Below is a list of Noteable Old Haleians who have been successful in the field of sport.If you know of an Old Haleian who you believe should be included in the list please contact our Manager, Helen Plange, on (08) 9347 0169 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Born in Albany in Western Australia, Charles Green competed for Australia at the London 1948 Olympic Games. He contested the 110m Hurdles at the Games, finishing fifth in his heat in a time of 15.4 seconds. The time was not good enough to see him progress and although he was listed in the 100m and 400m relays, he did not compete.
Don Keane competed in race walking at the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki and in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, placing sixth in the 20 km walk in 1956. He also ran cross-country in Australia. He was a seven-time Australian Champion in the 2-mile walk (1950-54, 1957-58). Keane also had five podium finishes in other walk events at the Australian nationals.
Berry Durston (1953-57)Competed
Berry competed in the men's eight event at the 1960 Rome Olympics.
John represented Western Australia in three Kings Cup Rowing Events, winning in 1960 and then represented Australia at the 1960 Rome Olympics. He coached winning crews at Canberra Grammar and in later years at the Bunbury Rowing Club.
Deane Pieters is a freestyle swimmer who competed for Australia at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. Deane is a former World Life Saving Champion (1990) and has won eight Australian Surf Life Saving Titles between 1990 to 1993.
Mark Hickman (1989-90)Gold Medal
Sam McEntee (2005-09)Competed
RIO DE JANEIRO-2016
Other Sporting Achievers
SYDNEY CLARKE (1929-30) - 'Sammy'
In 1932 Sammy was touted as the greatest junior footballer in WA. He made his debut for Claremont-Cottesloe in 1933 – winning the Sandover Medal in that year and in 1934 making him the first ever dual Sandover medal winner. He made the State team in 1934 and captained the team in just his second game at age 20. He went on to represent the State 8 times whilst also playing 133 games for Claremont-Cottesloe. Sammy missed the 1938 premiership game whilst in the UK training to be a pilot but returned to play in the winning 1939 Grand Final.
Sadly, Sammy was killed in 1945 on his first active flying mission with the RAF. In 1932 Sammy was touted as the greatest junior footballer in WA.
PETER EAKINS (1961-65)
Peter Eakins (1961-65) The 'Blond Bombshell' burst onto the WANFL football scene with Subiaco in 1966. In 1968 he made the state team for the first time and the following year was a joint winner of the Tassie Medal. In 1970 he relocated to Melbourne where he lined up with Collingwood where he played in a Grand Final in his first year. Unfortunately, Injuries took their toll and he returned to Subiaco after just 32 games but was ultimately was forced to retire completely at age 26.
JOHN LONGLEY (1953-63)
John is a veteran of five Australian campaigns for the America's Cup, including four straight Cup Matches, winning the Cup in 1983. He helped Skipper John Bertrand select the crew; choreograph the team’s maneuvers and served in the crew as grinder. Following the contentious 1988 Match, Longley co-authored the ‘San Diego Protocol’ which established the challengers’ rights and their method of challenging the defender in an orderly manner.
John was awarded an Order of Australia in 1984 for his service to yachting.
GEOFF MARSH (1971-76)
Geoff played 5 games for South Fremantle in the WAFL – before concentrating on cricket, making his WA debut in 1978/79 as a nineteen year-old. He was a solid right-hand opening batsman and on the fringe of national selection for a number of years. He finally made his debut in 1985 against India and went on to play 50 test matches and over 100 One Day Internationals. He retired from cricket in 1994 and took up coaching the following year. He went on to become a selector for the Australian Cricket Board and then to coach Zimbabwean and later Sri Lanka. He was made head coach of Pune Warriors India who made their IPL debut in 2011.
DEAN WILLIAMS (1966-73)
Dean was born in the wrong era! Unfortunately two of the greatest squash players of all time were waiting for him - and more often than not - one of these champions stopped him in tournaments for more than a decade. He was the first WA male player to be selected in a national senior team and produced 125 tournament victories, including 25 on the international circuit. He played in 20 consecutive Australian Open Chamionships and remains the only WA player to have won an Australian Open title.
