Aussie CSC share brilliant Celtic fan footage as Ange-mania runs wild

By Euan Davidson

January 15, 2022

Oh, to be in an Australian Celtic supporters’ club right now.

Sunshine, Ange Postecoglou leading your beloved Bhoys – it all sounds sickeningly good. And that’s exactly the case, as The Perth, Western Australia CSC enjoyed their annual boat ride on Swan River today.

Singing a new Celtic Park favourite, the Perth CSC looked to be in excellent spirits as they took in the river view of their city. And why not?

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In the first meet-up since Ange Postecoglou took the reins at Celtic Park, they were quite entitled to belt out the terrace anthems on a Saturday afternoon.

And as I type this from a dark, cold Glasgow, I couldn’t be more jealous.

The Perth, Western Australia CSC shared some brilliant fan footage from the boat trip on Twitter:

Ange-mania is runnin’ wild, brother.

With a packed out boat full of Celtic supporters, it looks like one of the ideal ways to kick off a weekend. It’s hard to imagine it being recreated on a January afternoon along the Clyde, mind you.

Clearly, there’s an immensely good feeling amongst the Australian Celtic supporters right now. The Perth, Western Australia CSC have been a staple for years of course; they’ve welcomed John Hartson, Murdo MacLeod, Dixie Deans and Willie Wallace to their events in the past [Celtic FC].

The Perth, Western Australia CSC have also been huge charity donors over the years, with annual dances and events to raise money for Celtic Foundation Initiatives.

So, it’s quite right that when they get together, it’s a ruckus. On a boat, no less.

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Ange Postecoglou has brought feel-good factor to Celtic fans worldwide, including to Celtic Supporters’ Clubs in Australia

Now, it’s obviously not just down to Ange Postecoglou that the Perth, Western Australia CSC are having a party.

But you have to imagine it feels amazing having one of their own as Celtic manager for the first time. It’s not just Ange’s former colleagues, or even competitors, that stand to gain from Ange doing well. It provides that extra little boost for Australian fans following the Hoops, as they have done for generations.

Surely, if it’s remotely possible, Celtic have to get back out to Australia in the 22-23 pre-season. Obviously, a training camp and friendlies in Japan would bring out huge audiences, for very obvious reasons.

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But imagine how great it would be to get Ange and the Bhoys to visit the Land Down Under for glamour friendlies in the roasting hot summer.

The Perth, Western Australia CSC travelled 5000 miles to see the Bhoys take on Brisbane Roar in 2009 [Celtic Wiki]. If there’s any way that Celtic can do a whistle-stop tour across Oz while Ange Postecoglou is in charge, it surely has to be done.

And if it is, we’ll see you on the boat.

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