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BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK - OCTOBER 30TH - NOVEMBER 5TH

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 9:30 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.

OCTOBER

Ken Bayley; Susan Davey; Graham Taylor; Jordan Dorotich; Jason Brown.

NOVEMBER

Ines Wallace; Glenys Salmon; Barbara Hitchen; Jerry Giankulos; Judy Lawson; Jay Walsh; Lee Durston; Marilyn Waller; Margaret Cooper; Phil Waters; Noel Avery;  Allan Rose; Shayne Rice; Mark Parish; Scott Marshall; Brett Rodgers; Kate Bockman; Kurt Graham; Dennon Pike; Samuel Lewis; Aaron Hewson; Casey Small;  Lewis Conick; Blair Drysdale; Angus Zappelli; Henry Zappelli; Kingston McClure; Aiden Burke

Big Griff is Back

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 11:36 AM

The East Fremantle Football Club is thrilled to announce the key signing of Jonathon Griffin, a passionate Sharks man who will once again pull on the Blue and White, for seasons 2018 & 2019.

Following 12 strong years in the AFL system, where he played 97 senior games, Griffin returns to the club where he was selected in the 2005 Rookie Draft at pick number 21 by the Adelaide Crows.  He made his debut in round 1, 2007 and played 41 games for the Crows, before being traded to Fremantle at the end of the 2010 season.  Griffin added a further 56 games in his 7 seasons at the Dockers. 

During the 2011 and 2012 seasons, Griffin played 16 games for the Sharks (when not selected for Fremantle) and was lauded for the way he showed great leadership and passion for his beloved club.  He was instrumental in East Fremantle’s grand final comeback in 2012, when the Sharks fell agonisingly short of the ultimate success.

Further testament to the man, Griffin has been a key leadership figure and player for Peel Thunder under the alignment model.  He was part of Peel’s history in 2016 being a part of the club’s first premiership and in 2017 Griffin played a significant role for Peel finishing 5th in the competition for hit outs in just 14 games. He has also shown an ability to go forward and kick goals under pressure.  In 2015 Griffin was awarded the Docker’s best clubman.

In speaking of his return to ‘Shark Park’ Griffin said it’s great to be back playing for the club he supported as a kid.

“I couldn’t be happier,” he said.

“I’m looking forward to hopefully playing some finals football in the next couple of years and I think there are some exciting times ahead.”

Coach Rob Wiley is delighted to have Griffin back at East Fremantle to not only lead the ruck division, but to be a key figure in driving the expectations and standards of the club.

“It’s great to have not only his talent but his leadership and passion to bring success back to this footy club,” Wiley said.

Following the return of Jansen a month ago, Griffin is the next major signing in the Sharks’ aggressive recruitment campaign for season 2018.  Welcome back “Jonno.”

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK - OCTOBER 23RD - 29TH

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 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.

Lawrence Morrell; Alma Tempra; Eleanor Atkinson; Helmut Vosatka; Colin Richardson; Rodney Brown; Murray Fraser; Doug Green; Ivor Owen; William Bloomfield; Lindsay Daniels; David Hird; Greg Kalajzic; Christina Fahey; Narelle Craig; Ryan Igglesden; Neil Gardner; Craig Brown; Michael Stork; Trevor Boothey; Sophie Staniforth; Sam Read; Natasha Vaughan-Taylor; Mark Nelson; Michael Gerovich; Bailey Brown; Ella Pearce; Lucas Berden; Quintin Gamer; Eamon Wilkes.

Community TAB recognises East Fremantle as 'Hero Club’

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:50 PM

East Fremantle was the proud recipient of the ‘Hero Club’, awarded by Community TAB for our work with the Kai Eardley Fund.

Community TAB wanted to recognise and reward WAFL Clubs that have best shown their local community support, with each being awarded $1,000.

For the Kai Eardley Fund, this will facilitate a workshop for up to 50 boys, focused on breaking the ‘man code.’

Earlier this year, the same workshop was delivered to 47 of our players, with a phenomenal response (read more). 

Community TAB is very proud to have been sponsor of the WAFL Halftime Show for 2017 and to give back to clubs and not-for-profit organisations through the 'Hero Club' initiative.

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK – OCTOBER 16th – 22nd

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 10:38 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.

Doug Andrews; Des Cornish; Matt Gill; Helen Lewis; Wesley Matthews; George Atkinson; Karen McGrath; Julie Green; Mark Gorman; Neil Townsend; Clive Pewsey; Ken Preedy; Grant Harrison; Rick Calway; Melanie Marsh; Graeme Gemmell; Bradley Harwood; Ian Renton; Georgia Scarffe; Jonathon Marsh; Alexander Ashfield; Jake Diggle; Oliver Bodlovich; Zeke Leather; Anderson Tilley; Luca Cannell; Ben Piggott; Zach Spencer; Monty Stork; Leo Stork.

THE MEMBERS DRAW HAS JACKPOTTED TO $1,900

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 9:57 AM

The Friday night Member's Draw has jackpotted to $1,900 but you must be there to collect it.

