Jamie McNamara returns to the Sharks

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 8:53 PM

Jamie McNamara will return to the East Fremantle Football Club in 2014.

Jamie was recruited by West Coast Eagles from East Fremantle with the 16th pick in the 2006 rookie draft. He debuted for the Eagles in Round 21, 2007 against St Kilda and played a total of 19 AFL games for the Eagles, totalling 4 goals and 282 possessions. After being delisted by the Eagles in October 2009, Jamie returned to the Sharks and was a standout player in the 2010 & 2011 seasons, finishing runner up in the Lynn Medal (EFFC’s Fairest and Best Award) in both years. He played a total of 77 League games for the Sharks.

For the last 2 years, Jamie has played for Williamstown in the VFL. He played a total of 27 games, kicking 10 goals and was nominated amongst the best on field 12 times. 

Jaime now returns to the Sharks and has signed on with the Club for the next 3 seasons. As a talented midfielder Jamie will be a great addition to the squad, particularly with the recent retirement of Richard Hadley.

“We as a Club and the playing group are thrilled with the news that Jamie will return to the East Fremantle Football Club in 2014” said Football Manager Darryn Fry.  “Notwithstanding his obvious talent, Jamie is of high character.  Jamie was twice runner up in our Lynn medal and previously part of our  leadership group so his experience will certainly add value to the continued development of our younger players.  We look forward to J Mac getting back to Perth in the coming weeks to begin pre-season training with the Sharks.”

Coach Steve Malaxos looks forward to having Jamie back on board with the Sharks, stating, “I am very pleased that Jamie is returning to play at EFFC. He will bring hard running, contested ball winning and marking ability to our team, as we strive to succeed in 2014. His leadership and experience will be invaluable.”

Jamie has also expressed his excitement at coming home to the Sharks.  “I'm looking forward to coming home and playing with East Freo in what should be an exciting time for the club in the next few years. It's great to re-join some of my good mates who I have played a lot of footy with, hopefully in the next few years we can create some history of our own.”


Monday, October 14, 2013 - 5:54 PM

the members draw has NOW jackpotted to $1750!

The Friday night Member's Draw has jackpotted to $1750 and you must be there to collect it.

On Friday night just past, October 11th, Ken Stokes’ name was drawn out but he wasn’t in attendance to collect the jackpot of $1700, so the draw has now jackpotted to $1750.

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 2013 go into the draw and have the opportunity of taking out the jackpot – but of course you have to be there for the draw.


Monday, October 14, 2013 - 5:08 PM


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

Beryl Glass; Patricia Miguel; Doug Andrews; Des Cornish; Jack Roberts; John Priddy; Wesley Matthews; George Atkinson; Robert Wearne; Teresa Petrone; David Needham; Julie Green; John Taylor; Ross Calnan; Neil Townsend; Ken Preedy; Melanie Marsh; Lisa Smith; Sherryn Hughes; Sonny Rahim; Bradley Harwood; Geoffrey Veitch; Evangeline Gooch; Jonathon Marsh; Zachary Read; Joel Barnden; Alexander Ashfield; Bennett Nolan; Simon Zylstra; Alex Vogl; Preston Anticevic; Thomas Jarvis.

Belated birthday wishes to Sandro Patat who was missed from last week’s list.

14s and 15s Development Carnival Update Part 2

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 12:13 PM

14s & 15s Development Carnival Wrap

With two rounds down and two to play, our East Fremantle Academy were hoping to finish their carnival with solid performances against South Fremantle and Perth. 

14s Early v South Fremantle

After showing improvement from the first game to the second, our 14s Early squad were keen to continue that improved form against South Fremantle.  

The first quarter was a tight tussle, with both sides locked at two goals apiece near quarter time.  Unfortunately for a couple of minutes late in that first quarter and during the second South gained control of the game and put some scoreboard pressure on our boys.

At half time South could have gone on to win by a big margin, but to our boys’ credit they competed and fought the game out and again showed further improvement from previous games.

