GLORY DAYS: Decades of sporting memories across the Hunter One of Troy Windle’s team photos.
Troy having an after game drink with his brother Peter.
FRIENDS: Troy Windle (left) celebrating his birthday after the win.
READY TO GO: Troy Windle before his birthday game with team mate Mitchell Small.
STARTING EARLY: Troy Windle was a Golden Eagle from a young age.
Troy as a young player before a game.
TweetFacebook Golden Eagles memories Troy Windle had many great soccer moments growing up in Muswellbrook.THE day was July 10, 1982, andanother junior Golden Eagles game had kicked off.
To any bystander, it was a normal game of soccer in Muswellbrook.
But, for birthday boy Troy Windle, it was lining up to be a day he would never forget.
The under-11’s home game against Kurri Kurri became a lasting lifelong memory for the Muswellbrook resident.
MEMORIES: Troy Windle revisited the field he spent hours playing soccer as a child.
“From the opening whistle they moved the ball about in bewildering fashion and it was only minutes before Troy Windle celebrated his birthday with a fine goal,” read the report in the Muswellbrook Chronicle on July 16, 1982.
“Good wingers Sean Fish and Matthew Delforce enabled Troy to score two more first half goals –one a sizzling header.”
Three goals and a win made the game a highlightfor Mr Windle, among years of treasured Eagles memories.
More than 30 years later, Mr Windle brought two of his four sons,Tylerand Harley Wembley,back to the field where he spent many hours growing up.
“They all played when they were little and they werebrilliant to watch,” he said of his sons.
Beyond the excitement of his hat trick, Mr Windle enjoyed being a part of his team over the years.
“I’m proud of the achievements me and my team accomplished when we were juniors,” he said.
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