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BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK - SEPTEMBER 9 - 15

Monday, September 9, 2013 - 11:16 AM

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK – September 9 - 15

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

Harold Jefferys; June Buckley; Alexander Arbuckle; William Benbow; Rodney Buttel; John Anderson; George Leathely; Rodney Newman; Colin Giblett; Fernette Cormack; Douglas Franklyn; Julie Higham; Denise Lawler; Jennifer Nutt; Carol McDonald; Belinda Hunt; Anthony Bell; Lisa Patat; David James; Julie Nichols; Anthony Dean; Ashley Brinkhuizen; Cameron Fannon; Tayla Bell; Jaydn Atkinson; Callum Pyper; Jordan Strother; Thomas Harrison; Jack Cleaver; Johann Lambay; Ayden Brough.

Football Manager's Review of 2013

Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 7:34 PM

2013 can best be described as a year of missed opportunities.

We will look back in all three grades and think about the number of games lost by less than a couple of kicks, especially when it seemed we controlled those games for long periods of the day.  But I think it’s best not to dwell too long on what might have been, and although there is a level of disappointment with the outcome of the year, there is still much to celebrate in season 2013.

  • Our Foxtel Cup campaign.  Not only in making the Grand Final, but the way our Club and all those associated with the Foxtel Cup embraced the opportunity to travel and play on the national stage.  I am pretty sure I won’t see another score like 2.16 in my time again.
  • Whilst we didn’t quite get the AFL players back week to week like previous years, it provided an opportunity for a number of younger players to play senior football.  To now have a number of players play around the 20 game plus will hold us in good stead for the future.
  • In combination with the point above we also had a very successful year in developing players from within our District.  Thirty five of the forty five (76%) players who played senior football in 2013 (included Foxtel Cup and AFL listed players) have come from our District, which is a great result.  Along with this are the 11 players from the 2010 Colts Premiership team that played senior football this year.
  • 3 WA State representatives; Steven Dodd, Andrew Stephen and Rory O’Brien who played against the VFL and were part of the first winning team v the Vics in 21 years.
  • We had 8 players selected in the State 18’s and 3 in the State 16’s, further enhancing the reputation of the East Fremantle Academy program. 
  • 4 players from the 2013 Colts side have made the Colts team of the year, Aliir Aliir, Patrick Cripps, Jared Jansen and Jacob Green.  To cap off a tremendous season, Colts Captain, Jacob Green was also named the Jack Clarke Medallist as the Colts Competition Fairest and Best Player for 2013.
  • 5  players have been nominated for the National AFL Combine and 2 for the State Combine.
  • There have been many off field successes this year as well.  Our community partnerships and club functions, for example our Club Auction, were fantastic and we look forward to building on that in 2014.
  • We have an amazing group of staff, volunteers, support staff and supporters.  At the risk of missing someone I won’t mention names but your support, effort and diligence has been greatly appreciated by all.  A job well done and thank you.

So from here we undergo our reviews.  We will look at what worked well, what didn’t and how we can improve in all areas to get back to the top where we belong.

All the best for the offseason.  I look forward to the challenges that the new season will bring.

Darryn Fry
Football Manager
East Fremantle Football Club

Head Coach's Review of 2013

Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 6:01 PM

G'day Sharks Fans,

In a spooky coincidence all 3 grades finished 5th in 2013,after all finishing 2nd in 2012.

In case you are wondering, I think  it’s a whole lot better finishing 2nd rather than 5th!  

A whole range of events occur during a year that influence the final ladder position.

I will outline the major aspects below:

  1. We won 11, lost 9 with the second highest percentage in the competition.
  2. We won 6 of our last 7, and were in front in the 4th quarter in our only loss.
  3. Swan Districts and East Perth who finished 1 game ahead of us, both played Peel (clearly the bottom team) 3 times. We played them twice.
  4. We planned for more input from our WCE and FFC listed players and the level of input was well below reasonable expectations. When planning we based our judgement on previous history with a degree of deviation. This planning impacts on recruiting: it’s no use recruiting a player if you aren’t going to play him. For example, Sam Menegola played 2 games and Jon Griffin 0 in 2013-both due to injury. We factored in more games from these two or at least from one Fremantle ruckman!
  5. Close losses were significant. 2 consecutive 3 point losses to East Perth and Claremont were critical. We also lost another 4 games by 14 points or less.

