Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Grandsons Carry on Pride in Representing Ipswich; Kitching Family Highlights Ongoing Passion for Game

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Grandsons Carry on Pride in Representing Ipswich; Kitching Family Highlights Ongoing Passion for Game

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Byline: David Lems david.lems@qt.com.au

THE name Kitching and football go hand in hand like pride and passion.

ThatCOs why the newly-formed Western Pride National Premier League franchise is so important.

Apart from giving junior players and grandsons higher level opportunities in Ipswich, the Pride club helps preserve some wonderful family heritage.

Jay, William and Matthew Kitching are members of Pride teams playing in this yearCOs NPL.

Jay is an exciting speedster with the menCOs senior side.

Brothers William and Matthew are in junior Pride teams.

Striker Matthew is in the under-12 side coached by his father Darryl and midfielder William plays for the under-13 team.

Another C[pounds sterling]grandsonC[yen] Lincoln Rule is also in the senior side.

LincolnCOs grandfather Ray was a player of the past.

Darryl Kitching is one of the closeknit family members proud of their past achievements and ongoing love of football in the city.

To show his C[pounds sterling]prideC[yen] in Ipswich and pay tribute to the cityCOs football legacy, he provided a snapshot of the Kitching familyCOs Ipswich football links, dating back to 1903.

C[pounds sterling]Football has always been in the family,C[yen] said Darryl, who with brother Mark represented Ipswich in football and Queensland in basketball.

C[pounds sterling]ItCOs one thing to say you inspire the next generation but now itCOs their grandkids, another generation, being inspired.C[yen]

Alexander C[pounds sterling]BullerC[yen] Kitching represented Queensland in 1932, before George C[pounds sterling]FatC[yen] Kitching earned Australian honours in 1938.

Brothers Keith and Col, and cousin Spencer, all represented Ipswich and Queensland.

Col and Spencer went on to represent Australia.

Col was a a member of the 1956 Australian team and served his country at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics.

Keith, Col and Spencer played junior football together and progressed into the senior ranks representing Ipswich and winning many premierships.

Darryl said thatCOs why the historic formation of Western Pride is so valuable.

C[pounds sterling]ItCOs a case of Pride Co past, present and future,C[yen] Darryl said. …

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