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.

Steven Dodd will reach 100 milestone with East Fremantle

Friday, August 16, 2013 - 1:36 PM

Steven Dodd will play his 100th game for the East Fremantle Football Club on Sunday.

Steven joined the club from Lynwood Ferndale JFC, before being drafted by the Fremantle Dockers in the 2002 Rookie Draft at pick number 51. He made his AFL debut in Round 20, 2004 against Geelong, having only been elevated from the Rookie list a few weeks before. Steven went on to play 101 games with the Dockers over 7 years, while continuing to play for the Sharks when not playing for Fremantle.

Steven returned to the Sharks full time in 2011, playing 17 League games that year. In 2012 he helped the Sharks reach the Grand Final, earning the Lynn Medal as the club's Best & Fairest.

In 2004, 2012 and 2013 Steven was selected for the WA State Team, and in many people's opinion he narrowly missed out on being named best-on-ground in WA's historic 2013 win over the Victorian team.  

When asked about the 100 game milestone, Steven said "I'm very proud to play 100 games with the Sharks. I played all my juniors in the East Fremantle district, and it's great to be able to come back from the AFL and play at the Club that I love."

East Fremantle's Coach Stephen Malaxos said: "The way Steven has approached playing at East Fremantle since he finished at the AFL has been terrific and he is a great role model for other guys on the field. Steven's ability to play with injury and maintain his performance is testament to his mental toughness and character.

This milestone is a great achievement and we're all very proud of Steven."

This is not Steven's first milestone this year; back in round 16, he joined the exclusive 200 Club: players who have played a combined total of at least 200 games for AFL, state league teams, and state teams.

East Fremantle plays West Perth on Sunday 18th August at Arena Joondalup. Bounce down 2:05pm.

 


Sharks Auction a resounding success

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 12:47 PM

The Club would like to send out a very big thank you to everyone who made Saturday night's auction a huge success- the donors, the buyers, the attendees, the performers, our fabulous MC & Auctioneer, and of course all the volunteers & staff who put in so much effort to make it the best Auction yet.

As guests arrived they wandered through an array of silent auction items, while being serenaded by local singer Ed Sawle. Once initial bids were placed, the Main Auction got underway thanks to MC Gary Carvolth and Auctioneer Tiny Holly. After selling a few runners in the Shark Cup, we got off to a flying start by auctioning the painting of an entire house thanks to Classic Contractors.

A succession of great  items followed, including a yet-to-be-released-in-Australia Air Conditioning system, thanks to KD Aire, an Electrolux Washer & Dryer thanks to Kambo's and a party hire package from Widdeson's Hire. With barely a pause for the quarter time break, the second quarter kicked off with a trip to Emirates Stakes Day thanks to the VRC and the Melbourne Cup Carnival. More experiences & holidays followed including Kakadu Lodge, a 12 month membership at Melville Glades Golf Club, lunch with John McGrath & Matthew Pavlich and a river cruise on Reel Affair.

Guests enjoyed a delicious 3 course dinner prepared by Poppet's Pantry. At half time, we were astounded by Colin Atkins, a speed painter who completed a landscape painting before our eyes. In the spirit of the night, this was then auctioned, though the winning bidder had to leave the painting at the club overnight to let the paint dry!

The second half saw plenty of sport, including memorabilia from Star Agencies, Corporate Boxes and Guernseys from the Eagles and Dockers and AFL jumpers from PowerPlay Sports. And finally, in the 4th quarter, we kicked a massive goal auctioning a full page advertisement in The West, closely followed by toolkits from Atom Supply, Insurance from McKenna Hampton and Accounting from BM&Y Accountants.

The inaugural Shark Cup was run, with a field of "horses" named after players and sponsors. Auctioneer Tiny Holly showed his versatility in calling the race, in which "Youngie" took the honours.

We finished on a high, with Freddie Mercury impersonator Thomas Crane performing Queen's greatest hits.

