Month: May 2020

WA’s own Super Mac – the Octopus Man

WA’s own Super Mac – the Octopus Man Mcinroy

FROM THE HALL OF FAME VAULT: The great John McInroy, who was recently named in Football West’s State Dream Team honouring the Best of the Best over 118 years of WA football, should have been called the “Octopus Man”.At least if this pic from the past (featured in the 1965 WA Soccer Yearbook) is anything […]

Football West unveils the State Dream Team

Football West unveils the State Dream Team State Dream Team

FOOTBALL West has named its Gold Fields WA State Senior Men’s Dream Team – and it is a line-up of some very special talent, including two former Australian team captains.The ultimate team has been selected after Football West had called for the football public to make submissions regarding their picks on the best players to […]

When the Seagulls scooped up some tasty pickings

When the Seagulls scooped up some tasty pickings 2000 Yearbook

THIS YEAR is the 21st anniversary of Sorrento coming of age in WA football. And they did it in sensational style, ending their first-class senior title drought with a hat-trick of trophies.They won the Division Three crown in 1984 and were Divison Two champions in 1987, gaining entry to the newly-formed Super League.But the good […]

Tom donates a piece of WA football history

Tom donates a piece of WA football history Tom Carruthers

FORMER WA State team star Tom Carruthers has made a valuable donation to the Football Hall of Fame WA – the State team shirt he wore 50 years ago in the international challenge game against English giants Manchester City in front of 12,000 spectators at Perry Lakes Stadium in May, 1970.Tom, who was inducted into […]

WA quartet led the way in Aussie Hall of Fame

WA quartet led the way in Aussie Hall of Fame John Coyne and Gary Marocchi

IT IS 21 years since the inaugural Australian Soccer Hall of Fame ceremony took place at the Sydney Wentworth Hotel – and four West Australian were among those honoured on the night.WA playing greats Gary Marocchi and Ron Adair were singled out for their considerable contributions to the game “on the field”, while top administrators Julius Re and […]

Volunteering for football – and its history

Volunteering for football – and its history WA Volunteers

MEMBERS of the Football Hall of Fame WA Committee were among those honoured by Football West at a morning tea to celebrate National Volunteers Week.The Football Hall of Fame WA was the first of its type in the code in Australia when it was set up in 1996.The Committee was initially made up of a […]

Hail to the young kings of Olympic

Hail to the young kings of Olympic 1985 Junior Soccer Association Annual Report

KINGSWAY Olympic, aka The Green Machine, produced two of the great young goalscorers of the 1990s – Scott Racey and Gary Lees – but sadly neither got the chance to fully fulfil their vast potential.Racey was the State League’s top marksman in 1991 with 20 goals, and his outstanding season also earned him fourth place […]

When the great Tom Finney saluted WA’s greatest

When the great Tom Finney saluted WA’s greatest Tom Finney

THERE is a wonderful link between the Football Hall of Fame WA and England legend Tom Finney, who was once described as the greatest footballer of all time.Former Hall of Fame Committee member Bob Brown met up with Sir Tom (he was knighted in 1998) at the English Football Museum at Preston North End’s ground […]

Our Super State Men’s Team (1902-2020)

Our Super State Men’s Team (1902-2020) Gary Marocchi, Ron Adair, John McInroy and Robert Zabica

THE CLOSEST thing to trial by hanging in football is to be a part of a committee assigned to select a ‘best-of’ team, particularly when emotion and personal opinion play a huge part in our great game.As followers of the Football Hall of Fame WA website and Facebook page have seen in recent weeks, Hall […]

WA’s women players set a high standard

WA’s women players set a high standard Collette McCallum

WESTERN Australia has produced many fine – and influential – women players for both the State team and Australia from the early 1970s up to the present day.And that has made choosing a Women’s State Dream Team all the harder, with so many presenting with outstanding claims to be considered for selection in Football West’s plea […]