GREG KENNEDY (1962-65)
Greg represented Australia in the 1974 World Series Lacrosse and was Co-Captain of the Australian Lacrosse team competing in the Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, Canada. At the age of 69, Greg decided he would attempt to achieve his ultimate dream by challenging himself to embark on a two-year plan to win a national title in an individual sport, Masters Athletics. Fast forward to 2019 and his dream become reality. Greg won six state titles in the State Championships taking out the 100-metre and 60-metre sprints; 300-metre and 80-metre sprint hurdles; long jump and pentathlon. He then went on to win the national title in the 80-metre sprint hurdles and is ranked the number one sprint hurdler in the world for his age group.
MATTHEW EBDEN (2001-04)
Matthew played his first tennis tournament at the age of 5 and has been pro since 2005. He has won four doubles titles and has ranked as high as number 39 ATP singles champion in the world. Career highlights include winning the bronze medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, a quarterfinal appearance at the 2011 Shanghai Rolex Masters and winning the 2013 Australian Open mixed doubles title with Jarmila Gajdošová.
LUKAS MICHEL (2007-11)
In September 2019, Lukas made golfing history by becoming the first international winner of the United States Mid-Amateur Championship in the event’s 39-year history.
Deservedly, the victory earned Lukas an invitation to the 2020 Masters and US Open Championship at Winged Foot Golf Club. He was then one of only nine Aussies in the field to play in the US Open in September 2020 alongside Old Haleian Curtis Luck (2009-13)
CURTIS LUCK (2009-13)
Curtis was runner-up at the 2014 Australian Amateur. He also won the 2016 Western Australian Open on the PGA Tour of Australasia and awarded the Emerging Athlete of the Year at the 2016 Australian Institute of Sport Performance Awards.
In 2016 he won the United States Amateur Championship and in March 2017, became the number one ranked amateur golfer in the world. As U.S. Amateur champion, Luck earned an exemption into the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills, but he forfeited it when he turned pro after the Masters in April 2017.
He secured his place in the 2020 US Open by winning his first tournament on the Korn Ferry Tour in August 2020. He took out the win by one shot on the final hole.
|E F (Ernie) Parker||11 Matches|
|S H D (Harold) Rowe||1900, 1901||25 matches|
|C E W J (Clarrie) Fleay||1905, 1906||1 match|
|M W (Morris) Loton||1920-1923||1 match|
|C V (Vernon) Loton||1920-1923||2 matches|
|A M C (Mick) Webster||1925,1926||3 matches|
|D T (Dudley) Everett||1926-1929||1 match|
|G (Gordon) Eyres||1928, 1929||8 matches|
|J K E (John) Munro||1944, 1945||25 matches|
|A O (Arthur) Lodge||1947-1951||15 matches|
|J T (Jock) Irvine||1959-1961||30 matches|
|G R (Geoff) Marsh||1973-1976||112 matches||50 tests & 117 One Day Internationals|
|R M (Rob) Baker||1990-1992||29 matches|
|M W (Michael) Clarke||1994-1995||16 matches|
|D C (David) Bandy||1993-1995||8 matches|
|T P (Theo) Doropoulos||2000-2002||2 matches|
|M P (Marcus) Stoinis||1995-2006||Australia|
|D J (Daryl) Mitchell||2006-2008||New Zealand|
|BANDY||John Frederick||East Perth||1965-1970||82||133|
|BARRASS||Thomas Donald||WEST COAST||2015-||109|
|BROADHURST||John Heslop||Sth Fremantle||1922||3|
|CHRISTIAN||Arthur Hugh||West Perth||1919,1924||3|
|CLANCY||Ashley Noel||Sth Fremantle|
|CLARK||Michael Wayne||Swan Districts|
|COCKBURN||Neil Raymond (Ray)||Subiaco||1930||5||6|
|ELLIOTT||Ross Mewburn||West Perth||1949||2|
|EVANS||Paul William||East Perth||1990-1994||51||23|
|FARMER||Robin Ward||Claremont|| |
|FARRAR||Jy||GOLD COAST SUNS||2020-|
|FULLARTON||Brett Charles||East Perth||1981-85||25||1|
|GREANEY||Timothy James||East Perth|