Thanks to all involved, particularly our donors:

2B Chauffeured
Arthur Marshall
Atom Supply
Baker’s Delight
Balshaw's Florist
Battery World Maddington
Battery World O'Connor
Beacon Lighting Myaree
Bedshed Melville
Bendigo Bank
Bill Benbow
Black Swan State Theatre Company
Bliss Boutique
Bluewater Grill
BM&Y Accountants
BP
Brisbane Lions
Bupa
Cadbury
Café 58
Carlton United Breweries
Chalis Bridge Wines
Channel 7
Classic Contractors
Clevertronics
Coco's Restaurant
Construction Skills Training Centre
DNW
East Fremantle Yacht Club
ED- Electrical Distributors
Edinger Real Estate
EFFC Past Players & Officials
Elmar’s Smallgoods
Exclusive Trophies
Fernwood Women's Health Club
Fremantle Football Club
Fremantle Tyrepower
Fuller Fitness
Fujitsu
Galvin’s Plumbing Supplies
Geelong Football Club
Genovese Coffee
Grand Cinemas Warwick
Harvey Norman O'Connor
Hawaiian Group
Heaven's Beauty
Ian & Julie Massara
Imperial Homes
Ivan and Betty Spalding
Jetts Palmyra
Joe & Yanee Giangiulio
John Hughes Group
John McGrath
Kakadu Lodge
Kambo's Electrical
KD Aire
Kennards Hire
Kitchen Headquarters
Lot 113 Wines
Mandurah Toyota
McKenna Hampton Insurance Brokers
Media Tonic
Melville Bin Hire
Melville Glades Golf Club
Melville Shopping Centre
Metrolpolis
Myaree Ceramics
North Melbourne Football Club
Oilfield Piping Systems
Paintball Skirmish
Panthercorp
Pete’s Gold Bins
PickStar
Pig Pen Marine
Poppet's Pantry
PowerPlay Sports
Precision Decor
Racing and Wagering Western Australia
Reel Affair
Rob McKenzie
Rod Cronan
Royal Fremantle Golf Club
Schiavello
Schweppes
Scitech
Shane Woewodin
South Perth Settlements
Sportreat
Starworld Framing
Steve Malaxos
Stripemaster
Sun City Country Club
Swan Yacht Club
Taylor Tyres
Telstra Store Fremantle
The Golf Shop - Wembley Golf Club
The Left Bank
The West Australian
Tony Buhagiar
Trevor Cangemi
Valet Security by LM Poole
Victoria Racing Club Limited
Villa Roma
Warren’s Menswear
West Coast Eagles
Widdesons Hire
Wyndham Vacation Resort
Web Partner

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK - AUGUST 12 - 18

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 11:16 AM

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK – August 12 - 18

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

Joy Lester-Smith; Hull Finlay; Josephine Coles; Kerry Drennan; Pamela Read; Peter Wellington; Peter Van Helden; Jeff Bennetts; John Watkins; Nigel Middle; Thomas Ross; Stuart Cole; Steve Young; Gay Goonewardene; Annette Judge; Ross Philpott; Allan MacDonald; Jeffrey Ion; Mark Smith; Sharon Solomon; David Nolan; Charmaine Atwell; Kevin Munro; Travis French; Jeff Strahan; Colin Moir; Mark Whiting; Jordan Rowe; Rohan Janeway; Danae Smith; Rhys Doig; Wade Homewood.

THE MEMBERS' DRAWHAS NOW JACKPOTTED TO $1250!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 4:07 PM

the members draw has NOW jackpotted to $1250!

The Friday night Member's Draw has jackpotted to $1250 and you must be there to collect it.

On Friday night just past, August 2nd, Meghan Dwyer’s name was drawn out but she wasn’t in attendance to collect the jackpot of $1200 so the draw has now jackpotted by $50 to $1250.

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.

East Fremantle vs West Adelaide- Foxtel Cup Grand Final tonight!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 11:18 AM

The mighty Sharks take on the best of the SANFL in tonight's Foxtel Cup Grand Final. Having already disposed of SANFL 2012 Premiers Norwood in the first round, the Sharks will now battle SANFL runners up West Adelaide for the Foxtel Cup and $100,000 prize money. Coincidentally, both the Sharks and The Bloods are sitting 3rd on their respective ladders, both were runners up in 2012, and both defeated the other's premiers in earlier rounds.

The Sharks are close to full strength, with AFL players Daniel Kerr & Brad Dick the only players missing from the side that beat Perth Demons at the weekend. Godfrey Curley, Cameron Symonds and Scott Jansen come into the side, with Adrian Ricciardello, Tom Hooker and Kieran King as the emergencies. The Sharks are without Richard Hadley and Ryan Lester-Smith; both sustained injuries in the South Fremantle game the week before. 

The Sharks flew down to Adelaide yesterday and held a light training session near AAMI Stadium yesterday, where they caught up with a former Shark; Port Adelaide's midfield coach Josh Carr (pictured).

Both of East Fremantle's qualifiying games were played in incredibly wet conditions, with torrential rain falling in both Adelaide and Perth when they played Norwood and Werribee respectively.

