Paying homage to old times

The team of Scotland, comprising several members of the Hind clan.
The team of Scotland, comprising several members of the Hind clan.

Back in the 1970s and ’80s the tract of Perth’s southeast corridor from Lynwood to Thornlie looked much different than it does now.

Today, many of the students who attend Lynwood High School are of Indian descent, but 30 years ago, a good proportion were from the United Kingdom.

The suburbs of Lynwood, Ferndale and Langford were populated with migrants from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland and with that influx of people, came not only a range of different accents, but also an increase in the number of people playing soccer.

The ‘friendly’ was not only a reunion for old Ferndale United Soccer Club members, their friends and family, but a tribute to those who have since passed away.

‘We paid tribute to four associates of the club: Simon Rodgers, Lydia Dawson (Peters), Morris Wood and Alex Hind (my dad),’ Hind said. ‘We are now planning on making it an annual event due to the good turnout and great day that was had by all.

‘And for the record Scotland won 6 -2.’