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Bell to enter Hall of Fame

Retired Docker Peter Bell watches the highlights package prior the AFL Round 20 match between the Fremantle Dockers and the St Kilda Saints at Subicao.
Bell to enter Hall of Fame
Fremantle legend Peter Bell will be among six inductees to WA Football’s Hall of Fame next week.

Bell played 163 games and kicked 130 goals in two stints at Freo, captaining the club on a then-record 107 occasions from 2002-2006.

The 175cm rover was an inaugural member of the Freo Dockers in 1995 but only managed two games.

He joined North Melbourne the following season and achieved success, winning the 1996 and 1999 flags and a club best and fairest in 2000.

Bell returned to Fremantle in 2001, where he won Doig Medals in 2001, 2003 and 2004 and was named All Australian twice.

He retired from the AFL in 2008 with a total of 286 games and 250 goals, and later joined South Fremantle, helping the Bulldogs win the 2009 WAFL premiership.

Bell is widely considered one of the greatest Fremantle Dockers in the club’s history, with only current captain Matthew Pavlich able to produce a resume to match.

His induction into the WA Football Hall of Fame will be richly deserved.

The other inductees will be West Coast Eagle’s dual premiership player Chris Lewis, former St Kilda and Subiaco great George Young, South Fremantle's Ray Richards, West Perth and Claremont's Frank Hopkins, and Fremantle and East Fremantle’s Tom Wilson.