Football West saddened by passing of Russell Goodrick

Football West is saddened by news of the death of veteran broadcaster and former Soccer West Coast President Russell Goodrick.

His sons Tom and Rodney announced his passing on Facebook. He had been suffering from a severe case of pancreatitis.

“With great sorrow and disbelief, I pass on this harrowing news to you, the passing of a man who had such an incredible life and as you all know lived his life to the absolute fullest,” they said.

“Loved for his compassion, enthusiasm, his integrity, quirkiness, genuine interest and curiosity in others.

“His respect for others and his adventurous nature. All who knew him, know how incredibly rich his life has been.”

Russell, who anchored Nine News in Perth for a number of years, won a coveted Logie award in 1984.

A big supporter of football, Russell was President of Soccer West Coast in 2004, the year before Football West began. He was an inaugural Football West Board member and later the president of Inglewood United Juniors.

Russell, above right, is pictured with Football Hall of Fame Western Australia patron Julian Burt at a Dorrien Gardens function in 2019. It was posted on the Football Hall of Fame WA page this morning.