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Football West Survey

June 11, 2017 By: Penny Category: Hall of Fame

Football West is conducting a comprehensive study into the demographics of participants and their satisfaction with football in Western Australia. Results of the study will help shape the future of the game.

Female football participants are an important part of the game and your responses will be invaluable to the future of WA football.

As Women’s Development Manager at Football West, I invite you to be involved in this project by filling out the football player survey or the parent of junior football player survey.

You can also fill out any other surveys that apply to you, such as the overall satisfaction survey and the football fan survey. The more responses you provide, the more impact your voice will have.
Your responses will remain anonymous but will be invaluable to the future of WA football.
If you have any questions about the survey, please email with the word “SURVEY” in the subject field.
Kind Regards

Sam Watkins
Football West | Women’s Development Manager
PO Box 214, Maylands WA 6931 | Unit 94, 262 Lord Street, Perth WA 6000
T | 08 6181 0700


October 22, 2016 By: Penny Category: Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame honours four women

FOUR women will be inducted into the Football Hall of Fame WA at the 20th anniversary Gala Dinnher/Induction Night at Crown Perth on November 26.

They include two from rural areas – Geraldton-based Helen Lumley and Debbie Farrell from Bunbury.

The others are former WA women’s association president Janette Spencer and former State team player Michele Matthews.
It will be the highest number of females to be honoured in one ceremony since five were inducted in 1996 – Sandra Brentnall, Sharon Mateljan, Anna Senjuschenko, Barbara Gibson and Barbara Rogoyski.

The other women who have been honoured by the Football Hall of Fame WA are: Marilyn Learmont, Marilyn Kettell, Luciana Di Ienno, Tracey Wheeler, Teresa White, Rita Richardson, Julie Gorton and Judy Pettitt.
In addition, Sandra Brentnall made history when she became the first woman to be included in a sporting Hall of Legends line-up when she was elevated to legendary status in 2012.

Hall of Fame chairman Louis Prospero said: “We are privileged to honour these women. They have made an invaluable contribution, not just to the female side of the game, but to the history of the code in WA overall.”
Bunbury-born Debbie Farrell has filled every role in the game. She played seniors with Bunbury Dynamos aged 11. A year later she played for WA’s under-17 team and was a State senior player for 10 year. She also played with Fremantle, Murdoch Uni and Stirling Reds before turning to coaching.

She coached the Dynamos women’s team for many years and was also on the club’s executive committee as treasurer. She was an administrator with the South West Soccer Association and a Football West academy coach.

Helen Lumley is another who has done it all. She played in goal in four women’s premiership teams in the Geraldton area and also played in the WA State team.

She formed the Chapman Athletic club in 1980 and was secretary for 22 years. She was also secretary of Geraldton District Assoc for 15 years and secretary of Midwest Assoc for 13 years and a member of Football West women’s standing committee. She has also acted as a linesperson in the men’s regional competition.
Michele Matthews played in the Girrawheen women’s team from aged 12 and was 17 when picked for the State team, going on to represent WA for 17 years.

She was an Australian All-Star in 1998. She top scored in a Kuala Lumpur tourney in 1999 and won 12 fairest and best awards and eight league titles. She also coached Subiaco for five years.

Janette Spencer was President of Women’s Soccer WA for eight years, Director of Development for the Australian Womens Soccer Association and the first acting chair of the FFA’s Women’s Standing Committee.

She played at state level during the late 1980s and still competes in veteran tournaments.
She spent 10 years with the Department of Sport and Recreation primarily as a sport consultant to some 22 State Sport Associations. She is also a board member of Football West.

Mel Moffat, WA Hall of Fame


October 22, 2016 By: Penny Category: Hall of Fame, History

Congratulations Debbie Farrell on your WA Hall of Fame Induction

September 15, 2016 By: Penny Category: Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame WA Nominations Open

March 10, 2016 By: Penny Category: Hall of Fame

Thursday, March 03, 2016

The public are being invited to nominate players, coaches, referees or administrators for possible inclusion in the next Football Hall of Fame WA induction night, to be held at Crown Perth on November 26.

Football Hall of Fame WA

Nominations will be accepted for inclusion in the following categories:

The Hall of Champions (for elite players who achieved a high degree of success at either local, national or international level);

The Hall of Merit for Players (for talented players who made a significant mark on the game, either at local, national or international level);

The Hall of Recognition (for coaches, referees, administrators or others who made a telling contribution to the game)

Nominees (male and female) in the playing categories must have been either born or raised in WA, or played in WA for a minimum of three seasons.

They must have retired from playing professionally for at least two years.

Others, including coaches and administrators, can still be actively involved in the game.

The Committee of the Football Hall of Fame WA welcomes submissions, but reserves the right to have the final say on who will be inducted.

Nominations can be submitted by using the appropriate forms which can be accessed on the “How to Nominate” section of the Football Hall of Fame WA website.

The cut-off date for public submissions is April 30, 2016.

This year’s induction ceremony will also celebrate the 20th anniversary of the foundation of the Football Hall of Fame WA, which was the first of its kind to be established in football in Australia.

It will be the sixth induction event, others having taken place in 1996, 2002, 2005, 2008 and 2012.

So far, 155 of the most notable contributors to the game in WA have been inducted.

Those already inducted include playing greats like Stan Lazaridis, Gary Marocchi, Robbie Zabica, Robbie Dunn, Shaun Murphy, Bobby Despotovski, Tony Franken, Alistair Edwards, John McInroy, Ron Adair, Sandra Brentnall. Top coaches Alan Vest, Graham Normanton, Ron Tindall and Stuart Kamasz, ace referees Eddie Lennie, Roy Stedman, Barry Harwood and Eddie Evans, and respected administrators Lou Ricci, Ted Gray and Roger Lefort.

