PASWC



What is the Perth Amateur Soccer World Cup (PASWC)

The brain child of the Latin American Association, the event seeks to bring as many communities together as possible using "the world game" as its vessel for interaction since 1991. The event which is run purely by volunteers has a broad and wide-reaching appeal amongst WA communities. The event attracts both sports fans (not just soccer fans) as well as non-sports fans.
Given the sports growing profile in Australia, the event personifies the very best football W.A. has to offer whilst encouraging good will and harmony amongst the participating communities.

The PASWC runs for  about 8 weeks with the majority of the event taking place during October and December.

It is usually broken up into 3 separate competitions: Seniors, Juniors and Masters.

All games are officiated by the best referees the state has to offer. The tournament has always had the backing of the Referees association.

Each team participating represents a community/ country.

Like the FIFA World Cup the teams are split into groups. The number of groups is determined by how many teams participate (Usually 12-20). .

Previous Community Participants

Congo; Eritrea; Sierra Leone; Somalia; South Africa and Sudan, Australia, Iraq, Vietnam, Burma, Afghanistan, Timor, Poland, Italy, Turkey, England, Scotland, Ireland, Spain, Bosnia, Greece,
Chile; El Salvador; Peru; Argentina, and Brazil as well as many others.

In 2016, we welcome four new team into the competition - Ghana, Iran, Kurdistan and Palestine.

In the last 25 years these are some of the Previous Player Participants

Over the years the Perth Amateur Soccer World Cup has seen many of Western Australia’s most famous soccer entities participating in the event.
Former Perth Glory players Bobby Despotovski, Scotty Miller, Vas Kalogeracos, Adrian Caceres, Peter Vukmirovic and Gianfranco Circati have all participated in the event.
Glory stars Jamie Harnwell and Jason Petkovic, as well as youngster David Micevski have all taken part.

In fact David Micevski was the PASWC's MVP (Most Valuable Player) in 2005.
Many of WA's current State League players are also regular PASWC dwellers.
Once Football West Premier Sate League top scorer, Floreat Athenas Jerry Karpeh, team mate Adam Bachiller, Stirlings Phil Arnold and Fremantle Sprits (Former Glory player) Dale Wingell are just a few names amongst that also participate in the event.