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THE AUSTRALIAN SPORTS COMMISSION, MEDIA AWARDS 2004, Lifetime Achievement, Johnny Warren

2007.0084.0178

THE AUSTRALIAN SPORTS COMMISSION, MEDIA AWARDS 2004, Lifetime Achievement, Johnny Warren

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Description

Jamie, Ross and Majorie Warren and Sibere Rodrigus accepted the award in Johnny Warren's behalf. The ceremony was held at the AIS in Canberra in 2005.

Physical description

An award made from two curved sheets of material wrapped in a spiral like form. A gold anodised metal sheet is wrapped inside a clear perspex sheet with printed white text which reads 'AUSTRALIAN SPORTS COMMISSION / MEDIA AWARDS 2004 / Lifetime Achievement / Johnny Warren'.

Statement of significance

The John 'Johnny' Warren Collection includes an extensive range of materials detailing his days playing for junior teams in the Botany area of South Sydney in the 1950s, through his senior club years in the 1960s and 1970s, and national representative career as a Socceroo from 1965 to 1974. The collection also details Warren's later work as a soccer coach and administrator, journalist and television commentator, and incorporates files and publications related to his work as a government advisor and advocate for the sport.

Warren was Australia's most famous soccer player who tirelessly championed a sport regarded as a minor footballing code in this country. An attacking midfielder of great speed and skill, he played in the NSW State League and was chosen to represent Australia in 1965. His national representative career stretched over a decade, culminating in his participation in the 1974 World Cup in West Germany. After retiring as a player, Warren worked as a coach, administrator, journalist and television commentator promoting the sport he loved. He became the face of Australian soccer, championing the sport for many years through a long and cherished partnership with his colleague and friend Les Murray on SBS Television.

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