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SEEKING EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR THE ROLE OF GROUND MANAGER - 2013

Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 11:45 AM

 

The East Fremantle Football Club is seeking expressions of interest from anyone who may be interested in taking on the role of Ground Manager for 2013.
The WAFL Ground Manager represents the WAFL and must ensure that the event runs according to WAFL regulations.  
The following is a brief summation of the duties required to perform as a WAFL Ground Manager
To ensure both teams and umpires understand the format and timings of the day, particularly for special events. This would include the supervision of team banners, coin toss, special guests and the positioning of teams for particular functions.
To brief and work closely with security staff. 
To meet with the delegated person from both teams and the nominated Umpire prior to the commencement of the first game of the day at the venue to complete the ground assessment form. Each group represented must sign their consent to play on the oval and that all necessary safety requirements are met.
To ensure that the following staff are in position, suitably equipped and carry out their roles as per WAFL rules
o Timekeeper
o Interchange Steward
o Scoreboard attendant
o Umpire Security
o Team Managers
o Ground PA
To ensure that at ¼ and ¾ time the teams huddle in the allocated positions on the ground and that no person enters the centre square. This should be done in conjunction with the Umpire security and the ground PA.
To assist the Umpire security at ½ and full time in escorting the Umpires from the ground
To complete a match report to be forwarded to the WAFL at the conclusion of the event.
Please forward your expressions of interest to Darryn Fry, Football Operations Manager, at darryn.fry@effc.com.au.  Expressions close on Friday February 15, 2013.

The East Fremantle Football Club is seeking expressions of interest from anyone who may be interested in taking on the role of Ground Manager for 2013.

 

The WAFL Ground Manager represents the WAFL and must ensure that the event runs according to WAFL regulations.  

 

The following is a brief summation of the duties required to perform as a WAFL Ground Manager

To ensure both teams and umpires understand the format and timings of the day, particularly for special events. This would include the supervision of team banners, coin toss, special guests and the positioning of teams for particular functions.

To brief and work closely with security staff. 

To meet with the delegated person from both teams and the nominated Umpire prior to the commencement of the first game of the day at the venue to complete the ground assessment form. Each group represented must sign their consent to play on the oval and that all necessary safety requirements are met.

To ensure that the following staff are in position, suitably equipped and carry out their roles as per WAFL rules

o Timekeeper

o Interchange Steward

o Scoreboard attendant

o Umpire Security

o Team Managers

o Ground PA

To ensure that at ¼ and ¾ time the teams huddle in the allocated positions on the ground and that no person enters the centre square. This should be done in conjunction with the Umpire security and the ground PA.

 

To assist the Umpire security at ½ and full time in escorting the Umpires from the ground

 

To complete a match report to be forwarded to the WAFL at the conclusion of the event.

 

Please forward your expressions of interest to Darryn Fry, Football Operations Manager, at darryn.fry@effc.com.au.  Expressions close on Friday February 15, 2013.

 

WAFL Ground Manager Job Description

 

 

Malaxos & Sharks Ready For Season 2013

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 1:59 PM

With the 2013 WAFL season only 38 days away, East Fremantle’s League Coach Steve Malaxos is working feverishly on preparing his side for another grueling campaign.

2013 will mark Malaxos’ third year as East Fremantle’s League Coach and despite the Grand Final loss last September, he doesn’t feel that this has any added pressure to succeed this season.

“Personally I don’t feel as if I have more drive then previously,

“But I think that some of the footy staff and some of the players think, getting relatively close (to a premiership), that winning a premiership is achievable,

“That’s what we took out of the Grand final rather than disappointment.” he said.

When summing up season 2012 Malaxos said it could be defined by one word, “improved”.

Despite Malaxos considering the East Fremantle squad of a quality to win a Premiership, it’s clear that Malaxos wants the Sharks to improve again in the new season.

“In some respects I think we were actually good enough to win, we just did a few things wrong on Grand Final Day,” he said.

“It’s probably making sure that we don’t do some little fundamental things wrong when the game is on the line, I felt that’s what we did on Grand Final day.”

Malaxos has already improved the playing squad with the additions of Brett Peake and James Saville, while the addition of Paul Harding as ruck coach will aid East Fremantle’s fledgling ruck stocks.

“We tried to secure another ruck-man and we went pretty hard at a couple of guys and did the best we could… but that didn’t come through,

“So Cam Symonds has got a tremendous opportunity and then Byron Prendergast from Colts we’re trying to develop him,

“Hopefully Paul can come back and really help these young guys improve. ” he said.

The reliance on young players to take the mantle comes after the departure of the club’s number one ruck-man, Russell Gabriel, a player Malaxos didn’t want to lose.

