Darrell Panizza

Darrell Peter Panizza (born 11 March 1959[1] in Bunbury, Western Australia) is a former Australian rules footballer who represented Claremont in the West Australian Football League (WAFL) and the now-defunct Woodville Football Club in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) during the 1980s and 1990s. He also represented and coached Western Australia in interstate football.[2]

Darrell Panizza
Personal information
Full name Darrell Peter Panizza
Nickname(s) Dollar
Date of birth (1959-03-11) 11 March 1959 (age 61)
Place of birth Bunbury, Western Australia
Original team(s) Albany Royals
Position(s) Wing, defender
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1979–1986, 1990–1995 Claremont 274 (114)
1987–1989 Woodville 74 (?)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
1982–1991 Western Australia 6 (1)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1995–1997 Claremont
1997 Western Australia 1 (0–1–0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1989.
Source: AustralianFootball.com

Playing careerEdit


Panizza joined Claremont in 1979 from the Albany Royals and played in WAFL premiership teams in 1981, 1991 and 1993. He retired having played 274 matches in two stints, the first between 1979 and 1986; and the second between 1990 and 1995. He holds the record for the most games played at Claremont.[3]


In 1987 he moved to South Australian National Football League (SANFL) club Woodville where he played 74 matches in three seasons.[3]

Western AustraliaEdit

Panizza played six games for Western Australia including the 1983 side that won the Australian Championships.[4]

Coaching careerEdit


In 1996, after retiring as a player he coached Claremont to a WAFL premiership.[3]


Rejoining his boyhood club, Panizza took the Royals to unprecedented success, winning six Great Southern Football League premierships between 1999 and 2004.[5]

Hall of FameEdit

Panizza was inducted into the WA Football Hall of Fame in March 2009.[3]


  1. ^ "Darrell Panizza". WAFLonline. West Australian Football Commission. Retrieved 2018-02-06.
  2. ^ "Where Are They Now?: Darrell Panizza".
  3. ^ a b c d Clarke, Tim (10 March 2009). "Fame never stops for Winmar". Archived from the original on 6 October 2014.
  4. ^ "WEST AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME Playing Record of all Members @ March 2012". West Australian Football Commission. March 2012. p. 3. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
  5. ^ "Great Southern Football League". Full Points Footy. Retrieved 12 March 2009.