marketing departments.
Vice President: George Papanaoum
Chairman: Sam Pigliardo
Treasurer: Lance O’Brien
Secretary: Luciana Achilli
Junior President: Rakesh Hirani
Registrar: Denis Defontaine
General Board Members: Harry Trandos, James Damianopoulos, Michael Vassiliou, Michael Topalis, Chris Klifunis, Kim Michailides, Giuseppe Vestrucci, John Colli, John Romanelli.
STATE LEAGUE FIRST TEAM COACH: Gary Williams
STATE LEAGUE FIRST TEAM ASSISTANT COACH: Ian McMurray
STATE LEAGUE RESERVE TEAM COACH: Jake Harman
GOAL KEEPER COACH: Aaron Olow
UNDER 18’S COACH: Darren Veness
SUNDAY AMATEUR DIV 3 FIRST TEAM COACH: Jason Stern
SUNDAY AMATEUR DIV 3 FIRST TEAM ASSISTANT COACH: Ben Harris
SUNDAY AMATEUR DIV 3 RESERVE COACH: Richard Turvill
JUNIOR TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Ian Munro
UNDER 16 DIV 1 FIRST TEAM COACH: Stuart Carey
UNDER 15 DIV 1 FIRST TEAM COACH: Grant Jackway
UNDER 14 DIV 2 FIRST TEAM COACH: Wilf Hinton
UNDER 13 FIRST TEAM COACH: Tony Russell