|GREEN||Kasey Raymond||East Fremantle|
|HAM||David William John||Claremont||1992-93||12||17|
|HAYDEN||Kyron James||N MELBOURNE||2019-||1|
|HOLMAN||Grant William||East Perth||2000-02||53||19|
|KEMPIN||Peter Thomas Neate||Swan Districts||1974-1977||57||54|
|LEUBA||Paul William||East Perth||1993||6||3|
|LEUENBERGER||Mathew Craig||East Perth|
|MARSH||Geoffrey Robert||Sth Fremantle||1978||5||1|
|McBRIDE||Ronald Winston||West Perth||1959-1964||51||84|
|MORRELL||Digby Kit||West Perth|
|MUNRO||John Knox Ewing||Claremont||1948-1958||97||100|
|OUTHWAITE||Simon John||Sth Fremantle||1973-1982||143||21|
|PHILLIPS||Harry Charles John||Subiaco||1964||3|
|REDFERN||Ryan Alexander||West Perth||1997||2|
|SEWELL||James Vernon||E Fremantle|
|TREACY||Frank Theodore||East Perth||1929||2||2|
|VALLI||William Thomas John||West Perth|
|VERYARD||Arnold Merrifield||West Perth||1919||3||1|
|VERYARD||Charles John Besley||West Perth||1917-1920||44||14|
|VERYARD||Vaughan Ainslie||West Perth||1970||1|
|WALKER||Robert Newton (Bob)||Perth||1940-1941||5||4|
|WARREN||Dale Geoffrey||West Perth||1990-1991||17||5|
|WHITELAW||Paul Russell||West Perth||1998||15||5|
|ZEMPILAS||Basil Anthony||West Perth||1990-1994||24||25|
The Following staff members played senior WAFL Football
WAFL Career Span
|FISHER||Victor Albert Arthur||West Perth||1946-47, 1950-52||5||65|
|MILL||Mervyn William (Bert)||West Perth||1940||2||29|
|PARRY||Arnold Sefton||East Perth||1935-1938, 1949||5||56||98|
Hale Rugby Players
DANE HAYLETT-PETTY (2000-2007)
Dane started his professional rugby union career with the Western Force during the 2008 Super 14 season. He made a total of 14 appearances spanning over 3 seasons before joining French side, Biarritz in 2010. He played for Biarritz for 3 years making more than 50 appearances before heading back home again to play for the Western Force in the 2014 Super Rugby Season. When the Western Force was axed from Super Rugby in 2017, Dane signed with the Melbourne Rebels in 2018.
Dane represented Australia in the Under-20 team in the 2008 and 2009 IRB Junior World Championships and jointly holds the record for the most tries scored by a single player in a JWC match. He is also a former Australia Sevens player and featured in the IRB Sevens World Series in 2008 and 2009.
ROSS HEYLETT-PETTY (2007-2011)
Ross represented Western Australia at the Under-16 and State Schoolboy level and was selected as a member of the Australia Under-20 side which competed in the 2014 IRB Junior World Championship in New Zealand. He then played for Perth Spirit from 2014 to 2017 in the National Rugby Championship and signed a 2-year contract with Western Force in 2015.
Ross enjoyed a breakout season for the Western Force in 2016 being recognised with the Club's Rising Star Award.
In 2018 he signed with the Melbourne Rebels to play in the international Super Rugby competition and the Toshiba Brave Lupus in the Japanese Top League (No 4 Lock).
Luke represented Australia U20s in two IRB Junior World Cups, France 2013 and New Zealand 2014 and then went on to make his Super Rugby debut for the Western Force at the age of 20. He played every Super Rugby game in the 2015 season alongside fellow Old Haleian brothers Dane (2000-07) and Ross Haylett-Petty (2007-11). In total, Luke played 25 games for the Western Force before receiving an offer to play for French team Biarritz Olympique in 2017. He played 42 games with them across two seasons at #10 in the Rugby Pro D2.
LUKE BURTON (2007-2011)
In 2019 he signed with the San Diego Legion to play in Major League Rugby. He started every game at No. 10 and was the only San Diego Legion player to play every minute of every game. San Diego Legion were having a stellar season before COVID-19 cancelled the competition for 2020. In 2021, Luke joined the LA Giltinis as part of their inaugural team.