As you would deduce from our percentage we ranked highly in both points for and against: In fact, we were the 2nd highest scoring team in the competition-  1 point behind Claremont. This is a remarkable effort considering we lost Leith Teakle (retirement), Brock O’Brien (2010, 2011 leading goalkicker) and Rob Young missed 7 games.
Our defensive efforts were also meritorious- We ranked 4th, only 7 points off 3rd. We felt that in the middle third of the season we lapsed defensively. Our midfield didn’t apply enough defensive pressure and the opposition were entering their F50 too often and too easily. We also, conceded too many easy, soft goals during this period. Our last 7 games were outstanding from a team defence perspective. Our major failing this year was the inablilty to perform with the fierce pressure we are noted for, often enough.

Any analysis of 2013 must include our excellent Foxtel Cup form. To make the Grand Final and nearly win it, despite travelling twice and having only a 3 days break was exceptional. The opposition scored only 10 goals total in 3 games. Admittedly, 2 games were played in very low scoring conditions.

To think we kicked  2 goals 16 points in the game vs West Adelaide, is almost inconceivable. Upon reflection, we panicked late, and the players with best intentions and endeavours to secure victory, wanted to have a shot. A little poise and composure would have been helpful.

I have been asked about the impact of the Foxtel Cup on our WAFL season. It is difficult to be certain of any impacts. For example, it certainly didn’t tire us out as we finished the year better than we started. But, our injury levels were very high late in the year. I am sure that the experiences gained by the players were irreplaceable. So in the long term it will be positive. We also gained knowledge as a coaching group as SA football tactics are quite different to WAFL tactics.

Most of our senior players had very good years with a couple playing their best ever football at times such as Rory O’Brien, Tom Howlett and Andrew Stephen. A group of local East Fremantle products like James Bayliss, Scott Jansen and Brad Cooper had career best “games played” years.  The development of young midfielders in Scott Hancock and Aiden Tropiano was important in the second half of the year. We also, were pleased that Ryan Lester-Smith and Mitchell Boyle adapted so well to their new forward roles. Young ruckmen Fraser Mcdougall and Cam Symonds performed most creditably. Both finished in the top 10 for hit outs.

Our player leadership at East Fremantle is amongst the best in the competition. Led by Mark Mcgough, the group comprising Stephen, Hadley, Bayliss, Dodd, Young and Rory O’Brien performed their roles both on and off field superbly well.

We are extremely well served at East Fremantle by a large group of diligent and professional staff. To be an East Fremantle staff member at any level essentially means you are good at your job. Enough said.

We enter a new phase of WAFL football next year with the AFL club affiliations going into full swing. The AFL listed EF players have been outstanding in their conduct and efforts in my time at East Fremantle. We trust we have helped them in some way. However, it is 100% wrong to conclude that the current coaching group is concerned about our future due to the affiliation. In many ways, it will be a blessing in disguise.

Our Colts and Reserves had similar seasons to the League. The Reserves were decimated with injuries and the Colts unbalanced with State 18s commitments mid year. They showed enough to reinforce that the East Fremantle talent pool is rich.

Overall, it was a year of great effort with little reward.

It will take some getting over, and we will endeavor to learn from whatever mistakes we made.

Stephen Malaxos
Head Coach
East Fremantle Football Club

THE MEMBERS DRAW HAS NOW JACKPOTTED TO $1450!

Monday, September 2, 2013 - 3:54 PM

the members draw has NOW jackpotted to $1450!

The Friday night Member's Draw has jackpotted to $1450 and you must be there to collect it.

On Friday night just past, August 30th, Yvonne Robinson-Schorer’s name was drawn out but she wasn’t in attendance to collect the jackpot of $1400 so the draw jackpotted by $50 to $1450.

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 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.

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK -SEPTEMBER 2 - 8

Monday, September 2, 2013 - 11:35 AM

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK – September 2 - 8

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

Allen Hoskins; Verna Martin; Ronald Jones; Brian Muggleton; Rodney Carrick; Lynette Howard; Alby Huts; Martin Reid; Wayne Reimers; Peter Chamberlain; Peter Gibson; Geoff Taylor; Laurie Smith; George Prince; Rendell Cifelli; Craig Machin; Andrew Rummer; Blake Rogers; Brett Watkins; Emma Jones; Luke Brabender; Joanne Beechey; Mathew Brown; Joel Seers; Andrew Tomich; Louis Coufos; Harris Regan; William Frandsen; Ryan Patterson; Joshua Merendino; Alistair McIntosh; Aidan Mapstone; Connor Smith; Noah Dolzadelli; James Harvey; Campbell Coulthard; Lauren Nolan.

