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Sharks ready for ANZAC Derby showdown

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 2:17 PM

The stakes for the ANZAC Derby are as high as ever, with the Sharks desperate for a win against port rivals South Fremantle on Sunday.

Info about the day

Despite the recent win/loss ratio favouring the Bulldogs, it’s well known that anything can happen in a derby.

Coming off a disappointing loss to Claremont last week, Vice-Captain Matthew Jupp said the boys will take that as motivation into Sunday’s match.  

“Last week hurt, we were so close and lost with the last kick of the day,” Jupp said.

“No loss is easy to take, but ones that you should have won are the hardest. In saying that, footy is a great game because you get a chance to change your fortunes a week later.”

Jupp said he always enjoys the high-stakes nature that comes with the Derby.

“It’s the game you play for. There is nothing better than a derby win, I hate South Freo!!”

“I debuted in an ANZAC day derby and it's probably the highlight of my career to date, every time you win one the feeling just gets sweeter. I haven't won a home derby in my playing career at EFFC, so I'm super excited to go and get it done this Sunday.”

The meaning of ANZAC day is certainly not lost on the boys.

“It's such a privilege to be able to represent our ANZACS on the football field, we can never begin to imagine the pain and sacrifice they went through to fight for our freedom, but we can repay them in a small way by fighting hard on the footy field and enjoying the beautiful life they set up for us,” Jupp said.

“We're so lucky we get to enjoy ourselves playing footy with our best mates, it's a really exciting week for a footballer, but one filled with an immense amount of respect.”

Into the extended 26-man squad this week comes James Bristow, George Hampson, Ben Harding, Chris Scott and Jesse Wynne, with the two latter potentials to make their league debut.

The Sharks injury woes took another dive during the week, with star recruit Nick Kommer ruled out of his first derby.

It took the Bulldogs three quarters to find their feet against West Perth last week, so the Sharks will need to convert early and maintain a four-quarter effort to give themselves the best opportunity for a win.

“We're playing really good footy and have just lapsed in small patches, we have been working really hard on being able to arrest momentum during quarters, so hopefully we can implement that this week,” Jupp said.

“We're building something big down at Shark Park, it's a feeling like no other I’ve experienced in my time at East Freo. This group is capable of big things, and winning these games is just the start.”

The Development League are also looking to return to the winner’s circle after a 6-point loss last week. A slow start proved costly for the boys and despite at huge fourth term they couldn’t get over the line. South Fremantle’s reserves also suffered a narrow loss in round 3, with some inaccuracy cost them the game.

Our Colts registered their first win last week and will be looking to make it two in a row.

 

ANZAC Derby Match Day Info

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 12:53 PM

On Sunday 22nd April the East Fremantle Football Club will host the South Fremantle Football Club in the WAFL Anzac Derby.

The day will feature fun for the whole family, and sees the 4th placed East Fremantle take on 8th placed South Fremantle.

East & South Fremantle Football Clubs hosts a very special service prior to the League match in memory of those who served our country. ANZAC Day goes beyond the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915. It is the day we remember all Australians who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. Today’s game takes on added significance; it is named in honour of the Fremantle war hero, former South Fremantle Player and former WA Governor, Sir Hughie Edwards. 

Timings

9:20am: Colts

11:50am: Development League

2:30pm: Anzac Ceremony

2:40pm: League

5:20pm: Trophy Presentation

6:30pm: Match Awards & Live Music

ANZAC Ceremony - 2:30pm

Honour Roll

Last Post - Karen Moornan

The Ode - Trevor Cangemi

One minutes silence

Reveille - Karen Moornan

National Anthem

Coin Toss - Capt. Brian Delamont Navy HMAS Stirling

 

Info for attendees

  • 3 Gate Entries - 2 on Moss Street & 1 on Allen Street. Eftpos available at the Main Gate on Moss St. Cash only at Allen St Gate. Adult Tickets $15. Concession Tickets $12. Under 15s Free.

·        Alcohol must not be brought into the Stadium, including in the outer. Bag checks will be in operation.

·        Food may be brought in (food outlets available)

·        Glass containers are not permitted

·        Smoking is not permitted inside the Stadium

Parking

Please adhere to local parking signage, this is at your discretion. There is parking available at East Fremantle Oval, but it is limited.

Bus 501 stops on Marmion Street at the front of Shark Park if you are coming from Fremantle.

Kids activities

Meet our mascots Shredder the Shark and Basil the Bulldog

Kids area with bouncy castle, face painting and balloon animals

Kick to Kick on the Oval during every break

Food & Beverage

Main Grandstand

·        9 Seeds Kiosk

·        Member's Bar

·        Past Players Bar

·        9 Seeds Coffee Cart

 

In the Outer Eastern Bank

·        Carlton United Pop Up Bar

·        Catering Vans

·        Ice Cream Vans

·        T Sisters

Media

Channel 7 TV Broadcast - 2:30pm

720am ABC & Grandstand Digital Radio.

