1962 vs ringwood 2

An unidentified Hellas player beats his Wilhelmina opponent to the ball. Photo from the National Library of Australia collection.

Round 11962[1]

Ringwood Wilhelmina 2 (Jan Bons, Leo Beerendonk) def. South Melbourne Hellas 1 (George Papadopoulos)

Saturday 31 March

VenueJubilee Park, Ringwood

Attendance: 3,500


Lineups (incomplete)

Ringwood Wilhelmina: Rudi Van Altena, Melville Luyt, Cor Mathyssen, Dick Van Alphen, Leo Beerendonk, Mike De Bruyckere, Henni Van der Linde & Jan Bons Coach: ???

South Melbourne HellasGeorge Penzo, Mike Mandalis, Jim Mantarakis, Basil Kourkoulakos, Jordan Ieremiadis, George Papadopoulos, Manny Tsolakis, John Margaritis, Savvas Salapasidis & John BedfordCoach: ???


This was the first official match at Jubilee Park, Ringwood Wilhelimina's home ground.[2]


VSL 1962 R1 Wilhelmina-Hellas

The opening round of the 1962 Victorian State League season saw Ringwood Wilhelmina host South Melbourne Hellas in a match which doubled as the official opening of Jubilee Park, Wilhelmina's new ground. Hellas took the lead, but the home side came from behind to win the game.

Match reports 

The Age - Barbazza scores three in Juventus win[3]


  3. The article includes a summary of the other state league games, including one line about the Wilhelmina-Hellas match.