Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 2:27 PM

The 2018 Annual Report is now available to view online. You just need to go to the tab The Club on our website and then into Annual Report and click on the link 2018 Annual Report to see the report, or click here 

For those who opted on their membership renewal form to have their report mailed to them, they will be in the post on 5th December – so keep an eye on the post.


Monday, December 3, 2018 - 8:42 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.

Maureen Gathercole; Daryl Gore, Pam Morris; William Keenan; Steven Luff; Luciano Di Fonzo; Jamie Kelly; Uldis Zile; Mark Harding; Peter Burge; Chris Pobjoy; Simon White; Carmelo Lamacchia; Jodi Pailthorpe; Kris Greer; Michael Quirk; Jarrod Taylor; Aaron Sandilands; Michael Innes; Stephanie Wills; Jamie Meade; Tom Wright; Amy Browning; Kady Moynihan.


Friday, November 30, 2018 - 4:02 PM

The East Fremantle Football Club is pleased to announce the return of some exciting former Sharks and the signing of a promising youngster. 

Tom Bennett returns after spending the 2018 away with work. Bennett had an excellent debut season for the Sharks in 2017, playing 16 league games and averaging 18 touches- an effort that earned himself Best First Year player. He can play through the Midfield, either Inside or Outside, as well across half back. 

Kyle Baskerville was a highly rated Junior that was cut down with injuries through his Colts years at Shark Park. A hard-running winger, Baskerville took time away from the WAFL, playing a full season with Rockingham in the Peel Football League (PFL) this year. Looking to establish himself at League level, Kyle will be a player to watch in the 2019 season. 

2016 Henry Jeffery Medallist (Reserves Best & Fairest) Jesse Adamini, had a strong start in 2017 but battled through the season with injury. Adamini registered 16 games for the Sharks over 2016 and 2017 season, showing plenty of promise through the midfield. After having this season off to travel, Jesse returns to Shark Park determined to pick up where he left off.

Kyle Havelberg joins the club from Peel Thunder. Kyle is a tough Inside Mid who was a member of the 2017 Colts Team of the Year. Kyle spent the 2018 season at Rockingham in the PFL. Yet to make his League debut, Kyle will be looking to impress throughout Pre-Season.

Andrew Stokes, who registered 13 league games for the Sharks is an athletic defender with a penetrating kick that can play ruck and forward.




Monday, November 26, 2018 - 10:45 AM

Nominations for 1 x President and 4 x Directors closed on Friday, November 16th, 2018.

We are pleased to convey that Mark Stewart has been announced as President for a further two year term after there were no further nominations received for this position as at the close of nominations on November 16th, 2018.

We had 6 nominations for 4 Director positions, so now we go to an election for Directors.

The candidates are:

*              EDINGER, David

                JONES, Wayne

*              MIGUEL, Stephen

                BRENNAN, Michael

                CONDON, Damien

*              CHATFIELD, Kim

*              Denotes current Director seeking re-election

Information regarding the election will be posted to financial members this week with Ballot papers to be returned to the Club by 5:00pm on Tuesday, 11th December. 2018


Nominated by:  Bob Uittenbroek   Seconded by:  Con Tripi

David was elected to the Board in 2005 and given the role of increasing our income revenue by attracting new sponsors to the club.  David’s network of contacts has delivered a number of corporate sponsors to the Club and has played an active role in fundraising events, such as our Annual Auction and Corporate Golf day. David grew up in Moss Street and now lives in Allen Street, East Fremantle and is the owner of Edinger Real Estate, a family business with over thirty years experience in Residential & Commercial Sales and Management. Edinger Real Estate has been a sponsor of the EFFC for over 15 years and provided several players employment over the years. David was awarded Life Membership in 2017.

Nominated by:  Neil Lester-Smith       Seconded by:  Len Hitchen

Born and raised in East Fremantle in a passionate Sharks family, now living in Melville with my family.  During my youth I played in the East Fremantle district, including the EFFC under 17’s development squad, my brother also played at EFFC during the early 80’s.  My father Ron Jones was on the EFFC board as a Director and then Vice President.

