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THE MEMBERS DRAW HAS JACKPOTTED TO $600!

Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 4:18 AM

THE MEMBERS DRAW HAS JACKPOTTED TO $600!

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

On Friday night just past, April 26th, Ines Wallace’s name was drawn out but she wasn’t in attendance so the draw has jackpotted by $50 to $600.

The draw takes place every Friday night between 6:30pm and 7:30pm 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.

Women's Footy

Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 2:58 AM

This Saturday the Sharks are hosting Ladies Day at East Fremantle, with Champagne Brunch prior to the West Perth match. As we celebrate women involved in all areas of football, including as club staff, sponsors, wives and mothers, we take a closer look at the women on the 'front line' of footy- the players.

The East Fremantle Women's Team was formed in 1988 under Melville Women’s Football Club, becoming the East Fremantle Sharks 20 years later in 2008. The club has won 6 premierships; 1990, 1991, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2011 and were runners up in 2012. Player development is a strong focus of the club and key area of success: there are currently 10 East Fremantle players in the WA State Squad, with another 3 in the Under 18s State Team.

The club is aiming for nothing less than the flag this year and would

The WAWFL celebrated it's 25th Anniversary last year. The innaugural competition involved 4 teams, in the 2013 competition there are 9 clubs competing in both a premier and reserves competition.

How to get involved, or for more information

  • Email president@eastfreosharks.com.au
  • The East Fremantle Sharks train Tuesdays at Henry Jeffery Oval and Thursdays at East Fremantle Oval at 6.30pm- drop in for a training session and give it a go.
  • Contact your local Development Officer.  East Fremantle District- daren.bell@effc.com.au

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK - APRIL 29 - MAY 5

Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 9:29 PM

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK – APRIL 29 – May 5

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

Philip Follington; Betty Barnes; Mark Nichols; Thomas Bennett; Peter Bennett; Donald Haines; Graeme Murphy; Beverley Wallace; Colin Swann; John Symonds; William Holmes; Jeff Hillman; Tony Forrest; Chris Gibbons; Paul Burke; Jason Liddelow; James Hunt; Ebony O’Brien; Godfrey Curley; Benjamin Ireland; Andrew Goonewardene; Jarrad Jansen; Richard Bourne; Harrison Ryan; Dylan Davis; Bailey Flindell; Hayden Flindell; Kade Moir.

THE MEMBERS DRAW HAS JACKPOTTED TO $550!

Monday, April 22, 2013 - 9:29 PM

THE MEMBERS DRAW HAS JACKPOTTED TO $550!

The Friday night Member's Draw has jackpotted to $550 and you must be there to collect it.

On Friday night just past, April 19th, Jeff Robert’s name was drawn out but he wasn’t in attendance so the draw has jackpotted by $50 to $550.

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 - APRIL 22 - 28

Monday, April 22, 2013 - 2:00 AM

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK – APRIL 22 - 28

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

Francis Lysaght; Ken Newbound; Engbert Meijer; Ken Holt; Gordon Smith; Bob Uittenbroek; Graeme Howard; Tony Casserley; Gary McAtee; Janet Rogers; Rodney Davies; Peter Bogensperger; John O’Sullivan; Lain Smith; Geoffrey Prowse; Charles Gorton; Finn Murray; Riley Auret; Roxanne Kerr.

60 Years at East Fremantle Oval

Friday, April 19, 2013 - 10:25 AM

On April 25th, 1953 the East Fremantle Football Club celebrated the permanent move to East Fremantle Oval with a Round 1 victory versus Claremont, 7.18 (60) to 8.10 (58).

In 2013, in Round 6 versus East Perth the Club will celebrate the 60th year of being at East Fremantle Oval with members of the 1953 side; some of which were part of the first victory versus Claremont.

