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Johnny Warren's Soccer Coaching Clinic wheel chart

2007.0084.0313

Johnny Warren's Soccer Coaching Clinic wheel chart

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Physical description

A wheel chart comprised of two colour printed cardboard discs joined with central pivot point. Smaller disc at front features black and white hexagonal soccer ball pattern with window cut to reveal text on larger disc behind. Larger disc features illustrations of football players performing different actions with accompanying descriptive text. Illustration of John Warren at centre with text 'JOHNNY / WARREN'S SOCCER / COACHING / CLINIC' and 'Produced by / Wales Bank / First Bank in Australia / A Sponsor of / Australia's 1978 / World Cup / Challenge'.

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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