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16-June-2017
16-June-2017

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The Memorial Clubrooms commemorate the seven Kingsley Amateur Football Club members who lost their lives in the Bali bombings of the 12th October 2002.

The Memorial Clubrooms were constructed as an attachment to the existing building joined by a foyer and Memorial Hall. To honour their promise the surviving clubmen had the words “FOR THE BOYS” emblazoned on the Memorial Hall wall.  As a symbol of respect the club retired the number 7 jumper. The only No. 7 jumper at the club is the one that hangs in the Memorial Hall adorned with the playing cards of the seven boys that were lost.

After a successful season where both their league and reserves sides made the Grand Final in 2002 , 20 Kingsley players headed to Bali on an end of season trip that should have been one of their happiest football memories. Instead, just six hours into their trip, what was meant to be a celebration turned into a tragedy as a bomb planted by terrorists in a car outside the Sari Club where the team was partying exploded with devastating effect.

202 people lost their lives in the Bali Bombings on the 12th October 2002, 88 of them Australian and seven from Kingsley Amateur Football Club. A further two Kingsley players suffered burns so severe they had to be airlifted back to Australia for treatment. On their return to Australia the 13 survivors worked to raise funds to build a memorial clubroom for their fallen teammates.

Location

Address:72 Kingsley Drive, Kingsley, 6026
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.805278
Long: 115.788333
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Terrorism
Actual Event STart Date:12-October-2002
Actual Event End Date:12-October-2002

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2003
Front Inscription
In everlasting memory of our sons and mates who lost their lives in Bali on 12th October 2002 and in tribute to the courage and the love of their families, the injured and other survivors , and to all those who came to help and heal.
Left Side Inscription
For the boys
Inscription in Proximity

Kingsley Memorial Clubrooms

Plaque :

In memory of all victims and survivors of the Bali bombings

12th October 2002

And our lost & loved members

Dean Gallagher, Byron Hancock, Corey Paltridge, David Ross, Anthony Stewart, Jason Stokes, Jonathan Wade

Source: MA
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