East Fremantle              5.6 = 36 

South Fremantle           10.7 = 67

Goals;   Kennedy Sorrell, Sam Cannell, Cameron Howard, Callum Johnston, Jed Costolloe                                        

Best;    Ryan Berryman, Reid Thornett, Aaron Hardie

14s Early v Perth

After three games of steady improvement the 14s Early finally had their day, winning their first game by 36 points.  This result was just reward for the resilience and persistence shown by the squad. 

The game was a tight, even contest early, but Perth seemed to take more of the opportunities on offer.   Our boys missed a few shots on goal and were not as clean as they could have been and as a result they headed in to half time with the game in the balance.

After half time the players moved the ball much better and they started to take more of those chances in front of goal.  The back line, led by Chad Nilson repelled many Perth forward attacks, the midfield got on top and the forwards worked very well together to set up those chances in front of goal. In the end a victory was great reward for effort.

East Fremantle                  9.13 = 67

Perth                4.7 = 31

Goals;   Matt Moreno 3, Michael French 2, Cameron Howard 2, Trent Newton, Aaron Hardie

Best;     Aaron Hardie, Chad Nilson, Jonathon Burge, Tom Eastaugh

14s Late v South Fremantle

Wow, what a close game.  For the second game in a row our 14s Late squad played in a game that went down to the wire.  The game was tight all day and as the boys took to the field to start the last quarter the game was certainly up for grabs.

South held the lead heading in to the latter half of the last quarter, but an excellent snap goal from Jesse Holmes put our boys on front.  The final few minutes were intense, with the ball in South’s forward line, but finally after a kick-in and a boundary throw in our boys were able to hang on by two points.

East Fremantle    7.7 = 49

South Fremantle  7.5 = 47

Goals;   Jesse Holmes 3, Jeremy Butler 2, Dane Jenzen, Nathan George

Best;  Jesse Holmes, Harrison Pollock, Brandon Collard

14s Late v Perth

The 14s Late finished their carnival in great style by winning their third game in succession against a competitive Perth outfit. 

The game changed almost each quarter depending on which way the breeze was blowing.    Perth started well with the breeze in the first quarter, only to be matched by our boys in the second. 

Our boys held firm in the third quarter, with some individual brilliance led by one of our Mid-West players in Jaimon Alone and at the final break we looked to have the game in control, especially with the breeze at our backs.

In the end the East Fremantle boys held on to a comfortable 22 point win, which may have been more had we kicked a bit straighter.

The 14s Late should feel very pleased with their improvement across the four games, just like the Earlies.

East Fremantle                  7.13 = 55                                                                                                                           

Perth                                       5.3 = 33

Goals;   Brandon Collard 2, Cody Smith 2, Tim Bockman, Spencer Williams, Michael Mentiplay,       

Best;  Jaimon Alone, Brandon Collard, Tim Bockman

15s Early v South Fremantle

Unfortunately for the 15s Early they suffered their first loss at the hands of the South “Earlies”.  This was a game of missed opportunities for our boys.  Early in the game the boys had much control of the game but lacked some composure and weren’t as clean as they had previously been.

With injuries to a couple of our key position players, South gained ascendancy in the second half and took the game by 23 points.  Once again the boys battled hard throughout the entire match and should be commended for their fighting effort.

East Fremantle                  5.5 = 35

South Fremantle                 9.4 = 58

Goals;          Cameron Zurhaar 3, Scott Price, Brenton Scadden-Blair

Best;             David Aspinall, Lochie Bennett, Matthew Burton

15s Early v Perth

This was another game where the breeze had a large influence each quarter.  Perth, with the aid of the breeze in the first quarter, were able to kick long and direct and as a result were able to finish the term in front by a couple of goals.

The second quarter was a reverse of the first, however our boys were able to take greater advantage kicking an impressive 6 goals to hit the half time break with a handy 5 goal break.

