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Sharks Senior Camp

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 2:43 PM

The Sharks preseason culminated last weekend with our two-day senior camp.

After three months of rigorous training, the camp was an opportunity for our boys to come together ahead of a big WAFL season.

Coach Rob Wiley said the playing group got a solid training session whilst enjoying the camp environment.

“It gave our new guys a really good opportunity to mix with the existing players and get an understanding of how we want to play in a tight knit group this year,” Wiley said.

“The boys had to complete a few different activities, which were designed around competition.”

Whilst on camp, the boys had the chance to meet the Sharks second oldest known living player- Doug Bamess who played 30 league games between 1950-1951. 

Doug, who now resides in Pemberton, was presented with a Sharks Membership and signed EFFC jumper by President Mark Stewart and Vice President John Ipsen.  

The squad has now commenced in-season training ahead of next week’s preseason match against East Perth at East Fremantle Oval. See below for our Preseason fixtures.

A huge thank you to John Ipsen and Darryn Fry, who did an outstanding job setting up the two-day camp. 

 

 

 

 

 


2018 Preseason

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 11:59 AM

THE MEMBERS DRAW HAS BEEN WON AT $2,500!

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 12:14 PM

Congratulations to Bob Barnes who was present for the Members Draw on Friday, February 23rd and has won the jackpot of $2,500!

This was the final Members Draw and we now have a new format on Friday nights. 

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).

Why not come to the Club for Members Night on a Friday with 9 Seeds providing a delicious menu while The Left Bank staff take care of you at the bar.

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK - FEBRUARY 26TH - MARCH 5TH

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:49 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.

FEBRUARY

Laurie Nugent; Stephen Dennis; Brett Stiubei; Stephen Brown; Guy Netscher.

MARCH

Geoff Dunstone; Brian Stanley; Eddie Donnes; Greg Saunders; Lynette Beasland; Bradley Kjellgren; Alex Montauban; Ian Pendlebury; Graeme Carter; Craig Andrew; Daniel Sweetman.

Willetton FC Coaching Position

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 9:14 AM

Willetton Football Club are seeking a Reserves Coach for the 2018 season. If you’re interested please contact Scott Tognolini : president.willettonfc@gmail.com Or 0424 146 913

EFFC Corporate Golf Day

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 4:18 PM

Golfers Unite for East Fremantle’s Annual Corporate Golf Day! 

Royal Fremantle Golf Course 
18 holes, 4-person Ambrose, Mixed teams welcome                                                                        
Prizes on each hole 
All food & beverages provided

11.30am: Registration & light lunch

12:30pm: Shot Gun start

5:15pm: Pre-dinner cocktails and canapes 

6:30pm: Trophy Presentation Dinner 

EFFC Golf Day Flyer 2018
 

EFFC Golf Day Hole Sponsorship
Sponsorship includes: 
4-person team entry
Naming rights to a hole, including sign displayed at hole
Acknowledgment on EFFC website and Facebook as Golf Day Sponsor
4 Great White memberships
Networking opportunities with other Sponsors and participants
$2,000 (+GST) plus provision of a hole prize (eg voucher)

Interested in Sponsoring a hole? Contact Renee Ciesla 

 

Team Entry: $1,000 per team of 4
RSVP: Monday April 23rd
admin@effc.com.au
9339 5533

 

THE MEMBERS DRAW HAS JACKPOTTED TO $2,500!

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 9:30 AM

The Friday night Member's Draw has jackpotted to $2,500 but you must be there to collect it.

On Friday night, February 16th, Marilyn Waller’s name was drawn out but she wasn’t in attendance to collect the jackpot of $2,450, so the draw has now jackpotted to $2,500.

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 2018 go into the draw and have the opportunity of taking out the jackpot – but of course you must be there for the draw.

Why not come to the Club for Members Night on a Friday with 9 Seeds providing a delicious menu while The Left Bank staff take care of you at the bar

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK - FEBRUARY 19TH - 25TH

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 9:27 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.

Ann Russell; Len Glamuzina; Pamela Coxon; Janice Clark; Tony Basile; Damon Larke; Zachary Wilkinson; Angus Waters.

Strength to Strength

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 5:56 PM

Head of Sports Science, Matthew Riley gives another insight into how the boys are tracking this preseason, 42 days out from Round 1

  • Bit about you in the new role, how you’ve settled in and how the boys have taken to your program
    • I have moved into the role with a strong focus on reducing the injury list from last year. The squad as a whole has amazing depth but unfortunately hasn’t had the best run with injuries the past few seasons.
    • I feel as the playing group and coaching staff have welcomed me into the role and have been very willing to trust the processes I have put in place to have the best opportunity to put our strongest team on the park come round 1.
       
