Category: In Memorium

Vale Roy Stedman

Vale Roy Stedman 1967 Roy Stedman, Koe Ewe Teik, Ernie Topelberg (feature Image)

The Football Hall of Fame WA is sad to hear of the passing of one of Western Australia’s finest referees, Roy Stedman. The State’s second FIFA badge holder, Roy passed away on Sunday 20th November at the age of 97. Born in Hove, England, Roy visited Fremantle on several occasions while serving with Britain’s Royal […]

Vale Kees Scheepens

Vale Kees Scheepens Vale black armband

The Football Hall of Fame WA is saddened to hear of the passing of Morley Windmills stalwart Cornelis ‘Kees’ Scheepens. A former State team representative, Kees passed away following a long illness on 17 November 2021, aged 79. Hailing from Brabant in southern Holland, Kees arrived in Perth in 1954 and a few years later […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Caledonian Devastated by the Great War

Caledonian Devastated by the Great War WW1 soliders in silhouette

The First World War took a massive toll on football in Western Australia. Around 400 players and officials from the likes of Perth FC, Thistle, City United, Rangers, Claremont, Austral, Fremantle and Training College enlisted in the Australian Forces, however, there was one club that felt the effects of war more than any other. Caledonian […]

Vale Dick Fearon

Vale Dick Fearon Vale black armband

Dick Fearon, a long-term contributor to footballs’ development in the States’ south-west, passed away following a short illness on 9th April 2021. Born in Liverpool, England, in 1939, Dick quickly spread the football gospel upon his arrival in Australia in 1970. Based in Bunbury where he helped establish Bunbury Dynamos, he was the heart and […]