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The introduction of the WA Football Hall of Fame in 2004 signified a major step forward in the preservation of the sport's history and its champion players - and recognised many champions of the past, both off and off the field.

 

Home Grown Players:

Ron Alexander Ted Kilmurray

Mal Atwell Ken McAullay

Mal Brown George (Staunch) Owens

Derek Chadwick Frank Sparrow

Mick Cronin Val Sparrow

Graham (Polly) Farmer Peter Spencer

Ross Glendinning John Watts

Jackie Guhl

 

Players with other Club Affiliations:

Reginald (Nashy) Brentnall Phil Matson

Greg Brehaut Ian Miller

Barry Cable Jack Sheedy

Hugh (Bonny) Campbell William (Digger) Thomas

Jerry Dolan

 

Ron Alexander

Player 1971-85

Games Played: 322

East Perth 98; Fitzroy 133;.East Fremantle 76; WA 13; Victoria 2

Coaching career: East Fremantle captain-coach 1982-85; Coach 1986; West Coast 1987

Premierships: East Perth 1972 (player) East Fremantle 1985 (captain-coach)

Honours: East Perth fairest and best 1975; Fitzroy fairest and best 1981; Simpson Medal WA v Victoria 1974; captain East Perth 1975; captain Fitzroy 1979-80

 

Malcolm Atwell

Player/coach 1958-73

Games Played: 255

East Perth 162; Perth 76; WA 17

Coaching career: Captain-coach Perth 1966-69; coach 1970-71; South Fremantle 1972-73

Premierships: East Perth 1958-59 (player); Perth 1966-67-68 (captain-coach)

Honours: Member 1961 WA Carnival-winning team; East Perth president 1983-85; Life Member East Perth

 

Greg Brehaut

Player 1965-73, 75

Games Played: 173

Perth 157; WA 16

Premierships: 1966-67-68

Coaching career: Woodville (SA) 1974; East Perth 1983-86

Honours: All Australian 1969

 

Reginald (Nashy) Brentnall

Player 1914-27

Games Played: 213

South Fremantle 46 (1914-17); East Perth 161 (1918-27); WA 6

Premierships: South Fremantle 46 (1914-17); East Perth 1919, 21, 22, 23, 26 and 27

Honours: Life Member East Perth

 

Malcolm Brown

Player/coach 1965-77

Games Played: 218

East Perth 188 (1965-71); Richmond 14, (1974); Claremont 12, (1975-76; South Fremantle 10, (1977) WA 16

Coaching career: Captain-coach East Perth 1970-73; Claremont 1975-76; South Fremantle 1978-84, 1992; Perth 1985-87; WA coach 1973, 81, 82 and 88

Premierships: East Perth 1972 (captain-coach); South Fremantle 1980 )coach)

Honours: Sandover Medal 1969; All-Australian captain 1972; East Perth fairest and best 1969, 70, 72; Life Member East Perth

 

Barry Cable

Player/coach 1962-79

Games Played: 405

Perth 225; East Perth 43; North Melbourne 116; WA 20; Victoria 1

Coaching career: Captain Coach Perth 1972-73; captain coach East Perth 1978-79; coach North Melbourne 1981-84

Premierships: Perth 1966-67-68 (player); North Melbourne 1975, 77 (player); East Perth 1978 (captain-coach)

Honours: Sandover Medals 1964,68,73; Simpson Medals 1966,67,68 (grand finals) 69 Carnival; Tassie Medal 1966; All Australian 1969; Perth fairest and best 1965-66-67-68-69, 71,73

 

Hugh (Bonny) Campbell

Player 1915-28

Games Played: 203

North Fremantle 12; South Fremantle 88; East Perth 88; WA 15

Premierships: South Fremantle 1916-17; East Perth 1926-27

Honours: Leading WAFL goal-kicker 1922 (South Fremantle), 24; 1926-27 East Perth; WA 15; Life Member East Perth

 

Derek Chadwick

Player 1959-72

Games Played: 291

East Perth 269 (club record); WA 22

Coaching: East Perth captain-coach 1967-68

Honours: East Perth fairest and best 1963,64; East Perth captain 1969; Simpson Medal 1964 interstate tour; member 1961 Carnival team; East Perth Life Member

 

Jerry Dolan

Player 1923-50

Games Played: 209

East Fremantle 166; East Perth 33; WA 10

Coaching career: East Fremantle captain-coach 1930, 1932-33; coach 1941-48, 50; East Perth captain-coach1934-38; WA captain-coach 1933; coach 1946-49

Premiership: East Fremantle 1925, 28-29, 31 (player) 1930, 33 (captain-coach), 1943 (coach) under-age years; 45-46 (coach) East Perth 1936 (player coach)

Honours: East Fremantle president 1954-55

 

Lawrence (Plum) Duffy

Player 1919-29

Games Played: 156

East Perth 147; WA 9

Premierships: 1919, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26 and 27

Honours: East Perth fairest and best 1926' Captain 1929; Life Member East Perth

 

Deverick (Mick) Cronin

Player/coach 1930-55

Games Played: 176

East Perth 164; WA 12

Premierships: 1936 (captain)

Coaching career: 1941, 1951-55; State coach 1951

Honours: Tassie Medallist 1937 Australian Carnival; East Perth fairest and best 1931; captain 1936-40; Life Member East Perth

League Umpire: 1947-48

 

