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THE MEMBERS DRAW HAS JACKPOTTED TO $650!

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 9:21 AM

The Friday night Member's Draw has jackpotted to $650 but you must be there to collect it.

On Friday night, March 31st, Anthony Horton’s  name was drawn out but he wasn’t in attendance to collect the jackpot of $600, so the draw has now jackpotted to $650.

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 once again on Friday nights. 

Tim Bristow's 'I'm the Best'

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 4:31 PM

The East Fremantle Football Club would like to congratulate number 17, Timothy Bristow on the launch of his second book, ‘I’m the Best’.

Centred around the theme of sibling rivalry, “I’m the Best” is based on the character Billy from the first book, Billy the Brilliant.

“It’s sort of based around my childhood and the sibling rivalry with my brother James, who we’re all pretty familiar with at the Sharks,” he said.

“The book is trying to draw on memories and give people the opportunity to not only sit down and have a fun time with the reading experience, but reminisce on some of their own sibling rivalries stories.”

“It’s a bit of fun with lots of values involved, highlighting that unconditional love we have for our family.”

Illustrated by his partner Natalie Martin, the book uses OpenDyslexic font to help readers of all abilities.

The couple have partnered with the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation and will donate three dollars from the sale of every book.  

Wednesday’s launch at the Left Bank was a great community turnout that helped raised vital funds for the Children’s Foundation.

The pair we’re blown away with the generosity of those in attendance, particularly in the silent and live auctions.

“We were really lucky to have a significant contribution at the launch, everyone dug deep. The Perth Children’s hospital does an amazing job so we’re really happy to be on board with them,” Bristow said.  

Ex-Fremantle Docker Luke McPharlin shared his own stories of sibling rivalry, highlighting that some of the fiercest competition can be fought a home rather than on the footy field.

Show your support for Tim and Nat by purchasing their book here.

Sharks Hit by Thunder Storm

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 10:43 AM - by Renee Ciesla

The reigning premiers proved too strong for East Fremantle on Saturday, walking away with an 86-point win at Bendigo Bank Stadium.

From the first bounce, Peel showed they were still a force to be reckoned with, making it hard for the Sharks to get on the board. Disposal errors did not help the Sharks cause with many turnovers hurting East Fremantle. By the 7-minute mark of the quarter Peel had kicked the first three goals, before Watson came through with East Fremantle’s first. When Peake was able to sneak a set-shot right on the first quarter siren the boys went in with hope, especially kicking with the breeze in the second.

Peel strangled the Sharks, thus the boys couldn’t get any real clean movement going.  As a result, East was held goalless while the Thunder kicked two more, taking a decent lead of 40 points in to the half time break.

The Sharks came out determined to improve and for the first 6 minutes kept Peel at bay, but a 10-minute burst led by Leroy Jetta saw the Thunder kick the next 5 goals of the match to put the result beyond doubt, despite impressive goals from Liam Anthony and Jonathon Marsh.

The fourth quartered showed some encouraging signs for the Sharks, where the players were urged by coach Wiley to take the game on. Whilst the heat may have gone from the game, Old East’s were able to send the ball inside 50 a total of 15 times to Peel’s 7, but couldn’t impact the scoreboard, kicking 1.6 for the final quarter.

Many of East Fremantle's biggest ball winners and most consistent contributors came in the back half led by Jayden Schofield who compiled 35 possessions and 10 marks.  Ryan Lester-Smith also gathered 28 disposals while taking 14 marks and Andrew Stephen had 22 touches and 11 marks on return to the league side.

Jonathon Marsh worked hard for the Sharks to finish with 27 possessions, eight marks and a goal while Tom Marshall, in just his third match performed a run-with role against R.O’Brien admirably, restricting the 2013 Sandover Medallist to 23 possessions, whilst gathering 21 touches himself.

The Shark’s bye has come at a good time, giving the boys a chance to regroup before taking on Perth at Lathlain Park on April 8.

The Development League looked like they were going to register their second win for the season, but were beaten by a mere two points after falling away in the final quarter.

The first term was a goal spree, with both teams registering six goals apiece. The Sharks managed to break away a little in the second, taking a three-goal lead into the half time break, however couldn’t make the most of their ascendency.

After an even third quarter, Peel kicked four goals to our two in the final stanza, and despite the Sharks dominating the disposal count, weren't able to take the four points.

