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Sharks Register Win Number 2

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 8:55 AM

East Fremantle have notched their second win for the 2017 season, with a 16-point victory over Perth, celebrating Jayden Schofield’s 100th game in style.

In slippery, windy conditions, it was Perth who opened with the first goal, but East Fremantle responded quickly with one of their own from George Hampson. Matthew Watson booted his first of four first goals, while Dion Anthony also got one on the board. The Demons managed another goal before Cam Eardley made the most of a 50-metre penalty, taking the Sharks lead to 12 points at quarter time.

Watson starred in the second term, booting all three of the Sharks goals and helping extend the lead to 22 points and the main break, however injuries to youngsters Burton and Harrold reduced the bench to just two for the remainder of the game.

Jonathon Marsh hit the score board in his first game back since round 11, with consecutive goals to open the third quarter. A soccer goal from Andrew Stephen and a beautiful mark and goal from Jack Perham in the pocket, gave the Sharks a 35-point advantage going into the final term.

Perth came out firing in the fourth and a comeback looked imminent but the Sharks managed to hold on, despite missing a number of opportunities in front of goals.  

Schofield continued his impressive form in game 100, finishing with 20 disposals, 12 kicks and 2 tackles.

Sean Henson collected a team high 32 disposals while Cam Eardley continues to be a major ball winner for the Sharks with 31 possessions.

Marsh slotted straight back into the line-up, with 17 disposals, 9 kicks and 7 marks and Dion Anthony was also strong with 26 possessions, 15 kicks and 11 handballs. 

Despite the win, the Sharks sit 0.08% behind Perth and will need some strong performances to move from the bottom spot with 5 games to go.

Unfortunately, the Development League couldn’t to get over the line, going down by 18-points.

 It was an even contest for the first half with East Fremantle trailing by just 3-points at the main break.  Perth blew open their lead in the third term and despite a strong final quarter from the Sharks, the comeback was too late.

Alex Montauban was strong for East Fremantle, kicking 3 goals from 15 disposals and laying ten tackles while Tyler Sorrell also finished with 3. Josh Cuneo was good in his return to the Development League with 22 disposals, as was Carl Green (24 possessions) in his first game back since round 11.  Ben Harding to continues to find a lot of the ball, with a game high 33 disposals, 21 kicks and 5 tackles.

The Colts added another impressive win to their season, beating Perth by 74-points to sit a game clear on the top of the ladder.

The boys had a slow first term but recovered quickly in the second, kicking 5 goals while holding the opposition scoreless. They produced another 5-goal quarter in the third and added another two in the final term.

Joshua Ritchie and Drew Blurton finished with three goals apiece, Dillon O'Reilly, Nelson Aranda and Dwayne Nevill kicked two, while Tim Bockman and Corey Robinson added one each.

Nick Patat, Zac Wilkinson, Tom Eastaugh and Tom Joyce were amongst the squads best, but it was certainly a team effort.

The Sharks have the weekend to freshen up, before hosting Subiaco on the 29th of July. 

THE MEMBERS DRAW HAS JACKPOTTED TO $1350!

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 9:22 AM

The Friday night Member's Draw has jackpotted to $1,300 but you must be there to collect it.

On Friday night, July 14th Murray Fraser’s name was drawn out but he wasn’t in attendance to collect the jackpot of $1,300, so the draw has now jackpotted to $1350.

The draw takes place every Friday night between 6:30pm and 7:30pm in the main bar. 

You have to be in it to win it! Only those members who are financial for 2017 go into the draw and have the opportunity of taking out the jackpot – but of course you must be there for the draw.

Meals are available on Friday nights.

PLAYER AUCTION WINNERS – ROUND 17 vs PERTH

Congratulations to the following winners whose players was listed in the best on ground in The West Australian.

1st   -  Sean Henson – Group 1 – Tracey Watts

2nd -   Cam Eardley – Group 13 – David McDonald

3rd -   Matthew Watson – Group 10 - KTNMMKBDS

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK - JULY 17TH - 23RD

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 9:12 AM

The following members are celebrating their birthdays this week and we would like to take this opportunity to wish them all a very Happy Birthday.

Kevin Whittle; Margaret Black; Max Cunningham; Darrell Govan; Michael Donnes; Bill Hale; John Davey; Graham Morgan; Neil Landwehr; Mark Charman; Rod Lester-Smith; Ian McCarrey; Steve Perham; Peter Shellam; Vic Strnadica; George Strnadica; Simon Hancock; Antonio Ferraro; Trent Moreschini; Kym  Jacobs; Gemma Griffin; Luke Sexton; Larissa Paratore; Jesse Adamini; Stacey Collier; Cairo Coventry; Kyle Kember; Tadhg Quirk.

