Month: November 2018

Sainsbury takes over from a WA Football Legend

Sainsbury takes over from a WA Football Legend Sainsbury Fo Oz

TRENT Sainsbury has replaced Football Hall of Fame Legend Gary Marocchi as the WA-born player who has captained the Australian international team on the most occasions.Marocchi led the Aussies twice in 1978, but Sainsbury has now worn the skipper’s armband three times – and, as an added bonus, he boasts a 100 per cent success […]

A Devil of a record in the offing at Optus Stadium

A Devil of a record in the offing at Optus Stadium Man U In Perth

WHEN Manchester United visited WA for the first time on June 27, 1967 their clash with the State team attracted what was then a record football crowd of 20,600 at the WACA Ground.That total has been passed several times since with Perth Glory hosting well-attended NSL finals games at Subiaco Oval – and a new […]

Welcome to Alex Vagliviello

Welcome to Alex Vagliviello Alex Vagliviello

FORMER Perth Azzurri player, State junior representative and leading amateur administrator Alex Vagliviello has been appointed a Committee member of the Football Hall of Fame WA.HoF Committee chairman Louis Prospero said: “We welcome Alex on board. He will be a great asset to the Committee with his knowledge of many aspects of the game in […]

WA football devastated by ‘war to end all wars’

WA football devastated by ‘war to end all wars’ Wa Football World War 1

THE 100th anniversary of the end of World War One (1914-18) will provoke poignant memories for one WA football club in particular. Caledonians, founded by the Fremantle Caledonian Society in 1913, was devastated by the “war to end all wars” when eight of its first team players were killed in the tragic events in Europe. […]

Death of a Chelsea legend who wooed the WACA

Death of a Chelsea legend who wooed the WACA Ken Shiletto

KEN SHELLITO, a classy right back who played for Chelsea against the WA State team in an international challenge contest at the WACA Ground in 1965, has died at the age of 78 at his home in Malaysia.He was a key part of a Chelsea team that boasted many stars and proved far too good […]

A slice of WA football history is re-discovered

A slice of WA football history is re-discovered Jsa Report

THE DISCOVERY of an old Annual Report of the Junior Soccer Association of Western Australia has led to another discovery…that of three WA youngsters making history in the first FIFA Under-16 World Cup finals.A Committee member of the Football Hall of Fame WA stumbled across the long-lost 1985 Annual Report when assisting in a “clean-up” […]