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THE MEMBERS DRAW HAS JACKPOTTED TO $1100!

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 9:10 AM

The Friday night Member's Draw has jackpotted to $1,100 but you must be there to collect it.

On Friday night, June 9th Jim Watson’s (Snr) name was drawn out but he wasn’t in attendance to collect the jackpot of $1,050, so the draw has now jackpotted to $1100.

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   -  Andrew Stephen – Group 2 – Suzette Harding

2nd -   Jayden Schofield – Group 6 - KTNMMKBDS

3rd -    Cameron Eardley – Group 13 – David McDonald

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK - JUNE 12TH - 18TH

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 9:01 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.

Harry Morgan; Betty Cromwell; Gordon Walmsley; John McGrath; Monica Berryman; Stephen Waller; Malcolm Dobson; John Ritchie; David Fardon; Rowland Munro; Jim Watson (Jnr); Glen Quartermain; Anthony Scagliotta; Craig Treleven; Matthew Preedy; Harry Taylor; Kyle Wheadon; Jack Perham; Nick Bonomelli; Serena McPherson.

Round 12 Preview | Claremont

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 2:49 PM

Tomorrow’s fixtures sees East Fremantle taking on Claremont, the first game at their new state of the art facility.

After last week’s devastating Derby loss, the Sharks have only a 5-day turnaround to  move forward, while the Tigers have had three weeks to reflect on their own after a string of losses prior to their break. 

The coaching staff have reacted swiftly after Monday’s loss, with 9 changes to the team that was beaten convincingly by South Fremantle.  Up to four Sharks could make their league debuts against The Tigers; Ben Harding, Lachy Bailey, Matt Burton and Michael Cronan.  Into the 25 this week also comes Timmy Bristow, Josh Cuneo, Corey Holmes, Tom Marshall, Jesse Mirco, Jack Perham and Sam Read.

Harding and Burton are great reflections of the Sharks development program. Coming through the talent pathway, both made their way into the colt’s side. The pair have made a smooth transition into senior football this year, playing dominant roles for the development league. The addition of 2016 Colt’s Best and Fairest Burton, and ball magnet Harding, will be important inclusions for the Sharks. Bailey joined the club once he finished year 12, having commitments to PSA during his schooling. After two years with the colts, Bailey has also made a smooth transition into senior football this year and has earned his spot in this week’s league side.  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 two goals. 

Thirteen Sharks have already made their league debut this season, with that number increasing to 17 if all four boys play.

With a number of injuries to senior players, the Sharks hope youthful exuberance will be the point of difference.

PLEASE NOTE BOUNCE DOWN TIMES!

Colts 8.45am

Development League 11.15am

League 2.15pm

A Message From Rob Wiley

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 4:54 PM

Rather than the usual weekly match report myself, along with the football department, decided that given our performance on Monday, some words from the senior coach was more appropriate.

I fully understand the disappointment and frustration you, as passionate East Fremantle people, are feeling right now; not only with our extremely poor performance on Monday against our most fierce of rivals, but with our 0-9 start to the season.

I wish to apologise on behalf of the entire football department, from myself as senior coach, to the match committee, coaching staff and football administration for what we dished up Monday afternoon. We are not for one minute going to shy away from what we all witnessed and will continue to strive to make the players and ourselves accountable for the way we represent such a proud and historic jumper.

However, whilst we take whatever criticism comes our way, there are also some significant points that we need to make that hopefully in some way can make our fans more understanding of where we are at. These are not to make excuses…….

Our injury list has been significant, with much of our top end talent unavailable for periods of early part of the season. Liam Anthony has played just 3 games, Hampson 5, McNamara 4, whilst O’Brien has come off a serious injury and missed early games (and will miss the rest of the season). Not only have we missed their talent, but just as importantly their leadership on field. Young emerging talent from last year, in Harrold and Adamini, who both played significant league games in their first year have also battled injury throughout the season and have and will continue to miss long periods of football. We currently have 18 senior players on the injured list.

As I mentioned earlier our onfield leadership has been clearly impacted by the loss of our senior leaders. This has left a significant burden on young men within our leadership group, including Marsh, Jupp, Eardley and Cuneo, who despite their best efforts are still very much in their infancy as leaders and still only in their early 20’s.

So, we are where we are. There is no hiding from it.  It will be a collaborative approach from everyone within the club to do all that we can to move forward and compete with intensity, passion and commitment to the jumper. We will continue to blood young talent, with 13 already to debut this season and more to come, leaving no stone unturned to develop them to be able to compete at WAFL level. On a more positive note we continue to see the colts list improve. There have been more players make the transition from colts to senior football over the past two years and the outlook for the future, looking at our talent pathway seems bright. But what we need to do is recruit players who we can build this emerging list around.  We as a football department have made a commitment, along with the Board, to recruit experienced players to help our local talent.  We have already started this process of recruitment for the 2018 season.

If I can just finish by saying again that I understand whole heartedly the pain you as members, supporters and East Fremantle people are feeling right now. I am, as I know that everyone within the “four walls” are hurting too. We can’t accept this performance but what we must do is stick together and be united to make change and turn this around. You have my commitment to ensure that this great club, returns to be a force again in the WAFL.

Rob Wiley.