Sharks fighting to play finals footy

Friday, August 30, 2013 - 5:42 PM

If there ever was a day when the Sharks needed your support on the sidelines, it's tomorrow. All three teams desperately need a win to have a shot at the finals. Get on down to East Fremantle Oval tomorrow, Saturday 31st August, to support your Sharks!

LEAGUE

Last time the two sides met, in Round 15 at Kununurra, the Sharks narrowly lost by just 3 points. Claremont have only dropped 2 games all year and last week they beat Perth by 15 points. They are also boosted by the return of dual premiership players Andrew Foster and Jesse Laurie from injury. The Sharks of course, have a lot more to play for, with a loss meaning the end of our season, while Claremont sit untouchable on top of the ladder.
If we win, and either Swan Districts (playing West Perth) or East Perth (playing Subiaco) lose, then we will be fourth. If they both lose, we will jump to third and will host the first semi final.

Ins and outs

Mitch Boyle returns after 2 weeks out with an injured quad. Other potential ins are Tyler Chalwell, James Depane, Sam Read and Cameron Crisafio, all have been named on an extended bench. If selected, Cameron will make his league debut.

AFL Listed Players

We've had confirmation from West Coast that Brad Sheppard will play for the Sharks tomorrow, however Brad Dick is no longer available due to injury.

RESERVES

The Reserves need to defeat Claremont, and need Swans to beat WP, to push us up into 4th place. The teams have one win a piece in 2013. The last time they met, in Round 15, East Fremantle were victors by 64 points.

Clayton Dann, from Rovers Football Club in the Mid-West, will play his first game for the Sharks. Clayton is the cousin of Sharks player Godfrey Curley. 

COLTS

The route to the finals is a lot more complicated for the Colts. Essentially, we need to gain 1 percentage point over Subiaco. Whether we both win or both lose.  Of course if we win and they lose, we're in the finals. Claremont Colts are on top of the ladder and Subi play East Perth, who are currently 7th, so it would seem that Subi have the advantage. Most of our losses, however, came during the State 18s competition, when we were missing up to 8 of our players. Not to mention that over the last two weeks, the Sharks boys have had an average winning margin of 102 points.

Details

  • The match will be played at East Fremantle Oval.
  • League: 2:05pm, Reserves: 11:35am, Colts 9:05am
  • After match awards will be held in the Main Hall from 6pm. All are welcome to join the team there.
  • Radio: Radio Fremantle 107.9FM Listen Online

Injury List, brought to you by CLP Legal, proud sponsor of the Sharks

Tom Hooker, groin, available
Richard Hadley, knee, test
Mitch Boyle, quad, test
Adrian Ricciardello, achilles, test
Matthew Jupp, hamstring, 1 week
Cordell Smith, hamstring, 1 week
Kurt Tropiano, knee, 1 week
Jarryd Lindsay, concussion, 1 week
Cam Symonds, hamstring, 1 week
Ryan Lester-Smith, knee (lateral ligament), 2 weeks
Max Duffy, hamstring, 3 weeks
Jordan Dorotich, shoulder, season
James Bayliss, knee, season
Sam Menegola, knee, season

THE MEMBERS DRAW HAS NOW JACKPOTTED TO $1400!

Monday, August 26, 2013 - 4:29 PM

the members draw has NOW jackpotted to $1400!

The Friday night Member's Draw has jackpotted to $1400 and you must be there to collect it.

On Friday night just past, August 23rd, Stephanie D’Orazio’s name was drawn out but she wasn’t in attendance to collect the jackpot of $1350 so the draw jackpotted by $50 to $1400.

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 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.

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK - AUGUST 26 - SEPTEMBER 1

Monday, August 26, 2013 - 4:17 PM

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK – August 26 – September 1

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

August:

Ronald Wood; Noel Ireland; Anthony Kinshela; Terrance Bradley; Ross Ashby; Joy O’Brien; Alex Ellis; Irene Hanscomb; Jeffrey Burchell; Sandra Jansen; Charles Wright; Bruce Mehan; Glenn Moir; Oscar D’Souza; Lynette Geaney; Toby Field; Bianca Lamacchia; Stephen Morphett; Rodney Brown; Cameron Brown; Christian Kesich; Brandon March; Sam Brown; Jamie Beasland; Seth Byfield; Eric Chapman; Dylan McHugh; Alexander Rijks; Ava Nolan; Isaiah D’Souza; Steve Huxtable.

A special mention to our CEO, Adam Kelly who also celebrates his birthday this week.

September:

Laurie Smith; Shawn Wilson.

Sharks score a big win over the Falcons

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 6:44 PM

East Fremantle has gone one step closer to making the 2013 WAFL finals by defeating West Perth by 73 points at Arena Joondalup on Sunday, in front of a crowd of 6,200 for International Day.