“It’s disappointing, from my perspective, to lose Russell Gabriel,

“I believe he was a good ruck-man and he played most of last year in his non-preferred position because we had Griffo (Jonathon Griffin) a bit more than I anticipated,

“But when he played in the ruck he was quite good,” he said

Malaxos said he may swing utility Rob Young into the ruck, but the 27 year old looks to have cemented himself as a forward after his dominant display in the Grand Final.

“The plan is he’ll play a lot of game time up forward but we’ll still use him in the ruck if required,” he said.

“But he’s been programmed to play as a key forward.”

The ruck isn’t the only position that Malaxos and his coaching staff will have to stress over as the addition of Saville and Peake means there will be more competition for a spot in the final 22, especially in defense.

Peake played off the half back for Sandringham in VFL while Malaxos is keen to use Saville’s left foot as a new avenue out of defense.

“We have a pretty strong backline so we’ve said to James you’ve got to force your way in on performance,

“But the things that have stood out is that he’s a really good team man, a real good club man and being a good ball user with the left foot is an added advantage,

“If he was to play in the back line that helps to change our method of brining the ball out of defense,” he said.

Saville may also be thrown up forward during the preseason while Peake can expect some time in the midfield.

Malaxos said: “Last year with Sandringham he (Peake) played on the Half back flank, so we haven’t really settled on the role but he might play half back but he can certainly play in the midfield and use his run,

“He’ll probably fluctuate between midfield, wing and halfback.”

Either way East Fremantle’s depth is quite extraordinary. Malaxos has been impressed by some Reserves players so far this preseason with a few pushing for senior selection.

“Tom Hooker’s one, Godfrey Curly a young boy from Geraldton, Tyler Chalwell’s has also been training well,” he said.

“There’s a few boys from the Colts that have been training well; Mathew Jupp, Andrew Stokes, Jordan Dorotich and Cam Fannon.”

- East Fremantle’s first WAFL Premiership match is at East Fremantle Oval on Saturday, March 16 Vs. Swan Districts.

 

By Ryan Miller - Follow him on Twitter @Ryan_DMiller.

WHERE WERE YOU ANTHONY?

Monday, February 4, 2013 - 2:21 PM

WHERE WERE YOU ANTHONY?

The Friday night Member's Draw has jackpotted to $450 and you must be there to collect it.

On Friday night just past, February 1, Anthony Nicholas’ name was drawn out but he wasn’t in attendance so the draw has jackpotted by $50 to $450.

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.

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK - FEBRUARY 4 - FEBRUARY 10

Monday, February 4, 2013 - 11:04 AM

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK – FEBRUARY 4 - 10

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

 Cooper Searle; Josh Simpson; Liam Clarkson; Paul Leonard; Dean Nalder; Alison Parolo; Joanne Dennis; Robin Taylor; Nich Grundy; Francis Kemp; Ted Zappara; Mark Murphy; Ray Pozzi; Ryan Cant; Dorothy Cant; Brian Watson; Christopher Carson; Eric Meechan; Graeme Stoddart.

Saville Confident of Sharks Success

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 11:37 AM

With the memory of 2012 still sitting in the back of every East Fremantle supporter's mind, the coaching staff have already moved on from last September's Grand Final defeat and have begun building a squad that could take the Sharks to their 30th Premiership.

Last week they announced the addition of Coburg's James Saville adding to the recruitment of former Docker and Saint, Brett Peake, while they've also retained most of last year's squad.

East Fremantle’s latest recruit is excited about his move to the Sharks, but has taken a leap of faith moving from Coburg, where he was the 2012 Reserves Premiership captain, to Moss Street where he will have to re-build his reputation.

“I felt like at Coburg I’d really achieved all that I could, 

“With the (VFL/AFL) alignments and those types of things, there wasn’t too much more I could do there,”

“I did a bit of research and you could just tell straight away that everyone at East Fremantle is striving for success, which is what I’m also looking for.” He said.

Since moving to Western Australia the 190cm defender has found settling in easy, with League coach Steve Malaxos welcoming him with open arms.

However the 23 year old, who played in Calder Cannon’s 2007 TAC Cup winning side, knows he’s got a lot to prove at the WAFL’s most successful club.

“Obviously he’s (Malaxos) expecting a bit because I’m trying to prove myself to the boys at the club and the coaching staff, but he’s been great,”

“He’s been really encouraging and really welcomed me with open arms, it’s been a really easy transition.” He said.

With pre-season training already in full swing, Saville has been impressed by the playing group’s efforts so far.

