There will be acknowledgement and recognition of their long and proud history when St George FC take to the field in the upcoming NSWPL NPL 2 season. Now in their 63rd year, the Saints will revert back to the famous red, white and green colours of the St George Budapest years, a trio of colours briefly worn in late 2017 but now fully on show for this season.
For so long the traditional colours of the club, they reflect the heritage of the founding Hungarian immigrants who started the team in 1957.
Hussein Akil, the new St George captain, is the latest to lead this grand old club and recognises the important role that the Saints have played over the years. Speaking at the club’s season launch last Friday evening, Akil noted: - “It is a privilege to lead this club, knowing that is has been the club of so many important people in our football history, such as Johnny Warren and Les Murray.” - “To be wearing the red, white and green again will certainly be an honour”.
The Saints will tackle Central Coast Mariners Academy when the new season kicks off on Saturday 2 March at the Rockdale Ilinden Sports Centre, at 7pm.