The St George Budapest women's soccer team went undefeated from 1971 to 1977. Governed by the Metropolitan Ladies Soccer Association in New South Wales, St George Ladies were every bit the trailblazers of women's soccer.

 

Captained by Pat O'Connor and coached by husband Joe, St George Ladies were way ahead of the competition. O'Connor was the leading goalscorer in NSW every season. A natural leader, O'Connor mentored future Australian representative players such as Julie Dolan, Cindy Heydon and Kim Coates. She was supported by Trixie Tagg. A talented team member in her own right, Tagg would go on to manage the players selected to represent Australia in 1981.

 

Most of the squad began playing for Sydney Prague in 1967, winning three titles in a row. In 1971, they moved to St George. By 1972, the team was unstoppable. Literally. They scored 206 goals, conceding none on their way to another title.

 

In 1975, Pat and Joe O'Connor took the Australian XI to Asia, finishing third in the Asian Football Confederation Championship (later known as the Asian Cup) played in Hong Kong. St George was heavily involved in promoting women's soccer at the time and played a significant part in Australia's international success. Indeed, St George was an exemplar soccer club.

 

The Australian Women's National Football Team was officially founded in 1979. However, the Prague, St George and Australian XI squads deserve high praise as the true pioneers of the women's game.

St George Ladies Soccer T-shirt

SKU: FC0000476
$40.00Price
  • Specifications

    • Regular fit 
    • Crew neck 
    • Mid-weight, 180 GSM
    • 100% combed cotton
    • Neck ribbing, side seamed, shoulder to shoulder tape, double needle hems, preshrunk to minimise shrinkage
  • Women – Size Chart

    Size XS S M L XL 2XL
    W 45.5 48 50.5 53 55.5 58
    L 63.5 64.5 65.5 66.5 67.5 68.5

     

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  • Men – Size Chart

    Size S M L XL 2XL 3XL
    W 47 52 56.5 61 64 68
    L 71 75 78.5 82 83.5 85

     

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