Executive Committee

introducing those behind the scene…

The Football Hall of Fame Western Australia is managed by a six-person Executive Committee. Six sub-committees dealing with Communications, Events, Heritage, Legal, Memberships and Sponsorships feed into the Executive.

2021 Football Hall of Fame WA Committee

Elizabeth Re (President)

Elizabeth is well-recognised for her services to the Western Australia community. The daughter of Football Hall of Fame WA founding member Julius Re, she has over 30 years of experience in environmental health at both State and Local government levels.

A City of Stirling Councillor since 2005, Mt Lawley-born Elizabeth has served on the executive committee of the National Council of Women (WA), spent 12 years on the board of the Royal Automobile Club of WA and is currently a member of the Australian Institutes of Company Directors.

Elizabeth is a Fellow of Environmental Health Australia for her services in the field of environmental public health and promotion of women in the workforce. She has been nominated for the Australian of the Year and the Western Australian Citizen of the Year.

Elizabeth joined the Football Hall of Fame WA team in April 2018 and operates within our Events portfolio.

Penny Tanner (Secretary)

Penny has made a significant contribution to football in Western Australia across the past 35 years. During that time she has served the women’s game as player, coach, administrator, committee member and, since 1998, broadcaster with Radio Fremantle.

Medina-born Penny came to the game late but by the age of 18 was representing Western Australia at senior level. She donned the black and gold at eleven consecutive national championships – captaining the team at two of those tournaments – and in 1995 was selected for the Australia ‘B’ team.

Away from the field of play, Penny has chaired the Women’s Standing Committee and spent time on the Coaches Standing Committee. Her contributions have been recognised with the Prime Ministerial Women’s Sport Award (1992) and Life Membership of Football West (2013).

Penny joined the Football Hall of Fame WA team in April 2019 and operates within our Legal and Heritage portfolios.

Paul McVittie (Treasurer)

Paul is well known to the local football community. A member of Perth Glory’s inaugural squad, Paul enjoyed a 13-year playing career in Western Australia which included two National Soccer League seasons and four Premier League titles, not to mention a slew of other trophy successes.

Paul played for Consett AFC (England) and Rabat Ajax (Malta) prior to heading down under in 1992. He played at Kelmscott Roos before switching to Stirling Macedonia where he won two Premier League crowns, three Top Four Cups, one D’Orsogna Cup and two Night Series titles between 1993 and 1996.

Paul represented the State on 21 occasions – 10 as captain – and was a key figure is Perth Glory’s entry into the national league, making 42 appearances across two summers. He helped Western Knights and Fremantle City top the Premier League before retiring at the age of 38.

Paul, who was inducted into the Hall of Champions in 2016, joined the Football Hall of Fame WA team in July 2021 and operates within our Sponsorships and Events portfolios.

Vince Matassa

Vince is no stranger to Western Australian football. In a distinguished 12-year career between the posts he played with success in Australia, Singapore and England, winning three national league titles and representing Australia at youth levels.

Fremantle-born Vince started out at Perth Italia and later spent a season with North Perth Croatia. He was a key member of the Young Socceroos side that placed fourth at the 1993 Under-20 World Youth Championship and the following year helped Perth Kangaroos claim the S-League championship.

Vince turned out for National Soccer League clubs Morwell Falcons and Perth Glory, collecting back-to-back league champions medals with the latter. He played for English clubs Basingstoke Town, Salisbury City and Woking and hung up his gloves after being named 2004 Goalkeeper of the Year as a Stirling Lions player.

Vince joined the Football Hall of Fame WA team in March 2021 and operates within our Events and Sponsorships portfolios.

Brett Klucznik

Brett has filled many roles with a variety of football outlets during the past 25-plus years, including writer, photographer, researcher, website administrator/developer and social media administrator.

Born in Subiaco, Brett was a match day photographer with Perth Glory between 1997 and 2004 while also writing for the club website and programme. From 2000 onward he has contributed significantly to the popularity and development of footballwa.net

Brett has been administrator of the ‘WA NPL & State League’ and ‘WA Lost Football’ facebook pages since 2013. During that time he ran Inglewood United’s website and social media platforms for five years, and has an on-going role in researching that clubs’ history.

Brett joined the Football Hall of Fame WA team in October 2019 and operates within our Heritage and Communications portfolios.

Simon Hicks

Simon may be the newest member of the Executive Committee, however, his involvement stems back to November 2020 when he accepted the role of Football West liaison to the Football Hall of Fame WA.
 
Oldham-born Simon is the General Manager of National Premier Leagues club Perth RedStar. Prior to that he was a Football West Referee, Assessor and Instructor, officiating in two NPL Grand Finals and two State Cup Finals while also serving four years as Referee Coordinator. Simon’s administrative background includes a spell with the Western Australian Cricket Association as their Community Junior Cricket Administrator.
 
Simon joined the Executive Committee in November 2021 and operates within our Communications portfolio.

The Executive Committee is grateful for the significant contributions of former Football Hall of Fame WA committee members John O’Connell (1996-2018), Bob Brown (1996-2014), Frank Miller (1996), Julius Re (1996), Alan Beale (1996), David Andrews (1996-2006), Louis Prospero (2002-2020), Barbara Gibson (2002-2015), Peter Dimopolous (2002-2015), Mel Moffat (2002-2020), Richard Kreider (2002-2020), Russell Whitson (2002-2008), Roger Dale (2003), Craig Hollingsworth (2004), Russell Goodrick* (2005-2008), Peter Hugg* (2010-2016), Eddie Lennie* (2010-2016, 2018-2020), Roger Males (2013-2018), Barry Rogers (2014-2016), David Mortimer (2014-2015), Sandra Brentnall (2014-2015), Keith Brier (2015-2020), George Papaliaris (2016-2017), Tom Mackay* (2016), Alex Novatsis* (2017), Alex Vagliviello (2018-2020), Jack Garber (2018-2019), Alf Debono (2021-2022) and Alyce Higgins* (2021-2022).

* indicates a non-voting secondee to the committee