Vale – Joseph Kuchappan


Football NSW would like to extend its deepest condolences to the passing of well-known and much loved Canterbury & District Soccer Football Association referee Joseph Kuchappan.

Joseph was a respected member of both the Football Association and the Referees Association.

Joe served as a referee for more than two decades during which he was a member of the Referees Association Executive and for a period of time as President of the VRA.

He was awarded Life Membership of the CRA in 2010.

Joe served the CDSFA as secretary for six years over two periods of time (2003 to 2005) and (2012 to 2014). He also gave service as Senior Vice President of the CDSFA for 5 seasons (2007 to 2011) and was an Executive Committee Member in 2002 and 2007.

When the Association moved to a contemporary governance structure with a Board of Directors in 2014, Joseph served a two-year period as a Director retiring from the role on 1 December 2015.

Joe was a popular figure at football grounds throughout the Association.

He was for a number of years prior to his service with the Football Association and the Referees Association a member of the foundation club of the Association, Canterbury Junior Soccer Club.

Football NSW would like to send its deepest and sincerest condolences to Joe’s family, may he rest in heavenly peace.

Funeral Details

Date: Thursday 29 September 2016

Time: 10am

Location:  St Francis Xavier’s Parish