Story: Greeks – the Hellenic community

The Olympic Football Club, Wellington, 1963 (1st of 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

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Greeks – the Hellenic community - Settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/149/the-olympic-football-club-wellington-1963 (accessed 21 November 2019)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 30 Mar 2015