Footy Radio

Match Day Sponsors

·        Kevin’s Water Cartage

Special Guests

  • Capt. Brian Delamont Navy HMAS Stirling
  • WAFL Hall of Fame – Legends – Jack Sheedy & Steve Marsh

·        Cockburn RSL – Digger Cleak & wife Kay, Malcolm & Sandy Small

·        Bicton RSL – Steve Grady

·        Applecross RSL -Arthur & wife Jill Carbon

·        Gavin Taylor- WAFC CEO

·        Scott Baker- Talent & Football Operations Manager WAFC

·        Cheryl and husband Colin Edwardes – WAFC

·        Lisa & Husband Mark O’Malley- Vice Patron

 

Merchandise

Head past the Sports Store Sea Container and stock up on East Fremantle Apparel! Located on the Southern end of the Grandstand.

Wrightson Medal

In 2016, the EFFC Board approved the introduction of a new ANZAC Day Medal to the best East Fremantle player who represents the ANZAC spirit on our ANZAC Day Derby game vs South Fremantle. The medal is called the Wrightson Medal named after Roy & Arthur Wrightson who were both Premiership Players for EFFC in the early 1910’s, and both lost their lives in France in WW1. (1916 & 1917 respectively).

The Wrightson Medal will be presented on field after the game.

Brothers Arthur and Roy Wrightson were born in Fremantle and both played for football for East Fremantle Football Club, Arthur from 1908 to 1913 and Roy from 1910 to 1915.

In 1915 Roy enlisted in the 11th Battalion and landed at Marseilles, France on the 5 April 1916 to join the British Expeditionary Force. He was killed in action in France on the 30 May 1915 at Fleurbaix after less than 2 months active service. He is buried in the Military Cemetery Rue Petillon near Armentieres, France.

Arthur enlisted in April 1916 and was in the 48th Battalion. He was killed 12 October 1917 at Paschendale, Belgium. The records show some difficulty in the identification of the men in the trench Arthur was known to be in and there is no known grave for Arthur. He is one of thousands whose headstone reads….“Known only unto God.”  Arthur is memorialised on the Menin Gate with the thousands of other soldiers never identified.

Matthew Watson was the inaugural medal winner and George Hampson took it out last year.

Sir Hughie Edwards Cup

Sir Hughie Edwards (1914–1982), enlisted in the Permanent Military Forces in March 1934 and served with the 6th Heavy Battery, Royal Australian Artillery, which manned the defences of Fremantle. He played 7 games for South Fremantle Football Club.

Edwards joined the RAAF when he was 21. Following pilot training he transferred to the RAF in Britain under a pre-war arrangement. In Britain Edwards was posted to a bomber squadron in 1936. In May 1941 he was appointed to command No. 105 Squadron RAF; he undertook attacks on Germany and the occupied countries, and on enemy shipping.

On 4 July 1941 Edwards led 12 twin-engined bombers in a low-level attack on the heavily defended port of Bremen. The aircraft had to fly under high-tension wires, through a balloon barrage, and into intense fire. All his bombers were hit, and four were shot down. For his gallantry and determination, Edwards received the Victoria Cross.

Edwards continued to lead his squadron against major targets, and was further decorated; his combination of awards marked him as one of the war’s outstanding pilots. In February 1943 he became Commanding Officer of RAF Station, Binbrook, resuming his association with the RAAF as No. 460 Squadron RAAF operated from the base flying Avro Lancasters. (“G for George”, the centrepiece of the Memorial’s Striking by night program in ANZAC Hall, was one of these.)

After the war Edwards continued his career in the RAF. By 1962 he was Director of Establishments of the Air Ministry in London. Eventually he returned to Australia. He was Governor of Western Australia (1974–75) and was knighted, later retiring because of ill-health.

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Heartbreak as Tigers Steal Win on Siren

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 11:15 AM

The Sharks suffered a heartbreaking loss on Saturday afternoon, with Claremont goaling right on the final siren to win by 4-points.

East Fremantle got off to a good start, with Jack Perham kicking the game’s first goal in the opening minutes of the term. Unfortunately, the Sharks missed opportunities in front of the goal, keeping the Tigers in the game, before Jarrad Jansen hit the board, picking up a dropped ball and dribbling it through the big sticks. Claremont added some of their own, before a fantastic grab and kick by Perham into a crowed forward 50, saw Kommer take an outstanding diving mark and finish with a goal, to give the Sharks a 4-point lead at quarter time.