Recently I completed a three (3) year term on the Management Committee at the Swan Yacht Club, with the portfolio of governance that strengthen the club culture.  Including managing a $5.8 million club facilities renovation whilst on the SYC Building Committee.

With over 30 years business experience including; Chief Executive of the Institute of Building Technology Western Australia, Building Studies lecturer, registered builder and senior project manager of commercial and residential developments.  I would voice a strong EFFC viewpoint to the Town Council on the impending ground development and strengthen club governance.  My qualifications include:  Dip Bldg; Dip Mngment, Dip Builders Reg (WA), Dip Inst. Dsgn, Grad Dip Mngment (Learning).

It’s important we develop a performance culture to help get the mighty Sharks “back on track”, ensuring that there is a culture of teamwork and co-operation.  These are important to the present and future of our great Club.

Given the opportunity, I would bring great passion, along with a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Board of the East Fremantle Football Club.

I seek your support during this important election.

Nominated by:  Kim Chatfield       Seconded by:  Mark Stewart

Steve Miguel joined the Board of Directors in 2011.  Steve is a Life Member of the East Fremantle Football Club and a long time servant to our great game in the East Fremantle District.

Steve was formerly the East Fremantle Junior Football Club Competition Director and has been involved in junior football in some capacity in our district in excess of 30 years.

He is the conduit to our 15 EFFC District Junior Clubs and heavily involved in our junior football and talent identification.

He is a well respected and connected in our football community.  He is also owner of local electrical contractor firm LM Poole Pty. Ltd

Nominated by:   Tony Buhagiar   Seconded by:  Trevor Jennings – Vice President – PP&OA

“After spending the last 3 years in a support role to the East Fremantle Football Club (EFFC) Board it is now time to add to the stability of the current structure and be elected as a Director of the great EFFC.

As a Past Player and lifelong supporter, I am now in a position to offer my time to the EFFC having recently sold a start-up Business that I was instrumental in founding back in 1991.The experience from this, my playing career, some coaching roles and having been a Director on the West Coast Eagles FC Board gives me the necessary skills to advise on subjects both on and off the field.

As we are aware, WAFL Clubs face many challenges and East Fremantle are certainly not exempt to many of these, whether we are talking on field performance or the financial struggle that continues off-field.

With your support I look forward to helping the Club so many more young footballers can graduate through the ranks and wear the Blue & White Jumper with Pride as I did in the past.”

Nominated by:     Len Hitchen   Seconded by:  Stephen Waller

As a 3 times Premiership player with the Sharks, it saddens me deeply to see this proud and great club in its current situation.  I want to do something about, and I want your support by voting me onto the Board.

I am a passionate and hard working individual, and will not rest until the “tide turns” and we return our club to its rightful position as one of the most respected, and feared WAFL clubs.

A business broker, I am the General Manager of Southern Cross Broker Network, who offer a wide range of financial services, including home and investment loans, commercial loans, and other financial services.

Through this lifestyle, I have learnt the importance of basic things like culture, respect, and organisational structures that make a successful business stand out from the rest.

Many of these practices can be applied to the Board Structure of EFFC, and I would welcome the opportunity to represent you at this level.  It’s time for a change, so come with me.



Nominated by:  Steve Miguel    Seconded:  Bob Uittenbroek

Kim Chatfield, 58 years old, married with one child. Former player and Henry Jeffery Medallist, Chairman of selectors for 3 years, board member and sponsor for 4 years. Heavily involved in the fundraising and reunions at the club. Through my company I have supplied all the replacement globes for the floodlighting of the oval plus supplied all the new LED Batten’s throughout the clubrooms. I am very keen to continue as a board member. I still have a lot to offer and I am determined to see the East Fremantle Football Club back where they belong being a part of September action.


Monday, November 26, 2018 - 9:08 AM

Congratulations to Ros Anderson who was the winner of the draw in the Friday night Member's Draw on November 23rd.

To reward members who patronise the Club on Friday nights, members will receive a ticket each Friday for a draw to win $100 which will go onto their membership card for use at the Club. (The membership card can be used for drinks, meals and merchandise).

