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BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK - MARCH 4 - 10

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 9:01 AM

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK – MARCH 4 - 10

The following members are celebrating their birthdays this week and we would like to wish them all a very Happy Birthday.

Lance Widdicombe; Graham Dingle; Derek Whiteford; Brian Freeman; Owen Davies;Tony Munrp; Alan Christian; Ric Nicholas; Stephen Musson; Mark Paget; Murray Townsend; Aldona D’Angelo; Clinton Browning; Brad Snell;  Graeme Porteous; Robert Iemmolo; Bradley Kjellgren; Taryn Tapper; Kristy Nelmes; Kieran King; Tyler Chalwell; Max Duffy; Jake Solomon; Anthony Di Lello; Thomas Joyce; Benjamin Wheaton; Brody Blennerhassett; Drew Hicks; Fionna Watson.

Follow the Game Live

Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 1:57 PM

Tune into the Shark's live coverage of the Preseason game Vs. Subiaco.

Follow the link and tune in with commentary from of Ryan Miller and Andrew Owen.

http://www.spreaker.com/user/eastfreamantlefc

WHERE WERE YOU PHIL?

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 9:00 AM

WHERE WERE YOU PHIL?

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

On Friday night just past, February 22, Phil Merendino’s name was drawn out but he wasn’t in attendance so the draw has jackpotted by $50 to $600.

The draw takes place every Friday night between 6:30pm and 7:00pm in the main bar. 

You have to be in it to win it! Only those members who are financial for 2013 go into the draw, so once your membership fees are paid you have the opportunity of taking out the jackpot – but of course you have to be there for the draw.

If the Member's Jackpot is not incentive enough we also have crackerjack pricing over the bar from 4:00pm to 6:00pm with $3.70 middy's just as an example of the affordability.

Members information briefing

Monday, February 25, 2013 - 2:09 PM

On Friday night February 22nd, members were briefed on the facilities following recent reports regarding the East Fremantle Oval precinct.

CEO, Adam Kelly, stated that the Club is committed to working with the Town of East Fremantle with continued tenure at East Fremantle Oval the preferred option.  He also explained that the Town of East Fremantle had been supportive of the Club's facility needs and had acknowledged that something needed to happen.

In brief, Adam explained that:

* The Town of East Fremantle has commissioned a building condition report to understand the structural integrity and current state of facilities.

* The Club has submitted facility requirements to the West Australian Football Commission which detail usage requirements and sizes of rooms required.

* The next steps will be dictated by the building condition report which may or may not preclude refurbishment as an option.

* Costing of either a new facility or a refurbished one will need to be estimated.

* Funding will need to be sought.  If there is a likely funding shortfall and this shortfall is significant our facility requirements may be dependent on the ability of Council to be able to develop the precinct through residential and commercial development which would require a change to the current Class A status of the precinct through Parliament.  The possibility of this has been the focus of recent media and community attention.

* The Club would welcome the community in utilising the precinct and believes that the project needs to deliver greater access and usibility.

* Community consultation is the responsibility of the Town of East Fremantle.  As a Club we can share our objectives for the site and let the community know that we want to be here and would like their support to be here.

* No progress on facility requirements at East Fremantle Oval is not an option.  The Club will face increasing pressures if we do not have an outcome that delivers on our facility needs of today and the foreseeable future.  If the Club cannot achieve the outcomes it would like to at East Fremantle Oval then the Club needs to consider what is in the best interests of members, supporters, players, coaches etc., for the future.  If there is better alternatives to be explored they will need to be explored, however, staying at East Fremantle Oval is the preferred option.

President, Con Tripi, and fellow Directors were available for questioning following the briefing.

The Club will continue to inform members of any progress.

 

2013 Season Preview: Part 1

Monday, February 25, 2013 - 2:04 PM

With only two weeks until the opening round of the 2013 WAFL Premiership Season, effc.com.au is going to preview the fast approaching season with a two-part Season Preview.

Part One - Looking Back

The Sharks had a magnificent season in all three grades but were unable to bring any silverware back to Moss Street.

Season 2012 began for the Sharks in Round 3, with a massive 44 point win over reigning Premiers Claremont at East Fremantle Oval.

The winning streak continued for just one more game against Peel Thunder, before the Subiaco curse continued as they registered their first loss for the season.

A loss to East Perth made it two defeats in a row but East Fremantle bounced back with a three match-winning streak.

The Sharks thumped South Fremantle by 85 points, Perth by 26 points and then recorded a thrilling come-from-behind win against West Perth by 2 points.

East Fremantle’s form the then seesawed over the next four games winning two and losing two.

By Round 13 the Sharks sat fourth on the Ladder with seven wins and four loses, just six points clear of fifth-placed West Perth.

The Sharks then cemented themselves in the Top Four after hitting a purple patch, w winning four games straight games.

They entered Round 19 sitting second on the Ladder, equal with Claremont on Premiership Points.

