Williamstown FC Hall of Fame Inductees

The Williamstown Football Club held its inaugural Hall of Fame function at Crown Casinon Saturday 31st May 2014. The following 51 players, officials and volunteers were announced as the inaugural inductees tthe Williamstown Football Club Hall of Fame.

TRAILBLAZERS: 1864 – 1900

4 PLAYERS

  • Martin Joseph “Tottie” Fitzpatrick
  • Versatile former Captain 1887
  • President, Secretary and Delegate
  • William Fagg “Jasper” Jones
  • Star player of the 1880’s and 1890’s
  • Centreman whwas a magnificent kick
  • Captain 1888 – 1889
  • William Henry “Barkly Bill” Jones
  • Very prominent player of the 1880’s and 1890’s
  • Walter Warren
  • Captain 1896 – 1899 and 1901

2 OFFICIALS

  • Alfred Thomas Clark (1845 – 1888) – 43 years of age
  • President WFC 1873 – 1875 and 1882 – 1887
  • Only Williamstown identity thave a statue erected in his memory in Williamstown Botanic Gardens
  • Duncan McLeod (1856 – 1908) – 52 years of age
  • Credited with saving WFC in 1876
  • Dominant force against amalgamation
  • Vice President 1879
  • Secretary / Treasurer throughout 1870’s and 1880’s

VILLAGERS 1901 – 1950

9 PLAYERS

  • Jim Caldwell – played 70 games
  • Captain / Coach 1921 – 1922
  • Premiership Player 1907 and 1921
  • Selected on the Wing in Williamstown Team of the Century
  • Premiership Coach 1921
  • Arthur Cutting
  • Played 159 games / ngoals
  • Best and Fairest 1938 and 1939
  • Won 1930 Recorder Cup (Liston Medal)
  • Premiership Player 1939 and 1945
  • Preferred position – Half Back Flank
  • Reg Harley
  • Played 117 games / kicked 19 goals
  • Best and Fairest 1946 and 1947
  • Premiership Player 1945 and 1954
  • Selected on Interchange in Williamstown Team of the Century
  • Gordon “Butch” Ogden
  • Played 56 games / kicked 1 goal
  • Captain / Coach 1939 – 1941
  • Non playing Coach 1948 – 1949
  • Premiership Coach 1939 and 1949
  • Arthur “Porky” Sykes
  • Played from 1926 – 1939 (125 games)
  • Best and Fairest 1930, 1931 and 1932
  • Preferred position – Half Back Flank
  • Ron Todd
  • Played 141 games / kicked 672 goals
  • Captain 1948 and 1949
  • Leading goalkicker @ WFC 1945, 1946, 1947 and 1949
  • Premiership Player 1945 and 1949
  • Leading competition goalkicker 1945 and 1946
  • Kicked 188 goals in 1945
  • Kicked 114 goals in 1946
  • Selected at Centre Half Forward in Williamstown Team of the Century
  • Harry “Soapy” Vallence
  • Played 61 games / kicked 337 goals
  • Premiership Player 1939
  • Leading goalkicker @ WFC 1939, 1940 and 1941
  • Kicked 133 goals in 1939
  • Kicked 111 goals in 1940
  • Johnny Walker
  • Played 127 games / kicked 444 goals
  • Premiership player 1949
  • Leading goalkicker @ WFC 1950, 1951, 1952 and 1953
  • Leading competition goalkicker 1950, 1952 and 1953
  • Kicked 103 goals in 1952
  • Colin Wilcox
  • Played 173 games / kicked 1 goal
  • Premiership player 1939, 1945 and 1949
  • Best and Fairest 1948
  • Selected on Half Back Flank in Williamstown Team of the Century
  • Mal Macpherson
  • Played 84 games/kicked 198 goals
  • Premiership player 1949
  • Leading goal kicker 1948 (59 goals)
  • Most consistent player 1948 

3 OFFICIALS

  • John James Liston (1872 – 1944)
  • President Williamstown FC 1923 – 1930
  • President of the VFA for 28 years
  • Legendary Administrator at Club and Competition level
  • VFL Competition Best and Fairest named in his honour
  • William “Bill” Dooley
  • President 1945 and 1946
  • Influential powerbroker and played a key role in recruiting
  • Generous benefactor tWilliamstown Football Club
  • Larry Floyd
  • Secretary 1935 – 1939, 1945 – 1946 and 1948 – 1949
  • Iconic administrator and local politician
  • WFC Grandstand named in his honour

