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Bernd Stange A Special Guest At The Anniversary

FORMER Perth Glory coach Bernd Stange will be a Special Guest Speaker at the Football Hall of Fame WA's 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner/Induction Night on November 26.more

A Wonderful Walk Down Memory Lane

THE stars of yesteryear - many of them Football Hall of Fame WA inductees - were much in evidence at the Top Four Cup final between Perth SC and Inglewood United at Dorrien Gardens on September 10.more

INDUCTION NIGHT TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

TICKETS for the Football Hall of Fame 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner/Induction Night at Crown Perth on November 26 are now on sale.more

A Unique Hat-Trick For Gary Marocchi

FOOTBALL Hall of Fame WA Legend Gary Marocchi can now lay claim to another legendary feat.more

An Anniversary Salute To Bobby Moore

IT'S 50 years since Bobby Moore was carried around the Wembley pitch with the World Cup trophy held aloft - and it's 35 years since the England Captain strutted his stuff in a series of games in Perth.more

Special Rates For A Special Event

CROWN Perth will provide Special Rates for those wishing to book hotel accommodation at the Football Hall of Fame WA Gala Dinner/Induction Night on November 26.more

Golden celebrations for golden whistler Barry

BARRY Harwood, one of WA's most decorated referees, is celebrating a double anniversary this year.more

Vale Peter Atkinson, a true gentleman of the game

PETER Atkinson, who was inducted into the Football Hall of Fame WA's Hall of Merit for Players in 2012, has died at the age of 82.more

Another Honour For Robbie Zabica

ROBBIE Zabica, WA's greatest goalkeeper, has chalked up a remarkable hat-trick of honours.more

RIP John Van Hoek, a great contributor

JOHN Van Hoek, one of WA football's most dedicated contributors in a variety of roles from coach to administrator to club president, died on July 20 at the age of 83.more

Les Murray Joins Hall of Fame Celebrations

AUSTRALIAN football broadcasting icon Les Murray will be a Special Guest Speaker at the Football Hall of Fame WA's 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner/Induction Night at Crown Perth on November 26.more

A Grand Venue For The 20th Anniversary

THE recently refurbished Grand Ballroom at Crown Perth will be the venue for this year's Football Hall of Fame WA Induction Night on November 26.more

GLORY'S HERITAGE WILL GO ON SHOW

PERTH Glory will celebrate their 20th anniversary by wearing a Heritage Jersey in their first A League home game for the 2016-17 season, which is against Central Coast Mariners at nib stadium on Saturday, October 8.more

IT'S CELEBRATIONS ALL ROUND

FOOTBALL West marked the 120th anniversary of the official foundation of the game in WA on the weekend of May 28/29 by taking out a full page advert in The West Australian newspaper to thank all the players, coaches, officials, volunteers and fans who had contributed so much over the yearsmore

Anniversary of 120 years of football

THE 120th anniversary of the first official football games to be staged in Western Australia will be reached on May 30.more

Socceroos pay tribute to Johnny Warren

THE man known as Captain Socceroo - Johnny Warren - was honoured by current Socceroo stars Tim Cahill and Matt McKay when they helped unveil a statue of the Australian football idol outside Sydney's Allianz Stadium in late March.more

Thanks Peter for a valuable contribution

FOOTBALL Hall of Fame WA chairman Louis Prospero has praised the achievements of outgoing Football West chief executive Peter Hugg, who recently resigned from the position.more

JOHN HAS HIS EYES ON PERTH AGAIN

AFTER moving to Melbourne over two years ago, former Floreat Athena coach and England international John Sydenham is keen to re-establish his link with Western Australia.more

TMM Is Our New Major Sponsor

IT IS with great pleasure that the Committee of the Football Hall of Fame WA can announce that prominent West Australian company TMM (Traction and Mining Motor repairs) is the new major sponsor of the Hall of Fame.more

HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE HALL OF FAMERS

THE public are being invited to nominate players, coaches, referees or administrators for possible inclusion in the next Football Hall of Fame WA induction night, to be held at Crown Perth on November 26.more

