Month: August 2021

25 Years of the Hall of Fame, Part Five

25 Years of the Hall of Fame, Part Five Judy Pettitt, Barbara Gibson, Barbara Nicholson (nee Kozak), Teresa White (nee Kozak), Mavis McShane, Julie Gorton (nee Clayton), Tracey Wheeler and Sandra Brentnall

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 it’s the four-year stretch commencing December 2006 that we bring into focus… […]

Be My Guest, Trevor Brooking

Be My Guest, Trevor Brooking Trevor Brooking

Hot off the printing presses, Be My Guest: Football Superstars in Australia pays tribute to the numerous overseas superstars to have graced the football fields of Australia. In an exclusive courtesy of Fair Play Publishing, the Football Hall of Fame WA presents the story of England international Trevor Brooking’s 8-game stint with Kelmscott SC. In […]

Vale Gerry Maio

Vale Gerry Maio Vale black armband

Long-time Bayswater City President Gerry Maio passed away following a lengthy battle with illness on 13th August 2021. A highly-respected member of the Western Australian football community, Gerry served Bayswater loyally for 47 years and was last week honoured with the Frank Drago Reserve grand stand being named the ‘Gerry Maio Stand’. Born in the […]

The Quest for Glory: the Perth Glory Story, 1996-1998

The Quest for Glory: the Perth Glory Story, 1996-1998 Mickey Brennan and Gary Marocchi (feature Image)

The Football Hall of Fame Western Australia continues our celebration of 25 years of Perth Glory. Here’s part two of the adventure that changed the face of the game in the West and, ultimately, the look of football all around Australia… The race was on for Perth Glory to find a suitable home ground when, […]

Samantha Kerr’s Goal-den Record

Samantha Kerr’s Goal-den Record Samantha Kerr

Perth-born Samantha Kerr has claimed outright the mantle of Australia’s greatest female goalscorer of all-time after netting in this evening’s Olympic Games contest with the United States of America. The 27-year old striker’s 17th minute finish was her sixth goal of the tournament and the 48th of her international career, a tally one more than […]

Another Milestone for Olympian Con

Another Milestone for Olympian Con E.Ham, Con Purser and Des Abrahams

Con Purser, the first West Australian to be selected for an Australian Olympic Games football squad, reaches another milestone today – his 90th birthday! A towering right-half, Con was one of the stand-out players of the 1950s, gaining representative honours for both state and country. Collie-born Con was selected in Australia’s squad for the 1956 […]