West Adelaide met Port Melbourne in the first round, and put on a dominant display to win by 53 points at the MCG.  Their semi-final victory came against current WAFL Premiers Claremont at Paterson's Stadium, The Bloods made the best of the slippery conditions to win in a low scoring match by 17 points.

It looks set to be a great contest in the midfield, Mark McGough and Rory O'Brien have been the standout players for East Fremantle (along with the injured Richard Hadley) in both their Foxtel Cup games, and Travis Tuck and Ben Macreadie the same for West Adelaide.

The Bloods will be significantly boosted by the inclusion of key defenders Ryan Ferguson and Joel Tippett, who were both sidelined for the semi-final victory. The Bloods also held four players- Adam Hartlett, Scott Bricknell, Nick Homburg and Aaron Anderson- out of their SANFL game on the weekend to keep them fresh for this game. No such choice for the Sharks, with almost every WAFL game a must win to make the finals.

The game will commence at 8.05pm local time (6:35pm Perth) and will be made up of four quarters of eighteen (18) minutes set time, plus time-on from the last 3 minutes only (20 minutes approximately total per quarter).

This will be the third season for the knockout competition that saw Williamstown (VFL) take home the prize in the inaugural competition in 2011 and Claremont (WAFL) claiming victory last year.

ROAD TO THE FOXTEL CUP FINAL

West Adelaide

Tuesday June 11 – West Adelaide 17.9 (111) d Port Melbourne 9.4 (58) at the MCG
Tuesday July 16 – West Adelaide 6.7 (43) d Claremont 3.8 (26) at AAMI Stadium

East Fremantle

Tuesday May 21 – East Fremantle 6.6 (42) d Norwood 4.11 (35) at AAMI Stadium
Tuesday July 9 – East Fremantle 6.4 (40) d Werribee 2.4 (16) at Patersons Stadium

FOXTEL CUP GRAND FINAL TEAMS

WEST ADELAIDE

F: Jon Beech (14), Michael Still (17), Shane Birss (3)

HF: Matthew Rankine (21), Ryan Ferguson (27), Chris Bonney (29)

C: Nick Homburg (30), Chris Schmidt (5), Taite Silverlock (4)

HB: Brad Mangan (43), Adam Hartlett (7), Aaron Anderson (42)

B: Kurt Thompson (31), Joel Tippett (12), Daniel Caire (13)

R: Peter Nelson (33), Ben Macreadie (10), Travis Tuck (18)

INT: Josh Schiller (34), Tom Keough (20), Daniel Webb (26), Aaron Fielke (9)

EMG: Tom Schott (39), Dean Poynton (25), Brad Kirk (35)

EAST FREMANTLE

F: James Depane (30), Rob Young (23), Louis Cronan (20)

HF: Godfrey Curley (26), Jack Perham (6), Sean Henson (5)

C: Brett Peake (7), Mark McGough (1), Mitchell Boyle (14)

HB: Jayden Schofield (13), Steven Dodd (8), Andrew Stephen (12)

B: James Bayliss (35), Tom Howlett (29), Samuel Read (9)

R: Fraser MacDougall (28), Aidan Tropiano (3), Rory O’Brien (4)

INT: Brad Cooper (32), Cameron Symonds (15), Scott Hancock (16), Scott Jansen (10)

EMG: Adrian Ricciardello (33), Tom Hooker (11), Kieran King (25)

THE MEMBERS' DRAW HAS NOW JACKPOTTED TO $1200!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 12:25 PM

the members draw has NOW jackpotted to $1200!

The Friday night Member's Draw has jackpotted to $1200 and you must be there to collect it.

On Friday night just past, July 26th, Margo Young’s name was drawn out but she wasn’t in attendance to collect the jackpot of $1150 so the draw jackpotted by $50 to $1200.

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 - JULY 29 - AUGUST 4

Monday, July 29, 2013 - 4:54 PM

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK – July 29 – August 4

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

July:

Mary Renton; Gus Andrew; Donald Doig; Roger Polak; Jane Taylor; Angelo Cuccovia; Noel Johnstone; Louise Read; Vaughan Gregory; Kate Argent; Joel Wilkes; Beau Allanson.

August:

Vincent Pensabene; Allan Dean; Neville Van der Horn; Ken Rose; Murray Swanson; Ian Lang; Kathleen Lansdown; Gary Crow; Karen Murphy; Paul O’Connor; Glen Mortimer; Paul Morel; Melvin Wong; Joel Matthews; Hayden Tarzia; Aidan Dawson; Adam Morgan.