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Jordan Marocchi (5) with, from left, Bruno Marocchi (Jordan's grandfather), premier league player James Marocchi, Perth Soccer Club president Gary Marocchi (James's father) and board member Jason Marocchi (Jordan's father) [NAMES OK]
Jordan Marocchi (5) with, from left, Bruno Marocchi (Jordan's grandfather), premier league player James Marocchi, Perth Soccer Club president Gary Marocchi (James's father) and board member Jason Marocchi (Jordan's father) [NAMES OK]

He will be the fourth generation of Marocchis to play for the West Perth-based club when he registers for the under-six team.

The Highgate local’s link to the club stretch back to his great-grandfather Saverio who joined the first Perth SC team in 1948, which was then known as Azzurri.

His grandfather Bruno then played in the ’60s and ’70s along with his brothers Leo, Eric and Gary.

They will keep a close eye on Jordan’s progress, as three are still associated with the club ” Bruno coaches the under-14s, Eric the under-15s while Gary, a former Socceroo captain and the inaugural coach of Perth Glory, is the club president.

Jordan’s second cousin, Gary’s son James, is also following in the family legacy. He is currently a first-team squad member and runner-up in last year’s best and fairest awards.

His father Jason, who is on the Perth SC board, said he hoped his son enjoyed his future with the club along with the other children who signed up to play this season.

‘Perth SC means a great deal to the Marocchi family and has provided us with fantastic opportunities, wonderful friendships and a lifetime of great memories,’ he said.

‘So when Jordan pulls on the sky-blue shirt for the first time this season, I hope he also gets to enjoy these experiences, playing the game that we all love.’

He will be the 11th Marocchi to represent the club over the past 65 years.

Perth SC is recruiting new junior members later this month.