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Football West AGM 2017

May 24, 2017 By: Penny Category: Club Noticeboard, Football in the Media, Football West, History

Rob Mackay, Liam Twigger, Janette Spencer and Dave Kindness.

Football West News

Football West Chairman Liam Twigger was re-elected to the Board during last night’s Annual General Meeting held at Edith Cowan University’s Mt Lawley campus.

During a General Meeting held before the AGM, Company Members endorsed a change to the constitution to address conflicting elements, which allowed Mr Twigger to stand for a third term and he was subsequently re-elected.

Long-serving Board Member Rob Mackay and Melville City President Dave Kindness were inducted as Football West Life Members.

Mr Mackay served as a Football West Director from 2007 to January this year, and Mr Kindness has been involved in football for 18 years, including five terms as Melville City president.

The AGM marked the end of Director Janette Spencer’s eight years as a Board Member.

Click here to read the Annual Report

William Golsby and Andrea Hoskins were elected as new Board Members of Football West.


William has broad experience in sports administration, corporate governance, business, strategic and financial planning, media and marketing and government relations which have been gained in various parts of Australia.

His current role is General Manager Corporate Affairs at RAC where he is responsible for Group media, internal communications, external and government relations, the delivery and marketing of advocacy campaigns, sponsorship and community education programs.

Before joining RAC, William was Chief of Staff for the Victorian Minister for Sport and Recreation and Veterans’ Affairs, during which time he provided high level strategic policy, media and political advice to the Minister. This role also included the co-ordination and delivery of funding to community sport and recreation across Victoria including developing and the delivery of numerous sporting programmes.

William has experience as a Director through his previous appointment to the board of the Australian Crop Accreditation System and has a Graduate Diploma from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Andrea has an extensive corporate background in the areas of strategic and business planning, marketing, risk management, operational and general management experience across a wide range of industries including resources, agriculture, health care, retail and financial services. Andrea has gained this experience in the diverse markets of Australia, UK, Africa and South East Asia.

Andrea is currently employed by HBF where she is working for the Managing Director and has responsibility for corporate strategy, business planning and the delivery of complex strategic projects. She was previously charged with the management of the Friendlies Pharmacy Franchise following its acquisition by HBF in 2013. Andrea assisted in developing the franchise’s new business model and marketing plans, rebranding and introducing new governance structures and operating models.

Prior to her employment at HBF, Andrea was a strategy consultant for 4½ years operating internationally and as a Marketing Manager in London.

Andrea has an affinity to both elite and grassroots sport having played touch football and Gaelic football at state level and netball at community level.

William and Andrea join Anna Liscia, Liam Twigger, Henry Atturo, Sherif Andrawes, Lui Giuliani and Jason Petkovic as Board Members.

Life Membership nominations

October 22, 2016 By: Penny Category: Club Noticeboard, History

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Nominations are open for Football West Life Membership.

Life Membership of Football West is an honours program devised to formally recognise significant achievement by people from the Western Australian football community.

Nominations can be made by any member of the WA football community to one of Football West’s Standing Committees or Zone Representatives.

Forms must be sent to or to Company Secretary, Football West, PO Box 214, Maylands, WA, 6931.

Nominations must be received by 5pm on Friday, November 25, 2016.

Click here for further information

Life membership

Life Membership of Football West is an honours program devised to formally recognise significant achievement by people from the Western Australian football community.

Life Membership may be granted in accordance with Clause 9.5 of the Football West constitution.

Nominees for the honour of Life Member of Football West may be players, administrators, volunteers, coaches, referees, sponsors or individuals from the media.

Nominations can be made by any member of the WA football community to one of Football West’s Standing Committees or Zone Representatives.

Nominations are then forwarded to the Life Membership Nomination Sub-Committee to consider the application.

The Sub-Committee will consider each nomination against the Life Membership criteria and recommend to the Board which nominees should be admitted to Life Membership.

The Board will consider the Sub-committee’s recommendations and vote to endorse which nominees will be put forward to Members for formal voting at the Annual General Meeting.

Initiates file downloadClick here for further information and to nominate


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

RIP Ian Hooper

January 08, 2016 By: Penny Category: Club Noticeboard, History

I’m devastated to hear that I missed Ian’s passing and funeral over the Christmas Period. I remember Ian from his radio days hosting his football show and talking EPL, his love of all things Kingsley SC and his passion to talk football. Always up for a chat: a lovely guy.

Thanks to John Markham for this:


Passing Of Ian Hooper

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Kingsley Soccer Club are extremely sad to announce the passing of Ian Hooper. Ian has been involved with Kingsley for 25 years as a Coach, Manager, President, Secretary, Treasurer and Committee Member as well as a keen statistician and lifelong fan. He is also well and widely known and cared about in the Football West Community. Our deepest and heartfelt condolences go out to Ian’s family across the Country and in the UK. He will be sadly missed by everyone at the club, always present to share his love of Kingsley and to tell you how many goals the club has scored over its 25 years. We are extremely glad that we were able to bring him two trophies home at the end of last season.