It was the perfect way to celebrate Steven Dodd’s 100th game for the Sharks and the debuts of Michael Edwards and Alex Howson. Dodd is the first player to play 100 games for both the Dockers and the Sharks and was carried off the oval after the match by team mates Mark McGough and Rob Young.

East Fremantle hit the scoreboard first courtesy of big man Rob Young. He went on to kick four for the game and was a danger all day. The Falcons response didn’t take long though and they kicked the next 4 to go nineteen points up. The Sharks then steadied to kick two and reduce the margin to just four points at the first change. The Falcons led 4.2 (26) to 3.4 (22).

In the 2nd quarter, the lead changed 5 times. Brad Dick gave the Sharks the lead with his second goal within a minute of the start of the second quarter. West Perth’s Mark Hutchings then kicked consecutive majors to take the lead out to ten after six minutes but the East Fremantle reply came shortly after as the result of a free and fifty to the Sharks. The lead then changed 3 more times before the siren saw East Fremantle go into the main break with a one point advantage; 7.6 (48) to 7.5 (47).

Whatever coach Steve Malaxos said at half time worked, because once they were back on the field, the Sharks blew West Perth off the park. In the 3rd quarter they kicked nine unanswered goals in arguably the best quarter of football they’ve played all year to lead by fifty six at the twenty five minute mark. The goals in the quarter included 3 from Young and 2 from debutant Alex Howson, There was little that the Falcons could do to stem the tide, only managing 1 major for the quarter. The game was won at three quarter time as East Fremantle led by fifty; 16.9 (105) to 8.7 (55).

The Sharks went a long way to improving what could be vital percentage, kicking another 4 goals to 1 in the final quarter.  Final Score 20.14 (134) to 9.7 (61).

East Fremantle sits in 4th place, and a win over Swan Districts would just about secure our place in the finals.  

EAST FREMANTLE

3.4

7.6

16.9

20.14

134

WEST PERTH

4.2

7.5

8.7

9.7

61

GOALS – EAST FREMANTLE: 4 Young, Dick; 2 Perham, Hancock, Cronan, Howson; 1 Tropiano, Peake, MacDougall, Edwards.
WEST PERTH: 2 Mellington, Hutchings; 1 Salecic, Nelson, Potente, Manning, McNamara.

Injuries: Max Duffy, hamstring, 4 weeks; James Bayliss, knee, TBC

RESERVES

The Reserves team suffered a narrow loss earlier in the day, going down to West Perth by 7 points. The Reserves now sit in 5th place, but still have a good chance of making the finals.   

EAST FREMANTLE

4.2

4.3

8.5

9.7

61

WEST PERTH

2.3

7.4

7.7

10.8

68

GOALS- WEST PERTH: 2 D.Rohde, A.Lynch, T.Shadbolt, 1 J.Embley, M.Mcphee, B.Walton, S.Money

EAST FREMANTLE 2 A.Ricciardello, 1 C.Symonds, J.Schleicher, G.Curley, C.Fannon, T.Bowey, M.Hill, T.Chalwell

Injuries: Kurt Tropiano, knee, TBC; Cameron Symonds, knee, TBC; Hooker, hip flexor, TBC

COLTS

The Colts returned to form with a 136 point annihilation of the Falcons. Jacob Green and Aliir Aliir kicked 5 each, while both Green and Barry Barone had game high 28 possessions a-piece.

The Colts also sit in 4th place, courtesy of the percentage building win, but must still win the remaining two games to be assured of September action.

EAST FREMANTLE

5.7

10.10

14.14

22.18

150

WEST PERTH

0.2

0.4

0.5

1.8

14

GOALS- EAST FREMANTLE 5 J.Green, A.Aliir, 3 J.Marsh, J.Rayner, 2 B.Barone, R.Bourne, 1 T.Sutton, J.Jansen

WEST PERTH: 1 J.Kirwen

Congratulations to the West Perth Football Club and District for their International Day initiative. The game attracted a crowd of over 6000 people and helps showcase WAFL footy to new football followers.

THE MEMBERS DRAW HAS NOW JACIPOTTED TO $1350!

Monday, August 19, 2013 - 1:30 PM

the members draw has NOW jackpotted to $1350!

The Friday night Member's Draw has jackpotted to $1350 and you must be there to collect it.

On Friday night just past, August 16th, John Meadowcroft’s name was drawn out but he wasn’t in attendance to collect the jackpot of $1300 so the draw jackpotted by $50 to $1350.

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 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.