The draw takes place every Friday night between 6:30pm and 7:30pm in the main bar.

PLEASE NOTE:  There will be no Friday night meals until further notice.


Monday, November 26, 2018 - 8:53 AM

The East Fremantle Football Club would like to advise the funeral details for Wilson Onions for those wishing to attend the funeral.

The Funeral Service for the late Mr Wilson Leonard Onions of Myaree will be celebrated at the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, 497 Marmion St, Booragoon at 1.00pm FRIDAY (30.11.2018).

For those attending the funeral Wilson's family have suggested wearing blue and white.

A Private Cremation will take place at a later time.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to East Fremantle Football Club or Silverchain. 


Monday, November 26, 2018 - 8:50 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.


Desmond Martiensen; Val McConkey; Janine Onions; Jim Pianto; Ian Watson; Barbara McHugh; Bruce Morgan; Stephen Hall; Richard Johnston; Kevin Bassett; Timothy Heard; Josef Hebiton; Cobie Wise; Ben Ruscoe.


Gary Stockden; Gary Coxon; Claude Buralli; Eilish Williams; Jarad Ould; Joel Kalajzic; Stephanie Sparke; Archie Roberts.

Joyce Joins the Lions

Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 12:50 PM

The East Fremantle Football Club is delighted to congratulate Tom Joyce on his selection in the 2018 AFL Draft.

18-year-old Joyce will be heading to the Brisbane Lions, selected with pick number 40 in Friday’s draft.

Despite only playing three Colts games this year due to a hip operation, Joyce still managed to grab the attention of recruiters having starred in 2017 for the State under-18 side and the Sharks in colts premiership.

Brisbane Lions, Recruiting Manager Steve Conole, said: 

“He’s a really smart, evasive midfielder with clean hands. His handball use is elite and sets him apart from other players within this draft pool. 

Congratulations Joycey!!

Sharks Riding for Multiple Sclerosis

Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 12:15 PM

‘MS is life changing but not life ending’ – Noel Johnstone.

That was the message Noel had for the thirteen East Fremantle players riding in his honor this Sunday as part of the MSWA Ocean Ride.

The Sharks team, led by Lachy Bailey, are riding for Noel Johnstone who was diagnosed with Primary Progressive MS in 2015.

As sports trainer for 37 years, where his services combined at AFL, WAFL and WAAFL levels, MS was something Noel thought he would never have.

“I thought I was immortal…but I got to 50 and found I was mortal,” Noel said.

His message for the boys was to make the most of life.

“Always embrace life every day and every opportunity you get to spend doing stuff you love, because for me although I can’t do football anymore, I’m still mentoring out at my Amateur club helping develop trainers, and I’ve moved into media just to be able to give back.

“For the guys giving back, it does actually get you there to know that someone’s thinking about you.”

His devotion, sacrifice and passion for the football club is truly remarkable and a reflection of his great character. Noel’s incredible spirit and can-do attitude is reflected as he continues his great work in WA sport, through the broadcasting radio station ‘Smashcrew Sports Show 100.9 FM’.

“I wanted to give a big shout out to Lachy for thinking of me and for the blokes who don’t know me for stepping up,” Noel said.

Leaving the boys with a powerful message, Noel stated “we all have a life but it’s how we live it that matters and you guys doing this is actually much appreciated.”

If you are able to donate, please head to the page here >>  https://mswaoceanride.org.au/champion/2018/EastFremantleSharks


Friday, November 23, 2018 - 9:12 AM

The East Fremantle Football Club was deeply saddened to hear the news that Wilson Onions passed away on November 22nd, 2018.

Wilson “Spring” Onions has been around the Club forever, and throughout has been committed passionately to the blue and white.

He played 101 games between 1952  - 1960 and was a Premiership Player in 1957.

Wilson was given Life Membership of the Club in 1963 and inducted into the East Fremantle Hall of Fame in  2012.

He was President of the East Fremantle Past Players and Officials Association for over 40 years and was still an active member, and the Past Players Association named their members room area the Wilson Onions Room.

Wilson was a very passionate and loyal East Fremantle member and will be missed by all at the Club.