Dion Anthony led all possession winners on the ground with 46 disposals, eight marks and a goal. Alex Howson lead the scoreboard, kicking 5 (all in the first half) with Jack Perham following closely with 4.

Youngster Ben Harding had 29 touches, Corey Homes and Brendan Tingey 20 and Miles Franklin 18.

Like the Development League, our Colts went down in the last quarter to lose a close one by 12 points.  

The game was hard fought and close all day and despite the loss, the Sharks should walk away with some confidence in matching one of the strongest teams in the competition, especially with rotations down two during the final quarter.

Drew Blurton kicked two for the Shark, while Jackson Bennett, Jaimon Alone, Joshua Ritchie and Ambrose Ryan managed one.

Jayden Quill finished with 25 disposals, Jaimon Alone had 23, 11 clearances and a goal while Gabriel Parfitt had 23 and Liam Rajanayagam 22.

East Fremantle 16s Match Report: An absolute nail biter for the Sharks

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 2:47 PM

The 16s Development squad game against Peel Thunder was a fantastic effort from start to finish. The game was fought out right to the final siren with both teams going head to head at the footy.

 

Our first quarter was a great start with some fast ball movement and clearance work by our ruck and midfield. Dylan Curley was impressive with his ruck work with big bodied midfielders Trey Ruscoe and Sean Henley leading the charge. We scored early with Bay Tucek hitting the score board crumbing off a pack. Shortly after, Darcy Rowe scored our second goal with some quick thinking off a pack. Peel then had a run on with goals with our turnovers affecting our ball use.

 

The second quarter saw our boys using the ball better and hitting up targets coming off the back line. Luke Dobson was again instrumental with his leadership guiding the boys going forward. Daniel Schmidt was also a key backman and used his body really well in contests. Trent Rivers provided a forward target and took the game on which was great to see. The boys went into Half time only 6 points down in what would be a great second half to come.

 

The 3rd quarter was exceptional with some great football from both sides. Trent Rivers worked really hard and hit the score board, and Leroy Pigram used his pace on a number of occasions which was great to see. The boys finished the quarter with some much needed work to do after Peel pushed slightly away.

 

The final quarter our boys needed to lift to get back into the game, Peel pushed early on with a 20 point margin for us to chase. The contest was red hot throughout the quarter and our defence stood up and made Peel pay for their errors.  Trey Ruscoe, Bay Tucek and Sean Henley were excellent in the midfield and worked really hard to create opportunities forward. Our boys put in 110% and worked their way back into the game and hit the front. It was a heart stopping last 5 minutes with Peel getting the better of one of our turn overs and making an inside 50. It was a brilliant effort from one of our leaders Zac Hayward who crashed a final marking effort to punch the ball and seal an East Fremantle win by 3 points. An amazing fought out game by both sides.

 

PEEL 9.11.65

EFFC  10.8. 68

 

 

Goals: Trent River 5, Dylan Curley 2, Josh Goodwin 1, Bay Tucek 1 and Darcy Rowe 1.

Best: Dylan Curley, Trent Rivers, Luke Dobson, Leroy Pigram and Trey Ruscoe.

 

The 16s head into a bye which will have them ready to take on the Perth Demons at East Fremantle Oval on April 8 at 2pm.

(Photo by J.Rowe)

THE MEMBERS DRAW HAS JACKPOTTED TO $600!

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 10:59 AM

The Friday night Member's Draw has jackpotted to $600 but you must be there to collect it.

On Friday night, March 24th, Jerome Fitzpatrick’s name was drawn out but he wasn’t in attendance to collect the jackpot of $550, so the draw has now jackpotted to $600.

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 once again 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   -  Jonathon Marsh – Group 12 - AOS

2nd -    Andrew Stephen – Group 2 – Suzette Harding

3rd -     Jayden Schofield – Group 6 - KTNMMKBDS                                                                                   

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK - MARCH 27TH - APRIL 2ND

Monday, March 27, 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.

MARCH

Harry Aveling; Jean Lugert; Raymond Watts; Gary Anderson.

APRIL

Stephen Zurhaar; Barry Wood; Scott Kelly; Steven Keeley; Scott Martin.

Sharks Ready for Redemption

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 4:48 PM

East Fremantle will be looking to bounce back this Saturday when they take on reigning premiers, Peel Thunder at Bendigo Bank Stadium.

Jesse Adamini, who was best on ground for the Sharks against Claremont, said the boys haven’t wasted any time at training this week.

“As a team, we’ve gone back to some of the basics, focusing on our skills and just being competitive,” he said.

