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2017 WA Football Hall of Fame inductionMonday, November 27, 2017 - 11:50 AM

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TEN of Western Australia’s football greats were inducted to the NAB West Australian Football Hall of Fame in a special event on the playing surface at Domain Stadium on Sunday, November 26.

Haydn Bunton Senior was also elevated to ‘Legend’ status on the night, becoming the 17th Legend along with his Haydn Bunton Jnr, who accepted on his behalf, Barry Cable, George Doig, Graham ‘Polly’ Farmer, Stan ‘Pops’ Heal, John Lenoard, Denis Marshall, Phil Matson, Merv McIntosh, Steve Marsh, George Moloney, Graham Moss, Jack Sheedy, John Todd, WJ ‘Nipper’ Truscott and Bill Walker.

     

The West Australian Football Commission established the WA Football Hall of Fame in 2002 to honour players, coaches, umpires, administrators and media representatives who have made a significant contribution to the game in this State. Since the WA Football Hall of Fame's inauguration, 161 individuals across four eras have been inducted. 

Photo: Haydn Bunton Jnr with Simon Black and Joel Corey.

2017 inductees:

Mike BALL
Umpire 1976-1992
Games: 301 (WAFL 248, VFL/AFL 45, State 6, SANFL 2)
Honours: First non-Victorian to umpire a VFL/AFL final, Second WA field umpire with 300 senior games, 4 WAFL Grand Finals, 13 WAFL Finals, 1 AFL Final, Served as President of WANFLUA, WANFLUA Hall of Fame 1996, WANFLUA Life Member 1990

Simon BLACK
Player 1997 – 2013 (Brisbane 1998-2013, East Fremantle 1997)
Games: 324 (Brisbane 322, East Fremantle 2)
Goals: 171 (Brisbane 171)
Honours: Brisbane premiership player 2001, 2002, 2003; Brownlow Medal 2002; Norm Smith Medal 2003; All Australian 2001, 2002, 2004; Brisbane Fairest and Best 2001, 2002, 2006; Brisbane Lions Captain 2007-2008: Marcus Ashcroft Medal (Q Clash) 2011; International Rules Representative 2001

Peter BOSUSTOW
Player 1975-1987 (Perth 1975-80, 1984-85, 1987 Carlton 1981-1983)
Games: 214 (Perth 141, Carlton 65, WA 8)
Goals: 542 (Perth 379, Carlton 146, WA 17)
Honours: Perth Premiership player 1977; Carlton Premiership player 1981, 1982; Perth Leading Goalkicker 1979, 1980; Carlton Leading Goalkicker 1981, 1982; VFL Mark and Goal of the Year 1981; Perth Team of the Century; Perth FC Life Member (1999)

Joel COREY
Player 1999 – 2013 (Geelong 2000-2013, East Perth 1999)
Games: 287 (Geelong 276, East Perth 11)
Goals: 83 (Geelong 79, East Perth 4)
Honours: Geelong Premiership Player 2007, 2009, 2011; Geelong Fairest and Best 2005, 2008; All Australian 2007, 2008;  International Rules Representative 2004;  AFL Dream Team 2008

Charles DOIG 
Player 1903-1915, 1919, 1921
Games 216 (East Fremantle 208, WA 8)
Goals 284 (East Fremantle 280, WA 4)
Honours: East Fremantle premiership player 1903, 1904, 1906, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1914; WAFL Leading Goalkicker 1908, 1909; East Fremantle Leading Goal kicker 1908, 1909, 1913, 1914; East Fremantle Club President 1924-1936 (Premierships 1925, 1928-31, 33); East Fremantle FC Life Member (1915); East Fremantle Hall of Fame.

Alan JOHNSON
Player 1975-1990 (Perth 1975-1981, Melbourne 1982-1990)
Games: 281 (Perth 140, Melbourne 135, WA 6)
Goals: 251 (Perth 154, Melbourne 95, WA 2)
Honours: Perth Premiership Player 1976, 1977; Perth Fairest and Best 1981; Melbourne Fairest and Best 1983, 1989; Perth Team of the Century; Perth Football Club Hall of Fame; Melbourne Football Club Hall of Fame (2013)

Derek KICKETT
Player 1984 – 1997 (West Perth 1984-86, Claremont 1986-87, Central District 1988, North Melbourne 1989, Essendon 1990-93, Sydney 1994-96, Subiaco 1997)
Games: 266 (West Perth 38, Claremont 32, Central District 25, North Melbourne 12, Essendon 77, Sydney 63, Subiaco 12, WA 7)
Goals: 424 (West Perth 93, Claremont 70, Central District 48, North Melbourne 12, Essendon 94, Sydney 73, Subiaco 29, WA 5)
Honours: Claremont Premiership Team 1987; West Perth Leading Goalkicker 1984; Sandover Medal Leading Votegetter 1987; Leon Larkin Medal WA v Vic 1992; Graham Moss Medal WA v SA 1996; Night Premiership Essendon 1993 

Keith NARKLE
Player 1971-1985
Games: 257 (Swan Districts 254, Western Australia 3)
Goals: 163 (Swan Districts 162, Western Australia 1)
Honours: Swan Districts Premiership Player 1982, 1983 1984 (Captain); Swan Districts Fairest and Best 1977, 1978, 1984; Swan Districts Captain 1983-1984; Swan Districts Team of the Century; Swan Districts FC Hall of Fame; SDFC Life Member (1983)

Bob SHIELDS
Player 1965-1974
Games: 194 (Perth 187, WA 7)
Goals: 58 (Perth 58, WA 0)
Honours: Perth Premiership player 1966, 1967, 1968; Sandover Medal Runner Up 1970; PFC Most Outstanding Junior (Doug Buckingham Award) 1966; Perth Football Club Hall of Fame; Perth Team of the Century; PFC Life Member (1973)

Frank 'Dick' WALKER
Player 1952-1964
Games: 233 (Perth 226, WA 7)
Goals: 421 (Perth 410,  WA 11)
Honours: Perth Premiership player 1955; Perth Fairest and Best 1955, 1956; Perth Leading Goalkicker 1963; Perth Football Club Hall of Fame; Perth FC Life Member (1963).

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