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THE MEMBERS DRAW HAS JACKPOTTED TO $950!

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 10:46 AM

The Friday night Member's Draw has jackpotted to $950 but you must be there to collect it.

On Friday night, May 19th, Jenny Brenton’s name was drawn out but she wasn’t in attendance to collect the jackpot of $900, so the draw has now jackpotted to $950.

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 player was listed in the best on ground in The West Australian newspaper.

1st   -  J. Schofield – Group 6 - KTNMMKBDS

2nd -   M. Watson – Group 10 - KTNMMKBDS

3rd -    J. Marsh – Group 12 - AOS

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK - MAY 22ND - 28TH

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 9:06 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.

Colin Retallack; Patricia Cunningham; Alan Rummer; Garry Atwell; Bryan Pope; Lester Chapman; Val Del Casale; Lyn McSevich; Geoff Donegan; Anthony Horton; Geoffrey Jones; Claire Cuccovia; Clayton Nelson; Stephen Gorbould; Mark Merendino; Karen Sanderson; Sid Rajanayagam; Kathy Brennan; David Tassell; Kane Scott; Shane Richmond; Brad Sheppard; Mia Krasenstein; Cameron Zurhaar; Sapphire Bengiler; Jesse Dart.

Sharks v Subi | Match Preview

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 3:11 PM

The Sharks have a lot to prove when they take on ladder leaders Subiaco at Leederville Oval tomorrow.

After a devastating loss last weekend to East Perth, The Sharks are desperate to notch their first win against an in-form Lions side.  

Despite the odds, The Sharks have previously managed to overcome the favourites, including an 80-point win in round 8 last year.

Several changes have been made to this week’s side, with Josh Cuneo, Joel Kalajzic, Jesse Mirco and Tom Omodei coming into the 25. Jye Clements and Zac McCarrey will make their League Debut tomorrow after dominant performances in the Development League, bring the number of debutants to 11 this season.

Zac played 29 colts games at EFFC in 2011 and 2012, including the Grand Final team that lost to South Freo that year. Study and work commitments forced him to play community football both in the city and in the country before he made the call to coach Rob Wiley to do a preseason. A strong marking forward who can play both tall and small, Zac hits the contest hard and will provide forward pressure.

Jye is another great story of persistence and strong desire. After arriving at the Sharks mid-2016, Jye played 4 games of colts in the back half of the year before asking for an opportunity to train with the seniors during the 2017 preseason.

The man with the “do” showed tremendous work ethic throughout the preseason which has been evident in his games at development league level for the Sharks this season.  His ability to work hard, run hard and play for the team has been recognised by the coaching staff and he deservedly gets his chance against the Lions. Jye has also shown the knack for kicking goals and is currently the leading goal kicker for the Sharks development league side with 13.5 for the season.

The Development League will be looking to continue their winning run tomorrow when they take on the Lions.

With a number of boys progressing to the league side, some colts may have the opportunity to play senior football.

The top of the table Colts moved a game clear last week after their win against the Royals. The Sharks have been playing some great football but will need to work hard against a strong Subiaco side. 

The League match will be broadcast of 7MATE from 1.30pm. 

Due to the coverage, please note this week's game times 

Colts: 8.25 am

Development League: 10.55 am

League: 1.40 pm 

THE MEMBERS DRAW HAS JACKPOTTED TO $900!

Monday, May 15, 2017 - 9:24 AM

The Friday night Member's Draw has jackpotted to $900 but you must be there to collect it.

On Friday night, May 12th, JasonLiddelow’s name was drawn out but he wasn’t in attendance to collect the jackpot of $850, so the draw has now jackpotted to $900.

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 player was listed in the best on ground in The West Australian.

1st   -  G. Hampson – Group 11 -  Rob Hampson

2nd -   C. Eardley – Group 13 – David McDonald

3rd -    J. Marsh – Group 12 - AOS

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK - MAY 15TH - 21ST

Monday, May 15, 2017 - 9:13 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.

