Hamilton Polonia 50 years ago…

First team Hamilton Polonia 1964.
First team Hamilton Polonia 1964.

The club was founded by Florian Radojewski who immigrated to Canada in 1963. The following year in 1964 Mr. Radojewski organized pickup soccer matches in the parish parking lot of St. Stanislaus Church.

From 1964 to 1966 “Polonia” in the CYO (Catholic Youth Organization) league.

With growing enthusiasm and support for soccer, together the players along with the support of our parish priest were able to officially our first team for league competition in 1967. The name of the team was Hamilton “Polonia” and finished in 2nd place in the Junior “B” league. The original players were goalie – Florian Radojewski; defence – Mietek Kozbor, Stasiu Rebejko, Tadek Frankiewicz, Jurek Krajewski; midfield – Janek Janiga, Andrzej Lipiec, Heniek Samoluk, Andrzej Ziolkowski; strikers – Adam Terepora, Zygmunt Cielecki, Henry Szpiech, Grzesiu Kata, and Jozek Antonczak. Coach Aleksander Chrapala.