From everyone at the club, Ian, RIP.


A generous man with a great heart and soul.


WA Hall of Fame

August 01, 2014 By: Penny Category: History

The Hall of Fame has a website!

Read about our WA women legend footballers like Sharon Mateljan, Anna Senjuschenko and Sandra Brentnall.

Your chance to tell your club’s story

June 20, 2014 By: Penny Category: Club Noticeboard, Football in the Media, History

Thursday, June 12, 2014

It might be the former Socceroos star, who puts up your club nets, or the stalwart of 40 years, who sits behind the goal every week, hoping and praying for a victory.

It could be the wonder kid, whose tricks with a ball are something to behold, or the girl dreaming of playing for the Matildas.

But wherever you play, and whatever the size of your club, you are certain to have a unique story that deserves to be heard.

With the aim of shining a light on these rich and distinctive stories, Football West has teamed up Seven News Perth and The West Australian to give you extra incentive to dig out your club’s gem.

The Local Heroes competition is a community initiative resulting from a new media partnership between soccer’s peak body and Perth’s favourite TV news service.

Now it’s down to you to scratch beneath the surface of your club to uncover the story of a former luminary, future star or even just a long-standing volunteer.

The story of the month, as selected by Football West and Seven News Perth, will be rewarded with a $500 cash prize and a public airing of your unique story. The winning story will either be published online at, in The West Australian newspaper or broadcast on Seven News Perth.

All you have to do is unearth your club’s best-kept secret and let us know all about it. Send your stories to with the words “Local Heroes” in the subject field.

The World Football Programme 107.9FM Saturday June 1

May 30, 2013 By: Penny Category: Football in the Media, History, Night Series


WFINTRO: SATURDAY 1st June, 2013

9.00 Studio host: Penny Tanner. Guests: Bill Busby President Ashfield SC, SLD1, Don Evans Stirling Lions, SPL, James Bryden Coach South Perth United, Sunday Premier Division. Listeners invited to text your club news to 0408 921 832 or go to facebook WPF/107.9FM

9.10-9.30 Matt Connellan, Journalist in NSW: National Premier League model and the Australian football landscape. PLUS 2 HOURS E.S.T.

Audio: Girls 13 State Team, FBW TV

9.30-10.00 Ella Mastrantonio on womens football: Cockburn City, NTC, Matildas

10.00-10.30 Eddie Lennie, Referee Development Football West: match coverage, innovations in technology, education and challenges such as match coverage locally

Audio grabs: Socceroos SBS promo, State League: Football West TV

10.30-11.30 General banter: Local football news, National Premier League model, Socceroos WCQ, Masters tournaments

Audio grabs: Crystal Palace, UCL, Real Madrid

11.30-12.00 Ann Odong issues in the Australian media, player and coach movements across Australia and Europe, UCL Final, Championship Playoff

Thank you & every guest!

11.58 WFOUTRO.

Vale Frank Longstaff

March 01, 2013 By: Penny Category: Club Noticeboard, History

Friday, March 01, 2013
A great deal of the football community are already aware that this week we lost a true gentleman of the game in Frank Longstaff.


Frank lost his short battle with illness but will be forever remembered by not only his family and friends but the hundreds if not thousands that he has influenced in a footballing sense, that have been fortunate enough to have known Frank.

It is undoubtedly a sad and emotional time for all concerned, however for those who wish to show their respects towards a great man and celebrate his life the funeral details are as follows:

The funeral will be held at the West Chapel at Fremantle Cemetery at 2pm on Friday 8th March.

Football West would like to pass on its condolences to the Longstaff family at this difficult time.

Frank Longstaff passes on

February 27, 2013 By: Penny Category: Club Noticeboard, History

Frank Longstaff passed on last night after several weeks in hospital. Condolences to his family. It’s great to see the football familys sentiments for Franks family.

During Franks time as WA women’s state team coach in 1994 and 1995, such players as Lizzy Claydon, Luch Colangelo and Tracey Wheeler passed through his reigns.

Frank recommended me to the then Matilda’s Coach Tom Sermanni for my shot at the dream.

Remember nearly killing the guy on one of our tours Reevesy, when we were throwing ‘flour’ bombs at him in the hotel, only to realise they were actually bicarbonate soda, after he started choking…. Damn hotel kitchens, nothing is labelled correctly or was it an after dark raid? Geez were we quiet after that! His comeback? ‘Live by the sword, die by the sword.’

What a character.

So long Coach.

Life Members accepted

December 13, 2012 By: Penny Category: Club Noticeboard, History, Trophy winners

At the Football West AGM Wednesday December 12, three New nominees were received as Life Members

Penny TannerHoath, Women’s Standing Committee Chair

John O’Connell, Hall of Fame Committee, Media

Peter Koulizos, State League Standing Committee Chair, men

Congratulations everyone!