What happened next was East Fremantle’s only noticeable imperfection of the season, a 98 point thumping from Claremont.

Leading Goal Kicker Max Duffy went down with a leg injury that ended his League season, while Richard Hadley missed the next two matches after his cheekbone was fractured in an incident involving reigning Sandover Medalist Luke Blackwell.

A four point loss to South Fremantle followed before the Sharks finally bounced back with a resounding 103 point win over West Perth.

The win kick started a remarkable five game winning streak that was only brought to an end on Grand Final day.

Old-Easts beat the Royals by 7 points in Round 23 and Peel Thunder by 54 points in Round 24.

By the end of the Season East Fremantle had finished third on the Premiership Table, with 14 wins and 6 losses, earning them a home final.

Moss Street filled out for what was a rematch of the 2010 1st Semi Final, however the Sharks avenged their 14-point loss from two years earlier with a massive 47 point win. 

Rob Young and Leith Teakle both kicked three goals in the win, with Teakle playing in his first ever Finals win in his 164th League appearance.

The Sharks then turned up for what was one of their best performances of the year, booking themselves a spot in the Grand Final with a sensational 27 point win over Swan Districts in front of a crowd of five-and-a-half thousand.

Mark McGough played one of his finest games of the season; collecting 29 possessions while Steven Dodd held Swans spearhead Ashley Hanson to one goal. 

The win meant the Sharks would take on Claremont in the Grand Final, their first League Grand Final since 2000.

Many Sharks fans would care to forget Grand Final day as they witnessed the Colts, Reserves and League all stumble at the final hurdle.

The League’s Grand Final loss could be put down to a poor first quarter, which saw Claremont take a 47 point lead into the first break.

East Fremantle appeared inspired in the second term kicking six goals to three before a stunning third quarter saw the underdogs go into the final break just 7 points down.

Despite getting within a point of Claremont late into the final stanza, the reigning Premiers managed to outrun the dogged Sharks and win by 26 points.

Ruckman Jonathon Griffin was magnificent in a near best-on-ground performance that saw him kick three goals, take eight marks and win 48 hit-outs.

Bradd Dalziell also battled hard in the Sharks midfield picking up 25 disposals and taking 10 marks.

Rob Young was highly influential in the forward line kicking three goals.

14 players made their League Debuts in 2012, while Steven Dodd and Andrew Stephen were rewarded for their consistent performances down back with the duo picked in Western Australia’s State side.

Dodd was later rewarded for impressive season, winning his first Lynn Medal.

Josh Simpson (Fremantle), Marco Paparone (Brisbane), Max Duffy (Fremantle) and Harrison Marsh (Sydney) were all taken in the 2012 AFL Nation Draft while Alex Howson (Fremantle) was taken in the 2012 AFL Rookie Draft.

 

Season 2012 at a Glance

No of Players used in League in 2012: 40

Weeks in the top four: 22

Players in 2012 State 16s: Jack Cripps, Grady Tomelty

Players in 2012 State 18s: Josh Simpson, Harry Marsh, Marco Paperone, Andrew Stokes, Lachlan Dennis and Alex Howson

Players in 2012 State team: Steven Dodd, Andrew Stephen

Fairest and Best 2012 League: Steven Dodd

Fairest and Best 2012 Reserves: Aidan Tropiano

Fairest and Best 2012 Colts: Marco Paparone

Top five goal scores (and no of goals): Brock O’Brien 44, Jack Perham 34, Max Duffy 33, Rob Young 27, Bradley Dick 27

 

Looking Forward.

After their remarkable 2012 campaign the Sharks have a big year ahead of them in 2013, with high expectations coming from members, supporters, and the football viewing public.

Thanks to the new ‘Host Clubs’ situation, East Fremantle are set to lose up to 13 home grown AFL listed players in 2014 meaning this season could be their best chance to bring home a Premiership.

East Fremantle start their season on March 16 at home against Swan Districts before having a bye in Round 2.

2013 also sees the East Fremantle Football Club celebrate 60 years at East Fremantle Oval.

Sharks fans can look forward to possible Grand Final revenge in Rounds 9, 15 and 24 of the coming season, when they take on Claremont.

Derbies are always high on the agenda with the two Fremantle Side playing in Rounds 7, 11 and 19.

 

Keep a look out for Part 2 of the 2013 Season Preview, coming next Wednesday.

 

By Ryan Miller – follow him on Twitter @Ryan_DMiller

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK - FEBRUARY 25 - MARCH 3

Monday, February 25, 2013 - 9:02 AM

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK – FEBRUARY 25 – MARCH 3

 The following members are celebrating their birthdays this week and we would like to wish them all a very Happy Birthday.

February:

Akid Sayed; Bill Evans; Jake Shales; Brendan Jaunsems; John Watts; Michael Blesic; Brett Stiubei; Guy Netscher; Stephen Dennis; Anthony Howson; Roger  Sands; Graham Roberts; Sheila Wheeler; Geoffrey Cooper; Laurie Nugent.

