The West Australian Football Commission has awarded Life Membership to Don Baker.
Don joined the Wembley Amateur Football Club in 1961 taking on various committee roles. He also was involved with the Perth Football League board and committees as well as the state program. In 2018 Don was inducted into the Perth Football League's Hall of Champions.
Don is already a Life Member of the Perth Football League, the Australian Amateur Football Council and is now being rewarded with the WAFC’s highest level of recognition. The award is given to individuals who have made an outstanding overall contribution to football in Western Australia.
Wembley Football Club
1961 – 50 A-Grade games. B Grade Team Manager
1970-74 – Club Secretary
1978-79 – Club President
WA Amateur Football League
1986-90 – Junior Vice President
1986-1995 - WAAFL Delegate to AAFC
1991 – Vice President
1992-95 – President
1987-99 – Reinstatement Sub-Committee
2010-14 – WAAFL Hall of Champions Selection Sub-Committee
1974 - WA State Team Selector
1975-79 - WA State Team Manager & Selector
1980 - WAAFL Liaison Officer to visiting Victorian and SA teams
1982 – Perth Carnival Co-ordinator
1983-86 - Chairman— WAAFL State Team Sub Committee
1985-86 - WA State Team Manager
1988 - AAFC Team Official NFL Bi-Centennial Carnival Adelaide
1991 - Perth Carnival Coordinator