WA company TMM (Traction and Mining Motor repairs) is the new major sponsor of the Hall of Fame.

Hall Of Fame Inductees on the Women’s World Cup

December 23, 2014 By: Penny Category: Hall of Fame–tom-sermanni/1078435–sandra-brentnall/1078382


Vale Ziggy Kramer

July 07, 2014 By: Penny Category: Football in the Media, Hall of Fame

Ziggy Kramer. Photo: Jeremy Dixon/The Perth Voice

Monday, July 07, 2014

The WA football community is mourning the sad passing of Mr Siegfried ‘Ziggy’ Kramer, one of the game’s most colourful characters.

A former player, who went on to become an enthusiastic and determined administrator, Mr Kramer was synonymous with the Inglewood United club where a stand at the Hamer Parade ground carries the family name.

The club released this statement today:

“It is with a heavy heart that Inglewood United advises the passing of Siegfried ‘Ziggy’ Kramer, a true legend of West Australian football. Born in Romania in 1937, Kramer emigrated to Australia with his family at the age of 13 and three years later embarked on a sixty-plus year association with the modern day Inglewood club.

A goalkeeper by trade, Kramer first played for Kiev (as Inglewood was then known) in 1953 and over the following decade helped the club climb into the top tier of State League football. Upon retirement Kramer turned his hand to coaching his beloved Kiev, guiding them to Division One (1967) and Top Four Cup (1968) titles.

Between 1971 and 2013 Kramer served on the club committee non-stop, as secretary, treasurer and president, the latter a position he held for nineteen years from 1994. At the same time he also served as a board member for the Professional Soccer League (1998-2001) and Soccer Association of WA (2000-2001).

Kramer’s service to the development of football was recognised in 2003 by the Australian Government, who bestowed upon him the Centenary Medal. He was inducted into the Football Hall of Fame Western Australia in 2002 and last year was awarded Life Membership of Football West.”

Football West extends sincerest sympathies to the Kramer family and all at Inglewood United.

RIP Ted Gray

June 13, 2014 By: Penny Category: Football in the Media, Hall of Fame

Ted Gray. Photo: Richard Kreider

Thursday, June 12, 2014

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, where he started creating his famous, often corny, poems, he played for Cheshunt in what was then the London League and won a championship medal in 1949.

His involvement in WA football began soon after he arrived in Perth when he formed Gosnells Soccer Club in 1969.

After time as secretary of the Amateur Soccer Association, he commenced an extremely successful career as Executive Officer of the Soccer Federation of WA. He once proudly boasted that he was able to gain a major sponsor for every year he was in that role (1974-88).

Ted and his wife Iris moved to New South Wales in 1997. He was inducted into the WA Football Hall of Fame (Hall of Recognition) in 2002.

Hall of Fame Western Australia

May 21, 2012 By: Penny Category: Hall of Fame

sandrabrentnallWA Hall of Fame Legend Sandra Brentnall (RHS) playing for Leeming in the State League Division One 2012

WA Hall of Fame May 19, 2012

May 21, 2012 By: Penny Category: Hall of Fame

Sandra Brentnall makes history


Sandra Brentnall made history last Saturday night (May 19) when she became the first female anywhere in the world to be inducted into a Football Hall of Legends.

The 49-year-old re-wrote the sporting record books at the Football Hall of Fame WA induction ceremony at a Perth hotel.

Along with WA’s record international goalkeeper Robert Zabica, who was also welcomed into the Hall of Legends at the gala celebration, Brentnall joined an elite band of players to be elevated to legendary status.

The inaugural members of the Hall of Legends, which was established in 2005, are former Australian captains Gary Marocchi and Ron Adair, international defender Robbie Dunn and record goalscorer John McInroy.

Brentnall was the first female to score an international goal for Australia back in 1979 when she struck in the 2-2 draw against New Zealand in the Trans Tasman Cup.

A year later, she became the first Australian to get an international hat-trick when she bagged a triple in the 3-2 win over New Zealand.

Spearwood-born Zabica played 42 times for Australia – his most famous being against Argentina’s Diego Maradona in a 1994 World Cup qualifier – and won two NSL titles with Adelaide City. He had a spell with Perth Glory and was Australia’s Goalkeeper of the Year in 1992.

Among those who were inducted into the Hall of Champions on Saturday night were WA’s most-capped international Stan Lazaridis, former Socceroos goalkeeper Tony Franken and two other ex-internationals in Bobby Despotovski and Scott Miller.

Julie Gorton and Judy Pettitt, who played many times for the Australian women’s team, were also inducted into the Hall of Champions.

Brothers Steve and Paul Tombides became the third set of siblings to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. They were among a group of 14 to be welcomed into the Hall of Merit for Players.

Two former referees Andy Gorton and Frank Moretti were inducted into the Hall of Recognition, which also honoured former Perth Azzurri coaches John Birighitti and Doug Stewart, 81, who flew in from Queensland to accept his award.

The list of inductees is:


Sandra Brentnall

Robert Zabica


Bobby Despotovski

Tony Franken

Wally Gardner

Julie Gorton (nee Clayton)

Stan Lazaridis

Willie McNally

Scott Miller

Judy Pettitt

Allan Pottier


Peter Atkinson

Troy Bernard

Alf De Bono

Edmundo Faletti

Frank Faraone

Glenn Giudici

Ernie Hannigan

Steve Martin

Peter Murphy

Brian Newell

Mike Smith

Steve Stacey

Paul Tombides

Steve Tombides


John Birighitti

Giuliano Cantoni

Peter Faulks

Dr Ken Fitch

Andy Gorton

Dr Ken Maguire

Jimmy Mayers

Frank Moretti

Doug Stewart