On Friday night, October 13th Geoffrey Veitch’s name was drawn out but he wasn’t in attendance to collect the jackpot of $1,850, so the draw has now jackpotted to $1,900.

 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.

Thanks Watto

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 12:34 PM

It is with sadness that after two years with the East Fremantle Football Club, Matthew Watson has decided to return home to Melbourne.

A loyal servant for the Sharks, Watson’s durability has been a key asset, not missing a game in his time with the club.

After finding his feet during his first year at Shark Park, 2017 was an outstanding season for the 25-year old, one that saw him finish second in the Lynn Medal Count. With injuries plaguing our side, Watson certainly stepped up this year playing a versatile role throughout the ground, mainly as a ruck / key forward.  Watson kicked more goals than any other Shark and finished 6th for total contested marks in the competition.  Despite not being a genuine ruck, he finished 12th in the competition for hit-outs and 11th for those to advantage. He also ranked 1st for inside 50s for the Sharks.

Watson joined the Sharks after being delisted by Carlton in 2015. He played 23 AFL games for the Blues in four years. Having worked with senior coach Rob Wiley during that time, he made the move to the Perth on a two-year contract.

A return to Melbourne was always on the table at some stage. Whilst he would have loved to stay at the Club, a job opportunity that was too good for Watson to turn down sees him head home where he will play for his club of origin.

When meeting with club officials on Thursday, and confirmed by his Facebook post a short time later, Watson thanked everyone at the Club for their support and for making him feel so welcome.  He thoroughly enjoyed his time and considers himself a part of the “Shark Family.”

The East Fremantle Football Club would also like to thank Watson for his dedication and passion to the club and wish him all the best in his move home. 

East Fremantle keen to lure axed Dockers ruckman Jon Griffin back to the club

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 9:06 AM

Article by Jordan McArdle, published in the West Australian- available here

 

East Fremantle will meet axed Fremantle ruckman Jon Griffin this week in a bid to lure him back to the club.

Griffin was cut by the Dockers after a career 97 games in 11 seasons, which included 41 at Adelaide. Sharks coach Rob Wiley is keen to secure the 31-year-old for 2018.

Recruiting an experienced big man is high on the agenda after having to use a makeshift ruckman in 195cm Matthew Watson for the majority of last season.

“We’ll be catching up with Jon and seeing what his intentions are, as disappointed as he is (about being de-listed),” Wiley said.

“He’s another East Fremantle boy who would fit in very nicely to where we want to head.”

Injury will prevent fellow Sharks product Garrick Ibbotson, who retired from AFL ranks after featuring in Peel Thunder’s WAFL premiership last month, re-joining his old club.

The 177-game defender recently had hip surgery and is unlikely to play at any level in the near future, but may be enticed to return to East Fremantle in a coaching capacity.

The Sharks have signed midfielder Jarrad Jansen. He has been de-listed by Brisbane after four seasons in the AFL.

After being restricted to just one full WAFL game in 2017 due to a string of injuries, former Kangaroo Liam Anthony has re-committed to the Sharks for next year.

Meanwhile, three WA teenagers have been included in the 2017-18 AFL Academy level two squad.

Wyndham-bred Claremont speedster Jason Carter, East Fremantle colts premiership midfielder Tom Joyce and skilful Perth product Ian Hill were among the 32-player list.

 

 

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK - OCTOBER 9TH- 15th

Monday, October 9, 2017 - 2:35 PM

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.

Maureen Stewart; Charles Cray; Fran Faulkner; Jack Roberts; John Anderson; Michael Deering; Peter Alexander; Robert Wearne; Brearley Hollingsworth; Thomas Sweeny; Stephanie D’Orazio; Philip McCann; Robyn Holmes; Catherine Wofenden; Steve Schleicher; Paul Williams; Steve Quill; Natalie Sereca; Sam Wendt; Shane Jez; Glenn Brown; Marcus Procopio; Geoffrey Veitch; Joshua Hellewell; Thomas Quaife; Evangeline Gooch; Chelsea McNeill; Samara Pluschke; Jayden Quill; Tessa Doumanis; Emma Zanoli; Ellyn McGlone; Liam Sheridan; Jermaine DeSilva; Cooper Serano.

Sharks Caulfield Cup Race Night

Monday, October 9, 2017 - 2:05 PM

Join us at Shark Park for our Second Caufield Cup Calcutta.

Have you wanted to attend a Calcutta but never quite understood what it’s all about? Click hereto watch a short video, explaining the night. It’s simpler than you probably think!

Venue:                               East Fremantle Football Club – Main Lounge

When:                               Friday, October 20th, 5.30pm start

Cost:                                 $20.00 (which includes ample finger food, free middy upon entry, and Panel Show)

Calcutta Tickets:               $10 each

MC:                                  David Shortte (Tab Touch Media)

Hear From:                        Neil Pinner (Chairman Perth Racing) 

               Simon Miller (Trainer)

               Peter Walsh (Leading Owner)

Please RSVP to Renee (renee.ciesla@effc.com.au) or Julie reception@effc.com.au 9339 5533