Thomas Walker; Darryl Cormack; Bernard McHugh; Brian Desmond; William Johnson; Cyril Waterton; Mandy Hampson; Mark Brennan; Gary McKay; Simon O’Brien; Barbara Ngarimu-Pewsey; Bill Withers; Mark Hellewell; Tania Anthony; Rob Pannekoek; Mandy Lester-Smith; Carmen Sherry; Stuart Blackwood; Matthew Highdale

Round 9 Preview | East Perth

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 4:16 PM

The Sharks return to East Fremantle Oval this Saturday, determined to notch their first win of the season, against an East Perth side which has won it’s past two matches.

After showing vast improvement over the last few weeks the boys must now maintain intensity over all four quarters to get over the line.

This week’s match signifies Sean Henson’s 100th League match for the Blue and Whites.

After a best on ground performance in the Development League against West Perth, Henson earned himself a spot in this week’s side. The 25-year old’s football career began at Rossmoyne where he was selected for East Fremantle’s Talent Pathway. He was part of a very strong Colts team in 2010 and his mature approach to football during those formative years saw him captain that eventual 2010 Colts Premiership side. Henson broke into the league side in 2012 and after his debut in round 5, ended up playing every game for league including the grand final. His fantastic opening season earned him the WAFL’s Best First Year Player.  A midfielder that can play forward and kick goals, which he demonstrated last week finishing with three majors, will be an important inclusion in tomorrow’s match.

With Henson in to the 25 this week comes Jye Clements, Ben Harding who could make their league debuts, Josh Cuneo and Alex Howson.

Last week’s loss was costly in more ways than one, with Liam Anthony sustaining a hamstring injury which will see him sidelined for up to 6 weeks while Alex Moreno will miss 8 weeks after breaking his hand.

The Sharks will have a tough challenge with up 11 AFL players listed set to boost the Royals side.

The Development League and Colts will be looking to continue last week’s form after dominant wins over West Perth.

Sharks partner with local businesses

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 11:56 AM

Originally posted in the Football Budget 

East Fremantle has partnered with three local hospitality companies to help promote and build stronger relationships with community businesses.

The club’s bar facilities are now run by The Left Bank, Numero Uno is responsible for function catering and Nine Seeds Café runs the kiosk and coffee service.

All aspects of hospitality at the club, including the bar, functions, catering, kiosk and coffee carts, were previously run by catering company Delaware North.

It was November last year that the club made the decision to split the contract into three areas and replace each with specialised local businesses, to better reflect their role within the community and enhance the club’s game-day experience.

The Left Bank general manager Pedro Watts said the arrangement has certainly been mutually beneficial.

“Staffing the bar at East Fremantle Oval is a great opportunity for The Left Bank to strengthen the relationship with the football club and its members,” Watts said. “It is chance for us to showcase our service and market our brand.”

“The feedback from the customers has been great and they’re enjoying the new faces behind the bar,” he said.

The Sharks’ new hospitality structure has proved to be far more cost effective for the club, particularly in times of hardship.

East Fremantle chief executive Todd Shimmon said it has been a fantastic way to build strong relationships and promote community businesses.

“We are delighted with the response from members and supporters on the move to bring in local hospitality organisations,” Shimmon said.

Round 8 Match Report vs West Perth

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 2:30 PM

The Sharks couldn’t quite get across the line on Thrifty Match Day, going down by 34 points to West Perth, a score not quite reflective of the match.  Despite continued improvement and great effort by the 22 who ran out, the Falcons proved too strong for the Sharks.

Matthew Watson got East Fremantle off to a good start, kicking the first major of the game. But West Perth were quick to respond, adding two goals on to the scoreboard. George Hampson snapped a beauty before the Falcons came through with another two goals. A 50m penalty in favour of Jayden Schofield, allowed him to kick his first goal of the season and narrow the margin to 10 points at the quarter time break.

