Wally Edwards is a former Board Member of the WACA and was the first WA person to Chair Cricket Australia (CA) after serving 17 years on the CA Board.

Mr Edwards also played Test Cricket for Australia and his company Holman is a major sponsor of the Perth Scorchers Women’s team.

Mr Edwards was instrumental throughout his administrative tenure in developing initiatives to grow the appeal to female fans and participants, including the launch of the WBBL in 2015.

The Board believes the naming of the room is appropriate recognition of Wally’s outstanding service to both Australian and Western Australian cricket as an administrator and player.

Mr Edwards has strong family ties to women’s cricket - his two aunties, Lola and Irene Edwards, opened the batting at the WACA for Western Australia against the touring English team in 1934.