Happy 65th birthday KISSO! Our first match took place on this day, 65 years ago.
On 11 May, 1957, our U12 team (our only team) took on West Pymble at Bannockburn oval. It was a nil-all draw. The boys played in grey shirts with a pink V.
There was only one age group in that inaugural year of the Kurringgai District Soccer Association (now NSFA). Six Under 12s teams kicked off the season – Kissing Point, West Pymble, Lindfield, North Turramurra, Wahroonga (now Turramurra United) and a Beecroft team from the neighbouring Epping-Hornsby competition.
By the end of the season, a second West Pymble team had been formed and East Gordon (now Gordon) had joined.
FUN FACT. One of the players on that first Kisso team, David Hill, went on to launch Sky Sports in the UK when the English Premier League began. You can hear him interviewed in the TV series ‘Fever Pitch – The Rise of the Premier League’ now on Prime Video.
Our thanks to the intrepid volunteers who got the club and the association started 65 years ago.