Month: June 2021

25 Years of the Hall of Fame, Part Three

25 Years of the Hall of Fame, Part Three 1902 Western Australian State team

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 bring into the spotlight onto the re-activation of the Hall of […]

Memorabilia Wanted

Memorabilia Wanted Memorabilia Wanted

The Football Hall of Fame WA is actively seeking donations of memorabilia related to all aspects of Western Australian football. Many items of historical significance have already been donated and we hope to display many of them in the not-too-distant future. If you have something to contribute towards preserving the history of our game please […]

Trent Sainsbury Brings Up 50 For Australia

Trent Sainsbury Brings Up 50 For Australia Trent Sainsbury

Defender Trent Sainsbury has become the sixth West Australian to make 50 appearances for Australia. The 29-year old brought up his half century during the Socceroos’ historic eighth-straight victory as they cruised into the third stage of 2022 World Cup qualifying with a 1-0 win over Jordan. Seven years on from his international debut, an […]

Weekend Market a Success

Weekend Market a Success 3 In One Market

Last weekend’s 3 In One Market was a resounding success for the Football Hall of Fame WA. Over 5,000 people attended the two-day event which showcased the wares of 300-plus stallholders in the areas of antiques and collectables, handmade crafts, vintage clothes and homewares. The Hall of Fame presented a museum-style display of Western Australian […]

25 Years of the Hall of Fame, Part Two

25 Years of the Hall of Fame, Part Two 1996 Centenary 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 look at the inaugural induction ceremony of 1996 and the events […]

Lizzy Claydons’ Unique Place in Matilda’s History

Lizzy Claydons’ Unique Place in Matilda’s History 1995 Australia Women's World Cup squad

Lizzy Claydon will forever hold a special place in Australian football history as a member of the Matilda’s first ever Women’s World Cup final squad. Lizzy and fellow West Australian Tracey Wheeler took on the world’s best when the Matilda’s lined up at the 1995 Women’s World Cup tournament in Sweden. “Playing at the World […]

Our Stars of Yesteryear: Ron Adair

Our Stars of Yesteryear: Ron Adair Des Abrahams, Ron Adair and Don McArdle

It is hard to believe West Australian football came close to losing one of our all-time greats, Ron Adair, to another sport soon after his arrival from Northern Ireland in 1949. “Everyone was so sport mad here I just had to play something and I picked soccer,” Ron told ‘the Sunday Times’ newspaper in 1954. […]