Month: November 2016

RIP Dave Brooks – a State team star

RIP Dave Brooks – a State team star Dave Brooks and Kevin Campbell

FOOTBALL West has announced the death of WA State team representative Dave Brooks.Dave played 12 times for the State, mainly during 1975.Hailing from Newcastle, Dave played for numerous teams in the UK before emigrating to Western Australia.On arrival in WA he played for Floreat Athena, Sorrento and Balga throughout his State League club career.His finest […]

Alan Vest now officially a Legend

Alan Vest now officially a Legend Alan Vest

ALAN Vest, Western Australia’s most successful State team coach, was added to the Hall of Legends at the Football Hall of Fame WA’s 20th anniversary Gala Dinner/Induction Night at Crown Perth on Saturday, November 26.It was a touching moment when the 77-year-old was cheered onto the stage by a record attendance of over 430 to […]

Vale Ray Ilott – an Australian and WA champion

Vale Ray Ilott – an Australian and WA champion Ray Ilott

FORMER Australian and State team star Ray Ilott has died. He passed away on Sunday, November 27, following a long battle with cancer. He was 68.Ray, who was inducted into the Hall of Champions in 1996, had hoped to attend the 20th anniversary of the Football Hall of Fame WA at Crown Perth on November […]

Bernd’s back, and he’s still a very hot item

Bernd’s back, and he’s still a very hot item Bernd Stange and Louis Prospero

IT IS 15 years since Bernd Stange left Western Australia, but the former Perth Glory coach is still much in demand.Within a few hours of arriving at Perth International Airport after making a long trip from his base in Germany, Stange shook off jet lag to face television cameras at the Perth Soccer Club’s ground […]

Celebrities galore for the induction night

Celebrities galore for the induction night Harald Irmscher and Bernd Stange

FORMER East German international Harald Irmscher is the latest celebrity to confirm he will be attending the Football Hall of Fame WA 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner/Induction Night at Crown Perth on November 26.The highly-respected Irmscher will be there to support his fellow countryman, Bernd Stange, who will be one of the Guest Speakers at the […]

The Marocchi Tradition Continues

The Marocchi Tradition Continues The Marocchi family

THE Marocchi family have been synonymous with football in Western Australia for close on 70 years.From the foundation of the Perth Azzurri club in 1948 up until today – Auzzuri having morphed into Perth Soccer Club as a professional outfit – the Marocchis have been influential all the way.There have been many plaudits for the […]