Cam Eardley kicked the opening goal of the second term but the celebration was cut short as West Perth answered with one of their own. Brock O’Brien kicked the first of his many for the day, but it was again spoiled by the visitors who responded with one. The Falcons dominated much of the second term until Watson managed to kick his second. With just a few minutes left on the clock, Hampson helped set up Watson who nailed the set shot. West Perth still found enough time to kick another goal which took their lead out to 30 points on the final siren.

The Sharks again landed the first goal of the quarter through O’Brien and Hampson followed suit to keep them in the contest. The Falcons were held to just two goals while another O’Brien goal helped the boys close the margin to 22 points going into the final break.

A desperate Sharks side came out early in the last term and consecutive goals from Dion Anthony and Tom Marshall got them within 10 points. West Perth added to their tally before O’Brien sparked another possible come back. Unfortunately, the Sharks conceded two majors, which meant Eardley’s second and O’Brien’s fifth goal weren’t enough to get the win.

George Hampson was strong for the Sharks throughout the day, finishing with a game high 36 disposals as was Brock O’Brien up forward.  Cam Eardley and Jonathon Marsh again worked tirelessly in the midfield racking up 30 and 34 possessions respectively.  

Up forward Matthew Watson also booted three goals to go with 18 touches and nine marks, while down back Matthew Jupp did all he could in defence with 26 possessions and eight marks.  Jesse Crichton returned to form showing the run and dash he needs to bring each week.  Tom Bennett was good in his second league game with 21 disposals and two tackles, whilst another youngster in Tom Marshall did a fantastic job in quelling the influence of ball magnet Nelson, who was restricted to just 18 possessions on the day.

The Sharks suffered with the loss of Liam Anthony in the second quarter (hamstring) and Alex Moreno (finger), also early in the match, making the effort by the players more meritorious by only having two on the bench for the entire second half.

In better results for the Old Easts were the two earlier games with both the Development League and Colts recording impressive wins.

West Perth took an early lead in the development league, but a strong second quarter from the Sharks levelled the scores. A 5 goal third quarter gave the boys a good advantage going into the final term and once they found their rhythm, were unstoppable kicking 5 goals to West Perth’s one.

Sean Henson was fantastic, finishing with 29 disposals, 18 kicks and three goals.

Ben Harding was a major ball winner with 35 disposals, 3 tackles and 2 goals.

Alex Howson, Nathan Fahey and Jye Clements kicked three majors each.

The Colts were fantastic from the first bounce on Saturday, booting 6 goals and holding the Falcons scoreless in the opening term.

They dropped off in the second, kicking only two goals but returned to form in the third where they kicked another four. Our boys finished with an 82-point win, which saw them move to the top of the Redimed Colts ladder.  

THE MEMBERS DRAW HAS NOW JACKPOTTED TO $850!

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 9:32 AM

The Friday night Member's Draw has jackpotted to $850 but you must be there to collect it.

On Friday night, May 5th, Mark Harding’s name was drawn out but he wasn’t in attendance to collect the jackpot of $800, so the draw has now jackpotted to $850.

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 have to be there for the draw.

Meals are available on Friday nights.

PLAYER AUCTION WINNERS

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

1st   -  G. Hampson – Group 11 – Rob Hampson

2nd -   B. O’Brien – Group 8 – The Diehards

3rd -    J. Crichton – Group 3 – Air Roofing

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK - MAY 8TH - 14TH

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 9:13 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.

William Heathcote; Kevin Cant; Harry Summerfield; Denby Gardner; Pam Mikus; Frances Lange; Marcus McKenzie; Shaun Livingston; Bradford Collins; Andrew Grigg; Jelena Hillman; Simone Burge; Craig Machin; Brad Gillies; Christopher Holmes; Carl Walker; Garth Sorrell; Massimo Di Lello; Aaron Shenfield; Jayden Schofield; Ethan Lamprecht.