Swan Districts inducts 26 in inaugural Hall of Fame event


The inaugural Swan Districts Hall of Fame event.
The inaugural Swan Districts Hall of Fame event.

SWAN Districts Football Club inducted 26 influential individuals into its inaugural Hall of Fame in Bassendean last week.

Some of the biggest names in WA football were inducted, including four-time Sandover Medallist Bill Walker and premiership coaches Haydn Bunton and John Todd.

Walker, the club’s 305-game record holder, and Bunton, a former captain and coach, were an integral part of Swan Districts’ first hat-trick of flags from 1961-63.

Todd won the Sandover Medal at 17 years of age and coached Swan Districts to four premierships, including a hat-trick from 1982-84.

Chief executive Tom Bottrell said the inductees had a “massive” influence on the club.

“Not only players but also the administrators and volunteers who all contributed magnificently to Swan District’s rich history,” Bottrell said.

Bottrell said there were 300 attendees.

He said it was the Board’s intention to hold a Hall of Fame event every two to three years.