Cover art for The Legend from Bruce Rock: The Wally Foreman Story
Ff Press, July 2017
Softcover, 552 pages
22.9cm × 15.2cm × 3.1cm

The Legend from Bruce Rock: The Wally Foreman Story

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Administrators and broadcasters come and go, but there was something different about Wally Foreman. More than 3000 people filled a stadium in November, 2006, to farewell him after his passing from a heart attack, while his memorial service was broadcast on state-wide radio.

It was the largest service of its kind in WA. Wally Foreman grew up in a small country town named Bruce Rock - a place he made famous through regaling endless stories from The Rock. He was a career journalist and broadcaster, recognised by name and image, and he fundamentally changed the sporting landscape as the inaugural director of the WA Institute of Sport. Yet, he was far more than all of that. Written by his son to Charlotte, the grandaughter he never met, The Legend from Bruce Rock: The Wally Foreman Story details the remarkable, emotional and humorous life of a man who loved and impacted his home state, while always holding his home town in his heart.

Recommended by Barb Sampson

Barb takes care of the web orders here at Boffins, and is your contact for book club enquiries. She spends all her spare time curled up on the couch reading and for the last several years has reviewed books on the Afternoon Program on ABC radio Perth.

I've yet to hear anyone say a bad word about Wally Foreman. He was both liked and respected personally and professionally. I spent hours listening to him commentate on the cricket from the WACA and remember his enthusiasm and humour on air. I also recall his fierce advocacy on behalf of the WA Institute of Sport and athletes in general. Legend From Bruce Rock is a lovely tribute from a son to his father, but also an important record of a man who contributed so much to this state.

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