1951 – CURRENT

26 PLAYERS

  • Eric Beitzel
  • Played 113 games / ngoals
  • Premiership player 1955, 1956, 1958 and 1959
  • Selected in Back Pocket in Williamstown Team of the Century
  • Gerry Callahan
  • Played 171 games / kicked 75 goals
  • Premiership player and Captain 1954, 1955, 1956, 1958 and 1959
  • Premiership Coach 1958 – 1959
  • Captain 1954 – 1959
  • Coach 1958 – 1967
  • Best and Fairest 1951 and 1957
  • Selected at Centre Half Back and named Captain in Williamstown Team of the Century
  • Alby Linton
  • Played 87 games / kicked 226 goals
  • Best and Fairest 1955
  • Premiership Player 1954, 1955 and 1956
  • Leading goalkicker @ WFC 1954, 1955 and 1956
  • Leading competition goalkicker 1955
  • Selected as Rover in Williamstown Team of the Century
  • John Martin
  • Played 133 games / kicked 15 goals
  • Best and Fairest 1956 and 1958
  • Liston Medalist 1956
  • Premiership Player 1954, 1955, 1956 and 1958
  • Selected on Wing in Williamstown Team of the Century
  • Max Munday
  • Played 120 games / kicked 6 goals
  • Premiership player 1954, 1955 and 1956
  • Selected at Fullback in Williamstown Team of the Century
  • John Ramsay
  • Played 125 games / kicked 6 goals
  • Premiership player 1954, 1955, 1956, 1958 and 1959
  • Selected in Back Pocket in Williamstown Team of the Century
  • Ray Smith
  • Played 205 games / kicked 161 goals
  • Premiership Player 1954, 1955, 1956, 1958 and 1959
  • Best and fairest 1959, 1960 and 1961
  • Captain 1960 and 1961
  • Selected on Half Forward Flank in Williamstown Team of the Century
  • Harry Simpson
  • Played 75 games / kicked 82 goals
  • Premiership player 1954 and 1955
  • Best and Fairest 1954
  • Selected in Forward Pocket in Williamstown Team of the Century
  • Preferred position – Ruck
  • 9. Bob Jones
  • Played 130 games / kicked 24 goals
  • Premiership player 1955, 1956, 1958 and 1959
  • Selected on interchange in Williamstown Team of the Century
  • Preferred position – Ruck
  • Sid Wookey
  • Played 136 games / kicked 24 goals
  • Premiership Player 1954, 1955 and 1956
  • President 1978 – 1980 and played a key role in stabilising the club
  • Preferred position – Ruck
  • Max Papley
  • Played 54 games / kicked 108 goals
  • Coach 1968 – 1972
  • Captain 1968 – 1970
  • Premiership Player / Coach 1969
  • Selected in the Centre in Williamstown Team of the Century
  • Tom Russell
  • Played 200 games
  • Premiership player 1969
  • Best and Fairest 1965
  • Selected on Interchange in Williamstown Team of the Century
  • Preferred position – Full Back
  • Robert Percy
  • Played 135 games / kicked 67 goals
  • Premiership Player 1969 and 1976
  • Best and Fairest 1976
  • Preferred position – Half Back / Centre
  • Daryl Ward
  • Played 188 games / kicked 157 goals
  • Premiership Player 1959
  • Captain 1962 – 1966
  • Preferred position – Rover
  • John Fanning
  • Played 132 games / kicked 94 goals
  • Premiership Player 1976
  • Captain – Coach 1978
  • Best and Fairest 1974
  • Preferred position – Ruck
  • Kim Kershaw
  • Played 81 games / kicked 10 goals
  • Best and Fairest 1983, 1984, 1985 and 1986
  • Premiership Player 1986
  • Selected on Interchange of Williamstown Team of the Century
  • Preferred position – Ruck
  • Ian Rickman
  • Played 146 games / kicked 516 goals
  • Premiership player 1986 and 1990
  • Leading goalkicker @ WFC 1988, 1989, 1990 and 1992
  • Leading competition goalkicker 1989 and 1992
  • Kicked 125 goals in 1989
  • Selected on Half Forward Flank in Williamstown Team of the Century
  • Barry Round
  • Played 110 games / kicked 103 goals
  • Premiership Player 1986 and 1990
  • Best and Fairest 1987, 1988 and 1989
  • Liston Medalist 1987
  • Norm Goss Medalist 1990
  • Coach 1989 – 1993
  • Captain 1989 – 1991
  • Selected as 1st Ruck in Williamstown Team of the Century
  • Brett McTaggart
  • Played 184 games / kicked 66 goals
  • Premiership player 1986 and 1990
  • Liston Medalist 1988
  • Captain 1992 – 1993
  • Selected on Half Back Flank in Williamstown Team of the Century
  • Mark Fotheringham
  • Played 101 games / kicked 571 goals
  • Premiership player 1986
  • Best and Fairest 1982
  • Leading goal kicker at WFC 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986 and 1987
  • Leading competition goalkicker 1983 and 1984
  • Kicked century of goals 1983, 1984 and 1985
  • Selected at Full Forward in Williamstown Team of the Century
  • Tony Pastore
  • Played 189 games / kicked 150 goals
  • Premiership player 1986 and 1990
  • Norm Goss Medalist 1986
  • Captain 1994 – 1997
  • Selected on Interchange in Williamstown Team of the Century
  • Terry Wheeler
  • Played 94 games / kicked 7 goals
  • Captain Coach 1984 – 1988
  • Premiership Captain – Coach 1986
  • Preferred position – Half Back Flank
  • Saade Ghazi
  • Played 204 games / kicked 291 goals
  • Best and Fairest 1997
  • Liston Medalist 1989
  • Captain 1998 – 1999
  • Leading goalkicker @ WFC 1991 and 1993
  • Selected in Forward Pocket in Williamstown Team of the Century
  • Preferred position – Rover
  • Troy West
  • Played 208 games / kicked 9 goals
  • Captain 2000 – 2004
  • Premiership Player and Co-Captain 2003
  • Preferred position – Full Back
  • Brad Lloyd
  • Played 167 games / kicked 129 goals
  • Premiership Co-Captain and Player 2003
  • Captain 2003 – 2006
  • State Captain 2004
  • Best and Fairest 2000, 2001 and 2004
  • Preferred position – On Ball
  • Brett Johnson
  • Played 124 games / 77 goals
  • Captain 2007 – 2011
  • Best and Fairest 2008 and 2010
  • Runner up of the Liston Trophy 2006 and 2008
  • State Captain 2008 and 2010
  • Preferred position – On Ball
  • Ian 'Hucky' Johnson
  • Played 72 games / kicked 5 goals 
  • 1969 premiership
  • Club best and fairest 1968
  • VFA best first year player 1967
  • Most courageous player 1969
  • 1960s Team of the Decade (half-back flank)
  • Glenn Murphy
  • Played 122 games / kicked 40 goals
  • Premiership player 1986
  • Deputy vice-captain (1985 and 1986)
  • Grand finals in 1985, '88 and '89
  • Most consistent player 1984
  • 1980s Team of the Decade (centre half-back)
  • Club treasurer 2000-2002
  • Grant Smith
  • Played 76 games / kicked 79 goals
  • Premiership player 1986 and 1990
  • Grand final in 1988 and 1989
  • 1980s Team of the Decade (ruck-rover)
  • First Club general manager 1989
  • Greg Swann
  • Played 62 games / kicked 3 goals
  • Player from 1982-1985
  • Best and fairest runner-up in 1985
  • Best finals player in 1985
  • Club President 1995-1998

