Month: September 2021

Tal Karp Reflects on a Vital Chapter in Women’s Football History

Tal Karp Reflects on a Vital Chapter in Women’s Football History Tal Karp

Tal Karp is an Olympian, a lawyer and former Matildas midfielder with a unique vantage point on the development of women’s football in Australia. On hand as a player for the birth of both the W-League and its predecessor, the Women’s National Soccer League, Karp has experienced the game in many forms as it morphed […]

1982: Allan Pottier Leads Gosnells to Cup Glory

1982: Allan Pottier Leads Gosnells to Cup Glory 1982 D'orsogna Cup Winners Gosnells City

A man-of-the-match performance by Allan Pottier inspired underdogs Gosnells City to a brilliant 2-1 victory over East Fremantle Tricolore in the 1982 D’Orsogna Cup Final. Pottier turned on the style by scoring one goal and playing a leading role in the other as Gosnells claimed their first major trophy at Inglewood Oval on the afternoon […]

Samantha Kerr Brings Up 100 Caps

Samantha Kerr Brings Up 100 Caps Samantha Kerr

Matildas captain Samantha Kerr has become the second West Australian to notch 100 caps for the nation. The 28-year old striker joined fellow Matilda Lisa De Vanna in achieving the milestone by leading the line for Australia overnight in a 3-2 friendly loss to the Republic of Ireland in Dublin. Samantha brought up her 100th […]

Vale Ken Worden

Vale Ken Worden Vale black armband

The Football Hall of Fame WA is sad to hear of the passing of former Floreat Athena and Perth Italia coach Ken Worden. Ken passed away at a care facility in Townsville, Queensland, aged 78, having suffered from dementia for several years. Born in Preston, England, Ken had playing stints with Preston North End and […]

25 Years of the Hall of Fame, Part Six

25 Years of the Hall of Fame, Part Six 2012 Football Hall of Fame WA Committee

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 turn the spotlight onto the events of 2012 through to 2016… […]

Glory Return the World Game to Fremantle Oval

Glory Return the World Game to Fremantle Oval 1925 Western Australia State team

It’s great to see football returning to central Fremantle with the news that Perth Glory will re-locate its offices to Fremantle Oval. Glory will take over what was previously the Fremantle Dockers headquarters – and they will also make use of the expansive gymnasium and medical facilities based at the ground, sharing them with WAFL […]

The Bernd Effect: the Perth Glory Story, 1999-2001

The Bernd Effect: the Perth Glory Story, 1999-2001 Perth Glory XI

It is 25 years since Perth Glory took the national football league by storm. Here’s part three of our anniversary salute to the club that changed the face of the game in Western Australia… When the very personable 50-year-old German Bernd Walter Stange arrived in Western Australia in August 1998 to begin what was to […]

1975: Western Australia Crowned Women’s National Champions

1975: Western Australia Crowned Women’s National Champions 1975 Western Australia State Womens team

Western Australia won its first women’s title by going undefeated at the 1975 National Championships in Brisbane. The youthful, sixteen-player Black Swans wrote themselves into the history books by sweeping all before them at the five-day tournament played at the inner-city suburbs of Bowen Hills and Annerley. Under the tutelage of coach Peter Dimopoulos, the […]