Football NSW is deeply saddened to hear the news of the passing of one of St George Football Association’s favourite sons, Sok Mallios.
Sok had been fighting bravely against Leukaemia for 12 months and did so right up until the very end and was surrounded by his family and closest friends at the time.
First and foremost Sok is a loving family man and the thoughts and prayers of the entire St George and wider football community are with his wife Linda, children Stephanie, Priscilla and Jeremy, Peter, John and the entire Mallios family.
He made an enormous contribution to his lifelong passion, Football, having been involved as a player, coach, volunteer and administrator since 1971. A brief summary is provided below. Even during his time bravely fighting illness and undergoing treatment he has continued to contribute, providing valuable advice and counsel to our General Manager, the SGFA Board and local Clubs.
Sok was a tremendous, selfless leader, whom was respected and admired across all layers of the game. In November this year, he was awarded Life Membership to the St George Football Association and was the recipient of the Football NSW State Award for his contribution to football in the district.
Details of Sok’s funeral will be communicated once known.
SOK MALLIOS Profile
He played for Ramsgate RSL from U5 1971 until U12 1978
Along with several other St George boys was selected to play Rep football by State league club Canterbury Marrickville Olympic U13 1979 & U14 1980
Selected by NSL Club Sydney Olympic to play for U15 1981 & U16 1982.
To concentrate solely on his high school studies he elected to walk away from Rep footy and in 1983 played for Carss Park FC in the U21 comp. He was the youngest player in the team.
In 1984, the bulk of this team was seconded to play for St George Police Boys Club at as its Reserve Grade Premier League team. However the PL Squad was relegated at end of season to AAA. Sok played AAA for 10 years with his brothers and many school friends challenging for honours in every season.
In 1995 Sok was asked to play at Carlton Rovers FC in the Premier League. This became his football Club and family for over 20 years where he played in and coached the O35A & finally the O45A competition.
Apart from being a player he assumed the Registrar and Assistant Treasurer roles where his strong admin skills came to the fore and reorganised the Club and was a Club Delegate to the SGFA.
In 2007 & 2008 he was voted in to join the SGFA Executive Committee where he assumed the Treasurers role and made it his mission and a turning point where the SGFA introduced financial disciplines and operating policies that saw it turn significant deficits and contingencies around. The focus was back onto grassroots football and the local community and its players. He provided strong support to the executive, put in place new procedures and saw the fortunes of the SGFA begin to stabilise.
He continued to coach grass roots teams at Sans Souci FC whilst playing and contributing on the Executive.
He coached the 045A SGFA Team in the 2011 Champions of Champions series.
In 2012 he stood for election on the new SGFA Board and was selected by the new Board to become its inaugural Executive Director.
He has remained its Chairman to date, overseeing remarkable advancements in our District with significant financial contributions garnered from government toward investment in facilities, our rebranding, the commencement of our development program and new senior entity, St George City FA, amongst other achievements.
2017 awarded Life Membership to St George Football Association.
2017 awarded Football NSW State Award for St George.
Football NSW would like to pass on its deepest condolences to the Mallios family.
May he rest in heavenly peace.