The third saw Perth kick 5 goals to nil and if not for the work of the backline, in particular Jesse Muir who took a number of telling marks, Perth may have held a larger advantage heading in to the last quarter.

The final quarter was an arm wrestle, with both sides having opportunities to seal the win but our boys held on bravely for an exciting 5 point win.  Cameron Zurhaar was again impressive in front of goals, kicking another 4 majors and was well assisted by the two Coreys- Butterfield and Davis - who kicked 3 and 2 goals respectively.

This capped off a very good carnival for our 15s Early, who were successful in 3 outings this carnival; a terrific result.

East Fremantle                  10.8 = 68 

Perth                                    9.9 = 63

Goals;   Cameron Zurhaar 4, Corey Butterfield 3, Corey Davis 2, Harrison Ryan, Brenton Scadden-Blair      

Best;    Leon Pearton, Jesse Muir, Cameron Zurhaar.

15s Late v South Fremantle

This 15s Late was a game of two halves.  Our boys had much of the ball and for the most part had control of the game but could not capitalise on their dominance.  Our inside 50 entries were letting our boys down, as was our composure in front of goals.  Both sides had real difficulty in scoring goals and at half time the scores were South Fremantle 1.3 = 9 to East Fremantle 0.7 = 7. 

At the half time break the players were urged to be clean with their hands, be more composed with the ball in hand and to leave the forward line open for our forwards to lead and create.  With that in mind the players lifted and followed those instructions magnificently, kicking 9 second half goals, 6 of those in the last.

A wonderful second half performance and these boys will now be looking to go through the carnival undefeated for the second year in succession.

East Fremantle            9.12 = 66

South Fremantle           2.6 = 18

Goals;   Dwayne Neville 2, Nelson Fannon 2, Joshua Sutherland 2, Kyle Baskerville, Joel Barnden, Nathan Payne

Best;     Dean Barone, Vinny Briffa, Gabriel Parfitt

15s Late v Perth              

The 15s Late for the second year in a row were able to go through the carnival without a loss, but more important than the win / loss was that the boys have continued to develop and improve from their campaign in 2012.

Although this wasn’t their most polished performance, with a number of skill and decision making errors, the boys battled tirelessly throughout.

The first three quarters was constantly tight, with and at three quarter time the game was there for the taking for both teams.

But as good sides do they were able to break Perth in the last quarter, particularly late with a burst of goals that saw the final result go 53-28 East Fremantle’s way.

The squad must be congratulated on their effort, where there was a solid contribution from all at various times during the carnival.

East Fremantle           7.11 = 53

Perth                           3.10 = 28

Goals;   Ambrose Ryan, Andrew Clouter, Nelson Fannon, Aidan Zindani, Joshua Sutherland, Connor Liddlelow, Dwayne Neville  

Best;     Connor Davies, Vinny Briffa, Nelson Fannon                                                                                                                                                                                      

Overall I would like to thank all players, coaches, team managers, support staff, parent helpers and parents for their commitment to the WAFL Development Program.  Your support has been outstanding and the boys from all four squads represented both the East Fremantle Football Club and themselves extremely well.

I am sure everyone will look forward to a well-earned break.  I look forward to seeing everyone back, prepared and rested for the 2014 16s Development Program.

Darryn Fry

East Fremantle Football Club Football Manager

14's and 15's Development Squad Carnival Update

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 11:37 AM

With the AFL Grand final fresh in their minds our 14’s and 15’s development squads took to the freeway to take on Peel Thunder on Monday September 30th and Tuesday October 1st.  Peel, like East Fremantle, have a history of producing strong squads through their development pathway and this provided our 4 squads with a strong challenge.


East Fremantle 14’s Early v Peel

Unfortunately for the second week in a row this squad met a very strong group of opposition 14 year olds, who were much bigger than our boys.  Peel got the jump early and kept control of the game through the first half.  To our boys credit they never game up and gave their  everything particularly after half time where Peel only outscored us marginally.  Hopefully they can take that form in to the game against South Fremantle today.


