I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Wodonga's National Premier League soccer side, Murray United FC. Last weekend the club that was formed just over three years ago with a vision to grow the game and provide an elite and less difficult pathway for emerging soccer stars played a home game in Wodonga in front of more than 1500 spectators. The reason for the bumper crowd was that one of our very own, Melbourne Victory cult hero, Socceroo, world record holder for number of goals in an international and former Wodonga boy Archie Thompson was making his home game debut for the club.There was a great atmosphere, and despite the fact that the result went against them and Archie hit the crossbar twice in the second half, the promotion of the game and the sport itself was a huge bonus to this fledgling club. This is a great example of regional and rural Victoria leading the way. To get one of the most recognisable soccer players in this country to return to play for his hometown team is a credit to the club and the man himself.
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