Former Socceroos goalkeeper and Northern NSW Soccer Federation director Bill Mahoney has died at the age of 90.
Mahoney, who died on Tuesday, made 14 appearances for Australia, eight for NSW and seven for Northern NSW. His A-international match came against South Africa in Adelaide in September 1955.
Locally, Mahoney played for Wallsend, Adamstown, Weston and Dudley. The leading goalkeeper each year in the NNSW NPL receives the Bill Mahoney Award.
** Former KB United player Mark Trenter was elected to the Northern NSW Football board on Sunday at the governing body's annual general meeting.
Trenter was elected a director ahead of Terry Psarakis. Sarah Gray, who was an appointed director, became an elected member. Deputy chair Bill Moncrieff was re-elected.
** Weston are on guard for Dudley Redhead United Seniors when they travel to Lydon Oval on Wednesday night in the FFA Cup.
Based on standings in Hunter football, NPL side Weston have the easiest task in round five FFA Cup preliminaries, up against a third-tier opponent.
However, Dudley Redhead, who beat West Wallsend in extra time, have several former NPL players, including Justin Broadley, Luke Lawless, Todd McSorley and Aaron Pritchard.
"They have got some good players," Bears assistant Anthony Richards said.
"We learnt our lesson a couple of weeks ago against Lake Macquarie that those guys who have been around a bit have still got it, especially on a nice cool night on an occasion. They'll be tricky."