Bell tolls for WA double flag duo
Bell tolls for WA double flag duo

Dual AFL premiership players Peter Bell and Chris Lewis will be among six inductees to WA Football's Hall of Fame next week.

Bell, who played 286 AFL games and three State of Origin matches, played in North Melbourne's 1996 and 1999 flags before becoming the first captain to lead Fremantle into a final, in 2003.

He won a best and fairest at North Melbourne in 2000 and Doig Medals at Fremantle in 2001, 2003 and 2004, and was named an All-Australian twice. He returned to South Fremantle after he retired from playing in the AFL, playing in the Bulldogs' 2009 premiership.

Lewis was a member of West Coast's team during the 1992 and 1994 premiership years in a career which included 215 AFL matches and five State games.

He was an All-Australian in 1990, winning West Coast's best and fairest the same year, and played in Claremont's 1996 WAFL grand final win over East Perth. The pair will be joined in the Hall of Fame by former St Kilda and Subiaco champion George Young, South Fremantle's Ray Richards, West Perth and Claremont's Frank Hopkins, and Fremantle and East Fremantle turn-of-the-century star Tom Wilson as this year's inductees.

Young played 77 games for Subiaco, 108 for St Kilda and 10 for WA from 1969-79. He was an All-Australian in 1972.

He was St Kilda's leading goal kicker four years in a row, from 1975 to 1978.

Richards played 148 games for South Fremantle, 34 for Claremont and 13 for WA from 1951-61.

Hopkins played 128 games for West Perth, 70 for Claremont and 12 for WA in a career spanning 16 seasons, from 1926 to 1941.

He was the WAFL's leading goal kicker in 1930 with 79 goals.

Wilson played at three clubs - former clubs Fremantle (14) and Imperials (12), and East Fremantle (187) - and represented WA once between 1896 and 1910. He played in eight premiership teams.

The West Australian

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