Despite a strong first quarter, the boys weren’t able to maintain the intensity and pressure, but Adamini is adamant that won’t be the case this week.

“Definitely expect a four-quarter effort and a big lift from us  from last week,” he said.

Wiley and his staff acted promptly to loss against Claremont, with up to nine changes in tomorrow’s side.

Of those nine inclusions, five could potentially make their league debut for the Sharks, in Alex Moreno, Jesse Mirco, Joel Kalajzic, Nathan Fahey and Brendan Tingey.

After missing last week with illness, Liam Anthony will be an important inclusion, along with Jake Schleicher, who had 34 possessions in the Development League last week. James Harrold and Andrew Stephen were also named in the initial 25-man side.

Finishing with 27 possessions, five marks and goal in just his eighth league game Adamini said he’s still developing as a player.                           

“It was good to start off well, but consistency is probably the main thing I need to work on now that I’m playing more league games,” he said.

As the Fremantle aligned team, Peel could play up to 15 AFL boys, but Adamini said it won’t change the way they play.

“Nothing changes for that, we have to stick to our basics, stick to our team structures and don’t really worry about that too much,” he said.

Please note this week’s match times at Bendigo Bank Stadium:

 

9am: 16’s Development Squad

11.30am: Colts

2.15pm: League

5.00pm: Development League 

Round 2: Match Times

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 10:54 AM

This Saturday we take on Peel Thunder at Bendigo Bank Stadium.

Please note this week’s match times:

9am: 16’s Development Squad

11.30am: Colts

2.15pm: League

5.00pm: Development League 

EAST FREMANTLE YEAR 8 TALENT IDENTIFICATION OPEN DAY

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 5:00 PM

EAST FREMANTLE YEAR 8 TALENT IDENTIFICATION OPEN DAY

Date : Thursday 20th April 2017
Venue: All Saints College
Time: 10am-1pm (Arrive 09:30am)

Participants: Boys born between January - June 2004 and July - December 2003, Living in the East Fremantle District. 

Cost: FREE

Please ensure you enrol before Monday 17th April, 2017

What do you need to bring? Normal training gear, football boots, running shoes, mouth guard, football jumper(optional), water bottle and sunscreen.

Format

  • Skills activities and testing run by East Fremantle Academy Coaches and East Fremantle Football Club players.
  • Every participant will receive an individual performance report.
  • This session is the first step to being selected for the East Fremantle Development Academy.

 

Please click the link to register: 

https://eventdesq.sportstg.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=main&EventDesqID=22185&OrgID=10834

 

Any queries please contact East Fremantle Talent Manager Andrew Dodd -  andrew.dodd@effc.com.au 

East Fremantle 16s Round 2: Game Report

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 4:18 PM

The 16s Development squad had their second fixture on Saturday against Claremont after the League game at East Fremantle Oval.

 

Our boys started off the game well with good ball movement and transition going forward. Lachlan McGrath was dominant in the ruck with followers Jeremy Sharp, Josh Harris-Walker and Charlie McCormack. This saw some excellent clearance work which resulted in shots on goal. Tom Wallis again worked hard and showed some promising signs with his work rate forward.

The second quarter our boys were tested with Claremont creating space for their midfield to run onto. Our defenders held up well but were caught out at times which resulted in Claremont hitting the score board. Our defence line of Luke Dobson, Ben Wardle and Jai Jackson were dangerous with the rebound and to tried and give the Sharks some momentum.

After the half time break it was a low scoring affair, with some missed opportunities by our boys in front of the big sticks. Luke Dobson lead the charge from Half Back which made our defenders work really well together. Sean Henley and Alex Crowe were very impressive with their run and carry to create.

The final quarter the boys showed glimpses of what they can produce when they put their best foot forward. Jeremy Sharp was outstanding from the midfield, with some run and carry and great clearance work from the centre bounces. Mid-West boys Darcy Rowe, Tom Denton and Jai Jackson were impressive with their contested ball and took some great marks. Unfortunately, our boys fell short in the end as Claremont ran out as victors.

 

EFFC  4.11.35        Def By.        CFC 9.4.58

Goals: Michael Wright 2, Sean Henley 1, Jeremy Sharp 1.

Best: Tom Wallis, Jeremy Sharp, Luke Dobson, Sean Henley and Alex Crowe

 

The 16s next fixture is on Saturday 25th March at Bendigo Bank Stadium starting 9am.