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This landmark initiative, supported by all WAFL clubs and the WA Football Commission, will recognise the outstanding contributions that players of Italian heritage have made to the elite level of Australian Rules Football in WA.

Peter Gangemi, Chairman of the WA Italian Team of the Century, said the event will recognise the impact Italians have made to Australian Rules with the motto 'One hundred years, two lands, one game, one team'.

The selection panel, including WAFL Coach Coordinator Tony Micale, former AFL footballer Ron Alexander, and former AFL sports commentator, player and coach Dennis Cometti, will choose the 18 team players (including captain) in positional order, five Interchange players and one coach.

In May 2024, the names of the final members of the WA Italian Team of the Century will be revealed at a formal gala event.

The gala will bring together the football community, supporters and the wider public to celebrate the achievements of these extraordinary players.

Proceeds from the event will be donated to Telethon.


Page reviewed 27 February 2023