Vale Henry Moakes

It is with extremely heavy hearts that we must announce the passing of Green Gully Soccer Club Founder, friend and legend, Henry Moakes OAM.
In 1955, Henry migrated from Floriana Malta to the Western Suburbs of Victoria with the dream of establishing a soccer club. It was the definition of humble beginnings, sewing their own uniforms, training and playing on a vacant paddock in St Albans as well as holding team and committee meetings from his own garage.
Now Green Gully stands with 66 years of proud history, success and lasting relationships and it is thanks to the dreams of one man. This lasting impact contributed to Henry’s Order of Australia medal which stood as one of his proudest achievements.
Our thoughts are with your friends and family, Henry. Rest in peace, and thank you for everything.
Henry’s family extend an invitation to his Gully Family to join them for his funeral service, of which details are below:
Date of Funeral: 14/07/2021
Rosary will be recited at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Wednesday, July 14 commencing at 12pm.
Address: 4 Winifred Street, St Albans VIC 3021.
Requiem Mass will be offered after rosary, commencing at 12.20pm.
The cortège will depart following mass to Green Gully Soccer Club where players, staff, members and family will form a guard of honour.
The cortège will then depart from Green Gully Reserve to Keilor Cemetery.
Henry’s family would also like to invite you back to Green Gully Soccer club for refreshments afterwards.
Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Rest in peace, Henry.