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Hall of Fame WA nominations open

Football Hall of Fame WA

Hall of Fame WA nominations open

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.

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