Coming out with a great sense of urgency, the Sharks converted early with a booming kick from Perham to nail the first goal of the term. Sean Fletcher backed it up, with a contender for goal of the year, clearing the ball from the centre and taking it all the way to nail his first major of the game. The Tigers took their opportunity when it came, adding two goals to their tally. Carl Green responded for the Sharks with massive running goal and Jordan Snadden followed suit, snapping an impressive major under pressure. Perham added his third for the day, the result of great team work from Harry Creasy in the backline and debutant Russell Wynne. A late goal from Claremont put the margin to 21-points in favour of the Sharks heading into the main break, a lead many felt could have been greater.

Jansen got Old Easts off to a good start, nailing a goal from the back of the pack almost 50 metres out. Unfortunately, that was about as good as it got for the Sharks in the third term.  A couple of changes from the Claremont coaching staff stifled the influence of the strong East Fremantle midfield and that saw the Tigers win far more contested football.  Claremont also hit the scoreboard to take a 3-point lead into the final stanza.

The final term was nothing but nerve-racking for supporters, with the both sides coming out desperate to take the four points. It was Claremont that managed the first goal, but Perham came through for his fourth at a crucial time. In a game like tug-of-war, Claremont booted another before the Sharks responded through Kommer, snapping a goal from 40 metres out on his left. The defensive pressure from both sides was incredible and in a game where every point counted, the Sharks were up by 2 in the final minutes of the term. The Tigers moved quickly to get the ball back towards their inside 50 and the Sharks did everything to stop the momentum until a late call of holding the ball gave Claremont the opportunity to win the game. Instead of taking the kick, Claremont’s J.Law dished off to the skilful K.Yu to give them the chance at a running goal, which went through as the siren sounded.

Onballers Nick Kommer, Jared Jansen and Cam Eardley were terrific for the Sharks along with running half-back Jayden Schofield.  Key forward Jack Perham also among the best with his goals.  Dylan Winton and Jonathon Marsh stood tall in defence while Jonathon Griffin finished with 37 hit-outs.

The Sharks now turn their attention to the ANZAC Derby and look to bounce back against arch rivals, South Fremantle. 

MEMBERS DRAW WINNER - FRIDAY, APRIL 13TH

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 11:03 AM

Congratulations to Jan Onions who was the winner of the draw in the new Friday night Member's Draw on April 13th.

To reward members who patronise the Club on Friday nights, members will receive a ticket each Friday for a draw to win $100 which will go onto their membership card for use at the Club. (The membership card can be used for drinks, meals and merchandise).

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

Why not come to the Club for Members Night on a Friday with 9 Seeds providing a delicious menu while The Left Bank staff take care of you at the bar.

 

PLAYER AUCTION WINNERS

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

1st            Nick Kommer                        Group 15               Nick Kommer Fan Club

2nd           Jayden Schofield                 Group 12               David McDonald

3rd            Cameron Eardley                 Group 4                 AOS

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK - APRIL 16TH - 22ND

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 9:22 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.

Cynthia Simpson; Helen Marshall; Robert Barnes; Emond O’Loughlin; Graham Melrose; Janet Rodgers; Rodney Davies; David Pougher; Iain Freeman; Robert Preedy; Justin Sgherza; Neil Lester-Smith; Derek Ashfield; Mark Freeman; Belinda Cusworth; Kyle Murphy; Ryan Arndt; Cale Hooker; Zach Jackson; Isaac Boothey.

Sharks Aim for Two in a Row

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 1:58 PM

The Sharks are on the hunt to stay in the winner’s circle when they take on the Tigers this Saturday at Claremont Oval.

Boosted by last week’s win, East Fremantle will look to build on their winning form and make it two in a row for the first time since round 9 & 10 of the 2016 season. It will be no easy feat with Claremont coming off the bye and looking to secure their first win for 2018 after a close loss to West Perth in Round 1. 

The last time these two teams met was the opening of Claremont Oval in 2017, where the Tigers prevailed in a nail-biting 3-point win. However the Sharks should take confidence from that outing in to this week after storming home in the second half of that game to nearly pinch the victory.

The side goes relatively unchanged with Josh Cuneo, Jayden Schofield and Russell Wynne coming into the Sharks extended squad.  Should Wynne make the final 22, it will be his debut.  Schofield will be fresh after a week out, while Cuneo’s recent form in the Development League has been very solid (team lineup below). 

James Bristow returns via the Development League this week, after missing last round with concussion.  Like the senior boys, the Dev. League will be chasing two on the trot.   Others in to the squad this week include Aiden Wainwright, Tim Bristow, Jye Stone and Jamie Meade.

The colts will be hungry for improvement after a below par performance last week.  Some big inclusions come in to the squad, with Joyce returning from AFL Academy duties, along with Jones, Murdock and Davidson.  

Game Times 

9 am - Colts

11.30 am - Development League

2.15pm - League

5pm - 16's

Early Season Wins Gives Sharks a Boost

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 11:30 AM

The Sharks have had their first taste of success in 2018, overcoming a late surge by Perth to win by 7 points on Saturday.

