On Monday, the football community came together to celebrate the life of football personality and SBS TV broadcaster Les Murray at a State Funeral in Sydney.
Around 1000 family, friends and football lovers gathered at St Mary’s Cathedral to pay their respects on an day filled with laughter and tears.
Murray - the face of SBS’s football coverage for so many years and synonymous with football in this country - passed away last month at the age of 71.
The eulogy was given by SBS TV's Ken Shipp, who described Murray as a "mate" after working with him for over 25 years.
Murray's co-workers at SBS and his own family also were in attendance with a touching video featuring his daughters played during the service.
The tributes weren't just from local football identities with FIFA boss Gianni Infantino and British broadcaster Martin Tyler also recording tribute videos.
New South Wales premier Gladys Berejiklian and Governor David Hurley were among those in attendance, along with a host of current and former Australian football greats.
Caltex Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou and Westfield Matildas boss Alen Stajcic were also in attendance.
The Australian and NSW flags flew at half-mast across the city in tribute to Murray, who left an indelible mark on football.
Europa League preview: Playoff spots on the line for a host of Aussies
A number of Caltex Socceroos will be out to keep their European hopes alive with their clubs on Friday morning (AEST) as qualifying for this season’s UEFA Europa League heats up. As many as five Caltex Socceroos could be in action in the second leg ties, including striker Jami
Former Caltex Socceroos defender hangs up the boots
Former Caltex Socceroo defender and inaugural Western Sydney Wanderers captain Michael Beauchamp has called time on a storied career in football. Beauchamp retired following the final match of the 2018 NPL NSW season with Marconi Stallions, who ended their comeback year in the
Aussies Abroad: EFL Cup wrap
It might be early in the English football calendar but with the English Football League Cup commencing this morning, the season’s first silverware is now on the radar for the 92 participating clubs. Several Australian players were in action during a round one that saw multiple
Joeys squad selected for final training camp in Melbourne
Joeys Head Coach Trevor Morgan has named a 26-player squad for a training camp in Melbourne next week (13-19 August) as they prepare for the upcoming AFC U16 Championship in Malaysia which will be held later this year. Morgan is looking forward to working with the players agai