Football Victoria Hall of Fame nominations now open for 2023

Football Victoria is accepting nominations for the Football Victoria (FV) Hall of Fame.

The FV Hall of Fame recognises extraordinary performance over a career by participants who have made a significant contribution to the game in Victoria.

There is one category of membership open to players, officials, administrators and other contributors to the game.

The criteria for membership includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Exceptional performance sustained over a significant period at the highest levels of the game or its organisation over their career.
  • Nominees shall be considered even if they are not born in Victoria but rather the emphasis being on their contribution to the State through being involved in the sport.
  • Quality of performance.
  • Club, League, State and National representation (where appropriate).
  • Length of service at the highest levels.
  • Personal qualities and character.
  • Contributions outside the area for which the person is primarily concerned.

The following people have been inducted into the FV Hall of Fame since it was inaugurated in 2010:

2022 – Andrea Martin, John Gardiner

2021 – Gary ColeLynette McKernanFrank Micic

2019 – Michael MandalisTim White

2016 – Jimmy ArmstrongShona BassFrank McIver

2015 – Melissa BarbieriJohn DimtsisBilly Vojtek

2014 – Oscar CrinoDeborah NicholsArthur E Gibbs

2013 – George WallaceJanette MelvinAlan Davidson

2012 – Theo MarmarasJane OakleyPaul Wade

2011 – Michael WeinsteinTheresa DeasTom Jack

2010 – Harry DockertyBetty HoarJimmy Rooney

FV Hall of Fame Documentary Film Series

Watch John Gardiner's FV Hall of Fame Series film on YouTube

Watch Andrea Martin's FV Hall of Fame Series film on YouTube

Watch Gary Cole's FV Hall of Fame Series film on YouTube

Watch Lynette McKernan's FV Hall of Fame Series film on YouTube

Watch Frank Micic's FV Hall of Fame Series film on YouTube

All nominations must be submitted using the FV Hall of Fame Nomination form.

All previous nominations will be considered in the 2023 FV Hall of Fame selection process.

Any further documentation supporting previous nominations can be forwarded to citing the name of the nominee and year they were nominated.

Nominations close Monday, 17 July 2023.

FV Hall of Fame Nomination form.

Click here for the FV Hall of Fame policy.

It is intended that this year's inductees will be announced at the 2023 Football Victoria Gold Medal night in September, with a documentary film series to follow in honouring each individual.

For any queries regarding the FV Hall of Fame, please email Tony Persoglia at