HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE
Henry Walter Joseph SHARPE
|Date of Birth||11th July 1884|
Player: 217 games for East Fremantle from 1903 to 1917.
Premierships: Eight times premiership player with East Fremantle, 1903, 1904, 1906, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1914.
Honours: Represented Western Australia in the first ever interstate games played in 1904, and again in the first interstate Carnival, held in Melbourne in 1911. Twice headed the WAFL goal kicking list, 1905 and 1907.
Best match tally, 12 goals in 1905.
Mainly played as a wingman but still kicked 233 goals.
Described by East Fremantle legend Dolph Heinrichs in 1924 as “beyond all question, the best and most brilliant wingman of his day”, he was a clever player on both sides of the body. In his second season, he was chosen in the first WA side to travel to Victoria and South Australia and played in the first Australian Carnival in Melbourne in 1908. Though he was recognised as a wingman, he did play forward and headed the WAFL goal-kicking ladder in 1905 and 07 and topped East Fremantle’s goals table four times, with a 12-goal haul against Midland Junction in 1905 his best effort.