  • Who’s impressed you on the track?
    • Youth (coming up from Colts)
      • Hamish Rodger has come back in fantastic condition over the off season and currently stand as one of our elite runners. Other boys such as Tim Bockman and Zachery Jackson have also shown great promise.
         
  • Senior Players
    • The addition of Griff, Jansen, Beokhorst, Kommer has really made a difference to the team. Their class and leadership has instantly shown within the playing group on the track.
       
  • What’s been the focus(‘s) of preseason?
    • The big focus that the coaching staff have pushed this off season is mental toughness. We know the boys have what it takes to be a great football side but we’ve had to break through a few mental walls for them to realise they have what it takes.
       
  • How did the boys come back after the Christmas Break?
    • The players came back from the Christmas break in good shape and should be commended for their effort during the holiday period.
    • As a playing group they have shown they are willing to put in the effort to get the results as this has been reflected in their time trial result. With most boys running personal bests this season.
       
  • Any one in particular to watch in 2018?
    • It goes without saying that the inclusions of the returning AFL players will give us a massive boost with player depth. If we are able to get good seasons out of them I am confident we will be able to push any side this season.
    • One player I’m particularly excited to see is Tommy Marshall. With his newfound running ability he should be exciting to watch this year.
       
  • Focus leading up to the games in March
    • We have some very big inclusions from last year tacking for round 1 vs Peel. The focus right now is to keep training intensity high and get as much time on the track as we can.

Preseason with Juppy

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 4:20 PM

March 30, March 30, March 30... that date has kept me going through another gruelling pre-season. March 30, our first game on a Friday afternoon against the reigning premiers Peel, finally our chance to make up for a dismal showing last season. 

Pre-season never gets easier, but I can comfortably say this year has been my toughest, both mentally and physically. It’s a long summer when you put in the performances we did last season and the reality of where we are at has pushed our training intensity to a new level. You can’t get better doing the same things, and on that note, we’ve trained longer and harder every single night. Our training has been completely stripped down and I don’t think I’ve ever had more touches of the footy than what I’ve had this pre-season. The thinking behind that is to make sure we are fit and we use the ball well, the two key fundamentals to winning WAFL football.

The club has definitely seen a lot of change in the past 6 months. It was sad to see our old conditioning coach Ashley Cripps move on at the end of last year, but with change brings fresh ideas, methods and a rejuvenated vibe. Matt Riley and Tom Newman from Ludus Sports Performance gym have come on board and haven’t missed a beat. Some of the changes they’ve implemented should see a significant reduction in injuries. They are class operators and should see our stars on the park fit and healthy.

Another significant change this years has been the introduction of SAS army staffers taking the group for a 30-45-minute session of hell every Monday and Friday. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t dread seeing the battle ropes, boxing gloves, kettlebells and sleds unpacking out of their trucks each night.  But as the sessions have passed they’ve become more bearable - we have certainly got stronger in the body and more importantly the mind.

We have been blessed this year with a few high-profile recruits and some gun colts premiership players coming up. A sentence on a few impressing on the track;

Nick Kommer - Hard nose bull! Exciting player to watch and one that strikes fear in to the opposition.

Jon Griffin – Tough and resilient leader, his presence has lifted our standards immensely. He’s going to be a great club captain.

Blaine Boekhorst - All class, a good mate of mine from way back. His skill and speed are a level above the WAFL. 

Jarred Jansen - best on track over pre-season by a mile. He’s trained the house down and will slot in nicely anywhere on the ground (hopefully down back with me).

Jordan Snadden - Unassuming hard worker with a sizzling left foot. Exciting addition to the mid forward rotation.

Cameron Loersch - The big fella has had a slight injury setback so he hasn’t seen much track time. Can clunk them though and I can’t wait to see him duking them up forward in the ones.

Russell Wynne – A young livewire mid forward from down south, can sell some of the best candy you’ll see.

Chris Scott - Hard running utility defender, unlucky not to get drafted after a great year in the colts. Could easily play round 1 if he continues to training well.

And finally, I’d love to thank the club for their faith in me and my leadership by announcing me as the Vice-Captain, it’s a great honour and something I’ll continue to cherish. As I sign off I’m getting ready to attend our annual pre-season camp down south, which will be a great opportunity for our fresh rejuvenated group to really gel.

We’re super excited about 2018, the year of the shark!

-Matthew Jupp