2012 & 2016 Induction Highlights
A NIGHT TO REMEMBER IN 2012 - SEE HOW IT UNFOLDED
THE 2012 Hall of Fame induction ceremony, held at the Novotel Langley Hotel in Perth on May 19, was extra special because two champion players were elevated to the Hall of Legends, joining the original four Legends from the 2005 ceremony.
Sandra Brentnall, who was Australia's first goalscorer at international level and the first female to score a hat-trick in Aussie colours, joined the Hall of Legends, as did WA's greatest goalkeeper Robbie Zabica. Three of the original Legends - Gary Marocchi, Ron Adair and John McInroy - were there on the night to congratulate the newcomers, while the other Legend, Robbie Dunn, had a previous commitment and sent on his good wishes.
Many other great contributors to the WA, Australian and international game were also saluted on the night in the other categories.
The complete list of 2012 inductees:
Hall of Legends: Sandra Brentnall, Robbie Zabica.
Hall of Champions: Bobby Despotovski, Tony Franken, Wally Gardner, Julie Gorton, Stan Lazaridis, Willie McNally, Scott Miller, Judy Pettitt, Allan Pottier.
Hall of Merit for Players: Peter Atkinson, Troy Bernard, Alf Debono, Edmundo Faletti, Frank Faraone, Glenn Giudici, Ernie Hannigan, Steve Martin, Peter Murphy, Brian Newell, Mike Smith, Steve Stacey, Paul Tombides, Steve Tombides.
Hall of Recognition: John Birighitti, Giuliano Cantoni, Peter Faulks, Dr Ken Fitch, Andy Gorton, Dr Ken Maguire, Jimmy Mayers, Frank Moretti, Doug Stewart.
*Football West commisioned a special Football 360 video report on the night's happenings.
Please click here to view the 2012 night's highlights.
THE 20th ANNIVERSARY - RELIVE THIS GREAT EVENT
THE 20th Anniversary Hall of Fame 2016 induction ceremony, held at the Crown Casino in Perth on November 26 before a record crowd of over 430, was special because another worthy recipient was elevated to the Hall of Legends, joining the six Legends from the 2005 and 2012 ceremonies.
WA's most successful State team coach Alan Vest (who achieved history-making triumphs in Asia as well as leading WA to victories over the likes of Glasgow Rangers) became the first coach to be inducted into the Hall of Legends. He joined the other Legends - Sandra Brentnall, Robbie Zabica, Robbie Dunn, Gary Marocchi, Ron Adair and John McInroy - who were all there on the night to congratulate the newcomer.
Many other great contributors to the WA, Australian and international game were also saluted on the night in the other categories. Aso making the 20th Anniversary extra special was the appearance of two very Special Guests Speakers - former Perth Glory coach Bernd Stange and former SBS football broadcasting icon Les Murray.
The complete list of 2016 inductees:
HALL OF LEGENDS: Alan Vest.
HALL OF CHAMPIONS: Tony Carbone, Chris Coyne, Jamie Harnwell, Paul McVittie, Jason Petkovic, Michael Petkovic, Andy Petterson, Paul Strudwick.
HALL OF MERIT FOR PLAYERS: Alan Armstrong, Steve Bourne, Tommy Carruthers, Alex Cummings, Keven Elliott, John Hunter, Peter Johnston, Willie Kelly, Robert Lee, Bruno Marocchi, Michele Matthews, Dylan Tombides, Aldo Trinca
HALL OF RECOGNITION: Mickey Brennan, Bob Brown, John Davies, Debbie Farrell, Steve Hawkins, Helen Lumley, Steve Muldoon, Angelo Nardi, Janette Spencer, Mike Tetlow
Please click here to view the 2016 night's highlights.