East Fremantle                  2.8 = 20

Peel                             13.15 = 93


Best; Ben Wilson, Trent Newton, Liam Minervini

Goals; Trent Newton, Marlon Newland


East Fremantle 14’s Late v Peel

Coming off a heavy loss against East Perth the previous week the 14’s late squad was looking to a much improved performance against Peel.  And improve they did.  In what was a great game of football, with plenty of ebbs and flows, particularly to the side that had the use of the breeze our boys managed to rally late and come from behind to record their first victory.

With the game in the balance at half time and Peel kicking with the breeze in the third our back line, led superbly by Thomas Peake repeated repelled the opposition forward thrusts and rebounded well out of defence. 

Kicking with the aid of a strong breeze in the final quarter and having to come from behind late a couple of lucky, long torpedoes managed to roll and bounce their way through the goals to secure a fantastic win.


East Fremantle                  9.7 = 61

Peel                               6.13 = 49


Best; Thomas Peake, Tim Bockman, Harrison Pollock, Dane Jenzen


East Fremantle 15’s Early v Peel

The 15’s early game was a tale of two halves.  Whilst our boys controlled much of the play in the first quarter, a number of skills errors and a lack of being clean enabled the Peel boys to take advantage and they jumped to a 27-1 point lead at the first change.  By mid-way through the second quarter and with another two goals under their belt it looked as though Peel could run right over the top of our boys.  However one gaol seemed to spark our boys and from there we witnessed one of the best games of development football seen for a long time.

By three quarter time our boys were able to claw their way back to within 3 goals and the game looked as though it was going down to the wire, with East Fremantle kicking with the breeze in the last…..and that’s exactly how it panned out.  With 4 lead changes in the last quarter both sides fought and scrapped to get their team over the line, but in the end our boys kicked the vital goals with only a minute to hang on and win by 2 points.


East Fremantle                  10.10 = 70

Peel                                   10.8 = 68


Best; Leon Pearton, Ben Harding, David Chadwick, Cameron Zurhaar


East Fremantle 15’s Late v Peel

In the last game of the Peel fixtures our lates continued their winning form with a comprehensive victory.  With a strong injection of our Mid-West Academy players from Geraldton, our boys got off to a flyer and by half time the game was as good as over.  To Peel’s credit they came out after half time and compete exceptionally well and certainly provided our boys with a much greater challenge.  With Neville, Barnden and Williams kicking 11 goals between them our forward line was potent all day.  With the backs working well to repel the Peel I50’s and the midfield having the ascendancy for the majority of the day the game seemed to be in our control for much of the day.  I know the boys are really looking forward to the challenge that South will bring.


East Fremantle                  15.10 = 100

Peel                                     7.4 = 46


Goals; Dwayne Neville 5, Joel Barnden 3, Jaighar Williams 3, Aidan Zindani, Sam Brown, Dean Barone and Nathan Payne all 1.

Best; Gabriel Parfitt, Dwayne Neville, MacLain Wilson, Liam Rajanayagam    


Monday, October 7, 2013 - 12:54 PM


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

Leonard Green; Reginald Smith; Maureen Stewart; Charles Cray; Peter Field; Fran Faulkner; Ralph King; Jan Barker; Michael Deering; Peter Alexander; Ian Mansfield; Brearley Hollingsworth; Thomas Sweeney; Robert Summers; Graham Gale; Stephanie D’Orazio; Philip McCann; Geoffrey Dornan; Robyn Holmes; Chris Browning; Catherine Wolfenden; Alison Coles; Darren Brealey; Steve Quill; Shane Jez; Tony Martin; Glenn Brown; Susan Callanan; Shaun Speck; Kirsty Soley; Adrian Ricciardello; Tom Bowey; Joshua Hellewell; Jacob Green; Mitchell Stanbury; Pheonix McCarthy; Kyle Mansfield; Jacob Wells; Ben Darbyshire; Lucas Waddams; Nicholas Vickridge; Brayden Lee;Timothy Clarke.

