It is with great sadness to announce the sudden passing of Ron Davis (9/1/53 to 30/3/20) who was a life member of Central Coast Women’s Soccer Association and Ocean Beach Women’s Soccer Club.
In 1963, Ron started his junior football with East Gosford Soccer club followed by senior football with East Gosford(1969), Springfield(1970-71) and Davistown(1972) before returning to East Gosford(1973-75). In 1976, Ron was offered player/coach with Woy Woy Soccer club’s 1st grade (1976-79), whilst wife, Sue played women’s first grade.
Central Coast Women’s Soccer Association formed in 1976, where Ron co-coached Woy Woy first grade in its inaugural year and a further two seasons.
Ron assisted in the formation of the first women’s only soccer club, Ocean Beach Women’s Soccer Club in 1979, where he coach first grade from 1979 to 1997. Ron was a member of Ocean Beach for 22 years, coaching to 9 grand finals and 5 league champions also spending 2 years as club President.
He coached CCWSA U16’s representative teams in 1992-1993, along with Northern NSW U16’s in those same years. He was delegate to Gosford Sports Council (1982-1986), President (1989) vice President (1997) of CCWSA, affiliated with Central Coast Referees Association and most recently, coach Ourimbah WAA-2 to a GF win (2018).
Ron played a major role in developing and mentoring women’s football on the Central Coast.
Ron will be deeply missed by wife, Sue, family and friends and his family will arrange a memorial to honour his life and contribution to Central Coast football once it is safe to do so.