Month: June 2015

Vale Ross McGinn

Vale Ross McGinn 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.Ross was the longest serving player at the club, which was called West Perth Macedonia when he joined after arriving from the UK in the early 1980s. The club later became Stirling […]

RIP John Davies – fine player, terrific coach

RIP John Davies – fine player, terrific coach Steve Stacey, John Davies and Gordon McCulloch

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.He had been ill for some time with cancer and passed away at his home in Brisbane on Thursday, June 4.John was the younger brother of the celebrated Wales and Newcastle United […]

English clubs salute WA stars

English clubs salute WA stars Graham Normanton and Kevin Campbell

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.Normanton, a regular with Hartlepool before heading Down Under in 1983 and going on to have a successul playing career with the likes of Perth Azzurri and Kingsway Olympic and […]

A Salute to Bob – One of the Original Builders

A Salute to Bob – One of the Original Builders Peter Hugg and Bob Brown

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.Along with John O’Connell, David Andrews, Julius Re, the late Alan Beale and the late Frank Miller, Bob was part of the Committee that came together […]

Vale Ernie Hannigan – great player, wonderful character

Vale Ernie Hannigan – great player, wonderful character Ernie Hannigan

ERNIE Hannigan, one of the legendary figures of WA football as a player and coach and a wonderfully exuberant character, died on May 21.He was aged 72 and had been ill for some time.Ernie received a standing ovation when he was inducted into the Football Hall of Fame WA in the Hall of Merit for […]