Lynn Medallist declared and Vice Captain call times on a distinguished career

Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 5:50 PM


The East Fremantle Football Club held our annual awards presentation on Saturday October 5th where we announced the Lynn Medallist for season 2013 for the Club’s Fairest and Best Player.

The Lynn Medal was shared by two players in a tie; 2013 Sandover Medallist Rory O’Brien won his second Lynn Medal after previously being declared the winner in his first season at the Club, 2011, and he was joined by Andrew Stephen, becoming the first son of a Lynn Medallist to win the Award, following on from his father Peter in 1969.


Rory O’Brien 

Lynn Medallist 2013

Sandover Medallist 2013

State Representative 2011, 2013

AAMI Player on the Year 2013

East Fremantle Games 2011 to 2013 – 63 games


Andrew Stephen

Lynn Medallist 2013

State Representative 2011, 2013

East Fremantle Games 92


Both players are members of the Leadership Group at the Club and are held in the highest regard for the diligence and dedication that they show to their football and by extension to the Club.  These two very worthy winners were well received by all in attendance.


Lynn Medal Top 5

Rory O’Brien 339

Andrew Stephen 339

Mark McGough 322

Tom Howlett 236

Steven Dodd 229


Bob Johnson Medal – Leading Goal Kicker  – Ryan Lester-Smith

Trevor Sprigg Memorial Award – Patrons Rising Star – Ryan Lester-Smith

2013 WAFL Combined Past Players and Officials Rising Star award   – Ryan Lester-Smith

Barry O’Donnell Memorial Award- Best 1st Year League Player – Scott Hancock

David Spry Memorial Award: Best Clubman selected by players’ leadership group – Andrew Stephen  

Bendigo Bank Community Award – Jarryd Lindsay

Barrie John Memorial Award – Best Clubman at League Level  – Ben Piggott  

Bob Fairclough Memorial Award – Best Clubman at Reserves Level – Steph Luke   

Henry Jeffrey Medal (Reserves Fairest and Best) – Tyler Chalwell

Runner Up Reserves Fairest & Best – Colin Glennie Memorial Award – Alex Howson

3rd Place Reserves Fairest & Best – Jack Baird Memorial Award - Matthew Jupp

Equal 4th Place Reserves Fairest & Best - Tom Hooker & Cameron Crisafio


Alan Trott Medal (Colts Fairest and Best) – Jacob Green 

Runner Up Colts Fairest & Best – Patrick Cripps

3rd Place Colts Fairest & Best - Jarrad Jansen

4th Place Colts Fairest & Best – Barry Barone

5th Place Colts Fairest & Best – Aliir Aliir

ER Dermer Memorial Award- Best Clubman – Jack Drennan

Pud Beasley Memorial Award – Best 1st Year Player – Patrick Cripps

Mike Mikus Memorial Award – Most Dedicated Player - Tyler Sutton

Combined Past Players & Officials Encouragement Award - Jack Fletcher


Other News:

Vice Captain, Richard Hadley announced his retirement after 49 games with the Club from 2011 to 2013.  Richard, who played 66 AFL Games with Brisbane and Carlton including the 2003 AFL Premiership with Brisbane Lions returned to East Fremantle in 2011 and has been a member of our leadership group since returning.

The East Fremantle Football Club is grateful that Richard returned to his Club of origin and he has been a much admired and valued player at the Club in the past three seasons and an outstanding leader and role model for his team mates.