East Fremantle took the early ascendency when youngster Ambrose Ryan kicked the first goal of the game which was backed up by the captain Jon Griffin. Perth responded by hitting the scoreboard, but before they could gain any momentum Dion Anthony nailed the third from a set shot. The Demons clawed their way in to the game with another two goals to level the scores, before George Hampson snapped and goaled to send the margin out to 6 points at quarter time.

The Sharks took control of the second term through the midfield with Cameron Eardley and Jarrad Jansen making their presence felt. Goal scoring was shared around with Jack Perham, Carl Green, Sean Henson and Alex Howson getting on the board, giving East Fremantle a 21-point lead at the main break. 

It looked like the Sharks were going to continue their second term form, with Ryan goaling early for the Sharks. To Perth’s credit they weren’t ready to give up, kicking three majors to narrow the margin. Howson came through with his second to push the score out to 8 points heading into the final stanza.

The fourth quarter was a nervous wait for both Sharks and Demons fans, with both sides working tirelessly, but neither taking ascendency on the scoreboard. Some ease came for Old Easts when Sean Fletcher slotted a running goal to give the Sharks some breathing space and Ryan followed suit for his third of the game. A determined Perth outfit refused to go away and kicked three on the trot to get within two points of the Sharks, but Fletcher came through for his second to seal the win for East Fremantle.

While goal-scorers were aplenty, the midfield were outstanding as Cameron Eardley (38), George Hampson (34), Sean Henson (31) and Jarrad Jansen (28) fed the action up forward.

Debutant Jordan Snadden was strong in his first league game for the Sharks, finishing with 21 disposals, 12 kicks and 6 marks.

The Sharks look to make it two in a row when they travel to Claremont this Saturday.

MEMBERS DRAW WINNER - FRIDAY, APRIL 6TH

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 9:30 AM

Congratulations to Harry Bovell who was the winner of the draw in the new Friday night Member's Draw on April 6th.

To reward members who patronise the Club on Friday nights, members will receive a ticket each Friday for a draw to win $100 which will go onto their membership card for use at the Club. (The membership card can be used for drinks, meals and merchandise).

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

Why not come to the Club for Members Night on a Friday with 9 Seeds providing a delicious menu while The Left Bank staff take care of you at the bar.

PLAYER AUCTION WINNERS

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

1st            Cam Eardley        Group 4                 AOS

2nd           Matthew Jupp       Group 8                 Paul Montauban

3rd            Jarrad Jansen      Group 7                 AOS

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK - APRIL 9TH - 15TH

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 9:15 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.

Michael Andrews; Richard Lewis; Colin Richards; Arthur Millard; Chris Lewis; Lynette Howard; Paula Brenssell; Ron Elliott; Brian Peake; Peter Chamberlain; Peter Booth; Lee-Anne McNamara; Grant Smith; Dawn Kenny; Deborah Preedy; Ron Adams; Carolyn Sharp; Marcus Ayres; Karl Olsen; Matthew Charlton; Tom Eastaugh.

Round 2 Clash Preview

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 4:39 PM

Saturday’s contest between East Fremantle and Perth is set to be a good one, with both teams determined for a win.

Bolstered by a home crowd, the Sharks side that fell just short of the reigning premiers last week, will be pushing to maintain intensity until the end of the fourth quarter.

Perth, despite a strong start weren’t able to get the four points against Swan Districts last Saturday.

A few forced changes with the loss of James Bristow (concussion), Jayden Schofield (suspension), Blaine Boekhorst (ACL) and Fraser Perry (knee) have seen seven potentially ins from last week’s side.  The club, it’s staff, volunteers and supports wish Blaine all the very best with his upcoming surgery and look forward to him returning raring to go for the start of the 2019 season.

In to the mix come Josh Cuneo, Ben Harding, Tom Omodei, Ambrose Ryan, Jordan Snadden and Russell Wynne, with the two latter potentials to make their East Fremantle league debuts.

Coming through the Sharks Development pathway, Snadden spent three years with our colts, before his selection in the 2015 Rookie Draft to the Eagles. With the alignment model, Snadden played 19 league games for East Perth but made his way back to Shark Park over the preseason. The big bodied inside midfielder, with a racking left kick, will be a handy inclusion into Sundays side.

Russell Wynne is also a potential debutant, coming to the Sharks from Mt Barker. After a strong performance in the Development League last week, finishing with 22 disposals and a goal, Wynne may have earned himself a spot in the league side.

Former captain Jamie Mcnamara is set to make his return from injury after pulling up well last week in the two’s.

We’ve got a bouncy castle for the kids, sky racing on in the main hall and 4 great games of footy so make sure you get down to Shark Park this Saturday!

Game Times

9 am - Colts

11.30 am - development league

2.15pm - league

5pm - 16's