Much-loved ‘Polly’ at Fal­cons fo­rum

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Suburbs Weekly -

WEST Perth Foot­ball Club premier­ship player Gra­ham ‘Polly’ Farmer was a star­ring spe­cial guest at a fort­nightly catch up of for­mer play­ers re­cently.

Up to 20 for­mer Fal­cons play­ers catch up at The Mezz, Mt Hawthorn to rem­i­nisce about their play­ing days, par­tic­u­larly the premier­ship years.

But last month, Polly’s son Dean Farmer took his dad, who has de­men­tia, to the regular gath­er­ing where about 25 peo­ple were wait­ing to en­joy his fel­low­ship.

John Vuk­man, who wore the West Perth colours in the 1960s, said it was a great af­ter­noon and Polly showed some in­di­ca­tion of re­mem­ber­ing his play­ing days.

“He’s held in such a high re­gard and was part of two grand fi­nals,” the West Leed­erville busi­ness­man said.

Mt Hawthorn used to be the catch­ment area for the foot­ball club.

“I am thrilled our na­tional team will play their first match on the road to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Rus­sia at Perth Oval, which has re­cently un­der­gone a $95.14 mil­lion re­de­vel­op­ment.”

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