Category: In Memorium

RIP John Van Hoek, a great contributor

RIP John Van Hoek, a great contributor John Van Hoek

JOHN Van Hoek, one of WA football’s most dedicated contributors in a variety of roles from coach to administrator to club president, died on July 20 at the age of 83.John, who was born in Holland, was inducted into the Football Hall of Fame WA’s Hall of Recognition in 2002.He immigrated to Melbourne in 1954 […]

Vale Paul Sobek, one of WA’s greatest

Vale Paul Sobek, one of WA’s greatest Paul Sobek

IT IS with great sadness that the Committee of the Football Hall of Fame WA has to report the death of Paul (Pawel) Sobek, one of the State’s finest players.He died late last year at the age of 85.Paul was inducted into the Hall of Champions in 2002 following a distinguished playing career in which […]

RIP Sergio Alfieri – a footballing Entertainer

RIP Sergio Alfieri – a footballing Entertainer Sergio Alfieri

FORMER State team striker Sergio Alfieri has died at the age of 68. He passed away on December 12 following a long battle with cancer.A large turn-out of family, friends and former playing colleagues attended his funeral, which was held at St Brigid’s Catholic Church in Northbridge on December 18.Football Hall of Fame WA Legend […]

RIP Peter Dimopoulos, a great servant of Australia

RIP Peter Dimopoulos, a great servant of Australia Peter Dimopoulos

PETER Dimopoulos, who was one of WA football’s hardest-working and most committed coaches and administrators, died on August 23 at the age of 90.Just a month earlier he had been saluted by the Australian Army for his services as an interpreter during World War 11 when he was a prisoner of the Japanese in Singapore […]

Vale Ross McGinn

Vale Ross McGinn Ross McGinn

ROSS McGinn, a stalwart of the very successful Stirling Macedonia team of the 1980s and early 90s, has died at the age of 53.Ross was the longest serving player at the club, which was called West Perth Macedonia when he joined after arriving from the UK in the early 1980s. The club later became Stirling […]

RIP John Davies – fine player, terrific coach

RIP John Davies – fine player, terrific coach Steve Stacey, John Davies and Gordon McCulloch

JOHN Davies, the successful coach to the WA State team, Spearwood Dalmatinac and Perth Azzurri during the 1980s, has died at the age of 67.He had been ill for some time with cancer and passed away at his home in Brisbane on Thursday, June 4.John was the younger brother of the celebrated Wales and Newcastle United […]

Vale Ernie Hannigan – great player, wonderful character

Vale Ernie Hannigan – great player, wonderful character Ernie Hannigan

ERNIE Hannigan, one of the legendary figures of WA football as a player and coach and a wonderfully exuberant character, died on May 21.He was aged 72 and had been ill for some time.Ernie received a standing ovation when he was inducted into the Football Hall of Fame WA in the Hall of Merit for […]

RIP Ted Gray

RIP Ted Gray Ted Gray

Football West would like to acknowledge the great contribution to the game made by Ted Gray, who sadly passed away this week. Aside from being one of WA football’s most colourful characters, Ted also had a terrific impact on the game’s administration from the grassroots to the state pinnacle. After serving in the British Navy, […]