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Photogaph of the 2nd F.I.F.A. Coaching School for Asia participants

AR00228.028

Photogaph of the 2nd F.I.F.A. Coaching School for Asia participants

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Description

Detmar Cramer (centre front, bald head). Johnny Warren (back row, third from right)

Physical description

A mounted black and white photograph of a formal group photograph of students and teachers. Above the photograph there are some text which reads '2nd F.I.F.A. Coaching School for Asia / 5th Feb - 6th May 1972 / Kuala Lumpur ? Malaysia'. On the photogragh there is a handwritten dedication and the date text which reads 'All the best to you, Johnny / Yours Detmar Cramer [coaching school Director] / MAY 6th, 1972'. Below the photograph there are also some names printed on the board.

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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