WA DAY DERBY RAFFLE RESULTS

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:42 AM

The WA Day Derby raffle was drawn at presentations after the game, with the following winners:

1st Prize - $250 Gift Voucher to Rockpool Bar & Grill -  Ticket 838 – Victoria McNally

2nd Prize - $200 Jewellery Gift Voucher – Jewellery & Gift Emporioum – Ticket 412 – Kevin Brennan

3rd Prize – 12 bottles of Watershed Wines – Ticket 340 – Shane Jez

4th Prize - $100 Bunnings Voucher – Ticket 660 – Peter Griffin

5th Prize – 6 bottles of Watershed Wines – Ticket 236 – Tony Grosse

6th Prize - $50 Woolworths Gift Voucher – Ticket 011 – Mick Jez

Congratulations to all winners who have been notified of their win.

 

THE MEMBERS DRAW HAS JACKPOTTED TO $1050!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:19 AM

The Friday night Member's Draw has jackpotted to $1,050 but you must be there to collect it.

On Friday night, June 2nd Tom Dicarlo’s name was drawn out but he wasn’t in attendance to collect the jackpot of $1,000, so the draw has now jackpotted to $1050.

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   -  Cameron Eardley – Group 13 – David McDonald

2nd -   Matthew Jupp – Group 9 -  David Edinger; Brett Bowker; Graeme Matcham; BM&Y

3rd -    Jayden Schofield – Group 6 - KTNMMBDS

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK - JUNE 6TH - 11TH

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:07 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.

Norm Purdie; John Wheelock; Helen Lysaght; Christopher Reidy; Michael Saporita; Ron Taylor; Michael Cuneo; David Fienberg; Michael Jez; Ken Stokes; John Townsend; Noel Brennan; Mark Williams; Steven Cowin; Blake Coulson; Zoe Palandri; Matthew Burton; Jemima Reid; Chya Bell.

THE MEMBERS DRAW HAS JACKPOTTED TO $1000!

Monday, May 29, 2017 - 9:40 AM

The Friday night Member's Draw has jackpotted to $1000 but you must be there to collect it.

On Friday night, May 26th, Craig Brown’s name was drawn out but he wasn’t in attendance to collect the jackpot of $950, so the draw has now jackpotted to $1000.

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. 

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK - MAY 29TH - JUNE 5TH

Monday, May 29, 2017 - 9:36 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.

MAY:

Edwina Carre; Peter Cooper; Timothy Bailey; Peter Goodsell; Brooke Read; Brianna Jones.

JUNE:

Betty Martiensen; Ivy Anthony; Barbara Burnett; Robert Stewart; Michael Bell; Elizabeth Shields; Timothy Noble; Stephen Green; Teresa Dodd; Steve Nugent; Kelly Dunstone; Daniel Omodei; Mark Hunt; Glenn Seubert; Greg Wheeler; Paul Harding; Lisa Boyle; Paul Williamson;Donnchadh O'Flanagan;  Jeremy Barrett-Lennard; Scott McDonald; Jarrod Isles; Jennifer Dawson; Olivia Gorey; Jessica Freestone; Hamish Rodgers.

Valiant Sharks fall short

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 5:35 PM

East Fremantle put up a brave effort on Saturday against a dominant Subiaco side, but the boys fell short, going down by 31-points, a score not quite reflective of the match.  

The Sharks provided an unexpectedly tight contest that saw them hit the lead during the third quarter in the wet weather. But injury sidelined Brock O’Brien and George Hampson making it hard for the boys to hold on.

It was a slow start for both teams who battled the rain; Subiaco was able to kick the only goal of the first term taking a 9-point lead into the quarter time break.

The Sharks got off to a good start in the second, with Cam Symonds booting a goal within the first minute of the quarter. Subiaco quickly took control of the game, kicking the next 5 majors but East Fremantle managed a goal from Brock O’Brien. It was a hot contest between the top and bottom teams, taking 5 minuts before Matthew Watson came through with a goal, to narrow the margin to 24 points at half time.

Subi may have got the first goal of the third term, but the rest of the quarter belonged to the Sharks. An Alex Howson goal got the ball rolling with Andrew Stephen kicking one straight after. Debutant Zac McCarrey kicked a beauty on the run, igniting the boys. Howson added another one to the board, bring the margin to 4 points in favour of the home team. Upon his return to the league side, defender Josh Cuneo kicked a booming running goal from the 50m line, with possibly one of the competitions best celebrations. The Sharks 2-point lead was short lived, with the determined Lions kicking consecutive goals. A late major from Jayden Schofield put East Fremantle within 4 points going into the final break.

Cam Symonds kicked the first goal of the fourth term to tie up the game. The Lions were then quick to respond with 2 majors. A fantastic passage of play by the Sharks helped George Hampson kick a soccer goal, getting them back within 5 points. With a few East Fremantle boys coming off with injury the Sharks struggled against a final surge from Subi kicking 3 late goals.

 

Jayden Schofield put in a tremendous running performance for East Fremantle finishing the game with 32 possessions, seven tackles, six marks and a goal.

His partner in crime Ryan Lester-Smith also had 22 disposals, six marks and five tackles while Josh Cuneo impressed on return to the league side with 15 possessions and a goal.

Jonathon Marsh racked up another 28 disposals for the Sharks while George Hampson also had 23 disposals, eight tackles and a goal against the team he won a premiership with in 2014.

Watson did a power of work in the ruck for East Fremantle with 23 possessions, seven marks and 26 hit outs.

Jesse Crichton made things hard for ball magnet Liam Ryan, holding him to 10 disposals.

Jye Clements played an important role throughout the midfield in his first league game, and even helped to set up a goal for the Sharks.