The following players will be in attendance on the day:

Jack Sheedy - East Fremantle Football Club Legend (2012), 210 games, 2 Premierships, 4 Lynn Medals (incl. 1953), AFL Hall of Fame, WA Football Hall of Fame

Wilson Onions- East Fremantle Football Club Hall of Fame inductee (2012), 2013 Match Ball Legend, 101 games, 1 Premiership, President East Fremantle Past Players 1962-2004

Percy Johnson- East Fremantle Football Club Hall of Fame inductee (2012), 1 Premiership, 180 games, WA Football Hall of Fame

Harold Jefferys - East Fremantle Football Club Hall of Fame inductee (2012) ,155 games, Lynn Medallist 1952, 1 Premiership

Bill Heathcote- 86 games

Barry Lynn- 1 game

Des Martiensen - 5 games

Alan Preen- 122 games, WA Football Hall of Fame, 2 Lynn Medals

Harry Regan - 68 games

Keith Stewart - 95 games

The Club has also invited all residents of East Fremantle to the game and provided two free admissions as a thank you for their support and that of the Town of East Fremantle.

We hope that April 20th, 2013 marks another memorable victory at East Fremantle Oval.

 

Switch to the Bendigo Bank and win

Friday, April 19, 2013 - 10:01 AM

Major Partner; the Bendigo Bank is offering all Sharks supporters the opportunity to win by opening an account with them.

The Bendigo Bank Community Banking model stipulates that 80% of their profits are invested into the local Community.  So not only do you receive levels of excellence in customer service and product offering, you have the comfort in knowing that you are assisting the Community and ultimately; your Football Club.

The Bendigo Bank is offering the opportunity to win:

  • Change Room Experience - where you and a guest will be invited into the change rooms after one of our matches at East Fremantle Oval to hear the Coaches post match review and hopefully the team song.
  • Coaches Box Experience- Ever wondered what a day in the coaches' box would be like; here is your opportunity to find out.  Experience the passion and the energy for the contest like never before.
  • Mascot for the day - Have you got a son, daughter, grandson or granddaughter who loves the Sharks.  You and your child will have access to the pre-game routine in the change rooms before taking to the field with the Sharks League Team.  A day they won't forget.

So, how do you win?

You simply make the choice to be a Bendigo Bank customer.  When you have made the choice visit the Fremantle Bendigo Bank Community Branch at 9 Adelaide Terrace, Fremantle or give them a call on 08 9433 4969.

Don't forget to mention that you support the Sharks and the competition so that you are entered into the draw.

State Squad announced

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 3:41 PM

THE West Australian Football League has announced its State Squad for this year’s game against the Victorian Football League in Northam on May 11.

The initial squad of 33 will commence training at Fremantle Oval at 5.30pm on Monday, April 22 and train another four times in the lead up to the game, including a session at Northam (4pm Friday, May 10). 

East Fremantle's Steven Dodd (State Rep 2012), Andrew Stephen (State Rep 2012) and Rory O'Brien (State Rep 2011).

Claremont premiership coach Marc Webb will coach the side after leading the Tigers to both the WAFL and Foxtel Cup flags in his first season as a senior coach last year.

Webb said he was excited about the opportunity to coach WA and looking forward to leading the WAFL’s top players into action against the best from the VFL.

“As a player it was something I always aspired to do and now to have the opportunity to coach the State side is great. We haven’t beaten the Vics for quite a while so it’s going to be a great challenge,” Webb said.

He will be assisted in the role by current East Perth and former State Coach Brian Dawson, former State 18s coach, Dockers and Claremont player Brad Wira, and ex-East Perth and Carlton player Adam Pickering. Claremont Assistant Wayne Orsi is the Chairman of Selectors.

Players will be added to or removed from the squad based on form and fitness in the lead-up to the game, with a final side to be named at a jumper presentation on Wednesday, May 8.

WAFL fans can select their own side and have the chance to win some great prizes in the WAFL State Team Competition proudly supported by The West Australian by visiting – www.wafl.com.au/stateteam

WAFL STATE SQUAD

Claremont – David Crawford, Anton Hamp, Trinity Handley, Jake Murphy, Ryan Neates, Ian Richardson, Mark Seaby

East Fremantle – Steven Dodd, Rory O’Brien, Andrew Stephen

East Perth – Paul Johnson, Brendan Lee, Garry Moss, Josh Smith, Craig Wulff

Peel Thunder – Paul Bower, Marlon Motlop

Perth – Paul Bevan

South Fremantle – Sean Tighe

Subiaco – Jason Bristow, Brett Mahoney, Jarrod Kayler-Thomson

Swan Districts – Tallan Ames, Tim Geappen, Kyle Hams, Graham Jetta, Wayde Twomey

West Perth – Aaron Black, Steven Browne, Rohan Kerr, Shane Nelson, Andrew Strijk, Jay van Berlo

State 18's Squad second intake

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 11:10 AM

The WA State Talent Academy has completed its second intake for the State 18s squad in preparation for the 2013 NAB AFL National 18s Championships in June and July.   

