Kōrero: Greeks – the Hellenic community

The Olympic Football Club, Wellington, 1963 (1 o 3)

The Olympic Football Club, Wellington, 1963

A lack of recreational opportunities for Greek youth led Greek Orthodox priest Father Ilias Economou to establish the Olympic Football Club (originally called the Christian Youth Football Club) in 1958. The team, which gradually built a formidable reputation, later included non-Greek players.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Greek Orthodox Community of Wellington and Suburbs Collection (PAColl 4924)
Reference: 1/2-1772931; F

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Greeks – the Hellenic community - Settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/149/the-olympic-football-club-wellington-1963 (accessed 1 April 2020)

He kōrero nā Nancy Swarbrick, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, updated 30 Mar 2015