7 OFFICIALS / VOLUNTEERS

  • Wally Carter
  • Coach 1954 – 1957
  • Premiership Coach 1954, 1955, 1956
  • 91 games – 76 wins, 15 losses, winning rate 83.5%
  • Selected as Coach of Williamstown Team of the Century
  • Janet Dooley
  • Begun volunteer work in the canteen in 1953 and has continued service tpresent day
  • Has managed the canteen for many decades.
  • Has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars throughout this period
  • Ladies Secretary 1973 – 1988
  • Recipient of AFL Victoria Alec Gillon Award 2011
  • Tony Hannebery
  • Played 43 games / kicked 8 goals
  • President for 10 years – 1983 till 1992
  • Dynamic leader whwas instrumental in the clubs successful era of mid 1980’s tearly 1990’s
  • Returned as Board Member 1995 t1999 after stint as VFA President
  • Trevor Monti
  • Longest serving President – 1999 tcurrent (16 years)
  • Played a key role in the $ 9.1 million redevelopment at Burbank Oval
  • Has been a key leader and influential voice representing WFC at both league level and within key governing bodies
  • Has been influential in ensuring WFC has prospered on and off the field during his Presidency
  • Brendan Curry
  • Longest serving General Manager / CEO – 1996 tcurrent (19 years)
  • Played a key role in reversing the financial position of WFC and improving it’s on field performances
  • Instrumental in huge improvement tfacilities at Point Gellibrand Oval
  • Overseen the growth of WFC and the strategic planning / goals over 19 years
  • Managed WFC through AFL alignments and decision trevert ta stand alone entity
  • Kelly Brent
  • Legendary trainer whbegan his association with the Club in 1959
  • Head trainer for over 35 years and a much loved and respected figure
  • Developed tremendous bond with many generations of players, coaches and staff
  • Bob Major
  • Begun involvement with WFC as St Johns Ambulance volunteer and graduated tHead Trainer
  • Highly respected and much loved figure at both Williamstown Football and Cricket Clubs
  • Long time Treasurer and Committee person
  • Terry Maloney
  • Seconds/Reserves Team Manager 1972-1982
  • Firsts/Seconds team manager 1983-1994
  • Committee member 1972-1976, 1978-1982
  • Life membership gained in 1981
  • Robert Pearman
  • Inaugural Gulls Coterie Group president when revised in 1989
  • 25-year Gulls member
  • Life member (honoured in 1987)
  • Board member 1992-1994
  • Team Manager 1980-1982
  • Assistant Secretary 1982-1983
  • Club secretary 1984-1988
  • Best Clubman in 1982

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