Category: News

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 […]

Remembering Perry Lakes Stadium

Remembering Perry Lakes Stadium 1962 Perry Lakes Stadium

More than 800 athletes representing 35 nations came together 60 years ago this week to compete at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games. Perry Lakes Stadium was the Games’ centrepiece, a purpose-built venue in Floreat featuring a 5,000 seat grandstand and open air perimeter seating for a further 25,000 spectators. On November 22, 1962, […]

2022 AGM Update

2022 AGM Update Football Hall of Fame WA logo

The 2022 Annual General Meeting of the Football Hall of Fame WA was held on Thursday 20 September. President Elizabeth Re was re-elected, as were Paul McVittie (Treasurer) and Penelope Hoath (Secretary). Brett Klucznik, Vince Matassa and Simon Hicks continued as board members, while Alf Debono stepped down. President Elizabeth Re spoke of the challenges […]

Collette Gardiner Among Six Inductees into Football Australia Hall of Fame

Collette Gardiner Among Six Inductees into Football Australia Hall of Fame 2007 Collete Mccallum Celebrates Scoring For Australia Vs Canada

Matildas great Collette Gardiner (nee McCallum) has been recognised for her standout contribution to Australian football as one of six inductees into Football Australia’s Hall of Fame. Gardiner was a Matildas midfield mainstay for 11 years and is regarded as one of Australia’s finest footballers of all-time. Gardiner was inducted prior to the Matilda’s 4-0 […]

Samantha Kerr Places Third in Ballon d’Or

Samantha Kerr Places Third in Ballon d’Or Samantha Kerr

Australia captain Samantha Kerr has come third in voting for the prestigious Ballon D’Or Feminin for the second consecutive year. Barcelona’s Alexia Putellas made to back-to-back prizes ahead of runner-up Beth Mead (Arsenal) and Kerr (Chelsea). The Ballon d’Or, voted for by experts around the world, recognises the world’s best footballers of the last season. […]

Lydia Williams Joins the Century Club

Lydia Williams Joins the Century Club Lydia Williams (feature image)

Katanning-born goalkeeper Lydia Williams has notched her 100th appearance for Australia. The 34-year old joined fellow West Australians Lisa De Vanna and Samantha Kerr in achieving the milestone by captaining the Matildas into the overnight 1-1 friendly draw with Portugal in Estoril. Lydia began her journey with the Matildas at the age of 17, debuting […]

Our Socceroos

Our Socceroos 2022 06 100 Years Of The Socceroos (feature Image)

Today marks the 100th anniversary of Australia’s first game of international football. The venue was Carisbrook Park, Dunedin, and the opposition New Zealand on Saturday June 17, 1922, when the host nation claimed a 3-1 victory over their Trans-Tasman rivals. Western Australia wasn’t represented in that first international outing, however, in the intervening years no […]

Socceroos Qualify for Fifth Successive World Cup

Socceroos Qualify for Fifth Successive World Cup 2022 06 14+socceroos+xi+vs+peru

Australia have qualified for a fifth consecutive World Cup finals tournament after defeating Peru in their intercontinental play-off. Substitute goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne made the decisive save as Australia out-shot Peru 5-4 on penalties after the game remained tied at nil-all after extra-time. The shoot-out win brought to an end a marathon qualification campaign that stretched […]

Mark Birighitti Named the A-Leagues’ Top Goalkeeper

Mark Birighitti Named the A-Leagues’ Top Goalkeeper Mark Birighitti

For the second year in succession, Central Coast Mariners’ Mark Birighitti has been named the A-League Goalkeeper of the Year. The 31-year old shared the award last season with Andrew Redmayne, but this year he stands alone as the best in the competition. Mark was further honoured with a place in the Professional Footballers Australia […]

Samantha Kerr Scoops English League’s Best Player Gong

Samantha Kerr Scoops English League’s Best Player Gong Samantha Kerr (feature image)

Chelsea striker Samantha Kerr has cemented her place among the world’s best footballers by taking out the Women’s Super League Player of the Year. The Matildas captain was the firm favourite to take out the English leagues’ top prize after the Football Writers’ Association named her the Women’s Footballer of the Year last month. “In […]