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16s Squad Match Report vs Perth Demons

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 2:51 PM

The East Fremantle 16s squad had their fixture against Perth on Saturday afternoon at Shark Park after coming off a bye. In perfect conditions both sides had only been defeated once, so this match was going to be a battle of the best.

From the first bounce we hit the ground running with some brilliant tap work from Rueben McGuire to midfielder Trey Ruscoe to get the ball forward, but Perth rebounded strongly to hit the score board first.  The Sharks soon responded with goals from Sean Henley and Josh Goodwin with some quick ball movement from stoppages. The boys had a good first quarter being very accurate in front of the big sticks kicking 4 straight to Perth’s 3.4.

The Sharks missed a few opportunities in the second quarter, kicking 6 goals 4 but held Perth to 1 goal with some excellent defence work from Josh Harris-Walker, Jai Jackson, Darcey Rowe and Ben Wardle. Trent Rivers and Tristian Crouch were very creative with the football and provided run and carry.

After the half time break it was back to business for the sharks. We were again a little wayward in front of goal and some costly turnovers hurt us with Perth having scoring opportunities. Hayden Redmond and Tristian crouch were very good when in and under for the ball and Tom Denton showed some run and carry from half back.

In the final quarter the Sharks defended well and worked as a team with the movement of the footy. Jeremy Sharp, Sean Henley and Trey Ruscoe were brilliant through the middle and created opportunities up forward. The Sharks kicked 3.3 to Perth’s 2.1 to come out as victors in what was a solid game.

Goals – Wood 2, Henley 2, Ruscoe 1, Wardle (#30) 1, Goodwin 1, Sharp 1, Warner 1 and McPartland 1.

Best – McGuire, Henley, Crouch, Ruscoe, Rivers and Harris-Walker.

EFFC - 10.10.70

PFC – 8.7.55

The 16s squad final fixture is against Swan Districts at Shark Park 11th April at 9am.

THE MEMBERS DRAW HAS JACKPOTTED TO $700!

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 9:50 AM

The Friday night Member's Draw has jackpotted to $700 but you must be there to collect it.

On Friday night, April  7th Scott McDonald’s  name was drawn out but he wasn’t in attendance to collect the jackpot of $650, so the draw has now jackpotted to $700.

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.

There will be no Members Night this Friday due to it being Good Friday.

PLAYER AUCTION WINNERS

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

1st   -  L. Anthony – Group 15 - AOS

2nd -   J. Marsh – Group 12 - AOS

3rd -    R. Lester-Smith – Group 7 - HIllseez  

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK - APRIL 10TH - 17TH

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 9:15 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.

Michael Andrews; Paula Brenssell; Ron Elliott; Brian Peake; Robert Simpson; Paul Booth; Lee-Anne McNamara; Iain Freeman; Deborah Preedy; Justin Sgherza; Annette Shellam; Neil Lester-Smith; Ron Adams; Andrew Green; Mark Freeman; Evan Lewis; Cale Hooker; Tom Eastaugh.

Return of O’Brien to Spark Sharks

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 9:59 AM

Brock O’Brien, the 2015 Lynn Medallist and proven match winner, will line up for his 100th East Fremantle League game today when the Sharks take on Perth Demons at Lathlain Park. 

With many pundits suggesting that his WAFL career was over, O’Brien has been training very well and is fit as ever. 

Despite setbacks from his surgery at the end on 2016, where at times he felt he may not get back, O’Brien is raring to go and will now see his name sitting on the number 15 locker alongside club greats like Trevor Sprigg and Len Anderson.

His inclusion will no doubt lift his team mates, whether it be his delivery off half back or kicking goals, as the boys search for their first win of the season.

Following their defeat at the hands of Peel in round two, the Sharks will look to bounce back and show grit after the bye.

Coach Rob Wiley has again made changes to the line up in a bid to find a balanced side that staff, players and supporters hope will get Old Easts their first win of the 2017 season.

This week’s 25 will see two boys debut in Corey Holmes and Joel Kalazjic.

 The versatile Holmes who has shown he can play across all lines on the field, bringing speed and hardness. The Canningvale product came through East Fremantle’s talent pathway and has transitioned into seniors very well after a fantastic 2016 season in the colts, where he was runner-up in the Trott Medal by just the single vote.

Kalazjic, who registered 17 games for Perth, will debut against his former team with plenty to prove. He has impressed throughout the pre-season, with his neat left foot kick that will hopefully benefit the forwards as he delivers from half back and the wing.

After finding plenty of the ball in the development league a fortnight ago, Dion Anthony also comes back in to the squad, along with mobile ruck/forward Stokes, young defender Josef Hebiton and Sean Henson.  Out of the side goes forward Moreno, young defender Harrold, midfielder Schleicher and the injured Conor Regan.

In earlier games, both the Colts and Development League teams will look to bounce back from unlucky narrow defeats two weeks ago.  A number of young, talented players are performing well, which is encouraging for the season ahead.

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK - APRIL 3RD - 9TH

Monday, April 3, 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.

Richard Lewis; Graham Harding; Ken Lally; Colin Richards; Lynette Howard; Chris Lewis; Sandra Taylor; Kerry Anne Cooper; Ronice Craven; Neil Magee; Paul Bennett; Peter Chamberlain; Wayne Glaskin; Miles Franklin; Liam Atkinson; Mia Wilshaw.

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