Month: May 2019

Williams brothers poised for a touch of WA history

Williams brothers poised for a touch of WA history Rhys Williams

BROTHERS Rhys and Ryan Williams will make history if they both play for Australia in the friendly international against South Korea in Busan on June 7.They will become the first WA-born siblings to turn out in the same team at senior level for the Socceroos.The only previous time that two WA brothers have taken the […]

Record crowd consolation for Perth Glory

Record crowd consolation for Perth Glory 2019 A-League Grand Final at Optus Stadium

PERTH Glory can take solace from their penalty shoot-out A-League Grand Final loss to Sydney FC by claiming a record that could stand for some considerable time.The crowd of 56,371 which turned out at Optus Stadium on May 19 was the biggest gathering for an A-League Grand Final.It beat the previous highest Grand Final crowd […]

WA’s Lisa on target to upstage Tim Cahill

WA’s Lisa on target to upstage Tim Cahill Lisa DeVanna

WA STAR Lisa De Vanna is poised to become Australian football’s greatest goalscorer, male or female, at international level.The 34-year-old flying winger is already the top scorer for the Matildas with 47 goals.And she is only three behind Socceroo legend Tim Cahill, who is Australia’s all-time top football marksman with 50 goals from 108 international […]

Hall of Fame Committee welcomes valuable Penny

Hall of Fame Committee welcomes valuable Penny Penny Tanner, Louis Prospero and Elizabeth Re

FORMER WA State women’s team captain Penny TannerHoath is the latest high-profile recruit to join the Committee of the Football Hall of Fame WA.Chairman Louis Prospero said that Penny’s impressive contribution to the game of football in WA – both on the field and in her commitment to several administrative roles in the game – […]

Kerr, De Vanna on the cusp of football history

Kerr, De Vanna on the cusp of football history Sam Kerr

WA STARS Sam Kerr and Lisa De Vanna are poised to make some personal history when they represent the Matildas in the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France in June.Kerr will become only the second West Australian, male or female, to captain an Australian national football team in a World Cup finals when she leads […]

National Hall of Fame salutes four newcomers

National Hall of Fame salutes four newcomers Harry Kewell

MATILDAS star Leigh Wardell, Socceroos great Harry Kewell, former NSL Championship winning coach Branko Culina and former FFA Chairman Sir Frank Lowy are the latest inductees into the Football Federation Australia (FFA) Hall of Fame.FFA Chairman Chris Nikou made the announcement during the annual Dolan Warren Awards which were held at The Star Event Centre […]

A piece of WA football memorabilia to cherish

A piece of WA football memorabilia to cherish Bob Brown With Flag

BOB BROWN, a Football Hall of Fame WA inductee, is the custodian of several precious pieces of WA football memorabilia, including a one-off Pennant that commemorates the State team’s historic clash with Italian giants AS Roma 53 years ago.He was the State team manager when WA faced Roma in the first international football match to […]

Roma Cup keeps alive thrilling day for WA State team

Roma Cup keeps alive thrilling day for WA State team Roma Visit Perth

SEVERAL of the players, plus officials, who were involved in the WA State team’s memorable clash with Italian giants AS Roma 53 years ago, have been invited to a special celebration at Ascot racecourse on May 18. The Roma game, which attracted a crowd of over 15,000 in the first international football game to be played […]