This is the story of how Garene United have taken their football club to the next level, and it’s all the more impressive given how little time they have left in the first place.
The club was founded in 2013 by two ex-players, Andrew Smith and Matthew Taylor, who had both played professionally for Australia, but left to pursue their own interests.
Taylor’s first job was as a journalist for the Adelaide-based local newspaper The Age, and he was part of the team that won the Australian Football League title in 2011.
A year later, he was named club captain, while Smith played in the reserve team as a defender.
Their friendship, and their shared passion for football, was something Taylor had never experienced before.
He was a first-choice defender at the time, and in the following season Taylor was called up to the national squad for a friendly against South Australia.
Smith was a central defender for the Sydney Roosters and had played his entire career for the A-League club.
He had also played his career at the Western Bulldogs.
Taylor was part the team for the 2011-12 season, and was part-owner of the club.
He told ABC Adelaide he had played with Smith on and off for the last 20 years, and said the relationship had grown to such an extent that he and Smith became the main drivers behind the club’s transformation.
“We were in a relationship where I had played in a lot of different competitions and had won a lot and had been a player,” Taylor said.
“And he’d played for a lot, and been a great player.”
Then we both played football.
“So we were talking about football, and I think it just became a passion for both of us.”‘
I love the game, and the way we play it, and how the game was growing’Garene’s history began with the club becoming the first club in the country to play in a non-league structure, in which players would be paid as little as $20 a week.
The move was controversial, but Taylor and Smith were the ones who pushed it through, and soon the AFL was growing.
The Roostingers had two first-round draft picks and Taylor had played 16 games for the club, and they also secured a $2 million signing from the Wanderers, who went on to win the premiership.
Taylor, who has played in both domestic and international competitions, said the club was always in good hands, and that he could never forget what he’d witnessed from Smith and Taylor.
“It was always there, the love for the game,” Taylor told ABC South West.
“The love for what we do.
I was always a bit of a fan of the game.”
I was always watching it grow.
“I would watch the games, the players and the coaches, and when I saw Matthew and Andrew, I was really drawn to them.”
So, when they got a call up to play for the WAFL, it was something special.”‘
It was like a dream come true’The club quickly built their popularity, winning the league in their inaugural season.
They finished second to the Brisbane Lions, but were able to extend their win streak to six games with a win against the Melbourne Victory.
In the same year, the club won their first premiership, and were also rewarded for the work they had done in the past.
They went on a five-year journey to the finals, where they reached the semi-finals for the first time in their history, before falling to the Melbourne City Mariners.
The following season, the Roostals reached the finals again, and won their second straight, becoming the longest-serving team in the history of the AIS.
The team has since expanded to five teams, and is one of the most successful teams in the Aussie game, winning six premierships and winning two A-league titles.
Taylor said he and his mates would never forget the passion that their love of the sport and the team created.”
Their love for football and the game of football, it just grew. “
They have the same passion, the same love of what they do.”
Their love for football and the game of football, it just grew.
“And when you’re with them, and you’re in the same room with them every day, it becomes that much stronger.”
You just know you’re going to get that same support from each other, and be in the room together, and there’s nothing you can do about that.
“Just the way they play the game and the passion they have for the team, that’s what it’s made me, and now I know that’s the kind of person I am.”‘
We’ll see how long it lasts’Gardai are investigating whether Garenes players breached a code of conduct after they shared photos on social media of themselves in