March:

Hector Hill; Leo Monaco; Alan Christian; Brian Stanley; Graeme Carter; Doug Sheed; Paul Ruthven; Craig Andrew; Tony Tropiano; Tom Howlett; Sean Henson; Taj Munro.

Sharks Draw First Preseason Game

Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 10:26 PM

East Fremantle’s 2013 campaign has got off to an intriguing start, tying their opening preseason game against Peel Thunder at Bendigo Bank Stadium.

Godfrey Curley had the chance to win the match for the Sharks with a kick after the siren but put the ball out-on-the-full.

While only a practice match the understrength East Fremantle looked shaky at times as they drew against Peel in a seesawing affair, 11.12 (78) to 12.6 (78).

The Sharks started the game slowly with Peel Thunder kicking four goals to two in the first quarter to lead by 13 points at the first break.

An impressive start to the second quarter by East Fremantle saw them steal the lead off Peel.

Goals to Tyler Chalwell and Louis Cronan saw the Sharks extend their lead to 9 points before a goal and a couple of close misses to Peel saw the lead reduced to a point before the half time siren.

Rob Young’s first goal of the match midway through the third term saw the Sharks extend the lead to six points.

Three straight goals to the home side saw the game seesaw back into Peel Thunder’s advantage, before a late goal to Max Duffy reduced the margin to seven points at the final break.

Duffy then switched on in the final term to kick his second and get the Sharks within a point.

Peel Thunder hit back again to regain the lead, but the 50 metre penalty and the resulting goal to East Fremantle’s Ryan Lester-Smith put the Sharks back in front.

Inaccuracy cost East Fremantle throughout the last term as they scored three behinds in a row to push their lead to four points.

An attacking period of play by the Thunder saw them take the lead with just five minutes remaining.

Duffy’s second goal for the quarter and third for the game got East Fremantle back within a point, before a 55 metre bomb by Jack Perham saw the scores tied with under two minutes to go.

East Fremantle’s defense managed to force a turnover and in the dying seconds of the game Godfrey Curley took a mark 55 metres out from goal.

With the scores tied Curley was forced to take his kick after the siren, but his shot drifted to the left and went out-on-the-full.

Mitch Boyle looked lively around the ground, as did perennial ball getter Rory O’Brien.

Duffy’s three goals and speed around the ground was a standout while fellow Dockers listed player Sam Menegola performed impressively in the midfield.

Rob Young looked at his best when he was in the ruck but still looked threatening as a forward option and Richard Hadley was consistent throughout.

Cameron Symonds looked composed in the ruck but might face some pressure from Mack Byron-Prendergast who played well in the reserves.

 

                                    Q1       Q2       Q3       Final

East Fremantle        2.1       6.5       8.5       11.12 (78)

Drew with

Peel Thunder           4.2       6.4       9.6       12.6 (78)

 

Goals:

Duffy 3; Young, Lester-Smith, Hadley, Simpson, Menegola, Henson, Chalwell, Cronan 1

 

Sharks Lead at Half Time.

Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 7:19 PM

At Half Time of the first preseason game for season 2013, East Fremantle lead Peel Thunder by 1 point.

The Sharks started the game slowly with Peel Thunder kicking four goals to two in the first quarter to lead by 13 points.

An impressive start to the second quarter by East Fremantle saw them steal the lead off Peel.

Goals to Tyler Chalwell and Louis Cronan saw the Sharks extened their lead out to 9 points before a goal and a couple of close misses to Peel saw the lead reduced to a point before the half time siren.

                                Q1       Q2

East Fremantle          2.1       6.5 (41)

 

Peel Thunder             4.2       6.4 (40)

 

Goals:

Hadley, Simpson, Henson, Menegola, Chalwell, Cronan 1.

 

 

 

Live Commentary: East Fremantle Vs Peel Thunder

Monday, February 18, 2013 - 2:28 PM

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BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK - FEBRUARY 18 - 24

Monday, February 18, 2013 - 9:45 AM

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK – FEBRUARY 18 - 24

The following members are celebrating their birthdays during February and we would like to wish them all a very Happy Birthday.

Archie Meek; Reginald Walker; Sam Shales; Christopher King; Ky Bolton; Liam Henderson; Jordan Battel; Zac Huxtable; Kyle Bentley; Tyler Greenaway; Philipa Seth; Matt Baseden; Joseph Cuccovia; Fiona McCann; Kymm Kjellgren; Michelle Achurch; Mark Strahan; Damon Larke; Tony Basile; Claude Merendino; Murray King; Janice Clark; Pamela Coxon; Stephen Sharp; Douglas Culkin; Quentin Williams; John Hedley; Jennifer Rowney; Ann Russell; George Stobbs; Don Truscott.