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.
In 2020, the club completed $3.1 million redevelopment of our facilities, with Kingsway set to become the best soccer venue in Perth’s northern corridor. With new change rooms, a new grandstand and and $4 million in upgrades to come during 2021-23, the future is bright.
State League Champions: 1978, 1980
State League 1 Champions: 1986, 2020
State League 2 Champions: 2018
Top Four Cup: 1978, 1979, 1980
State League 1 Top Four Cup: 2020
Night Series: 1980
BOARD OF MANAGEMENT AND COMMITTEE
The Olympic Kingsway Sports Club is governed by a board of 13 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. He is currently the CEO of Perth Heat.
Vice President: George Papanaoum
Chairman: Sam Pigliardo
Treasurer: Bev Errington
Secretary: Luciana Achilli
Junior President: Rakesh Hirani
Registrar: Luciana Achilli
General Board Members: Harry Trandos, James Damianopoulos, Michael Vassiliou, Michael Topalis, Chris Klifunis, Kim Michailides, John Colli
STATE LEAGUE FIRST TEAM COACH: David Tough
STATE LEAGUE FIRST TEAM ASSISTANT COACH: Gavin Tait, Ross Edwards
STATE LEAGUE RESERVE TEAM COACH: Darren Veness
GOAL KEEPER COACH:Willie McNally
UNDER 18’S COACH: Alexander Damianopoulos
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: TBA
JUNIOR TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Alexander Damianopoulos
UNDER 15 DIV 1 FIRST TEAM COACH: Wilf Hinton
UNDER 14 DIV 2 FIRST TEAM COACH: Grant Jackway
UNDER 13 FIRST TEAM COACH: Eamon Mackle