|What is the NSW League Archive?|
Welcome to the New South Wales Soccer Archive.
This archive is written and maintained by Greg Stock.
The overall aim of the archive is to document the statistical history of New South Wales soccer with particular emphasis to the top senior divisions. These include the N.S.W. Premier League (2000/1-2004/5), the Winter Super League (2001-2004), Super League (1992-2000) and the First Division (1957-1991).
It is amazing to think that there has never been a definitive statistical history written in an accessible form and this is the first real attempt at putting over 100 years of matierial together in one format. Additions are made on a week to week basis as time allows.
Matierial in this archive has come from a variety of sources. These include;
*Soccer World 1957-1982
*Soccer Action 1976-1987
*Australian and British Soccer Weekly 1981-present
*Super Soccer 1992-2002
*Sydney Daily Newspapers
*N.S.W. Soccer Yearbooks 1957-1968
*N.S.W.S.F. Annual Reports
*Soccer Weekly News 1944-1958
*N.S.W.S.F.A. Yearbooks 1944-1958
*Various Match Day Programmes
*Various club publications
This material has been carefully researched and is currently providing the framework upon which this archive is built. For some seasons there is scant records and even finding scores and scorers is difficult, wheras for other years a full record exists. There is currently no time frame for completion of this project.
Whats New: The 2003 and 2004 Winter season player appearances for the Winter Super League, Divisions One and Two have now been added to the Player Database.
Thanks to everyone who has been assisting us in this project but especially to the NSWSF (in particular Adam Mark), the late 'great' Kevin Christopher who was one of the great supporters of this project, Paul Goodwin, Tony 'Supercoach' Dunn, Peter Smith, Jim Jones, Neville Arrowsmith, Andrew Howe and John Punshon for their contributions.
How can I help? We are always on the lookout for any old soccer papers/programmes, photographs, memorabilia or artifacts that might be able to assist us. There might some stuff sitting around your garage or wardrobe that your looking to donate to a good home, so rather than throw out this gear, please don't hesitate to drop Greg Stock a line. Sadly too much of this stuff has seen it's way into the rubbish tin over the years and it should be protected and preserved for future generations. Thanks for your interest and keep checking back for further updates!