WA Football Hall of Fame Inductee Ian Miller has been honoured with Life Membership of the Australian Football League after the 2020 Annual General Meeting in March.
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.
1967 – 1973 Perth Football Club – 132 games (runner-up fairest and best 1971);
1968 – Perth WAFL Premiership team;
1969, 1971, 1972, 1973 – WA state representative;
1972 – All Australian representative;
1972 – Sandover Medal;
1974 – 1977 Fitzroy Football Club – 80 games (runner-up fairest and best 1976);
1978 – 1980 East Perth – 64 games (runner-up East Perth fairest and best 1979);
1978 – East Perth WAFL Premiership team;
1978 – Simpson Medal;
1982 – 1984 Perth Football Club – Senior Coach;
1990 – 1999 – Member of West Coast Eagles match committee (chairman 1993-1998);
2008 – Inducted into the WA Football Hall of Fame;
2002 – current – West Coast Eagles player services coordinator;
2012 – West Coast Eagles life member.