Bob Brown Now A Football West Life Member

BOB Brown, a former administrator, coach and Football Hall of Fame WA treasurer, has been made a Life Member of Football West.more

GET READY FOR A BIG YEAR OF ANNIVERSARIES

THERE will be football anniversaries galore in 2016 - with the biggest being the celebration of the 20th year since the foundation of the Football Hall of Fame WA.more

Vale Paul Sobek, one of WA's greatest

IT IS with great sadness that the Committee of the Football Hall of Fame WA has to report the death of Paul (Pawel) Sobek, one of the State's finest players.more

RIP Sergio Alfieri - a footballing Entertainer

FORMER State team striker Sergio Alfieri has died at the age of 68. He passed away on December 12 following a long battle with cancer.more

The Death Of An Australian Legend

JOE Marston, the grand old man of Australian football and the first genuine legend of the game Down Under, has died at the age of 89.more

Jimmy Pearson Honoured In World Cup Reunion

FORMER Inglewood coach Jimmy Pearson was among a group of former Socceroos stars to be hailed by Football Federation Australia in Sydney on November 16.more

A Special Tribute To George Best

MANCHESTER United supporters have held a special Old Trafford tribute to mark 10 years since the death of George Best, who twice played in Western Australia.more

The Beale Legacy Continues To Grow

BOB Beale, the son of original Hall of Fame committee member the late Alan Beale, has gone a long way to helping to preserve the history of the game in Western Australia.more

Lazaridis Joins WA's Sporting Greats

STAN Lazaridis has become only the second footballer to be inducted into the WA Institute of Sport's Hall of Champions.more

Inglewood Looking For Your Little Stories

HAVE you got a little story to tell about Inglewood Kiev, now known as Inglewood United. If so, the club would like to hear from you.more

RIP Peter Dimopoulos, a great servant of Australia

PETER Dimopoulos, who was one of WA football's hardest-working and most committed coaches and administrators, died on August 23 at the age of 90.more

The Black Swan Flies Again

FOOTBALL West has given a valuable nod to the past - and helped protect the history of the game in WA - by resurrecting the Black Swan on State team jerseys.more

Belated Recognition For Peter

PETER Dimopoulos, one of the original Hall of Fame inductees, has received another honour - this time from the Australian Army in recognition of his World War 11 contribution while he was a Japanese prisoner of war.more

Re-living Tricolore's Good Old Days

THERE surely never was a more pleasant walk down memory lane than at the East Fremantle Tricolore Past Players Reunion at the South Beach Hotel in Fremantle on July 5.more

Vale Ross McGinn

ROSS McGinn, a stalwart of the very successful Stirling Macedonia team of the 1980s and early 90s, has died at the age of 53.more

English clubs salute WA stars

FORMER State team stars and Hall of Fame inductees Graham Normanton and Peter Holt have received the "superstar" treatment by their old clubs back in England.more

RIP John Davies - fine player, terrific coach

JOHN Davies, the successful coach to the WA State team, Spearwood Dalmatinac and Perth Azzurri during the 1980s, has died at the age of 67.more

Ernie and those heady days with Preston

ERNIE Hannigan, who died in Perth on May 21, was never forgotten in Lancashire in England where he played for Preston North End in the 1960s.more

Vale Ernie Hannigan - great player, wonderful character

ERNIE Hannigan, one of the legendary figures of WA football as a player and coach and a wonderfully exuberant character, died on May 21more

A Salute to Bob - One of the Original Builders

BOB Brown, one of the original Football Hall of Fame Committee members, has stepped down after nearly 20 years of dedication to preserving the history of the game in WA.more

Football West honours John O'Connell

JOHN O'Connell, the voice of WA football for many decades and a State team record-holder as a player, has been made a Life Member of the State's ruling body Football West.more

East Fremantle Tricolore Reunion

THE former players and coaching staff of East Fremantle Tricolore are holding a reunion on Sunday, July 5, 2015.more

