Paul McVittie

Paul McVittie Joins the Committee

The Football Hall of Fame Western Australia is pleased to announce the addition of Paul McVittie to the Executive Committee. A former State team captain and inaugural Perth Glory player, Paul is honoured to join the not-for-profit volunteer organisation whose aim it is to promote, preserve and protect the history of the game in WA.

“I’m delighted to join the Hall of Fame executive, it really is a great honour,” said Paul, who was inducted into the Hall of Champions in 2016. “The Hall of Fame is extremely important for football as it is the recognised custodian of the history of the game in Western Australia.”

“The committee have a number of interesting and unique projects on the go which will shed new light on some of the events and individuals from the history of our game. I’m thrilled to be given the opportunity to contribute to these works and be part of the team that brings them to fruition.”

“Overall, I want to help raise public awareness of the Hall of Fame, especially with the younger generations who may not be aware of some of the greats to have played in or come from Western Australia. That’s a view shared by the entire committee and I’m excited to be involved in this chapter of the Hall of Fame.”

England-born McVittie is no stranger to the local football community. After playing in England (Consett AFC) and Malta (Rabat Ajax) he relocated to Perth and starred for Kelmscott Roos. Soon after the attacking midfielder switched to Stirling Macedonia where, between 1993 and 1996, he collected two Premier League crowns, three Top Four Cups, one D’Orsogna Cup and two Night Series titles

McVittie’s on-field creativity saw him represent the State on 21 occasions – 10 of those as team captain – over a six-year period. He was an initial member of the Perth Kangaroos squad that won the 1994 S-League and the following year stepped into the National Soccer League arena for the first time with Canberra Cosmos.

By 1996 McVittie was part of the then fledgling Perth Glory, making 42 national league appearances across two summers. He helped Western Knights lift the 1998 Premier League trophy – winning the ‘the Sunday Times’ Player of the Year that same season – and enjoyed another league title at Fremantle City in 2002 before retiring at the age of 38.

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