Sharkpack & Landmark Country Week

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 2:01 PM

Sharkpack was a successful campaign with the primary focus on development. The scorelines were a bonus, giving the coaches the luxury to throw the magnets around and try players in new positions. The boys had a fantastic time at East Fremantle and even had a pep talk from Jack Perham about his transition from Geraldton to the Sharks and his stint in the AFL. The boys were looked after by East Fremantle’s Past Players, who provided food and accommodation.

The Great Northern Football League recently participated in the 2017 Landmark Country Week Carnival. Game 1 saw the GNFL play against Avon in Northam as part of the Regional Round. Finding a full travelling squad was a complicated process with a number of key players unavailable due to injuries and prior commitments. We were able to scrape a team together and shot out of the blocks early. The intensity from the first bounce meant Avon were on the back foot all day and led to a convincing 102-point win for the GNFL. First time representative, Gus Devitt, was awarded BOG honours largely due to his speed and ability to find the football where others couldn’t. Other strong contributors on the day were Rohan Farris (3 goals), Nathaniel Mourambine (4 goals), Farren Parfitt (3 goals), and former East Fremantle player and GNFL captain Leith Teakle (2 goals).

Two weeks later the GNFL squad (with half a dozen changes) headed down to Perth for the remainder of the carnival. We went into Saturday’s first game against Southwest full of confidence hoping to keep our winning record alive. Unfortunately this wasn’t the case, with Southwest proving to be the better side on the day due largely to their clean use and crisp ball movement.  Best players for Game 2 were Jordan Comeagain, Jamie Williams, Kim Schofield, Mitchell Boyle and Kinglsey Smith.

To keep our chances of making the Grand Final alive we needed a strong showing against Upper Great Southern in game 3.  In what was a tight contest we were able to hold on to come away victors by a narrow 2 points. Led by the classy trio of former Sharks in Leith Teakle, Mitch Boyle and Brad Cooper we were still in with a sniff of making the Grand Final.  Unfortunately, we missed out on percentage for the 2nd year in a row.

All in all it was a great weekend with plenty of local talent on display. The GNFL squad featured almost a dozen players who have previously been involved with East Fremantle, showing that the Midwest is a breeding ground for talented footballers.

Game 1: Shark Pack 53 def Great Southern Storm 45

Game 2: Shark Pack 64 def Midlands 14

Game 3 Shark Pack 71 def Goldfields 13

Best Players:

Johnny Narkle, Bohan Teakle, Ethan Chick,

Richard Bartlett, Edward Curley

Best Players:

Johnny Narkle, Bohan Teakle, Ethan Chick,

Richard Bartlett, Edward Curley

 

Round 17 Preview // Perth

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 11:45 AM

East Fremantle hosts the Perth Demons tomorrow in a bid to move off the bottom of the ladder.

The injury plagued Sharks welcome the return of several key players and with Jayden Schofield playing his 100th game, Saturday looks set to be a good one.

The anomaly of this year’s fixtures sees the two teams meeting just 4 weeks after their most recent encounter. Perth walked away as the victors in round 4, but it was the Sharks who dominated the next match, with a 58-point win.

Into the 25 this week comes Jesse Adamini, Jye Clements, Jonathon Marsh, James Harrold and Zac Mccarrey.

Marsh has missed the last 5 matches after sustaining an ankle injury in the WA Derby. His presence in the midfield will be a welcomed return, particular against Perth ball winner, Clint Jones.

Adamini and Harrold who’s 2017 season has been hindered by injury, returned to the Development League and will be knocking on the door for League selection this week.

Jayden Schofield will look to continue his outstanding form as he runs out for his 100th League game tomorrow. Originally from the Midwest region, ‘Schoey’ played his junior football at the Railways Football Club, prior to playing Colts at EFFC in 2010.

As an integral member of that 2010 Colts Premiership team, he was selected in the State 18’s that year and named in the WAFL Colts Team of the Year.

In 2010 Schoey was drafted by the Western Bulldogs with pick 74. He made his AFL debut in round 13 of the 2011 season against Adelaide and played 7 games in his first year.

Unfortunately for Jayden at the end of that season his desire to be home with family brought a premature end to his AFL career but that has been the Sharks gain! This weekend he becomes the 5th player to have their name on locker number 13.

Noted for his speed and attacking flair, Schoey has really blossomed over the past two seasons, and 2017 may just be his best year to date, averaging close to 27 possessions per game. A highly skilled, hugely talented player who at just 25 years of age, is well on his way to a long and distinguished career at the Sharks.

Both the Colts and Development League have now won two games in a row, giving the boys the confidence as head they head towards the finals.

With Perth sitting one game clear of the Sharks in the Development League, tomorrow’s clash will be an important test for our boys.

Despite holding the top spot, the Colts suffered a disappointing loss to Perth in Round 13 and will work hard to ensure they take the four points this time.