Celebrating a Year of Excellence

THIS year marks 40 years since Western Australia enjoyed what has become known as the State team's "Year of Excellence.more

Tony and Trent fly the WA flag

PERTH-BORN Trent Sainsbury wasn't the only West Australian to be a key figure in Australia's magnificent success in the 2015 Asian Cup. Tony Franken also played an important role for the Socceroos.more

WA's link to football's founding fathers

SPORTS historian Andy Mitchell has uncovered the Australian origins of one of the founders of English football - and he is a West Australian.more

Goodbye Peter and Barbara - Hello David and Barry

THE Football Hall of Fame WA has two new Committee members - David Mortimer and Barry Rogers.more

Super Sandra Honoured Again

WA LEGEND Sandra Brentnall has received another honour. She has been inducted into the Football Federation Australia Hall of Fame.more

How to net The Black Spider

A BIT of WA football history is up for sale - and it features one of the legendary goalkeepers of the world game, Lev Yashin.more

Eddie Still In Demand

FORMER World Cup referee Eddie Lennie will be back on the big stage in January - but he won't be reaching for his whistle this time.more

Richard's Epic Achievement

WESTERN Australian fans of football had been starved of information about its long and distinguished past owing to a dearth of written content...that was until WA Football Historian Richard Kreider’s current publication ‘Paddocks to Pitches’ hit the back of the net.more

The last of the history makers

MAC Hunter, the last surviving member of the WA State team that made history when winning the Southern States Carnival in Adelaide in 1948, has died.more

Football's Ten Commandments

WESTERN Australian football's "Ten Commandments" - tongue in cheek, of course - has just been unearthed following the discovery of a near-90-year-old programme for the first full international clash between the State team and England.more

A Passion for the Real Football

ROY Hay and Bill Murray, two Victoria-based academics and university lecturers, have a burning passion for the round ball game in a State dominated by a ball of a vastly different shape.more

Our Ashley Conquers The World!

CONGRATULATIONS are due to Ashley Morrison who is doing his bit to put Australia - and Western Australia, in particular - on the world football map.more

Vest still pulling the strings

YOU can't keep a good man down.
At an age when most are reaching for their pipe and slippers, super coach Alan Vest - who will be 75 in September - is still getting his hands dirty...in the football sense.more

A Nice Cuppa Back On The Table

WHAT is possibly the oldest football trophy in Ireland has been unveiled to the public after being held in trust for the past 100 years. And maybe it should be the rallying call for a much-older - and more valuable - trophy that has been held by the West Australian Museum for over 50 years to also make a re-appearance.more

Callies and the Great War

THE start of commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War One (1914-18) will provoke poignant memories for one WA football club in particular.more

A Glorious Anniversary

FOOTBALL Hall of Champions inductees Bobby Despotovski, Scott Miller and Shaun Murphy - plus coaching guru Alan Vest, who is a member of the Hall of Recognition - can be forgiven for feeling a bit nostalgic in 2014.more

Not Dunn yet!

LEGEND Robbie Dunn was one of five Hall of Fame inductees who took part in the recent Seniors World Cup in Sa Keo, Thailand.more

Looking For A Title

DOUG Stewart, who was inducted into the Hall of Recognition in 2012, has written his life story - but is stumped for a title.more

Vale Zyggy Kramer

SIEGFRIED 'Zyggy" Kramer, one of WA football's best known identities and the man at the helm of Inglewood United for many decades, has died at the age of 76.more

A Roos-ing Reception!

THE 20th anniversary celebration of the Perth Kangaroos stunning triumph in the Singapore Premier League received a special kick-off when the Emeritus Archbishop of Perth, Barry Hickey, gave his formal blessing to the night’s proceedings at Dorrien Gardens on June 19.more

RIP Ted Gray

Football West would like to acknowledge the great contribution to the game made by Ted Gray, who sadly passed away this week.more

Paying tribute to the Kangaroos

It's 20 years since Perth Kangaroos made history by becoming the first Australian team to win an Asian league competition.more
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