Graham (Polly) Farmer

Player/coach: 1953-71

Games Played: 392

East Perth 176 (1953-61); Geelong 101 (1962-67); West Perth 79 (1969-71) Captain-coach; WA 31 (state record); Victoria

Coaching career: West Perth (1968-71); Geelong (1973-75); East Perth (1976-1977)

Premierships: East Perth 1956,58, 59 (player); Geelong 1963 (player) ; West Perth 1969-71 (captain-coach)

Honours: Sandover Medals 19856,57, 60; - Fairest and Best Awards East Perth 1954, 55, 56, 57, 59, 60, 61; Geelong 1963, 64; West Perth 1969; All-Australian 1956, 58, 61; Tassie Medial 1956; Simpson Medals - 1956 (WA v SA), 1958 (WA v Victoria), 1959 (grand final); Life Member East Perth

 

Ross Glendinning

Player 1974-88

Games Played: 302

East Perth 56; North Melbourne 190; West Coast Eagles 40; WA 14; Victoria 2

Coaching career: WA 1996-97

Honours: Brownlow Medal 1983; All-Australian 1983-84; North Melbourne fairest and best 1982 83; West Coast inaugural captain 1987-83

 

Ted Kilmurray

Player 1953-65

Games Played: 260

East Perth 164; WA 3

Premierships: 1956, 58-59

Honours: Sandover Medal 1958; Daily News Footballer-of-the-Year 1958; East Perth fairest and best 1958; Life Member East Perth

 

Phil Matson

Player/coach 1903 -27

Games Played: 170

West Perth 1 (1903); Sturt SA 24 (1909-10); North Fremantle 13 (1911); Subiaco 80 (1913-14); East Perth 35 (1919-23); WA13; SA 4

Coaching career: Subiaco (1913-14); East Perth (1918-24, 1926-28); WA 14

Premierships: Subiaco 1912-13 (captain-coach); East Perth 1919-23 (player-coach); 1926-27 (coach)

Honours: Captain WA Carnival team 1914; Life Member East Perth

 

Ken McAullay

Player 1967-75

Games Played: 158

East Perth 152, WA 6

Premierships: East Perth 1972

Honours: East Perth Fairest & Best 1971, Tassie Medal at Australian Carnival 1972, Simpson Medals (Australian Carnival) and Grand Final 1972, All Australian player 1972. Life Member East Perth

 

Ian Miller

Player-coach 1967-84

Games Played: 291

Perth 132, Fitzroy 80, East Perth 64, WA 15

Premierships: Perth 1968, East Perth 1978

Honours: Sandover Medal (Perth) 1972, Simpson Medal (East Perth) 1978 Grand Final, All Australian 1972

 

George (Staunch) Owens

Player 1917-32

Games Played: 213

East Perth 195; WA 17

Premierships: East Perth 1919-20-21-22-23, 26, 27

Honours: Sandover Medal 1925; Six East Perth fairest and best awards 1917-32; Life Member East Perth

Umpired: 135 league games, including 20 finals and five grand finals

 

Jack Sheedy

Player/coach 1942-64

Games Played: 360

East Fremantle 210; East Perth 122; South Melbourne 6; WA 22

Coaching career: East Fremantle captain-coach 1949; East Perth captain-coach 1956-62; coach 1963-64; WA coach 1961

Premierships: East Fremantle 1943 (player); East Perth 1956, 59 (player-coach)

Honours: East Fremantle fairest and best 1943, 48, 53, 55; Coach WA Carnival winning side 1961; Life Member East Perth

 

Frank Sparrow

Player 1943-57

Games Played: 227

East Perth 153; Swan Districts 51; West Perth 6; WA 17

Coaching career: Swan Districts captain-coach 1953-55; West Perth captain-coach 1956, coach 1957

Premierships: East Perth 1944 (player) - under-age years

Honours: East Perth fairest and best 1948, 52; Swan Districts fairest and best1953; Football Media Guild Life Member

 

Valentine (Val) Sparrow

Player 1914-33

Games Played: 222

East Perth 213; WA 9

Coaching career: East Perth captain-coach 1929-30; Coach 31-32. 47-48; coach East Perth under-age team 1943

Premiership: East Perth 1919, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26 and 27 (player)

Honours: Life Member East Perth

 

Peter Spencer

Player 1974-87

Games Played: 239

East Perth 188; Subiaco 21; Claremont 2; North Melbourne 24; WA 7

Honours: Sandover Medals 1976, 84; East Perth fairest and best 1975, 76, 83; Likfe Member East Perth

 

William (Digger) Thomas

Player 1911-28

Games Played: 221

Subiaco 32 (1911-14); East Perth 177 (1915-28); WA 12

Premierships: Subiaco 1913; East Perth 1919, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27

Honours: Sandover Medal 1923; East Perth captain 1916, 18, 24; Member WA side that won the 1921 Carnival; Life Member East Perth

 

John Watts

Player 1954-62

Games Played: 230

East Perth 166, Geelong 52, WA 12

Premierships: East Perth 1956-57-58; Geelong (VFL) 1963

Honours: Simpson Medal 1959 WA v South Australia

Life Member East Perth

The AFL Hall of Fame

The following West Australians with an East Perth connection are alsomembers of the AFL Hall of Fame.

  • Graham (Polly) Farmer - Legend
  • Ross Glendinning
  • Phil Matson
  • Kevin Murray
  • Jack Sheedy

 

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