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Willunga Football Club Hall of Fame Inductees 2021

Martin Binney

Born 1884, Martin is the father of Willunga Hall of Fame member Lloyd Binney.

Martin joined the WFC Committee as Vice President in 1922 when he was also the club Goal Umpire and joined the Selection committee in 1935. He was elected President in 1936 serving for four years.

Martin was on the committee for 10 years, President for four years and Vice President for one year.

He was Gaol Umpire for seven years and a trainer for 10 years.

He was a League Delegate for six years and a League Selector for six years.

Unfortunately, he died in office in 1939

Roger R Martin

Roger was born in 1930 and retired from playing at North Croydon due to a knee injury.

He was Secretary and League Delegate of Willunga Football Club in 1957.

In the first match of that year, Willunga went to Noarlunga but had only 14 “B” grade players, so Roger played in borrowed boots. That was the first and last game he played for WFC.

He had various roles including Assistant Treasurer, Treasurer and Secretary and in 1971 and 72 he was President .

He was the Delegate to the Southern Football League for 10 years and was granted SFL Life Membership in 1974

Rogers record includes one game, two years as President, nine years as Secretary, one year Vice President and eight years as Treasurer. He also had two years as a committee person. He was a League Delegate for 12 years.

Leith Renney

Leith played for Willunga Football Club in 1983 recording 10 Reserves games. In 1984, as an 18-year-old, he cemented a spot in the “A” Grade and played in the Premiership side. He was a dashing and talented wingman.

In 1988 his career was interrupted due to a back problem. He resumed playing in the ‘A’ grade in 1989. In 1990 and 1991 he was Captain of the “A” grade and won the Club Best and Fairest and 1991 was Runner Up for the Mail Medal

In 1989 he started his colts coaching career. Leith retired from playing at the end of the 1996 Season and returned to colts coaching in 2008 when he took charge of the Junior cots for two seasons and then the Senior colts for four seasons.

Player Life Member, two-time Premiership player, twice “A” grade Best and Fairest, Mail Medal runner up, twice Association player, committee person for four years and nine years Colts coaching with four colt’s premierships, Leith was a great player and a great example to young players.

Gerry Loots

Gerry and his family moved to Willunga in July 1995.

In 1999 he joined the football club committee and at the 1999 AGM was elected Secretary. He held that position for 20 years and was in the frontline of the development of the club’s processes and procedures. He was a League delegate for those 20 years.

In 2003 Gerry and his wife, Sharon, were awarded Club Person of the Year for their combined contribution to the running of the club.

In 2010 Gerry took on the Treasurers role from Brad Reseigh, who retired to concentrate on his real estate business.

Gerry was awarded Life Membership in 2011 and Club Person of the year again in 2016. He was named Willunga Rec Park Club Person of the Year in 2017.

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