Australian Representatives
Thursday, 08 November 2007

AUSTRALIAN REPRESENTATIVES


The Club has had a number of players who have represented our country at the highest level. These include:


MEN


PremCoach-Greg-Brown-medGreg Brown

Greg Brown made 16 appearances for the Socceroos against New Zealand, England, USA, South Korea, Croatia, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Solomon Islands and Tahiti. He scored on three occasions. Greg played his junior football in England before playing with Paramatta Eagles and West Adelaide in the now defunct National Soccer League (NSL). He was leading goal scorer for West Adelaide in the 1993/4 season. Greg joined Mitchelton in 1996 as a player and is presently the head coach of the Club's Premier League team. Greg was named in the Club's Team of the Century.


Gary McDowell

Gary McDowell made 25 appearances for the Socceroos scoring 12 goals. He played against China, Czechoslovakia, New Zealand, Canton, Shandong, Everton, Chile, South Korea, Morocco, Egypt, Taiwan, Dinamo Zagreb, Israel, and Fiji. Gary played in the National Soccer League with Footscray JUST, South Melbourne, and Brunswick and has coached teams at Mitchelton and Rochedale Rovers. He was Assistant Coach for the Brisbane Strikers in the National Soccer League. Gary was named as Coach for the Club's Team of the Century.


Robert Dunn

Robert Dunn made 36 appearances for the Socceroos scoring on 3 occasions. He played against Udinese, Red Star Belgrade, China, New Zealand, Israel, Taiwan, Scotland, Czechoslovakia, Shandong, Everton, Chile, Shamrock Rovers, Egypt, South Korea, IFK Gothenburg, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Yugoslavia, Nigeria and USSR. Robert played NSL for West Adelaide, Preston Macedonia, and Melbourne Croatia. He played for Mitchelton in 1995.

 

Iain Fagan

Iain Fagan represented Australia at Under 23 level in 1973. He toured Indonesia with the Under 23 team playing the Indonesian National Team on 3 occasions. Iain also played against the Chinese National Team, Manchester United, Chelsea, Bristol Rovers and Aberdeen. Iain represented Queensland 13 times and was named in the Club's Team of the Century. Iain's brothers, Jim, Billy and Paul all played for Mitchelton. Iain is again with the Club coaching his sons.


david_williamsDavid Williams

Former Mitchelton Junior and Aboriginal footballer, David Williams, is currently playing for Melbourne Heart in the Australian A-League competition, where he has been since 2011. After playing for Mitchelton in 2002/03, David attended the Queensland Institute of Sport in 2004/05 and had a brief stint with A-League side, Queensland Roar, before his move to Europe.In 2006 where he played for Brondby in Denmark. On his return to Australia in 2009 he played for North Queensland Fury and Sydney FC before joining Melbourne Heart. David played in the Australian under 20 team and the the Australian under 23 Olyroos team in 2007/08 which progressed to the last stage of qualifying for the Olympic Games, with David scoring 2 goals against Jordan in Amman. He made his debut for the Socceroos in Australia's World Cup qualifier with China on 22 June 2008, when he came on as a substitute for James Holland


WOMEN


Doris Haddock

Doris moved with her family to Mitchelton at age 10 where she briefly attended the Mitchelton State School. The family moved to Gladstone and later to Nambour. After completing high school she moved back to Brisbane to attend the Kelvin Grove Teachers College. Doris read about Women's Soccer in the newspaper and joined the young Mitchelton club where she captained the team. Doris went on to represent Queensland from 1975 to 1979 and Australia in 1977 and 1978. She later managed the Queensland Women's Team for a number of years.