Final Leaderboards

Name Votes
Andrew Stephen 339
Rory O'Brien 339
Mark McGough 322
Tom Howlett 236
Steven Dodd 229
Ryan Lester-Smith 176
James Bayliss 158
Sean Henson 146
Aidan Tropiano 138
Bradd Dalziell 132
Brad Cooper 131
Mitch Boyle 130
Scott Hancock 124
Mitch Brown 123
Richard Hadley 117
Jacob Brennan 109
Rob Young 86
Brett Peake 85
Brad Dick 67
Jayden Schofield 62
Daniel Kerr 61
Brad Sheppard 55
Fraser McDougall 47
Cameron Sutcliffe 42
Cameron Symonds 42
Scott Jansen 30
Jack Perham 26
Brock O'Brien 19
Louis Cronan 19
Kieran King 18
Max Duffy 13
Matthew Jupp 12
Joshua Simpson 10
James Depane 6
Kurt Tropiano 6
Michael Edwards 5


Name Votes
Tyler Chalwell 302
Alex Howson 220
Matthew Jupp 216
Tom Hooker 203
Cameron Crisafio 203
Andrew Stokes 181
Godfrey Curley 175
Keiran King 166
Sam Read 145
James Saville 132
Adrian Ricciardello 123
Kurt Tropiano 115
Jarryd Lindsay 101
Scott Jansen 98
Jayden Schofield 94
Luke Murphy 94
Jordan Dorotich 91
Michael Edwards 83
Scott Hancock 81
Jake Schleicher 80
Louis Cronan 78
Jack Perham 77
Dylan Marinelli 74
Cameron Symonds 68
A.Tropiano 61
Brad Cooper 54
Matthew Hill 50
Tom Bowey 49
Dion Anthony 40
Luke Turner 39
James Depane 35
Mitch Boyle 26
Rick Wallis  26
Rhys Cooyou 25
Mack Byron-Pendergast 22
Cordell Smith 18
Joshua Simpson 13
Dustin Pickett 6
Alex Kirk 5


Name Votes
Jacob Green 564
Patrick Cripps 363
Jarrad Jansen 362
Barry Barone 294
Aliir Aliir 257
Miles Franklin 247
Sam Browning 212
James Rayner 209
Jonathon Marsh 202
Richard Bourne 194
Joshua Cuneo 172
Jack Drennan 134
Tyler Sutton  131
Jack Cripps 117
Kyle Colvin 110
Conor Regan 89
Jake Solomon 86
Callum Strnadica 63
Mitch Stewart 55
Oliver Parish 52
Daniel Patat 43
Joel Seers 40
Jack Fletcher 35
Joe Cunningham 33
Andrew Goonewardene 25
Jordan Burns 25
Mitchell Emery 19
Sam Smith 18
Tom Bennett 15
Marshall DeMeo 10
Kimmy Schofield 8
Conor Boyd 5
Sam Scally 5
Jarrad Black 4

Colts Assistant Coach Vacancies

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 3:22 PM











Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 1:00 PM

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK – September 30 – October 6

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


Peter Stephen; Trevor Brown; Vince Scagliotta; Mitchell Reader.


John Meadowcroft; Ian Stockden; Ken Corbett; Robert Taylor; David Arnold; John Ansell; Shirley Aspinall; Judy Ellis; Rod Cronan; Tony Buhagiar; Ian Swallow; Chris Morphett; Greg Humphreys; Elizabeth Basile; Lisa Roberts; Lee Gorbould; Alex Robinson; Matthew Sorrell; Peter Delaney; Daniel Jackson; Joshua Burling.

Vale Allan Ebbs

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 12:19 PM

East Fremantle Football Club Hall of Fame inductee, Allan Ebbs, passed away on September 23rd, 2013 aged 96.

Allan was a member of the 1945 premiership side and was winner of the Simpson Medal for best afield in the Grand Final.

In the historic and famed undefeated 1946 Premiership side, Allan was winner of the Lynn Medal.

Over his career Allan played 128 games and was an exceptional Ruckman with great competitive spirit.

Playing Career:  1938-1941, 1945-1948

Games:  128

Simpson Medal:  1945

Lynn Medal:  1946

Life Member:  1953

East Fremantle Team of the Century:  1997

East Fremantle Football Club Hall of Fame inductee:  2012