East Fremantle currently has five players in the squad of 29, those being:

  • Patrick Cripps
  • Richard Bourne
  • Jarrad Jansen
  • Jonathon Marsh; and
  • Conor Regan

The State Talent Academy will continue its training program in the lead up to the National Championships and conduct leadership, nutrition and education sessions to enhance the overall development of players.

Leading the team is Head Coach Michael Pratt with Coaching Director Tim Gepp. Assistant coaches are Silv Lombardi, Scott Franklin, Sean Wrigley and specialist coaches Steve Wasley, Carl Woods and Harry Baynard. Managing the off field success are Shane Yardley (selector), Ken Ferguson(selector), Bruce Willis (team manager), Shae Seymour(physio) and Nic Caputi (physio). 

The Academy will also play trial games against rising stars and WAFL under 20s teams before final teams are selected to represent WA at each game of the 2013 NAB AFL National 18s Championships.

The WA State Talent Academy program is an elite football environment that focuses on individual player development and ability to contribute in a team environment. The main aims of the program are to:

  • Select the most talented developing players to progress into WAFL senior football and / or AFL football
  • A holistic approach to player development; physical, emotional, social & mental
  • Emphasise individual player development within a team context

National 18s Championship Fixtures

Rd 1 – TAS v WA  10am EST Sunday, June 2 (Launceston)

Rd 2 – WA v NT 12pm WST Saturday, June 8 (Browne’s Stadium)

Rd 3 – WA v Vic Metro 11.20am Saturday, June 15 (Patersons Stadium)

Rd 4 – Vic Country v WA 12.35pm EST Friday, June 28 (Simonds Stadium)

Rd 5 – SA v WA 3.35pm EST Wednesday, July 3 (Etihad Stadium)

Anzac Day tribute from East Fremantle and South Fremantle

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 10:55 AM

East Fremantle and South Fremantle will wear one-off Navy and Air Force jumpers this ANZAC Day featuring the names of servicemen from each club that have been killed in action.

The tribute to Australian servicemen and women has been arranged in partnership with Legacy in WA as part of the WAFL’s ANZAC Round for Legacy in WA. The match will also feature a pre-game ANZAC service commencing at 4pm sharp at Fremantle Oval.

WAFL ANZAC Round for Legacy in WA

Thursday, April 25

4.15pm - South Fremantle v East Fremantle (Fremantle Oval)

East Fremantle (Air Force) and South Fremantle (Navy) will play for the Sir Hughie Edwards Cup, named in honour of the air force hero who played for the Bulldogs and later became Governor of Western Australia.

Entry to the game is free for all servicemen and veterans and will include fundraising for Legacy in WA, which formed a new partnership with the WA Football Commission this season to increase awareness and fundraising opportunities among footy fans.

The new partnership will see Legacy in WA promoted throughout the season, with a special focus on ANZAC Day. Promotions will also tie in with Legacy Week, which runs from August 31 to September 7, 2013.

John Rigg, Chairman of Torchbearers for Legacy in WA , said: “This exciting partnership will generate significant awareness among thousands of footy fans, many of whom have a natural inclination to support those most in need in our society.”

ABOUT LEGACY

Legacy is a not-for-profit organisation supported by veterans, servicemen and women, and volunteers drawn from all walks of life to care for the families of deceased and incapacitated veterans.
Legacy is dedicated to enhancing the lives and opportunities of its families through innovative and practical programs aimed at:

  • the protection of individuals and families basic needs;
  • advocating for their entitlements, rights and benefits;
  • assisting families through bereavement; and
  • helping people thrive, despite their adversity and loss.

For more information about Legacy visit - http://www.legacy.com.au

East Fremantle players killed in action were whose names appear on the guernsey are:

  • John McCarthy
  • Percy Mofflin
  • Arthur Wrightson
  • Roy Wrightson
  • William Hewby
  • Frederick Hastings
  • Donald Louthean
  • John Doig; and
  • James Prosser