HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE
Ian Robert MILLER
|Date of Birth||16th December 1949|
Games: 196 WAFL games, 132 for Perth and 64 for East Perth and 80 VFL games for Fitzroy.; Played 15 state games for WA; Coached perth for three seasons
Premierships: Premiership player for Perth in 1968, and for East Perth in 1978.
Honours: Sandover Medallist 1972.
Simpson Medallist 1978 grand final.
All Australian player following the 1972 Australian Football Championships representing Western Australia.
A solid half-back flanker who moved to centre-half-forward with Perth in 1972 and became the first player to win a Sandover Medal playing from that key position. After a lengthy clearance wrangle, he enjoyed a four-year stint (1974-77) in the Victorian Football League, with the now-defunct Fitzroy Football Club, where he converted to a ruck-rover role. On his return to Western Australia, he joined East Perth and playing in a similar position was in a premiership side in his first season, playing under former team-mate Barry Cable – and claiming the Simpson Medal for the grand final. He later returned to coach Perth from 1982-84 and then joined the West Coast Eagles, firstly in an assistant coach’s role and then as a full-time member of the football operations department, responsible for player welfare.