WA greats inducted to Australian Football Hall of Fame

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 3:52 PM

WA Football greats were last night inducted to the Australian Football Hall of Fame to recognise their stellar contribution to the game.
 
The late Ron Evans (West Perth and WA State player),1985 Brownlow Medallist Brad Hardie (South Fremantle and WA State player) and Ken Hunter (Claremont and WA State player) were inducted along with former West Coast Eagles premiership coach Michael Malthouse, St Kilda's T
revor Barker and South Australian Jim Deane.
 
The Australian Football Hall of Fame was established in 1996 and serves to recognise players, coaches, umpires, administrators, and media representatives who have made an outstanding contribution to Australian football.

  
2019 Australian Football Hall of Fame inductees

RON EVANS (ADMINISTRATOR) 
• Played 64 games and scored 210 goals for Essendon: 1958-62
• Played 60 games and scored 271 goals for West Perth: 1963-65
• Essendon leading goalscorer: 1959-60
• Coleman Medallist: 1959-60 
• West Perth leading goalscorer: 1963-65
• WAFL leading goalscorer: 1963
• State selection (Vic): 1959-60, 5 games
• State selection (WA): 5 games
• Essendon board member: 1978-92 (President: 1988-92)
• AFL Commissioner: 1993-2006 (Chairman: 1998-2006)
 

BRAD HARDIE 
• Played 140 games and scored 308 goals for South Fremantle: 1979-84
• Played 150 games and scored 222 goals for Footscray, Brisbane & Collingwood: 1985-92
• Brownlow Medallist: 1985 
• South Fremantle Best & Fairest: 1982
• Tassie Medal 1984, 1986 
• Simpson Medal 1984, 1986 
• South Fremantle captain: 1984
• South Fremantle leading goalscorer: 1984 (equal)
• Brisbane leading goalscorer: 1989-90
• All-Australian: 1984 (carnival), 1986 (carnival)
• WA state representative: 1984-88, 9 games
• Qld state representative: 1991, 1 game
 
KEN HUNTER 
• Played 99 games and scored 23 goals for Claremont: 1975-80
• Played 147 games and scored 160 goals for Carlton: 1981-89
• Three-time VFL Premiership player: 1981, 1982 & 1987
• Carlton Best & Fairest: 1981 
• Carlton leading goalscorer: 1983
• Four-time All-Australian: 1979 (carnival), 1980 (carnival), 1982 & 1983

 
MICHAEL MALTHOUSE 
• Played 53 games for St Kilda, kicking 5 goals: 1972-76
• Played 121 games for Richmond, kicking 10 goals: 1976-82
• VFL Premiership player: 1980 
• Three-time AFL Premiership Coach: 1992, 1994, 2010
• Footscray coach for 135 games: 1984-89
• West Coast coach for 243 games: 1990-99
• Collingwood coach for 286 games: 2000-11.
• Carlton coach for 54 games: 2013-15
• Australia coach for 4 games: 2008 and 2010
• All-Australian coach: 1991, 2010
• Jock McHale Medallist: 1992, 1994, 2010The Australian Football League (AFL) tonight inducted four players, one coach and one administrator into the Australian Football Hall of Fame to recognise their stellar contribution to our game.

TREVOR BARKER 
• Played 230 games and scored 134 goals for St Kilda: 1975-89
• St Kilda captain: 1983-86 
• St Kilda Best & Fairest: 1976 & 1981
• State games (Vic): 6 
• Sandringham coach: 1992-94 (Premierships: 1992 & 1994)
• St Kilda Hall of Fame Legend 
• St Kilda Team of the 20th Century 

JIM DEANE 
• Played 157 games and scored 95 goals for South Adelaide: 1945-53; 1956-57
• Played 33 games and scored 17 goals for Richmond: 1954-55
• State selection (SA) in 14 games
• Playing coach of South Adelaide: 1951-53
• Non-playing coach of South Adelaide: 1970-71
• Captain of South Adelaide: 1951-53; 1956-57
• Magarey Medallist: 1953 & 1957
• South Adelaide Best & Fairest: 1948-49, 1951, 1953, 1956-57
 

 
Hall of Fame Inductees Back Row (L-R) Brad Hardie, Michael Deane (son of Jim), Ken Hunter - Front Row (L-R) Norma Barker (Mother of Trevor), Mick Malthouse, Andrea Evans (wife of Ron) pose for a photograph during the 2019 Australian Football Hall of Fame Dinner at Crown Palladium on June 04, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. Photo: Getty