Sipping coffees, a group of Italian men in their 90s are chatting about life . . . and soccer. It’s practically their daily ritual.
For some, the member’s area of the WA Italian Club has been like a second home since moving to Australia decades ago to ensure a better future for their family.
“It is their place … it’s like them being at home in their lounge room,” committee member Christine Madaschi explained.
“We have been the heart of the Italian community for many years.”
Italian Consulate Adriano Tedde yesterday helped the club celebrate its 80th anniversary by unveiling a plaque in honour of the organisation’s contribution to the Italian community.