This season’s WFC Hall of Fame annual dinner evening will be held at The Club on Friday 1st March 2024.
Fans can now vote for who they would like to see inducted into the Hall of Fame this year. The WFC Directors and The Terra’s Supporter’s Club have agreed a shortlist of ten nominees for this year’s event. A final four will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at the annual dinner evening. Three of those names will be chosen by fans and one will be chosen by the WFC Board of Directors.
Online voting is now available in the link below. Alternatively, fans will be able to vote in person at the game on Sat 23rd Dec. Details of the dinner evening and ticket prices will be available soon.
This year’s list of nominees and details of how to vote is here:
Goalkeeper, Jack, made his debut for Weymouth FC in 1912 and played for the club until the outbreak of World War 1 forced the club to temporarily disband. The Club reformed in 1919 and Jack returned to the team. He played his last game for the Club in 1922, having made 85 appearances. He returned to Weymouth FC in an official capacity in 1936, when he took up the role of Secretary. In 1939 football was suspended when World War 2 broke out. Jack returned as Secretary and was among those who ensured the reformation of the Club in 1947. He held that role until 1967, by which time he had served the Club for a total of 55 years.
Frederick “Lutor” Pitman
“Lutor” joined Weymouth FC in 1919, when the club reformed following World War 1. He quickly established himself as a prolific goal scorer and over the next 12 years he scored an average of 22 goals per season. To this day Lutor Pitman holds the record of Weymouth FC’s greatest ever goal scorer. Between 1919 & 1931, Lutor made 477 appearances and scored 268 goals. His record places him 7th in the club’s all-time appearance records. Frederick ‘Lutor’ Pitman passed away in 1972.
After a playing career with Arsenal and Leyton Orient, Stan Charlton joined Weymouth as Player / Manager on 21st July 1965. Stan’s playing days were cut short by injury shortly afterwards although alongside his managerial role he also went on to take up both the Groundsman and Club Secretary positions. During his time at Weymouth, Stan brought many players to the club and gave Terras’ debuts to familiar names including, Matthew McGowan, Derek Courtney, Trevor Allen & Ray Gough. He left the club in 1972 after seven seasons in the manager’s position. Stan passed away in December 2012, aged 83. His family now present the Stan Charlton Manager’s Player of the Season award, in his memory.
Player / Manager Graham Carr signed Jimmy from Hereford Utd in June 1976. He quickly established himself into the side alongside some of The Terras’ most famous names such as Iannone, Lawrence, Courtney, and Clarke. Over the next six seasons Jimmy figured consistently in the team and in 1981 the Club rewarded his loyalty with a benefit match against Birmingham City. He played his final game for the The Terras in 1982. Jimmy McCafferty made 314 appearances for Weymouth FC and scored 30 goals.
Defender, Paul, joined Weymouth FC in 1979, from Southampton. Over the next nine seasons Paul consistently kept himself among the solid performers in the team, winning top appearance and player of the season awards during his time. The Club rewarded Paul’s loyalties with a joint testimonial match for him and Brian Lawrence on 27th July 1985. His former club, Southampton brought a strong side to The Rec where around 1000 fans turned out to honour two of The Terra’s finest. At the end of the 1987/88 season Paul left the club having made an outstanding 494 appearances, with 297 as Captain.
Central Midfielder, Gary, joined Weymouth from rivals Yeovil Town in March 1981. In his first season Gary made 58 appearances for The Terras and helped the team to win the League Cup competition, The Bob Lord Trophy. At the end of the 1985/86 season Gary moved to Dorchester Town, having made 242 appearances for Weymouth. In 1996 he returned in a player / coach role and played another 16 games that season, taking his total to 258. Gary came back to The Terras again in 2003 to take up the Assistant Manager role to Steve Claridge. Over the next couple of years, he stepped up to the Caretaker Manager role on two occasions.
Steve joined Weymouth from AFC Bournemouth for the 1985/86 season. His now famous goalscoring prowess saw him score 22 goals in 55 appearances during his first season in a Terras’ shirt. A player of Steve’s talent was destined for a much higher level and at the end of the 1987/88 season he made a move to Crystal Palace. By then he had made 175 appearances for Weymouth and scored 61 goals. Steve’s career then took him onto a host of well-known football league clubs such as Birmingham City, Leicester City, Portsmouth and Millwall. In 2003/04 Steve returned to Weymouth as Player / Manager. News of his arrival saw the crowds increase and the team finished the season as league runners-up. During his time in that role Steve played another 64 games and scored 35 goals for the Club. In total Steve Claridge made 239 appearances and scored 96 goals in a Terras’ shirt.
Matty Hale’s time at Weymouth began in 1997 when he came to the Club on loan from Bristol City. After two loan spells he signed for the Club in 1999. He established himself in a team of Terras stalwarts such as Laws, Waldock, Hutchinson, Browne(s) and Robinson. Over the next four seasons Matty became very popluar with the fans and made 167 appearances. In 2009 Matty returned to take up the Manager’s position during very troubled times for Weymouth FC. Since then his career has taken him Southampton FC where he spent a decade as Academy Director. He is currently in a similar role at Derby County.
Lee joined Weymouth FC in 2000 initially on loan from Plymouth Argyle, before signing a permanent deal in 2001. In his first full season at the Club Lee finished top scorer with 21 goals coming from 40 appearances. The following season he did the same again, finding the net 23 times. His best season for The Terras came in 2003/04, when alongside Steve Claridge he notched up 29 goals from 46 appearances. After leaving Weymouth, Lee played for other clubs well known to us including Exeter, Torquay, Bath City and Chippenham. He always received a good welcome from the Terras faithful, even as a visiting player. Lee Phillips made 199 appearances for Weymouth FC and scored 89 goals.
‘Zubes’ joined Weymouth from AFC Bournemouth in 2016 and immediately became a mainstay in the Terras’ defence. During his time at the Club, he played a key part in back-to-back promotion winning teams of 2018/19 and 2019/20. He also won several awards as Supporter’s, Manager’s and Players’ Player of the Season. Stefan left Weymouth FC at the end of the 2019/20 season, when he announced his retirement from football. During his four seasons at the Club he made 148 appearances.