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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.

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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!

Vale Ron Tindall

September 13, 2012 By: Penny Category: History

Vale Ron Tindall

Wednesday, 12 September 2012 7:53 AM
Vale Ron Tindall

The football family is mourning the loss of coaching great Ron Tindall, who passed away on Sunday at the age of 76.

A former Chelsea and Portsmouth player, Tindall had a big impact on the coaching ethos of the game in Western Australia through a decade-long stint as State Director of Coaching.

One of the most knowledgeable and respected coaches, Tindall’s achievements were recognised in 2008 with the Order of Australia Medal for service to sport “particularly the development of football and through the education and development of sports coaches”.

Tindall was born in the London suburb of Streatham in 1935 and at the age of 16 was playing first team football with Camberley Wanderers.

He joined Chelsea’s new youth system in 1953 and over eight seasons turned out on 174 occasions for the club, scoring 69 goals in a prolific strike partnership with Jimmy Greaves.

After a short spell with West Ham United (13 games, 3 goals) and a season at Reading (36 games, 12 goals) before seeing out his playing days with Portsmouth (162 games, 7 goals).

In retirement Tindall coached Portsmouth for a couple of years after which he emigrated to Western Australia.

Between 1977 and 1987 he held the dual role of State Coach and Director of Coaching, a period that included time as an assistant coach with Australia’s Olympic football team.

Tindall was also a Development Coach with the Department for Recreation and Sport for 12 years, founded the Coaching Foundation of WA and helped set up the football programme at the West Australian Institute of Sport.

Tindall was inducted into the Football Hall of Fame in 2002 and Football West’s annual State Premier League Coach of the Year award is named in his honour.

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