Month: May 2021

Visit the Hall of Fame at Claremont Showgrounds

Visit the Hall of Fame at Claremont Showgrounds 3 In One Market

The Football Hall of Fame WA has curated a selection of Western Australian football memorabilia for display at the re-scheduled 3 In One Market over the WA Day long weekend. If you are planning to head to Claremont Showgrounds on Saturday 5th or Sunday 6th June please drop by our stall, say hello and stay […]

25 Years of the Hall of Fame, Part One

25 Years of the Hall of Fame, Part One 1996 One Hundered Years Of Soccer In WA Logo

2021 marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Football Hall of Fame Western Australia. In celebration of this milestone, we dig back into the archives to recognise the people and events that have shaped and influenced the Hall of Fame. Today we shine a light on our first few months… Western Australia has […]

1896: Organised Football Arrives in Western Australia

1896: Organised Football Arrives in Western Australia WABFA

“An enthusiastic meeting of gentlemen devoted to the British Association game of football was held at the United Service Hotel last evening” proclaimed the ‘Western Mail’ newspaper of the mid-1896 gathering that heralded the start of organised football in Perth. Across the opening weeks of May brothers Frederick and Archibald Burt – ancestors of Hall […]

Vale Russell Goodrick

Vale Russell Goodrick Julian Burt and Russell Goodrick

Football West foundation director and veteran broadcaster Russell Goodrick passed away following a lengthy illness on 10th May 2021. Russell, a member of the Football Hall of Fame Western Australian committee between 2005 and 2008, died following a four-month battle with a severe form of pancreatitis. A long-time supporter of the round ball game, Russell […]

Vince Matassa Joins the Committee

Vince Matassa Joins the Committee Elizabeth Re and Vince Matassa

The Football Hall of Fame Western Australia is pleased to announce the recruitment of Vince Matassa to the Executive Committee. A former Australia youth international, Vince is honoured to join the not-for-profit volunteer organisation whose aim it is to promote, preserve and protect the history of the game in WA “It’s a great honour to […]