Bassendean councillors and colleagues remember Swan Districts Football Club legend

Stan Moses
Stan Moses

BASSENDEAN councillors and colleagues remembered Swan Districts Football Club legend Stan Moses, who died at Hollywood Hospital on October 26, aged 88.

Bassendean Mayor John Gangell paid tribute to Mr Moses during last week’s council meeting, sharing stories of the World War II veteran who married and settled in Eden Hill.

‘Stan Moses had a long association with the Swan Districts Football Club and since the 1950s he has held the post of coach, vice-president, president, general manager of the football and senior sections of the club,’ Cr Gangell said.

‘He is a great man of the town and it is a big loss.

‘He will be missed and we send our condolences to his family.’ Mr Moses was honoured with the inaugural WAFL Combined Past Players and Officials Association Life Time Achievement Award in recognition of his contribution to Western Australian Football.

He was involved in WA football both as a coach at junior level and administrator at both club levels with the Swan Districts Football Club and at State level with the WA National Football League (now WAFL).

He also served as president for the Swan Districts Past Players and Officials Association from 1963 to 1965 and was the inaugural president of the WANFL Combined Past Players and Officials Association in 1965.

Swan Districts facilities manager Jim Dougan honoured his friend, saying he was a true gentleman.

‘We became great friends and he would fill me in on all the details, background and history of (a) player; he was a walking encyclopaedia,’ Mr Dougan said.