HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE
Ray George SORRELL
|Date of Birth||1st January 1938|
GAMES: 196; East Fremantle 155; south Fremantle 23; WA 18
HONOURS: Sandover Meal 1961, 63; Simpson Medal 1962-63; East Fremantle fairest and best 1957, 63; All-Australian 1958, 61; WA player 1961 carnival; South Fremantle playing0coach 1964-65; East Fremantle’s Team of the Century
Ray Sorrell was one of the finest centremen. A left-footer, he regularly won the ball, turned on a wide arc to evade opposition players and sent East Fremantle into attack with long, raking drop kicks. He came through the North Fremantle juniors and joined the blue-and-whites in 1956 at the age of 18. A ball magnet who regularly polled well in the Sandover Medal. Finished third in his second full season behind teammate Jack Clarke and East Perth’s Graham Farmer and was beaten on a count back by Perth’s Frank Pyke by a vote in 1963. He was named on a wing in East Fremantle’s Team of the Century, the great Nipper Turscott getting the centre spot.