“Everyone is having an equal impact with the leaders playing a key role, that’s the main thing I’ve noticed, there wasn’t one or two blokes that stood out,”

“Everyone is trying to get the most out of each session which is really good.” He said.

While an Achilles problem has limited Saville’s training this pre-season, he is working towards playing in East Fremantle’s practice matches in March.

“I’m looking forward to our first practice match… so I’ll probably load up a bit then, get some kilometers back in the legs and hopefully come out fighting fit for that.” He said.

Saville sees many similarities between East Fremantle’s current pre-season and Coburg’s 2012 pre-season after they lost the 2011 Reserves Grand Final.

“East Fremantle have got that core group which really wants to stick around and achieve something, that’s what we tried to build at Coburg and ultimately we did,”

“I think once you get that core group that knows what each others intentions are, then everyone’s on the same track and it’s not that hard to achieve something you are all aspiring towards.” He said.

By Ryan Miller - Follow him on Twitter @Ryan_DMiller.

WHERE WERE YOU RON?

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 10:34 AM

WHERE WERE YOU RON?

The Friday night Member's Draw has jackpotted to $400 and you must be there to collect it.

On Friday night just past, January 25, Ron Renfrey’s name was drawn out but he wasn’t in attendance so the draw has jackpotted by $50 to $400.

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.

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK - JANUARY 28 - FEBRUARY 3

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 9:46 AM

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK – JANUARY 28 – FEBRUARY 3

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

January:

Colin Potts; Michael Brennan; Percy Johnson; Neil Fitch; Loretta Masnada; Phillip Bunce; Shane Greenaway; Peter Windus; Trish Winkler; David Miller; Drew Nugent.

February:

Cooper Searle; Travis Fee; Aaron Meadowcroft; Trevor Fleming; Dale Sneddon; Damien Condon; Kim Beasland; Tony Jack; Peter Gazeley; Gregory Wake; Jim Sewell; Bruce Roberts; Wayne Atkinson; Geoffrey Dunstone; Christopher Sepp; Susan Butcher; William Elliott; Patricia Arbuckle; Marie Hardacre.

 

Shark's New Signing

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 1:03 PM

The East Fremantle Football Club is proud to announce that James Saville has signed with the Sharks for the coming season.

 


Saville comes to East Fremantle from VFL side Coburg and spent 2012 playing in the AFL Vic Development League.

The 23 year-old played across the halfback line for the Tigers and was the captain of Coburg's 2012 AFL Vic Development League Premiership side.

At 190cm tall Saville adds height and experience to East Fremantle's already impressive back six.

While Saville played most of last year in Coburg’s Reserve side, he had a taste of League Football in 2011 playing six games and was a member of the Reserves Grand Final side which lost to Box Hill.

Prior to his time at Coburg, Saville played for Collingwood's VFL League side and played in the back-pocket for the Calder Cannons in their 2007 TAC Cup winning side.

East Fremantle's Football Operations Manager Darryn Fry said the addition of Saville gives their squad greater depth.

"James is a great addition to the club, we are very excited and pleased to have him at East Fremantle," he said.

“His experience in the back-line adds further depth to our playing list and fact that he adds leadership, being a premiership captain, is invaluable,”

“He is a really friendly young man and he’s has fitted in well at the club.”

Saville’s signing is the East Fremantle's second of the pre-season, with former St. Kilda and Fremantle player Brett Peake returning to Moss Street.

 

By Ryan Miller. Follow him on twitter @Ryan_DMiller.

 

 

WHERE WERE YOU EDDIE?

Monday, January 21, 2013 - 1:29 PM

WHERE WERE YOU EDDIE?

The Friday night Member's Draw has jackpotted to $350 and you must be there to collect it.

On Friday night just past, January 18, Eddie Donne’s name was drawn out but he wasn’t in attendance so the draw has jackpotted by $50 to $350.

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.

JANUARY BIRTHDAYS - JANUARY 21 - 27

Monday, January 21, 2013 - 12:26 PM

JANUARY BIRTHDAYS – JANUARY 21 - 27

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

 Anthony Nicholas; Eleanor McCarrey; Richard Adshead; David Auld; Lynn Barrett-Fuller; James Mitchell; William Holmes; Kevin Woods; Leslie Baker; Julie Mackay; Kerry Francis; Peter Richards; Frances Cronan; Gregory Spurr; Perry Sardelic; Judi Jupp; David Holt; Ray Pickersgill; Dianne Menegola; Jason Marinich; Craig Learmont; Nicole Farrington; Ben Hillyer; Mark Kelly; Kurt Tropiano; Lochlan Reynolds; Benjamin Shales; Ethan Learmont; Cameron Morgan.