Bounce down at East Fremantle Oval

Colts 9am

Development League 11.30am

League 2.15pm 

THE MEMBERS DRAW HAS JACKPOTTED TO $1300!

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 9:46 AM

The Friday night Member's Draw has jackpotted to $1,300 but you must be there to collect it.

On Friday night, July 7th Alf Adamini’s name was drawn out but he wasn’t in attendance to collect the jackpot of $1,250, so the draw has now jackpotted to $1300.

The draw takes place every Friday night between 6:30pm and 7:30pm in the main bar. 

You have to be in it to win it! Only those members who are financial for 2017 go into the draw and have the opportunity of taking out the jackpot – but of course you must be there for the draw.

Meals are available on Friday nights.

PLAYER AUCTION WINNERS

Congratulations to the following winners whose players was listed in the best on ground in The West Australian.

1st   -  Jayden Schofield – Group 6 - KTNMMKBDS

2nd -   Matthew Jupp – Group  - David Edinger; Brett Bowker; Graeme Matcham; BM&Y

3rd -   Jack Perham – Group 4 – Air Roofing

                                                                                                                                 

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK - JULY 10TH - 16TH

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 9:26 AM

The following members are celebrating their birthdays this week and we would like to take this opportunity to wish them all a very Happy Birthday.

Frank Widdicombe; William Russell; Murree Ashfield; Kerry Matsen; Tom Murphy; Lindsay Allen; David Edinger; Debra Renner; David Rankin; Philip Cutting; Ray Meadowcroft; David Stark; Tony Watson; Marshall Stockden; Travis Campbell; Clint Brown; Mathew Deverell; Matthew Watson; Ben Meadowcroft; Kimberley Bowey; Fraser Perry; Jessica Maher; Zac Pinkerton; Bryce Jakovich; Rory McCabe; Kien Brennan; Harry Brown.

Round 16 Preview // Swan Districts

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 4:33 PM

East Fremantle will be boosted by the return of some seasoned players ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Swan Districts.

Captain Jamie McNamara looks set to make his long-awaited return, having played only four games this season; his last against the Swans. Following a successful return to the Development League last week, George Hampson is also a likely inclusion.

The number of East Fremantle debutants could rise to 18 if Michael Cronan runs out tomorrow. Cronan played two years in colts before progressing to the senior side in 2016. Registering only 8 games last year, Cronan hasn’t missed a match for the Development League this season, continually learning and developing his ruck role as well as managing four goals.

Into the 25 also comes James Harrold and Sean Henson to replace the injured Tim Bristow and Lachy Bailey.

It will be a tough game for the Sharks, with the Swans desperate to keep their finals hopes alive but the mix of experience and youth will serve EFFC well.

Both the Development League and Colts returned to the winners circle last week and will aim for back to back wins to cement their positions inside the top 5 heading towards the end of the season. 

State Representatives

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 12:26 PM

State 16s

Our selected State 16s have been training and preparing themselves for the upcoming championships over East under the guidance of Head Coach Tony Micale.

East Fremantle is proud to have Jeremy Sharp, Trent Rivers, Trey Ruscoe and Luke Jackson who will  be heading over to Brisbane for the Championships. The squad will play Vic Country on Monday 10th July and Vic Metro on Friday 14th July.

The names above were selected through the 16s carnival, which was played earlier in the year. East Fremantle had an initial 7 boys selected in the squad which were, Jeremy Sharp, Trey Ruscoe, Luke Jackson, Trent Rivers, Dylan Curley, Reuben McGuire and Luke Dobson. Most recently Luke Dobson made his Colts debut which is fantastic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

State 18s

Over the last Month the State 18s have played South Australia (WA won by a point), Vic Metro (WA lost by 38 points), The Allies (WA won by 40 points) and recently Vic Country (WA won by 29 points).

East Fremantle were represented by Tom Joyce and Chris Scott. Both have played very well in the championship games. Chris has also been playing in our Colts side as a defender.

On behalf of the East Fremantle Football Club we would like to congratulate those boys selected and wish them all the very best in the championships representing both Western Australia and The East Fremantle Football Club.

 

 

Holiday Clinic Wrap

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 1:57 PM

Another fantastic East Fremantle School Holiday clinic was run yesterday with 140 future stars strutting their stuff on Winnacott Reserve!

The participants who received an East Fremantle Back Pack, Sharks football and NAB drink bottle all had a blast, learning from a range of East Fremantle Senior and Colts players who coached them through a range of games and drills across the day.

We were also very fortunate to have a group of West Coast Eagles players attend to assist with the clinic and sign autographs for everyone in attendance, headlined by West Coast stars Sam Mitchell, Luke Shuey, Drew Petrie, Eric MacKenzie and several more.

The day wouldn’t have been possible without the support of Winnacott JFC who assisted throughout and we would like to thank them for their support.

We look forward to seeing everyone back for our next holiday clinic in April 2018.

Go Sharks!